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.
AOLA - a seedling of R. valentianum, selected and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. Plant to 2½ ft. in 10 yrs., bushy upright; leaves typical of R. valentianum. Flowers open to canary yellow HCC 2/3, changing to chinese yellow, double fimbriated, 2½ to 3 ins. wide, 3 to 5 to a truss. Early. Probably H3.
BARTO ROSE - a selection of R. fargesii, raised by James Barto, selected by D. W. James, named by Dr. C. H. Phetteplace of Eugene, Ore. Plant 10 ft. x 7 ft., pyramidal. Leaves elliptic. apiculate, 3 to 4 ins. long, 1½ to 2 ins. wide. Flowers Nickerson 7.5 RP 6/12, close to rose madder HCC. Deep purple spots in the upper half of the corolla. Campanulate, 7 lobes 2¼ ins. across, truss flattened, about 14 flowers. Early, about mid-March.
BETTY HUME - A R. fortunei hybrid? raised by C. 0. Dexter, introduced by Warren Baldsiefen, Rochelle Park, N. J. and William Efinger, Brewster, N. Y., propagated from a Dexter seedling growing in the N. Y. Botanical Garden as No. 165. Plant large, spreading, compact. Leaves to 7 ins. by 2½ ins., dark green. Flowers pink, ruffled, fragrant, to 4 ins. across. Probably H2.
CENTURY TWENTYONE - R. discolor X 'Cunningham's Sulphur', raised and introduced by Halfdan Lem, Seattle, Wash. Plant to 6 ft. tall; leaves 6 ins. long, 2 ins. wide, very shiny. Pale sulfur-yellow buds fading to white, to 3 ins. wide. Rounded truss of 15 flowers.
CLARA - R. decorum X 'Loderi King George', raised and introduced by Howard Slonecker, Oak Grove, Ore. Plant to 4 ft. in 10 yrs., bushy, leaves light green, to 5 ins. in length and 2 ins. wide. Flowers white (no pink), open funnel-shaped with recurved lobes, to 5 ins. wide. Truss 10-12 flowered, early mid-season.
CREAM CREST - R. chryseum X 'Cilpinense,' raised and introduced by Art Wright, Milwaukie, Ore. Plant 2 ft. high, spreading. Flowers yellow, cup shaped, 1 in. wide, 6 to 8 in a tight truss. Early.
DOUBLOONS - 'Moonstone' X 'Carolyn Grace', raised and introduced by Art Wright, Milwaukie, Ore. Plant semi-dwarf, rounded, compact. Flowers yellow, wide funnel-shaped, to 5 ins. across, 10 to a loose truss. Early.
EDWIN BEINECKE - Seedling of R. fortunei? from C. O. Dexter, raised by Mr. Samuel Everitt, parent plant now owned by Mr. Edwin J. Beinecke, introduced by Howard Young, Chadd's Ford, Pa. and William Efinger, Brewster, N.Y. Plant 5 ft. high, well-shaped, compact. Flowers yellowish apricot, to 4 ins. across, fragrant. Probably H3.
GENE - R. spiciferum X R. ciliatum?, Raised at the Univ. of Wash. Arboretum from seed received from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, named by Mr. B. 0. Mulligan, Seattle, Wash. Plant to 2 ft. tall and 3 ft. across in 10 years. Leaves to 2¼ ins. long. Flowers cyclamen purple, HCC 30/3, deepening to 30/2 and 30/1 at the tip of the lobes, funnel-shaped, 1¼ ins. long in nearly spherical trusses. Late Mar. to early April. Probably H3.
JAN-DI-LYN - 'Ole Olson' X (R. lacteum X 'Mary Swathlyng'), raised and introduced by Mr. Rollin G. Wyrens, Everett, Wash. Plant 5 ft. tall, leaves to 6 ins. long, dark green. Flowers light cream, shading deeper in throat, blush pink in throat, short trumpet shaped, to 4 ins. across, 9 in a compact truss. Early May.
HONEYDEW - 'Moonstone' X 'Carolyn Grace', raised and introduced by Art Wright, Milwaukie, Ore. Plant semi-dwarf, rounded, compact. Flowers yellow, to 4 ins. wide, 5 to 7 in a truss. Early.
GOLDEN GIFT - R. chryseum X R. leucaspis, raised and introduced by Art Wright, Milwaukie, Ore. Plant low, spreading, 18 ins. across. Flowers yellow, saucer-shaped, 1 in. across, 4 to 5 in a truss. Early.
LACKAMAS RUBY - R. thomsonii X 'Earl of Athlone,' raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. Plant to 3 ft. in 10 years. Leaves to 6 ins. long and 2 ins. wide, persistent. Flowers cardinal red HCC 822 to 822/1, open bells, wax-like, to 3 ins. wide, 15 to 17 in a round truss. Early. Probably H3.
OLD SPICE - R. decorum X 'Azor', raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. Plant to 4 ft. in 10 years, vigorous, upright; leaves to 7 ins. long and 2 ins. wide. Flowers phlox pink HCC 625/1 blending to apricot 609/3, open bell-shaped, fragrant, to 3½ ins. wide, 12 in a truss. Midseason. Probably H3.
RIPLET P.A. - R. forrestii var. repens X 'Letty Edwards', raised and introduced by Halfdan Lem, Seattle, Wash. Plant 18 ins. high, spreading. Leaves to 2½ ins. long and 1½ ins. wide, rounded both ends, dark green. Flowers crimson, fading to salmon pink, wide open, to 4 ins. wide, 5 to 7 in a truss. Mid-May.
SCARLET SALUTE - a clone of R. cumberlandense, named and introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pa. Plant 312 ft. tall, 2 ft. across, leaves 3 in. long and 1⅛ in. wide. Flowers brilliant red (Nickerson 6.811 4.5/13) with bright reddish orange (Nickerson 10R 5.5/13) dorsal blotch, intensifying as they age, 1⅞ in. wide, 5 or 6 to a truss. Late June. Probably H1.
TEMPEST - 'Mars' X 'Fabia', raised and introduced by Art Wright, Milwaukie, Ore. Plant 6 ft., upright. Flowers red, funnel-shaped, to 3 ins. wide, 8 to 10 in a loose truss. Late.