The ARS Plant Awards - 1978
Superior Plant Award
Award of Excellence
'Westhaven' (R. aberconwayi x R. aberconwayi) separate clones, hybridizer Cecil Smith, exhibited by Thomas J. McGuire, Portland, Oregon. Flowers: 8cm, flat, wavy margin; conical truss of up to 15 flowers; white with few maroon spots on upper lobe; heavier than average texture; quality rating: 5. Plant habit - open; 1½ m x 1½ m in 15 years; Plant rating: 4. In bloom 2nd week May.
'Chetco' ('Hugh Wormald' x 'Marion Merriman') Hybridized and exhibited by H. J. Slonecker, Milwaukee, Oregon. Flowers: ball shaped truss of 10 to 12 flowers, flat faced, widely funnel shaped, closed tube; 3½" x 1¼", yellow group 13A, 24A upper lobe; heavier than average texture; quality rating: 4. Plant habit upright, open, height 4½' width 3' in 10 yrs. Quality rating foliage and habit: 3. In bloom 2nd week in May.
'Yachats' ('Hugh Wormald' x 'Marion Merriman') Hybridized and exhibited by H. J. Slonecker, Milwaukee, Oregon. Flowers: ball shaped truss of 11 to 12 flowers - widely funnel-shaped, closed tube, diameter 3½" x 1¼" RHS yellow group 1313, 23B to A upper lobe. Average texture; Quality rating: 4. Plant habit spreading, fairly compact; 6' x 6' in 18+yrs. Quality rating of foliage and habit: 3.
Plant Originator Exhibitor 'Taurus' Frank Mossman Cy Ward R. fortunei x ? Frank Mossman Harold Krug 'Everestianum' x 'A. Bedford' David W. Goheen David W. Goheen 'Calapooya' H. J. Slonecker H. J. Slonecker 'Coquille' H. J. Slonecker H. J. Slonecker 'Wallowa Red' J. S. Yeates H. J. Slonecker 'Pink Pearl' x 'Blue Peter' Ethel Edwards Ethel Edwards (R. dauricum x c. w. Hokkaido '66)#1 Dr. Hirao Tom McGuire 'King of Shrubs' x R. chlorops Dr. Ray Miner Dr. Ray Miner