Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum→Are any Amaryllis types patented?

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Bryan, TX
WAMcCormick
May 19, 2020 2:49 PM CST
Are any of the amaryllis types patented?
If it takes a long time to grow, remember that if nobody plants it, nobody has it.
Name: Barbara
Palm Coast, FL
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bsharf
May 20, 2020 3:16 AM CST

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Interesting question, I assume that you are asking about the Hippeastrum varieties that are marketed now. I do know that all the Hadeco ones from South Africa have a circled R after the name, indicating that the name is registered (patented). That is to keep another grower from selling them under another name. I used to have a link for an official registry: I believe that it was in the Netherlands. The breeder submitted the description and name to this registry. This way, if you buy a bulb labeled as "Susan" you assume that it is the original registered Susan. I don't know if this dutch registry also lists the varieties developed in Japan and other places.
Bryan, TX
WAMcCormick
May 20, 2020 9:56 PM CST
I have some beautiful ones, but it would take years to reproduce them for marketing, but I have no idea whether they are a registered type. The original came with this house when I bought it. Perhaps if I sold them related to photos rather than a registered name ( if they have one) there would be no problem.
If it takes a long time to grow, remember that if nobody plants it, nobody has it.
Name: Barbara
Palm Coast, FL
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Region: Florida Daylilies Master Gardener: Florida Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Level 1
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bsharf
May 21, 2020 4:24 AM CST

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The role of the registry is to keep a large scale grower from selling a registered variety using a different name. Usually, if you "inherit" bulbs with a property, or receive "pass along" bulbs from someone, the variety name is long lost. You would sell them by color or markings, or describe them as "like" a particular variety.

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