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Volume 14, Number 4
October 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.

'ALLEY CAT', P. A. - parentage unknown, raised by Endre Ostbo, introduced by Owen Ostbo, Bellevue, Washington. Leaves 6 ins. by 2 ins. Flower coral pink, darker blotch, 3 ins. wide.
'ANNIE DALTON', A. E. - (R. decorum x R. griersonianum) x R. 'America' raised and introduced by Joseph Gable, Stewartstown, Pennsylvania. Bush 5 ft., spreading, leaves 8 ins. x 2⅜ ins. Flower fuchsine pink 627/2, throat crimson 22/1, wide funnel shaped, to 4 ins. across. Mid May. Probably H-3.
'BEECHWOOD PINK' A. E. - R. 'Atrosanguineum' x R. fortunei, cross made by Joseph Gable, named by Charles Herbert, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Plant to 4 ft. in 10 years, open habit. Leaves to 8 ins. by 3 ins. Flowers fuchsine pink 627/1, 3 ins. across, early May. Probably H-2.
'BETTY BREENE' - R. smirnowii x Dexter hybrid, raised and introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pennsylvania. Bush 4 ft. high 6 ft. across, compact, leaves 6 ins. by 2 ins. Flowers pale pink flushed mauve, late midseason, probably H-1.
'BLAZE'' - R. 'Mars' x R. catawbiense var. rubrum, raised and introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pennsylvania. Bush 2 ft. tall by 3 ft. broad. Leaves 5 ins. by 2 ins. Flower bright red, lighter center. Late midseason. Probably H-1.
'CARLENE' - R. 'Lem's Goal' x R. williamsianum, raised by Halfdan Lem, Seattle, Washington, named and introduced by Carl P. Fawcett, Tacoma, Washington. Size to 1 ft. high in 10 years, compact. Flower color golden, blooms April-May. Probably H-4.
'CAROLYN GRACE', A. E. - A R. wardii hybrid raised by George Grace, Portland, Oregon. Flowers chartreuse green 663/1 on outer petals, uranium green 63/2 in tube.
'CAPTAIN KIDD', P. A. - R. 'Princess Elizabeth' x R. 'May Day'. Raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Plant irregular spreading, 2 ft. high, 4 ft. across, leaves broadly elliptic, to 7 ins. long by 2 ins. across. Flowers turkey red, 721/3 center shaded signal red 719/2, campanulate, to 3 ins. across, truss flat, 13-15 flowers. Blooms in May.
'CATALODE' A. E. - R. 'Catawbiense Album' x R. 'Loderi', raised and introduced by Joseph Gable, Stewartstown, Pennsylvania. Plant 7 ft. by 7 ft. Leaves to 10 ins. long by 4 ins. wide. Flowers ivory white, fern green 0862/2 basal blotch. Early May. Probably H-2. Already listed in International Register.
'CHAT' - R. 'Albatross' x R. wardii, raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Plant 5 ft. tall, spreading. Flowers marigold orange 11/3 changing to sap green 62/3, 3 ins. across. Mid May.
'DAVID GABLE', A. E. - R. 'Atrosanguineum' x R. fortunei, raised and introduced by Joseph Gable, Stewartstown, Pennsylvania. Bush 5 ft., leaves 7 ins. by 3 ins. Flowers fuchsine pink 627/1, with basal blotch of indian lake 826, 3 ins. across. Early May. Probably H-2.
'DESIREE', P. A. - R. poukhanense x 'Ledifolia Alba'. Named and introduced by Anthony M. Shammarello, South Euclid, Ohio. This is an evergreen azalea. Plant 2 ft. high by 3 ft. across, medium spreading to upright. Leaves to 2 ins. long by 1 ins. wide. Flowers white, single, frilled, to 2 ins. across. Blooms midseason. Probable hardiness H-1 for plant, H-2 for flower buds. Listed in International Register.
'DORIS CAROLINE', P.A.- R. 'Loderi' x R. 'Lady Bligh'. Named and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Plant upright, 5 ft. tall, leaves to 6 ins. long, 2 ins. across. Flowers tyrian rose 24/3, campanulate-flat, 6-7 lobes, to 4 ins. across. Truss of 10-12 flowers, upright.
'DUET' - R. catawbiense var. album x [(R. dichroanthum x R. griffithianum) x R. auriculatum], raised and introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pennsylvania. Plant 3 ft. by 3 ft., leaves 4 ins. by 2 ins. Flowers pale yellow, edged pink, green blotch with green spotting in throat. Late midseason.
'EDNA McCARTY', P. A. - R. 'Alice x R. auriculatum (#70), raised and introduced by Endre Ostbo, Bellevue, Washington. Flowers white. Received a P. A. (subject to naming) in 1959 under the introducer's code number Lilly No. 3.
'FANFARE' - Red catawbiense hybrid x red catawbiense hybrid, raised by Shammarello - D. G. Leach, introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pennsylvania. Bush 3 ft. high, 5 ft. across, spreading, leaves 5 ins. by 2 ins. Flowers bright red. Midseason. Probably H-1.
'GREAT LAKES', P. A. - R. catawbiense var. album x R. yakushimanum, raised and introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pennsylvania. Plant 2 ft. high, 2 ft. wide, compact, leaves 4 ins. by 1 ins. Clear pink buds, opening light pink, fading to chalk white. Midseason. Probably H-1.
'HONEY' -R. wardii x R. 'Bow Bells', raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Bush 1 ft. high, 3 ft. across, leaves orbicular, 2 ins. wide. Flowers Egyptian buff 407/3 fading paler, 3 ins. across. Mid April.
'JANET BLAIR' - Dexter hybrid x ?, raised and introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pennsylvania. Plant 4 ft. high, 5 ft. across, leaves 5 ins. by 2 3/8 ins. Flowers very pale pinkish mauve, golden bronze rays on upper lobes. Midseason. Probably H-1.
'LEMON DROP' - seedling of R. 'Moonstone', raised and introduced by The Bovees, Portland, Oregon. Plant 1 ft. high, compact, leaves orbicular. Flowers brilliant light yellow green 2.5 Gy 9/8 (Nickerson), 2 ins. across. May.
'MARINE', P. A. - A selection of R. augustinii, a James Barto plant raised and introduced by The Bovees, Portland, Oregon. Plant 10 ft. tall. Flowers strong purple 5 P 4/9 (Nickerson) shading to light purple 5 P 7/7 with purple spots on upper petal, to 3 ins. across.
'MARY MAYO', P. A. - (Loderi G.) 'King George' x Ostbo Y 3, raised and introduced by The Bovees, Portland, Oregon. Bush 3 ft. high, leaves to 6 ins. by 2 ins. Flowers blend of deep pink 2.5 R 6/11 (Nickerson), strong pink 2.5 R 7/8 and moderate pink 2.5 R 8/5, throat suffused brilliant yellow 2.5 Y 9/9, to 41/2 ins. wide, frilled. Mid May.
'MILDRED FAWCETT', P. A. - R. 'Faggetter's Favorite' x R. 'Mrs. Donald Graham', raised and introduced by Ted B. Fawcett. Leaves 6 ins. by 2 ins. Flowers blush pink, orange pink blotch, 3 ins. wide.
'MING' - R. 'Albatross' x R. wardii, raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore. Bush 5 ft. tall. Leaves 6 ins. by 3 ins. Flowers uranium green 63/3 with indian lake blotch on upper lobe, to 4 ins. across. Mid May.
'MISS OLYMPIA', P. A. -(Loderi G.) R. 'King George' x R. williamsianum, a pink form of 'Olympic Lady G.', cross by Endre Ostbo, raised and introduced by Roy Clark, Olympia, Washington. Flowers blush pink, darker pink throat to 4 ins. wide. Mid April.
'MISS PRIM' -R. decorum x R. irroratum, raised and introduced by The Bovees, Portland, Oregon. Bush 4 ft. tall, leaves 4 ins. long. Flowers white, blotch brilliant yellow green 2.5 GY 8/9 (Nickerson). Late March to early April.
NESTUCCA', P. A. -R. fortunei x R. yakushimanum. Grown by Cecil C. Smith, Aurora, Oregon. The plant is compact, 2 ft. high, 3 ft. across, leaves 4 ins. by 1 ins. Flowers are white, to 5 ins. wide in a 12-15 flowered truss.
'OSTBO's LOW YELLOW', P. A. -Parentage unknown, raised by Endre Ostbo, introduced by Owen Ostbo, Bellevue, Wash. Leaves 4 ins. long by 2 ins. wide. Flowers creamy yellow, 4 ins. across.
'PINK FLOURISH' -R. catawbiense var. album X [(R. decorum X R. griffithianum) X red catawbiense hybrid] raised and introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pa. Plant 3 ft. high, 4 ft. across, leaves 5 ins. by 2 1/8 ins. Flowers bright, strong pink, boldly blotched. Midseason. Probably H-1.
'RED IMP' - a seedling of R. haematodes, raised and introduced by The Bovees, Portland, Ore. Plant 1 ft. high, compact, leaves small. Flowers moderate red 2.57 4/10 (Nickerson) outside, lighter inside. Early May.
'SPECTRA' - A R. discolor hybrid, raised by Endre Ostbo, Bellevue, Wash., named and introduced by Carl P. Fawcett, Tacoma, Wash.
'SENORITA' (Loderi G.) - R. 'King George' X Ostbo's 43#2, raised and introduced by The Bovees, Portland, Ore. Plant 4 ft. tall. Leaves 6 ins. long. Flowers ruffled, strong reddish purple 2.5 RP 4/10 (Nickerson), throat light yellowish pink 7.5 R 9/3, upper lobe spotted strong yellowish brown 7.5 YR 5/7. Mid May.
'TACOMA MAIDEN' - R. ciliatum X R. ciliicalyx, raised by Lester Brandt, Tacoma, Wash., named and introduced by Carl P. Fawcett, Tacoma, Wash. Size, to 3 ft. in 10 years, open habit. Flowers pure white, scented. April. Probably H-5.
'TAHITI' - [R. maximum X R. catawbiense) X (R. dichroanthum X (R. discolor X R. campylocarpum)], raised and introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pa. Plant 3 ft. tall, 3 ft. across, leaves 4 ins. by 2 ins. Flowers ivory, edged salmon-orange, russet blotch on upper lobe, conspicuous calyx. Late midseason.
'TANG' -R. bakeri X R. 'Red King', a deciduous azalea, raised and introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pa. Plant 4 ft. high. Flowers open orange, age to brilliant scarlet. Late midseason. Probably H-1.
'TYEE', A. E. - R. 'Esquire' X R. 'Idealist', raised and introduced by D. W. James, Eugene, Ore. Medium sized plant, compact. Flowers primrose yellow 601/2, throat uranium green 63/2, to 4 ins. across. May.
'VERNUS' - Red catawbiense hybrid X R. 'Cunningham's White' - raised by Shammarello-Leach, introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pa. Plant 5 ft. tall by 5 ft. across, leaves 5 ins. by 1 3/4 ins. Flowers light pink, very early, shortly after R. mucronulatum. Probably H-1.
'WHITE OLYMPIC LADY', P. A. -('Loderi' G.) 'King George' X R. williamsianum, cross by Endre Ostbo, raised and introduced by Roy W. Clark, Olympia, Wash. Flowers white, faint blush pink, with slightly pink throat, to 4 ins. across. Early May. Already listed in International Register.
'WILLAMETTE' - Originated by D. W. James, Eugene, Oregon.
'WINK', P. A. - R. 'Loderi' X R. 'Mrs. Mary Ashley', raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore. Previously described in A. R. S. Registry.


Volume 14, Number 4
October 1960

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