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Volume 17, Number 1
January 1963

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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 be 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.

AGNES HARVEY Deciduous azalea, Knap Hill type, raised by Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Harvey, Portland, Oregon, introduced by The Bovees, Portland, Oregon. Plant compact, 4 ft. in height. Flowers white, heavily frilled, lightly flushed Nickerson 2.511 9/3 pale pink, squarish.
ATTAR A clone of R. decorum raised by the late James Barto from seed from the Hu Yu expedition, introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Plant upright, 7 ft. tall, leaves 6 ins. by 4 ins. Flowers HCC neyron rose 623/3 shaded sap green 62/3 in throat, funnel campanulate, to 4 ins. across. 6 to 8 lobes. Mid-April.
BYRON MAYO Deciduous azalea, Knap Hill type, raised and introduced by The Bovees, Portland, Oregon. Plant to 5 ft., open. Flowers strong reddish orange, Nickerson 7.511 5/13, heavily frilled, to 3 ins. across.
CHARLEY 'Fabia' x R. croceum, raised and introduced by D. W. James, Eugene, Oregon. Leaves to 8 ins. long by 3 ins. Flowers white, tinted amaranth rose HCC 530/3 turning to creamy yellow as flower develops, ―wide funnel shape, fragrant.
CLARA MARIE Evergreen azalea. A cross between 2 seedlings, raised and introduced by Girard Nurseries, Geneva, Ohio. Plant dense, 18 ins. high by 18 ins. wide, leaves 1 ins. by ins., dark green. Flowers pure white, to 2 ins. across, slightly ruffled.
CUSTARD 'China' x R. decorum, raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Plant to 10 ft., upright, leaves 6 ins. by 2 ins. Flowers HCC primrose yellow HCC 601/3, funnel-campanulate, 5 or 6 lobes, to 3-3/4 ins. across;, truss a racemose umbel of 12 to 14 flowers.
CUTIE A.E. Already registered, awarded the A. E. in 1962.
DAINTY JEAN R. williamsianum x 'Helene Schiffner', raised and introduced by The Bovees, Portland, Oregon. Plant to 2 ft. tightly compact. Flowers white, back flushed light pink Nickerson 5RP 8/5, slightly ruffled, campanulate. quite fiat, to 3 ins. across, 6 to a loose truss. Early May.
DARK EYES 'Kettledrum' x (R. detonsum x R. griersonianum), raised and introduced by G. G. Nearing, Ramsey, New Jersey. Plant to about 5 ft. in 10 yrs., leaves to 6 ins. by 3 ins., rounded. Flowers bright rose outside fading to flesh color within with dark red blotch, to 4 ins. across, 6 to 8 lobe. Truss with about 6 florets. Mid May.
ELAM Chance seedling of 'Chesapeake' (R. pubescens x R. keiskei), raised and introduced by G. G. Nearing, Ramsey, New Jersey. Probably to 2 ft. in 10 yrs., leaves 1 in. long by in. Flowers bright rose, 1 in. across, clustered like R. pubescens. Early May.
EL CAPITAN Evergreen azalea. 'Aladdin' x a hardy red Kurume seedling. Raised and introduced by Girard Nurseries, Geneva, Ohio. Plant semi-upright. 24 ins. tall by 18 ins. wide. Leaves 1 ins. by ins. Flowers bright scarlet of heavy texture, flat open, to 2 ins. across, petals rounded.
ELSMERE Chance seedling of 'Chesapeake' (R. pubescens x R. Keiskei). Raised and introduced by G. G. Nearing, Ramsey, New Jersey. Probable height in 10 yrs. is 2 ft., leaves to 2 ins. Flowers lemon yellow, 1 in. in diameter, in clusters of 5 or 6. Mid May.
ESTHER GRACE 'Countess of Derby' x 'White Swan', Hybridized by George Grace, Raised and introduced by The Bovees, Portland, Oregon. Plant to 5 ft., open, leaves to 5 in. by 2 in., pointed. Flowers white with few reddish brown spots, quite flat, heavily ruffled, to 4 in. wide, to 14 in a truss. Late May.
FAIRYTALE 'Loderi' x R. arboreum f. roseum, raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Plant upright, to 7 ft. Leaves 7 ins. by 2 ins. Flowers fuchsine pink HCC 27/2, funnel campanulate, to 4 in. across. Truss a racemose umbel with 9 to 11 flowers. Midseason.
GERTRUDE BOVEE 'Loderi King George' x Ostbo's Y No. 3, Plant No. 8. Raised and introduced by The Bovees, Portland, Oregon. Plant compact, to 4 ft., leaves to 8 ins. by 3 ins., very dark green. Flowers cream, red center, blending to wide margin of Nickerson 2.511 8/5 moderate pink, upper petal spotted 511 3/7 dark red, campanulate, to 4 ins. wide, ruffled, to 12 in. in a truss. Blooms in June.
JIMMY 'Carolyn Grace' x R. wardii (atstrocalyx), raised and introduced by The Bovees, Portland, Oregon. Plant to 5 ft., open, leaves about 4 ins. long. Flowers white heavily frilled, light flush of green in throat, quite flat, to 4 ins. across, about 11 to a truss.
LACKAMAS CREAM P. A. Already registered, awarded P. A. in 1962.
LACKAMAS GOLD P. A. Already registered, awarded P. A. in 1962.
LACKAMAS SPICE P. A. Already registered, awarded P. A. in 1962.
MACOPIN Chance seedling of R. racemosum, probably pollinated by 'Wyanokie,' raised and introduced by G. G. Nearing, Ramsey, New Jersey. Probable height in 10 yrs. is 4 ft. Leaves 2 ins. by 1 in., dark green, shining. Flowers pale lilac, in globular clusters. Early May.
MAY SONG 'Bow Bells' x 'Day Dream', raised and introduced by The Bovees from a cross made by George Grace. Plant to 3 ft. in 10 yrs., fairly compact. leaves about 2 ins. long. Flowers pale pink Nickerson 2.511 9/3. back of flower same flushed 5RP 7/9 strong purplish pink, open campanulate, ruffled. to 3 ins. wide, 9 to 11 to a truss. Blooms in May.
MIDGET Dwarf clone of R. leucaspis, raised and introduced by The Bovees. Portland, Oregon. Plant compact with height of 6 ins. and spread of 12 ins. in 8 yrs. Flowers white with 10 black stamens, 1 ins. wide, otherwise typical of the species.
OLYMPIC VICKI REINE Parentage ?, raised and introduced by Roy W. Clark, Olympia. Washington. Plant 5 ft. by 5 ft., leaves 7 ins. by 2 ins., deep green, deeply veined. Flowers deep rose red at edge fading to white in throat, to 4 ins. across, truss of 12 or more flowers. Mid May.
KATHY ANN Evergreen azalea, white seedling x white seedling, raised and introduced by Girard Nurseries, Geneva, Ohio. Plants semi-upright, 3 ft. high by 2-1/2 ft. wide, leaves 1 ins. by in. Flowers pure white, flat open, slightly waved, to 3 ins. across. Shown under No. W-15-G.
PINK RIPPLES Evergreen azalea. 'Little Beauty' x R. poukhanense, raised and introduced by Girard Nurseries, Geneva, Ohio. Plant compact, semi-upright, 18 ins. tall by 15 ins. wide. leave 1 in. by in., glossy. Flowers magenta-rose, hose-in-hose, heavily ruffled, to 1 ins. across.
PURPLE ROBE Evergreen azalea. R. poukhanense x 'Purple Triumph', raised and introduced by Girard Nurseries, Geneva, Ohio. Plant semi-upright, 18 ins. by 24 ins., leaves 1 ins. by in., heavy texture. Flowers hose-in-hose, deep clear purple, waved, to 2 ins. across, 3 in a truss. Mid-season.
RAE BERRY A selected clone of R. trichostomum, raised by Mrs. A. C. U. Berry, Portland, Oregon, introduced by The Bovees, Portland, Oregon. Flowers strong pink Nickerson 2.57 7/8.
RAMSEY TINSEL Chance seedling of 'Chesapeake' (R. pubescens x R. keiskei), raised and introduced by G. G. Nearing, Ramsey, New Jersey. Probable height in ten yrs. is 1 ft., leaves to 1 in. Flowers ocher yellow, 1 in. across in clusters of 3 or 4, corolla of 8 to 10 separate, very narrow petals. Early May.
SKIPPER 'Fawn' x 'Indian Penny', raised and introduced by Charles D. Thompson, Eugene, Oregon. Plant compact, of medium size, leaves to 6 ins. by 2 ins. Flowers empire yellow HCC 603/2 shading to 603/3 at center, widely campanulate, to 5 ins. across. Truss of 14 flowers, rounded, compact. Blooms in May.
SUEZ Deciduous azalea, Knap Hill type, raised and introduced by The Bovees, Portland, Oregon. To 3 ft., spreading. Flowers strong orange effect, blend of Nickerson 2.5YR 6/12 and 5YR 7/10.
TICK-TOCK 'Jean Marie de Montague' x R. williamsianum, raised and introduced by Harold Greer, Eugene, Oregon. Plant compact, 10 ins. high, leaves 2 ins. Flowers rose pink Nickerson 8RP 6/12, funnel campanulate, to 3 ins. across, rounded truss of 10 flowers. Mid-season.
TOPAZ 'Loderi' x 'Faggetter's Favorite', raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Plant upright open, 6 ft. high, leaves 7 ins. by 2 ins. Flowers HCC phlox pink 62/2 on outside, white on the inside in racemose umbel of 7 to 10 flowers. Mid April.
VILLA Evergreen azalea. R. poukhanense x 'Kathleen', raised and introduced by Girard Nurseries, Geneva, Ohio. Plant 2 ft. by 2 ft., leaves 1 ins. by 1 in. Flowers single, light purple with a violet cast and deeper violet blotch, to 2 ins. wide, lightly waved and wide open.



Volume 17, Number 1
January 1963

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