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Volume 32, Number 3
Summer 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.

AMBER GEM: 'Fawn' x 'Jalisco' (probably a form from Francs Hanger). Cross by Del James (before 1960); raised and introduced by Arthur and Maxine Childers, Vida, OR. Buds Red Group 38A-B (R. H. S. Colour Chart Azalea Pink). Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-shaped, 4½" across x 2½" long, with 7 evenly rounded to slightly wavy lobes, fragrant, Red Group 49C (Venetian Pink), shading to Yellow Orange Group 25C to D (Nasturtium Orange), and with strong red orange spotting in dorsal lobe sector (fan-shaped, ⅞" long). Calyx minute, green. Truss 8" across x 5½" high, a loose ball with about 10 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, ⅞" x 2⅛",oblanceolate, widely acute, cuneate to rounded, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146A-B, under surface very light green. Plant broad, branching moderately with arching branches, 4' tall x 6' wide in 17 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
ANNA KEHR: An evergreen azalea. 'Triumph' (Syn. 'Triomphe') x 'Rosebud' (Gable). Cross (1961), raised, and introduced 1978) by Dr. August E. Kehr, Silver Spring, MD. Flowers flat saucer shaped, double, 1¾" across x 1¼" long, with about 40 wavy lobes, Red Group 55C 1 (R. H . S. Colour Chart) (Neyron Rose). No stamens. Calyx ⅛", very light green to colorless. Inflorescence 1-3 flowered. Floriferous. Leaves held 2-3 years, 1¾" x 1⅛", broadly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glossy, medium deep green, under surface glaucous. Plant broad, branching well, 2½' tall x 2' wide in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
BIG SAVAGE RED: 'Mars' selfed. Cross (about 1956), and raised by Henry Yates. Named and introduced (1977) by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, MD. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2½" across x 1⅞" long, with 5 frilled lobes, Red Purple Group 57D (R. H. S. Colour Chart) with white dorsal flare containing a few green spots, reverse with darker central lobe veins. Calyx minute, yellowish green. Truss 5¼" across x 5½" high, conical, with 16 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves retained 2 years, 4¾-5'" x 2½", elliptic, slightly apiculate to almost obtuse, rounded to slightly cordate, smooth, glossy, Green Group 137A. Plant upright, branching well, 45" tall x 55" wide in about 20 Years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -20° F.
CROWN OF GOLD: Parents unknown. Cross (1966), raised, and introduced by Mrs. Halsey A. Frederick, Jr., Bryn Mawr, PA. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 1½" long, with 7 wavy, strongly recurved lobes, fragrant, Red Group 36B (R. H. S. Colour Chart) (Orient Pink) with darker striping (particularly on reverse) and chartreuse throat. Calyx minute. Truss 6'' across x 4½" high, dome shaped, with 8 flowers. Leaves retained 2 years, 6" x 2", narrowly elliptic, obtuse, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant broad, rounded, branching well, 3' x 3' in 9 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
DRESS PARADE: Parents unknown. Cross by Roy J. Kersey in 1964. Raised and introduced by Mrs. Halsey A. Frederick, Jr., Bryn Mawr, PA. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3½" across x 2½" long, with 7 wavy to frilled lobes, fragrant, Red Purple Group 63D (R. H. S. Colour Chart) (Spiraea Red) with a chartreuse throat. Calyx negligible. Truss 7" across x 5" tall, dome-shaped, with 9 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 6" x 2¼", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, obtuse, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 148A. Plant broad, branching well, 5' tall x 6½' wide in 12 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
EMMA REID: 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 1¼" long, with 5+5+4-6 frilled lobes hose-in-hose, double), China Rose o24/1 (H.C.C), with darker spotting on dorsal lobes. Calyx whorl 1½" long. Inflorescence 4" x 4", with 3 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 1¾" x ¾", elliptic, acute, cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, oo962, with a few hairs visible on leaf blade edge. Plant broad, branching moderately, 12" high x 14" wide in 4 years. Blooms in late May, early June. Hardy to at least 0° F.
ETHEL-MAE: R. chapmanii x R. mucronulatum. Cross (1953), raised, and introduced (1965) by Charles Herbert, Phoenixville, PA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 1½" across x 1'' long, with 5 wavy to frilled lobes, Red Purple Group 68C (R. H. S. Colour Chart Roseine Purple), with blotch and spotting on dorsal lobe, reverse 70A. Calyx negligible. Terminal inflorescence 2½" across x 1½" high, ball-shaped, with 3-4 floral buds, each 4-14-flowered (usually 10-12). Leaves held 2-3 years, 2½" x 1¼", elliptic, acute, cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 146A, under surface with tan, closely spaced, small scales, margins of new leaves with cilia spaced ⅛-¼" apart. Plant upright. broad, branching moderately, 9 tall x 6 wide in 22 years. Blooms early to mid April. Hardy to at least -10° F.
HELENE HUBER: A Dexter hybrid from the Dexter Estate obtained by the registrant in 1961 from Swarthmore College Probably a R. fortunei x. Cross 1925-42) and raised by Charles O. Dexter, then Swarthmore College and Charles Herbert, Phoenixville, PA. Named and introduced by Herbert in 1970. Buds dark purplish-pink. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1¾" long, with 5-6 wavy lobes, very fragrant, Red Purple Group 73B (R. H. S. Colour Chart) with Greyed Yellow Group 1626 dorsal blotch and spotting, reverse darker. Calyx ¼", pea green. Truss 7" across x 6" high, ball-shaped, with 14-16 flowers. Free flowering. Plant upright, rounded, branching moderately with stiff branches, 7' tall x 3' wide in 14 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
JULY JESTER: A deciduous azalea. R. prunifolium 'S. D. Coleman' x R. cumberlandense 'Scarlet Salute'. Cross (1961), raised, and introduced by Dr. David G. Leach, North Madison, OH. Flowers of heavy substance, tubular funnel-shaped, 1¾" across x 1½" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Red Group 406 (R. H. S Colour Chart) (Mandarin Red), with indistinct Orange Red Group 306 blotch. Calyx ⅛", green. Truss 3½" across x 2" high, dome-shaped, with 5-6 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 2½" x 15/16", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, slightly bullate, dark green. Plant upright, branching well, 4½' tall x 3' wide in 16 years. Blooms in mid-July. Hardy to at least -20° F.
KING'S DESTINY: Unknown x 'Purple Splendour' Cross (1966), raised, and introduced by Mrs. Halsey A. Frederick, Jr., Bryn Mawr, PA. Flowers openly funnel shaped, 4½" across x 2½" long, with 5-6 wavy lobes, Purple Group 77B (R. H. S. Colour Chart with dark purple blotch and peripheral spotting ; throat darker purple. Calyx negligible. Truss 8½" tall x 7½" across, tall, with 11 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 6" x 2", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, Green Group 1376. Plant upright, branching well, 3½' tall x 3' wide in 9 years. Blooms in mid May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
KING'S FAVOR: 'Purple Splendour' x 'A. Bedford'. Cross (1966), raised, and introduced by Mrs. Halsey A. Frederick, Jr. Bryn Mawr, PA. Buds dark purple. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3¼" across x 2¼" long, with 5 frilled lobes, Purple Group 78B (R. H. S. Colour Chart) (Imperial Purple) with golden yellow, spotted, dorsal blotch. Calyx negligible. Truss 6" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 12 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 8" x 2", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 137A. Plant rounded, branching moderately, 3' x 3' in 10 Years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
MILLIE MAC: A deciduous azalea. A mutant of R. austrinum. Original plant c. w. Escambia County, AL, 1950, and grown by Floyd T. McConnell, Mobile, AL Mutant discovered on plant 1966 or before, propagated, named, and introduced by McConnell Buds Orange Red Group 34B R. H. S Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance, tubular funnel-shaped, 2.8-3.4 cm across x 3.6-4.1 cm long, with 5 wavy lobes recurved at tips, very fragrant, tube 34B, lobes Yellow Orange Group 17B (upper lobe 17A) with 2-3 mm. white edging on all lobes. Stamens and pistil curved and much exerted. Calyx densely glandular hairy, 1-1 .8 mm., light green. Truss 15-16 cm. across x 4-5 cm. high, flat dome-shaped, with 17-20 flowers Free flowering. Leaves 2½"- x 1" (some much smaller), narrowly obovate, apiculate, narrowly cuneate, Green Group 137C, with widely spaced hairs, margins ciliate, under surface with short hairs. Plant upright, branching well, 1.9-2.3 m. tall x 1.5-1.8 m. wide in 11 years. Blooms in mid-March. Hardy to at least 7° F.
MING TOY: 'Medusa' x 'Crest'. Cross (1962), raised, and introduced by Arthur and Maxine Childers, Vida, OR. Buds Greyed Orange Group 170A (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance, open-funnel-campanulate, 2⅝" across x 2" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes - Yellow Group 6C to D (Sulphur Yellow) sometimes with slight orange shading where lobes overlap, clear and translucent. Calyx ⅛", green. Truss 6" across, lax, with 7-9 flowers. Leaves retained 2 years, 4" x 1½", oblanceolate, broadly acute, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146A. Plant rounded, branching well, 3½' x 3½' in 14 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
NARNIA: R. aurigeranum x R. zoelleri. Cross 1968 by Tom Lelliott Baronia Australia. Seedling from Strybing Arboretum when one year old. Raised and introduced 1975 by William A. Moynier Los Angeles, CA. Flowers of heavy substance, tubular funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2½" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, a yellow orange bicolor) opens with Buttercup Yellow 5/1 H.C.C. throat lobes Orange 12/ 1, tips Nasturtium Red 14; matures to Saffron Yellow 7 throat lobes and tips Orange 12/1; reverse all yellow. Calyx negligible. Truss 9'' across x 5" high, flat , with 5-10 (usually 8-9) flowers. Anthers dark brown. Free flowering. Leaves retained 1-2 years, 5" x 2½", elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, somewhat bullate, Parsley Green oo962, under surface with tan, rather closely spaced scales that are somewhat indistinct on mature leaves. Plant upright, rounded - branching moderately with somewhat willowy branches, 5' tall x 4' wide in 8 years. Blooms year around with best flushes in fall and spring. Probably not hardy below 30° F.
ONE-O-ONE: A Knap Hill azalea. 'Cecile' selfed. Cross (1955 raised and introduced by Arthur and Maxine Childers, Vida, OR. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2½" long, with 6 wavy lobes (dorsal 2 are frilled), very fragrant, brighter than Red Group 43D (R. H. S. Colour Chart) (Scarlet) marbled or veined 43C, ¾" blotch Yellow Orange Group 23A (Cadmium Orange) on dorsal 2 lobes. Calyx negligible. Truss 6" across x 5½" high, ball-shaped, with 11 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves color well in fall, 3-4" x 1½", elliptic, apiculate cuneate, glossy, bullate, bright to dark yellowish-green, margin hairy, under surface bluish-green, midrib hairy. New growth bronze. Plant upright, branching well with stiff branches, 8' tall x 4' wide in 21 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
PIECES OF GOLD: Parents unknown. Cross (1968), raised and introduced by Mrs. Halsey A. Frederick, Jr., Bryn Mawr , PA. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2" long, with 7 wavy to frilled lobes fragrant, cream with a pink overcast, Orange Group 27C (R. H. S. Colour Chart), with light brownish spotting in lower half of dorsal lobe sector , throat chartreuse, reverse 27B. Calyx negligible. Truss 8" across x 7" tall, ball shaped, with 10 flowers. Leaves retained 1 year, 7" x 2¾", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant broad, branching moderately, 3' x 3' in 8 Years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
PISTIL PACKIN MAMA: A deciduous azalea. A pistillate form of R. occidentale c. w. near Myrtle Creek, OR, (1974) and introduced 1975 by Howard Slonecker, Milwaukie, OR. Described and illustrated Quarterly Bulletin A. R. S. 28:4 1974 246-8. Flowers ¼"-⅜" across x ⅝" long, with 5 densely hairy lobes - cut to base, 1/16-⅛" wide slightly fragrant, Yellow Green Group 145C R. H. S. Colour Chart slightly tinged pink. The dominant color of the truss is that of the Red Group 53B (Cardinal Red), long, 1/16" wide styles. Calyx 3 mm., green tinged pink, densely hairy. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball shaped with open appearance, with 10-12 flowers (usually 11). Free flowering. Leaves 2½ x ⅞" oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, widely acute narrowly cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137C, edge ciliate, under surface midrib hairy, light green. Plant branching well with upright central branches and arching secondary, 7' x 7' in the wild. Blooms in mid to late May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
PISTIL PETE: A deciduous azalea. A pistillate form of R. occidentale c. w. near Myrtle Creek, OR, (1974) and introduced (1975) by Howard Slonecker Milwaukie OR. Described and illustrated Quarterly Bulletin , A.R.S., 28:4, 1974, pp. 246-8, 239. Flowers ⅝" across x ½" long, with 5 lobes, cut to base and densely hairy on outside, 1/16-1/8" wide, slightly fragrant, Yellow Green Group 150D (R. H. S. Colour Chart). The dominant color of the truss is that of the Red Group 54B (Spinel Red), long, 1/32" + wide, styles. Calyx 2-3 mm., yellow green, densely hairy. Truss 5½" across x 4½" high, ball-shaped with open appearance, with 17-21 flowers. Leaves 2¼" x ⅝", oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, acute, very narrowly cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137B, edge ciliate, under surface midrib hairy, light green. Plant upright, branching well, 6' tall x 4' wide in the wild. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
POMO PRINCESS: Probably R. grande x R arboreum. Seed from R. H. S. Garden, Wesley, England 1956) as R. grande. Probably open pollinated as at least one seedling had R. grande leaves while most were typically R. arboreum in leaf, with silvery indumentum. Raised by John S. Druecker, then Eugene R. German, Fort Bragg, CA. Buds Red Group 53D (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 5.2 cm. across x 4.7 cm. long, with 10 wavy lobes, Red Group 52B (Carmine) fading to 52D on margins and to White Group 155D in throat, with single Greyed Purple Group 187B nectary and some 53D spotting. Calyx 4 mm. reddish green. Truss 10.9 cm. x 9.2 cm., ball shaped, somewhat open at top, with 13 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 11.6 cm. x 3.2 cm., bullate, Yellow Green Group 147A-B, under surface with Greyed Orange Group 172B indumentum. Plant upright, branching well, 2.5 m. tall x 2 m. wide in 21 years. Blooms late Feb. to late April. Hardy to at least 16° F.
PRIDE OF KINGS: 'A. Bedford' x 'Purple Splendour'. Cross (1967), raised, and introduced by Mrs. Halsey A. Frederick, Jr., Bryn Mawr, PA. Flowers openly funnel shaped, 3¾" across x 2¼" long, with 5 wavy to frilled lobes, Red Purple Group 72B R. H. S. Colour Chart), with satiny royal purple throat and heavy Brown Group 200A dorsal blotch with peripheral spotting, edging and reverse Purple Group 79A. Calyx minute, pale green. Truss 6" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 9 flowers. Leaves held 2 years 6" x 2¼", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, rounded, glabrous, Green Group 137A. Plant upright, branching moderately with stiff branches, 4' tall x 3' wide in 9 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
RETURN TO PARADISE: 'Sappho' x unknown. Cross 1966), raised, and introduced by Mrs. Halsey A. Frederick, Jr., Bryn Mawr, PA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3½" across x 1¼" long, with 5 wavy lobes, fragrant, White Group 155D (R. H. S. Colour Chart) with considerable dorsal golden tan spotting. Calyx 1/8", light green. Truss 7" x 7'', dome-shaped, with 16 flowers. Leave retained 2 years, 6" x 1⅛", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant upright, branching moderately, 5' tall x 3' wide in 9 Years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
RHODOLAND'S SILVER MIST: R. yakushimanum selection. Seed c. w., Yaku Shima, Japan, A. F. Serbin, 1959. Raised and introduced by Arthur and Maxine Childers, Vida, OR. Buds Red Group 56B (R. H.S . Colour Chart). Flowers tubular campanulate, 2" across x 1¾" long, with 5 wavy lobes, white with green spotting on dorsal lobe. Calyx minute, greenish-white. Truss 5" across x 4" high, flat, with 11-13 flowers. Leaves retained 5 years, 4" x ⅜", narrowly oblong to narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, convex, extremely shiny at maturity, between Green Groups 139A and 141A, with heavy tan indumentum. New growth with wooly silvery-white tomentum. Plant semi-dwarf, branching well, with stiff branches, 2' tall x 4' wide in 15 years. Blooms early to mid-May. Hardy to at least -22° F.
ROY HUDSON : R. burmanicum x R. nuttallii. Cross, raised (in the 1960's), and introduced (1970) by Howard Kerrigan, Hayward, CA. Described by Hadley Osborn. Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 3½" across x 3¾" long, with 5 wavy lobes, very fragrant, white with Saffron Yellow 7/2 (H.C.C.) throat. Calyx minute, light brown. Terminal inflorescence flat, very variable in size, regularly with multiple floral buds, 6-8-flowered. Free flowering. Leaves held 2-3 years, 3" x 1½", elliptic to narrowly obovate, acute, rounded, bullate, olive green, brown scaly giving dusty appearance (easily rubbed off), under surface with inconspicuous moderately spaced, tan scales (highly visible on midrib). Plant upright, branching well, 4' tall x 2' wide in 6 years. Blooms in mid-April (frequently up to a month earlier if spring in CA is warm) Hardiness untested.
SALMON PINCUSHION: 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 Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 1¾" across x 1½" long, with 10-15 evenly rounded lobes (flower double), Geranium Lake 20/ 2 H.C.C. . No stamens. Calyx ⅛", Pod Green o61 . Inflorescence 4" across x 3" high, with 3-4 flowers Leaves retained 2 years, 1¾" x ⅝", oblanceolate, acute, cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, oo962. Plant rounded branching well , 20" tall x 22" wide in 4 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 0° F
S. D. COLEMAN. A deciduous azalea. A selected clone of R. prunifolium. This name substitutes for a hybrid of the same name credited in The International Rhododendron Register, 1958, to the registrant. The original plant was not distributed and was destroyed by fire in 1969. The plant is named to honor the nurseryman and scholar of native azaleas from Fort Gaines, GA. Plant raised by S D. Coleman (to 12'') and Dr. David G. Leach, North Madison OH, (after 1951 and introduced (1967) by Dr. Leach. Flowers of heavy substance tubular funnel-shaped. 1½" x 1½" with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Red Group 4313 (R. H. S Colour Chart Scarlet). Calyx ⅛" spreading, light green. Truss 3¼" across by 1¾'' high, dome-shaped, with 4-5 flowers. Leaves 2⅜ x ⅞", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, medium green Plant broad, branching well 4½' tall x 6' wide in about 30 years. Blooms in late July, early August. Hardy to at least -15° F
SPRING SNOW: R. chrysanthum x R. metternichii var. pentamerum. Cross (1952) at University of Washington Arboretum, raised, and introduced (1960) by Brian O Mulligan Kirkland, WA Buds light pink. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 1¾"-2" across x 1" long, with 5, notched, slightly wavy lobes, white, with lilac pink streak down center of back of lobes when young. Calyx minute, reddish. Stamens often petaloid. Truss 4½-5" across x 3½" high, loose, rounded, with 7-10 flowers. Leaves retained 3 years, 2-2½" x ⅞-1", elliptic to oblanceolate, obtuse, cuneate, glabrous , slightly glossy, slightly bullate medium green, with thin (but complete) covering of pale brown indumentum and darker brown, longer hairs on midrib. Plant broad, rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well (dense), 34" tall x 65" wide in 24 years. Blooms in late March, early April Hardy to at least -5' F.
SWEN: R. yakushimanum x 'Mars' Cross (1970) and raised (before 1974) by Willard Swenson. Eugene, OR Flowered and introduced by Arthur and Maxine Childers, Vida, OR. Buds Red Purple Group 57A-B (R. H. S. Colour Chart). Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped 2¾" across x 1½" long, with 5 slightly wavy lobes, between 57A and B, with white flare on dorsal lobe, slowly fading in center to white but retaining a broad edging and median lines of original color, reverse 57D with 57A-B median lines and edging. Calyx a rim, yellowish. Truss 7" across x 4½" high, dome-shaped, with 15 flowers. Free flowering Leaves retained 4 years, 4½" x 2", oblong to elliptic, broadly acute, slightly oblique, slightly convex, glabrous, Green Group 137A, under surface with moderate reddish-brown indumentum, becoming tan and scurfy (wears off unevenly) on older leaves New growth white woolly. Plant broad, branching well with stiff branches, 2½' x 2½' in 6 years. Blooms early to mid-May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
TORCIA: A Knap Hill azalea. 'Cecile' selfed Cross (1955), raised, and introduced by Arthur and Maxine Childers, Vida, OR Flowers of heavy substance , widely funnel-shaped, 3½-3¾" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes (upper lobes frilled), very fragrant, Red Group 52D (R. H. S. Colour Chart) Carmine Rose lightly veined 52B, shading at extreme lobe tips to Orange Red Group 35D Brick Red), complete dorsal lobe Orange Group 25A (Orpiment Orange) lightening at outer edge to Yellow Orange Group 23A, reverse lighter of same colors. Calyx 1/8", green. Truss 6" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 13 flowers. Floriferous Leaves 4-4¼" x 1½-1¾", elliptic to oblanceolate. apiculate, cuneate, glossy, bullate, medium green, under surface bluish-green with hairy midrib, veins, and blade edges. New growth and autumn leaves bronze. Plant upright, branching well, 7' tall x 3½' wide in 21 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
TOUCH OF GOLD: Parents unknown. Cross (1966), raised and introduced by Mrs. Halsey A. Frederick, Jr. Bryn Mawr, PA. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 1¾" long, with 7 wavy lobes, fragrant, Orange Group 27C (R. H . S. Colour Chart), with golden chartreuse throat. Calyx minute. Truss 6" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 7 flowers. Leaves retained 2 years, 8" x 2¾", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant broad, branching moderately, 40" tall x 36" wide in 9 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
WALLOWA RED: An Ilam azalea of unknown parents. Cross 1961) by J. S. Yeates, New Zealand. Raised and introduced (about 1968) by Arthur O. Wright, Sr., Milwaukie, OR. Selected and described by Howard J. Slonecker. Synonym: Red Hot. Flowers widely funnel shaped, 3" across x 2½" long, with 5 (occasionally 6) wavy to slightly frilled lobes, slightly fragrant, Red Group 46A (R  H. S Colour Chart) (Currant Red), with no blotch or spotting. Calyx ¼", pale green. Truss 5" across x 3½" high, ball-shaped, with 10-12 flowers. Leaves 2½" x 1¼", elliptic (occasionally narrowly obovate), acute, cuneate, slightly hairy, Yellow Green Group 146D, flushed bronze, blade edges ciliate, under surface midrib and veins hairy. Plant rounded, branching moderately with arching branches, 3' x 3' in 6 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 0° F.


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Summer 1978

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