American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry
It is proposed to print the names and brief description 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.
'FAIR LADY', P.A. - R. arboreum var. roseum X 'Loderi' (Loderi G.) 'Venus', raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant size to 8 ft., upright, leaves 3 in. wide, 6 to 8 in. long, dark green rugulose. Flower, Tyrian rose, 24/1; upper lobe shaded crimson, 22/1; funnel campanulate 3½ in. across. Truss upright 12 to 15 flowers.
'GOLDEN DAYS' - 'Dondis' X R. dichroanthum raised by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Plant to 4 ft. upright. Leaves dark green, 5½ in. long, 1¾ in. broad. Flower color maize yellow, 607/2; fading to straw yellow, 604/1; outer lobes carrot red, 612/2; shape, funnel campanulate. Truss with 8 to 10 flowers; flowers 3 in. wide, calyx 1 in. in length.
'OASIS' - 'Fawn' X 'Dido' raised and introduced by D. W. James, Eugene, Oregon. Leaves 5 in. long, 2¼ in. wide. Flower color barium yellow, 503/1 with overlay of coral pink, 621/2; widely funnel shaped 4 in. wide. Truss with 8 to 10 flowers, upright.
'CATANEA' - a white clone of R. catawbiense, seed from Joseph Gable, introduced by Guy Nearing, Ramsey. New Jersey.
'MARY FLEMING' - R. racemosum X R. keiskei. To about 18 ins. in 10 yrs., compact. Flowers campanulate, 1 in. across, bisque yellow with blotches and streaks of salmon, 2 or 3 per bud. Raised and introduced by Guy Nearing, Ramsey, New Jersey.