According to this info, 'Lemon Lime' isn't a patented cultivar.
"In comparison with the well-known Dracaena cultivar ‘Lemon Lime’ (unpatented). ‘Lemon Surprise’ has shorter leaves, by 6 inches, with a more curly leaf-edge. ‘Lemon Surprise’ grows more compact than ‘Lemon Lime’. ‘Lemon Surprise’ grows less compact than ‘Surprise’. ‘Surprise’ has a wider white margin and the edge-margin is smaller than ‘Lemon Surprise’."
I thought a cultivar exists because it has a patent, but that paragraph implies that's not necessarily so. Maybe it existed before the patenting of plants? Appreciate any schoolin' anyone could share on non-patented cultivars.
No wonder I've gone cross-eyed before trying to figure out the difference between these two, and I think I've moved my pics a couple times, waffling back'n'forth on the ID of my plant, now really confused. Would it follow convention of this database to merge the entries & add a "sold as" name of 'Lemon Lime?' (The answer to that probably depends on the non-patented cultivar thing.)
If not, do folks think my pics are currently in the right place? The leaves are pretty long. Should I measure? All of my pics in that entry are of a single specimen, that has been propagated in the time I've had it.
Corn Plant (Dracaena fragrans 'Lemon Surprise')
Corn Plant (Dracaena fragrans 'Lemon Lime')
TIA for any info!