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Volume 27, Number 3
July 1973

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American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry

        Names and descriptions of new American varieties (clones) will be published after the requirements for registration are met. You are urged to submit proposed names to the A.R.S. Plant Registrar 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 requirements of the International Code of Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants-1969.  Requests to register names must be submitted wih A.R.S. Plant Registration Cards (revised 1972), completed as fully as possible to the A.R.S. Plant Registrar, Edwin K. Parker, Astoria, Or. A $2.00 FEE IS CHARGED FOR EACH NAME REGISTERED, and should accompany the request for registration. Proposed names and descriptions will be checked by the A.R.S. Plant Registrar and then sent to the International Rhododendron Registrar for final approval and registration.

ANAH KRUSCHKE: R. ponticum seedling raised (1948) and named by Kruschke Nursery, Clackamas, Oregon. Introduced (1955) by Wright's Nursery, Milwaukie, Oregon. Name registered by Van Veen Nursery, Portland, Oregon. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, strong reddish purple 2.5 R. P. 5/10 (Nickerson) with deep purplish red 7.5 R. P. 3/9 blotch blending into basic flower color. Calyx 1/8", reddish brown. Truss 6" across x 4½" high, ball-shaped, with 10-12 flowers. Leaves 4½" x 1½", elliptic, acute, cuneate, glossy, moderate to strong yellowish green, retained 3 years. Plant 5' high x 4' wide in 10 years, rounded, branches well. Brooms late May, early June. Hardy to at least -15° F.
AWARD: 'Anna' x 'Margaret Dunn'. Raised, and introduced (1969) by Cyril H. Ward, Vancouver, Wash. Seedling from Frank Mossman, M.D. Cross made by Del James. Buds pink. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4½" across x 3" long, of heavy substance, fragrant, white with yellow throat and greenish-yellow blotch with darker green spots on upper petals. Petals with pink shading at edges. Calyx short, light green. Truss ball-shaped, 8" x 8", with 15 flowers. Leaves 7½" x 2", narrowly oblong, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, medium green, retained 2 years. New growth greenish copper. Plant 5' high x 4' wide in 10 years, upright, moderately well branched. Blooms in May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
AZONEA: 'Azor' x 'Catanea'. Raised (1959) and introduced (1972) by G. Guy Nearing, Ramsey, N.J. Flowers 3" across x 1½" long, tubular funnel shaped, red group 54-B to 55-B (R. H. S. Colour Chart) with a few faint spots, grayed orange group 165-B. Calyx red group 55-B, 1/32". Truss ball-shaped, 6" across x 5" high, of 12 flowers. Leaves elliptic, apiculate, rounded, 5" x 2", glabrous, yellow green group 147-A, retained 2 years. Plant upright, branching moderately, 7' x 7' in 13 years, blooming in early June. Hardy to at least -15° F.
BABY DOLL: R. yakushimanum x 'Holden'. Raised (1966) and introduced (1971) by Elmer Morris, Manasquan, N.J. Seedling from Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. Buds cherry pink. Flowers 2" x 2", cherry pink with lighter center, fading to near white. 15 flowers in ball-shaped truss 4½" across x 3½" high. Leaves 3" x 1", lanceolate to ovate, acute, rounded, retained 2 years, glaucous, dark olive ' green; under surface pale green with thin tan indumentum. New growth with silvery to white coat. Plant rounded, well-branched, 18" x 18" in 6 years. Bloom early to midseason. Hardy to at least -5° F.
BESSE HOWELLS: Red R. catawbiense hybrid x "Boule de Neige'. Raised (1943) and introduced (1961) by A. M. Shammarello, South Euclid, Ohio. Flowers burgundy red with dark red blotch, frilled, 2½" across. Truss ball-shaped. Leaves 4" x 1 3/4", dark green, profusely borne. Plant dwarf, compact, blooming in late May. Hardy to -25° F.
BIG GIRL: Unnamed white from 'C. O. Dexter' x 'Avocet'. Raised (1957) and introduced (1971) by Howard Phipps„ Westbury, L .I., N.Y. Flowers 4" across x 2 3/4" long, frilled, tubular funnel-shaped, pale purplish pink 2.5 R. P. 9/2 (Nickerson) with olive green blotch. Calyx minute. Truss loose, of 11 flowers, 7" high x 7½" across. Leaves elliptic, 5-6 7/8" x 2-2¼". Plant 5' tall x 4' wide in 15 years, blooming in late May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
BOULODES: 'Boule de Neige' x 'Loderi' seedling. Raised (1963) and introduced (1972) by G. Guy Nearing, Ramsey, N.J. Flowers fragrant, openly funnel-shaped, 3½" across x 1½" long, red group 56-B (R. H. S. Colour Chart), turning white, with faint spotting, yellow group 3-C, corolla margin frilled. Calyx yellow green group 149-B, 1/32". Truss ball-shaped 6" across x 5" high, of 10 flowers. Leaves elliptic to narrowly elliptic, apiculate, glabrous, glossy, green group 137-B, 6" x 2½", very flat, retained 2 years. Plant branches well, rounded, 5' x 5' in 9 years, blooming in mid May. Hardy to at least -15° F.

R. 'Clara Raustein'
R. 'Clara Raustein'
Photo by Alfred Raustein

CLARA RAUSTEIN: (R. decorum x R. discolor) x ((R. wardii x R. dichroanthum) x R. fortunei). Raised (1962) and introduced (1971) by Alfred Raustein, Holbrook, N. Y. Buds red group 47-A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers opening apricot to warm yellow fading to yellow group 4-C, widely funnel-campanulate, throat deeper color, 3" across x 2" long. Truss 5" wide x 4" high, 13-flowered, conical, calyx negligible. Leaves elliptic to narrowly elliptic, apiculate, rounded, 5½" x 2", glabrous, glossy, yellow green group. 146-A, retained 2 years. Plant 40" tall x 36" wide in 10 years, branching well, blooming well in mid May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
DECALGLA: 'Catalgla' x R. decorum. Cross made by Joseph Gable (1951). Raised and introduced (1972) by G. Guy Nearing, Ramsey, N.J. Buds yellow orange group 23-D (R .H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers 2" across x 1½" long, funnel-shaped, white, spotted green group 143-D, reverses at first yellow green group 150-D. Calyx yellow green group 145-A, 1/32". Truss ball-shaped, 6" across x 4" high, of 12 flowers. Leaves narrowly elliptic, 6" x 2", glabrous, glossy, retained 2 years. Plant branches well, rounded, 8' tall x 9' across in 21 years. New growth grey brown group 199-A. Blooms at end of May. Hardy to at least -15° F.
DEXTANEA: 'Catanea' x white Dexter hybrid (Hess). Raised (1962) and introduced (1972) by G. Guy Nearing, Ramsey, N. J. Flowers fragrant, 3" across x 2" long, openly funnel-shaped, white with faint yellowish tinge, spotted blotch purplish toward center, greenish further out. Calyx green group 142-B, 1/8". Truss ball-shaped, 6" across x 5" high, of 10 flowers. Leaves elliptic, apiculate, rounded, 6" x 3", glabrous, glossy, yellow green group, 146-A, retained 2 years. Plant upright, rounded, branches well, 7' tall x 5' across in 10 years, blooming mid to late May. Hardy to at least -20° F.
ELIZABETH SIDAMON-ERISTOFF: Of unknown parents. Raised (1961 and introduced (1971) by Howard Phipps, Westbury, L. I., N.Y. Flowers 4" across x 2¼" long, openly funnel-shaped, deep purplish pink 7.5 R .P. 6/12 (Nickerson), throat 7.5 R .P. 9/2 with 2 conspicuous red blotches 5R 3/7, outside slightly deeper color. Calyx minute. Truss compact, 7½" high x 5½" across, of 12 flowers. Leaves elliptic, 5¼" x 2 5/8". Plant somewhat spreading 5½' high x 7' across in 11 years, blooming in late May. Hardy to at least -10°F.
EPOCH: Grown from colchicine - treated open - pollinated seed of R. carolinianum var. album. Raised (1964) and introduced (1968) by Dr. August E. Kehr, Silver Spring, Md. Described and pictured in A.R.S. Quarterly Bulletin 25:1, 1971, pp. 4-7. Based on morphological and genetic evidence, plant determined to be a tetraploid (4n52). Flowers flat, saucer-shaped 2¼" to 2½" across x ½" - 5/8" deep, reflexed, of heavy texture, white turning light blush pink with age, green spotted, frilled. Calyx slight. 8-12 flowers in ball-shaped truss 3½" across x 2 3/4" high. Leaves narrowly obovate, acute, rounded, 3½" - 4" x 1½"-2", deep green, retained 2-3 years. Plant rounded, semi-dwarf, 24" high x 30" across in 6 years, branching well. Blooms first week in May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
FRED HAMILTON: (R. neriiflorum x R. griersonianum) x R. dichroanthum. Seedling from Halfdam Lem, Seattle, Wash. (1958). Raised by Glen Savage, Portland, Ore. Named (1971) and introduced (1965) by Van Veen Nursery, Portland, Oregon. Synonym: Orange cross. Buds strong reddish orange 7.5 R 6/12 (Nickerson color Fan). Flowers 2½" across x 3¼" long, widely funnel-campanulate, vivid yellow 2.5Y 8/12 with strong yellowish pink 7.5 R 7/9 tones accenting edges of lobes and stripes on inside and outside of corolla, with concentrated spotting from base spreading out onto 3 upper lobes of strong yellow green 2.5 GY 6/8, and of good substance. Calyx light green, 3/16". Truss flat, 6" x 6", of 9 - 12 flowers. Leaves elliptic to narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, 4" x glabrous, dark green, retained 3 years. Plant broad, branching well, 30" tall x 42" wide in 10 years, blooming after mid May. Hardy to at least -5° F.

R. 'Guy Nearing'
R. 'Guy Nearing'
Photo by Alfred Raustein

GUY NEARINGR. detonsum x 'Gilian'. Cross made by G. Guy Nearing (1939); raised and introduced (1972) by Alfred Raustein, Holbrook, N. Y. Flowers red purple group 63-A (R. H. S. Colour Chart), blotch on upper petal greyed purple group 187-A, 2" x 2", of good substance, widely funnel-campanulate. Calyx a rim, yellow green group 145-C Truss conical 5" x 5", with 25 flowers of good substance. Leaves elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, 5¼ " x 2¼", green group 137-A, glaucous, retained two years. Plant 4' x 4' in 27 years, rounded, branches well, stems upright, blooming well in late May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
HENRY ALLANSON: (Shown on front cover). Open-pollinated mollis azalea seedling. Seed from Henry Allanson. Raised (1958) and introduced (1971) by John M. Keshishian, M.D., Washington, D.C. Flowers frilled, chrome yellow, almost luminescent, 1 3/4" - 2" across x 2" - 2½" long. Truss tight, rounded, 10-14 flowered, 4" high x 6" across. Calyx ½" long, dark orange. Leaves 2½" x ½", narrowly lanceolate, hairy. Plant open, but orderly, 6' in 11 years, blooming in early May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
ICE CUBE: 'Catalgla' x 'Belle Heller'. Raised (1950) and introduced (1961) by A. M. Shammarello, South Euclid, Ohio. F1owers ivory white with lemon blotch, funnel-shaped, 2½" across. Truss conical. Leaves 5" x 2", olive green, profusely borne. Plant vigorous, tall, bushy, blooming in late May. Hardy to -25° F.
MAGNAGLOSS: (R. wardii x R. discolor) x unknown. Raised (1956) and introduced (1972) by Guy G. Nearing, Ramsey N.J. Flowers 2½" across x 1½" long, openly funnel-shaped, greyed purple group 186-D (R. H .S. Colour Chart) with conspicuous blotch extending into spots, greyed red group 182-A. Calyx greyed green group 191-8, 1/16". Truss ball-shaped, 5" across x 4" high, of 12 flowers. Leaves broadly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, 3" x 1½", glossy, yellow green group 147-A, retained 2 years. Plant branches well, rounded, 4' x 4' in 16 years, blooming late May to early June. Hardy to at least -15° F.
MARTHA PHIPPS: Of unknown parents. Raised (1965) and introduced (1971) by Howard Phipps, Westbury, L. I., N.Y. Buds crimson 22/1 (Horticultural Colour Chart). Flowers 4" across x 2½" long, openly funnel-shaped, pale yellow suffused with pink, inside mandarin red 17/3 at margin shading to primrose yellow 601/3 in throat. Calyx minute. Truss compact, 6½" high x 4½" wide, of 7-10 flowers. Leaves narrowly elliptic, 5¼" x 1 3/4", margin undulate. Plant compact 3½' high x 5 2/3' across in 7 years, blooming in mid May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
MOUNTAIN FLARE: 'Boule de Neige' x 'Loderi King George'. Raised (before 1950) and introduced (1972) by Guy G. Nearing, Ramsey, N.J. Buds red group 39-C (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers fragrant, 4½" across x 1" long, openly funnel-shaped, red group 50-D, with faint greenish to purplish speckling. Calyx orange red group 30C, 1/8". Truss ball-shaped, 8" across x 6" high of 15 flowers. Leaves oblanceolate, apiculate, cuneate, 7" x 2", glabrous, yellow green group 147-A, retained 2 years. Plant broad, branching moderately with stiff, upright branches, 5' x 5' in 17 years, blooming in mid May. Hardy to at least -15° F.
PINK FLAIR
: Red R, catawbiense hybrid x 'Boule de Neige." Raised (1943) and introduced (1961) by A. M. Shammarello, South Euclid, Ohio. Flowers pastel pink with red blotch, funnel-shaped, 2½" across. Truss ball shaped. Leaves 3½" x 1 3/4", leathery, dark green. Plant dwarf, bushy, compact, blooming in mid May. Hardy to -20°F.
PINK GLOBE: R. catawbiense (Gable's red selection) x (R. griersonianum x R. fortunei). Raised (1964) and introduced (1972) by G. Guy Nearing, Ramsey, N.J. Flowers 3½" across x 2" long, open funnel-campanulate, red group 55-B (R. H. S. Colour Chart) with small blotch, red group 53-C. Calyx none. Truss ball-shaped, 7½" across x 6" high, of 12 flowers. Leaves narrowly elliptic, apiculate, glabrous, 6" x 2", yellow green group 147-A, retained 3 years. Plant upright, branching moderately, 5' x 5' in 8 years, blooming in late May. Hardy to at least -15° F.
PINKIE PRICE: 'Meadowbrook' x R. fortunei) (or reverse cross) x sibling of same cross. Raised (1951) and introduced (1971) by Howard Phipps, Westbury, L. I., N.Y. Flowers 3 3/4" across by 2¼" long, openly funnel shaped, deep purplish pink 7.5 R .P. 6/12 (Nickerson), throat 7.5 R. P. 8/5 shading to almost white, with 2 green blotches 10 Y 6/7. Calyx minute. Truss compact, of about 10 flowers, 6" to 7" high x 7" across. Leaves elliptic, 4 3/4" x I Y8". Plant 8' high x 5' across in 21 years, blooming in late May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
RED BARON: Evergreen azalea. 'Granada' x 'Red Poppy'. Raised (1967) and introduced (1971) by Stewart Barber, Sebastopol, Ca. Flowers red group 46-B (R. H. S. Colour Chart), double, 3½" wide x 2" long. 3 - 4 flowers in truss. Calyx green, ¼". Leaves elliptic, 2" x 3/4", dark green. Plant medium compact, 15" tall x 24" across in 4 years, blooming in April. Hardy to at least 25° F.
RED LION: 'Tally Ho' x R. catawbiense (Gable's red selection). Raised (1958) and introduced (1972) by G. Guy Nearing, Ramsey, N.J. Flowers 2" across x 1½" long, openly funnel shaped, red group 45-A (R. H. S. Colour Chart) with few very faint spots. Calyx none. Truss lax, 5" across x 3" high, of 10 flowers. Leaves elliptic, apiculate, cuneate or rounded, 5" x 2", glabrous, yellow green group 146-A, under surface with thin indumentum, greyed green group 195-A, retained 2 years. Plant upright, open, branching moderately, blooming in early June. Hardy to at least -10° F.
RED PUFF: 'Golden Horn' x 'Catanea'. Raised (1958) and introduced (1972) by G. Guy Nearing, Ramsey, N. J. Flowers 2" across x 1½" long, funnel-shaped, red group 53-C (R. H. S. Colour Chart) speckled red group 47A. Calyx greyed brown group 199-A, 1/16". Truss ball-shaped, 5" across x 4" high, of 16 flowers. Leaves oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, obtuse, cuneate, glabrous, bullate, margin and tip strongly curved down, yellow green group 147-A, 4' x 1½', borne in drooping rosettes, retained 2 years. Plant a dwarf, decumbent and creeping, branches well. 2' high x 2½' wide in 10 years, blooming in late May. Hardy to at least -15° F.
ROMEO: Red R. catawbiense hybrid x red R. catawbiense hybrid. Raised (1943) and introduced (1961) by A. M. Shammarello, South Euclid, Ohio. Flowers blood red with darker red blotch, funnel-shaped, 2½" across. Truss large, ball-shaped. Leaves 4" x 2", leathery, dark green. Plant vigorous, tall, well-shaped, blooming in late May. Hardy to -20°F.
SCARLET GLOW: Red R. catawbiense hybrid x red R. catawbiense hybrid. Raised (1955) and introduced (1969) by A. M. Shammarello, South Euclid, Ohio. Flowers brick-red, funnel-shaped, 2½" across. Truss conical. Leaves 3½" x 1 3/4", dark green. Plant medium tall, compact, blooming in late May. Hardy to -201°F.
SHAM'S JULIET: Red R. catawbiense hybrid x 'Boule de Neige'. Raised (1943) and introduced (1961) by A. M. Shammarello, South Euclid, Ohio. Flower buds deep pink. Flowers apple blossom pink with brown blotch, funnel-shaped, 2½" across. Truss conical. Leaves 3½" x 1 3/4", olive green. Plant dwarf, compact, blooming in late May. Hardy to -20°F.
SHAM'S PINK: Red R. catawbiense hybrid x 'Boule de Neige'. Raised (1943) and introduced (1961) by A. M. Shammarello, South Euclid, Ohio. Flowers rose pink, darker at edges, with light red blotch, funnel-shaped, 2½" across. Truss ball-shaped. Leaves 3½" x 2", pea green. Plant dwarf, compact, blooming in mid May. Hardy to -20° F.
SIGNAL HORN: 'Atrosanguineum' x 'Goldsworth Yellow'. Raised (1962) and introduced (1972) by G. Guy Nearing, Ramsey, N.J. Buds red group 47-C. (R. H. S. Colour Chart) Flowers 2" x 2", funnel-shaped, red group 54-C, to 51-B at edge, conspicuously spotted blotch red groups 46-A to 54-C. Calyx minute, red group 54-C. Truss lax, 5" across x 3" high, of 8 flowers. Leaves elliptic to narrowly elliptic, cuspidate, cuneate, glossy, greyed green group 191-A, 7" x 2", retained 2 years. Plant branches moderately, 4' tall x 3' wide in 10 years, blooming in mid May. Hardy to at least -15°F.
WHITE ROSEBUD: Evergreen azalea. 'Vervaeniana alba' x 'Rosebud' (Gable). Raised (1962) and introduced (1967) by Dr. August E. Kehr, Silver Spring, Md. Flowers white with green throat, 1 3/4" - 2" diameter, double with ± 40 lobes. Buds rose bud form. No calyx on opened flower. 1-4 flowers in lax truss. Leaves elliptic, obtuse, cuneate, 1" x ½ ", medium green, glossy, bullate, retained 2 - 3 years. Plant low, dense, slow-growing, 2' x 2' in 6 years, blooming second week of May. Blooms as young plant. Hardy to at least -10° F.


Volume 27, Number 3
July 1973

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