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. Bricked, 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, 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.
ANANOURI: Clone. Type, evergreen. 'Britannia' x late-flowering R. discolor. Raised and introduced by Mr. Howard Phipps, 1955. Plant size 3' x 3' in 15 years. Dwarf habit. Leaves coriaceous, 7" x 2¾" elliptic with mucrotips, matt. Flower moderate red (Nickerson 2511 4/10, inconspicuous eye. Funnel shaped, open bell shaped, 5lobed. Truss very compact of 12 flowers, frilly margins. Blooms in late May.
BASILEOS: Cl. 'Albescens' x ciliicalyx. Raised by Strybing Arboretum 1958 and introduced by same in 1970. Plant 4' in 10 yrs. Habit broadly compact. Leaves 4" x 1½" narrowly elliptic. Flower Color, white flushed pink, deep pink stripe on back of petals. Shape, widely funnel. size 4" by 5". Truss 4 to 5 florets. Flowers in late April. Hardiness RHS H-1-2. Hardy to 25°F. Richly fragrant.
BESSIE FARMER: Cl. 2-56 Evergreen Rhodo. 'Olympic Lady' x 'Fawn'. Raised and introduced by Arthur & Maxine Childers, Vida, Ore. 1970. Plant 3' tall by 7' broad. Compact mound habit. Leaves 4½" x 1½" elliptic obtuse-flat stiff. Flower color pale pink in bud opening pure white, fragrant. Shape rotate, flat. Flower size 4" to 4½" with truss 5 to 7 florets. Hardy to 0. Blooms mid-May.
BIG SAVAGE: Clone, (Catalgla x fortunei) x Caroline) x discolor (Cadis) ). Raised by Henry R. Yates in 1962 and introduced in 1970 by same. Plant size: 5½' x 5' in 10 yrs. Habit: very dense, vigorous grower. Leaves: 5½" - 6" by 1¾" - 2¼" shiny green above. Flower color: lavender pink with greenish throat. Flower shape: 5-6 lobes widely funnel shaped. size 4¼" in diameter. Truss: discolor type 13 florets. Season: late midseason.
CANADIAN BEAUTY: cl. 'Mrs. Horace Fogg' x 'Walloper' (John G. Lofthouse, Vancouver, B. C.); flowers openly funnel-shaped, length 3" width 4½", 5 lobed, Red-Purple Group 57C shading to centre through 73C to 73D with 2 yellow rays emanating from centre top lobe; truss 16 flowered; leaves up to 7 in. long x 2¼ in. wide elliptic.
CHERRY JUBILEE: Cl. A-14-58 #8. 'Fawn' x 'Lems Goal'. Raised and introduced by Arthur and Maxine Childers, Vida, Oregon. 1970. Plant size 3' in 10 years. Low open habit. Leaves elliptic, cuneate, apiculate 6 to 8 in. long 1¾ in. wide, Med. dark green. Flower color between light yellowish pink and light orange. Band on tips completely around outside a strong yellow pink. Flower shape slightly wavy, short funnel flaring to 4¾" to 5". size 4¾" to 5" with truss 9 florets slightly lax, mounded. Blooms May 10. Hardy to 0.
DELS CHOICE: Cl. A-56 #1. Decid. Azalea. 'Cecile' x F2. Raised and introduced by Arthur & Maxine Childers, Vida, Ore. 1970. Plant size 3½' - 12 yrs. Upright spreading habit, leaves to 4", Colors well. Flower color deep pink shading to strong purplish red. Strong orange blotch. Square flower shape. Size 4x4 in. 5 petals with full rounded truss. Blooms mid-May.
DOUBLE EAGLE: Cl. A56 #8, Decid. Azalea. 'Cecile' x ?. Raised and introd. by Arthur and Maxine Childers, Vida. Ore. 1970. Plant size 24" - 13 yrs. Compact habit with normal leaves coloring well in fall. Flower color light orange edged yellow, blotch 5 RY-7/11. Completely double in shape with 7 to 9 in. round truss. Blooms mid-May.
ERCHLESS: Clone. Evergreen type. 'C.O.D.' (large lavender pink) x 'Mrs. Furnival'. Raised by Mr. Howard Phipps, 1955. Plant size 6' tall, 4' diameter. Habit, fairly vigorous grower, open spreading bush. Leaves elliptic, 5½" x 2½", slightly shiny, with mucro-tips. Flower color pale purplish pink (Nickerson 10P 8/5) eye: dark red. (2511 3/7) shape funnel, spreading, 5-lobed frilly margins. Truss, compact of 9 to 10 flowers. Blooms in late Mav.
GLADNGAY: Clone, Deciduous Azalea, Cecile F-2. Raised by Arthur Childers in 1950 and introduced by same in 1970. Plant size: 4' in 10 yrs. Habit: upright, spreading leaves; typical Knaphill, colors well. Flower color: Orange yellow, 75YR 8/8 overlay reddish orange 75 R 6/12 flair 5 YR 7/11. Flower shape: flat, squarish 4" x 4" six petals, 11 florets. Flowers in mid-May.
HELLS FIRE: Gr. A-33-60 Decid. Azalea 'Big Red' x unnamed red Exbury seedling. Raised and Intro. by Arthur & Maxine Childers, Vida, Ore. 1970. Plant size 3' - 8 yrs. Open upright habit. Leaves 6 in. long, rugulose, deep colors. Flower color, strong red lightly over-layed dk. reddish orange. Shape squarish flat, extending stamens. size 6 lobed 4½" across. Truss 7" to 9" well rounded. Blooms in mid-May.
HENRY R. YATES: Clone, litiense ? x ?. Raised by Joseph B. Gable in 1946 and introduced by same in 1958. Plant size: 4' by 3' in 10 yrs. Habit: compact dense. Leaves: lanceolate, 4½ - 6" by 1¼ - 2¼". Flower color: ivory with bold flare. Flower shape: funnel campanulate. Flower size: 2½" wide and 1½" deep, neriiflorum type. Truss: 9-11 florets. Season: early.
JOE GABLE: Clone, 'Catalgla' x wardii raised by Joseph B. Gable in 1954 and introduced by Gable's Nursery in 1968. Plant size: 5' by 6'. Habit: dense foliage medium compact. Leaves: oblong elliptical. Flower color: Pale ivory. Flower shape: funnel campanulate. Flower size: 2¾" to 3½". Truss: 13-15 florets, somewhat catawbiense type but looser.
JOE KRUSON: Clone, 'Vulcan's Flame' x 'Mars'. Raised by Henry R. Yates in 1960 and introduced by same in 1970. Plant size: 3' by 3' in 10 yrs. Habit: medium compact. Leaves: dark green, revolute, 5½" x 2". Flower color: red RHS 53B. Flower shape: funnel shaped. size: 2¾" diam. Truss: 13 florets, neriiflorum type. Season: midseason.
MALETTA. Y. Clone. (auriculatum x discolor) x ungernii hybrid. Raised by Henry R. Yates in 1960 and introduced by same in 1970. Plant size: 4½' by 3½' in 10 yrs. Habit: medium compact. Flower color: creamy center with edge of old gold, frilled. Leaves: 5-6" by 2¼ - 2½". Flower shape: open funnel campanulate. Flower size: 2¾" to 3¼" Truss: catawbiense type slightly pyramidal, 13 to 15 florets. Season: midseason.
MONIQUE: 'Britannia' x 'Purple Splendor', raised and introduced by Milton R. Nelson, 1970. Plant 12 inches tall in 3 years. Leaves: narrow. Flower: Light purple, medium size. Blooms early May.
MRS. HOWARD PHIPPS: Clone. Type, evergreen. Unknown hybrid (seedling 45) x 'Naomi'. Raised and introduced by Mr. Howard Phipps, 1958. Plant size 5 ft. x 3 ft. diameter. Habit compact bush. Leaves coriaceous, elliptic 7" x 2-3/8", upper surface-matt. Flower color moderate purplish red 5 RP 5/10 (Nickerson) no eye. Shape funnel, spreading 6-7 lobed. Truss compact of 12-14 flowers. Blooms mid-May.
MRS. LAMMOT COPELAND: Clone. Type, elepidote. R. wardii x R. 'Virginia Scott'. Raised by H. L. Larson, 1962. Plant size 6 ft. in 10 yrs. Leaves 2" x 6". Flower color, yellow group 5'B. Shape campanulate. Florets 3½" wide, 2½" long. Truss 12 to 15 flowers. Blooms in June. Hardy to zero.
MY LADY: Cl. "Forsterianum", selfed. Raised and introduced by Mr. and Mrs. Maurice H. Sumner, 1967. Plant size 3' high-3' wide - 14 yrs. Compact habit. Leaves glossy dark green3" long - 1½" wide, bullate, prominent midriff on back. Flower color white flushed pink-light yellow throat. Shape very open-rotate. Flower size 2½" wide-3" long with open truss and blooms in March.
OWEN PEARCE: Clone. 'Saffron Queen' x burmanicum. Raised and introduced by Mr. and Mrs. Maurice H. Sumner, 1968. Plant size 4' tall in 10 yrs. Compact habit. Leaves 3" long1" wide, oblanceolate. Flower color - Hort. chart - bud sulphur yellow 1/1, open sulphur yellow 1/2. Shape rotate. size 2" wide. Open truss with blooming season in April.
PINK CREPE: Cl. Evergreen Rhodo. 'Fawn' x 'Lems Goal'; Raised and introduced by Arthur & Maxine Childers, Vida, Ore. 1970. Plant size 6' in 10 yrs. Open upright vigorous habit. Leaves elliptic, slightly oblanceolate 1¾" wide to 7" long Med. green. Flower color is light purplish pink. Margin edge and entire outside strong purplish red. Shape lax mounded. size, 5" florets, 7 petals shallow trumpet. Truss 7 to 9 florets, crinkly heavy substance. Hardy to 0. Blooms in late mid-season.
PINK DIVINITY: Cl. A 14-58 #7. 'Fawn' x 'Lems Goal'. Raised by Arthur & Maxine Childers, Vida, Ore. 1970. Plant size 5'- 10 yrs. Open, loose habit. Leaves elliptic 7" long 2¾" wide. Flower color pale pink, throat deep yellowish pink. Shape 7 lobed, tightly crinkled tube, short funnel flaring to 5" across petals recurving. Truss has 9 florets and blooms in mid-May. Hardy to 0.
PINK PUNCH: Clone, Catalgla x fortunei F2. Raised by Henry R. Yates in 1958 and introduced by same in 1970. Plant size: 3' by 4' in 10 yrs. Habit: Medium compact. Leaves: oblong to elliptic, 5" by 2". Flower color: Pink fading to pale pink edges, flare speckled gold. Flower shape: funnel campanulate. Flower size: 5 petals, 2¾" diam. Truss: pyramidal 15 florets. Season: midseason.
POM POM: Cl. A 56-17 Decid. Azalea. 'Cecile' x F2. Raised and introduced by Arthur and Maxine Childers, Vida, Ore. 1970. Plant size 6' - 11 years. Upright habit. Leaves rugulose, color well. Flower color deep pink - moderate orange, strong red blotch. Shape 8 petaled, very ruffled with tight ruffled round truss. Flower size 2¾" with 11 to 13 to truss. Blooms in mid-May.
PURE GOLD: Clone. A56-#12. Decid. Azalea. 'Cecile' x F2. Raised and intro. by Arthur & Maxine Childers, Vida, Ore. 1970. Plant size to 4' in 13 yrs. Upright habit with normal leaves coloring well in fall. Flower color light orange with orange blotch, pink overlay. Flower size 4" x 4" with 7 petals. 11 to 12 florets, truss round. Blooms in mid-May.
R. zoelleri - 'Golden Gate': Clone. Type, Vireya section. Parentage-species. Raised by Strybing Arboretum, 1967, introduced in 1970. Plant size approximate 5' x 6' (10 yrs.) Habit, loose. Leaves broadly elliptic 3" x 1½" - 2". Flower color opens-yellow-chartreuse -Full: orange-yellow. Shape funnel, lobed half way. size 2½" x 3". Truss 5-6. Season continuous. Hardiness: H-1 (SF: H-2). Hardy to 30° F.
SATIN BOUQUET: Cl. A-13-58#2. Evergreen Rhodo. 'Ray' x 'Dot'. Raised and Intr. by Arthur and Maxine Childers, Vida, Ore. 1970. Plant size 4'-11 yrs. Open habit. Leaves elliptic, slightly oblanceolate, 1¾" wide x 6" long. Light green. Flower color off white, light yellow green center, size 3-5/8 to 3-3/4" each floret. Truss 10 to 12 florets ball shaped. Hardy to 0. Blooms late midseason.
SPANISH GLORY: elliottii x 'Fabia'. Clone. Raised and introduced by Mr. and Mrs. Maurice H. Sumner, 1969. Plant size, 4' tall x 3' wide - 10 years. Open habit. Leaves 6" long and 2" wide, elliptic, dark green. Flower color, red - Hort. color chart (RHS) 820/2. Shape campanulate. Flower size 2½" long, 3" wide. Truss has 7 flowers and blooms in early May.
THE CHIEF: Cl. 1-58. Synonym Nez Perce Chief. 'Romany Chal', grex x R. elliottii. Raised and introd. by Arthur & Maxine Childers. 1970. Plant 6 to 8' - 10 years. Open habit. Leaves elliptic average 8½" long, 3- 3/8" wide. Flower color 2.5R3/7 Oxblood red, faint self spotting. Shape campanulate recurved. Flower size 3½ to 3¾ in. across. Truss 16 florets domed. Blooms in late May and is hardy to 0.
TUTU: Clone, R. 'Mrs. Lindsay Smith' x R. 'C.I.S.'. Raised by Edwin Parker and introduced in 1970 by same. Plant size: 3' x 3' in 10 yrs. Habit: compact. Leaves: 5" x 7" by 2" - 3", elliptic, light green. Flower color: Egypt, buff (HCC 407/3) shading to Empire Yellow (HCC 603/3). Shape: widely funnel shaped. size: 4" x 2". Truss: loose globe. 8-9 florets. Flowers in late May, early June.
WHITE WEDDING: cl. yakushimanum x makinoi (John G. Lofthouse, Vancouver, B.C.) plant 10" high and 14" wide, completely covered by open truss in 2½ years; leaves narrowly elliptic with heavy fawn indumentum; flowers up to 15 in compact truss and 3 trusses to each terminal growth; corolla openly funnel-shaped, 2½" diameter 1½" deep, 5 lobed frilled, upper lobe speckled, opening pink fading to white; flowered for first time in 1969.
WIN PAUL: Clone. Type, elepidote. R. Souliei x 'R. Diva'. Raised and introduced by H. L. Larson, 1962. Plant size: 4 x 4 in 12 yrs. Leaves 2" x 5". Flower: red purple 73A center, 73C spots 35A. Shape: campanulate, size: 3½", truss: 8" wide 4" high. Blooms in early May. Hardiness to zero.