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CULTIVAR CHECKLISTS

The RNZIH is the International Cultivar Registration Authority (ICRA) for several New Zealand native genera.

Cultivars registered through the RNZIH are now online.

Below are the references to cultivar checklists and related articles currently published by the RNZIH:

 

 

Cordyline

Heenan, P. (1991). A cultivar checklist for the New Zealand species of Cordyline (Asphodelaceae). Horticulture in New Zealand 2(1): 8–12.

Also see:

 

Cordyline_checklist
 

Hebe

Metcalf, L.J. (2001). International register of hebe cultivars. Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture. 232 pp.

Hardcopy available for sale

Hebe checklist
 

Leptospermum

Metcalf, L.J. (1963). Check list of Leptospermum cultivars. Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture (RNZIH) Journal 5: 224–230.

Dawson, M. Checklist of Leptospermum cultivars: unpublished update in prep.

Also see:

 


Manuka chromosomes

Leptospermum_Spectrobay

 

 

Metrosideros

Dawson, M. and Heenan, P. (2010). Checklist of Metrosideros cultivars. New Zealand Garden Journal 13(2): 24–27.

Also see:

 

 

Phormium

Heenan, P.B. (1991). Checklist of Phormium cultivars. Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture, Lincoln, New Zealand.

List of cultivars in the Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research flax/harakeke collection at Lincoln (those in bold are newer than Heenan 1991):

  • ‘Alf’
  • ‘Alison Blackman’
  • ‘Black Adder’
  • ‘Black Rage’
  • ‘Blondie’
  • ‘Chocolate Cookie’
  • ‘Chocomint’
  • ‘Crimson Devil’
  • ‘Golden Ray’
  • ‘Green Dwarf’
  • ‘Hazy Dayz’
  • ‘Jester’
  • ‘Joker’
  • ‘Liquorice and Lime’
  • ‘Margaret Jones’
  • ‘Mellow Yellow’
  • ‘Merlot’
  • ‘Moonraker’
  • ‘Pizazz’
  • ‘Purple Haze’
  • ‘Royal Flush’ (‘Ruby’)
  • ‘Ruby Tuesday’
  • ‘Stormy Port’
  • ‘Sunset Dreams’
  • ‘Taya’
  • ‘Veneer’
  • (Phos 3)
  • Phos 4 (‘Chocomint Mist’)
  • ‘Apricot Queen’
  • ‘Aurora’
  • ‘Bobby Dazzler’
  • ‘Bronze Baby’
  • ‘Bronze Elf’
  • ‘Bronze Tongue’
  • ‘Burgundy’
  • ‘Co-ordination’
  • ‘Cream Delight’
  • ‘Dark Delight’
  • ‘Dazzler’ ‘Duet’
  • ‘Dusky Chief’
  • ‘Elfin’
  • ‘Emerald Green’
  • ‘Evening Glow’
  • ‘Fountain City’
  • ‘Gold Spike’
  • ‘Green Fingers’
  • ‘Guardsman’
  • ‘Jack Spratt’
  • ‘Levels Gold’
  • ‘Maori Chief’
  • ‘Maori Maiden’
  • ‘Maori Queen’
  • ‘Maori Sunrise’
  • ‘Needles’
  • ‘Platt’s Black’
  • ‘Purpureum’
  • ‘Radiance’
  • ‘Rainbow’
  • ‘Rubrum’
  • ‘Smiling Morn’
  • ‘Sundowner’
  • ‘Surf Rider’
  • ‘Surfer Boy’
  • ‘Surfer’
  • ‘Thumbelina’
  • ‘Tricolor’
  • ‘Twister’
  • ‘Yellow Wave’.

Phormium checklist
 

Sophora

Heenan, P. (1992). Appendix 1: Checklist of Sophora cultivars. In: The origin of Sophora ‘Gnome’ and the growth habit of Sophora ‘Earlygold’. Horticulture in New Zealand 3(1): 2–6.

Sophora_checklist


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