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, Scotland) 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. I. 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.
BOBBET - R. campylogynum X R. cremastum, raised and introduced by Mr. and Mrs. James Caperci, Rainier Mt. Alpine Gardens, Seattle, Wash. Plant upright spreading to 16 ins. high by 7 ins. wide in 7 years. Leaves obovate, cuneate base, to 1 in. long by ½ in. wide, glabrous beneath. Flowers funnel campanulate, yellow, to 5/8 in. long by 5/8 in. wide, calyx prominent, dark green, pubescent, anthers brown, stigma very green, pedicel 1½ in. long, very pubescent.
CLATSOP BELLE - 'Bow Bells' X 'Earl of Athlone', raised and introduced by George L. Baker, Astoria, Ore. Plant to 4 ft. in 10 years, relatively low, compact. Leaves olive green, to 3 ins. long by 1½ in. wide. Flowers soft rose to deep pink, slightly ruffled, campanulate, to 2 ins. wide by 1½ in. long. Truss loose, upright, to 15 flowers.
HINO-PINK - ('Hino-Crimson' X R. poukhanense) X R. kaempferi seedling. X 'Louise Gable'), a Kurume type azalea, known as K14-P, raised and introduced by A. M. Shammarello, South Euclid, Ohio. Plant to 18 ins. high by 3 ft. wide, spreading, compact. Leaves to 1½ in. long by ½ in. wide. Flowers flesh pink, 75-RP 7/10 strong purplish pink, single, to 1¾ inches wide, 3 in a cluster, about May 10. Hardy.
HINO-WHITE - 'Hino-Crimson' X R. poukhanense X 'Desiree', a Kurume type azalea, known as K2-W, raised and introduced by A. M. Shammarello, South Euclid, Ohio. Plant spreading compact, 15 ins. high by 3 ft. wide. Leaves to 1½ in. long by ½ in. wide. Flowers white N9. 5, 90% R Munsell Neutral Value Scale, single, to 2 ins. wide, 3 in a cluster. About May 10. Hardy.
IVORY BELLS - R. chlorops X R. williamsianum, raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. Plant sturdy, compact, semi-dwarf, to 30 ins. tall at 15 years. Leaves oval, to 2½ ins. long by 1½ in. wide, stiff texture, slightly waved. Flower buds Chinese yellow 606/1, opening straw yellow 604/1, flatfish, to 3 ins. wide by ½ ins. deep, 7 to 10 florets in a graceful truss. Early mid-season.
LACKAMAS FIREBRAND - 'Essex Scarlet' X R. griersonianum, raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. Plant upright, bushy, 4 ft. tall by 4 ft. wide at 15 years. Leaves elliptic, to 5½ ins. long by 1¾ in. wide, tan indumentum beneath. Flowers currant red 821/2 HCC, bell shaped to 2½ ins. wide by 2 ins. deep, 18 to a globe shaped truss. Late June.
LORI EICHELSER - a pink R. forrestii var. repens X 'Bow Bells', cross made by Lester Brandt, introduced by Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Janeck, Tacoma, Wash. Plant compact, 1½ ft. high by 5½ ft. wide in 14 years. Leaves broadly elliptic, 2½ in. long by 1½ in. wide, dark green, veins impressed. Flowers cherry 722/1, campanulate, 2½ ins. wide by 2 ins. deep, 3 to 4 flowers in truss. Late March to early April. Hardy.
PINK PETTICOATS - 'Jan Dekens' selfed, raised and introduced by John G. Lofthouse, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Plant has dense, upright habit, to 5 ft. high by 6 ft. wide in 10 years. Leaves narrow, elliptical, to 8 ins. long by 2¾ ins. wide. Flowers China rose HCC 024/1 at margin, 024/3 to 024/2 at center, openly funnel shaped, frilled picotee, to 2½ ins. wide by 1½ in, long. High compact truss of 32 flowers, 9 ins. by 9 ins. Mid May.
SMOKY MOUNTAINEER - a selection of R. calendulaceum made at the Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Mass. by Dr. Donald Wyman. Flowers similar to the usual R. calendulaceum in size and shape but noted for the strong reddish-orange color of the flowers HCC 17/1, Mandarin red, or Nickerson 9.R 5/11, of uniform color without a yellow blotch on the inside of the corolla.
VULCAN'S BELLS - 'Vulcan's Flame' X R. williamsianum, raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. Plant a sturdy mound, 24 ins. tall and 30 ins. wide at 10 years. Leaves 2½ ins. long by 1½ in. wide, oval, slightly cordate at the base, dark green. Flowers clear rose red HCC 724, open bell shaped, 2½ ins. wide by 2 ins. deep. 6 to 8 flowers in a truss. Early mid-season.