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., P. H. Brydon, Salem, Oregon, 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.
MIRELLE VERNIMB - A selected clone of R. hemitrichotum raised by Bryan Vernimb, Glen Rock, N.J. Plant 1' tall and 1½' wide in six years. Leaves dark green above, glaucous and densely scaly below, oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 1" long and ¼" wide, revolute at the margins, alternate along the entire stem. Flowers pink, ¾" in diameter, 5 lobes, widely funnel shaped, bud axillary, 2 to 3 florets per bud, clustered near the ends of the stems, 24 or more florets form a compact truss 2" tall and 2" wide. Late April.
MANDA SUE - R. 'Vulcan' x R. 'Elspeth', raised by George L. Baker. Astoria, Ore. Plant 2½' tall in 8 years. Habit compact, leaves bright green, lighter underneath, 4" long and 1¾" wide. Truss upright, composed of 12 to 14 flowers which are shell pink with red edge and yellow centers. May.