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Re: ornamental grass!

Thanks, Kitty.  It's interesting that Hortus Third (I know it's old, but
it was the standard) says Imperata, a name of no botanical 
standing used for Miscanthus sacchariflorus.  I think what 
sounded "off" to me was the koenigli 'Red Baron' which sounded
much more German than Japanese.

In a message dated 05/17/2005 10:31:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
4042N15@nationalhearing.com writes:
I also see where AHS A-Z prefers to use the cultivar name 'Rubra',
considering 'Red Baron' to be a synonym.  However, even if it was named
'Rubra' before 'Red Baron', the "official rules" now state that Latin words
can no longer be used as cultivar names, so 'Red Baron' seems the more
correct name.

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