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Volume 28, Number 2
April 1974

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American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry

        Names and descriptions of new American varieties (clones) will be published after the requirements for registrations are made. 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 wilt 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 completed 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.

AMIGO: R. aberconwayi x 'Witch Doctor' [('Doncaster' x 'Nereid') x 'Vulcan']. Raised (1964) and introduced by Dr. David Goheen, Camas, Washington. Buds deep pink. Flowers of heavy substance, saucer shaped to flat saucer shaped, 3" across x " long, with 5-6 frilled lobes; a bi-color, edge red group (R. H. S. Colour Chart) 55-B, shading to yellow group 10-A, heavily spotted red group 51-A. Calyx minute, green. Truss 6" x 6" ball-shaped, of 12-15 flowers. Leaves 5" x 1", narrowly oblong to narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, dark green, edges wavy, retained 3-4 years. New growth bronze green. Plant upright, branching well with stiff branches, 40" tall x 20" wide in 9 years. Blooms late April to early May. Hardy to at least 5 F.
CARY'S RED: of unknown parents. Raised and introduced (1969) by Edward A. Cary, Cary Bros. Nursery, Shrewsbury, Mass. Flowers funnel shaped, 1" x 1", with 5 evenly rounded lobes, dark red (same colour as 'America'). Calyx 1/8", brown. Truss 6" x 6", ball shaped, of 20-22 flowers. Leaves 4" x 2", elliptic, acute, rounded, glabrous, slightly bullate, olive green, retained 2 years. New growth reddish. Plant rounded, branching well, 6' tall x 5' wide in 17 years. Blooms late May. Hardy to -22 F.
ETHEL V. CARY: (R. brachycarpum x 'Mrs. Charles. S. Sargent') self. Raised and introduced (1974) by Edward A. Cary, Cary Bros. Nursery, Shrewsbury, Mass. Flowers openly funnel-shaped 2" across x 1" long, with 5 wavy lobes; with orchid edge fading to white in throat; reverse solid orchid. Calyx 1/8", green. Truss 5" x 5", ball shaped, of 18-20 flowers. Leaves elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, medium dark green, convex, with very thin brown indumentum (midrib darker), retained 2 years. New growth red stemmed, with silver green, hairy leaves, slightly viscous. Plant broad, branches well, 20" tall x 28" wide in 9 years. Blooms fate May. Hardy to -22 F.
GOLDENDALE: [ (('Loderi' g. x R. wardii) x R. campylocarpum) x 'Skipper.'] Raised and introduced (1970) by Charles McNew, Kelso, Washington. Buds dark red. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" x 3", of 5 wavy lobes, butter yellow (darker than 'Crest') with dark red center in throat. Calyx ", green. Truss 10" across x 6" high, flat, of 8-14 flowers. Leaves 3" x 1", narrowly oblong, obtuse, rounded, glabrous, light green, retained 3 years. Plant rounded, branching well, 2' x 2' in 9 years. Blooms late May, early June. Hardy to at least -6 F.
MARY JANE: R. yakushimanum x 'Leo'. Raised by Mrs. LeVern Freimann, Bellingham, Washington. Flowers of heavy substance, 2" x 2", of 5 evenly rounded lobes, Carmine Rose (H.C.C.) 621 fading to white. Calyx minute. Truss 7" across x 6" tall, ball shaped, of 12 flowers. Leaves broadly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, medium green, with deep fawn indumentum (starts mouse color), retained 2-3 years. New growth mouse color. Plant semi-dwarf, branching well, rounded, 3' x 3' in 12 years. Blooms mid May. Hardy to 0F.
MOLLY ANN: 'Elizabeth' x unnamed seedling of unknown parents. Raised and introduced by Mrs. LeVern Freimann, Bellingham, Washington. Flowers funnel shaped, of heavy substance, 2" x 2", with 5 wavy lobes, Crimson (H.C.C.) 22 with small spots, on upper lobes. Calyx minute. Truss lax, of 7 flowers. Leaves 2" x 1", broadly elliptic, obtuse, rounded, glabrous, glaucous, glossy, dark green, retained 2-3 years. New growth bronzy green. Plant semi-dwarf, upright, broad, rounded, branching well, 3' x 3' in 11 years. Blooms mid April. Hardy to 0 F.
MRS. BETTY HAGER: (R. decorum x R. discolor) x 'Madame de Bruin'. Raised and introduced (1973) by Alfred A. Raustein, Holbrook, L. I., N.Y. Buds red purple group (R. H. S. Colour Chart) 63-B. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 3" across x 2" long, with G wavy lobes, red purple group GG-C with blotch upper lobe and spotting red group 53-B. Calyx minute, yellow-green group 145A. Truss 5" across x 5" high, ball shaped, of 15 flowers. Leaves 5" x 2", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, glaucous green group 137-A, retained 3 years. Plant upright, semi-dwarf, branching well, 4' tall x 3' wide in 10 years. Blooms early May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
RED PAINT:
[('Fabia' x R. haematodes) x 'Earl of Athlone'] x 'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague'. Raised and introduced (1971) by Charles McNew, Kelso, Washington. Cross (1965) by Dr. David Goheen. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, of a clear bright red (with no blue), with a few tiny spots on upper lobe. Calyx ", green. Truss 8" x 8", hall-shaped, of 10-14 flowers. Leaves 5" x 1", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glossy, dark green, retained 4 years. Plant upright, branching well, 4' tall x 3' wide in 8 years. Blooms early April. Hardy to at least 0 F.
ROWLAND P. CARY: R. brachycarpum x 'Van der Hoop'. Raised and introduced (1968-1970) by Edward A. Cary, Cary Bros. Nursery, Shrewsbury, Mass. Buds dark pink. Flowers widely funnel shaped, 2" across x 5/8" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, blush pink with light tan blotch of spotting on dorsal lobe. Calyx 1/8", green. Truss fi" x G", ball shaped of 17-20 flowers. Leaves 4-4" x 1 5/8"-2", narrowly elliptic to elliptic (almost oblong), apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, dark green, convex; under surface light green with thin brown indumentum (midrib brown with heavier felt), retained 2 years. New growth silver green, turning pea green. Plant rounded, branching well, 7' tall x 6' wide in 20 years. Blooms late May, early June, Hardy to -22" F.
SHALIMAR: of unknown parents. Raised and introduced (1970) by Dorothy Schlaikjer, Halesite, L. I., N.Y. From open pollinated seed of Dexter hybrids collected (1955) by Paul Vossherg. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-shaped, 4" across x 4" long, with 7 wavy lobes, slightly fragrant, red purple group (R. H .S. Colour Chart) 73-D. Calyx 1/8", green. Truss 8" across x G" high, ball-shaped, of 12 flowers. Leaves 7" x 3", elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous yellow green group 1-17-A. Plant broad, branching well 3' x 3' in 7 years. Blooms third week of May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
SHALOM: 'Anna' x 'Antoon Van Welie'. Raised and introduced (1972) by Nathaniel E. Hess, Sands Point, L. I., N.Y. Seedling from Halfdan Lem (1955). Buds red purple group (R. H. S. Colour Chart) 58-C. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, white, shaded red purple group 58-D, with red purple group 59-B spotting. Calyx ", pale green. Truss of 16 flowers, 7" across x 5" tall, ball-shaped. Leaves 4" x 1-5/8 ", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, green group 137-A, retained 2 years. Plant broad, branching well, 3' tall x 6' wide in 18 years. Blooms mid-May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
VALLERIE KAY: R. yakushimanum x 'Leo'. Raised and introduced (1971) by Mrs. LeVern Freimann, Bellingham, Washington. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy, frilled lobes, Carmine (H.C.C.) 21/1, fading to 21/3. Calyx negligible. Truss 6" x G", ball shaped of 20 flowers. Leaves 5" x 2", elliptic, cuspidate, rounded, smooth, medium green, with fawn indumentum, retained 2-3 years. New growth mouse color, changing to fawn. Plant semi-dwarf, upright, branching well, 36" tall x 28" wide in 12 years. Blooms mid-May. Hardy to 0 F.
VERNA CARTER:
R. yakushimanum x 'Leo'. Raised by Mrs. LeVern Freimann, Bellingham, Washington. Buds delicate pink. Flowers openly campanulate, 2" x 2", with 5 wavy frilled lobes, slightly fragrant, white. Calyx a rim. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, of 12 flowers. Leaves 4" x 1-5/8", lanceolate to ovate, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, medium green, with fawn indumentum (starts mouse color), retained 2-3 years. New growth mouse color. Plant a dwarf, broad, rounded, branching well, 3' tall x 2' wide in 12 years. Blooms mid-May. Hardy to 0 F.


Volume 28, Number 2
April 1974

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