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.
Lavender Bouquet Evergreen azalea. R. poukhanense x hardy poukhanense seedling, raised and introduced by Girard Nurseries, Geneva, Ohio. Plant 2 ft., by 2 ft., leaves deep green, ¾ in. by ½ in., persistent. Flowers hose-in-hose, lavender, to 2 in., across. Blooms mid-May.
Lisa P.A. 'Catalgla' x 'Madonna', raised and introduced by Joseph B. Gable, Stewartstown, Pa. Plant tall, to 5 ft. in 10 yrs. Leaves to 7¾ in. by 2¾ in., elliptic. Flowers white with Sap Green, HCC 62/2 to 62/1, blotch, to 4 ins., across, about 18 to a truss. Mid-May.
Mary Belle P. A. 'Atrier' x 'Dechaem', raised and introduced by Joseph B, Gable, Stewartstown, Pa, Plant medium compact, height in 10 years about 4 ft., leaves to 5½ ins. by 2½ ins., elliptic. Flowers Salmon Peach with basal blotch of Cardinal Red, 822/2, spotting around blotch, widely funnel-shaped, to 4 ins. Across. Truss low rounded, flat topped. Late May.
Pink Frosting R. catawbiense var. album Glass x R. yakushimanum, raised and introduced by D. C. Leach, Brookville, Pa. Plant compact, 26 ins. high, 36 ins. wide, leaves obovate, 4 ins. by 1⅞ ins, with thin indumentum, Flowers pale pink, Nickerson 2.5RP 8.5/3, reverse darker 7.5RP 6.5/11, buds bright pink 7.5RP 5.5/12, rotate campanulate, to 2 ins. across, 16 to a truss.
Pink Plush A deciduous azalea received from a collector as seeds labeled R. furbishii, but introduced by D. G. Leach, Brookville, Pa. as an advanced generation natural hybrid derived from R. bakeri and R. arborescens. Plant 36 ins. high, 30 ins. broad, leaves 2 ins. by 1⅛ in., glaucous beneath. Flowers strong pink, Nickerson 10 RP 6.5/14, minutely veined and shading to lobe tipped darker pink, 10 RP 4.5/14, faint orange blotch 2.5YR 7/7, to 2¼ across, 6 to 8 to a truss. Late June.
Scarlet Glory Evergreen azalea, 'Aladdin' x red seedling, raised and introduced by Girard Nurseries, Geneva, Ohio. Plants semi-upright. 18 ins. wide by 24 ins. high, leaves 1¼ ins. by ¾ in., bright green. Flowers brilliant scarlet, heavy substance, wide open.