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'Athens' - click image to enlarge
North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, NC. Spring 2003.

Calycanthus floridus 'Athens' ('Katherine')
fc: yellow unlike typical reddish brown. In practice it look more yellowish-green than a clear yellow. Contrast with the species or a red cultivar is best.
fc: darker and brighter than 'Margarita' which is also a yellow sport
fc: lacks red to brown sepal colors of 'Margarita'
lc: darker green than some species forms
or: found in 1960's by Mary Brumby of Athens GA
in: first sold in 1985 by Mary Brumby
rd: 1985 by Jane Campbell Symmes of Madison GA
ns: 'Katherine' was used by Mike Dirr but not approved by the
ns: originator nor registered and thus is an invalid name
ch: 5
li: AABGA Bull. 19(3): 88-89
so: Woodlander's 803-648-7522

Calycanthus floridus 'Edith Wilder'
ht: 10 ft. - taller than some selections
ff: very well scented
lc: dark, glossy green
afc: yellow
or: Dirr reports it at the Wister Garden in Swarthmore PA but suspects it
or: it is the same as a fragrant selection found in 1919 by Mrs. Arthur Hoyt Scott and
or: also known from the Wister Garden.
li: Dirr, M.A. 1990. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Publ. 162.

Calycanthus floridus 'Luslawice'
fc: lighter, rose-red
li: Rocczik Dendrologiczny 42: 107-108 (1994)

Calycanthus floridus 'Margarita'
fc: yellow
ff: well scented
or: named for Margarita Cline of Canton GA
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Pub. Champaign, IL. p. 167.

Calycanthus floridus 'Michael Lindsey'
ha: dense, compact, globose
ht: 6-10 ft.
fc: reddish-brown
ff: fruit-scented
ls: elliptic-ovate
lc: dark glossy green
lv: surface bullate or rugose with texture
afc: yellow
rai: Dirr considered it the top red-flowered clone to date (1998).
or: Allen Bush of Fletcher NC and named for an employee's son at Holbrook Farm.
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Pub. Champaign, IL. p. 167.

Calycanthus floridus 'Mrs. Henry'
fc: yellow
in: Tingle Nur. of Pittsfield MD c. 1950
or: Mrs. J. Norman Henry collected from AL
li: McDaniel, J.C. 1974. American Nurseryman 140(10): 48-52.

Calycanthus floridus 'Purpureus'
lc: purple when young becoming purplish green

Calycanthus floridus 'Skyview' (5/01)
fc: redder than species typical
fd: larger than species typical
lc: glossy (typical?)
ff: unusual scent described variously as apple, lemon, and even pineapple
or: Coastal Gardens Nur. before 2001
so:
Coastal Gardens Nursery

Calycanthus floridus 'Towe'
ht: 8-10 ft.
gr: more vigorous than many selections
ff: not well scented
ll: larger than species typical
lc: dark, glossy green
afc: reliably yellow
or: Clarence Towe of Walhalla SC
li: Dirr, M.A. 1998. Man. Woody Land. Plts. Stipes Pub. Champaign, IL. p. 167.

Calycanthus floridus 'Urbana'
fc: typical
ff: very well scented
or: named by Dr. J.C. McDaniel of the Univ. of IL a seedling of 'Edith Wilder'