New York, New Jersey Chapter A.R.S. Show
Held at the New York Botanic Garden on May 24, 1958
Gerald K. and Edythe G. Griffin, Co-chairmen
Dexter Hybrids. Pale shades. First Un-named Dexter Mr. Henry Fuller Second Wheatley (HP-2) Mr. Nathaniel Hess Third Un-named Dexter Mr. Nathaniel Hess Dexter Hybrids. Darker shades. First 'Scintillation' (NY 67) Mr. Nathaniel Hess Second 'Ross' Mrs. Henry Ross Third Un-named Dexter Mr. Nathaniel Hess Fortunei Hybrids. Any Color. Dexter hybrids excluded. Species of fortunei included. First 'Mme. Fr. J. Chauvin' Mr. Nathaniel Hess Second Un-named Fortunei Hybrid Mrs. G. K. Griffin Third 46-6 Mr. Arthur Mainzer Griffithianum Hybrids. Dexter Hybrids excluded. First 'Snow Queen' Mr. Nathaniel Hess Second 'Mother of Pearl' Mr. G. K. Griffin Third 'Van Nes Sensation' Mr. Nathaniel Hess R. 'Cynthia.' First Mr. Nathaniel Hess Second Mr. B. Pecherer Third Mr. Arthur Mainzer Ponticum Series Hybrids. Pale shades. First 'Catabax' Mr. E. Vohringer Second 'White Swan' Mr. Nathaniel Hess Third 'Sappho' Mr. Nathaniel Hess Ponticum Series. Darker Shades. Species included. First 'Goldsworth Yellow' Mr. Nathaniel Hess Second 'Roseum Elegans' Mr. Roland de Wilde, Jr. Ponticum Series. Hybrids. Deep shades. Red, maroon, deep purple. Species included. First 'Jean Marie de Montague' Mr. Nathaniel Hess Second 'Lady Bligh' Mr. Nathaniel Hess Third 'Blue Peter' Mr. Nathaniel Hess
Sub-series Campylocarpum Hybrids. Any color. First 'China' Mr. Arthur Mainzer Second 'Mrs. Betty Robertson' Mr. E. Vohringer Third 'Unique' Mr. E. Vohringer Griersonianum Hybrids. First 'Vulcan' Mr. B. Pecherer Second 'Vulcan' Dr. Jacob Finkelstein Spray of evergreen azalea. Any color. First Arenci hybrid X mucronulatum Mr. E. Vohringer Second 'Louise Gable' Mrs. John F. Knippenberg Third 'James Gable' Mr. Nathaniel Hess Spray of deciduous azalea. Any color. First 'Reichenbach' Mr. Nathaniel Hess Second 'Gumbleton' Mr. A. R. Goldsby Third 'Leomonora' Mrs. John F. Knippenberg New rhododendron seedling raised by exhibitor. Light color. First 'C.O.D.' X croceum Mr. Nathaniel Hess Second catawbiense rubrum X 'Elizabeth' Mr. E. Amateis Third smirnowii X fortunei Mr. E. Amateis New rhododendron seedling raised by exhibitor. Dark color. First catawbiense rubrum X 'Elizabeth' Mr. E. Amateis Second Un-named seedling Mr. C. Luenenschloss Third 'A. Lincoln' X 'G. A. Sims' Mr. E. Amateis Any rhododendron not included in the above classes. First 'Lincoln's Late Red' Mr. Peter J. LoTruglio Second Unknown seedling Mr. G. K. Griffin Best truss in show. Gold Ribbon given to: 'Cynthia' Mr. Nathaniel Hess
A Special Award was given to the New York Botanic Garden for their outstanding exhibit of rhododendrons and azaleas. An added attraction in our show was a "Conversation Table." This was a noncompetitive exhibit for trusses and sprays of general interest, including varieties grown under glass and other varieties which were nearly out of season but were no longer suitable for competition.