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Volume 17, Number 3
July 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 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.

ALSEA Knaphill type azalea. 'Hugh Wormald' X 'Marion Merriman', raised and named by Howard J. Slonecker, Oak Grove, Ore. Upright habit. Flowers yellow with orange blotch, 3 to 3 ins. across. Midseason.
AMY ANN Evergreen rhododendron, parentage unknown, raised by Rudolph Henny, introduced by Leona Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant medium tall, leaves to 6 ins. long. Flowers brilliant rose opal 022/1 to 022/2. Ten flowers per truss. Late.
BARTO ALPINE Evergreen rhododendron, parentage unknown, raised by James Barto, introduced by Harold Greer, Eugene, Ore. Plant upright, to 3 ft. in 10 years, leaves elliptical, 1 in. long, in. wide. Flowers Nickerson 3RP 6/10 (Fuschia Purple), funnel shaped. Truss rounded, 4 to 5 flowers. Late March to mid April.
CALAPOOYA Knaphill type azalea. 'Hugh Wormald' X 'Marion Merriman', raised and named by Howard J. Slonecker, Oak Grove, Ore. Plant upright. Flowers pale pink with a deep yellow. orange blotch. Midseason.
CALLAGOLD R. dichroanthum X R. wardii raised by Rudolph Henny, introduced by Leona Henny, Brooks, Ore. Dwarf habit, leaves 3 in. or less in length. Flowers 1 in. long, 5 petals, reddish, capped with amber gold; reddish blend over top. Late.
CANDI R. cremastum X R. racemosum, raised and introduced by J. F. Caperci, Seattle, Wash. To 18 ins. high and 21 ins. wide in 14 years, compact. Leaves to 2 ins. long and ins. wide, elliptical, tip mucronate, base cuneate, densely scaly. Flowers bright rose, funnel campanulate, 1 in. wide, ⅝ in. long, 4 to 6 flowers in a compact, axillary truss. Late April to early May.
CAPER R. williamsianum X 'Hiraethlyn', raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant 3 ft. high, compact, leaves elliptic, 3 ins. long, 2 ins. wide. Flowers H.C.C. Azalea Pink 618/3, funnel campanulate, 4 ins. across, 2 ins. long. Truss a terminal umbel of 5 to 7 flowers. Early April.
CHETCO Knaphill type azalea. 'Hugh Wormald' X 'Marion Merriman', raised and named by Howard J. Slonecker, Oak Grove, Ore. Plant upright, flowers yellow with an orange blotch. Midseason.
CHEYENNE 'Jalisco' X 'Loderi', raised and introduced by Harold Greer, Eugene, Ore. Plant very compact, to 3 ft. in 10 yrs. Leaves oblong, 5 ins. long by 2 ins. wide. Flowers yellow 3Y 8.5/9 (Nickerson), slight marking upper throat, orange brown 2.5 YR 4/7, funnel-shaped, 7 lobes, 4 ins. across, 1 ins. deep. Truss open, 8 to 9 flowers. Mid-season.
CLACKAMAS Knaphill type azalea. 'Klondyke' X 'Marion Merriman', raised and named by Howard J. Slonecker, Oak Grove, Ore. Plant bushy, flowers salmon-colored. Mid-season.
COQUILLE Knaphill type azalea. 'Hugh Wormald' X 'Marion Merriman', raised and named by Howard J. Slonecker, Oak Grove, Ore. Plant upright, flowers yellow, orange blotch. Mid-season.
ELSE FRYE R. ciliicalyx X ?, raised and introduced by Dr. Paul J. and Ruby F. Bowman, Fort Bragg, California. Plant spreading, robust, to 5 to 8 feet in 10 years., leaves elliptic-lanceolate, reticulate, bullate, bristles, scales. Flowers white, flushed pink-rose, chrome yellow throat and eye in each lateral sinus broadly funnel-shaped 4 ins. wide by 3 ins. deep. Trusses 3 to 6 flowered. Very fragrant. Very early.
EDWARD LONG 'Fabia' X R. fortunei raised and introduced by D. W. James, Eugene, Ore. Plant of medium size, compact, leaves 5 ins. long by 2 ins. wide, rounded at apex. Buds chartreuse green H.C.C. 663/2, corolla opening to cream, retaining faint green center blotch, flatly campanulate, to 4 ins. wide by 1 in. deep. Truss rounded, 8 to 10 flowers. May.
*FOREST FIRE 'Tally Ho' X 'Britannia', raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks. Plant size medium, bushy. Flowers red, funnel campanulate, to 3 ins. wide. Truss loose. Late.
*GRISELDA 'Fabia' X 'Margaret Dunn', raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant medium to slow growing, medium dwarf habit, leaves to 6 ins. long. Flowers orange, flushed pink and scarlet, heavily spotted, flat, to 3 ins. wide. June.
*HOTSHOT R. eriogynum X 'Mars', raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant dwarfish. Flowers red.
*JADE 'Fabia' X 'Corona', raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore. Tinged with bright gold.
KATHY DOLL 'Corona' X 'Dondis', raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant upright, medium size, leaves smooth dark green, to 4 ins. long. Flowers flat, pink 20/2 to 5/3, waxy. Late.
KIMBERLY, P. A. R. williamsianum X R. fortunei, raised and introduced by Harold Greer, Eugene, Ore. Plant very compact, to 3 ft. in 10 yrs. Leaves oval to 3 ins. long and 2 ins. wide. Buds (Nickerson) 2.5 7.5/5 (Persian Rose), opening to 2.5 RP 9/2 (light Persian Rose) fading to white. Funnel-shaped, 3 ins. across. Moderately open truss. April-May.
KINGLET R. racemosum (f. 19404) X R. desquamatum var. 'Finch'. Raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant 7 ft., upright, leaves dark green, to 3 ins. long, in. wide. Flowers H. C. C. Fuchsine Pink 627/1, base of tube outside stained Phlox Pink 625, tubular campanulate, to 1 ins. across, in. long. Racemes of 3 to 4 blooms along the stem. Early April.
LACKAMAS BLUE, P. A. A clone of R. augustinii. Original stock obtained as cuttings from the Peter Kerr estate at Washougal, Wash., from an imported plant. Introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. Plant upright, to 4 ft. in 10 yrs. Leaves medium green, to 3 ins. long by in. wide. Flowers lavender blue, H.C.C. Sea Lavender Violet 637. flat, to 3 in. wide. Truss of 3 to 4 flowers, early mid-season.
*LEMON BELLS R. decorum X 'Fabia', raised and introduced by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant 21/2 ft., dwarfish, leaves to 6 in. long, Flowers pinkish yellow, large, bell-shaped, 5 to 6 to a truss. May.
LITTLE LOU, P. A. 'Lucy Lu' X R. valentinianum, raised and introduced by Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Sumner, San Francisco, California. Plant 8 ins, high and 12 ins. wide at 6 years, leaves obovate or elliptical, to 1 in. long by in. wide. Buds yellow, open flowers greenish yellow, touch of apricot, funnel campanulate, 1 in. across. March.
LYDIA 'Antoon Van Welie' X 'Day Dream' (red form). Raised and introduced by Harold Greer, Eugene, Ore. Plant medium upright, to 4 ft. in 10 years, leaves elliptical to 6 ins. long by 2 ins. wide. Flowers China Rose 8.5 RP 4.8/12 (Nickerson), slight marking upper lobes Cardinal Red 5 R 3/7, rotate funnel-shaped, 5 lobes, to 4 ins. across. Truss tight, 12 to 14 flowers. Late.
MISS JACKJ 'Ole Olson' X (R. lacteum X 'Mary Swaythling'). Raised and introduced by D. W. James, Eugene, Ore. Plant compact, medium size, leaves 4 in. long by 2 in. wide. Flowers Ivory, small area of red spots on upper petal, widely campanulate, to 4 ins. wide by 2 in. long, 10 to 12 in a medium compact truss. Early May.
PINWHEEL Evergreen rhododendron of unknown parentage, raised by Rudolph Henny, introduced by Leona Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant about 7 ft. high. leaves to 6 ins. long. Flowers creamy yellow, gold centers, China Rose Stripes on petals like spokes of a wheel, 7 lobes, to 3 in. wide. Seven flowers to a truss. June.
REINE LONG R. taronense X 'Else Frye', cross by Dr. Paul J. Bowman. Fort Bragg, Cal., raised to blooming size by E. H. Long, Oakland, California. Flowers white. large blotch of Indian Yellow, 6/1 lobes streaked with Rose Madder 23/1, rotate, to 3 in. wide by 2 ins. deep, very fragrant. Four to 5 flowers. semi-erect in a loose truss.
SANTIAM Knaphill type azalea. 'Hugh Wormald' X 'Marion Merriman', raised and named by Howard J. Slonecker, Oak Grove, Ore. Upright habit. Flowers yellow with orange blotch. Mid-season.
SHOW-OFF 'Moonstone' X 'Carolyn Grace', raised and introduced by Arthur O. Wright, Milwaukie, Ore. A compact mound, to 3 ft. in 10 yrs., leaves dark green, 2 ins. by 1 ins. Flowers pale yellow, cup-shaped, to 2 ins. wide in lax truss. Early April.
SILETZ Knaphill type azalea. 'Hugh Wormald' X 'Klondyke', raised and named by Howard J. Slonecker, Oak Grove, Ore. Plant upright. Flowers orange-yellow. Midseason.
SIUSLAW Knaphill type azalea. 'Hugh Wormald' X 'Marion Merriman'. Raised and named by Howard J. Slonecker, Oak Grove, Ore. Plant upright. Flowers yellow with orange blotch. Midseason.
SPARKLE PLENTY 'Pilgrim' X 'Redcap'. Raised by Rudolph Henny, introduced by Leona Henny, Brooks, Ore. Medium upright growth habit. Flowers light yellow to white with vermilion spots, in tall trusses.
STARLET, P. A. 'Diva' X R. williamsianum, raised by Halfdan Lem, introduced by Carl P. Fawcett, Tacoma, Wash. Plant compact, 18 ins. high by 24 ins. wide. leaves elliptic-oval, 3 ins. long by 1⅝ ins. wide. Flowers Rose Madder 23/2 to Crimson 22/1, funnel-rotate, to 4 ins. wide and 2 in. deep, 5 to 6 lobes. 5 to 6 flowers in loose trusses. Early May.
SUGAR-PLUM 'Moonstone' X 'Carolyn Grace'. raised and introduced by Arthur O. Wright, Milwaukie; Ore. Dense. upright habit. to 3 ft. in 10 yrs. Flowers deep pink, wide funnel-shaped. to 3 ins. wide. Lax trusses of 5 to 8 flowers. Mid-April.
TILLAMOOK Knaphill type azalea. 'Hugh Wormald' X 'Marion Merriman' raised and named by Howard J. Slonecker, Oak Grove, Ore. Plant upright. Flowers straw yellow, fading white, with orange blotch, to 3 ins. wide. Late midseason.
TUALTIN Knaphill type azalea 'Hugh Wormald' X 'Marion Merriman', raised and named by Howard J. Slonecker, Oak Grove, Ore. Plant upright. Flowers pale pink, deep orange-yellow blotch. Mid-season.
UMATILLA Knaphill type azalea, 'Hugh Wormald' X 'Marion Merriman', raised and named by Howard J. Slonecker, Oak Grove, Ore. Habit upright. Flowers yellow with orange blotch. Mid-season.
UMPQUA Knaphill type azalea. 'Hugh Wormald' X 'Klondyke', raised and named by Howard J. Slonecker, Oak Grove, Ore. Plant upright. Flowers orange-yellow. Midseason.
WINCHUK Knaphill type azalea. 'Hugh Wormald' X 'Marion Merriman'. Raised and named by Howard J. Slonecker, Oak Grove, Ore. Plant upright, flowers deep yellow with orange blotch. Mid-season.
YACHATS (pronounced Ya-hots) Knaphill type azalea. 'Hugh Wormald' X 'Marion Merriman', raised and named by Howard J. Slonecker, Oak Grove, Ore. Plant upright. Flowers deep yellow with orange blotch, to 4 ins. across. Late mid-season.
YAQUINA Knaphill type azalea. 'Hugh Wormald' X 'Marion Merriman' raised and named by Howard J. Slonecker, Oak Grove, Ore. Plant upright, flowers yellow, orange blotch. Mid-season.

*Varieties in International Register but not previously described in the A.R.S. Registry.


Volume 17, Number 3
July 1963

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