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Volume 31, Number 4
Fall 1977

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American Rhododendron Society 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.

APPLE DUMPLING: ('Catalgla' x R. yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' x R. lanigerum 'Round Wood' x R. catawbiense red clone . Cross 1967 by Henry Yates. Raised, named, and introduced 1976 by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, MD. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 2" across x 1¾" long, with 7 wavy lobes, fragrant, Yellow Group 2C R. H. S. Colour Chart), throat Green Yellow Group 1A, with indistinct green yellow blotch. Calyx ¼", Green Group 141C. Truss 5" across x 3½" tall, ball-shaped, with 7 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 1 Year, 3" x 1½", elliptic, mucronate, rounded, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant upright, rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well with arching branches 22" tall x 23" wide in 8 Years. Booms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -8° F.
BECKYANN: R. discolor x R. campylocarpum) selfed. Cross 1961-2 and raised by Henry Yates. Named and introduced 1970 by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, MD. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2 1/8" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Yellow White Group 15813 R. H. S. Color Chart with a little Greyed Red Group 180A dorsal spotting; color intensifies with age. Calyx ¼", 185A. Truss 5½" across x 4 3/8" high, ball-shaped, with 11-12 flowers. Leaves retained 2 Years, 4 5/8" x 2", elliptic to narrowly elliptic, mucronate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137A. Plant upright, broad, branching well, 4' tall x 5' wide in 14 Years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -12°F.
BETSY KRUSON: 'Catalgla' x R. wardii 'Cataldi'* x 'Mars'. Cross 1960 raised and named by Henry Yates. Introduced 1975 by Mrs. Henry Yates Frostburg. MD. Flowers openly funnel-shaped-2¾" across x 1¾" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 57D R. H. S. Colour Chart) shading to 62D to almost white in throat, with a small flare Greyed Yellow Group 16013 and very few spots. Calyx ¼'', 145B. Truss 6" across x 5½" high, conical, with 10 flowers. Leaves held 2 Years, 7½" x 2¾", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 14613. Plant upright, broad, branching well, 4½' tall x 5' wide in 15 Years. Blooms third week of May. Hardy to at least -12° F.
* A Gable hybrid purchased by Yates years ago. Not registered. Used by Yates many times in his search for yellows.
BRENDA LEE: R. catawbiense var. compactum x 'Purple Splendour'. Cross 1960 and raised by Henry Yates, Frostbur9, MD. Named and introduced 1970 by Mrs. Henry Yates. Flowers of heavy substance openly funnel-shaped, 2¾" across x 1 7/8" long, with 5 frilled lobes, Purple Violet Group 81 B R. H. S. Colour Chart Bishops Violet with a blotch of lighter color covered with Greyed Purple Group 187A spots. Calyx minute, 145C. Truss 7" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 11 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves retained 2 Years, 5" x 1 7/8", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant upright, rounded, branching well, 4' tall x 5' wide in 15 Years. Blooms third week of May. Hardy to at least -20° F.
CATHY CARTER: R. discolor x 'Nereid' x 'Tally Ho' Exact combination unknown x 'Autumn Gold'. Cross about 1962), raised, and introduced 1976 ) by Bernice I. Jordan, Tumwater, WA. Buds Red Group 45A-B to 4713-C R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2¾" long, with 7-8 wavy, reflexed lobes, a bicolor, throat Yellow Orange Groups 14D and 16D, edging Red Group 52D Carmine Rose), spots on dorsal lobes Greyed Red Group on Yellow Orange Group 14C Lemon Yellow) background giving Red Group 4613 effect), reverse 46D shading to 47D at lobe edges. Corolla has a fluorescent effect in the proper light. Calyx 1-2", irregular, Red Group 43D and 46D outside, inside same colors as corolla including spotting. Truss 7" across x 2½-3" high, lax, with 8-11 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 4" x 1¼", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, near Yellow Green Group 146A, retained 2 Years. New growth slightly bronze. Plant broad, semi-dwarf, branching moderately with stiff, spreading branches, 3½' tall x 6' wide in 12 Years. Blooms in late May, early June. Hardy to at least -7° F.
CONNIE YATES: 'Mars' x R. yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'. Cross 1963 and raised by Henry Yates. Named and introduced 1972 by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, MD. Buds Red Purple Group 57A R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance, openly campanulate, 2 3/8'' across x 1¾" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 63A Spireaea Red) (fading with age) with White Group 155D flare with Yellow Green Group 153C gold dorsal spotting. Calyx 1/8", 145C. Truss 6 across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 14 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 3 Years, 4¾" x 2¼", narrowly obovate, obtuse, rounded, slightly concave, glabrous, Green Group 136A, under surface with moderate amount (becoming appressed) of Greyed Orange Group 16413 indumentum. New growth white tomentose. Plant rounded, semi-dwarf, with stiff, upright branches, 2' x 2' in 11 Years. Blooms third week of May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
CRASWELL: 'Mars' x R. yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'. Cross (1968), raised, and introduced by Dr. Whildin A. Reese, Pennsburg, PA. Buds Red Group 5313 R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1½" long, with 5 wavy to frilled lobes, Red Group 52C Carmine Rose). Calyx ¾", light green. Truss 4½" across x 3¼" high, ball shaped, with 14 flowers. Leaves held 3 Years, 5" x 2 1 / 16", oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146A, with light amount of tan indumentum. New growth light tan tomentose. Plant upright, branching moderately with stiff branches, 3' tall x 2' wide in 8 Years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
EARLENE: 'Shaazam' x R. yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'. Cross 1963 and raised by Henry Yates. Named and introduced 1970 by Mrs. Henry Yates Frostburg MD. Buds Red Group 51 B R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance, campanulate, 2" across x 1 7/8" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Orange group 2713 Salmon), with no blotch or spotting, reverse Red Group 50C Claret Rose). Calyx ¼", 154A. Truss 5½" across x 4½" high, ball shaped, with 14 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 Years, 4¼" x 1 5/8", flat, oblanceolate, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 13713, lower surface with moderate amount of Greyed Orange Group 16413 indumentum. New growth with orange brown tomentum. Plant rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well, 2' x 2' in 11 Years. Blooms late May. Hardy to at least -15-20° F.
ERNIE DEE: R. dauricum x R. racemosum. Cross 1968 and introduced 1974 by James F. Caperci, Seattle, WA. Raised by Ernest Dzurick. Flowers upright, semi-fragile yet long lasting, rotate-campanulate, zygomorphic, quite flat, ¾-1" across x ½" long with 5 wavy to slightly frilled lobes, Purple Group 75A R. H. S. Colour Chart), dorsal and ½ of adjacent lobes quite spotted red. Calyx minute, incomplete, red, 2 dorsal lobes quite distinct, acute. Terminal inflorescence to 2" across x 1½" high, composed of 4-8 trusses, each 2-flowered, lower trusses on short branchlets. Very free flowering. Leaves retained 2 Years, 1/8" x ¼", narrowly elliptic, apiculate apiculus knob-like, reddish), cuneate, dark green, slightly rugose, somewhat revolute, under surface densely brown scaly. Stems densely dark brown scaly. Plant broad, very dwarf, branching well, 8" tall x 18" wide in 7-8 Years. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least 0°, F.
GEORGE BUDGEN: R. laetum x R. zoelleri. Cross 1966 by Tom Lelliott, Australia. Raised and introduced 1970 by Strybing Arboretum Peter Sullivan). Named and registered by Bill Pollard, Berkeley Horticultural Nursery. Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2½" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, not fragrant. tube Indian Yellow 6/2-1 (H.C.C.), upper lobe surfaces Marigold Orange 11 /1; flower center Cadmium Yellow # 17 Ridgway changing to Rufus #9 on edge. Calyx negligible. Truss 7½" across x 4" high, flat, with 5 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves thin coriaceous, 4" x 2½", broadly elliptic to ovate, obtuse to apiculate, cuneate, grossly glabrous, dark green, under surface with medium size, widely spaced, dark brown scales, partially retained on under surface only; leaves held 3-4 Years. New growth glaucous, light green. Plant upright, branching moderately with stiff, upright branches, 32" tall x 14" wide in 4 Years. Blooms in Sept. through Dec. Hardy to at least 26° F.
GUY BRADOUR: 'Mrs. C. S. Sargent' x 'Purple Splendour'. Cross 1963 and raised by Henry Yates. Named and introduced 1975 by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, MD. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 3½" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, fragrant, Purple Violet Group 80B R. H. S. Colour Chart with large black, dorsal blotch with peripheral spotting. Calyx ¼", 145C. Truss 5 ½" x 5 ½", ball-shaped, with 10 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves retained 2 Years, 4½'' x 2", elliptic, mucronate cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147B. Plant broad, semi-dwarf, branching well, 2½' tall x 3' wide in 11 Years. Blooms in late May. Hardy .to at least -15-20° F.
JACK OWEN YATES: 'Catalgla' x R. wardii "Cataldi" x 'Mars'. Cross (1960), raised, and named by Henry Yates. Introduced 1970 by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, MD. Buds red. Flowers of heavy substance openly funnel-shaped, 2½" across x 1 7/8" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 66A R. H. S. Colour Chart Magenta shading to white in center to lobes and in throat, with 2 small rays of Yellow Group 5B dorsal spotting, reverse 66A; color fades with age. Calyx minute, 145C. Truss 5" across x 4½" high, conical, with 12-13 flowers. Leaves held 2 Years, 6½" x 2½", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous Green Group 137B. Plant upright, branching moderately with arching branches, 3½' tall x 2¾' wide in 14 Years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -10-12° F.
KING OF JORDAN: 'Nereid' x 'Tally Ho' x R. discolor) exact combination unknown). Cross about 1946-8) probably by Mrs. Else Fry. Raised successively by Mrs. Fry, Mrs. D. Florine Housel, then Bernice I. Jordan since 1958), Tumwater, WA., who introduced plant in 1976. Buds Red Group 39A, later 38A R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2¾" long, with 5-7 wavy to slightly frilled lobes, bicolor, Yellow Orange Groups 15D Chrome Yellow to 16D in center, shading to an edging of Red Groups 49A-C Dawn Pink to Venetian Pink), slight greenish spotting to throat and on dorsal lobes. Calyx to 1/8", green. Truss 7" across x 4" high, dome-shaped, somewhat open and flat, with 10 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 6½" x 1¾", narrowly oblong to narrowly elliptic, acute with apiculus, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A retained 2 Years. Plant rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well, 40" tall x 66" wide in 12 Years (original plant 4' tall x 6' wide . Blooms in late May, early June. Hardy to at least -7° F.
KYOTO CORAL: R. discolor x 'Nereid' x 'Tally Ho' exact combination unknown x unknown. Cross about 1962), raised, and introduced 1976 by Bernice I. Jordan, Tumwater, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3½-4½" across x 3" long, with 5-6 wavy, crepe-like lobes, Red Group 47D-C R. H. S. Colour Chart Geranium Lake to Delft Rose), throat Red Group 45C, reverse with streaks 46C-45C. Calyx ½-¾", 46A at base, waxy, hairy. Truss 7½-8" across x 3 ½-4" high, dome-shaped, somewhat open and flat, with 11-13 flowers. Leaves held 2 Years, 4¼-5" x 1½-2", narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblong, acute to apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A, with light reddish-brown indumentum. New growth with red bracts. Plant upright, semi-dwarf, branching well, 3' x 3' in 13 Years. Blooms in late May, early June. Hardy to at least -7° F.
LEAH YATES: 'Mars', selfed. Cross about 1956), raised, and named by Henry Yates. Introduced 1963 by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, MD. Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 2 7/8" across x 2¼" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 66B R. H. S. Colour Chart), with large white dorsal flare containing 2 Greyed Yellow Group 162A rays of spotting. Calyx ¼", 142B. Truss 5" across x 4 ½'' high, ball-shaped. Leaves retained 2 Years, 7½" x 2 5/8", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, rounded, glabrous, Green Group 143A. Plant upright, branching well, 5½' tall x 6' wide in about 20 Years. Stems red in winter. Blooms in third week of May. Hardy to at least -12° F.
MARY TRANQUILLIA: R. discolor x 'Nereid' x 'Tally Ho' exact combination unknown x 'Autumn Gold'. Cross about 1961), raised, and introduced (1976) by Bernice I. Jordan, Tumwater, WA. Buds Red Group 47C-B R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel shaped, 4-4¼" across x 2½" long, with 5-7 wavy lobes, bicolor, with ½'' edging Red Group 55B,C,D (Neyron Rose) with touches of 55A, throat Yellow Orange Group 16B,C,D (Buttercup Yellow) extending into center of lobes- with fine peppering Red Groups 44C and 43B in dorsal lobe sector, reverse Red Group 55B C D with streaks of 55A and lobe tips shading to 55B, outside of tube 55D over yellow orange Gold effect). Flower, when light is correct, fluoresces. Calyx 1/8", green with red purple edge. Truss 6½" across x 3 ½-4 ½" high, dome-shaped, somewhat open and flat, with 10-11 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 Years, 4½" x 1½", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A, with thin reddish brown indumentum, mostly disappearing between veins with age. New growth with Greyed Green Group 195A tomentum. Young plants have reddish-brown new foliage. Plant upright, semi-dwarf, branching well, 3 ½' tall x 4' wide in 12 Years. Blooms in early June. Hardy to at least -7° F.
MARY YATES: 'Pink Twins' x 'Leah Yates'. Cross (1959), raised, and named by Henry Yates. Introduced 1969 by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, MD. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2 5/8"" across x 1 7/8quot;long, with 7 frilled lobes, Red Purple Group 68B R. H. S. Colour Chart Roseine Purple shading lighter toward lobe centers and in throat, which is slightly tinted yellow, with a few small gold spots. Calyx minute, 145B. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 10 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 Years, 5½" x 2¼", elliptic to narrowly elliptic, mucronate, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 137A. Petioles and stems red in winter. Plant broad, branching well with decumbent branches, 4 ½' tall x 9' wide in 16 Years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -8-10° F.
PENNYWISE: 'Mars' x R. yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'. Cross 1968 raised and introduced by Dr. Whildin A. Reese , Pennsbur9, PA. Buds Red Group 53B R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers openly funnel-shaped 2" across x 1½" long, with 5 wavy to frilled lobes, Red Group 52C (Carmine Rose). Calyx 3/16", light green. Truss 5 ½" across x 5" tall ball-shaped, with 17 flowers. Leaves held 3 Years, 4 7/8" x 2 ¼", elliptic to broadly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A, with slight tan indumentum on young leaves disappears on old). New growth light tan tomentose. 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.
PINK PANTHER: From an unnamed pink selection of R. mucronulatum selfed by Ernest K. Egan in 1966. Raised after 1969 and introduced 1975 by G. David Lewis, Colts Neck, NJ. Buds Red Purple Group 63A R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 2" across x ¾" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 66C with insignificant blotch. Calyx negligible. Inflorescence 2 ½-3" wide x 2-3" high, with 4-5 floral buds, each single flowered. Free flowering. Leaves 2¼" x 11/16", with flowering. Leaves 2¼" x 11/16", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, grossly glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A, under surface with small amber-colored, widely spaced scales. Leaves yellow in fall, deciduous. Plant upright, branching well with stiff branches, 6' tall x 4' wide in 10 Years. Blooms late March or early April. Hardy to at least -10° F. Pictured in color in Summer 1977. ARS 31 (3): 170
RAINIER PINK: Parents unknown. Cross (about 1962), raised, and introduced by Bernice I. Jordan, Tumwater WA. Buds Red Group 53B (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4¼-4 ¾" across x 2 ¾-3 ¼" long, with 6-7 , wavy lobes, dorsal lobes reflexed: a bicolor, basically Yellow Group 10C Barium Yellow in dorsal lobe sector and 10D in remainder of flower, with overlay stained effect of Red Group 55B Neyron Rose) at lobe edges blending to 55C-D toward throat dorsal sector effect bronze with small red spots in throat, not all flowers with exactly the same coloring, reverse all pink with 55A-B stripes. Calyx ½" with occasional longer petaloid lobes, very dark red. Truss 7" across x 4" high, dome shaped, somewhat open and flat, with 8-9 flowers. Leaves 6" x 1¾", narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblong, acute with apiculus, cuneate, glabrous, near Yellow Green Group 147A, retained 2 Years. Plant upright, broad, branching well. 46" tall x 54" wide in 12 Years. Blooms in early June. Hardy at least to -7° F.
RAIN OF GOLD: Parents unknown. Cross (about 1959 ) by Ray J. Kersey. Raised and introduced 1975) by Mrs. Halsey A. Frederick, Jr., Bryn Mawr, PA. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel shaped, 3½" across x 2¼" long, with 8 wavy lobes, fragrant. Yellow White Group 158D R.H.S. Colour Chart), with medium size chartreuse dorsal blotch and peripheral medium green spotting extending outward on dorsal lobe, reverse Red Group 36D. No stamens. Calyx 1 1/8", light green. Truss 6" x 6" ball-shaped, with 9 flowers. Leaves 5½" x 2-2¼", narrowly oblong to narrowly elliptic, obtuse, oblique to rounded, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A- retained 3 Years. Plant upright, branching moderately, 7' tall x 6' wide in 16 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
RAVELS: 'Leah Yates' x 'Pink Twins'. Cross (1959), raised, and named by Henry Yates. Introduced 1970 by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, MD. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3½" across x 2¼" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 55B R.H.S. Colour Chart Neyron Rose with 55A veins and with a large dorsal blotch of spotting Yellow Green Group 151 A extending into throat. Calyx minute, 144C. Truss 7" across x 4½" high, conical, somewhat open, with 12 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves retained 2 years, 2 5/8-5½" x 7/8-1¾", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 137B. Plant leafy, upright, broad, branching well, 4½' tall x 5½' wide in 15 Years. Blooms mid-to late May. Hardy to at least -10-12° F.
SHAAZAM: 'Pink Twins' x 'Leah Yates'. Cross (1959), raised, and named by Henry Yates. Introduced 1970 by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, MD. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3¾" across x 2" long, with 7 frilled lobes, Red Group 55A R. H. S. Colour Chart Neyron Rose edging shading to 55C, with Yellow Orange Group 14B dorsal flare and gold spotting becoming greenish in throat. Calyx minute 153B. Truss 5¼" across x 3" high, ball-shaped, with 8-10 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 Years, 3-4½" x 12", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, slightly apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137A. Petioles and stems red in winter. Plant rounded, branching well, 4' tall x 6' wide in 15 Years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -12-15° F.
SUN FLAME: 'King of Jordan' x unknown Whitney hybrid. Cross (1962), raised, and introduced 1976 ) by Bernice I. Jordan, Tumwater, WA. Buds Red Group 39A to 41C R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 3½" across x 2" long, with 6-7 wavy lobes, fragrant, throat Yellow Group 8B Mimosa Yellow shading to Red Group 36B Orient Pink at lobe edges (general effect: apricot), reverse Red Group 41C Azalea Pink shading to Orange Red Group 32D Chinese Coral at lobe edges and with stripes down center of outside of lobes. Calyx ½", Yellow Orange Group 14D, shading to Orange Red Group at lobe tips. Truss 5½" across x 3¾" high, dome shaped, somewhat open and flat, with 9-13 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 5½" x 1½", narrowly elliptic, acute cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146A to 147A, retained 3 Years. Plant broad, rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well with decumbent branches, 30" tall x 50" wide in 12 Years. Blooms in mid to late May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
SUNSET YATES: 'Pink Twins' x 'Leah Yates'. Cross (1959), raised, and named by Henry Yates. Introduced 1970 by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, MD. Flowers of heavy substance, 3¼" across x 2 1/8" long, with 5 slightly wavy lobes, Red Group 55B R. H. S. Colour Chart Neyron Rose shading to 56D, with large dorsal 53C blotch and spotting. Calyx minute, 145C. Truss 6¼" across x 4 1/8" high, ball shaped, with 15 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves retained 2 Years, 5¼" x 1¾", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 137B. Plant broad, branching well with arching branches, 4' tall x 6½' wide in 16 Years. Blooms mid-to late May. Hardy to at least -12° F.
TISH: 'BeckYann' x R. fortunei Gable's cream form x Gable's selection # 1 of R. vernicosum aff., Rock 18139. Cross 1966 by Henry Yates. Raised, named, and introduced 1976 by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, MD. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3¼" across x 2½" long, with 6 wavy lobes, fragrant, Yellow Group 11 C (R. H. S. Color Chart Naples Yellow), slightly deeper color in throat, no blotch or spotting. Calyx ¼", 154B. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, somewhat open, with. 10 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 Years, 5¾" x 2¾", elliptic to narrowly elliptic, obtuse, cuneate, glabrous, glossy Yellow Green Group 146A. Plant upright, broad, branching well with stiff branches, 2½' tall x 2¾' wide in 9 Years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -8° F.
WELSHPOOL: R. decorum x R. yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'. Cross (1962), raised and introduced by Dr. Whildin A. Reese Pennsburg, PA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped 2" across x 1¾" long, with 6 wavy lobes- fragrant, White Group 155A (R. H. S. Colour Chart) with faint dorsal yellow blotch and spotting. Calyx ¼", light green. Truss 4" across x 3" high, ball shaped, with 10 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves retained 3 Years, 2¼-3¼" x 7/8-1½", elliptic to narrowly obovate, acute, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 137A, with slight tan indumentum. Plant upright, branching well with stiff branches, 40" tall x 20" wide in 13 Years. Blooms in mid May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
YATES' ALBINO: R. catawbiense red selection x 'Mars'. Cross (1959), raised, and named by Henry Yates. Introduced 1968 by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, MD. No pink in bud. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2¾" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, White Group 155D R. H. S. Colour Chart with Green Yellow Group 144C and Red Group 47A (only a few) spotting in blotch area. Calyx ¼", 142A. Truss 6½" across x 5¼" high, lax, with 11 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves retained 2 Years, 5¼" x 2 1/8", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, mucronate, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 144A. Plant rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well with arching branches, 3' x 3' in 15 Years. Blooms third week of May. Hardy to at least -12° F.
YATES' BEST: 'Mrs. H. R. Yates' syn. 'Caroline Cream' x R. yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'. Cross (1962), raised, and named by Henry Yates. Introduced 1968 by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, MD. Buds rose. Flowers of heavy substance, openly campanulate, 1 5/8" across x 1¾" long , with 5 wavy lobes, pink when opening, soon fading to White Group 155D R. H. S. Colour Chart with minor spotting Yellow Group 9A. Calyx minute, 145C. Truss 3½" across x 3" high, ball-shaped, with 13 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 Years, 2½-4" x 1-1 1/8", elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, almost flat, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137B, under surface with moderate amount of Greyed Orange Group 165B indumentum. New growth with orange brown tomentum. Plant rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well with arching branches, 3' x 3' in 12 Years. Blooms third week of May. Hardy to at least -15-20° F.
YATES' RED: 'Leah Yates' x 'Pink Twins'. Cross (1959), raised, and named Henry Yates. Introduced 1965 by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg , MD. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes Red Group 53A,B,C (R. H. S. Colour Chart) Cardinal Red shading to Red Purple Group 66A (Magenta) in throat, with large blotch in throat Greyed Purple Group 187A and spotting. Corolla color sparkles in sun. Calyx minute, 181 C. Truss 6" across x 5" tall conical with 13-15 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves retained 2 Years, 5" x 1 3/8", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146B. Stems reddish in winter. Plant broad, branching well, 4½' tall x 6½' wide in 15 years. Blooms mid-to late May. Hardy to at least -8-10° F.
YATES' SECOND BEST: 'Mrs. H. R. Yates' syn. 'Caroline Cream' x R. yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'. Cross (1962), raised, and named by Henry Yates. Introduced 1968 by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, MD. Buds rose. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2½" across x 1¾" long, with 5 wavy to frilled lobes, opening pink and becoming White Group 155D (R. H. S. Colour Chart), with dorsal Yellow Group 4A spotting. Calyx 1/8", 145B. Truss 4½" across x 3" high, ball-shaped, with 10 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 Years, 4¾" x 1¾", narrowly elliptic tic to elliptic, mucronate, cuneate, revolute, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 133A, under surface with moderate amount of Greyed Orange Group 165C indumentum. New growth with orange brown 164B tomentum. Plant rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well, 2½' tall x 3' wide in 12 Years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -15-20° F.


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