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Dennis Werner

Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor

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Germplasm Releases

Cultivars, breeding lines, and populations released (in order by type and year of release).

CULTIGEN NAME RELEASED IMPORTANT TRAITS
Peaches
Derby 1983 Early ripening
Contender 1987 Late flowering and exceptional cold hardiness
Carolina Belle 1987 Large fruit size, white flesh
Intrepid 1999 High cold hardiness
Challenger 1999 High cold hardiness
China Pearl 1999 White, low acid flesh, late blooming
Carolina Gold 2005 High quality, late ripening
Galactica 2005 Specialty “Chinese flat” peach, white flesh
Nectarines
Carolina Red 1983 Early ripening
Ornamentals
Corinthian series 1999 Fastigiate growth habit series with double flowers
Buddleja series
Cercis series

 

Buddleja Series

 

Cultivar Release Flower Plant
Buddleja ‘Blue Chip’
Buddleja ‘Blue Chip’ (Butterfly Bush)
Buddleja ‘Blue Chip Jr’
Buddleja ‘Ice Chip’
Buddleja ‘Lilac Chip’
Buddleja ‘Lilac Chip’ (Butterfly Bush)’
Buddleja ‘Miss Molly’
Buddleja ‘Miss Pearl’
Buddleja ‘Miss Ruby’ Release
Buddleja ‘Miss Ruby’ Buddleja (Butterfly Bush)
Buddleja ‘Miss Violet’
Buddleja ‘Pink Micro Chip’
Buddleja ‘Purple Haze’

 

Cercis Series

Cultivar Release Flower Plant
Cercis Canadensis ‘Merlot’
Cercis Canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’
Cercis Canadensis ‘Whitewater’

 

Patents and Selected Publication List