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Volume 32, Number 2
Spring 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.

BETSIE BALCOM: 'Princess Elizabeth' x 'Elizabeth'. Cross (1961), raised, and introduced (1974) by Thomas J. McGuire, Portland, OR. Flowers openly funnel shaped, 2" across x 1⅝" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 46A (R. H. S. Colour Chart) (Currant Red) at lobe edges shading to 45B in throat. Calyx minute, red. Truss 6" across x 5" high, conical, with 13 flowers. Leaves retained 3 years, 3" x 1", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, somewhat bullate, medium green. New growth tinged red. Plant rounded, branching well, 5' x 1' in 15 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
BILL MASSEY: R. ciliatum "bergii" x R. sinonuttallii. Raised by John S. Dreucker. Cross (1963) and registered by Basil Vaerlen, Camp Meeker, CA. Introduced (1978 or 9) by Trillium Lane Nursery, Fort Bragg, CA. Synonym: Nutberger. Buds apricot pink. Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 8.9 cm. across x 7.8 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes, very fragrant, near White Group 155C (R. H. S. Colour Chart), with slight pink shading at lobe edge and reverse stripe. Calyx 1.5 cm., Yellow Green Group 144D. Truss 16.1 cm. across x 8.3 cm. high, lax, with 4-6 flowers. Leaves held 2-3 years, 14.2 cm. x 6.9 cm., narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glossy, bullate, Yellow Green Group 147A, under surface with tan, moderately spaced scales. Plant rounded, branching well, 150 cm. tall x 167 cm. wide in 13 years. Blooms in late April, early May. Hardy to at least 19 F.
DEXTER'S APPLEBLOSSOM: Parents unknown. Cross and raised by Charles O. Dexter between 1925-42. Named by John Cowles. Registered by Heritage Plantation (Heman A. Howard), Sandwich, MA. Synonym: DE #631. Buds rose pink. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, with 6 frilled lobes, fragrant, white, with " edging deep purplish pink 7.5 RP 6/12 (Nickerson) and yellow green blotch with darker spots covering base of 2 lobes (7/8" x 5/8"). Calyx ", brilliant yellow green 2.5 GY 9/8. Truss 7" across x 4" high, flat, with 12-15 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 6" x 2" narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblong, apiculate and obtuse, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, moderate olive green 2.5 GY 4/3. Plant broad, rounded, branching well, 5' tall x 3' wide in 10 years (original plant 10' tall x 15' wide). Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
DEXTER'S APRICOT: Parents unknown. Cross and raised by Charles O. Dexter between 1925-42. Named (1959-67) by John Cowles. Registered by Heritage Plantation (Heman A. Howard), Sandwich, MA. Synonym: DE #225. Buds apricot pink. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 7 wavy lobes, fragrant, light purplish pink 7.5 RP 8/5 (Nickerson), with darker edging and yellow green blotch in central basal area of 3 lobes (5/8"' x 7/8). Calyx 5/32", brilliant green yellow 2.5 GY 8/9. Truss 5" across x 2" high, flat, with 12-15 flowers. Leaves retained 2 years, 4" x 2", oblong, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, glossy, moderate olive green 5GY 4/ 3. Plant broad, rounded, branching moderately to well, 5' tall x 6' wide in 15 years (original plant (crowded) 12' tall x 10' wide). Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
DEXTER'S BRANDY-GREEN: Parents unknown. Cross and raised by Charles O. Dexter between 1925-42. Named (195967) by John Cowles. Registered by Heritage Plantation (Heman A. Howard), Sandwich, MA. Synonym: DE #491. Buds rose pink. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2" long, with 6 frilled lobes, fragrant, moderate pink 10 RP 8/5 (Nickerson), with heavy (2 3/8" x 1'") yellow green spotting covering dorsal lobe and edges of adjacent 2. Stamens very short and inconspicuous. Calyx 3/16", brilliant yellow green 5 GY 8/8. Truss 7" across x 5" high, flat, with 8 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 6" x 2", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, moderate olive green 2.5 GY 413. Plant upright (lanky), broad, branching well, 4' tall x 7' wide in 11 years (original plant 8' tall x 15' wide). Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 0 F.

R. 'Dexter's Brick Red'
R. 'Dexter's Brick Red'

DEXTER'S BRICK RED: Parents unknown. Cross and raised by Charles O. Dexter between 1925-42. Named (1959-67) by John Cowles. Registered by Heritage Plantation (Heman A. Howard), Sandwich, MA. Synonym: DE #427. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, with 7 wavy lobes, deep purplish pink 7.5 RP 6/12 (Nickerson), with moderate red 2.5 R 4/10 blotch (7/16" x ⅝") in throat in dorsal 3 lobe sector. Calyx ⅛", brilliant yellow green 2.5 GY 9/8. Truss 6" across x 3" high, flat to lax, with 12 flowers. Leaves retained 2 years, 3" x 1", elliptic to oblong, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, glossy, moderate olive green 5 GY 4/3. Plant broad, semi-dwarf, branching well, 1' tall x 1' wide in 4 years (original plant 4' tall x 10' wide). Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
DEXTER'S CREAM: Parents unknown. Cross and raised by Charles O. Dexter between 1925-42. Named (1959-67) by John Cowles. Registered by Heritage Plantation (Heman A. Howard), Sandwich, MA. Synonym: DE #437. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 7 frilled lobes, fragrant, cream, with pale pink 2.5 R 9/3 (Nickerson) shading on lower lobes toward edges and with a pale yellow (1 ") blotch and stripes on edges of 4 adjoining lobes. Calyx 3/32", brilliant yellow green 2.5 GY 9/8. Truss 5" x 5", ball-shaped, somewhat lax, with 6-8 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 3" x 1", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, glossy, moderate olive green 2.5 GY 4/3. Plant broad, semi-dwarf, branching well, 4' tall x 6' wide in 12 years (original plant 5' tall x 8' wide). Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
DEXTER'S CROWN PINK: Parents unknown. Cross and raised by Charles O. Dexter between 1925-42. Named (195967) by John Cowles. Registered by Heritage Plantation (Heman A. Howard), Sandwich, MA. Synonym: DE #600. Flowers funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long with 6 slightly frilled lobes, strong purplish pink 7.5 RP 7 / 10 (Nickerson), with olive green spots (1⅝" x 1") covering central area of dorsal lobe and edges of adjacent 2. Calyx 1/16", brilliant yellow green 2.5 GY 9/8. Truss 6-7" across x 5" high, conical, with 10 flowers. Leaves retained 2 years, 6" x 2", lanceolate to narrowly oblong, acute, rounded, glabrous, glaucous, moderate olive green 2.5 GY 4/3. Plant broad, rounded, branching well. Original plant 8' tall x 10' wide. Blooms in early June. Hardy to at least 0 F.
DEXTER'S GIANT RED: Parents unknown. Cross and raised by Charles O. Dexter between 1925-42. Named (1959-67) by John Cowles. Registered by Heritage Plantation (Heman A. Howard), Sandwich, MA. Synonym: DE #431. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2" long, with 7 slightly frilled lobes, strong purplish red 7.5 RP 4/11 (Nickerson), with very dark red blotch (" x ⅜") in throat dispersing to spots (2" x 1") on dorsal 3 lobes, light red spots covering rest of corolla. Calyx ", strong red 2.5 R 5/12. Truss 7" across x 6" high, conical, with 12-15 flowers. Leaves held 1-2 years, 6" x 3", elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, moderate olive green 5 GY 4/3. Plant upright, broad, rounded, branching moderately (somewhat open), 4' tall x 5' wide in 12 years (original plant 12' tall x 10' wide). Blooms in late May, early June. Hardy to at least 0 F.
DEXTER'S GLOW: Parents unknown. Cross and raised by Charles O. Dexter between 1925-42. Named (1959-67) by John Cowles. Registered by Heritage Plantation (Heman A. Howard), Sandwich, MA. Synonym: DE #317. Flowers openly funnel-shaped 3" across x 2" long, with 5 frilled lobes, fragrant, strong purplish red 7.5 RP 5/12 (Nickerson), with paler throat with ", dark red ring around base of corolla extending to " on dorsal lobe. Calyx ", brilliant yellow green 2.5 GY 9/8. Truss 6" across x 4" high, flat to lax, with 8-10 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves retained 2 years, 4" x 2", oblong, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, glossy, moderate olive green 2.5 GY 413. Plant probably upright, broad, branching well. Original plant 10' tall (crowded). Blooms in early June. Hardy to at least 0 F.
DEXTER'S HORIZON: Parents unknown. Cross and raised by Charles O. Dexter between 1925-42. Named (1959-67) by John Cowles. Registered by Heritage Plantation (Heman A. Howard), Sandwich, MA. Synonym: DE #480. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 6 slightly frilled lobes, a bicolor, central area white, edges deep purplish pink 7.5 RP 6/12 (Nickerson), with yellow green blotch (1" x ⅝") in dorsal lobe sector. Calyx minute, brilliant greenish yellow 10 Y 9/9. Truss 6" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 12 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 6" x 2", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, grayish olive green 5 GY 3/2. Plant upright, broad, branching well (a dense shrub), 5' tall x 7' wide in 12 years (original plant 10' tall x 15' wide). Blooms in early June. Hardy to at least 0 F.
DEXTER'S ORANGE: Parents unknown. Cross and raised by Charles O. Dexter between 1925-42. Named (1959-67) by John Cowles. Registered by Heritage Plantation (Heman A. Howard), Sandwich, MA. Synonym: DE #296. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, with 7 frilled lobes, strong purplish red 10 RP 5/12 (Nickerson) (appears orange in certain light), with brownish orange 2.5 YR 5/9 blotch deep in throat and spot ⅝" x ") at bottom of 3 dorsal lobe sector, edging and veins rose pink. Calyx ", moderate yellow green 7.5 GY 5/7. Truss 6" across x 2" high, flat to lax, with 8 flowers. Leaves retained 2 years, 4" x 2", elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, moderate olive green 5 GY 4/3. Plant broad, semi-dwarf, branching well, 3' tall x 7' wide in 14 years (original plant 5' tall x 7' wide). A dense bush with excellent leaves and branches touch ground on all sides. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
DEXTER'S PEPPERMINT: Parents unknown. Cross and raised by Charles O. Dexter between 1925-42. Named (195967) by John Cowles. Registered by Heritage Plantation (Heman A. Howard), Sandwich, MA. Synonym: DE #215. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 7 wavy lobes, very fragrant, light purplish pink 2.5 RP 8/5 (Nickerson), with light yellow green blotch (1" x ⅝") deep in throat in 3 dorsal lobe sector. Calyx ", brilliant yellow green 2.5 GY 9/8. Truss 7" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, somewhat lax, with 10-15 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves retained 2 years, 4" x 2", oblong, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, glossy, moderate olive green 5 GY 4/3. Plant upright, broad,. branching moderately to well, 3' x 3' in 10 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
DEXTER'S PINK GLORY: Parents unknown. Cross and raised by Charles O. Dexter between 1925-42. Named (195967) by John Cowles. Registered by Heritage Plantation (Heman A. Howard), Sandwich, MA. Synonym: DE # 219. Buds deep rose pink. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 1" long, with 6 frilled lobes, fragrant, deep purplish pink 2.5 RP 6/ 10 (Nickerson), with spotting of a yellow green and deep red blend over central dorsal lobe area (1" x 1") and edges of adjacent 2. Calyx ⅛", brilliant yellow green 2.5 GY 8/9. Truss 7" across x 4" high, flat, with 6-8 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 6" x 2", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, moderate olive green 5 GY 4/ 3. Plant broad, rounded, branching well, 5' tall x 6' wide in plus or minus 15 years (original plant 10' tall x 20' wide). Blooms in early June. Hardy to at least 0 F.
DEXTER'S SPICE: Parents unknown. Cross and raised by Charles O. Dexter between 1925-42. Named (1959-67) by John Cowles. Registered by Heritage Plantation (Heman A. Howard), Sandwich, MA. Synonym: DE #968. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4-5" across x 2" long, with 7 frilled lobes, very fragrant, white, with pale yellow green spotting (⅝" x ⅞") in throat in sector of 2 dorsal lobes. Calyx ", light yellow green 7.5 GY 9 /4 (Nickerson). Truss 9" across x 6" high, lax, with 5-7 flowers. Leaves retained 2 years, 5" x 2", elliptic, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, glossy, moderate olive green 2.5 GY 4/3. Plant upright, broad, branching moderately, 4' tall x 6' wide in 14 years (original plant 12' tall x 15' wide). Blooms in late May, early June. Hardy to at least 0 F.
DEXTER'S SPRINGTIME: Parents unknown. Cross and raised by Charles O. Dexter between 1925-42. Named (195967) by John Cowles. Registered by Heritage Plantation (Heman A. Howard), Sandwich, MA. Synonym: DE #314. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 6 slightly frilled lobes, fragrant, a bicolor, cream, with " edging deep pink 2.5 R 6/11 (Nickerson) and 4 reddish-brown rays (⅝" x ⅛") of spotting in throat. Calyx 3/32", strong yellow green 7.5 GY 7/9. Truss 7" across x 4" high, flat, with 7-10 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 5" x 2", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, moderate olive green 2.5 GY 4/3. Plant broad, rounded, branching well, 3' tall x 4' wide in 12 years (original plant 7' tall x 15' wide). Blooms in late May, early June. Hardy to at least 0 F.

R. Dexter's Vanilla
R. Dexter's Vanilla

DEXTER'S VANILLA: Parents unknown. Cross and raised by Charles O. Dexter between 1925-42. Named (1959-67) by John Cowles. Registered by Heritage Plantation (Heman A. Howard), Sandwich, MA. Synonym: DE #997. Buds pink and white. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, with 7 wavy lobes, fragrant, cream white, with strong purplish pink 7.5 RP 7/10 (Nickerson) edging and along central veins of lobes and with reddish brown marking (⅝" x ") on dorsal lobe. Calyx 3/16", moderate yellow green 5 GY 5/6. Truss 6" across x 2" high, flat to lax, with 8 flowers. Leaves retained 2 years, 5" x 2", elliptic to oblong, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, moderate olive green 5 GY 4/3. Plant broad, semi-dwarf, branching well, 2' tall x 3' wide in 12 years (original plant 6' tall x 10' wide). Blooms late May, early June. Hardy to at least 0 F.
DEXTER'S VICTORIA: Parents unknown. Cross and raised by Charles O. Dexter between 1925-42. Named (1959-67) by John Cowles. Registered by Heritage Plantation (Heman A. Howard), Sandwich, MA. Synonym: DE #441. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 frilled lobes, moderate purplish red 5 RP 5/10 (Nickerson), with greenish-brown blotch (1⅜" x ⅝") covering whole base of dorsal lobe and edges of adjacent 2. Calyx 3/32'", strong yellow green 5 GY 7/ 10. Truss 5" across x 6" high, conical, somewhat flat, with 12-15 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 4" x 1", elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, moderate olive green 5 GY 4/3. Plant upright, rounded, branching well, 3' tall x 4' wide in 5 years (original plant 12' x 12'). Blooms in early June. Hardy to at least 0 F.
FRONTIER: 'Letty Edwards' x 'Crest'. Cross (1966), raised, and introduced (1975) by James A. Elliott, Astoria, OR. Buds China Rose 024/1 (H.C.C.). Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2" long, with 7 wavy lobes, French Rose 520/3 (opening 520/1), with very pronounced shading of Barium Yellow 503/ /2 on center of dorsal lobe extending almost full length and with less shading on adjacent 2. Calyx minute, dark Jasper Red. Truss 7" across x 6" high, ball-shaped, with 14 flowers. Leaves retained 3 years, 4" x 2", oblong, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, Spinach Green o960. New growth with rosy blush. Plant upright, broad, rounded, branching well, 4' x 4' in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 10 F.
LADY APRIL: 'Dido' x R. williamsianum. Cross (1958) by Arthur Childers. Raised by Arthur and Maxine Childers, Rhodoland Nursery, Vida, OR. Buds Red Group 54D (R. H. S. Colour Chart) (Spinet Red). Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 5-6 wavy lobes, lightly flushed 54D, fading to almost white, translucent. Calyx ⅛", green. Truss 5-6" across, lax, with 5 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 2" x 1", broadly elliptic, apiculate, slightly cordate, glabrous, Green Group 141 A, with lighter midrib. New growth bronze. Plant broad, rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well, 2' tall x 2' wide in 18 years. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -10 F. 
MALEMUTE: 'Loderi King George' x unnamed semi-dwarf orange Halfdan Lem hybrid of unknown parents. Cross (1966), raised, and introduced (1975) by James A. Elliott, Astoria, OR. Buds Spiraea Red o25/1 (H.C.C.). Flowers openly funnel shaped 5" across x 2" long, with 7 wavy lobes, fragrant, Phlox Pink 625/3, with 625/1 edging and reverse and Brick Red ol6/2 spotting in dorsal lobe sector (fan shaped, about 1" x 1"). Calyx minute, dark Spiraea Red. Truss 7" across x 5" high, flat to lax, with 10-11 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 6" x 2", narrowly oblong, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Ivy Green ooo1060/3. Plant broad, rounded, branching moderately, 4' tall x 5' wide in 10 years. Blooms mid- to late April. Hardy to at least 10 F.
MARKEETA'S FLAME: 'Loderi Venus' x 'Anna'. Cross (1959) and raised by Mrs. Howard F. Beck, Flora Markeeta Nursery, Edmonds, WA. Named and introduced (1972) by Allan Korth, Santa Cruz, CA. Synonym: Markeeta's Prize #2. Buds Red Group 45A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 5" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 58C, with 58A spotting on dorsal lobe. Calyx minute. Truss 8" across x 6" high, ball-shaped, with 10-13 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 5" x 2", elliptic, acute, rounded, glabrous, Green Group 137A. Plant upright, branching moderately with stiff branches, 5' tall x 4' wide in 10 years. Blooms in mid-season (April in CA). Hardy to at least -5 F.
PATTY BEE: R. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy' x R. fletcherianum. Cross (1970), raised, and introduced (1977) by Warren E. Berg, Kent, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Yellow Group 2C (R.H.S. Colour Chart). Calyx ⅛", light green. Truss 3" across, lax, with 6 flowers. Leaves retained 2 years, 1⅜" x ", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, dark green. Plant dwarf, branching well with many branches, 8" tall x 12" wide in 6 years. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least 15 F. 
PEPPERPOT: 'Goldbug' x unnamed semi dwarf orange Halfdan Lem hybrid of unknown parents. Cross (1966), raised, and introduced (1973) by James A. Elliott, Astoria, OR. Flowers campanulate, 1" across x 2" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Straw Yellow 604/1 (H.C.C.), heavily spotted Jasper Red o18 inside dorsal 3 lobes, lightly spotted same color inside lower lobes, corolla reverse with medium spotting dorsally and faint spotting beneath (spotting also on and in tube). Calyx ", Straw Yellow 604/1 . Truss 6" across x 4" high, lax, with 8-10 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves retained 3 years, 3" x 1", oblong, obtuse, cuneate, glabrous, Spinach Green o960. New growth Garnet Brown oo918 / s. Plant rounded, semi dwarf, branching well, 3' x 3' in 10 years. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least 15 F.
PINK RADIANCE: An evergreen azalea. 'Fedora' open pollinated (pollen probably from 'Hinodegiri'). Seed collected (1958) and raised by Louis A. Hindla, Bohemia, L.I., NY. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2 9/16" across x 1⅜" long, with 5 deeply cut, evenly rounded lobes, Red Group 55B (R. H. S. Colour Chart) (Neyron Rose), with minor spotting, slightly deeper color than corolla, on dorsal lobe toward throat, and with almost white stripe down reverse center of each lobe. Calyx ", light green. Inflorescence 2-4-flowered, 3" across x 3" high. Free flowering. Leaves held well in winter (some turn red) 1" x 1", broadly elliptic (new leaves oblanceolate), obtuse, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, dark green. Plant rounded, branching well with stiff, upright branches, 6' tall x 7' wide in 18 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
QUEEN NEFERTITI: 'Loderi Venus' x 'Anna'. Cross (1959) and raised by Mrs. Howard F. Beck, Flora Markeeta Nursery, Edmonds, WA. Named and to be introduced (1979) by Allan Korth, Santa Cruz, CA. Buds Red Group 53C (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 5" across x 2" long, with 6-7 wavy lobes, Red Group 55C (Neyron Rose), with Red Purple Group 58C edging and reverse and with 58A spotting on dorsal lobe. Calyx minute. Truss 8" across x 6" high, ball-shaped, with 10-13 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves retained 2 years, 5" x 2'", narrowly oblong to elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 133A. Plant upright, branching moderately with stiff branches, 5' tall x 4' wide in 10 years. Blooms in mid-season (April in CA). Hardy to at least 15 F.
'ROSE LANCASTER': 'Tally Ho' x R. yakushimanum. Cross (1962) by Ben Lancaster. Raised and introduced (1973) by Ray Austin, Washougal, WA. Named and registered by Dr. David W. Goheen. Buds Red Group 52A (R. H. S. Colour Chart) (Crimson). Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 55A (Neyron Rose). Calyx minute, rose and white. Truss 7" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 18 to as many as 30 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 4 years, 6" x 1", oblanceolate, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, dark green, with heavy tan indumentum and tawny tomentum on new growth. Plant rounded, branching well, 5' x 5' in 13-14 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 5 F.
SKYGLOW: Parents unknown; probably a R. fortunei hybrid. Plant sold (before 1925) to Farquhar's Nursery, Barnstable, MA, by Robert Veitch, Exeter, England; then purchased by Charles O. Dexter. Named and introduced (before 1966) by Warren Baldsiefen, Registered by Heritage Plantation, (Heman A. Howard), Sandwich, MA. Synonym: DE #9. Buds apricot. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, with 6 wavy lobes, fragrant, peach, with " edging, pale purplish pink 10 P 8/5 (Nickerson), and greenish yellow blotch (not too heavy, ⅞" x ") in throat of dorsal lobe sector. Calyx ⅛", brilliant yellow green 2.5 GY 7 / 10. Truss 6" across x 4" high, flat to lax, with 10-12 flowers. Leaves retained 2 years, 4" x 2", elliptic, glabrous, glossy, moderate yellow green 2.5 GY 515. Plant upright, rounded, branching well, 7' tall x 6' wide in plus or minus 20 years (original plant 9' tall x 8' wide). Blooms in early June (mid-May for Baldsiefen). Hardy to at least -5 F.
SNOW CREST: 'Fawn' x 'Crest'. Cross (1959) by Arthur Childers. Raised by Arthur and Maxine Childers, Rhodoland Nursery, Vida, OR. Buds Red Purple Group 58D (R. H. S. Colour Chart) (China Rose). Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2" long, with 5-7 widely flaring, recurved, wavy lobes, slightly fragrant, white, very lightly tinted Red Group 49C-D (French Rose), with small maroon spot in dorsal lobe sector. Calyx ⅛", uneven, green, glandular. Truss 8" across x 5" high, dome-shaped, with 9-11 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves retained 2 years, 4" x 1", narrowly oblong to elliptic, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146A. Plant upright, branching well, 8' tall x 6' wide in 17 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -10 F.
TINKER HILL: R. catawbiense (red selection) x 'Lavender Charm'. Seed (1968) from Valley Forge Chapter, A.R.S., seed exchange. Seedling from Mathew Gordon. Raised and introduced (1976) by Charles Herbert, Phoenixville, PA. Buds magenta. Flowers funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2" long, with 7 frilled lobes, fragrant, Red Group 55B (R. H. S. Colour Chart) (Neyron Rose), with Red Purple Group 59A (Ruby Red) blotch in throat and spotting on dorsal lobe. Calyx minute, pea green. Truss 6" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 13 flowers. Leaves retained 3 years, 4" x 1", lanceolate to ovate, acute, oblique, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A, edges wavy. Plant upright, broad, branching well, 4' tall x 3' wide in 7 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
TRESSA MC MURRY: An azaleodendron. R. occidentale x R. ponticum. Cross (1966) and raised by Tressa Mc Murry, Bellingham, WA. Flowers of good substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 1" x 1", with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Fuchsine pink 627/1 (H.C.C.), with a near blotch of small sienna dots. Calyx minute, medium green. Truss 5" across x 4" high, flat, with 10-14 (occasionally 18) flowers. Very free flowering. Leaves 2-3" x -⅜", narrowly oblanceolate, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, dark green. Plant upright, semi dwarf, branching well with stiff branches, 19" tall x 20" wide in 8 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 14 F.


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