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Volume 21, Number 4
October 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. 1. 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.

AL JOLSON: 'Mars' X R. haemaleum, raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma, Wash. Plant medium large, compact, leaves small. Flowers cardinal red, HCC 822, campanulate, 2" long by 2" in diameter, 4 to 8 in a loose truss. Late May.
ART WICKENS: ('Britannia' X 'Exbury Jasper', Special) #2, raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma, Wash. Plant semi dwarf, flat and spreading, with leaves of average size. Flowers turkey red HCC 721/2, campanulate, 2" in diameter, in a loose truss. Early June.
BEWITCHED: 'Racil' X 'Cornell Pink', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant open, upright, to 4', leaves 1" X ", persistent. Flowers 2" across, 2 to 5 in a ball shaped truss. Color light purple pink, Nickerson 2.5RP 8/5. Blooms about Mar. 25.
BINGO: An evergreen azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendour', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, upright to 3', leaves 1" X ". Flowers strong purplish red 10RP4/12, to 2" across, 2 to 4 in a cluster. Blooms about May 27.
CHAUNCY ALCOTT: ('Purple Splendour' X 'Jasper', Exbury Special) #1, raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma, Wash. Plant of medium size, spreading, leaves light green, rounded. Flowers porcelain rose, slightly lighter at base, campanulate, 2" across by 2" long, 8 to 10 in a loose truss. Blooms early May.
C. SABINE SEABROOK: ('Fusilier' X 'Jasper', Exbury Special) #6, raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma, Wash. Plant medium size, habit similar to 'Fusilier', leaves of average ,size, dark green. Flowers open buttercup yellow 5/2 to 5/3 from red tipped buds, then become orange buff 507/1, campanulate, 2" across by 2" long, with a 1" calyx. There are 10 to 22 flowers in a flat truss. Blooms first half of June.
EMETT ADAMS: ('May Day', dwarf form X R. haematodes)#2, raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma, Wash. Semi dwarf, fairly compact, leaves heavily indumented, young leaves pubescent on top also. Flowers blood red 820/3, tubular campanulate, 1" long, 6 to 8 in a loose truss. April.
FLORA MARKEETA: R. thomsonii X ('Unique' X 'Luscombei, var. Leonardslee'), raised and introduced by Flora Markeeta Nursery, Edmonds, Wash. Plant 3' tall and 4' across in 10 years, compact, leaves ovate, to 4" long, dark glossy green. Flowers coral pink in bud, opening to an ivory white blushed coral, 10 to a well rounded truss. Early April.
FRANK BAUM: ('Mars' X 'Jasper') #1, raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma, Wash. Plant medium size, somewhat open, leaves large. Flowers, outside carmine 21, inside carmine 202 to yellow at center, campanulate, 2" across and 2" long, in a tight truss. First half of June.
JETFIRE: Evergreen azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Glamour', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, upright, to 3' high, leaves 1" by ". Flowers strong purplish pink 7.5RP6/12, to 2" across, 2 to 3 in a cluster. Blooms about May 5.
KAY LOGAN: 'Romany Chai' X 'Elizabeth'-raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma, Wash. Plant large, upright, leaves rather small. Flowers currant red 821, tubular, crinkly, 2" long by 1" across, in a loose truss. Blooms late May to early June.
LEO FRIEDMAN: 'Bowbells' X R. strigillosum, raised and introduced by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma, Wash. Plant small, very compact, leaves very smooth, cordate, and relatively small. Flowers rose madder 23, campanulate, 1" long by 1" across. April.
LIVONIA LINDSLEY: 'Loderi King George' X 'Mars', raised by Arthur O. Wright, introduced by Arthur Lindsley Sr. Plant 7 ft. high in 19 years, mound shaped, leaves 5" X 2". Flowers orchid purple 31/2 fading to 31/3 in a cone shaped truss 8" across and 11" high, containing up to 24 flowers. Mid season.
LITTLE TROOPER: 'Arthur Osborn' X 'Fabia' raised and introduced by George L. Baker, Astoria, Ore. Plant 24" high and 28" across in 10 years, compact, leaves elliptic, 3" X 1", dull olive green. Flowers deep blood red, campanulate, ruffled, 1" long by 2" across, with a " calyx, 8 to a truss. Blooms late.
MAGGIE STOFFEL: parentage unknown, a Whitney seedling raised by Charles Schmidt, introduced by Mrs. Jean Rutherford, Kelso, Wash. Plant 4 ft. high by 3 ft. across, leaves 4" X 1" elliptic. Flowers pale rose with crimson brown markings, campanulate, double, 3" across, 8 to 10 in a compact truss. Mid May.
MARKEETA'S PRIZE: 'Loderi Venus' X 'Anna', raised and introduced by Flora Markeeta Nursery, Edmonds, Wash. Plant 4' tall and 5' across in 10 years, leaves dark green, 6" X 2". Flowers scarlet red, 5" across, 12 to a truss.
OLIVER TWIST: Charles Dickens' X R. yakushimanum, raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. Plant 16" tall by 16" wide in 5 years, semi dwarf globe shaped, leaves elliptic, leathery, persistent, dark green with a matted tan indumentum, to 4" X 2". Flowers clear fuchsine pink 627/2 to 627/3, ruffled bells of good substance, 2" across, up to 20 in a globe shaped truss. Mid May.
PINK CHIFFON: from Rock No. 30, R. fortunei seed, raised and introduced by Ruth M. Hansen, Portland, Ore. Plant 8 ft., spreading, leaves oblong elliptic, apex acute, base rounded, dark green, 7" X 2". Flowers tyrian rose 24/3, lighter inside, reddish markings deep in throat, 7 lobed, funnel campanulate, slightly undulate, buds 24/2. Tall truss of 9 to 12 flowers. Mid May.
RUTH HANSEN: Idealist' X 'China', raised and introduced by Carl Phetteplace, M.D., Eugene, Ore. Plant 30" high in 7 years, moderately compact, leaves medium green, glabrous, 6" X 2". Flowers primrose yellow 64/2 in throat shading to 64/3 at edge, open funnel shaped, to 1" deep by 4" across, 6 lobes. The truss is conical and made up of some 13 flowers. Late May.
SNOW SPRITE: Snow Lady' X R. moupinense, raised by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. and introduced by Ben Lancaster and Robert Whalley. Plant 10 ins. tall and 12 ins. wide at 6 years, more compact than parents. Leaves oval elliptic, persistent, glossy green, to 1" X ⅞". Flowers pure white with chocolate anthers, 5 petaled, open bell, 1" deep by 2" across, 3 to 5 to a truss. Late April.
TAIPING: Seedling from the late James Barto, Triflorum Series, has been called R. concinnum but does not fit description, raised and introduced by Ruth M. Hansen, Portland, Ore. Plant 6' high, open upright, leaves lanceolate, apex acute, base cuneate, dark green, 2" X ". Flowers persian rose 638/2, shading to lighter inside, yellow markings on three upper petals, tubular campanulate, 5 lobed, 1" long by 1" across, 9 to 11 in a truss. Early May.
TORCHLIGHT: An evergreen azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendour', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen. Plant compact, to 2' high, leaves 1" X ". Flowers strong purplish red 7.5RP5/12, hose-in-hose, to 3" across, 2 to 3 in a cluster. About May 20.
YAKU FRILLS: R. smirnowii X R. yakushimanum F.C.C., raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. Plant 10" tall by 12" across at 5 years, mound shaped, leaves dark green, revolute, slightly recurved, persistent, heavy tan indumentum, 4" X 1". Flowers pink in bud, opening clear white, frilled, 1" deep by 2" across, 12 to 14 in a 6" globe shaped truss. Mid May.
YAKU PICOTEE: 'Moser's Maroon' X R. yakushimanum F.C.C., raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. Plant 15" tall by 15" across at 5 years, leaves elliptic, recurved, persistent, dark green, matted indumentum below, 5" X 1". Flowers rose bengal 25/1, shading to white at center, rotate bells, 1" deep by 2" across, 15 to a globe shaped truss. Mid May.
YAKU WARRIOR: 'Mars' X R. yakushimanum, raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. Plant 18" tall by 20" wide at 8 years, leaves elliptic, persistent, recurved, dark green, thin indumentum below, 4" X 1" Flowers tyrian rose 24/2, fading to 24/3 at center, bell shaped, 1" deep by 2" across, 18 to a truss. Mid May.


Volume 21, Number 4
October 1967

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