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Volume 20, Number 4
October 1966

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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, 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. 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.

COLUMBIA SUNSET - R. griersonianum X 'Azor', bred and introduced by George L. Baker, Astoria, Ore. Plant to 5 ft. in 10 yrs., 4 ft. across. Leaves dark green, 75G-3/6 with light fawn indumentum, to 5½ in. long by 1½ in. wide. Flowers deep, intense pink with deep red center, red in bud, to 4 in. across by 2½ in. long, funnel campanulate, crinkled, 14 to a truss.
FIRE CHIEF - Evergreen Azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendour', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 18 in. Leaves 1¼ in. long by ¾ in. wide. Flowers strong purplish red 10RP5/12, single, to 3 in. across, 2 to 4 in a cluster, about May 18.
FROLIC - Evergreen Azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Campfire', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, upright, to 3½ ft. Leaves 1¼ in. long by ¾ in. wide. Flowers strong purplish red 7.5RP5/12, hose-in-hose, to 3 ins. wide, 1 to 2 in a cluster. About May 5.
GERONOMO - Evergreen Azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendour', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, upright, to 3 ft. Leaves 1½ in. long by ¾ in. wide. Flowers strong reddish purple 2.5 RP5/10, hose-in-hose, to 2¼ in. across, 2 to 3 in a cluster. About May 10.
HINO-RED - ('Hino-Crimson' X R. poukhanense) X (R. kaempferi sdlg. X 'James Gable'), a Kurume type azalea, known as K15-11, raised and introduced by A. M. Shammarello, South Euclid, Ohio. Plant spreading, compact, to 18 ins. high by 3 ft. wide. Leaves to 1½ in. long by ½ in. wide. Flowers moderate scarlet red 2.5R 4/10, single, to 1¾ in. wide, 3 in. in a cluster, about May 10. Hardy.
JAN - Evergreen Azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendour', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 2 ft. high. Leaves 1½ in. long by ¾ in. wide. Flowers strong reddish purple 2.5RP5/10, hose-in-hose, to 2½ in. across, 2 to 4 in a cluster. About May 24.
KATIE - Evergreen Azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendour', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 18 in. high. Leaves 2½ in. long by 1 in. wide. Flowers strong purplish red 2.5RP5/10, hose-in-hose, to 2½ in. across, 2 to 4 in a cluster. About May 15.
KARL KORN - Deciduous Azalea, 'Basilisk' X 'Ginger', raised and introduced by Robert C. Korn, Renton, Wash. Plant to 4 ft. high by 4 ft. across in 10 years. Leaves dark, shiny blackish green to 4 in. long by 2 in. wide. Flowers a good-textured butterscotch yellow throughout with a minute trace of orange, to 4 in. across and 4 in. long in a high, compact truss of up to 15 flowers. About May 15.
LINDEAN - Evergreen Azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendour', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 18 in. high. Leaves 2 in. long by ¾ in. wide. Flowers strong purplish red 2.5RP5/10, hose-in-hose, to 2½ in. across, 2 to 3 in a cluster. About May 5.
LUNAR SEA - Evergreen Azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendour', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 2 ft. high. Leaves 2½ in. long by 1½ in. wide, bullate on new growth. Flowers light purple 7.5P6/8, hose-in-hose, to 3 in. across, 2 in a cluster. About May 10.
MONTEZUMA - Evergreen Azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendour', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 3 ft. tall. Leaves 1¾ in. long by 1 in. wide. Flowers strong reddish purple 10P5/10 with white center, to 1½ in. in diameter, hose-in-hose, to 3 ins. across, 2 to 3 in a cluster. About May 27.
ROYAL ROBE - Evergreen Azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendour', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 2½ ft. Leaves 2 in. long by ¾ in. wide. Flowers strong reddish purple 2.5RP4/10, hose-in-hose, with heavy ruffles, to 2½ in. across, 2 to 4 in a cluster. About May 24.
SLEIGH BELLS - Evergreen Azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Madrigal', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 18 ins. Leaves 1½ in. long by ¾ in. wide. Flowers white with chartreuse blotch, single, to 2½ in. across, 2 to 4 in a cluster. About May 20.
TAT - Evergreen Azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Glamour', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact to 2 ft. high. Leaves 2 in. long by 1 in. wide. Flowers moderate purplish pink 2.5RP7/8, double, to 3 in. across, 1 to 2 in a cluster. About May 15.
SUNDANCE - Evergreen Azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendour', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 18 in. tall. Leaves 1½ in. long by ¾ in. wide. Flowers strong purplish red 7.5RP5/12, hose-in-hose, to 2 in. across, 2 to 3 in a cluster. About May 15.


Volume 20, Number 4
October 1966

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