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Volume 30, Number 4
Fall 1976

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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.

APRIL DREAM: Parents unknown. Cross (about 1955) and raised by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Named and introduced (1974, as 'April Showers') by George and Anne Sather. Buds Red Group 53C (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of good substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 2½" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 55B, 55D in throat, with heavy fan-shaped spotting, 53B, in upper 13 of corolla and extending ¾ of distance to lobe edge. Calyx minute. Truss 6" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 12 flowers. Leaves narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A, retained 2 years. Plant upright, branching moderately, 6' tall x 5' wide in 10 years. Blooms in early April. Hardy to at least -5° F.
BEAUTIFUL DREAMER: Parents unknown. Cross (about 1955) and raised by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Named and introduced (1975) by George and Anne Sather. Buds Red Group 39B (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 2½" x 2½", with 5 wavy lobes, Yellow Group 2D, 2C in throat, with a touch of light orange on each lobe (fading to yellow). Calyx minute. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 2¾-3¾" x 1½-2¼", oblong to broadly elliptic, obtuse with apiculus, slightly cordate to oblique, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146A, retained 2 years. Plant rounded, branching well, 4' x 4' in 10 years. Blooms in early April. Hardy to at least -5° F.
BLUE FROST: Parents unknown. Cross (about 1960) and raised by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Named and introduced (1972) by George and Anne Sather. Buds Purple Violet Group 82A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of good substance, widely funnel-shaped, 2¾" x 2¾", with 5 frilled lobes, Purple Group 77C with spotting Red Group 48B and Yellow Orange Group 22A on upper lobe sector, throat white, lobe edge 78B. Calyx 1/8", green. Truss 6" x 6", conical, with 20 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 3¼-5" x 1¼-2", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 146A, retained 4 years. Plant rounded, branching well, 6' tall x 5' wide in 10 years. Blooms mid-May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
BLUE PACIFIC: 'Purple Splendour' x 'Susan'. Cross (before 1962), raised, and introduced (1965) by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Described and registered by George and Anne Sather. Buds Purple Group 78A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3¾" x 3¾", with 5 wavy lobes, Purple Group 78C, blotch and spotting 79A in upper corolla, 78A stripes on reverse. Calyx 1/8", green violet. Truss 7" across x 6" high, ball-shaped, with 10-16 flowers. Leaves 5-6" x 1¾-2¼", narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, acute, cuneate to slightly oblique, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 146D, retained 3 years. Plant broad, branching moderately, 5' x 5' in 10 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
BLUE RHAPSODY: 'A. Bedford' x 'Purple Splendour'. Cross (about 1962) and raised by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Named and introduced (1970) by George and Anne Sather. Buds Red Purple Group 72A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3½" x 3½", with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Purple Group 77A, blotch and spotting 79A on upper throat and lobe, Red Purple Group 74B striping on reverse. Calyx 1/8", green. Truss 7½" x 7½", ball-shaped, with 12 flowers. Leaves 3¼-5½" x 1-1 5/8", narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, acute, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146A, retained 2 years. Plant upright, branching moderately, with stiff branches, 5" x 5' in 10 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
CHIFFON: Parents unknown. Cross (1965-8) and raised by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Named and introduced by George and Anne Sather. Buds Red Group 51A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers flat saucer shaped, 2½" x 2½", with 7 wavy, frilled lobes, Red Group 54C-D, throat 54B, minor red spotting in throat. Calyx minute. Truss 5" x 5", flat, with 8 flowers. Leaves 1¾-3- x ¾-2", broadly elliptic, apiculate, slightly cordate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146D, retained 3 years. Plant rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well, 3' x 3' in 7-10 years. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -5° F.
EL CAMINO: Parents unknown (Possibly from the Halfdan Lem cross of 'Anna' x 'Marinus Koster'). Cross about 1957. Plant in William E. Whitney garden at his death. Named and introduced (1973) by George and Anne Sather. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 5" x 5"", with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 54A (R. H. S. Colour Chart), with dorsal blotch 53C in throat extending to spotting 53C on dorsal lobe. Calyx 1/8", red. Truss 9" x 9", conical, somewhat flat, with 13 flowers. Leaves 5-5½" x 2¼-2¾", elliptic, mucronate, cuneate to rounded, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146A, retained 3 years. Plant upright, branching moderately, with stiff branches, 7' tall x 5' wide in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
ENCHANTED EVENING: Parents unknown. Cross (about 1960) and raised by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Named and introduced (1972) by George and Anne Sather. Buds Red Group 42B (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2" long, with 7 wavy lobes, Orange Group 28D, throat Yellow Orange Group 20A, edging Orange Red Group 31C, Yellow Green group 153B spotting on upper corolla, heavy color concentration in stripes from throat to points where lobes join. Calyx minute, green. Truss 8" across x 6" high, flat, lax, with 10-12 flowers. Leaves 5¾" x 2", elliptic to narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A, retained 3 years. Plant broad, rounded, branching well, 5' x 5' in 10 years. Blooms in late May, Hardy to at least -5° F.
HONEYMOON: (R. wardii (Barto clone) x 'Devonshire Cream') x R. wardii (former var. croceum). Cross (about 1955), raised, and introduced (1960) by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Described and registered by George and Anne Sather. Buds Green Yellow Group 1B (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 2" across x 1½" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Yellow Group 2D, throat Green Yellow Group 1C, small Orange Red Group 31 C blotch deep in throat. Calyx 1/8", yellow. Truss 6½" across x 3½" high, ball-shaped, somewhat flat, with 14 flowers. Leaves 2½-3¾" x 1¾-2¼", broadly elliptic, apiculate, cordate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137A, bullate when young, retained 3 years. Plant rounded, branching well, 4'x 4' in 10 years. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least -5° F.
HURRICANE: 'Mrs. Furnival' x 'Anna Rose Whitney'. Cross (about 1960), raised, and introduced (1969) by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Described and registered by George and Anne Sather. Buds Red Purple Group 66A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Red Purple Group 68B, with Red Group 53A blotch and spotting on upper 1/3 of corolla. Calyx minute, green. Truss 6" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 15 flowers. Leaves 4½-6" x 2¼", elliptic to narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate to rounded, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137A, retained 3 years. Plant broad, rounded, branching well, 5½' x 5½' in 10 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
JOY RIDE: Parents unknown. Cross (about 1960) and raised by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Named and introduced (1975) by George and Anne Sather. Buds Red Purple Group 63B (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 2" across x 1½" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, fragrant, Red Purple Group 62D, with Orange Red Group 34C blotch in upper throat becoming spots toward dorsal lobe, reverse 62C. Calyx 1/8", pink. Pedicel red. Truss 4½" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 15 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 4½-5½" x 2-2 3/8", elliptic, apiculate, cuneate to oblique, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A, retained 3 years. Plant rounded, branching well, 6' x 6' in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
KING MIDAS: A Knaphill azalea. Parents unknown. Seed from the Knaphill Nursery, England, in 1951. Raised and introduced (before 1974) by Robert M. Bovee, Portland, Or. under the Bovee code BK9. Named (1974) and registered by Sorenson and Watson, The Bovees Nursery. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel shaped, 2¾" wide x 1¾" long, with 5 frilled lobes, quite fragrant, Yellow Group 13C (R. H. S. Colour Chart), slightly darker in throat, paling slightly toward lobe edge, whole dorsal lobe Yellow Orange Group 17A. Calyx 1/8", light green. Truss 6½" across x 5" high, conical, with 13 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 4 1/2" x 2", elliptic, acute, cuneate, bullate, hairy. Yellow Green Group 147A, under surface with hairs on veins, in fall Greyed Red Group 179A. New leaves bronze green toward tips. Plant broad, rounded, branching well, 7' tall x 8' wide in 23 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to -20° F.
LACE VALENTINE: A Knaphill azalea. Parents unknown. Seed from the Knaphill Nursery, England, in 1951. Raised by Robert M. Bovee, Portland, Or. May have had limited distribution as "Best White" with no Bovee code. Named and introduced (1975) by Sorenson and Watson, The Bovees Nursery. Buds Red Group 55C-D (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 3" wide x 2¼" long, with 5-6 frilled lobes, quite fragrant, white shading through Red Group 56C to 56B at lobe edges, Yellow Group 13B blotch on dorsal lobe. Calyx ¼", light green. Truss 5" across x 4" high, conical to ball-shaped, with 11 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 4" x 1¾", oblanceolate, mucronate, cuneate, bullate, hairy, Greyed Green Group 189A, under surface hairy, edges wavy, in fall Greyed Purple Group 183A. Plant upright, branching well, 5' tall x 2½' wide in about 10 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to -20° F.
LEILANI: A Knaphill azalea. Parents unknown. Seed from the Knaphill Nursery, England, in 1951. Raised and introduced (1963 or before) by Robert M. Bovee, Portland, Or., under the Bovee code BK53. Named (1974) and registered by Sorenson and Watson, The Bovees Nursery. Buds Greyed Orange Group 170A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-shaped, 3" wide x 1¼" long, with 5 wavy lobes, moderately fragrant, new flower Greyed Orange Group 168C, dorsal lobe with more yellow orange and Orange Group 24B blotch, adjacent lobes Greyed orange, and 2 lower lobes lighter. Flower ages to light pink, white, and yellow. Calyx 1/8", medium green. Truss 6" across x 4" high, conical, with 13 flowers. Leaves 4½-5" x 2-2½", elliptic, acute, cuneate, bullate, hairy, Yellow Green Group 147A, under surface with hairs on veins, in fall shaded Greyed Orange Group 163A and Greyed Red Group 179A. Plant upright, branching well, 12' tall x 3½' wide in 23 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to -20° F.
LITTLE GEM: 'Carmen' x R. elliottii K. W. 7725. Cross (before 1956), raised, and introduced (about 1957) by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Described and registered by George and Anne Sather. Buds Red Group 53A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 2" x 2", with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Red Group 46A. Calyx 1/4", red. Truss 4" x 4", flat to lax, with 7-8 flowers. Leaves 2½-3" x 1", oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A, with light Grey Brown Group 199D indumentum, retained 3 years. Plant semi-dwarf, branching well, 2' tall x 3' wide in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 5° F.
LOVE STORY: Parents unknown. Cross (about 1965) and raised by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Named and introduced by George and Anne Sather. Buds Red Group 53C (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 3½" across x 2½" long, with 5 slightly wavy lobes, Orange Group 27C (fading to Yellow Group 10C), blotch 8A (fading to 713) and spotting Orange Red Group 34C (disappearing in mature flower) on upper corolla, edging Red Group 37C (becoming 48D). Calyx 1¼", Orange Red Group 35C (Yellow Group 10C when mature). Truss 8" across x 6" high, lax, with 10 flowers. Leaves 4" x 1½-1¾", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146A, retained 3 years. Plant rounded, branching moderately, 4' x 4' in 8-10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
MY PET: Parents unknown. Cross (about 1965) and raised by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Named and introduced (1972) by George and Anne Sather. Buds Yellow Orange Group 22C (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of good substance, openly campanulate, 2" x 2", with 5 slightly wavy lobes, Yellow Group 1 1 C, with small Red Group 47B blotch in throat. Calyx negligible. Truss 3" across x 3½" high, conical (quite variable in shape), with 8-10 flowers. Leaves 2½" x 1¼", elliptic, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, glaucous, Green Group 137A, retained 3 years. Plant dwarf, rounded, branching well, 2' x 2' in 10 years. Blooms in early April. Hardy to at least 0°F.
OH-TOO: 'China' x 'Goldbug'. Cross (1964) by Walt Elliott, Shelton, WA. Raised (after 1965) by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Named and introduced (1975) by George and Anne Sather. Buds Red Purple Group 60A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance openly funnel shaped, 2½" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy, somewhat reflexed lobes, Red Group 51A (maturing to Yellow Orange Group 18A), throat Red Group 38A with heavy spotting Red Group 46A on upper half of corolla, mature flowers with Red Group 51A edging. Calyx ¼", red. Truss 6½" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, somewhat lax, with 14 flowers. Leaves 3-5" x 1-3/8 to 2¼", narrowly obovate, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 146A, retained 2 years. Plant rounded, branching well, 5' x 5' in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -5°F.

R. 'Oh, Too'
R. 'Oh, Too'
Photo by George Sather

PINK CLOUD: Parents unknown. Cross (1957-60) and raised by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Named and introduced (1975) by George and Anne Sather. Buds Red Purple Group 67C (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of good substance, openly funnel shaped, 3½" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy to frilled lobes, fragrant, Red Purple Group 62B, with Greyed Yellow Group 162A blotch on upper corolla. Calyx ¼", pink. Truss 5" across x 6" high, ball-shaped, with 16 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 4¼-4¾" x 2", narrowly obovate to elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, bullate, Green Group 137C, retained 3 years. Plant broad, rounded, branching well, 5' x 5' in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -10°F.
POLYNESIAN SUNSET: Parents unknown. Cross (about 1963) and raised by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Named and introduced (1969) by George and Anne Sather. Buds Red Group 47A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 4" x 4", with 7 evenly rounded and frilled lobes, Orange Red Group 35B, throat 35A, Red Group 46A spotting on upper corolla, edging and back of flower Red Group 48A. Calyx 1/8", red. Truss 8" across x 5" high, flat to lax, with 10-12 flowers. Leaves 5" x 1½", narrowly elliptic, with half twist, acute, cuneate to rounded, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A, retained 2 years. Plant broad, branching moderately, 4' tall x 5' wide in 10 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 0°F.
REDBERTH: 'Mars' x R. yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'. Cross (1963) and raised by Dr. Whildin A. Reese, Pennsburg, Pa. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" wide x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, strong red 513 4/12 (Nickerson), with slight deep reddish brown spotting (barely visible) on dorsal lobe. Calyx minute, yellowish-green. Truss 6" across x 5" high, conical, with 20 flowers. Leaves very variable in both size and shape, 3¼-6" x 1¼-2¼'", elliptic to oblanceolate, acute to apiculate to obtuse, cuneate to rounded, glabrous, dark green, without indumentum, retained 4 years. New growth light green, tomentose. Plant upright, semi-dwarf, branching well, 3' tall x 2' wide in 9 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -7°F.
RUBY HART: ('Carmen' x 'Elizabeth') x R. elliottii. Cross (about 1956), raised, and introduced (1964) by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Described and registered by George and Anne Sather. Buds Red Purple Group 59A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 1½" x 1½", with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Red Group 53A with no blotch or spotting. Calyx ¼", red. Truss 5" across x 2½" high, flat to lax, with 7 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 2½" x 1 1/8", elliptic, convex (somewhat revolute), apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137B, with moderate indumentum Grey Brown Group 199D, retained 3 years. Plant semi-dwarf, branching well, 3' x 3' in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0°F.
SNOW CAP: R. souliei x ('Loderi White Diamond' x R. williamsianum). Cross (about 1957), raised, and introduced (1964) by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Described and registered by George and Anne Sather. Buds Red Group 37C (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3¼" across x 1½" long, with 7 evenly rounded lobes, White Group 155B, with no blotch or spotting. Calyx negligible. Truss 6" across x 4" high, ball-shaped to somewhat lax, with 7 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 3" x 1½-1¾", elliptic to broadly elliptic, apiculate, slightly cordate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146A, retained 3 years. Plant semi-dwarf, rounded, branching moderately with willowy branches, 3½' x 3½' in 10 years. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -5°F.
STEPHANIE: Parents unknown. Cross (about 1965) and raised by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, Wa. Named and introduced (1974) by George and Anne Sather. Flowers of good substance, widely funnel-campanulate 2¾" wide x 2¼" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Red Group 53C (R. H. S. Colour Chart) with no blotch or spotting. Calyx minute, red. Truss 5" across x 4" tall, flat to lax, with 9 flowers. Leaves 2½-3" x 1¼-1½", elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, bullate, Yellow Green Group 146A, retained 3 years. Plant rounded, branching well, 3' x 3' in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0°F.
SWEET SIXTEEN: Parents unknown. Cross (about 1955) and raised by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Named and introduced (1973) by George and Anne Sather. Buds Red Purple Group 67A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-shaped, 4¾" wide x 1¾" long, with 5 wavy to frilled lobes, Red Purple Group 68D, with 68A edging and a few spots on upper lobe, center of mature flower almost white. Calyx ¼", rose. Truss 7" x 7" ball shaped, with 12 flowers. Leaves 6" x 2¼", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146B, retained 2 years. Plant broad, branching moderately with stiff branches, 6' x 6' in 10 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5°F.

R. 'Sweet Sixteen'
R. 'Sweet Sixteen'
Photo by George Sather

VIRGINIA RICHARDS: (R. wardii x 'F. C. Puddle') x 'Mrs. Betty Robertson'. Cross (before 1960), raised, and introduced (1965) by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Described and registered by George and Anne Sather. The plant hereafter described is not the form illustrated in Rhododendrons in America by Van Veen. Buds Red Group 53C (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance, long lasting, openly funnel-shaped 4½" wide x 1½" long, with 5 evenly rounded to wavy lobes, Red Group 54C, becoming Apricot and then Chinese Yellow, 54A spotting on upper corolla, throat 54A. Calyx 1/8", red. Truss 6½" across x 5" high, ball shaped, with 10-12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 3-4½" x 1 5/8-2 3/8", elliptic, mucronate with apiculus, rounded, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146A, retained 3 years. Plant broad, rounded, branching well, 6' x 6' in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -5°F.
WHITNEY'S ORANGE: Parents unknown. Cross (before 1960), raised, and introduced (1962) by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Described and registered by George and Anne Sather. Buds Yellow Group 4B (R. H. S. Colour Chart), edge Red Group 41C. Flowers of good substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 3" x 3", with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 37B, blotch Orange Red Group 32A and spotting Orange Group 28A on upper corolla, edging Red Group 51A. Calyx 1", Orange Red Group 32A and Red Group 50A. Truss 6" across x 6½" high, ball-shaped, somewhat flat, with 14-15 flowers. Leaves 5" x 1 5/8", narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, convex (somewhat revolute), acute with apiculus, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 137A, retained 2 years. Plant broad, branching moderately with decumbent, willowy branches, 4' tall x 5' wide in 10 years. New growth Yellow Green Group 154C. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
YO-YO: Parents unknown. Cross (about 1967) and raised by William E. Whitney, Brinnon, WA. Named and introduced (1976) by George and Anne Sather. Buds Greyed Purple Group 187B (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance, oblique-campanulate, 1¼" wide x 1½" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Red Group 53B, with Greyed Purple Group 187A spotting on upper corolla. Calyx negligible. Truss 4" across x 2" high, flat to lax, with 8 flowers. Leaves 2½" x 1¼", narrowly obovate, obtuse with apiculus, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137A, retained 3 years. Plant rounded, dwarf, branching well, 10" tall x 16" wide in 7-10 years. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -5°F.


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Fall 1976

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