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Volume 27, Number 4
October 1973

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American Rhododendron Society Plant Awards - 1973

The plant awards program is explained in detail in Vol. 22, No. 1, January, 1968, A.R.S. Quarterly Bulletin.

SUPERIOR PLANT AWARD
Not awarded.

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

New York Chapter
'GiGi', A. E.  A Dexter cross of unknown parentage. Named and introduced by Sidney Burns and exhibited by Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. Open funnel formed, 3" flowers in 6" ball truss of 18 florets. Color: Red 57C with darker red 60A spotting on all lobes. Plant spreading with dark green elliptic-shaped leaves. C.A. 1972. Late May.

'Meadowbrook', A. E.  ('Mrs. C. S. Sargent' x 'Everestianum', pink form). Paul Vossberg. 2" frilled flowers in 5" conical truss of 22 florets. Bright pink 57 B-C, white blotch, green spots. Plant broad as tall. C. A. 1972. Late May.

'Parker's Pink', A. E.  A Dexter cross of unknown parentage. Exhibited by Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. 3" flowers in 6" truss of 12 florets. Bright deep pink 63B, paler toward center, deep red blotch 60A. Plant broad as tall. (See A.R.S. Bulletin Vol. 25, No. 3, 1971 - Front cover and Cover article). C.A. 1972. Mid-late May.

'Roslyn', A. E.  ('Purpureum' x 'Everestianum', lavender form). Paul Vossberg. Exhibited by Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 2" diameter, 4" ball truss, 12 florets. Blue 82D, paler center 84D. Dark green foliage on com pact plant. C.A. 1972. Late May.

'Scintillation', A. E.  A Dexter cross of unknown parentage. Exhibited by Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. 2" flowers in 6" trusses of 15 florets. Luminous pink 67D, center 69C, blotch 151A-152-D densely spotted on upper lobe. Plant broader than tall. (See A.R.S. Bulletin Vol. 24, No. 2, 1970 - Front cover and Cover article). C.A. 1972. Mid-late May.

'Wheatley', A. E.  ('Westbury' x 'Meadowbrook'). Howard Phipps. Named and introduced by Paul Vossberg, exhibited by Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. 3" frilled flowers in 6" truss of 16 florets. Pink 57D shaded 61D, yellow-green blotch. (See A.R.S. Bulletin, Vol. 26, No. 2, 1972 - Front Cover and Cover article). C. A. 1972. Mid-late May.

'Windbeam', A. E.  A 'Conestoga' seedling from Gable, grown and named by Guy Nearing, exhibited by Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. Flower 1", 3" ball truss of 8 florets. Multiple trusses. Pale pink, 63D, paler throat. Semi-dwarf, excellent foliage, very floriferous C.A. 1972. Mid May.

Seattle Chapter
'Kim', A. E.  (R. cremastum x R. campylogynum). Cross by James Caperci. Exhibited by Caperci, Seattle, Washington. Tubular-campanulate flowers, " long, born in clusters of 3-5. Buff yellow. 11-C flushed 39B. Compact dwarf plant with neat broadly elliptic foliage. C. A. 1970. Late May.

Tappan Zee Chapter
'Mary Fleming', A. E.  [(R. racemosum x R. keiskei) x R. keiskei]. Nearing, 1959. Exhibited by Walter Blyskal, Spring Valley, New York. Bisque yellow with blotches and streaks of salmon. C.A. 1972. Late April.

CONDITIONAL AWARD

New York Chapter
'Ananouri'  ('Britannia' x R. discolor). Produced and exhibited by Howard Phipps, Long Island, New York. Flowers 2 - 3" openly companulate in conical trusses of 15 florets. Bright red 46A-B speckled darker -red. Plant broader than tall. E. L. 1972. Late May.

'Shalom' (Name registration pending) ('Anna' x 'Antoon van Welie'). Cross by Halfdan Lem. Exhibited by Nathaniel Hess, Sands Point, Long Island, New York. Flowers 3" openly funnel-shaped in a somewhat flat truss of 16 florets. White shaded rose 58D with Indian Lake 59B flare. Plant 31 feet tall by 6 feet wide in 18 years. E. L. 1972. Mid May.

ELIGIBILITY LIST
Plant Chapter Originator Exhibitor
'Clackamas' ('Klondike' x'Marion Merriman') Portland Howard Slonecker Howard Slonecker
'Chetco' ('Hugh Wormald' x 'Marion Merriman') Portland Howard Slonecker Howard Slonecker
'H. C. No. 1' ('Hotei' x 'Crest') No. Kitsap Ben Nelson Mrs. Marvin Loy
'Halfdan Lem' (Name Registration Pending) Seattle Halfdan Lem Lawrence Pierce
     ('Red Loderi x 'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague')      
'Markeeta's Prize' ('Anna' x 'Loderi Venus') Seattle Mrs. J. Beck Mrs. J. Beck
Halesite Miss (name registration pending) New York Charles Dexter Robert Emmerick
     (unknown parentage)     and Planting Fields
      Arboretum
'Westhaven' (form of R. aberconwayi) Portland Cecil Smith Tom McGuire
'Yachats' ('Hugh Wormald' x 'Marion Merriman') Portland Howard Slonecker Howard Slonecker


Volume 27, Number 4
October 1973

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