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Volume 31, Number 3
Summer 1977

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        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 for additional information on registration.

ANGEL FALLS: Parents unknown. Cross about 1962 by ` Roy J. Kersey. Raised and introduced by Mrs. Halsey A. Frederick, Jr., Bryn Mawr, PA. Buds pink. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 1" long, with 7 wavy lobes, fragrant, White Group 155B R. H. S. Colour Chart), with cream yellow throat and light pink blush. Calyx ¼", green. Truss 6" x 6", ball shaped, with 10-12 flowers. Leaves 6½"-7 x 2¼-3½", broadly elliptic, slightly ovate, acute, slightly apiculate, rounded, glabrous, Green Group 137C, retained 2 Years. Plant broad, branching well with arching branches, 4' tall x 4½' wide in 14 Years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -5°F.
BLACK PRINCE'S RUBY: R. sanguineum ssp. haemaleum x R. thomsonii, Cross about 1965 by Ben Nelson. Raised and introduced by Howard A. Short, Bainbridge Island, WA. Buds Greyed Purple Group 187A R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy, very waxy substance, openly campanulate, 6½ cm. across x 4 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 46A (R. H. S. Colour Chart Currant Red with black veins and nectaries and 187A edges. Calyx 2 mm., 46A. Truss 12 cm. across x 8 cm. high, lax, 5-flowered. Leaves 9 cm. x 4 cm., elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A, retained 3 Years. Plant broad, branching moderately with arching branches, 3' tall x 4' wide in 10 Years. Blooms in April. Hardy to at least 10° F.
BRIDGE NORTH: 'Henry R. Yates' x 'Boule de Neige'. Cross 1968 by Charles Herbert. Seed distributed by Valley Forge Chapter, A.R.S. Raised and introduced by Dr. Whildin A. Reese, Pennsbur9, PA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3½" across x 1¼" long, with 5-6 wavy lobes, Red Group 55B R. H. S. Colour Chart) (Neyron Rose), fading to 55D, with dorsal gold spotting in throat. Calyx ¼", yellow suffused green. Truss 6" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 14 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 4¼" x 2¼", elliptic to broadly elliptic, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, Green Group 138A, retained 2 Years. Plant upright, branching moderately with stiff branches 3' tall x 2' wide in 8 Years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
CAERNARVON: A R. fortunei hybrid. Cross by Anthony Consolini. Raised by Rodger de Longchamp and Dr. Whildin A. Reese Pennsburg, PA. since 1968), who named and introduced the plant. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3¼" across x 1¾" long, with 5 wavy lobes, fragrant, Red Purple Group 63A R. H. S. Colour Chart Spiraea Red with Red Group dorsal spotting in throat. Calyx 1/8", light green. Truss 7" across x 6½" high, ball-shaped, with 14 flowers. Leaves 5" x 2½", elliptic to broadly elliptic, obtuse with apiculus, rounded, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137D retained 3 Years. Plant upright, branching moderately with stiff branches 3-1/3' tall x 2' wide in 10 Years. Blooms mid to late May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
CLARA CURRY: 'Vulcan' x 'America'. Cross (1965), raised, and introduced by J. Hollis Hughes, Warrior, AL. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2½" long, with 5 wavy lobes Red Purple Group 59A R. H. S. Colour Chart (Ruby Red), with no spotting. Calyx ¾", ruby red. Truss 4½" across x 4" tall, ball-shaped, with 12-14 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 5" x 1½'', narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, dark green, retained 2 Years. New growth with slight reddish cast. Plant upright, branching moderately, 3' tall x 2½' wide in 10 Years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
DREAM OF KINGS: 'A. Bedford' x 'Purple Splendour'. Cross (1967), raised, and introduced by Mrs. Halsey A. Frederick, Jr., Bryn Mawr, PA. Buds dark purple. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3½" across x 1¾" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Purple Group 78C R. H. S. Colour Chart with large 79A blotch in dorsal lobe sector. Calyx 1/8", purple green. Truss 8" across x 6" high, tall, with 16-20 flowers. Leaves 6" x 2-3/8", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137A, retained 2 Years. Plant upright, branching moderately, 3' x 3' in 8 Years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least O0 F.
FIREMAN JEFF: 'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague' x 'Grosclaude'. Cross (?1956-61) and raised by Lester Brandt. Propagated about 1966 and registered by John Eichelser, Olympia, WA. Named by Ted Van Veen. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 2½'' across x 1¾" long, with 5, evenly rounded lobes, Red Group 468 R. H. S. Colour Chart with brown spotting on 3 dorsal lobes. Calyx 1¼", 468, with spotting like corolla. Truss 4½" across x 3½" high, ball-shaped, with 10 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 3" x 1¼", lanceolate, acute, cuneate, glabrous, dark green, under surface with Greyed Orange Group 164C indumentum that shows well on new foliage but may disappear on older leaves under certain conditions. Leaves retained 3 Years. Plant broad, branching well, 2' tall x 3' wide in 10 Years. Blooms early to mid-May. Hardy to at least 5° F.
GARDEN STATE GLOW: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. 'Salmon Spray' x 'Hino-crimson'. Cross (1955), raised, and introduced 1962 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Flowers of heavy substance openly funnel-shaped, 1¼" across x 1" long with 5 + 5 evenly rounded lobes (hose-in-hose), China Rose o24/' H.C.C. with none to very little spotting on dorsal lobe. Inflorescence 2 ½" across x 1¼" high, 3-4-flowered. Free flowering. Leaves ¾" x ½", obovate, mucronate cuneate grossly glabrous, glossy o960, retained well in winter. Plant upright, branching moderately with stiff, upright branches, 26" tall x 24" wide in 4 Years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least O° F.
GARDEN STATE PINK: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. 'Dawn' x 'Hino-crimson'. Cross (1955), raised and introduced 1964 by G. Albert Reid Linwood, NJ. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel shaped, 1¼" across x 1" long, with 5 + 5 evenly rounded lobes (hose-in-hose), China Rose o24/' H.C.C. with uniform dark pink spotting on dorsal 3 lobes. Inflorescence 2½" across x 1¼" high, 3-4 flowered. Floriferous. Leaves ¾" x ½", obovate, mucronate, cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, o960, retained well in winter. Plant rounded, branching well, 20" tall x 18" wide in 4 Years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 5° F.
GARDEN STATE RED: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. unknown x 'Hexe' x 'Vervaeniana'. Cross (1960), raised, and introduced 1972 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Flowers of heavy substance widely funnel-shaped, 2¼" across x ¾" inner whorl to 1¼" outer whorl long with 5 + 5 wavy lobes (hose-in-hose), Solferino Purple 26/' H.C.C. with darker spots on dorsal lobe. Inflorescence 3" across x 2" high, 3-flowered. Leaves 2" x 1", narrowly obovate, obtuse, cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, ooo862, retained well in winter. Plant rounded, branching well with arching branches, 15" tall x 24" wide in 6 Years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 5° F.
GARDEN STATE SALMON: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. unknown x 'Orange Cup'.  Cross (1953), raised, and introduced 1964 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 1¾" across x 1½" long, with 5 + 5 evenly rounded lobes (hose-in-hose), Blood Red 820/3 H.C.C. with darker spotting on dorsal 3 lobes. Inflorescence 2 ½" x 2½", 3-4-flowered. Floriferous. Leaves 1½" x ½", oblanceolate, acute, cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, oo962, retained well in winter. Plant upright, branching moderately with stiff branches, 20" tall x 16" wide in 4 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
GARDEN STATE WHITE: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. 'Salmon Glow' Bobbink & Atkins x A-3 unknown Fischer hybrid). Cross (1956), raised, and introduced 1972 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-shaped, 2¼" across x 1½" long, with 5 + 5 wavy lobes (hose-in-hose), white with light chartreuse blotch and spotting on dorsal lobe. Inflorescence 3" across x 2½" high, 3-flowered. Free flowering. Leaves 1½" x ¾", narrowly obovate, cuspidate, cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy oo962, retained well in winter. Plant broad branching well, 2½' tall x 3' wide in 4 Years. Blooms in early to mid-May. Hardy to at least 5° F.
HOT LINE: An evergreen azalea. From open pollinated seed mixture of new in 1962 'Gumpos'. Collected 1963 by Dr. T. Rokujo, Tokyo, Japan. Raised and introduced after 1967 by Mary Louisa B. Hill, Vineyard Haven, MA. Flowers of heavy substance, open-funnel-campanulate, 7.5 cm. across x 5 cm. long, with 5 frilled lobes, Red Group 5413-C R. H. S. Colour Chart Spinel Red), strongly blotched and spotted 5313 on 3 lobes, reverse base of tube 44D. Calyx 6 mm., spreading, light green, silver hairy. Inflorescence 1 to 2 flowered. Leaves 3 cm. x 1.3 cm., elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glossy, silver hairy, Yellow Green Group 146A, under surface slightly hairy, retained well in winter. Plant dwarf, branching well, 13" tall x 28-38" wide in 12 Years. Blooms in mid- to late June. Hardy to at least 0° F.
LATE LOVE: An evergreen azalea. 'ChinYeYi' Satsuki x R. nakaharai. Cross 1961 by Dr. T. Rokujo, Tokyo, Japan. Raised and introduced after 1974 by Mary Louisa B. Hill, Vineyard Haven, MA. Synonym: 'Summertime'. Flowers of good substance, tubular funnel-shaped, 5 cm. across x 4 cm. long, with 5 wavy to frilled lobes, Red Group 48C R. H. S. Colour Chart Empire Rose with moderate Red Purple Group 61 B blotch and spotting on 3 lobes. Calyx 3 mm., light green. Inflorescence 2 flowered. Floriferous. Leaves 2.5 cm. x 1 cm., elliptic or oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, acute, cuneate, glossy, hairy, deep green, under surface hairy, retained well in winter when smoky purple. Plant dwarf, broad, branching well with creeping branches, 1½' tall x 4' wide in 14 Years. Blooms late June to late July. Hardy to at least -5° F.
LINWOOD LAVENDER: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. 'Salmon Glow' Bobbink & Atkins x A-3 unknown Fischer hybrid). Cross (1956), raised, and introduced 1965 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Flowers of heavy substance- openly funnel-shaped, 2½" across x 1½" (inner whorl to 1" (outer whorl long with 5 + 5 + 1-5 petaloid stamens wavy lobes hose-in-hose, semi-to double), Fuchsia Purple 28/1 H.C.C. with purple to brown spotting on dorsal lobes. Stamens 0-3. Style sometimes flattened. Inflorescence 3 ½" across x 2½" high, 3-flowered. Leaves 1¼" x ¾", obovate, mucronate, cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, ooo861, retained well in winter. Plant rounded, branching well, 2' x 2' in 5 Years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
LINWOOD LUSTRE: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. 'Crimson King' x A-3 unknown Fischer hybrid). Cross (1956), raised, and introduced 1970 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Synonym: Improved Linwood White. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-shaped, 2½" across x 1" long, with 5 + 5 + 2-5 wavy lobes hose-in-hose with petaloid stamens), white with chartreuse spots blending into blotch on dorsal lobe. 2-4 stamens. Calyx whorl 1-1¼" long. Inflorescence 3" across x 2½" high, 2-3 flowered. Leaves 1 ½" x 1", obovate, grossly glabrous, glossy, oo962/1 H.C.C. , retained well in winter. Plant rounded, branching moderately, 20" tall x 18" wide in 5 Years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
LINWOOD PINK GIANT: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. A-3 unknown Fischer hybrid) x Rose G Greeley x Mrs. L. C. Fischer . Cross (1958), raised, and introduced 1973 by G. Albert Reed, Linwood, NJ. Synonym: Improved Linwood Pink. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-shaped, 2½" across x 1¼" long with 5 + 5 frilled lobes (hose-in-hose), Tyrian Purple 727/3 H.C.C. with very little 727 spotting on dorsal lobe. Calyx whorl 1¾" long. Inflorescence 4" across x 2½" high, 2-4-flowered. Leaves 1½" x 1", obovate, grossly glabrous, glossy, oo962, retained well in winter. Plant rounded, branching moderately, 4' tall x 5' wide in 7 Years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
Pictured ARS Qtr Bulletin. 29(4):238 Oct. 1975 as Improved Linwood Pink. 
LINWOOD SALMON: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. A-3 unknown Fischer hybrid) x 'Rose Greeley' x 'Mrs. L. C. Fischer' . Cross (1958), raised, and introduced 1968 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2½" across x 1½" long, with 5 + 5 often 11-12 frilled lobes (hose-in-hose), Delft Rose o20 H.C.C. , with darker spotting on dorsal lobes. Inflorescence 3½" across x 2½" high, 3 flowered. Floriferous. Leaves 1½" x ¾", narrowly obovate, cuspidate, cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, o862, retained well in winter. Plant broad, branching moderately with stiff branches, 22" tall x 28" wide in 6 Years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
LINWOOD WHITE: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. 'Salmon Glow' Bobbink & Atkins x A-3 unknown Fischer hybrid). Cross (1956), raised, and introduced 1966 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-shaped, 2¼" across x ½-1" long, 5 + 5 + 5 wavy lobes hose-in-hose, double), white with very light chartreuse spots on dorsal lobe. No stamens. Inflorescence 3¼" across x 1¾" high, 2-4 flowered. Free flowering. Leaves 1¼" x ½", oblanceolate, acute, cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, o960, retained well in winter. Plant upright, branching moderately with stiff branches, 40" tall x 30" wide in 7 Years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
MAXINE MARGARET: R. strigillosum x 'Elizabeth'. Cross 1968 by Maxine Childers. Raised and introduced by Maxine and Arthur Childers , Vida, OR. Flowers of heavy substance , widely funnel-campanulate 2" x 2", with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Red Group between 46A and 47A R. H. S. Colour Chart Currant Red with 5 black nectaries. Calyx 1/8", red. Truss 5" across x 2½" high, flat, with 8-11 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 3½ "x 1-1 1/8", oblanceolate, acute with apiculus, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 139A, midrib and primary veins deeply indented, under surface with discontinuous tan scurf, light in amount. Leaves retained 2 years. Plant broad, semi-dwarf, branching well, 32" tall x 48" wide in 18 Years. Blooms in early April. Hardy to at least -17° F.
OPAL: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea, A-3 unknown Fischer hybrid) x Mrs. L. C. Fischer'. Cross 1959 raised, and introduced by G. Albert Reid, Linwood N J. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped 2½" across x 1¼" long, with 5 + 5 petaloid stamens wavy lobes Fuchsia Purple 28/1 H.C.C. with heavy spotting o27 on all dorsal lobes. Double; no stamens. Calyx 1/8", light green. Inflorescence 3½'' across x 2'' high, 2-4 flowered. Leaves 1¼" x 5/8", elliptic, acute, cuneate, grossly 9labrous, glossy, oo962. Almost deciduous in winter. Plant rounded, branching moderately, 2' x 2' in 4 Years. In full bloom in early October until first hard freeze. Also blooms in May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
PIECES OF EIGHT: 'Virginia Richards' x unknown Roy J. Kersey hybrid Frederick 734. Cross (1967), raised, and introduced by Mrs. Halsey A. Frederick, Jr., Bryn Mawr, PA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4½" across x 2" long, with 7 wavy lobes, fragrant, Yellow Group 11 D R. H. S. Colour Chart Empire Yellow with Orange Group 26D spotting on 3 dorsal lobes blush effect). Calyx 1/8", light green. Truss 8" across x 6" high, conical, with 10 flowers. Leaves 5" x 2 ½" elliptic, obtuse, slightly cordate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137C, retained 2 Years. Plant rounded, branching moderately, 4' x 4' in 8 Years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
PINK PINCUSHION: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea, A-3 unknown Fischer hybrid) x 'Mrs. L. C. Fischer'. Cross (1959), raised, and introduced 1972 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 1¾" across x 1½" long, with 5 + 7-9 petaloid stamens wavy lobes- Spirea Red o25/2 H.C.C. with darker spotting on lower 4-5 lobes from throat outward. Calyx 1/8", o61/1. Double; no stamens. Inflorescence 3" across x 4" high, 3-4-flowered. Leaves 1¼" x ½", narrowly obovate, acute cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, oo962, retained well in winter. Plant rounded branching well, 26" tall x 24" wide in 4 Years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
RED FOUNTAIN: An evergreen azalea. 'W. Leith' from Hilliers x R. nakaharai. Cross 1961 ) by Dr. T. Rokujo, Tokyo, Japan. Raised and introduced after 1967 by Mary Louisa B. Hill, Vineyard Haven, MA. Synonym: 'Niobe'. Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 4.5 cm. across x 3.8 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 4213-C R. H. S. Colour Chart with moderate 46A spotting on 3 lobes. Calyx 5 mm., green, hairy, flared. Inflorescence 2-flowered. Leaves 2.2 cm. x 1.6 cm., broadly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate to more tapering, glossy, very hairy, Yellow Green Group 144A, under surface silver hairy, retained well in winter when smoky purple. Plant rounded, dwarf, branching well with decumbent branches, 17" tall x 44-55" wide in 14 Years. Blooms in late June through early July. Hardy to at least -5° F.
REID RED: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. Parents unknown. Cross (1966), raised and introduced 1975 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1½" inner whorl to 1" outer whorl long, with 5 + 5 + 1-5 petaloid stamens hose-in-hose semi- to double), evenly rounded lobes Rose Red 724/1 H.C.C. . Usually only 1-2 stamens in a flower; these with a curly spur from anther. Inflorescence 4" across x 3" high, 3-5-flowered. Free flowering. Leaves 1½" x 5/8", narrowly obovate mucronate, cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, oo962, retained well in winter. Plant upright, branching well, 20" tall x 18" wide in 4 Years. Blooms in early to mid-May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
RONKONKOMA: 'Blue Peter' x 'Purple Splendour'. Cross (1967), raised, and introduced by Alfred A. Raustein, Holbrook, NY. Buds Purple Group 77A R. H. . Colour Chart Violet Purple). Flowers of heavy substance- openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 frilled lobes, Purple Violet Group 81 C (Amethyst Violet with 81 B (Bishops Violet edging and reverse and with large dorsal flare Greyed Purple Group 187A. Calyx 1/8", Green Group 138C. Truss 6" x 6", ball-shaped with 22 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 7" x 3" elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A, retained 3 years. Plant broad rounded, branching well 2½' tall x 2' wide in 8 Years. Blooms mid to late May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
STAR TREK: R. davidsonianum Exbury pink x R. davidsonianum 'Ruth Lyons'. Cross 1958 raised, and introduced 1970 by Arthur A. Childers, Vida OR. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-shaped, 2¼" across x 1½" long, with 5-6 evenly rounded lobes, Purple Group 76A R. H. S. Colour Chart with large blotch of spots and dots Red Group 44A on dorsal lobes. Calyx under 1/8", green. Terminal, ball-shaped inflorescence, 4" x 4" or more composed of 3-5 trusses each 3-4-flowered. Floriferous. Leaves 2¼" x 7/8-1 ", elliptic to narrowly elliptic, acute with apiculus, cuneate, 9labrous, glossy, dark green (becoming bronzed where exposed during winter), under surface lightly golden scaly (small), retained 2 Years. Plant a typical R. davidsonianum, upright, rounded, branching well with stiff, upright leaders and willowy side branches, 5' tall x 4' wide in 18 Years. Blooms in late April, early May. Hardy to at least -17° F.
SUMMER SCANDAL: Parents unknown. Cross about 1959 ) by Roy J. Kersey. Raised and introduced by Mrs. Halsey A. Fredericks Jr. Bryn Mawr, PA. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 1¼" long, with 7 wavy lobes, very fragrant, Red Purple Group 62D R. H. S. Colour Chart shading darker 62C at lobe edges, throat greenish. Calyx 1/8", light green. Truss 6" x 6", ball-shaped, with 10-12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 5-5 ½" x 2 ½-3 ¼", elliptic to broadly elliptic, apiculate to mucronate, slightly cordate, glabrous - Yellow Green Group 147A, retained 2 Years. Plant rounded, branching well 5' x 5' in 16 Years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
SUNDARI: R. augustinii Tower Court x R. trichanthum Tower Court). Cross 1968 raised and introduced by Howard A. Short Bainbridge Island, WA. Buds Violet Group 84A R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers widely funnel-shaped, zygomorphic, 6 cm. across x 2½ cm. long, with 5 frilled lobes Violet Group 85A at edge shading to 85D in flower center Sea Lavender Violet with Yellow Green Group 153D dorsal throat spotting. Calyx 2 mm., 14513 with 184C tips. Truss 8 cm. across x 6 cm. high, ball-shaped, with 4-5 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 8.5 cm. x 3 cm., narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 14713, under surface visibly scaly with pubescent midrib, retained 2-3 Years. New foliage tipped Greyed Red Group 178C. Plant upright, branching well 5' tall x 2 ½' wide in 9 Years. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least 10° F.
TINY: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. A-3 unknown Fischer hybrid) x 'Hexe' x 'Vervaeniana' . Cross (1959), raised and introduced 1973 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood NJ. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-shaped. 1¼" across x ¾" long, with 5 + 5 + 5 petaloid stamens) hose-in-hose, double), wavy lobes, Solferino Purple 26/2 H.C.C., with a few darker spots on dorsal lobes. Stamens all petaloid. Stigma dark colored. Inflorescence 2" across x 1¼" high, 2-4flowered. Free flowering. Leaves 7/8" x 3/8", elliptic, acute, cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, oo962, retained well in winter. Plant broad semi-dwarf, branching well, 9" tall x 16" wide in 7 Years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
TRILL: An evergreen azalea. From open pollinated seed mixture of new in 1962 'Gumpos'. Collected 1963 by Dr. T. Rokujo, Tokyo, Japan. Raised and introduced after 1967 by Mary Louisa B. Hill, Vineyard Haven, MA. Flowers funnel-shaped, 6 cm. across x 5 cm. long, with 5 wavy to frilled lobes, Red Group 41 B-C R. H. S. Colour Chart Vermilion to Azalea Pink), with moderate blotch and spotting 45A on 3 lobes. Calyx 4 mm., light green, silver hairy. Inflorescence 2-4-flowered. Free flowering. Leaves 2.5 cm. x 1.2 cm., elliptic or narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, acute, cuneate, glossy, hairy, Yellow Green Group 146B, under surface silver hairy on both veins and tissue, retained fairly well in winter. Plant broad, semi-dwarf, branching well, 14" tall x 24-28" wide in 12 Years. Blooms during first 3 weeks of June. Hardy to at least -5' F.

The azalea 'My-0' (U .S. D. A. No. 60-7), listed in the ARS Quarterly Bulletin 23:3 (Oct.) 1969 p. 156, was registered as 'Irresistable' (see 20:1 (Jan.) 1966, p. 44). 'My-0' will be considered a synonym. Registrar.


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