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Volume 11, Number 3
July 1957

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Eugene Chapter 1957 Rhododendron Show Report
Beth Leavitt, Secretary

        The Annual Rhododendron Show of the Eugene Chapter was held in the shelter house in Hendricks Park, May 5th. Despite the doubt and skepticism of the members preceding the show, the weather was sunny and warm and the number of entries beyond expectations.
        Due to early blooming, the showy trusses of many of the 'Loderi' group were absent. However the delicacy of color and beauty of formation was unsurpassed in trusses of 'Susan', 'Snow Queen', 'White Swan', 'Lady Montague', the multi-colored sprays of azaleas and many others too numerous to list.
        An exact count on visitors was not available but the estimated figure was higher than for the previous years.
        A sincere "Thanks" to all the people whose work and entries helped make the show a success and to Jack Simons we extend an extra "Thank You" for his lovely display of plants. I'm sure few of us have ever seen a more beautiful, full-blooming plant of 'Bow Bells' than Jack's, a trophy winner.
        We are grateful to our very capable judges, Mr. John Henny, Mr. Rudolph Henny and Mr. Howard Slonecker.
        Following the judging a buffet luncheon was served at the home of Dr. Carl Phetteplace.
        A memorable part of the day was the formal dedication of the "Dr. Gick Memorial" which is a part of the Rhododendron Garden in Hendricks Park.
        Marshall Lyons had the most points for show entries with Dr. Carl Phetteplace being a very close second.
        The trophy awards were as follows:

        As more people become interested in the cultivation of rhododendrons and azaleas, each successive year brings a better show. The tremendous amount of labor which has been done by the city plus the work and donations of plants by the members for our "Rhododendron Garden," has been responsible for producing attractive surroundings for our Annual Shows.

Results of Eugene Chapter Show

CLASS and GROUP WINNER  
CLASS (Species)    
Group. Alpines    
     Group of blooms D. W. James 1st
     ledoides Merle Saunders 2nd
Group. triflorum series    
     augustinii A. A. Childers 1st
Group. triflorum series other than augustinii or chasmanthum    
     yunnanense D. W. James 1st
     pseudoyanthinum Dr. Carl Phetteplace 2nd
     yunnanense D. W. James 3rd
Group. fortunei series    
     decorum Dr. Carl Phetteplace 1st
Group. maddenii or edgeworthii series    
     maddenii D. W. James 1st
Group. ponticum series    
     yakushimanum Dr. Carl Phetteplace 1st
     makinoi Dr. Carl Phetteplace 2nd
     smirnowii Merle Saunders 3rd
CLASS (Red Hybrids)    
Group. Truss of orange reds    
     'May Day' Marshall Lyons 1st
     'May Day' Dr. Carl Phetteplace 2nd
     'May Day' E. L. Greer 3rd
Group. Blue reds    
     'Jean Mary Montague' E. L. Greer 1st
     'Burgundy' Marshall Lyons 2nd
     'Jean Mary Montague' Herman Gelhausen 3rd
Group. Vermillion to blood red    
     'Earl of Athlone' Dr. Carl Phetteplace 1st
     'Britannia' Lester Leavitt 2nd
     'Mars' Dr. Carl Phetteplace 3rd
CLASS (Pink Hybrids)    
Group. Blush pink    
     'Alice' Marshall Lyons 1st
     'Faggetter's Favourite' Marshall Lyons 2nd
     'Lady Stuart of Wortley' Dr. A. H. Norton 3rd
Group. Deep pink    
     'Dr. Endtz' Lester Leavitt 1st
     'Lady Bligh' Dr. R. M. Overstreet 2nd
     'Lady Bligh' E. L. Greer 3rd
Group. Pink with prominent blotch    
     'Mrs. G. W. Leak' Dr. Carl Phetteplace 1st
     'Mrs. Furnival' E. L. Greer 2nd
     'Betty Wormald' Marshall Lyons 3rd
CLASS (White Hybrids)    
Group. White to light cream    
     'Snow Queen' J. E. Hayward 1st
     'White Swan' Dr. R. M. Overstreet 2nd
     'White Pearl' Herman Gelhausen 3rd
Group. White tinged pink    
     'Loder's White' Dr. Carl Phetteplace 2nd
CLASS (Blue Hybrids)    
     'Blue Peter' Lester Leavitt 2nd
CLASS (Purple Hybrids)    
Group. Lavender or lilac    
     'Van Nes Sensation' Merle Saunders 1st
     'Mrs. E. C. Stirling' Marshall Lyons 2nd
     'Van Nes Sensation' Marshall Lyons 3rd
Group. Deep purple    
     'Purple Splendour' E. L. Greer 1st
     'Purple Splendour' Dr. R. M. Overstreet 2nd
CLASS (Yellow Hybrids)    
Group. Cream    
     'Betty Robertson' Dr. Carl Phetteplace 1st
     'China' Dr. Carl Phetteplace 2nd
     ------ Dr. Carl Phetteplace 3rd
CLASS (Orange-Salmon Hybrids)    
Group. Single truss of Fabia    
     'Fabia' D. W. James 1st
CLASS (Species)    
Group. Thomsonii series    
     souliei D. W. James 1st
     souliei B. S. Cole 2nd
     souliei D. W. James 3rd
CLASS (Azaleodendron)    
     Single spray D. W. James 1st
Group. Single truss    
     'Broughtonii Aureum' Marshall Lyons 1st
     'Broughtonii Aureum' E. L. Greer 2nd
     'Broughtonii Aureum' Dr. R. M. Overstreet 3rd
CLASS (Azaleas)    
Group. Sprays evergreen    
     -------- Dr. R. M. Overstreet 1st
Group. Sprays deciduous    
     --------- Marshall Lyons 1st
     --------- B. S. Cole 2nd
Group. Occidentale hybrid    
     ------- D. W. James 1st
     ------- Bill Riddlesbarger 2nd
     ------- Dr. Carl Phetteplace 3rd
Group. Sprays Mollis    
     ------- Bill Riddlesbarger 1st
     ------- Marshall Lyons 2nd
     ------- Marshall Lyons 3rd
Group. Sprays Hose-in-Hose    
     ------- D. W. James 1st
'Purple Splendour' Marshall Lyons 2nd
     ------- Merle Saunders 3rd
Group. Sprays species    
     'Nemoto' Marshall Lyons 1st
     'Nemoto' Merle Saunders 2nd
     ------- Dr. R. M. Overstreet 3rd
Group. Sprays species    
     roseum Marshall Lyons 1st
     roseum Dr. Carl Phetteplace 2nd
Group. Spray Exbury or Knap Hill    
     'Exbury' D. W. James 1st
     'Exbury' Dr. R. M. Overstreet 2nd
Group. Spray any Azalea    
     ------- Dr. R. M. Overstreet 1st
     ------- Dr. H. R. Allumbaugh 2nd
     ------- D. W. James 3rd
CLASS (Naomi varieties)    
     'Naomi' Dr. R. M. Overstreet 1st
CLASS (Cinnabarinum hybrid)    
     'Lady Chamberlin G.' B. S. Cole 1st
CLASS (dichroanthum hybrid)    
     Dic. x Neri. x 'Olsen' Marshall Lyons 1st
     'Fabia x decorum Marshall Lyons 2nd
     Dic. x Neri. x oncaster' Dr. R. M. Overstreet 3rd
CLASS (Fortunei hybrid)    
     'Luscombei' G. Dr. Carl Phetteplace 1st
CLASS (Grier. hybrid)    
     ------- Marshall Lyons 1st
     ------- Dr. Carl Phetteplace 2nd
     'Fusilier' Marshall Lyons 3rd
CLASS (Griffithianum hybrid)    
     'Dot' D. W. James 1st
     'Peter Koster' x 'Loderi' Dr. Carl Phetteplace 2nd
CLASS (Loderi varieties)    
     'Venus' Marshall Lyons 1st
     'Pink Diamond' Dr. Carl Phetteplace 2nd
     'Venus' D. W. James 3rd
CLASS (neriiflorum series hybrid)    
     ------- Dr. R. M. Overstreet 1st
CLASS (Thomsonii series hybrid)    
     'Queen of Hearts' Dr. Carl Phetteplace 1st
     ------- Dr. R. M. Overstreet 2nd
CLASS (Williamsianum hybrid)    
     'Bow Bells' Dr. Carl Phetteplace 1st
CLASS (Plant or truss of any American seedling)    
     'Norman Gill' x 'Montague' (truss) Marshall Lyons 1st
     'Ole Olsen' x 'Azor' Marshall Lyons 2nd
     'Red Mill' Marshall Lyons 3rd


Volume 11, Number 3
July 1957

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