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 (C. D. Brickell, R. H. S. Garden, Wisley, Surrey, England) 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.
BEN LANCASTER - 'Lackamas Spice' x 'Evening Glow'. Raised by Ben Lancaster, 1963. Plant 3 ft. in 7 yrs. Habit medium bushy. Leaves persistent, 5 inches long, 2 inches wide, medium green. Flower color, Mimosa Yellow 602 to 602/2, deepens with age. Flowers are bell shaped, 3½ inches wide, 1½ inches deep, fragrant. Truss full round and upright, 12 flowers. Flowers late.
BETTY ARRINGTON - Dexter hybrid, parentage unknown, introduced by G. A. Arrington in 1970. Plants 5 ft. high and 5 ft. across in 10 years. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate up to 6 inches long and 2 inches wide, deep green. Flowers Rose Madder HCC 23/3, 3¾ inches across with prominent ruby red flare, 7 petals, fragrant, rotate-campanulate up to 17 in a large symmetrical truss. Blooms in late May-early June.
GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY - chlorops x 'Golden West' x 'Mariloo', Clone 2. Raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, 1970. Habit, medium, plant 32 inches tall and 15 inches wide. Leaves elliptic, 5 inches long and 2½ inches wide. Flower color, Primrose Yellow 601/2, reddish flare in throat. Flowers open bell shaped, 2½ inches wide and 1½ inches wide. Truss globe shaped, flowers in mid-season.
LAURA MARIE - 'Countess of Athlone' x ponticum, raised by Ben Lancaster, in 1963. Plant 2½ ft. in 6 years. Habit medium compact. Leaves 4 inches long and 1½ inches wide, medium green. Flower color, Mauve 622/3, Flower shape, open bell shape, ruffled, Flowers 3 inches wide and 1½ inches deep. Full round truss, Flowers mid season.
MARGARET KNIGHT - 'Pink Dexter' x 'Purple Splendor'. Raised by Clarence Loeb in 1960 and introduced by same in 1970. Habit compact, 3½ ft. tall and 4 ft. wide. Leaves, dark green, 5½ inches long. Flower color, outer edge of petals Purple Group 77B, inner section Purple Group 76B, blotch in upper lobe, 59B Red Purple to 187A, Greyed Purple. Flowers 3¼ inches x 3½inches. Truss of 14 flowers. Flowers in mid May. Hardy to zero.
VIKING LADY - Parentage unknown, raised by Clarence Loeb, 1964, introduced by same in 1970. Habit upright, 44 inches high and 30 inches wide. Leaves 3½ inches long and 1¼ inches wide. Flower color, Cream Yellow Group 12-c fading to Yellow Group 8-d, deep blotch, Yellow Orange 23A to Yellow Orange 15C. Flowers funnel shaped 4 inches by 4 inches. Truss 1315 flowers. Mid May.