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.
ANNA PAVLOWA - a Knaphill deciduous azalea, parentage unknown, raised by Dr. E. J. Kraus, introduced by Beneschoen Gardens, Myrtle Creek, Ore. Plant 3½' tall by 3½' across in 8 years, open spreading, leaves 3" X 1½". Flowers white, double-ruffled, to 2½" across. Truss loose, ball shaped, with 9 flowers. Fragrant, midseason.
ETHEL DUPAR - raised and introduced by Wm. Whitney, named by Ethel L. Dupar. Plant to 5' high by 7' wide in 10 years, compact mound shaped. Leaves 6" long X 2" wide, flat, medium green. Flowers pink in bud, opening cream yellow with a pink blush at edge of petals. Corolla has 7 lobes, calyx fleshy, to ½" long. Flowers funnel campanulate, to 3½" across, 8 in a loose, rounded truss. Late midseason.
EZRA J. KRAUS - an Exbury, deciduous azalea, 'Cecile' X 'Strawberry Ice', raised and introduced by Beneschoen Gardens, Myrtle Creek, Ore. Plant to 4' high and 4' across in 6 years. Leaves 4" X 2". Flowers Dawn pink 523/2, buds Chinese coral 614/2, flat faced with wavy margins, to 3½" across, fragrant, 11 buds to a truss. Midseason.
JOCK BRYDON - a hybrid, deciduous azalea, R. molle X R. occidentale, raised by Dr. Clausen, introduced by Beneschoen Gardens, Myrtle Creek, Ore. Plant 7' by 7' in 7 years, upright, dense. Leaves 3½" by 1½". Flowers white suffused pink, center petal speckled Spanish orange, tubular, waved and ruffled margins, to 2¾" across, 12 to 16 in a tight ball shaped truss. Fragrant. Late.
JOHN F. KENNEDY - An Exbury deciduous azalea, 'Corringe' X 'Knighthood', raised and introduced by Beneschoen Gardens, Myrtle Creek, Ore. Plant 5' high by 3½' across in 6 years, upright, dense. Leaves 3" by 1½". Flowers signal red 719/1, tubular, ruffled, to 3" across, fragrant, 9 in a ball shaped truss. Midseason.
MARTHA WRIGHT - R. burmanicum X 'Fragrantissimum', raised and introduced by Mr. and Mrs. Maurice H. Sumner, San Francisco, Calif. Plant 5' tall and 4' across, bushy, floriferous. Leaves 3" long by 1⅝" wide, glossy, (lark green, impressed veins. Flowers creamy white with a yellow center, fragrant, tubular campanulate, to 3½" across. Truss flat, four-flowered. Blue ribbon at the California Chapter Show in 1963 and in 1964 for best plant hybridized in California.
THOMAS JEFFERSON - an Exbury deciduous azalea, 'Kathleen' X 'Firefly', raised and introduced by Beneschoen Gardens, Myrtle Creek, Ore. Plant 3½' by 3½' in 6 years, open, spreading. Leaves 4½" by 2". Flowers Chinese coral 614/1, six petals, flat faced, ruffled, to 4" across, fragrant, 10 per ball shaped truss. Midseason.