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Volume 16, Number 1
January 1962

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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.
        The letters P.A. or A. E. following the variety name indicate awards made during 1961. Additional varieties received awards but, because of lack of description or because they have not yet been named in accordance with the A. R. S. Code, their publication has been delayed. Some of the following names had already been registered directly with the International Registrar and are included here to make this registry as complete as possible with respect to American variety names.

'AMERICANA' - a graft sport of 'Britannia,' raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. A round bush, to 3 ft. in 10 yrs. Leaves rich green, 7 to 10 ins. long, 1 to 2 ins. wide. Flowers cherry red, HCC 722/1, 5 lobes, frilled, to 3 ins. wide, 12 to 15 in a rounded truss. Midseason. Probably H-3. This variety is already listed in the International Register.
'ANNA HALL' - R. catawbiense var. album Glass x R. yakushimanum, raised and introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pa. White flowers opening from fresh pink buds, resembling the inflorescence of R. yakushimanum. Compact plant 3 ft. wide, 2 ft. high; leaves 4⅝ in. long, 1⅞ in. wide, convex with faint brown indumentum beneath. New growth and flower buds conspicuously indumented. Hardiness H-1, having bloomed after -32 in 1961.
'BENGAL ROSE' - 'Tally Ho' x R. discolor, raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. To 4 ft. in 10 years, vigorous, upright, leaves 6 to 7 in. long, to 1 ins. wide. Flowers bengal rose HCC 25/2, 6 to 7 lobes, open bell-shaped, to 4 ins. across, 12 to 15 in an upright truss. Late. Probably H-3.
'BLACK PRINCE' - R. thomsonii x 'Romany Chal' F.C.C. form, raised and introduced by Lester Brandt, Tacoma, Wash. Oxblood Red 00823/1 to 00823.
'BLESSED EVENT' - 'John Coutts' x 'Sarita Loder', raised and introduced by Marshall Lyons, Eugene, Ore. Plant about 5 ft. tall with 4 ft. spread, dense. Flowers Tyrian Rose 24/3, cherry spots, broadly campanulate to 4 in. wide. Upright truss with 9 to 16 flowers. Late midseason.
'BLUE RIVER' A. E. - 'Van Nes Sensation' x 'Emperor de Maroc', raised and introduced by Ruth Lyons, Eugene, Ore. Bush compact, leaves dark green, 6 in. long by 2 in. wide, elliptic. Flowers Campanula Violet, 27/3, flat campanulate, 4 in. wide. truss upright, 17 flowers. Late April.
'CANTERBURY' - deciduous azalea. 'Flashbrick' x 'Darkie', (J. S. Yeates, D. G. Leach). An Ilam hybrid. raised and introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pa. Flowers strong reddish orange (Nickerson 7.511 5.5/13) with dorsal blotch strong orange (Nickerson 2 5YR 6/15), 4 in. in diameter, 5 or 6 very broad lobes, 8 or 9 flowers to the truss. Plant 3 ft. high, 2 ft. wide, leaves 4 ins. long, 1 in. wide, glaucous beneath, conspicuously large, dark green and leathery above, the thick foliage remaining in good condition to the end of the season. Hardiness H-1, having bloomed after 32 in 1961.
'CARIOCA' - 'Loderi King George' x Ostbo's Y #3, raised and introduced by the Bovees, Portland, Ore. Plant 4 ft., open. Flowers to 4 in. wide, center cream, blending into wide border of purplish pink 5 RP 6/10, spotted upper petal dark reddish orange 7.5 R 4/11. Blooms in late May.
'CARY ANN' P. A. - 'Corona' x 'Vulcan', raised and introduced by Art Wright, Milwaukie, Ore. Flower Coral Red.
'CHAMOIS' - deciduous azalea, received from a collector as seeds labeled R. fainii, but actually an advanced generation natural hybrid derived from R. bakeri and R. arborescens, introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pa. Flowers brilliant yellow (Nickerson 5Y 12/6) with brilliant yellow (Nickerson 5Y 9/10) dorsal blotch, 1 in. in diameter, 5 to 7 to a truss, slightly fragrant. Plant 2 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide, leaves 2 in. long, 1⅛ in. wide, glaucous beneath. Blooms late June. Hardiness H-1. having bloomed in 1961 after 32 F.
'CHARTREUSE' - R. flavidum x 'Lady Roseberry', raised and introduced by Lester Brandt, Tacoma, Wash. Flowers Chinese Yellow, 606/2.
'CHIMES' - a Knaphill azalea raised by the Bovees, Portland, Ore. Plant 4 ft., open, flowers to 3 ins. wide, strong pink 10 RP 7/8, back of flower deep pink 10 RP 6/12 stripe on each petal.
'COLORATURA' - deciduous azalea, received from a collector as seeds labeled R. fainii but introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pa, as an advanced generation natural hybrid derived from R. bakeri and R. arborescens. Flowers very bright rose (Nickerson 10RP 5/12) with strong orange (Nickerson 5YR 7.5/9) dorsal blotch, 2⅛ in. in diameter, 6 to a truss. Plant 2 ft. high, 4 ft. wide, leaves 2 in. long, ⅞ in. wide. Blooms early July. Hardiness H-1, having flowered in 1961 after 32.
'CREAM PUFF' - deciduous azalea, an advanced generation natural hybrid derived from R. bakeri and R. arborescens, collected by the introducer near Burning Town Gap, N.C. Introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pa. Flowers brilliant yellow (Nickerson 2.5Y 10/8) with strong orange yellow (Nickerson 10 YR 7.5/12) dorsal blotch, slightly fragrant, 2 in. in diameter, 6 to 7 to a truss. The lobes of the flowers are conspicuously furrowed longitudinally. Plant 2 ft. high, 3 ft. broad, leaves 2⅜ in. long, 1 in. wide, glossy, glaucous underneath, with red petioles. Blooms late June and early July. Hardiness H-1, having flowered in 1961 after -32.
'CREEPING FIRE' - 'Jaipur' x 'May Day', raised and introduced by Lester Brandt, Tacoma, Wash. Flowers Orient Red 8/19/1 to 819/1.
'CRIMSON QUEEN' - 'Moser's Maroon' x 'Azor' (Harms' form), raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster. Camas, Wash. To 2 ft. in 10 years dense bush, leaves to 7 ins. long and 1 in. wide. Flowers crimson. HCC 22, open bell-shape, to 3 ins. across. 12 to 14 in a neat truss. Midseason. Probably H-3.
'EXOTIC' P. A. - 'Loderi King George' x Ostbo's No. 3 - plant No. 3, raised and introduced by the Bovees, Portland. Ore. Plant to 4 ft. in 10 years. Leaves dark green, to 8 ins. long. Flowers with a strong red blend effect, 2.5118/5 to 2.5114/10. Back of calyx moderate yellow green 2.5GY5/5. Flowers to 4 in. wide, 10 to 12 flowers per truss. Midseason.
'FIONA' - 'Bow Bells' x 'Loderi Pink Diamond'. Raised and introduced by Lester Brandt, Tacoma. Wash. Flowers Phlox Pink 625/3.
'GOLDFLAKE' - a Knaphill azalea raised by the Bovees, Portland, Ore. Flowers to 2 ins. wide, vivid yellow 2.5Y8/12, strong orange blotch 7.5YR7/11, 12 to 14 in a truss. Mid-season.
'GOLDSTRIKE' - R. oreotrephes x 'Royal Flush' (F2) selfed. Raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant 4 ft. high, upright, leaves to 4 in. long, 1 in. wide, dark green. Flowers Aureolin 3/2, upper lobes shaded Buttercup Yellow 3/1, funnel campanulate, 2 in. wide by 1 in. long. Terminal umbel of 8 flowers. Early midseason.
'INCA GOLD' P. A. - R. chlorops x ?, raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. To 3 ft. in 10 years, roundish bush. Leaves to 4 in. long and 2 in. wide, bluish green, oval elliptic. Flowers barium yellow HCC 503/1, slightly rayed mahogany, flat bell-shaped with 6 to 7 lobes, 3 in. across, 10 to 12 in a truss. Midseason. Probably H-2.
'JIMINY CRICKET' - R. euchaites x R. gymnocarpum, raised and introduced by D. W. James, Eugene, Ore. Plant dwarf, 12 ins., compact leaves 2 in. long, 1 in. wide, elliptic, dark green. Flowers Turkey Red. 121, widely funnel-campanulate. 2 ins. wide. Rounded truss with 12 to 14 flowers. Early April.
'KUBLA KHAN' - 'Britannia' x 'Goldsworth Orange', raised and introduced by Lester Brandt, Tacoma, Wash. Flowers Fire Red 15/3.
'LACKAMAS CREAM' - a selection of R. chlorops, raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. To 6 ft. in 20 years, leaves broad elliptic to 4 in. long and 2 in. wide, bluish green. Flowers primrose yellow HCC 601/2 to rich cream, rayed mahogany. 7 lobes, to 3 in. wide, 10 to 12 in a truss. Midseason. Probably H-3.
'LACKAMAS GLORY' - 'Earl of Athlone' x R. thomsonii, raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas. Wash. To 3 ft. in 10 years, and as wide, leaves to 4 in. long and 2 in. wide, persistent 4 yrs. Flowers cardinal red HCC 822/1, calyx like that of R. thomsonii, waxy bell, no stamens, to 3 in. across, 12 to 15 per rounded truss. Midseason. Probably H-3.
'LACKAMAS GOLD' - R. chlorops x R. wardii, raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. To 3 ft. in 10 yrs., compact. Leaves elliptic to 1 in. long and 1 in. wide, blue green, persistent. Flowers primrose yellow HCC 601/1, campanulate, 5 to 7 lobes, to 3 in. across, 12 to 15 per truss. Midseason. Probably H-2.
'LACKAMAS SOVEREIGN' - 'Purple Splendour' x 'Tally Ho,' raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. To 4 ft. in 10 yrs., upright bushy. Leaves to 6 in. long and 2 in. wide. Flowers tyrian purple HCC 727. open bell to 3 in. across, 15 to 16 in upright round truss. Late. Probably H-3.
'LACKAMAS SPICE' - R. chlorops x R. diaprepes, raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. To 3 ft. in 10 yrs., roundish bush. Leaves to 7 in. long and 2 in. wide, persistent. Flowers pale yellow to creamy white, rayed mahogany, flat bell-shaped, spicy fragrance, to 4 in. wide, 6 lobes, 10 to 12 per truss. Early midseason. Probably H-3.
'LIMELIGHT' - R. catawbiense var. album Glass x (R. wardii x R. fortunei), raised and introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pa. Flowers pale yellow (Nickerson 10Y 11/7) with strong yellow-green dorsal blotch (Nickerson 25GY 7/10), 3 in. in diameter, 7-lobed, 12 to 15 flowers to a full globular truss 5 in. in diameter. The flower is open, saucer-shaped, resembling that of R. wardii. Plants 3 ft. ft. high, 4 ft. wide, leaves 5 in, long, 2 in. wide. Blooms about 10 days before the midseason Catawba hybrids. Hardiness H-1, having bloomed after 32 in 1961.
'LITTLE ERNIE - (R. forrestii var. repens x 'May Day') x R. neriiflorum, raised and introduced by Ernest V. Allen, Eugene, Ore. Plant dwarf, 10 in., leaves 2 in. long, 1 in. wide, elliptic. Flowers Turkey Red 721, funnel-campanulate, 2 in. wide, rounded, upright truss with 8 to 10 flowers. Early April.
'MAMIE' - R. souliei x 'Bow Bells', raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant compact, to about 3 ft. high, leaves elliptic, 3 in. long, 2 in. wide. Flower Fuchsine Pink HCC 627/2, campanulate, 3 ins. wide. Upright truss with 7 to 11 flowers. Blooms in May.
'MI AMOR' - R. lindleyi x R. nuttallii, raised by Mr. and Mrs. Maurice H. Sumner, San Francisco, Cal. Plant 5 ft. in 6 years, open branching, leaves dark green above, gray-green below, flowers white, yellow throat, bell-shaped, 5 to 6 in. across, 5 flowers per truss.
'MYEENA' - a deciduous azalea, R. occidentale x a Ghent hybrid, raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster. Camas, Wash. To 4 ft. at 10 yrs., dense. Flowers tyrian rose HCC 24/2, cadmium orange eye, to 3 in. across, 12 to 15 flowers per truss. Midseason. Probably H-3. This variety is already listed in the International Register.
'NARANJA' - 'Margaret Dunn' x 'Tally Ho', raised and introduced by Lester Brandt, Tacoma, Wash. Flowers Vermilion 18 to Jasper Red 018.
'NUGGET' - R. chamae-thomsonii var. chamaethauma x 'Cowslip', raised and introduced by Lester Brandt, Tacoma, Wash. Flowers Empire Yellow 603/1 to Flush Peach 512.
'PINK FIRE' - a deciduous azalea, a superior form of R. cumberlandense, introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pa. Flowers pink flushed orange (Nickerson 7.511 5.5/13) with strong reddish orange (Nickerson 10R 6/12) dorsal blotch, 2⅛ in. in diameter, 5 or 6 to a truss. Plant 4 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide, somewhat more vertical in habit than is usual with this species, leaves 3 in. long, in. wide, with undulant margins. Blooms late June. Hardiness H-1, having bloomed in 1961 after -32
'PINK FLOURISH' - R. catawbiense var. album Glass x [(R. decorum x R. griffithianum) x red R. catawbiense hybrid]. Raised and introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pa. Flowers pale pink (Nickerson 2.5RP 9/3.5) edged medium bright pink (Nickerson 4 RP 5/11), the reverse darker (Nickerson 6RP 5/10) with a small interior blotch strong yellowish brown (Nickerson 10 YR 5/6). the whole giving a marked two-tone effect. Flowers 3 to 3 in diameter. 5-lobed. 15 to a full, firm pyramidal truss. Plant 3 ft. high, 4 ft. wide, leaves 5 in. long, 2⅛ in wide. Hardiness H-1, having bloomed after -32  F in 1961. (Name previously registered, 1960, but without full description).
'PINK PARFAIT' P. A. - an azaleodendron of unknown parentage, raised by Joe Senko, Cornelius, Ore. Flower color pink.
'PINK PUFF' - a deciduous azalea collected by the introducer in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. An advanced generation natural hybrid derived from R. bakeri and R. arborescens, introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pa. Flowers salmon pink (Nickerson 2.511 7/10) with moderate orange yellow (Nickerson 6.3YR 7.5/7) dorsal blotch, to 2 in. in diameter, 6 to 8 to a truss. Plant 2 ft. high, 3 ft. broad, leaves 3⅝ in. long, 1⅛ in. wide, glaucous beneath. Blooms late June and early July. Hardiness H-1, having flowered in 1961 after 32 F.
'QUEEN MAB' - R. souliei x 'Corona', raised and introduced by Lester Brandt, Tacoma, Wash. Flowers Tyrian Rose 24/2 to 224/1.
'RUTH LYONS' P. A. - R. davidsonianum selection, raised by James Barto, introduced by M. W. Lyons, Eugene. Ore. Plant 6 ft. high, upright. Leaves 2, ins. long, in. wide. Flower Rhodamine Pink, 527/1 to 527/2, truss upright, 10 flowers. April.
'SPRING PARADE' - (C26-R), a red catawbiense hybrid seedling x 'Cunningham's White', raised and introduced by A. M. Shammarello, South Euclid, Ohio. Plant 3 ft. high by 3 ft. wide, upright-spreading, leaves to 4 in. long, 1 in. wide. Flowers scarlet red, no blotch, funnel-shaped, to 2 in. wide. Truss globular. Early May.
'SWEETIE PIE' - 'Cowslip' x R. forrestii var. repens, raised and introduced by D. W. James, Eugene, Ore. Plant 12 in. dwarf, compact, leaves 1 in. long, in. wide, dark green, rounded. Flowers pale cream, flushed pink, widely funnel-campanulate, 2 in. wide. Loose, nodding truss of 6 flowers. April.
'THOR' - R. haematodes x 'Felis', raised and introduced by Lester Brandt, Tacoma, Wash. Flowers Geranium Lake 20 to 20/1.


Volume 16, Number 1
January 1962

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