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Volume 22, Number 4
October 1968

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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.

APRIL BLUSH - R. carolinianum album x R. mucronulatum, raised and introduced by G. G. Nearing, Ramsey, N.J. Two ft. high, 2 ft. across in 10 years. Leaves to 1 in. long, pointed, about half deciduous. Flowers at end of April, very plentiful, to 1½ in. across, blush pink fading to vivid white. 
CALUSA - 'Helen Close' x 'Purple Splendor', evergreen azalea, raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant medium habit, to 5 ft. Leaves 1¾ in. long by ⅞ in. wide. Flowers deep purple pink 7.5RP6/12, hose-in-hose, to 2½ in. across, 2 in a cluster. Blooms May 6.
CANARY YELLOW - Exbury azalea, 'Cecile' selfed, raised by Rudolph Henny, introduced by Leona Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant over 4 ft. Flowers bright yellow gold, fades to yellow, 2 faint gold streaks on top petal, 5 lobes, star shaped, to 3½ in. across. April, May, June.
CAN CAN - Evergreen azalea, 'Louise Gable' X 'Helen Close', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 3 ft. Leaf 1 in. by ½ in. Flowers moderate purple red 5RP5/10, very frilled, double, to 3 in. across, cluster of 2 to 3. Blooms May 24.
CANTICO
- Evergreen azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendor', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant medium habit, to 3 ft., leaves 1½ in. by ¾ in. Flowers white with light purple edge 7.5P6/8, single, to 2½ in. in clusters of 2 - 13. Blooms May 30.
CAPRI
- Evergreen azalea, 'Louise Gable' X 'Helen Close', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant open, to 4 ft. Leaf 1¾ in. by ¾ in. Flowers deep purple pink with red blotch. 2.5RP6/10, single, to 3¾ in. across, in clusters of 3. Blooms May 10.
CAYUGA
- Evergreen azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendor', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 3 ft. Leaf 1¾ in. by 7/8 in. Flowers deep purplish pink with white throat 5RP6/10, hose-in-hose, to 2½ in. in cluster of 3 - 10. Blooms May 21.
CLIFF GARLAND - 'Bric-a-brac' X R. mucronulatum (pure pink form), raised and introduced by G. G. Nearing, Ramsey, N.J. One ft. high by 2 ft. wide in 10 years. Leaves obovate to nearly circular, to 2 in. long, deep purplish green, rich brown when young. Flowers in early April, shell pink, 1 to 4 per cluster, 2 in. across.
CLIFF SPANGLE - 'Bric-a-brae' X R. mucronulatum (pure pink form), raised and introduced by G. G. Nearing, Ramsey, N.J. One ft. high and as wide in 10 years. Leaves lanceolate to 1 in. long, sharply pointed, fully evergreen. Flowers early April in clusters of 2 - 5, deep pink. Florets widely open, to 2½ in. across.
CONCHO - Evergreen azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendor', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Bush compact, to 18 in. Leaves 1¼ in. by 74 in. Flowers strong reddish purple 2.5RP5/10, single, to 2½ in. across, cluster of 3 - 6. Blooms May 28.
DESERONTO - Evergreen azalea, 'Rose Greeley' X 'Ward's Ruby', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant medium habit, to 3 ft. Leaves 1¼ in. by ¾ in. Flowers strong purple red IORP4/12, single, to 2¾ in. across, in clusters of 3 - 6. Blooms May 19.
DOLORES - Evergreen azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Campfire', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant medium habit, to 4 ft. Leaves 1½ in. by ½ in. Flowers deep purple pink 7.5RP6/12, double, to 3 in., in cluster of 2. Blooms May 18.
DOCTOR RUDOLPH HENNY
- Exbury azalea, 'Cecile' selfed, raised by Rudolph Henny, introduced by Leona Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant 5 ft. Flowers ruffled orange strawberry pink, fades to pink, gold spot, semi double, 6 lobes, to 4 in. wide and 4-½ in. deep, 6 to 10 in a truss. May.
EDWIN PARKER - 'Day Dream' X 'Albatross', raised by Rudolph Henny, introduced by Leona Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant 7 ft. tall, leaves to 5 in. long by 1½ in. wide. Flowers pink to peach with creamy shades of pink at center of each lobe, flat; to 4 in. across, 5 lobes. Trusses of 16 flowers, 7½ in. tall and 9 in. across. June.
ELSA REID - a selected form of R. souliei, seed from the wild, raised by Mrs. A. C. U. Berry, introduced by the Bovees, Portland, Ore. Plant upright, spreading, 5 ft. tall. Leaves to 3 in. long, somewhat oval, light green beneath. Flowers cream, with crimson spot in throat, edges of lobes irregularly blotched red, Nickerson 7.5115/13, to 2½ in., 5 to 8 per truss. Mid May.
ESTRELLITA - Evergreen azalea, 'Louise Gable' X 'Helen Close'; raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 2 ft. Leaf 1½ in. by ⅝ in. Flowers strong red 5114/12, single, to 2¼ in. in clusters of 2 - 5. Blooms May 18.
GREENWOOD ORANGE - Evergreen azalea, 'Louise Gable' X 'Ward's Ruby', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant to 3 ½ ft., open. Leaves 1½ in. by ½ in. Flowers strong reddish orange 7.5115/13, double, to 2 in. in clusters of 2. Blooms May 19.
GREENWOOD ORCHID - Evergreen azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendor', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 3 ft. Leaf 1¾ in. by 1 in. Flowers deep purple red 2.5RP5/10, hose-in-hose, to 2¼ in.. in cluster of 2 - 4. Blooms May 15.
GREENWOOD PINK - Evergreen azalea, 'Louise Gable' X 'Helen Close', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant habit medium, to 4 ft. Leaf 2¼ in. by 1⅛ in. Flowers strong purplish pink 5 RP7/9, double, to 3 in. in clusters of 2. Blooms May 18.
HOTEI P. A. - 'Goldsworth Orange' X (R. souliei X R. wardii), raised by Karl I. Sifferman, Seattle, Wash., introduced by Sifferman - Ben Nelson, Suquamish, Wash. Plant compact, 5 ft. at 15 years. Leaves 4 in. long by 1½ in. wide, narrowly elliptic, dark green. Flowers canary yellow 2/2, funnel shaped with prominent calyx, 2½ in. across by 2½ in. deep, in a ball shaped truss of 12 flowers. Mid May.
KACHINA - Evergreen azalea, 'Rose Greeley' X 'Ward's Ruby', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 2 ft. Leaf  1 in. by ⅜ in. Flowers strong purple red 7.5RP5/12, hose-in-hose, to 1½ in., in clusters of 2. Blooms May 1.
MARIE ELENA - Evergreen azalea, 'Louise Gable' X 'Helen Close', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 3 ft. Leaf 1 in. by ½ in. Flowers strong purple pink 5RP7/9, double, to 2¾ in. in clusters of 2. Blooms May 29.
MOUNTAIN AURA - 'Dorothea' X a red hybrid, raised and introduced by G. G. Nearing, Ramsey, N. J. Plant to 3 ft. high in 10 years, leaves to 6 in. long by 3 in. wide. Flowers flax blue HCC 642/2 with white center, to 4 in. across, in trusses to 7 in. across and 6 in. high. Late May.
MOUNTAIN GLOW - 'Dorothea' X a red hybrid, raised and introduced by G. G. Nearing, Ramsey, N. J. Plant densely branching, to 3 ft. high in 10 years. Leaves oval, to 6 in. long by 3 in. wide. Flowers reddish purple, to 4 in. across in a truss to 6 in. across. Late May.
MOUNTAIN QUEEN - 'Dorothea' X a red hybrid, raised and introduced by G. G. Nearing, Ramsey, N.J. Plant 4 ft. high in 10 years. Leaves oval, to 7 in. long by 3 in. wide. Flowers rose with a pale center, somewhat fragrant, to 4 in. across in trusses to 6½ in. across. May.
NEVADA - Knaphill type azalea, parentage unknown, from Knap Hill seed, raised and introduced by The Bovees, Portland, Ore. Plant upright, 6 ft. in 20 years, leaves pointed, to 6 in. Flowers white, flushed pale pink, 2.5118/5, indian yellow blotch, squarish, to 3½ in. across.
PALUNA - Evergreen azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendor', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 2 ft. Leaf 1½ in. by ⅞ in. Flowers deep purple red IORP4/12, single, to 2½ in. in clusters of 2 - 3. Blooms May 15.
PAWNEE - Evergreen azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendor', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 2½ ft. Leaf 1¾ in. by ¾ in. Flowers strong purplish red 7.5RP5/12, hose-in-hose, to 2¼ in. in clusters of 2. Blooms May 21.
POLLYANNA - Evergreen azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendor', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant spreading, to 2 ft. Leaf 1½ in. by ⅝ in. Flowers deep purple pink with white throat 5RP6/10 and red blotch, single, to 2½ in. in clusters of 2. Blooms May 15.
PUFF - Evergreen azalea, 'Louise Gable' X 'Helen Close', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant medium habit, to 2 ft. Flowers deep purple pink 7.5RP6/12, frilled, double, to 3 in. in clusters of 2 - 3. Blooms May 20.
RED FEATHER - Evergreen azalea, 'Louise Gable' X 'Ward's Ruby', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant open, to 3 ft. Leaf 1¼ in. by ½ in. Flowers vivid red 5RP5/13, double, to 2 in. in clusters of 2 - 4. Blooms May 1.
RUDY-LEONA - 'Quinella' selfed, raised by Rudolph Henny, introduced by Leona Henny, Brooks, Ore. Medium habit, to 3 ft. Leaves to 6 in. long by 2¾ in. wide. Flowers dark currant red with small dots, rotate, semi double to double, to 3 in. across, 6 to 10 in a truss. May.
RUDY'S CANDY - 'Azor' X 'Corona', raised by Rudolph Henny, introduced by Leona Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant medium habit, 3½ ft. Leaves to 5½ in. long by 2 in. wide. Flowers two tone, deep pink outside, 6 or 7 lobes, to 3 in. across, 13 to 17 flowers in a tall truss. May-June.
SALISHAN - Evergreen azalea, 'Rose Greeley' X 'Ward's Ruby', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant open, to 3 ft. Leaf ¾ in. by 3/8 in. Flowers moderate purplish red 5RP5/10, hose-in-hose, to 1½ in. in cluster of 2. Blooms May 1.
SANTEE - Evergreen azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendor', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 3 ft. Leaf 1¼ in. by ¾ in. Flowers deep purple pink 5RP6/10, hose-in-hose, to 3 in. in clusters of 3 - 9. Blooms May 15.
SARRANO - Evergreen azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendor', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 2½ in. Leaf 1½ in. by ½ in. Flowers strong purplish pink 7.5RP7/10, hose-in-hose, to 2½ in. in clusters of 3 - 10. Blooms May 14.
SATANTA - Evergreen azalea, 'Rose Greeley' X 'Ward's Ruby', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant open, to 4 ft. Leaf 1¼ in. by ½ in. Flowers strong purplish red 7.5RP5/12, hose-in-hose, to 1¾ in. in clusters of 2 - 5. Blooms April 14.
SHAWNA - Evergreen azalea, 'Louise Gable' X 'Helen Close', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 4 ft. Leaf 1½ in. by ½ in. Flowers light reddish purple 10P6/9, double, to 2¾ in. in clusters of 2. Blooms May 20
SHEILA ANN - parentage unknown, raised and introduced by Mrs. James Caperci, Seattle, Wash. Plant 3 ft. high and 4 ft. across. Leaves elliptical to oblanceolate, 3 in. long by 1¼ in. wide, loose fawn colored indumentum. Flowers black crimson spotted black on upper lobe, 2 in. across, 8 to 10 in a lax truss. Very late.
SILVER STAR - Evergreen azalea, 'Louise Gable' X 'Helen Close', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant open, to 4 ft. Leaf 1½ in. by ⅝ in. Flowers strong reddish purple 2.5RP5/10, with white throat, double, to 3 in, in cluster of 2. Blooms May 24.
SUMMER SNOW - R. maximum X (R. ungernii X R. auriculatum) F2, raised and introduced by David G. Leach, Brookville, Pa. Plant 4½ ft. tall and 4½ ft. broad at 9 years from seed, habit broad; vigorous. Leaves variable, to 9½ in. by 2⅞ in., elliptic, coriaceous, with acute apex and cuneate base. Flowers white, 3¾ in. in diameter, funnel campanulate, 6lobed, with small rayed dorsal blotch of strong greenish yellow 7.5Y 7.5/7. Dome shaped truss of 11 flowers, medium loose, to 9 in. across. Glandular pedicel, 2½ in. in length. Flowers not obscured by new growth despite the very late blooming season, end of June.
TENINO - Evergreen azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendor', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 2 ft. Leaf 1½ in. by ⅞ in. Flowers strong reddish purple 10P5/10, hose-in-hose, to 3 in. in clusters of 2. Blooms May 28.
TOM KOENIG - (R. racemosum X R. keiskei) X R. keiskei, raised by G. G. Nearing, introduced by Thomas W. Koenig, Asbury Park, N. J. Plant 3 ft. high in 10 years, leaves to 2 in. by ¾ in. Flowers pale pink, densely clustered like R. racemosum but larger. Late April.
TICO TICO - Evergreen azalea, 'Helen Close' X 'Purple Splendor', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, Ore. Plant compact, to 2 ft. Leaf 1¼ in. by ¾ in. Flowers strong reddish purple 10P5/10, hose-in-hose, to 2½ in. in clusters of 2 - 3. Blooms May 18.


Volume 22, Number 4
October 1968

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