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Volume 18, Number 3
July 1964

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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.

Bengal Star - Evergreen azalea, 'Red Star' X 'Bengal Fire', raised and introduced by H. L. Larson, Tacoma, Washington. Plant to 3 ft. in 10 years, broader than tall. Leaves 1¾ in. by ¾ in. Flowers Cardinal Red 822/1, buds HCC 822, campanulate, 2¾ ins. wide, 1½ ins. long, in ones and twos, densely covering branches. Late midseason.
Blue Jay - A selected seedling of R. ponticum, raised and introduced by H. L. Larson, Tacoma, Wash. Plant to 5 ft. in 10 years, rounded compact. Leaves to 6 ins. long by 2 ins. wide. Flowers to be described later (essentially blue with dark purple spot).
Esther Packard - 'Mars' X unnamed 'Loderi' hybrid, raised and introduced by Melvin V. Love, Bellevue, Wash. Plant a semi-dwarf, to 2½ ft. in 10 years, low-spreading. Leaves (lark green, glossy. Flowers fuchsine pink, HCC 627 to 621/1, bell-shaped, to 4 ins. wide, 2½  ins. long. Truss rounded. Midseason.
Etta Burrows - 'Fusilier' X R. strigillosum, raised and introduced by H. L. Larson, Tacoma, Wash. Plant to 6 ft. in 10 years, broader than tall. Leaves to 9 ins. long by 2 ins. wide. Flowers blood red, HCC 820, campanulate, slightly spotted, to 3 ins. wide and 2 ins. long, rounded truss of up to 30 flowers. Early mid-season.
Fifth Avenue Red - 'Diane' X R. haematodes, raised by Rudolph Henny, introduced by Leona Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant upright, dwarf, to 3 ft. in shade (2 ft. in  sun), leaves to 3¾ ins. long by 2 ins. wide. Flowers glossy, deep neyron rose with lighter streak down inside center of petals, bell-campanulate, to 1½ in. long, 10 per truss. Apr. and May.
Georgia May - parentage unknown, raised and introduced by Wm. W. Core, Silvercreek, Wash. Plant upright, to 3½ ft. in 10 years. Leaves to 6 ins. long by 1½ in. wide. Flowers rose pink at margins, to almost white at center, blotch of brownish maroon spots on yellow, flattish saucer-shaped, 5 petals. Truss upright with 14 flowers. Very late.
Golden Folly - 'Fabia' X 'Moonstone', raised and introduced by H. L. Larson, Tacoma, Wash. Plant to 3 ft. in 10 yrs. broader than tall. Leaves to 4½ ins. by 2 ins. Flowers deep yellow, campanulate, rounded truss. Mid-season.
Jennie Dosser - 'Britannia' X 'Trilby', raised and introduced by Miss Lillie Dosser, Centralia, Wash. Plant upright, to 10 ft. in 10 years. Leaves to 7 ins. long by 2 ins. wide, medium dark green. Flowers light purple, Nickerson 5P 6/7 to 5P 8/5, deep purplish red blotch, 7.5 RP 3/9, shallow funnel-shaped, slightly ruffled, to 4 ins. wide by 1½ in. long, to 14 in an upstanding truss. Late.
Jennie Lewis - 'Trilby' X 'Britannia', raised and introduced by Miss Lillie Dosser, Centralia, Wash. Plant rounded, to 5 ft. in 10 years. Leaves to 7 ins. long by 2½ in. wide, dark green. Flowers white, greenish tinge at center, saucer-shaped, 7 lobes, to 6 ins. across in rounded truss of 10 flowers. Early.
Ken Janeck - A selected seedling of R. yakushimanum, raised by Mr. and Mrs. Ken Janeck, Tacoma, Wash. from seedling from Peter Klein. Plant low, compact mound, to 4½ ft. wide and 2½ ft. tall in 12 years. Leaves dark green, heavily floccose-tomentose. upper surface becoming smooth. recurved, linear, slightly oblanceolate, apex acute. Flowers fuchsine pink. IICC 627/1 to roseine purple 629/1, fading to white with fern green stippling in upper lobe, openly funnel shaped, to 2½ in. across. Truss of 13 to 17 flowers, compact. Midseason
Marjorie Baird - 'Ivisa' X R. campylocarpum, raised and introduced by H. L. Larson, Tacoma, Wash. Plant erect, to 6 ft. in 10 years, leaves to 5½ ins. long by 2 ins. wide. Flowers deep yellow with a maroon blotch, tubular campanulate.
Odee Wright - 'Idealist' X 'Mrs. Betty Robertson', raised and introduced by Arthur O. Wright, Milwaukie, Ore. Plant compact, to 3 ft. in 10 years, leaves to 3½ ins. by 1½ in. wide, glossy, HCC 960. Buds peach, 512/2, flowers chartreuse 663/1, carmine speckling in throat, wide funnel shaped, to 4½ ins. wide, 1½ in. long, lobes slightly ruffled. Truss of 12 to 15 flowers. Early May.
Pamela Love - Unnamed R. thomsonii hybrid X unnamed 'Loderi' seedling, raised and introduced by Melvin V. Love, Bellevue, Wash. Plant rangy, to 6 ft. in 10 years, leaves dark green, wavy margins. Flowers Rose Bengal HCC 25/2 to 25/3, to 6 ins. across, 2½ in. long, wide funnel-shape. Truss with flat top. Early.
Red Majesty - R. elliottii X R. strigillosum, raised and introduced by H. L. Larson, Tacoma, Wash. Plant to 6 ft. in 10 years, broader than tall. Leaves to 8 ins. long by 2 ins. wide. Flowers currant red, HCC 821/3, heavily spotted, campanulate, to 3 ins. wide and 3 ins. long. Truss rounded, 7 ins. across. Early mid-season.
Red Velvet - 'Fusilier' X R. williamsianum, raised and introduced by H. L. Larson, Tacoma, Wash. Plant to 3 ft. in 10 years, broader than tall. Leaves to 4½ ins. by 2½ in. wide. Flowers red, campanulate. Mid-season.
Scarlet Nymph - R. neriiflorum X R. strigillosum, raised and introduced by H. L. Larson, Tacoma, Wash. Plant to 3 ft. in 10 years, broader than tall. Leaves with loose brownish indumentum, to 4 ins. long by 1½ in. wide. Flowers blood red, HCC 820/2, campanulate, 1½ in. wide by 2 ins. long. Truss rounded, 5½ ins. across. Early mid-season.
Tiara - 'Golden Jubilee' X 'Loderi King George', raised and introduced by Melvin Love, Bellevue, Wash. Plant semi-compact, to 4 ft. in 10 years. Leaves light green, to 9 ins. long by 1 ins. wide. Flowers white, with chartreuse green, HCC 663/3, throat, with petaloid stamens, fragrant, to 4½ ins. wide by 3 ins. long. Truss compact, erect. Early.
Vera Hawkins - 'Albatross' X 'Fabia', raised and introduced by H. L. Larson, Tacoma, Wash. Plant to 6 ft. in 10 years, broader than tall. Leaves to 6 ins. long by 2 ins. wide. Buds currant red HCC 821/1, flowers porcelain rose 620/3, veined and netted with a deeper color. Upper petal clotted deep orange, with thin overlay of pale yellow to deep red in throat, campanulate, to 4 ins. across by 2½ in. long. Truss of 12 flowers. Mid-season.
Violet Gose - R. ponticum X R. sutchuenense var. geraldii, raised and introduced by Melvin V. Love, Bellevue, Wash. Plant to 4 ft. in 10 years, compact. Leaves dark green, leathery. Flowers pansy violet 33/2 to mauve 633/2. Truss upright with 17 flowers. Early mid-season.
White Robe - 'Dr. Stocker' X 'Fabia', raised by Rudolph Henny, introduced by Leona Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant 4 ft. across and 3 ft. high. Leaves to 7 ins. long by 2½ ins. wide. Flowers pale yellow in bud, opening white, 3 ins. across, open campanulate. Upright truss. Early May.


Volume 18, Number 3
July 1964

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