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R. Veitch
[M. denudata], cv. (The Garden 93: 241, 1926), as M. conspicua var. r. veitch. ‘This is a very desirable variety of the well known yulan tree. The flowers are larger and more rounded than those of the type. Shown by Colonel Stephenson Clarke.’

[M. liliiflora, M. stellata], cv. (Dudley & Kosar, Morris Arb. Bull. 19: 28. 1968), midseason blooming, habit erect to columnar: flowers cup-shaped, 3-5 in. in diameter, buds erect, red-purple (RHS 70A-74C), tepals 9-11, subulate to spatulate, 2-3 in. long, 1/2-7/8 in. wide, red-purple (RHS 72A-73D). Stamens 50-70, red-purple (RHS 59C-74C). A sterile triploid. U.S. Natl. Arb. #28346. (M. liliiflora cv. Nigra x M. stellata).

Raspberry Fun
[M. x loebneri], cv. (Magnolia 29(2) [Issue 56]: 25, 1994). ‘Ferris Miller selected this form in 1987 from open-pollinated seedlings of ‘Leonard Messel’ acquired by him from the TMS seed counter. It differs from ‘Leonard Messel’ in having more numerous, wider tepals (usually 16-18) on flowers clustered in groups of 2-3 rather than offered singly as in ‘Leonard Messel'. Flower buds of ‘Raspberry Fun’ are slightly darker in color than those of the female parent, and the inside of the tepals are pink rather than white. Ferris reports that at Chollipo Arboretum, ‘Raspberry Fun’ grows faster than ‘Leonard Messel’ and has a more zig-zag branching pattern. Both forms bloom at approximately the same time. Although its hardiness has not been tested outside zone 8B, ‘Raspberry Fun’ should probably be as hardy as ‘Leonard Messel'. Registered in March, 1994, by C. Ferris Miller, Chollipo Arboretum, Korea.’

Raspberry Ice
[M. liliiflora, M. x veitchii], cv. (Gresham, Morris Arb. Bull. 13: 48. 1962), flowers campanulate, tepals 12, the base red-violet shading to white at the top, (M. liliiflora x M. x VEITCHII).

Raspberry Swirl
[M. liliiflora, M. sprengeri], cv. (Magnolia 27(1) [Issue 51]: 26, 1991). ‘A multi-trunked tree with flowers of a very dark purple, averaging 11 tepals. Selected and registered in 1990 by Frank Galyon, Knoxville, Tennessee. Original plant approximately 25 years of age.’ (M. liliiflora cv. Darkest Purple x M. sprengeri cv. Diva)

[M. stellata], cv. (K. Sawada, Overlook Nurseries, Crichton Station, Mobile, Alabama, 1946 per Wyman, Arnoldia 20: 26. 1960), ‘the flowers are 3-4 inches in diameter with 10-16 petals. The outside of the petals is a dark purplish red, the inside is white.’

[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Alanwold Nursery, Neshaminy, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, ex Steffek, Plant Buyers Guide, Ed. 5, p 169. 1949), undescribed.

Red Barron
[M. acuminata x M. 'Big Dude'] cv. (Magnolia 36(2) [Issue 70]: 20, 2001) This hybrid is much hardier than its pollen parent 'Big Dude' and has flowers that are smaller, though of a deeper red color than 'Big Dude'; it has fair seed and excellent pollen fertility; registered July 2001 by Dennis Ledvina.

Red Beauty
[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Otto Spring, Nursery, Okmulgee, Oklahoma), first propagated in 1968, registered in 1970, described as rather tall growing, making a shapely tree, everblooming, flowers large, color almost scarlet red. (M. liliiflora cv. Nigra x M. x soulangeana cv. Rustica Rubra)

Red Lucky

Red Star
[M. stellata], cv. (W. B. Clarke & Co, San Jose, California). According to W. C. Borchers, President, this is merely W. B. Clarke's name for M. stellata cv. Rubra and therefore not a distinct cultivar.

Reder Than
[M. x soulangeana, M. x veitchii], cv. (D. Todd Gresham, Santa Cruz, California, registered 3 Oct. 1966), growth upright, foliage good, from M. campbellii , the grandfather, the flower is infused with a rose-red glow, flowers small, tepals 9, inner 3 remain upright, carriage unique along flowering branch. (M. x soulangeana cv. Lennei Alba x M. x veitchii).

[M. grandiflora], cv. (A. & E. Kay, Pl World Fla. 33. 1933), habit dense. older leaves reflexed and pointed, rusty-brown beneath. flowers strongly lemon-scented, inclined to double.

[M. liliiflora], cv. (Rinz, circa 1850, Frankfurt/Main, Germany), as M. reflorescens, per Pampanini, Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ort.41: 141. 1916), flowers large, dark purple, reblooms in August-September.

[M. x soulangeana], cv.

[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Ellwanger & Barry, Descr. Cat. p. 35. 1886, Rochester, N. Y.), as M. richenerii (sic): flowers soft purple outside, small, abundant. Raised as a seedling. blooms later than M. conspicua.

[M. liliiflora, M. stellata], cv. (Dudley & Kosar, Morris Arb. Bull. 19: 29. 1968), mid-late blooming, flowers 4-6 in, in diameter, buds erect, slender, red-purple (RHS 71A-73C), tepals 10-15, contorted, obovate- spatulate, 2-3 1/2 in. long, 1/2-1 in. wide, red-purple (RHS 6lA-74D), inside white (155D) or red-purple (71A-75D), stamens 80-100, red-purple (71A or 1870). A sterile triploid. U. S. Natl, Arb. #28347. was misspelled on p. 28 as ‘Rickie'. (M. liliiflora cv. Nigra x M. stellata).

Ridgecrest Green
[M. virginiana], cv. (Magnolia 28(1) [Issue 53]: 16, 1992). ‘This hardy selection of the sweetbay has the typical upright pyramidal form, evergreen leaves and typical flowers. It has survived -12F with no foliage damage. The original tree is 8-10 years old, 15 feet tall with 5-6 foot spread. The tree was selected by Larry Lowman, Ridgecrest Nursery, Wynne, Arkansas from a seedling purchased from Tom Dodd Nursery. It probably originated along the Gulf Coast of southern Alabama or Mississippi. Consistently evergreen and hardy.’

Robert Reich
[M. grandiflora], cv. (Magnolia 20(1) [Issue 37]: 19, 1984). ‘A cultivar with large, leathery leaves measuring 5-6 inches in width and 14 to 18 inches in length. Large white flowers.’ Registered by Ken Durio, Opelousas, Louisiana.

[M. sargentiana], var. (Rehder & Wilson in Sargent, Pl. Wilson 1: 399. 1913), leaves, flowers and fruit larger than var. sargentiana. Type: Wilson 923A, Washan, W. Sichuan, China. Gard. Illustrated 67: 186 (1950), ‘12 petals, clearest rose-purple with delicate shadings of paler tone.’ Wyman, Amer. Nurseryman 111 (7): 74 (1960), flowers large, 8-12 in. in diameter, leaves 5-8 in. long. blooms more quickly, when about 12 years old.

[M. stellata], cv. (H. A. Hesse Nursery, Weener Am Ems, Germany, before 1961). introduced by U.S.D.A., Pl. introduction No. 265266, as a selection with pink buds remaining pink at anthesis.

[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Bonnell's Nursery, Renton, Washington, Ex, Steffek, Plant Buyers Guide, Ed. 5. 169. 1949), undescribed.

Rose King
[M. stellata], cv. (Burncoose & South Down Nurseries Catalog, p. 40, 1988, Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall). ‘Pale pink form, star like flowers.’ = M. stellata cv. King Rose?

Rose Marie

[M. denudata], cv. (Pampanini, Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ort.40: 201. 1915). Probably = M. x soulangeana cv. Rosea.

[M. kobus], F. (Veitch) Blackburn, Popular Gardening 5 (3): 73. 1954); in Baileya 5: 12 (1957) = M. Stellata cv. Rosea.

[M. liliiflora], cv. (Pampanini, Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ort.41: 141. 1916), flowers rose. syn.: M. floribus-roseis; M. obovata var. floribus-roseis; M. obovata var. rosea; M. purpurea var. floribusroseis. Possibly this = M. x soulangeana.

[M. stellata], cv. (S. Arnott, The Garden 55: 316. 1899), from Scotland. Veitch, Jour. Roy. Hort. Soc. 27: 865, Fig. 196 (1902), buds pink, flowers fade to white. syn.: M. rosea (Veitch) IHRIG, Arb. Bull. Univ. Wash. 11 (2): 34 (1948).

[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Pampanini, Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ort.40: 201. 1915), AS M. denudata var. rosea. syn.: M. conspicua var. rosea (Hort. ex Pampanini, loc. cit.), flowers large, white with center carmine-red, fragrant.

Rosea F. V.
[M. stellata], cv. (Otto Eisenhut Nursery Catalog, p, 3, 1989, Ticino, Switzerland). ‘Very good double pink form, 32 petals.’

Rosea Jane Platt
[M. stellata], cv. (Otto Eisenhut nursery catalog, p, 3, 1989, Ticino, Switzerland). ‘Very deep purple-rose turning white.’ = M. stellata cv. Jane Platt.

Rosea Massey
[M. stellata], cv. (Pickard, Magnolia Gardens List, p, 10. 1970, Canterbury, Kent, England), flowers ‘white flushed’ (rose).


[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Pucci, Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ort.32: 66. 1907), as ‘rosea grandiflora’ (sic), flowers large, beautiful, white and rose, from seed of cv. Lennei. In Elwes & Henry, Trees of Great Brit. & Irel. 6: 1579 (1912), as M. conspicua var. rosea grandiflora. In Pampanini, Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ort.40: 216 (1915), as M. lennei cv. Rosea-Grandiflora (sic), described with flowers rose, very large. syn.: M. rosea-grandiflora Pampanini, loc. cit., in synonymy).


Rosy Cheeks
[M. obovata, M. x wieseneri], cv. (Magnolia 28(1) [Issue 53]: 16, 1992). ‘This hybrid was created by Phil Savage, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 1979.... The hybrid first bloomed in 1988. It is a straight, symmetrical, evenly branched tree with a single leader. The bark is gray-brown and the twigs are reddish brown. The flower buds are pink, opening to flowers with 8 inner tepals of white, and 4 outer tepals of rich pink. The stamens are crimson, and the fragrance is that of M. x wieseneri. Zones 4-8.’ (M. hypoleuca x M. x wieseneri)

[M. grandiflora], cv. (Page, Page's Prodromus p. 37. 1817, Southampton, England), leaves ‘round.’ sweet, Hort. Brit. 11 (1826) and Loudon, Hort. Brit. 226 (1830), ‘round-leaved.’ cultivated by Cels, Cat. p. 23 (1817), in Paris, France, per Pampanini, Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ort.41: 105 (1916), foliage very thick, leaves ovate to rotund; flowers globose before expanding. In synonymy: = M. rotundifolia (Hort. ex Pampanini, loc. cit).

Rotundifolia Minor
[M. grandiflora], cv. (Bouche & Bouche, Blumenzucht2: 716, 1855), nomen nudum.

Rouged Alabaster
[M. x soulangeana, M. x veitchii], cv. (Gresham, Morris Arb. Bull. 13: 48, fig, 42. 1962), peduncles gray-villous, perules hirsute, dark brownish-black; flowers flared to 12 in. in diameter., tepals 6 in. long by 4 in. wide, rose-pink, (M. x soulangeana cv. Lennei Alba x M. x veitchii).

[M. grandiflora], cv. (Kelsey & Dayton, Stand. Pl. Names, Ed. 2, P. 376. 1942), Per synonymy = cv. Rotundifolia.

Royal Crown
[M. liliiflora, M. x veitchii], cv. (Gresham, Morris Arb. Bull. 13: 48, figs, 39-41. 1962), flowers dark red-violet, buds 5 1/2 in. long, 2 in. wide, tepals 12, the outermost reflexed, giving the effect of a crown. (M. liliiflora x M. x veitchii).

Royal Flush
[M. x soulangeana, M. x veitchii], cv. (Gresham, Morris Arb. Bull. 13: 48. 1962), flowers with ‘the deepest-colored zone of all. The base of the inner tepals is as dark as M. veitchii in a vintage year., (M. x soulangeana cv. Lennei Alba x M. x veitchii).

Royal Star
[M. stellata], cv. (J. Vermeulen & Sons, Neshanic Station, New Jersey), registered, described with tepals 25-30, blooms 7-10 days later than var. stellata. plant more robust, faster growing, easier to propagate by rooting cuttings. A seedling of cv. Waterlily. Introduced to commerce in May, 1960. Received a silver medal at Boskoop, per dendroflora 4: 67 (1967).

[M. kobus], cv. (Blackburn, Popular Gardening 5 (3): 73. 1954), also in Baileya 5: 12 (1957) = M. Stellata cv. Rubra.

[M. rustica], cv. (Boskoop ex Nicholson, Flora & Sylva 1: 17, to facing p. 16. 1903) = M. x soulangeana cv. Rustica rubra.

[M. stellata], cv. (Wada, Jap. Gard. Treas. p. 37, Hakoneya Nurseries, Numazu-Shi, Japan, circa 1925), ‘a very fine form with deep rosy pink flowers, well retaining its bright colour until flowers fade, forms a small tree ultimately, whereas others are bushy.’ Wyman, Arnoldia 20: 26 (1960), ‘flowers purplish rose, imported from Japan about 1925. There is another form of this which was raised in Boskoop, Holland, by Messrs. Kluis before 1948. The flower color was noted as being fuchsia purple (R.H.S). 28/3...’

[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Robert Buist, Catalogue 8: 48. 1844, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as M. rubra), described as ‘red flowered.’ per Eric Walther, Jour. Calif. Hort. Soc. 6: 239, 241 (1945), grown by California Nursery Co. of Niles, California in 1890. Predates cv. Rustica Rubra, and not now identifiable.

[M. x veitchii], cv. = M. x soulangeana cv. Veitchii Rubra.

[M. x soulangeana], cv. (M. P. Borlase, Rhod. with Cam. & Mag. 41: 61. 1988). Nomen nudum. = M. x soulangeana cv. Pickard's Ruby.

Ruby Rose
[M. dawsoniana], cv. (Magnolia 20(1) [Issue 37]: 19, 1984). ‘Flowers larger and darker than normal, 11 inches across when mature. A seedling of dawsoniana raised by Rose Del Grasso...’ Registered by Eugene R. German, Fort Bragg, California.

[M. grandiflora], cv. (Gossler Farms Nursery, Plant List, 1973, Springfield Oregon). Cultivar propagated in Oregon and Washington, with foliage colored much like cv. Satin Leaf. Mistakenly identified as ‘Satin Leaf’ in Gossler's preceding list.

[M. grandiflora], cv. (Bosse, Vollst. Handb. Blumeng., Ed, 2, 2: 465. 1841), wrinkled or rugose, in Bouche & Bouche, Blumenzucht2: 716 (1855), nomen nudum. Probably the leaves are wrinkled.

[M. grandiflora], cv. (Saratoga Horticultural Foundation, Saratoga, California, 1966), per Van Rensselaer, Jour. Calif. Hort. Soc. 27: 95-97 (1966), branchlets, buds, petioles and leaves beneath orange-brown tomentose. U. S. Plant Patent #2617. Introduced 1966.

[M. acuminata], cv. (cultivated in Paris and Lyon, France in 1777). syn.: M. rustica (de Candolle, Reg. Veg. Syst. 1: 4530 1817), as a synonym of M. acuminata. In Seringe, Fl. Jard. 3: 229 (1849), sent to Lyon from Paris in 1777. In Lavallee, Arb. Segrez. 7 (1877), nomen nudum. Mouillefert, Traite 114 (1891), leaves more narrow and less developed than var. acuminata.

[M. denudata], cv. (Pampanini, Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ort.40: 201. 1915), per synonymy = M. x soulangeana cv. Rustica Rubra.

[M. rustica], var. - the typical variety = M. acuminata cv. Rustica.

[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Boskoop, 1892 or 1893 in Wister, Swarthmore Plant Notes, Ed. 3, 1 (1): 87 (1955-56), ‘distributed by Wezelenburg Nursery of Hazerswoude (Holland). close to lennei of which it is probably a seedling. Tree gives deeper, redder effect. Fls. are more rose red than lennei, smaller and more rounded in an open cup quite distinct from the others. Color the rosy purple of petal blotches of varieties described above. Inside of petal shows white when fully open, but less white effect than Lennei. 6 petals, 3 sepals; 4 x 3 in.’ Probably = cv. Rustica Rubra.

Rustica Flore Rubro
[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Aberconway, Jour. Roy. Hort. Soc. 65: 71. 1940), nomen nudum. Probably = cv. Rustica Rubra.

Rustica Rosea
[M. x soulangeana], cv. (H. B. Bauman, Harrisburg, Illinois, in Newsl. Amer. Magnol. Soc. 7 (1): 4. 1970), ‘so similar (to Rustica Rubra) that it is difficult to differentiate between them.’ Probably = cv. Rustica Rubra.

Rustica Rubra
[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Boskoop ex Nicholson, Flora & Sylva 1: 17, T. facing p. 16. 1903), as M. rustica rubra. See P. C. M. Veitch, Jour. Roy. Hort. Soc. 46: 317-318 (1921), ‘flowers large, bell-shaped, all tepals flushed deep rose; raised from seed of (cv). Lennei, but flowers earlier.’ The name is frequently used and should be conserved. Possibly = cv. Rustica.