Cultivar Name: Barack Obama

Jeri Parcell

Seedling Parent:

William Byrd (USA)

Name Status: Established and Accepted
Publication: BGI Herald 7 (2) 2011
Year Released: 2011
Pod Parent: Dorthea
Pollen Parent: Sam
Species Group Warm
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Form: Single
Flower Position: Nodding
Flower Shape: Trumpet

Grows very dark pink, Near red in the
fall Temperature.

Erroneously rejected by IBADS, the former ICRA, on the grounds that permission has not been granted to use the name. The Code’s requirement to seek permission to use personal names as cultivar epithets is a recommendation, not a rule, and point 5 in the preamble of the Code indicates that names contrary to recommendations may not on that account be rejected.