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Volume 32, Number 1
Winter 1978

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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.

        The following clones described in the Quarterly Bulletin, A.R.S. indicated are now registered internationally:

'Ann Carey' 20:3 1966
'Big Mac' 23:2 1969
'Carol Jean' 11:3 1957
'Gemini' 20:3 1966
'Golden Wit' 20:3 1966
'Indian Penny' 10:3 1956
'King Oluf' 20:3 1966
'Paleface' 20:3 1966
'Pink Fancy' 20:3 1966
'Pink Lace' 20:3 1966
'Verne's Red' 20:3 1966
'White Princess' 17:2 1963
'Yellow Wolf.' 20:3 1966

        Note: The first plant described in the registration list 12.4, 1958, without a name, is 'Charley' (James).

ANTIGUA: 'Mary Belle' x 'Dexter's Apricot'. Cross 1970 by Joseph Becales. Raised and introduced 1977 by Charles Herbert, Phoenixville, PA. Buds Pink. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3¼" across x 1¾" long, with 6 frilled lobes, fragrant, Red Group 38C R. H. S. Colour Chart (Poppy Red edging blending to Yellow Group 11 D Empire Yellow toward throat; throat is Red Group 45D Blood Red with ¾" dorsal blotch and spotting on all lobes; reverse 38B. Calyx negligible. Truss 6" across x 5" high, lax, with 10 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 6½" x 2⅝", near lanceolate, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146A. Plant upright, broad, branching well, 3' x 3' in 5 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
BELLEFONTAINE: R. fortunei x R. smirnowii. Cross before 1958 and seedling grown by R. B. Pike, Lubec, ME, U.S.A. Raised by G. S. Swain, Canada Dept. of Agriculture, Research Station, Kentville, Nova Scotia. Named and introduced 1975 by Dr. D. L. Craig, Research Station. Buds Rose Opal o22 (H.C.C.). Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3½" across x 2¼" long, with 7 wavy lobes, very fragrant, Neyron Rose 623/1 at lobe edge shading to 623/3 in throat, with dorsal lobe flecked olive brown. Calyx ⅛", green. Truss 10" across x 6" high, dome-shaped, with 10 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 18 cm. x 5 cm., narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glossy, dark green, with light, inconspicuous white indumentum on mature leaves. Plant upright, branching well with stiff branches, 7½' tall x 8' wide in 18 Years. Blooms early to mid-June. Hardy to at least -17° F.
BONNIE BRAE: 'Scintillation' x 'Gable's Red Head' Cross (1964), raised, and introduced by Charles Herbert, Phoenixville PA. Buds darker shade than corolla. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 3" long, with 7 wavy lobes, very fragrant, Red Purple Group 73C R. H. S. Colour Chart with Yellow Green Group 153C blotch in throat and spreading out over dorsal lobe; lobe edges a darker purple; reverse a bright purplish pink. Calyx ⅜", yellowish-green. Truss 8" across x 7" high, ball-shaped, with 15-17 flowers. Leaves held 2-3 years, 7" x 3", elliptic, mucronate, rounded, somewhat bullate, glossy, Green Group 139A. Plant rounded, branching well, 6' x 6' in 10 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
CONVERSATION PIECE: A Robin Hill evergreen azalea. 'Emil Rosseau' x 'Carol Gable' x 'Eikan'. Cross (1959), raised, and introduced 1969 by Robert D. Gartrell, Wyckoff, NJ. Synonym: T36-6. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-shaped, 3½" across x 2'' long, with 5 wavy lobes, color pattern varies among flowers: 1. Red Purple Group 68C R. H. S. Colour Chart (Roseine Purple self, 2. white, 3. sectored, 4. 68C shading to lighter lobe edge with prominent 57B spotting on dorsal lobes. Spotting does not appear on all flowers. Basic color varies from year-to-year. Stamens and pistils variously colored among flowers. Calyx 3/16", light green. Inflorescence 1-3-flowered. Floriferous. Leaves 1⅝" x ⅝", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, glaucous, Green Group 137A-139C, retained 2 years. Plant broad, dwarf to semi-dwarf, branching moderately yet dense with horizontal branches, 25" tall x 28" wide in 16 years. Blooms late May, early June. Hardy to at east -10° F.
CORNWALLIS: R. fortunei, open pollinated. Seed collected 1955 ) by F. W. Schumacker, Sandwich, MA., U.S.A. Raised by G. S. Swain and Dr. D. L. Craig, Canada Dept. of Agriculture, Research Station, Kentville, Nova Scotia. Named and introduced 1973 by Dr. Craig, Research Station. Synonym: Acadia. Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 2½" across x 1⅞" long, with 5 wavy lobes, very fragrant, Dawn Pink 523/2 H.C.C. with heavy spotting Oxblood oo823/3 in dorsal lobe sector and extending onto adjacent lobes. Calyx 28 mm., green with lobe tips slightly diffused Dawn Pink. Truss 7" across x 4½" high, dome-shaped, with 11 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 14 cm. x 5 cm., narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, medium green. Plant broad, rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well, 2.6' tall x 3.9' wide in 21 years. Blooms in mid-June. Hardy to at least -17° F.
DOCTOR FRANKLIN WEST: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. Parents unknown. Cross (1966), raised, and introduced 1976 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-shaped, 2½" across x 1" long double with 5-6 + 5-6 wavy lobes including petaloid stamens 2 or 3 of these may bear anthers), Delft Rose o20 H.C.C. with purple blotch with darker spots on dorsal lobes. Calyx 5/16", light green. Inflorescence 3½" across x 3" high, 2-3 flowered. Floriferous. Leaves 1½" x ¾", retained well in winter, narrowly obovate, mucronate, cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, Parsley Green oo962. Plant broad, branching moderately, 14" tall x 18" wide in 4 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
FRENCH CREEK: A natural seedling (possibly a R. fortunei hybrid). Originated about 1957; raised and introduced 1966 by Charles Herbert, Phoenixville, PA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3½-4" across x 2¼" long with 5-7 frilled lobes, fragrant, Red Purple Group 69A R. H . S. Colour Chart), fading to white, with Greyed Orange Group 163C blotch and spotting in throat and on dorsal lobes. Calyx ⅜", straw green. Truss 8½" across x 7" high, conical, with 15-18 flowers. Leaves held 3 years, 4½-6" x 1¾-2½", elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137A. Plant upright, branching moderately, 5' tall x 4' wide in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
FUNDY: R. fortunei x R. smirnowii. Cross before 1958 and seedling grown by L. M. Hancock, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Raised by G. S. Swain, Canada Dept. of Agriculture, Research Station, Kentville, Nova Scotia. Named and introduced 1973 by Dr. D. L. Craig, Research Station. Synonym: Evangeline. Buds Rose Opal o22 H.C.C. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3½" across x 2¼" long, with 7 wavy lobes, very fragrant, Neyron Rose 623/3 at lobe edge, lighter in center, with dorsal olive brown blotch and light flecking. Calyx ⅛", green. Truss 10" across x 6" high, dome-shaped with 10 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves retained 2 years, 15 cm. x 5 cm., narrowly obovate to narrowly oblong, acute, cuneate, glabrous, medium green, with light amount of white indumentum on mature leaves. Plant upright, branching moderately with stiff branches, 7.9' tall x 8.2' wide in 18 years. Blooms in mid-June. Hardy to at least -17° F.
GABRIEL: 'Dr. H. C. Dresselhuys' x R. smirnowii. Cross 1958 and raised by E. S. Swain, Canada Dept. of Agriculture, Research Station, Kentville, Nova Scotia. Named and introduced 1973 ) by Dr. D. L. Craig, Research Station. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2¾" across x 1⅞" long, with 5 frilled lobes, Rhodamine Pink 527/2 H.C.C. with olive brown flecks on dorsal lobe. Calyx minute, green. Truss 6" across x 4" tall, dome-shaped, with 18 flowers. Tends to flower heavily every other year. Leaves held 2 years, 14 cm. x 5 cm., narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, dark green, somewhat recurved at margin, with white, inconspicuous, patchy indumentum on mature leaves. Plant broad, rounded, semi-dwarf, semi-compact, branching well, 4⅓' x 4⅓' in 19 years. Blooms in mid-June. Hardy to at least -17° F.
GLAMORA: A Robin Hill evergreen azalea. 'Louise Gable' x 'Tamsgiku' x 'Wako'. Cross (1960), raised, and introduced 1969 by Robert D. Gartrell, Wyck-off, NJ. Synonym: V21-1. Flowers of heavy substance openly funnel-shaped, 3'" across flat faced with 5 wavy lobes 1⅝" wide Red Purple Group 62D, with faint dorsal yellow green spotting. Few stamens and some slightly petaloid. 1⅛", light green, slightly hairy. Inflorescence 2-3 flowered. Floriferous. Leaves 1 " x ⅝", elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137A to 139C, under surface slightly hairy, retained 2 years. Plant broad, rounded, dwarf to semi-dwarf, branching well dense with horizontal branches, 19" tall x 25" wide in 15 years. Blooms in late May, early June. Hardy to at least -10° F.
GRETA: A Robin Hill evergreen azalea. "Oakland" x unknown Belgian hybrid x 'Carol' (Gable) x 'Getsutoku'. Cross 1960 raised, and introduced 1972 by Robert D. Gartrell, Wyckoff, NJ. Synonym: T13-8. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1¼" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 58C R. H. S. Colour Chart), with dark red spotting on 3 dorsal lobes. Calyx ⅛", light green, slightly hairy. Inflorescence 1-2 flowered. Free flowering. Leaves 1" x ½", narrowly obovate to elliptic, obtuse with apiculus, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137A to Yellow Green Group 146B, held 2-3 years. Plant broad, dwarf, branching well with horizontal branches, 15" tall x 39'' wide in 15 years. Blooms mid- to late May. Hardy to at least -10°  F.
IDA BRADOUR: 'Mary Belle' x Gable's Selection # 1 of R. vernicosum aff., Rock # 18139. Cross 1959 by Joseph Gable. Raised by Henry Yates; named and introduced 1968 by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, MD. Flowers of heavy substance, saucer-shaped, 3⅜" across x 1⅞" long, with 5 frilled lobes, Red Purple Group 62C-D R. H. S. Colour Chart) with Yellow Green Group 154D shading in throat. Calyx ⅜". Yellow Green Group 145C. Truss 6'' across x 5'' high, ball-shaped, with 12-14 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves retained 2 years, 5¾''x 1⅞", narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblong, acute, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 144A. Plant upright, branching well with arching branches, 5" tall x 6' wide in 16 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -12° F.
LADY LOUISE: A Robin Hill evergreen azalea. 'Louise Gable' x 'Tamagiku'. Cross 1957, raised, and introduced 1967 by Robert D. Gartrell, Wyckoff, NJ. Synonym: J44-7. Flowers of heavy substance, tubular funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1⅝" long with 5 frilled lobes + petaloid (boat-shaped) stamens, Red Group 48C R. H. S. Colour Chart Empire Rose with faint 51 A spotting. No stamens. Calyx ⅛", light gold. Inflorescence 1-3-flowered. Floriferous. Leaves 1⅝" x 9/16" elliptic, acute with apiculus cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137A to 143A, held 2 years. Plant broad, dwarf, branching well 16" tall x 33" wide in 18 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
LINWOOD LUSTRE: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. 'Crimson King' x A-3 unnamed 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 5-6 + 5-6 + 2-3 petaloid stamens hose-in-hose, semi-double wavy lobes, white with chartreuse spots blending into blotch on upper lobe, with 2-4 stamens. Calyx whorl 1-1¼" long. Inflorescence 3'' across x 2½" high, 2-3 flowered. Leaves held well through winter, 1½" x 1", obovate, mucronate, cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, Parsley Green oo962/ . 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 (unnamed Fischer hybrid) x 'Rose Greeley' x 'Mrs. L. C. Fischer'. Cross 1958, raised, and introduced 1973 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Synonym: Improved Linwood Pink. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-shaped, 2½" across x 1¼"' long, with 5 + 5 hose-in-hose frilled lobes, Tyrian Purple 727/3 (H.C.C.) with slight spotting 727 on dorsal lobe. Calyx whorl 1¾" long. Inflorescence 4" across x 2½'' high, 2-4-flowered. Leaves held well through winter, 1½" x 1", obovate, mucronate, cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, Parsley Green oo962. Plant rounded, branching moderately, 4' tall x 5' wide in 7 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
NOYO BRAVE: 'Noyo Chief' x R. yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'. Cross 1963), raised and introduced 1976 by Cecil C. Smith, Aurora, OR. Flowers of heavy substance, openly campanulate, 2½" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 40B fades with age) R. H. S. Colour Chart Mandarin Red with very small ¼" dorsal radiant red blotch; reverse 40A Dutch Vermilion). Calyx negligible, pale green. Truss 6" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with up to 22 flowers. Leaves held 3 years, 4-5" x 1½-2", elliptic to narrowly obovate, acute, cuneate, coriaceous, somewhat rolled down at edges, glabrous, glossy, darker than Greyed Green Group 189A, with felt-like, Greyed Orange Group 164B indumentum. New growth with frosty white tomentum, retained on dorsal surface of leaves until maturity. Plant broad, branching well with sturdy branches, 2½' tall x 4½' wide in 12 years a wide dome. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
ORCHID BEAUTY: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. 'Mrs. L. C. Fischer' x 'Maryann' (Gable 38C). Cross 1955, raised, and introduced 1965 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Synonym: E-52. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel shaped, 2¼" across x 1¼" long, with 5 + 5 + 5 petaloid stamens duplicating corolla in arrangement) hose-in-hose, double) evenly rounded lobes, Tyrian Rose 24/2 H.C.C. with irregular spotting, deep rose to light brown, in throat and on upper lobe, with 0-3 stamens. Style flat and twisted. Inflorescence 3½" across x 3" high, 3-4-flowered. Leaves held well in winter, 1¼" x ⅝", elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, Parsley Green oo962. Plant rounded, branching moderately, 20" tall x 18" wide in 4 years. Blooms in late ay. Hardy to at least -5° F.
PEACH FUZZ: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. A-3 (unnamed Fischer hybrid) x 'Mrs. L. C. Fischer'. Cross 1959, raised, and introduced 1972 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Synonym: L-34. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-shaped, 1½" across x 1" long with 5-6 + 5-6 double, with inner whorl duplicating corolla wavy lobes, with few, if any, stamens, Empire Rose o621 H.C.C. with very dark spots on upper lobes. Calyx 3/16", light green. Inflorescence 3" across x 1½" high, with 3 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held well in winter, 1½" x ¾", narrowly obovate, acute, cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, Parsley Green oo962/1. Plant broad, branching well, 20" tall x 30" wide in 5 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
PICKERING: (R. catawbiense var. album 'Catalgla' x R. fortunei x R. campylocarpum) x unknown. Cross (1953), raised, and introduced 1967 by Charles Herbert, Phoenixville, PA. Buds pink. Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 2¾-3" across x 2¼" long, with 5-7 wavy lobes, Red Group 49D R. H. S. Colour Chart French Rose with deeper rose edging, 3 upper lobes Yellow Group 11 D Empire Yellow with deeper yellow spotting, throat yellow. Calyx minute, pale green. Truss 6" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, somewhat open and flat, with 8-10 flowers. Very free flowering. Leaves retained 2 years, 4½-5" x 1¾-2", elliptic, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137A. Plant upright, broad, branching well, 5' tall x 6' wide in 22 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
ROBIN HILL FROSTY: A Robin Hill evergreen azalea. "Oakland" x unknown Belgian hybrid x 'Carol' Gable x 'Louise Gable' x 'Tamsgiku' . Cross (1956), raised, and introduced 1969 by Robert D. Gartrell, Wyckoff, NJ. Synonym: N319. Flowers of heavy substance, tubular funnel-shaped, 2¾" across x 1" long with 5 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 62A R. H. S. Colour Chart Rhodamine Pink with lighter, 62D, edging and conspicuous Red Group 55A blotch. Calyx ¼", light green. Inflorescence 2-3-flowered. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 1⅛" x ⅜", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 144B. Petiole minute. Plant upright, dwarf to semidwarf, branching well, 25" tall x 28" wide in 19 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
ROYAL BLAZER: An evergreen azalea. Parents unknown a natural seedling). Originated (1973); raised and introduced 1976 by Charles Herbert, Phoenixville, PA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2¼" across x 1½" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Purple Group 78A R. H. S. Colour Chart (Imperial 'Purple) with 79D spotting on dorsal lobe. Calyx 5/16", light green. Inflorescence 6" across x 2¼" high, flat, 4-5 flowered. Leaves held well through winter, 1¾" x ⅞", elliptic, acute, cuneate hairy on both surfaces, Green Group 139D. Plant upright, broad, branching moderately with stiff branches, 2' tall x 1' wide in 3 years. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least -5° F.
SCHUYLKILL: Probably a hybrid of R. catawbiense and R. decorum a natural seedling). Originated (1944); raised and introduced 1967 by Charles Herbert, Phoenixville, PA. Flowers openly funnel shaped, 3¼" across x 2" long, with 5-6 wavy lobes, fragrant, Red Purple Group 62B R. H. S. Colour Chart Phlox Pink fading to cream white, with some spotting of deeper pink and a pink stripe down center of each lobe and a trace of yellow in upper throat. Calyx minute, pink. Truss 6" across x 5½" high, ball-shaped, with 15-18 flowers. Very floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 4-5¾" x 1½-2¼", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137A. Plant upright, broad, branching moderately with stiff branches, 15' tall x 10' wide in 32 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
SPINK: A Robin Hill evergreen azalea. Parents unknown. Cross (1960), raised, and introduced 1971 by Robert D. Gartrell, Wyckoff, NJ. Synonym: K34-3. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 1½" across, with 5 + 5 evenly rounded lobes hose=in-hose , Red Purple Group 62A R. H. S. Colour Chart Rhodamine Pink self. Inflorescence 2-3-flowered. Floriferous. Leaves ⅞-1" x ½-⅝", elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137B, retained 3 years. Plant upright, dwarf, branching well, 29" tall x 27" wide in 15 years. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least -10° F.
TERRY HERBERT: R. carolinianum x R. augustinii. Cross (1962), raised, and introduced 1966 by Charles Herbert, Phoenixville, PA. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1¼" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 73A R. H. S. Colour Chart with no markings. Calyx ¼", beige. Terminal inflorescence 7-12-flowered, with as many as 4-5 floral buds, forming a compact ball 3½" across x 2½" high. Leaves retained 2 years, 1½-2¾" x ⅝-1⅛", slightly narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, medium green, under surface densely tan scaly. Plant rounded, branching well, 3' x 3' in 10 years. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least -5° F.
TWINS CANDY: 'Pink Twins' x 'Cotton Candy'. Cross (1968), raised, and introduced 1977 by Charles Herbert, Phoenixville, PA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2¼" long, with 7 frilled lobes, Red Group 54A R. H. S. Colour Chart Spinel Red shading to lighter color in throat, with Cardinal Red spotting on 2 upper centers. Calyx 1/8", Pea Green. Truss 6" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 18 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 5" x 2½", lanceolate to ovate, acute, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant upright, rounded, branching moderately, 5' tall x 4½' wide in 7 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
VICTORIA HOHMAN: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. Parents unknown. Cross (1966), raised, and introduced 1976 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, N.J. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-shaped, 2½" across x 1¼" long, with 5 + 5 + 4-5 petaloid stamens hose-in-hose, double) wavy lobes, with 0-2 stamens, Solferino Purple 261, H.C.C. with light on one upper lobe to no spotting. Pistil often deformed; sometimes 2 in a flower. Calyx whorl 1½" long. Inflorescence 4" across x 3" high, 2-4 flowered. Leaves held well in winter, 1½" x ¾'", elliptic, acute, cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, Parsley Green oo962/1. Plant rounded, branching moderately, 14" tall x 16" wide in 4 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
VINELAND FLAME: 'Gibraltar' x 'Favor Major'. Cross 1960 by John Henny, Brooks, OR. Raised from seed and introduced by Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario, Vineland Station, Ontario, Canada. Described by A. W. Smith. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 6 cm. across x 4 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes, fragrant, Red Group 44A-B R. H. S. Colour Chart). Calyx 0.5 cm., green. Truss 13-14 cm. across x 8 cm. high, ball-shaped, with 10-12 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 12 cm. x 4 cm., narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, bullate, Yellow Green Group 147A-B, both surfaces with hairs. Plant upright, broad, branching well with arching secondary branches, 1.3 m. tall x 1.6 m. wide in 16 years. Blooms in mid-season. Hardy to at least -15° F.
VINELAND FLARE: 'Klondike' x 'George Reynolds'. Cross 1960 by John Henny, Brooks, OR. Raised from seed and introduced by Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario, Vineland Station, Ontario, Canada. Described by A. W. Smith. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 6 cm. across x 4 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes, fragrant, Yellow Orange Group 15B R. H. S. Colour Chart Buttercup Yellow). Calyx 0.5 cm., green. Truss 12-14 cm. across x 8 cm. high, ball-shaped, with 10-12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 12 cm. x 4 cm., narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, bullate, Yellow Green Group 147A-B, both surfaces with hairs. Plant upright, branching well with arching secondary branches, 2 m. tall x 1.2 m. wide in 16 years. Blooms in mid-season. Hardy to at least -15°F.
VINELAND GLOW: 'Gibraltar' x 'Favor Major'. Cross 1960 by John Henny, Brooks, OR. Raised from seed and introduced by Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario, Vineland Station, Ontario, Canada. Described by A. W. Smith. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 6 cm. across x 4 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes, fragrant, Orange Red Group 33A R. H. S. Colour Chart (Capsicum Red). Calyx 0.5 cm., green. Truss 14 cm. across x 8 cm. high, ball-shaped, with 10-12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 12 cm. x 4 cm., narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, bullate, Yellow Green Group 147A-B, hairs on both surfaces. Plant upright, branching well, with arching secondary branches, 1.6 m. tall x 1.1 m. wide in 16 years. Blooms in midseason. Hardy to at least -15° F.
VINESTAR : R. keiskei x R. racemosum. Cross 1961 by R. Roy Forster. Raised and introduced by Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario, Vineland Station, Ontario, Canada. Described by A. W. Smith. Buds greenish-Yellow. Flowers of good substance, widely funnel-shaped, 4.2 cm. across by 2.5 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes, Yellow Group 9D R. H. S. Colour Chart) (Canary Yellow with brownish-orange flecking in throat. Calyx 2 mm., green. Terminal inflorescence 7 cm. across x 6 cm. high, lax, with 2 trusses, each 2-4 flowered. Free flowering. Leaves retained 2 years, 5.5 cm. x 2.2 cm., narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, grossly glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A, with moderately spaced tan scales on under surface. Plant branches well, 3¼' tall x 2' wide in 13 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
YATES' HAZEL: 'Mrs. C. S. Sargent' x Gable's Selection #1 of R. vernicosum aff., Rock #18139. Cross 1963 and raised by Henry Yates; named and introduced 1971 by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, MD. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2¼" long, with 6 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 62A R. H. S. Colour Chart Rhodamine Pink with Greyed Yellow Group 160A blotch containing Yellow Green Group 144C spotting. Calyx ½'", 144D. Truss 6½" across x 5¼" high, ball-shaped, with 12 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 5½" x 2¾", elliptic, mucronate, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146D. Plant upright, branching moderately with stiff branches, 5' x 5' in 12 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -20° F.


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