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Volume 14, Number 1
January 1960

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American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry

        Note: 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.

ALICE FRANKLIN - 'Ole Olsen' x 'Loderi King George', cross by Halfdan Lem, Seattle, Washington, plant raised and named by H. L. Larson, Tacoma. To 5 to 6 ft. in 10 yrs. Leaves 6 ins. long by 2 ins. wide. Flower Naples yellow 403/3, throat uranium green 63/3, funnel campanulate, 4 ins. wide; 7 to 10 per truss, early midseason.
BLACKIE - 'Moser's Maroon' x 'Arthur Osborn'. Raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Plant 1 ft. high, 2 ft. wide. Leaves 5 ins. long, 1 ins. wide. Flowers Indian lake 826/13, center of tube cardinal red 822/2, funnel campanulate, 2 ins. wide, 14 to a truss, mid-season.
BRICKDUST - R. williamsianum x 'Dido', raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Two ft. high, 2 ft. wide. Leaves round, 1 ins. wide, new growth bronzed. Flowers rose madder 32/2 shaded to rhodonite red 22/3, campanulate, 3 ins. across, 6 to 8 flowers per truss, mid-season.
BUNTING - 'Fabia' x 'Dr. Stocker', raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Plant 2 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide. Leaves 6 to 7 ins. long, 1 ins. wide. Flowers Dresden yellow 64/3, spotted uranium green on upper lobe, almost tubular campanulate, 3 ins. wide, 9 to 11 per truss, mid-season.
CERAMIC - R. wardii selfed, raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Plant 3 ft. high. 2 ft. wide, leaves 3 ins. long, ins. wide. Flowers white, throat sap green 62/1, campanulate. 2 ins. wide, truss upright. 6 flowers, mid-season.
CHATTERBOX - 'Arthur Osborn' x R. didymum, raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Plant 2 ft. high, spreading, leaves 5 to 7 ins. long by 1 ins. wide. Flowers currant red 821, funnel campanulate, 2 ins. wide, 6 to 8 per truss.
COTILLION - 'Fabia' x 'Naomi', raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Plant 6 ft. wide, 4 ft. high, leaves 8 ins. long by 2 ins. wide. Flowers Mars Orange 013/3 inside. jasper red 018/2 outside, 4 ins. across, 7 lobes, 9 to 10 in a truss.
CUTIE - unknown seedling, possibly an R. calostrotum hybrid being grown in Tacoma, Washington area. To 18 ins. in 10 yrs., compact. Leaves 1 ins. long ⅝ ins. wide, slight tan colored indumentum. Flowers phlox purple 632/2, 1 ins. wide, early mid-season.
EARLYBIRD - R. williamsianum x R. fargesii, raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Leaves round, 1 ins. wide. Lobes rose madder 23/1, tube shaded to almost white, funnel campanulate, 3 ins. wide, 6 flowers per truss, very early.
ERMINE - 'Britannia' x 'Mrs. A. T. de la Mare', raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Plant 2 ft. high, 4 ft. wide. Leaves 7 ins. long, 2 ins. wide. Flowers white, unspotted, funnel campanulate, 3 ins. wide, 11 per truss, late.
HALF PENNY - 'Anna' x 'Margaret Dunn', raised and introduced by D. W. James, Eugene, Oregon. Plant of medium size, compact, leaves 8 ins. long by 2 ins. wide. Buds pink opening to primrose yellow 601/3, large ruby red, 827, blotches entirely around center of corolla, widely campanulate, 6 ins. wide, 12 to 14 flowers in erect truss, blooms late.
JAY McMARTIN - 'C. P. Raffill' x 'Moser's Maroon', cross made by Halfdan Lem in 1950, plant raised and named by Dr. Paul Bowman, Fort Bragg, California. Plant 6 ft. high, somewhat straggly, leaves to 9 ins. long, 1 ins. wide. Flowers chrysanthemum crimson 824/1, heavy black spots on upper lobe. Dense, rounded truss of 18 flowers.
MARICEE A. E. - A seedling of R. sargentianum, raised and selected by Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Caperci, Rainier Mt. Alpine Gardens, Seattle, Washington. Plants 12 ins. tall. Flowers very numerous, creamy white. Agrees with original description of the species but with about half of flowers 4-parted, one third 5-parted, remainder 3-parted.
MOBUR - 'Burgundy' x 'Moser's Maroon', cross made by Halfdan Lem in 1950, plant raised and named by Dr. Paul Bowman, Fort Bragg. California. Plant 5 ft. high, leaves 4-5 ins. long by 1 ins. wide. Flowers dahlia purple 931/!3, upper lobes spotted maroon 1030, truss 15 flowers.
PATRICIA - An attractive clone of R. campylogynum var. charopoeum, grown and selected by Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Caperci, Rainier Mt. Alpine Gardens, Seattle, Washington. Plant 12 ins. tall. Flowers magnolia purple, 030 to 030/1 and 1 to 1 ins. across.
POWELL GLASS - R. catawbiense fifth generation inbred with siblings, raised by Edmond Amateis, Brewster, New York. A white form of R. catawbiense which breeds true. Original white form discovered by Powell Glass in 1936. Joseph Gable raised seedlings, named a selected clone 'Catalgla' and this is a clone selected from inbred descendants of 'Catalgla'.
PURPLE FAKE - A form of R. pseudoyanthinum, raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Plant 3 ft. high, 1 ft. wide, upright.  Leaves 3 ins. long, 1 in. wide. Flowers orchid purple 31, crimson spots, tubular campanulate, 2 ins. wide.
QUEEN BEE - R. dichroanthum x ?, raised by Dr. William Corbin, Portland, Oregon. Plant 2 ft. high, 2 ft. broad, compact. Leaves 4 ins. long, 1 in. wide. Flowers burnt orange-red, tubular campanulate, 3 ins. long, 1 ins. wide. Trusses lax, terminal umbels, 6 to 7 flowers.
WARM SPRING - 'Fawn' x 'Dido', raised and introduced by D. W. James, Eugene, Oregon. Plant of medium size, medium compact. Leaves 8 ins. long, 3 ins. wide. Flowers Indian yellow 6/2. flushed pink, widely funnel campanulate, 4 ins. wide. Truss rounded, 8 to 10 flowers, late.
WIZARD A. E. - R. catawbiense 'Album' x 'Fabia'. Raised and introduced by Halfdan Lem, Seattle, Washington. Plant of 3 ft., leaves 5 ins. by 1 ins. Flowers apricot-buff, old rose at margin, calyx enlarged, apricot colored, 5 segments. Trusses round conic, 14 to 20 flowers.


Volume 14, Number 1
January 1960

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