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.
SNOW BELLS - 'Loder's White' X R. williamsianum, raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Washington. Plant 18" tall by 24" wide at 12 years, thickly branched. Leaves oval with cordate base, 2" long by 1½" wide. Flowers pure white, five-petaled open bells, 2½" across by 1½" deep, in a 5 to 7-flowered truss. Flowers in mid April.
VEESPRITE - R. impeditum X R. racemosum, raised and introduced by R. R. Forster, Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario, Vineland Station, Ontario, Canada. Plant 18" wide by 10" high, compact. Leaves oblong, elliptical, ¾" long by ½" wide. Flowers Persian rose HCC 628/2, funnel shaped, ¾" across, in terminal clusters of 3 to 5. Blooms in mid May.
Fig. 32. 'Veesprite', a hybrid of R. impeditum x
R. racemosum, from the Horticultural Research
Institute at Vineland, Station, Ontario, Canada.
YAKU CREAM - Lackamas Cream' (R. chlorops) X R. yakushimanum F.C.C. raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas Washington. Plant a bushy mound, 18" tall by 24" wide in 8 years. Leaves elliptic, 4" long by 1¼" wide, dark green. Flowers open mimosa yellow, turn primrose yellow, bell shaped, 5 to 6 petals, to 2" wide and 1½" deep, on stiff pedicels. Twelve well spaced flowers per truss. Flowers in mid May.
YAKU SPLENDOR - 'Rose Splendor' X R. yakushimanum F.C.C., raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Washington. Plant globe shaped, 18" tall by 18" wide in 8 years. Leaves to 5" long by 1½" wide, slightly obovate, recurved, with a tan indumentum. Flowers phlox pink HCC 631/1 on outside, paler inside, ruffled bells, 5 petals, to 2¾" wide by 2" deep. Truss of 18" flowers in a 6 globe. Mid May.