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Volume 21, Number 1
January 1967

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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.

ALDA LEA - Evergreen azalea: 'Eric Schame' X Prof. Walter's seedling, raised and introduced by Walter A. Myers, Waukeen Azalea Gardens, Ripon, Calif. Flowers variegated, with as many as 5 colors from red center with blotch to pink and white edge, double, to 2½ in. across, 2 to 3 flowers in a cluster. Plant compact, 12 to 14 ins. tall.
BLUE ANGEL - Evergreen azalea; 'Perle de Saffalore' seedling X a light purple seedling, raised and introduced by Walter A. Myers, Waukeen Azalea Gardens, Ripon, Calif. Compact, to 18 ins., leaves 1½ x ¾ ins. Flowers light purplish blue, Nickerson 7.5 PB 8/4.
COPPER QUEEN - Evergreen azalea: 'Chime' seedling X 'Chico', raised and introduced by Walter A. Myers, Waukeen Azalea Gardens, Ripon Calif. Leaves 1½ x ½ in. Flowers single to semi-double, bright copper color, 2¼ to 3 ins. across.
DOROTHY LEE - 'Jean Marie de Montague' X R. haemaleum, raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma. Wash. Plant small though hardly a dwarf, very open, thin stems; leaves dark green, thin, 2½ x ¾ ins. Flowers oxblood red 00823, tubular campanulate, 1⅞ in. across, 10 to 12 in a loose, flat truss. Blooms about May 1.
EARL MOORE - Earl of Athlone' X 'Jean Marie de Montague', raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma, Wash. Plant large with long, vine-like branches, leaves large, glossy, average green. Flowers cherry 722/3, funnel-shaped, large, in a tight truss of 12 to 15 flowers. Blooms about May 13.
EGBERT VAN ALSTYNE - Dwarf 'May Day' X R. haematodes, raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma, Wash. Plant medium in size, very compact and shapely; leaves yellowish green, medium sized. Flowers orient red 819, campanulate, a little larger than those of R. haematodes, in an open truss. Midseason.
ELFIN HILL - 'Jock' X R. haematodes, raised and introduced by Vernon Wyatt, Union, Wash. Plant 10 ins. high by 10 ins. across in 10 years, compact, leaves oval to ovate, (lark green, 1¾ X 1 in. Flowers china rose, HCC 024/1, funnel-campanulate, to 1½ ins. long by 1¾ ins. wide. Blooms in late April.
ERNEST R. BALL - 'Britannia' X 'Jasper' (special Exbury form), raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma, Wash. Plant a little under average size, open habit; leaves very similar to 'Britannia'. Flowers salmon 412/3, with a few darker stripes that do not fade, flat-funnel shaped, to 3½ ins. across, to 14 in a tight truss. Midseason.
GEORGE M. COHAN - 'Mayday' X 'Jasper' (special Exbury form), raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma, Wash. Plant of medium size, open habit; leaves medium size and color. Flowers azalea pink 618, carrot red 612 at the base, and variable yellowish pink inside, campanulate, with a large petal-like calyx, to 3 ins. across, in an open truss. Blooms about June 5.
HAROLD AMATEIS - R. maximum X R. strigillosum, raised by Edmond Amateis, introduced by Warren and Susan Baldsiefen, Bellvale, N.Y. Plant 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide at 14 yrs. Leaves to 6 ins. long by 1½ in. wide, heavy rugose, depressed midrib, glabrous above, slight fawn indumentum below. Flowers cardinal red, deep maroon throat, darker spot at center, bell-shaped, 5 lobes, to 2¼ ins. across, to 20 flowers in a truss 5 ins. across and 4 ins. high. Early May.
HARRY VON TILZER - Dwarf 'Mayday' X R. haematodes, raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma, Wash. Plant very small, compact, leaves small, dark green, glossy, with heavy indumentum. Flowers blood red 820, campanulate, a little larger than R. haematodes, in a loose truss. Midseason.
KARL HOSCHNA - 'Bow Bells' X 'Jasper' (special Exbury form), raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma, Wash. Plant medium in size, open, shapely habit. Leaves small, glossy. Flowers barium yellow 503/3, funnel-shaped, to 2 ins. across, in a loose truss. Blooms about May 1.
MARK TWAIN - 'Jean Marie de Montague' X 'Indiana', raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma. Wash. Plant large, open, but shapely. Leaves very large, smooth. Flowers currant red 821 to 821/3, campanulate, to 3 ins. in diameter, in a very tight truss 8 ins. across and 6 ins. high. Blooms about May 20.
MARY BRIGGS - R. haematodes X 'Elizabeth', raised and introduced by Vernon Wyatt, Union, Wash. Plant dwarf, compact, 8 ins. high by 16 ins. across in 10 years. Leaves elliptic lanceolate, (lark green, 3 ins. long X 1 in. wide. Flowers blood red, HCC 820, funnel-campanulate, 2 ins. long by 2 ins. across, 8 to 10 in a compact truss. Blooms in early May.
RIPONIA - Evergreen Azalea, 'Violacea' seedling X 'Topper' seedling, raised and introduced by Walter A. Myers, Waukeen Azalea Gardens, Ripon, Calif. Plant compact, up to 18 ins., leaves 1 in. by ½ in. Flowers orchid or light purple, double, frilled edges.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - Special 'Mayday' X 'Jester', raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma, Wash. Plant small to medium, open. Leaves small, dark green, very glossy, noticeable grooves at veins. Flowers blood red 820, funnel campanulate, small, in a loose truss. Blooms about June l.
TELL TAYLOR - 'Jean Marie de Montague' X 'Carita', raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma, Wash. Plant very large, open. Leaves very large, medium green, glossy. Flowers crimson 22/1 to 22/3, funnel shaped, to 3½ ins. across, in a fairly tight truss. Blooms about May 1.
TOD B. GALLOWAY - 'Fusilier' X 'Jasper' (special Exbury form), raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma, Wash. Plant medium size, open, rather flat spreading. Leaves medium size, light green. Flowers varying light pink and yellow shades, orange 10/3 to azalea pink 618/3, funnel campanulate, a large, showy double calyx. Truss loose, flat, with 8 to 12 flowers. Blooms about June 1.


Volume 21, Number 1
January 1967

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