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Volume 28, Number 3
July 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 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 with 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.

ABE ARNOTT: 'Marchioness of Lansdowne' x 'Lee's Dark Purple'. Raised and introduced by Edwin O. Weber. Seattle, WA. Flowers of heavy substance, flat saucer-shaped, 4" across x 3" long, with 5 wavy lobes. Orchid Purple 31/2 (H.C.C.) with heavy blotch on upper lobe into throat and on adjacent lobes Dahlia Purple 931/1. Calyx 1/8", Orchid Purple 31/2. Truss 6"x 6", ball-shaped of 16 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 6" x 1"-2", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, very dark green, retained 3 years. Plant upright, branching moderately, 6' tall x 3' wide in 15 years. Blooms late May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
EDWIN O. WEBER: 'Purpureum Elegans' x 'Madame Albert Moser'. Raised and introduced by Edwin O. Weber, Seattle, WA. Flowers flat saucer-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes. Imperial Purple 33/1 (H.C.C.) with large blotch on dorsal lobe and spots on adjacent lobes Cranium Green 63. Calyx 1/8", Imperial Purple 33. Truss 9" across x 8" high, flat, of 28 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 6" 6" x 2", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, dark green, retained 3 Years. Plant upright, branching moderately, 6' tall x 4' wide in 15 years. Blooms late May. Hardy to at least -5F.
EULALIE WAGNER: 'J. H. Van Ness' x 'Loderi King George'. Raised by Halfdan Lem: introduced by Carl P. Fawcett. Tacoma, WA. 1962. Flowers Fuchsine Pink 627/2 to 627/1 (H.C.C.) with darker veins: funnel shaped, 4" across x 3" long with 7 recurved lobes. Truss 8" across x 9" high, full, of 12 flowers. Leaves elliptic, 5" x 2"; dark green. Blooms midseason.
FAIRWEATHER: ('Fabia' x R. yakushimanum) x 'Hello Dolly' (R. smirnowii x 'Fabia'). Raised and introduced (1971) by E. C. Brockenbrough, M.D., Bellevue. WA. Flowers openly campanulate 2" across x 2" long with 6-7 wavy lobes: Red Group 41-D, fading to Yellow-orange Group 18-D (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Calyx 1" 1", cream. Truss 6" x 6", ball-shaped, with 15-16 flowers. Free-flowering. Leaves mostly oblanceolate, others narrowly elliptic. 5" x 1", apiculate, cuneate, slightly bullate, with tan indumentum: retained 3 years. New growth with white indumentum and light tomentum. Plant rounded, branching well, semi-dwarf, 2' x 2' in 4 Years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 10 F.
FINLANDIA: R. catawbiense var. album 'Catalgla' x ('Adriaan Koster' x R. williamsianum). Raised and introduced (1972) by Dr. David G. Leach, N. Madison. Ohio. Buds pale pink 2.5 R 9/3 (Nickerson). Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped. 3" across x 1" long, with 5 wavy lobes, white. Calyx 1/16", pale green. Truss 5" x 5", ball-shaped, of 12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 3-1/8" x 2, broadly elliptic. sharply convex, minutely apiculate, cordate, glabrous, glossy, medium green, retained 3 Years. Plant rounded, branching well, semi-dwarf. 4' tall x 5' wide in 14 Years. Blooms early. Hardy to -18 F.
FLAIR: R. catawbiense var. album 'Catalgla' x ('Adriaan Koster' x R. williamsianum). Raised and introduced (1970) by Dr. David G. Leach, N. Madison, Ohio. Buds light to strong purplish-pink 5RP 7.5/8 (Nickerson). Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, white with faint ivory shading on dorsal lobe. Calyx 1/16", greenish-yellow. Truss 5" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 11-12 flowers. Free-flowering. Leaves 3⅝" x 2", elliptic, obtuse, rounded, glabrous, medium green, retained 3 years. Petioles dark red. Plant rounded, branching well, 4' tall x 5' wide in 14 years. Blooms early. Hardy to -18 F.
FRAGRANT GOLD: Knaphill azalea of unknown parents. Seed from England: raised by The DeWilde Nursery, Shiloh, N.J.; introduced by Dr. Roy Magruder, Washington, D.C. Buds greenish gold, stippled red. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 2"-2" across x 2"-2" long, with 5 (sometimes 6) wavy lobes; fragrant; light orange yellow III 17d (Ridgeway), spotted deep chrome III 17b, reverse deep chrome. Calyx 1/8-", light green. Truss 6"-7" across x 4"-5" high, ball-shaped to somewhat flat, of 15-20 flowers. Free blooming. Leaves 5"-6" x 1"-2", broadly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, hairy, elm green XVII 27m; becoming medium yellow with slight orange edges in fall, later light maroon. Plant broad, rounded, branching well, 4 tall x 3 wide in 12 years. Blooms early May. Hardy to at least 10 F.
HALESITE MAIDEN: Of unknown parents. Raised by Charles O. Dexter. Introduced by Dorothy Schlaikjer, Halesite, N.Y. Flowers openly funnel shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 6 wavy lobes: fragrant; Red Purple Group 57C (R. H. S. Color Chart). Calyx ". 57C. Truss 7" across x 5" high, conical, of 12 flowers. Leaves 5" x 2", elliptic, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146A, retained 2 years. Plant broad, branching well. 4' x 4' in 10 years. Blooms third quarter of May. Hardy to at least -5F.
HALFDAN LEM: 'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague' x "Red Loderi" ('Loderi King George' x 'Earl of Athlone'). Raised by Halfdan Lem, Seattle, WA. and introduced (1972) by Seattle Chapter, A.R.S. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3 -5/8" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 53B (R. H. S. Color Chart), with darker spots on upper lobe. Calyx 3/8" pink. Truss 7" across x 8" high, conical, of 11-13 flowers. Free-flowering. Leaves 7"-8" x 2"-3", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glossy, dark green, retained 3 years. Plant upright, branching well, 4' tall x 3' wide in 4 years. Blooms early May. Hardy to at least 9 F.
KURT HERBERT ADLER: R. phaeopeplum x R. lochiae. Raised and introduced (1974) by Strybing Arboretum, S.F.. Ca. Seed from Tom Lelliott, Boronia, Australia. Flowers narrow tubular funnel-shaped 1" across x 2⅞" long, with 5 (rarely 6) evenly rounded lobes; very fragrant; Mandarin Red 17/3 (H.C.C.) with deeper throat 17/1. Calyx minute with long, narrow lobe: beige. Truss flat with 7-8 flowers. Leaves 3 x 2", broadly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glossy, slightly bullate, bright green, under surface brown scaly; retained 2-3 years. New growth orange-brown (from dense scales). Plant rounded. branching moderately, 2' x 2' in 6 years. Blooms sporadically, mostly November-January. Hardy at least to 25 F.
LITTLE WHITE DOVE: R. fortunei x R. yakushimanum. Raised and introduced (1971) by James Elliott, Astoria, Oregon. Cross by Ben Lancaster. Buds light rose pink. Flowers of heavy substance, openly campanulate. 2" across x 1" long, with 5 wavy lobes, white. Calyx 1/8", yellow-green. Truss 4" across x 3" tall, ball-shaped, of 10-12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 2" x 7/8", narrowly oblong, obtuse, cuneate, glossy, dark green, some slightly revolute, retained 3 years. Plant rounded, branching well, dense, semi-dwarf, 2' tall x 3 wide in 9 years. Blooms early May. Plant hardy to at least 0 F.
LANDON: Evergreen azalea of unknown parents. Raised by R. W. Pennington. Introduced (1973) by The Landon School, Bethesda, Md. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 9 cm. across x 4 cm. long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes. Red Purple Group 66C (R. H. S. Colour Chart) (light magenta) with dark magenta spotting. Calyx 6 cm., light green. Truss 6 cm. x 12 cm., lax. Leaves 3 cm. x 1⅓ cm., narrowly obovate, apiculate, cuneate, glossy, dark green, retained well during winter. Plant roundel, branching moderately, willowy, 10" tall x 12" wide in 4 years. Blooms mid-season. Hardy at least to 10 F.
MANNIE WEBER: 'Catawbiense Boursault' x 'Madame Albert Moser'. Raised and introduced by Edwin O. Weber, Seattle, Wa. Flowers flat saucer-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 frilled lobes, Imperial Purple 33/2 (H.C.C.) with edging of 33. upper lobe spotted Fern Green 0862/3. Calyx 1/8", Imperial Purple 33. Truss 6" x 6", ball-shaped, of 14 flowers. Free-flowering. Leaves 5"-6" x 2"-2", oblanceolate. apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, very dark green, retained 3 years. Plant upright, branching moderately, 5' tall x 4' wide in 14 years. Blooms late May. Hardy to at least -5F.
MARYKE: R. discolor x 'Fabia'. Raised and introduced (1955) by Theodore Van Veen, Sr. Flowers 3" across x 2" long, 7-lobed; moderate reddish-brown 7.5R 3/6 (Nickerson), edges strong purplish-pink 5 RP 7 /9 blended toward center - with tones of yellow 7.5 in throat. Calyx ", green and reddish-brown. Truss 8" across x 6" high, of 13-15 flowers. Leaves 5" x 2", elliptic, light green. Plant - full. upright, 5' in 10 years. Blooms late May. Hardy to 0F.
RUTH A. WEBER: 'Marchioness of Lansdowne' x 'Old Port'. Raised and introduced by Edwin O. Weber, Seattle, WA. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5-wavy lobes, Bishops Violet 34/2 (H.C.C.) with light spotting on upper lobe Dahlia Purple 931. Calyx 1/8",Bishops Violet 34/2. Truss 5" x 5", ball-shaped, of 17 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 5"-5" x 1", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, dark green, retained 3 years. Plant upright, branching moderately, 4' tall x 3' wide in 12 years. Blooms late May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
SAUSALITO: R. calophytum x 'Loderi Venus'. The Bovees, Portland. Oregon. Described A.R.S. Quarterly Bulletin  22:2. 1968. p. 110. Registered.
STOCKHOLM: R. catawbiense var. album 'Catalgla' x R. decorum (from Hu Expedition). Seed from D. Hobbie, Germany. Raised and introduced (1972) by Dr. David G. Leach, N. Madison. Ohio. Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 2⅛" across x 1⅞" long, with 5 or 6 wavy lobes, white with small dorsal posterior dual-rayed spotting strong greenish-yellow 10 Y 7.5/9 (Nickerson). Calyx 1/16", green. edged red. Truss 5" across x 3" high, ball shaped, of 14 flowers. Free-flowering. Leaves 3" x 1", elliptic, obtuse. cuneate. glabrous, glossy, dark green. retained 2 years. Plant broad, branching well, 4' tall x 5 wide in 18 years. Blooms early. Hardy to -20 F.
UMPQUA QUEEN: Deciduous azalea of unknown parents. Raised by Ralph Schoneman and introduced by Theiss Azalea Garden, Canyonville, Oregon. Buds Yellow Green Group 151D (RHS Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance, flat saucer-shaped, 4" across x 2" deep, with 7 wavy lobes in outer whorl and 4, inner, cup-shaped around stamens, shorter than outer whorl: Yellow Group 11A with Yellow Orange Group 14A blotch on dorsal outer lobe. Calyx ". Yellow Green Group 151D. Truss 6" across x 5" tall, ball-shaped, of 12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 5" x 1", lanceolate, apiculate, cuneate, bullate, Yellow Green Group 144A, becoming yellow-bronze in fall. Plant rounded, branching moderately, 50" tall x 40" wide in 8 years. Blooms mid May. Hardy at least to 0 F.
WEBER'S PRIDE: 'Lady Clementine Mitford' x 'Kate Waterer'. Raised and introduced by Edwin O. Weber, Seattle. WA. Flowers flat saucer-shaped. 3" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes. Rhodamine Purple 29/3 (H.C.C.) with blotches on upper 3 lobes Mars Orange 013/1, reverse Cyclamen Purple 30/3. Calyx ⅛", Cyclamen Purple 30/3. Truss 5" across x 6" high, conical, of 17 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 5"-8" x 1" "-2", oblanceolate, acute. cuneate, bright green, glabrous, retained 3 years. Plant upright, branching moderately. 6' tall x 3' wide in 15 years. Hardy to at least -5 F.
WINTERGREEN: Evergreen azalea. R. nakaharai (open pollinated). Seed from Dr. Rokujo, Tokyo. Japan. Raised and introduced (1973) by Mary Louisa B. Hill, Vineyard Haven, Mass. Pictured in American Horticulturist 52:1, 1973. Flowers tubular funnel-shaped 6 cm. across x 5 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes, strong to deep pink 2.511 7/8 to 6/11 (Nickerson), spotted strong red 2.5 R 5/12 on upper three lobes. Calyx 3 mm., white hairy. Truss 2 flowered. Free flowering. Leaves 3 cm. x 12 mm., narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute. cuneate. moderate olive green 5 GY 4/3, light red hairy above and white hairy below, retained well through winter. Plant dwarf, branching well, 15" tall x 39" wide in 12 years. Blooms late June. Hardy to at least -5 F.


Volume 28, Number 3
July 1974

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