We keep a file containing all cultivar names for witch hazel in our
BG-BASE database. We encourage anyone who grows a new cultivar or
gives one a name to register it. This is free, and helps to prevent
the cultivation of different plants with the same name. The register
also contains detailed information about the plant: characteristics,
date, grower, name of the person who introduced it, etc.
International Cultivar Registration Authorities (ICRA)
International Cultivar Registration Authorities play a vital role in
advancing the uniformity, accuracy, and stability of the naming of
cultivated plant varieties. It is a voluntary process that benefits
the entire horticultural community. The International Society for Horticultural Science
appoints ICRAs via the Commission for Nomenclature and
Discovered a cultivar?
- Check which new qualities your cultivar has in relation to existing varieties.
- Ensure that your cultivar has a stable and unchanging character.
- Consider making your cultivar
available for distribution or cultivation so that the plant is not
lost in the future.