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Volume 29, Number 1
January 1975

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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.

AGATE PASS JEWEL: R. dichroanthum x unknown. Cross by Ben Nelson about 1965. Registered by Florence Putney, Suquamish, WA. Described by North Kitsap Chapter Awards Committee. Buds 163 B (R. H. S. Colour Chart), striped 39 A. Flowers oblique campanulate, 1-5/8" across x 1" long, with 5 wavy lobes, 164 A, with faint green stripes down inside and outside of lobes and extending down into throat, spotted 164 B in throat, with 46 A nectar pockets. Calyx 1", 162A with faint green stripes. Truss lax, 4" across x 2" high, with 5 flowers. Leaves 3" x 1", elliptic, mucronate, cuneate, glabrous, 146 A, retained 3 years. P lant semi-dwarf, branching moderately, 2' x 2' in 9 years. Blooms in mid-June. Hardy to at least 5 F.
BODEGA RUBY RED: 'David' x (R. sanguineum ssp. haemaleum x R. thomsonii). Raised (1967) by Carl G. Heller, M.D., Poulsbo, WA. Flowers of heavy substance, campanulate, 5 cm. across x 5.5 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes, 46 A (R. H. S. Colour Chart), with black spots on upper lobe. Calyx 1.5 mm., red. Truss flat, with 7 flowers. Leaves 9.5 cm. x 2.7 cm., narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, 146 A, retained 3-4 years. Plant upright, branching moderately, 4' tall x 2' wide in 7 years. Blooms late April-early May. Hardy to at least 6 F.
BODEGA TOREADOR: 'Vanguard' x 'Matador'. Raised (1967) by Carl G. Heller, M.D., Poulsbo, WA. Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 7.3 cm. across x 5.8 cm. long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, 43 A (R. H. S. Colour Chart) with red spots on upper lobe. Calyx 3 mm., red. Pedicel 2.5 cm. Truss lax, 11 cm. across x 12.7 cm. high, with 8 flowers. Free-flowering. Leaves 14.5 cm. x 3.2 cm., narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, acute, cuneate, glabrous, 137 A, with tan indumentum, retained 2-3 years. Plant rounded, branching well, 2' tall x 2' wide in 7 years. Blooms late April - early May. Hardy to at least 6 F.
CABLE CAR: 'Tally Ho' x R. fortunei. Raised (1962) and introduced (1974) by Albert Golden, San Francisco, CA. Buds Carmine 21 (H.C.C.). Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2" long, with 5-7 evenly rounded lobes, Neyron Rose 623. Calyx 1/16", Carmine 21. Truss 9" across x 6" high, ball-shaped, of 9-13 flowers. Leaves 5" x 1", lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, acute, cuneate, glabrous, medium green, with light green indumentum, retained 2 years. Plant upright, branching well, 4' x 4' in 10 years. Blooms late May - early June.
CECIL S. SEABROOK: 'Fusilier' x 'Jasper' (form from Exbury). Raised (1955) and introduced (1967) by C. S. Seabrook, Tacoma, WA. Buds red tipped. Flowers campanulate, 2" x 2", with 5 lobes, Buttercup Yellow 5/2 to 5/3 (H.C.C.), becoming Orange Buff 507/1. Calyx 1", yellow. Truss flat, with 10-22 flowers. Leaves 4-5" x 1 - 2", elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, dark green with light tan, patchy indumentum. Plant similar to 'Fusilier'. Blooms in early June.
CONNIE HATTON: R. kyawii x R. discolor. Raised (1964) and introduced by Howard A. Short, Bainbridge Island, WA. Buds 51 A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance, tubular funnel-shaped, 3" across x 3" long, with 7 wavy lobes, fragrant, 55 A, throat 43 D, reverse 54 B. Calyx 1/16", 151 A. Truss flat, 9" across x 4" high, with 12 flowers. Free-flowering. Leaves 8" x 2", lanceolate, acute, cuneate, glabrous, 137 A, retained 3 years. Plant upright, branching moderately, 6' tall x 5' wide in 10 years. Blooms in early July. Hardy to at least 5 F.
CROSSPATCH: Hybrid of unknown parents. Cross by Ben Nelson about 1962. Registered by Ruth McLaren, Suquamish, WA. Described by North Kitsap Chapter Awards Committee. Buds 54 A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers open funnel-campanulate, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, 54 B, shading to 46 A in inner throat, reverse 53 C. Calyx a rim, 146 D. Truss 10" across x 8" high, ball shaped, with 16 flowers. Free-flowering. Leaves 6" x 2", narrowly elliptic, mucronate, cuneate, glabrous, 139 A, retained 3-4 years. Plant rounded, branching moderately, 6' tall x 5' wide in 12 years. Blooms in early June. Hardy to at least 5 F.
KATHRYN REBOUL: R. spinuliferum x R. racemosum. Cross by Donald Hardgrove (about 1960). Raised by breeder and introduced (1973) by Adele Reboul (Mrs. J. B.), St. James, L. I., N.Y. Flowers funnel-shaped, 1" wide x 7/8"long, with 5 evenly-rounded lobes, 19 D (R. H. S. Colour Chart) flushed 50 C, outside striped 50 C. Calyx 1/16", 150 C. Truss 2" across x 1" high, flat, with 14 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 2 - 3/8" x 1", elliptic to narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, 147 A, retained 2 years. Plant broad, semi-dwarf, branching well. 3' tall x 5' wide in 14 years. Blooms mid April. Hardy to at least -5 F.
LILY MAID: R. discolor x unknown. Cross by Ben Nelson about 1964. Registered by Florence Putney, Suquamish, WA. Described by North Kitsap Chapter Awards Committee. Buds 51 D (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 7 frilled lobes, fragrant, 49 D, with a stripe-like blotch 173 B fading to 49 D at expanded part of corolla, throat 11 B, reverse 65 C. Calyx 1/8", Truss flat, 8" across x 5" tall, with 16 flowers. Leaves 8" narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, 137 B, retained in 3 years. Plant upright, branching rarely, 7' tall x 5' wide in 10 years. Blooms in early June. Hardy to at least 5 F.
MILLARD KEPLER: "Decatros" (R. decorum x 'Atrosanguineum') x R. yakushimanum. Cross (1968) by F. W. Schumacher, Sandwich, Mass. Raised and introduced by Max E. Byrkit, MD., Williamsport, MD. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 9 cm. wide x 5 cm. long, with 7 wavy lobes, very fragrant, outside of corolla 58 D (R. H. S. Colour Chart) fading to light pink cast with lavender undertones; inconspicuous yellow-green blotch. Truss ball-shaped, 18 cm. x 18 cm., with 13 - 15 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 14 cm. x 7 cm., oblong to narrowly obovate, obtuse, cuneate, glabrous, dark green, retained 3 years. New growth with orange tint. Plant upright, branching well, 3' tall x 2' wide in 5 years. Blooms mid April. Hardy to at least -5 F.> [Correct name from MILLARD KEPNER to MILLARD KEPLER. - mod. 11/13/12, ref.]
MRS. MURIEL CARFRAE: R. yakushimanum hybrid by Warren Berg (1967). Raised by James F. Caperci. Introduced (1974) by Ken Trainor, Seattle, WA. Buds quite pink. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 2" x 2", with 5 wavy lobes, 62C (R. H. S. Colour Chart) blending to 19D in throat. Calyx 1/8", green. Truss 6" across x 3" high, conical, with 12-15 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 4" x 1", elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, under surface pale green, retained 3 years. Plant rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well with stiff, upright branches, 30" tall x 38" wide in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
SUNBURST: Deciduous azalea. 'George Reynolds' x 'Klondyke'. Raised (1962) and introduced (1972-73) by Henny and Wennekamp, Brooks, OR. Described by Frank C. Henny, Jr. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, fragrant, golden yellow with no blotch or spotting. Truss ball shaped, 6" x 6", with 15-20 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 4" x 2", elliptic, acute, cuneate, hairy, yellow and red in autumn. Plant upright, branching well, 6' tall x 4' wide in 10 years. Blooms in Mid-May. Hardy to -25 F.


Volume 29, Number 1
January 1975

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