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Volume 31, Number 1
Winter 1977

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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. Refer to A.R.S. Quarterly Jan. '74, Vol. 28, No. 1, p. 21 for additional information on registration.

AIRY FAIRY: R. lutescens x R. mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'. Cross (1968 or 9) by Francis Maloney. Raised and introduced (1976) by Mae Granston, Seattle, WA. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 1 3/4" across x 1 " long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 55B (R. H. S. Colour Chart) with Greyed Red Group 182B spotting in dorsal lobe sector of throat. Calyx negligible. Truss 3flowered, flat, 1 3/4" across x high. Free flowering. Leaves 2 3/4" x 1 ", narrowly elliptic, acuminate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137A, almost deciduous. Plant 42" tall x 22" wide in 7-8 years, branching well with stiff, upright branches. Blooms in late March, early April. Hardy to at least 0 F.
BODEGA Y QUADRA: 'Yvonne Opaline' x 'Loder's White'. Seed from A.R.S. Seed Exchange 1967 or 8; hybridizer unrecorded. Raised and introduced by Carl G. Heller, M. D., Poulsbo, WA. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 11 cm. across x 7.5 cm. long, with 6 or 7 wavy lobes, Red Group 55B (R. H. S. Colour Chart) blending to lighter in throat, Red Purple Group 57B spot deep in throat, reverse 55B. Calyx -1 cm., light green. Truss 10" across x 8" high, conical, with 9 flowers. Leaves 15 cm. x 6.5 cm., elliptic, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, Green Group 139B„ retained 1-2 years. Plant broad, rangy, branching moderately with arching branches, 4" tall x 4" wide in 8 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 12 F.
CANADA: A lepidote of unknown parents. Purchased from Mrs. E. J. Greig, Royston, B. C., Canada, in 1946, as a blooming plant by James F. Caperci, Seattle, WA. Introduced in 1965. Flowers nodding, campanulate, 3/8" across x " long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Red Purple Group 66B (R. H. S. Colour Chart), with no spotting. Calyx 1/8", red. Terminal inflorescence, ball-shaped, lax, 3" across x 1" high, of 3-5 trusses, each with 3-5 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 1" x ", Yellow Green Group 147A, elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, slightly bullate with prominent veins, under surface moderately brown scaly, new leaves with slight reddish edge, retained 2 years. Plant dwarf, branching well, 10" tall x 15" wide in 10 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
CAPERCI SPECIAL: A lepidote of unknown parents (probably a hybrid). Origin unknown (before 1950). Raised and introduced (1965) by James F. Caperci, Seattle, WA. Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 1" across x 3/4" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Red Purple Group 72D (R. H. S. Colour Chart) with a few red spots on upper lobe. Calyx minute, red. Pedicel red with white scales. Truss 2" x 2", ball shaped, with 5-7 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 1 3/8" x 5/8", elliptic, acute to obtuse, cuneate, slightly revolute, glabrous, dull green, under surface densely covered with brown scales, retained 1 year. Stems densely black scaly. Plant dwarf, rounded, branching well, 12'' tall x 24" wide in 10 years. Blooms in late April, early May. Hardy to at least -15 F.
CECIL SMITH: 'King of Shrubs' x 'Crest'. Cross (1958), raised, and introduced (about 1970) by Cecil C. Smith, Aurora, Or. Named and described by Carl H. Phetteplace, M. D. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 10-11 cm. across x 6 cm. long, with 5-6 evenly rounded lobes, Dresden Yellow 64/2 (H.C.C.). Calyx minute, yellow green. Truss 18 cm. across x 14 cm. high, with 10-11 flowers, ball-shaped, somewhat open. Free flowering. Leaves 10 x 5 cm., oblong, apiculate, cordate, glabrous, Ivy Green near ooo1060/3, retained 1-2 years. Plant 2' x 2' in 5 years (original plant is 9' tall x 7' wide in 17 years). Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 0 F. (buds injured but no damage to plant).
ELECTRA'S SON: 'Electra' open pollinated (about 1968). (A natural seedling). Raised and introduced (1975) by Edwin K. Parker, Astoria, Or. Base of bud and outside tube of open flower with slight orange overcast. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, very flat and "square", 3" (long axis) across x 1" long, with 5 wavy lobes, axes of 2 lower lobes form a right angle, Purple Violet Group 82C to Violet Group 88C (R. H. S. Colour Chart), fading toward throat, Yellow Green Group 152D blotch and almost coalescing spots on dorsal lobe sector and extending slightly on adjacent lobes, reverse with Red Purple Group 70B shading on tube and extending up along center of lobes. Calyx minute, light green, white scaly. Terminal inflorescence 5" across x 3" high, dome-shaped, with 1-4 trusses, each 2-4-flowered. Free flowering. Leaves 3-4" x 1-1 3/8", elliptic to narrowly elliptic, acute with apiculus, cuneate, glabrous, dull, Yellow Green Group 146A, under surface inconspicuously scaly, new leaves reddish-tipped, retained 1 year. Plant upright, branching well with stiff branches, somewhat open (at least when young), 6' tall x 3" wide in 7 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 10 F.
GRETCHEN GOSSLER: 'Idealist' x 'Crest'. Cross (1953), raised, and introduced by Carl H. Phetteplace, M. D., Leaburg, Or. Buds red tinged. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 11 cm. across x 4 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes, with slightly musty odor, brilliant yellow green about 2.5GY 9/8 (Nickerson) with 1 cm. moderate red 2.513 4/10 blotch deep in dorsal lobe sector. Calyx uneven, -1 cm., reddish-green. Truss 16 cm. across x 15 cm. high, ball shaped, with 12 flowers. Free flowering after 10 years. Leaves 10 cm. x 6 cm., broadly elliptic, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, moderate olive green 2.5GY 4/3, retained 2 years. Plant rounded, branching moderately 7' tall x 7' wide in 22 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -6 F.
HELEN CHILD: R. fortunei hybrid x R. williamsianum. Cross (1958), raised, and introduced (1973) by H. L. Larson, Tacoma, WA. Buds Red Group 46A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of Heavy substance, openly campanulate, 3" across x 1 3/4" long, with 5-6 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 58B with Red Group 56A spotting on dorsal lobe spreading to adjacent lobes. Calyx negligible, green. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball shaped, with 9 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 3" x 2", broadly elliptic, cuspidate, cordate, glabrous, dark green, retained 3 years. Plant rounded, semi dwarf, branching well, 4' x 4' in 10 years. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least 10 F.
ILLAHEE: 'Mrs. Furnival' x 'Evening Glow'. Cross (1965), named, and introduced by Allen Van Veen, Portland, Or. Raised by Elsie Yoder. Buds strong purplish-red between 10RP 5/ 1 2 and 10RP 4/12 (Nickerson). Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5-7 (usually 6) wavy lobes, strong purplish-pink 5RP 7/9, throat suffused light yellowish-pink 2.5YR 9/3, with strong orange yellow 7.5YR 7/11 flare, reverse and veining between deep purplish-pink 7.5RP 6/12 and strong purplish-red 7.5RP 5/12. Calyx 1", ivory streaked with deep purplish-pink. Color contrast between calyx and corolla reverse is striking. Truss 6" across x 5" high, flat, with 10-12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 6" x 2", , narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, moderate olive green 5GY 4/3, retained 3 years. Plant broad, branching well 25" tall x 32" wide in 11 years. Blooms in mid- to late May. Hardy to at least 8 F.
JALIPENO: [('Fabia' x R. haematodes) x 'Earl of Athlone'] x 'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague'. Cross (1965), raised, and introduced (1975) by Dr. David W. Goheen, Camas, WA. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 2" across x 1 3/4" long, with 5 frilled lobes, Red Group 45A (R. H. S. Colour Chart) with a few dark brown spots and dark brown nectaries at base. Calyx minute, light green. Truss 5"' across x 4" high, conical, with 16-18 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 5" x 1 3/4", lanceolate, acute, cuneate, bullate, dark green, retained 2-3 years. Plant rounded, branching well, 3' tall x 3' wide in 10 years. Blooms in mid-April, early May. Hardy to at least 5-10 F.
JASON'S MAXIM: R. maximum hybrid. Cross (about 1927) by Dr. Clement G. Bowers. Raised by Planting Fields Foundation Arboretum. Named and introduced by Robert F. Miller, New Hope, Pa. Buds pink. Flowers funnel-shaped 1 3/4" across x 1" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, white with yellow spotting on upper lobe, reverse with pink tube shading to white toward lobes. Calyx ", light green. Truss 4" x 4", ball-shaped, with 16 flowers. Leaves 5" x 1-7/8", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, dark green, with light plastered indumentum, retained 3 years, tend to droop somewhat in fall when temperature drops to low 40's and usually stay that way all winter. Plant rounded, branching well, 30" tall x 34" wide in 8 years. Blooms in mid-June. Hardy to -25 F. Flowers and plant very similar to R. maximum except more compact and much more easily propagated.
JODI: R. racemosum x R. moupinense. Cross before 1966. Hybridist unknown, probably Halfdan Lem. Raised by Lem, introduced by Anna Lem (1969-70). Named and registered by Mae K. Granston, Redmond, WA. Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 1" across x 1" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 55C (R. H. S. Colour Chart) with minor 55A spotting in dorsal throat, 55A stripe on reverse of each lobe. Calyx minute, light green. Terminal inflorescence 3" x 3", ball-shaped, of up to 6, 3-4flowered trusses. Free flowering. Leaves 1" x 3/4", elliptic, obtuse, cuneate, glossy, glaucous, Yellow Green Group 147A, retained about 3 years. Plant dwarf, branching well, 22" x 22" in 6 years. Blooms in late March, early April. Hardy to at least 0 F.
JUAN DE FUCA: 'Blue Ensign' x R. ponticum. Cross (1964) and raised by H. L. Larson, Tacoma, WA. Introduced (1976) by the Northwest Ornamental Horticultural Society. Buds Blue Violet Group 81 A with stripes of Violet Group 87A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Violet Group 87C, with Red Purple Group 59B blotch and spots on dorsal lobe. Calyx minute, green. Truss 7" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 6" x 2'', narrowly oblong, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, dark green, retained 3 years. Plant upright, branching well, 7' tall x 5' wide in 10 years. Blooms in mid June. Hardy to at least 10 F.
LADY JAYNE: A Knaphill azalea. Unknown Exbury x 'Klondyke'. Cross (1967), raised, and introduced (1974) by James A. Elliott, Astoria, Or. Buds Fire Red 15/, (H.C.C.). Flowers flat saucer-shaped 3" across x 1'' long, with 5 wavy lobes, fragrant, Buttercup Yellow 5, partially suffused with Fire Red 15/1, with Saffron Yellow 7 blotch. Calyx 1/8", light green. Truss 5" x 5", ball-shaped, with 8-9 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 4" x 1", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute with apiculus, cuneate, grossly glabrous, slightly hairy on edges, Spinach Green 0960/1, under midrib slightly hairy, Burnt Red in fall. Plant rounded, branching well, 3' tall x 3' wide in 8 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
MAXINE CHILDERS: R. strigillosum x 'Elizabeth'. Cross (1958) by Mrs. Arthur Childers. Raised and introduced by Carl H. Phetteplace, Leaburg, Or. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 6 cm. across x 5.5 cm. long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, close to Cardinal Red 822/3 (H.C.C.). Calyx minute, dark red. Truss 12 cm. across x 8 cm. high, flat, with 8-10 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 8-10 cm. x 2-2.5 cm., narrowly elliptic, acute with apiculus, cuneate, slightly bullate, moderate olive green 2.5GY 4/3 (Nickerson), indumentum moderate, orange brown, heavy on under midrib and primary veins, retained 2 years. New growth reddish-brown. Plant rounded, branching well, 4' tall x 4' wide in 18 years. Blooms in early April. Hardy to at least -6F.
MAY BELLE: Plant Patent 3827: 'Helen Curtis' Plant Patent 2837 x 'Hino Red' Plant Patent 2507. Cross (1965) raised, and introduced (1975) by Anthony M. Shammarello, South Euclid, OH. Flowers of good substance, widely funnel-shaped, semi-double, 2 whorls, each 5-lobed, 2-2" across, deep pink 10RP 6/12 to strong purplish-red 10RP 5/12 (Nickerson). Calyx negligible. Inflorescence 3 flowered. Free flowering. Leaves 1" x 3/4", broadly elliptic, acute, rounded, glabrous, moderate olive green 5GY 4/3, retained well in winter when yellowish-brown. Plant broad, semi dwarf, branching well with arching branches, 1' tall x 3' wide in 12 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -1 5 F.
MELIZ: A R. kotschyi hybrid. Cross (1962), raised, and introduced (1974) by James F. Caperci, Seattle, WA. Buds Red Group 48B (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers openly campanulate, 7/8" across x 5/8" long, with 5 evenly rounded, slightly recurved lobes, Red Group 49B, lightly spotted on 2 lobes 47B. Calyx 1/8", green with red lobes. Pedicel red, heavily white scaly. Inflorescence ball-shaped, somewhat lax, 3" across x 1" high, of 1-4 trusses, each with 5-8 flowers. Leaves 1" x 5/8", elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147C, under surface densely dark brown scaly, midrib very prominent, retained 1 year. Plant rounded, dwarf, branching well, 10" tall x 14" wide in 6 years (original plant 16" x 30" in 14 years). Blooms in late May. Hardy below 0 F.
PATCHES: An evergreen azalea (Satsuki type). 'Chichibu' selfed. Originated (1956) and introduced many years ago by James F. Caperci, Seattle, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" across, with 5 evenly rounded to wavy lobes, some Red Group 39A (R. H. S. Colour Chart) or white selfs, others blotched, lined, or half-in-half. Calyx green, leafy, 3/16", densely white hairy. Inflorescence 2-flowered, 3" x 2". Floriferous. Leaves 1" x ", elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 143A, under midrib hairy, retained well in winter. New stems white hairy, later brown hairy. Plant broad, dwarf, branching well, 13" tall x 32" wide in 20 years. Blooms in mid-to late June. Hardy to at least 0 F.
RED PANTALOONS: 'Wilbar' x R. chamae-thomsonii var. chamaethauma. Cross (1968), raised, and introduced by Carl G. Heller, M.D., Poulsbo, WA. Flowers hose-in-hose, of heavy substance, tubular funnel-shaped, 6 cm. across x 4 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 46A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Filaments and style white. Calyx 46A, 3 cm. Truss 12 cm. across x 6 cm. high, lax, 4 flowered. Leaves 6 cm. x 3 cm., elliptic, obtuse, cuneate, glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A, retained 3 years. Petiole maroon. Plant rounded, dwarf, branching well with decumbent branches, 12" x 12" in 7 years. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least 14 F.
RED RED: Plant Patent 3465: An evergreen azalea. 'Hino Red' Plant Patent 2507 x 'Ward's Ruby'. Cross (1961), raised, and introduced (1974) by Anthony M. Shammarello, South Euclid, Oh. Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 1 3/4" across x 2" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Red Group 47B (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Calyx ", light green. Inflorescence 2" across x 1" high, 3-4-flowered. Free flowering. Leaves 1" x 3/4", elliptic to broadly elliptic, acute, rounded, glossy, grayish olive green 5GY 3 / 2 (Nickerson), retained well in winter when reddish-yellow. Plant upright, broad, semi-dwarf, branching well with arching branches, 18" tall x 30" wide in 12 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -10 F.
ROSE HAINES: A R. fortunei hybrid. Cross (1957) by Carl English, Jr. Raised and introduced (1967) by Clarence Burlingame, Hoquiam, WA. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 frilled lobes, Cyclamen Purple 30/3 (H.C.C.), throat flushed Sap Green 62/2. Buds and flower reverse 30/2. Calyx minute, reddish-brown. Pedicel and leaf petiole red. Truss 5" across x 4" high, flat, with 9-11 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 4" x2", oblong, obcordate, rounded, glabrous, dark green, retained 2-3 years. Plant upright, rounded, branching well, 5' tall x 6' wide in 19 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
ROSE PANTALOONS: 'Wilbar' x R. chamae-thomsonii var. chamaethauma. Cross (1968), raised, and introduced by Carl H. Heller, M. D., Poulsbo, WA. Flowers hose-in-hose, heavy substance, tubular funnel-shaped, 6 cm. across x 3 cm. long, with 5 evenly rounded to wavy, somewhat recurved, lobes, Red Group 54B (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Calyx 541B, 4 cm., lobes pointed and extend out between corolla lobes. Truss 12 cm. x 6 cm., lax, with 5 flowers. Leaves 5 cm. x 2 cm., elliptic, obtuse, cuneate, glossy, Yellow Green Group 146A, retained 3 years. Plant rounded, dwarf, branching well with decumbent branches, 14" tall x 13" wide in 7 years. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least 14 F.
RUDOLPH'S ORANGE: 'Fabia' x 'Temple Belle'. Cross (before 1956) by Rudolph Henny. Raised by Elmer Fisher. Named and introduced (1965) by James F. Caperci, Seattle, WA. Flowers open-funnel-campanulate, 2" x 2", with 5 wavy lobes, Orange Group 29B (R. H. S. Colour Chart), pink shaded edging inside and outside. Calyx prominent, uneven, "-1", orange shading to pink. Truss 6" across, lax (flowers droop), with 6 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 2 3/4" x 1", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous (veins prominent), Yellow Green Group 147A, retained 1 year. Plant broad, branching well, 42" tall x 64" wide in 20 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
SEA-TAC: 'Moser's Maroon' x R. williamsianum. Cross (1958), raised and introduced (1976) by H. L. Larson, Tacoma, WA. Buds Greyed Red Group 181A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers openly campanulate, 2" across x 2" long, with 5-6 evenly rounded lobes, Red Group 53A. Calyx minute, light green with maroon border. Truss 4" across x 3" high, ball-shaped, with 6-7 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 2 3/8" x 1 3/4", broadly elliptic to almost orbicular, mucronate, cordate, bullate, glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A, retained 4-5 years. New leaves with maroon midribs and petioles. Plant rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well, 4' x 4' in 18 years. Blooms in early April. Hardy to at least 0 F.
SHIRLEY ROSE LENT: R. strigillosum x R. praevernum. Cross (1966) by Ben Nelson. Raised and introduced by Carl G. Heller, M. D., Poulsbo, WA. Flowers of heavy substance, tubular campanulate, 5 cm. x 5 cm., with 5 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 58B (R. H. S. Colour Chart), with some dark red spotting on upper lobe. Calyx negligible. Truss 12 cm. x 12 cm., ball shaped with 13 flowers. Leaves 15 cm. x 3 cm., somewhat revolute, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate but ratio 4:1, acuminate, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146A, beige woolly along under midrib only, retained 3 years. New growth reddish. Plant rounded, branching well, 3' tall x 3' wide in 9 years. Blooms in late February early March. Hardy to at least 10 F.
SWEET CHRISTY: A Knaphill azalea. Parents unknown. Seed (about 1959-60) from an unknown English source. Raised by De Wilde Nursery. Selected (1963) and introduced (1976) by Dr. Roy Magruder, Washington, D. C. Flowers tubular funnel shaped, very flat faced, 2-3" across x 2-2" long, with 5-6 very frilled lobes, fragrant, (Sulfur Yellow) Pinard Yellow IV 21 d (Ridgway, 1912), fading to Baryta Yellow IV f, then to Naphthalene Yellow XVI 23f, then to almost white, blotch Deep Chrome III 17b of coalescing dots on each side of center of dorsal lobe. Calyx 1/8-3/16", Cosse Green. Truss 5-6" across x 4-4" high, ball-shaped to somewhat flat, of 11-14 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 4-4" x 1 1/8-1'', broadly elliptic, acute with apiculus, cuneate, Forest Green XVII 29m, both surfaces hairy, in fall becoming yellow with some pink and russet along edges, retained well into early winter. Very little to no leaf mildew. Plant broad, rounded, with excellent branching, 45" tall x 36" wide in 13 years. Blooms in late April, early May. Hardy to at least 10 F.
TRACI SUZANNE: 'Blue Peter' x 'Loderi King George'. Cross and introduced (1969) by E. L. Kaiser. First bloomed in 1967. Named (1976) and registered by Mae Granston, Redmond, WA. Buds Red Purple Group 74C (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 3 3/4" long, with 5-6 wavy lobes, fragrant, Purple Group 75C-D with Green Group 139C spotting in sector to edging bordering corolla, covering most of dorsal lobe and somewhat on adjacent lobes, edging 74C-D, reverse 7413-C, the color concentrated as edging and in band down center of each lobe to base, area between bands and edging 75C. Calyx light green, 2 upper lobes 3/8", 3 lower lobes 1/8", tips recurved. Truss 8" across x 6" high, ball shaped, with 12 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 6" x 17/8", narrowly elliptic to elliptic acute, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A, retained 3 years. Plant rounded, branching moderately with willowy branches, 5' tall x 4' wide in 9 years. Blooms in early to mid-June. Hardy to at least 5 F.
YAYE: This clone was in the list of registered clones in The Rhododendron and Camellia Year Book, 1967. The Royal Horticultural Society, but has not been described in the A.R.S. Quarterly Bulletin. An evergreen azalea. An interspecies hybrid of the Gumpo or Satsuki type probably derived from R. indicum, R. kaempferi, and R. eriocarpum (a var. of R. indicum?). Introduced (1960) into the U.S.A. without name from Dr. T. Rokujo, Tokyo, Japan, by Mary Louisa B. Hill, Vineyard Haven, Ma. Possibly exists in Japan under a different name. Flowers crisp and of heavy substance, 4" across x 1-2" long, with 6 ruffled lobes, of varying colors: white or pink selfs, White Group 155D (R. H. S. Colour Chart) blotched Yellow Green Group 154D on 3 upper lobes, Red Group 49A-C blotched Greyed Yellow Group 161 A, some white and variously edged, streaked, or sectored with dawn pink or pink, or pink edged white. Calyx 9 mm., flared, covered with white silky hairs extending 2-3 mm. beyond lobes, 3-4 stamens. Style convoluted, flat, ribbon-like. Inflorescence 1-2 flowered. Leaves 3.7 cm. x 1.8 cm., broadly elliptic, acute, cuneate, margin crenate with red hairs, glossy, hairy, grayish olive green 5GY 3/2 (Nickerson), under surface veins slightly red hairy. Plant broad, open, spreading, dwarf, branching well, 19" tall x 62" wide in 16 years. Blooms in early June. Plant Hardy to 0 F. or slightly below, floral buds to 5 - 10 F.


Volume 31, Number 1
Winter 1977

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