American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry
Note: It is proposed to print the names and brief descriptions of new American varieties which meet the requirements for registration. The names must be accompanied by descriptions of the varieties and must meet the requirements of the International Registration Authority (Dr. H. R. Fletcher, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Registrar) before they are eligible for A.R.S. registry.
Only clones will be registered, no group names. In the formula giving the parentage, the female parent is written first. We hope, whenever possible, to indicate the probable size of the bush at 10 years of age. Unless otherwise specified the person's name, following the cross indicates the one who made the cross, did the selecting, and introduced, or plans to introduce, the variety.
Breeders are urged to submit proposed names to the Registrar of the A.R.S., Dr. J. Harold Clarke, Long Beach, Wash., before they are actually used. There are thousands of names already in use and a name to be registered must not have been used before and must meet the other requirements of the A.R.S. Code of Nomenclature.
'Barto Blue': A selection of R. augustinii, raised by the late James A. Barto, selected and named by Dr. Carl H. Phetteplace, Eugene, Ore. To 7 ft., erect, compact, leaves lanceolate, 3" x 1", flowers with blue margins, lavender blue toward center, very small blotch; funnel shaped, 2" to 3"; 5 lobes; 3 flowers per truss; early midseason.
'Captain Jack' P. A.: 'Mars' X R. eriogynum Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore., to 4 ft., upright spreading, leaves to 8" X 3", flowers currant red, HCC 821/1, funnel campanulate, 21 to 24 flowers per truss, mid-season.
Carol Jean P.A.: 'Vulcan' X 'Robin Hood'; Joe Klupenger, Portland, Ore.; plant medium size, compact; leaves 6" long, elliptic, apex acute, base cuneate; flowers carmine, HCC 21/1, dark blotch on upper lobe; funnel campanulate; 6 to 7 lobes; 3" across; 14 in truss; midseason.
'Confection' P. A.: 'Corona' x 'Dondis', Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore., to 5 ft., upright; leaves 8" by 2¼", oblong elliptic, flowers rose madder, HCC 23/2, funnel campanulate, 3½" across, 15 to a truss.
'Edward Dunn': (R. neriiflorum x R. dichroanthum) x R. discolor, Endre Ostbo, Bellevue, Wash. Low, spreading, rich apricot, late mid-season; formerly known as Apricot No. 5.
'Finch': A selection of R. desquamatum from the James Barto garden, selected and named by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore., to 12 ft., upright, leaves 4" by 1¼", flowers mallow purple, HCC 630/2, 1¾" across.
'Finesse': R. souliei x 'Bow Bells', Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore., to 3 ft., bushy, flowers Persian rose, HCC 628/3, campanulate, 2½" across; upright truss.
'Flatterer' P. A.: 'Corona' x 'Lady Bessborough', Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore., flowers carmine rose HCC 621, funnel campanulate, to 3½" across, 15 flowers to a truss.
|Fig. 23. R. 'Flatterer' P. A.||Fig. 25. R. 'Idol' P. A.|
'Idol' P. A.: (Loderi g.) 'King George' x 'Britannia'; Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore, to 4ft.', upright, leaves to 5" long, oblanceolate, flowers Tyrian rose HCC 24/2, center lighter, funnel campanulate, 3½" across; to 12 flowers per truss, upright truss, 6 to 7 lobes.
'Jane Rogers': 'Mrs. Donald Graham' x 'Mrs. R. S. Holford'; Endre Ostbo, Bellevue, Wash., flowers carmine pink with chocolate blotch, late.
'Little Birdie': 'Humming Bird' x R. forrestii var. repens, Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore., to leaves 2" x 1", flowers blood red, HCC 820/3, campanulate, 2½" across.
'Phyllis Bollard' P. A.: (R. neriiflorum x R. dichroanthum) x R. discolor, Endre Ostbo, Bellevue, Wash., leaves 6" x 2", flowers orange red to coral red, to 4" across, late; formerly known as Coral No. 4.
'Redwax': R. haematodes x 'May Day', Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore., to 3', spreading, leaves to 5" long with heavy indumentum, flowers orient red HCC 819/1, unspotted, funnel campanulate, 2¼" across.
'Roseann' P. A.: (Loderi G.) 'Venus' x 'Britannia'. Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore.. leaves to 8" long, elliptic; flowers fuchsine pink, HCC 627/1, upper lobe spotted crimson, funnel campanulate, to 4½" across, upright truss with 16 to 18 flowers.
Fig. 24. R. 'Tidbit' P. A.
'Tidbit' P. A.: R. dichroanthum x R. wardii, Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore., leaves to 3" long, flowers straw yellow, HCC 604/2, calyx scarlet, flowers campanulate, 2½" across, 6 flowers in wide truss.
'Whimsey': R. souliei x 'Bow Bells', Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore., leaves 2 1/2" by 2"; flowers camellia rose, HCC 622/3, inside shaded to Egyptian buff, HCC 407/3; to 2¼" across.