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Volume 33, Number 1
Winter 1979

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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. Color designations below refer to the Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart, 1966, unless otherwise stated.

ALDHAM: R. yakushimanum x 'Flamingo' (Gable) ('Atrier' x 'Dechaem' (probably a Gable hybrid of R. decorum x R. haematodes, 1936, lost 1949; not hardy and probably never propagated; used by Gable as a parent, however.)). Cross (Valley Forge Chapter, A.R.S., Seed Exchange #2, 1969) by Lewis Bagoly. Raised and introduced by Charles Herbert, Phoenixville, PA. Buds Red Group 49A (Dawn Pink). Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 6 wavy lobes, 49C (Venetian Pink) with rose red throat, spotted light pink on dorsal lobe, reverse 49D with 49A ribs. Calyx negligible. Truss 7" across x 3" high, dome-shaped, with 10-12 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 4¾" x 1½", oblanceolate, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137A, with moderate amount, somewhat floccose, tan indumentum. Plant rounded, semi-dwarf, branching moderately 16" x 16" in 9 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
ARCTIC FLAME: A volunteer Glenn Dale evergreen azalea seedling. Originated, 1958, in garden of Charles Herbert, Phoenixville, PA. Introduced, 1967, by Mr. Herbert. Synonyms: Crown Jewel and Merci. Flowers 2½" across x 1¼" long, openly funnel-shaped, with 5+5 (hose-in-hose) frilled lobes, Red Group 46D (Delft Rose) with dark red dorsal blotch. Inflorescence 4" across x 3" high, with 1-3 flowers. Leaves retained well in winter, 1¾-2 x ¾-⅞", elliptic, acute, cuneate, slightly hairy, glossy, dark green, under surface hairy. Plant dwarf, broad, branching well with outer creeping branches, 1½' tall x 2' wide in 17 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
CAROL HIGH: 'Elizabeth' x 'French Creek'. Cross (1966), raised, and introduced 1975) by Charles Herbert, Phoenixville, PA. Buds light pink. Flowers openly funnel shaped, 3½" across x 2¼" long, with 6 wavy lobes, very fragrant, White Group 155B with chartreuse green spotting in throat of dorsal lobe sector, reverse with trace of Red Group 56D (pink). Calyx ⅛", pea green. Truss 6" across x 4½" tall, dome-shaped, with 14 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 4¾" x 2½", elliptic, obtuse, cuneate- glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137A. New growth bronze green. Plant upright, broad, branching moderately with stiff branches, 5' x 5' in 11 years. Blooms late Aril early May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
DOCTOR RICHARD ANDERSON: 'Else Frye' x R. johnstoneanum. Cross 1967 by Richard Anderson, M. D. Raised and introduced by H. J. Braafladt. M. D., Eureka, CA. Buds Red Group 52A (Crimson). Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 11 cm. across x 7 cm. long, with 5 wavy to frilled lobes, fragrant, white with blush of 52D at lobe edges, with bicolored blotch Orange Red Group 33C blending to Orange Group 28C in dorsal lobe sector, reverse with 52D blush extending from calyx and fading toward lobe tips. Calyx 7 mm., Red Group 52 B. Truss 18 cm. across x 12 cm. high, flat with 5-6 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves retained 2 years, 7 cm. x 3.2 cm., narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute to apiculate, cuneate, slightly concave, curving down toward tip, bullate, glossy, Yellow Green Group 146A, hairy at margins which are often wavy, under surface with closely spaced small, tan scales (not too visible). Plant semi-dwarf, upright, branching moderately with stiff branches, 91 cm. tall x 80 cm. wide in 10 years. Blooms in late March to mid-April. Hardy to at least 16° F.
GAY PRINCESS: 'Atroflo' open pollinated. Seed collected (1953), raised, and Introduced 1967 by Charles Herbert, Phoenixville PA. Synonym: Pink Princess. Buds darker than open flowers. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2½-3" across x 2" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Red Purple Group 67C, slightly lighter in throat and with 69A edging and reverse, with Greyed Orange Group 163C blotch and green spotting in dorsal lobe sector. Calyx ⅜", pea green. Truss 8" across x 6" high, dome-shaped, with 18 flowers. Leaves 5½-7½" x 1½-1¾", held 2 years. Narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, dull, Yellow Green Group 146A with slight brown indumentum. Plant upright, rounded, branching well, 4' tall x 3' wide in 10 years (original plant 13' tall x 6½' wide in 22 years). Blooms early to mid-May. Hardy to at least -5°F.
GINNY GEE: R. keiskei prostrate form x R. racemosum, Forrest # 19404. Cross (1969), raised, and introduced (1979) by Warren E. Berg, Kent WA. Buds Yellow Green Group 154D. Flowers tubular funnel-shaped to widely funnel-shaped, ¾-1" across x ½-1" long, with 5 wavy lobes, white with Red Group 55D mottling at lobe margins both within and on reverse. Calyx negligible. Terminal flower cluster with 30-50 flowers, from 9-11 floral buds each 3-5-flowered. Flowers heavily every year. Leaves retained 2-3 years 1¼" x ⅝", elliptic a few are narrowly elliptic or broadly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, dark green, under surface glabrous. Some reddening of foliage in winter. Plant dwarf, branching well with both creeping and stiff, upright branches, 1' tall x 1½' wide in 8 years. Blooms early to mid-April. Hardy to 0-5° F.
GOLDEN FANTASY: Parentage unknown. Cross 1963 by Roy J. Kersey. Raised and introduced by Mrs. Halsey A. Frederick, Jr., Bryn Mawr, PA. Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 5" across x 2¼" long, with 7 wavy to frilled lobes, quite fragrant, cream with deeper yellow throat and dorsal greenish blotch deep in throat with slight chartreuse spotting, lobes fade to White Group 155E, reverse cream with slight pinkish cast. Calyx minute. Truss 7'' across x 5½" high dome shaped, somewhat open, with 8 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves retained 2 years, 5½-6¼" x 2 ¼-3", elliptic, obtuse with apiculus, cuneate to rounded, glaucous, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant rounded, branching well, 8' tall x 7' wide in 15 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
HAMMA HAMMA: 'Fabia' g. x unknown. Cross '± 1958, raised, and introduced by Roy W. Clark, Olympia, WA. Described by Mr. Clark and Melvin Reeves, M. D. Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 7 cm. across x 4-5 cm. long, with 5 wavy, reflexed lobes, Red Group 53B (Cardinal Red), with heavy black spotting in dorsal lobe sector and about ½ of adjacent 2 lobes; with black nectaries. Calyx to 3 cm. dorsally, irregularly toothed, bottom lobes short, lobes reflexed, colored as corolla white hairy on outside giving dusty appearance. Truss 15 cm. across x 12 cm. high, dome-shaped, open, with 10-18 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 5" x 1¾", narrowly elliptic to slightly lanceolate, acute with apiculus, cuneate, glabrous, dull, dark green. Plant somewhat open, upright, branching moderately, 5' tall x 4' wide in 10 Years. Blooms early through mid-May. Hardy to at least 15° F.
HELIOS: (R. decorum x R. discolor) (Gable) x (R. fortunei x (R. wardii x R. dichroanthum) Hardgrove H58-6. Cross (1962), raised, and introduced 1979 by Alfred A. Raustein, Holbrook, NY. Buds Red Group 55A (Neyron Rose). Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3½" across x 2" long, with 6 wavy lobes, fragrant, bicolor, Red Group 49B (Venetian Pink) shading to Yellow Group 5C (Dresden Yellow) in throat, reverse shell with pink striping. Calyx ⅛", Yellow Green Group 145A. Truss 5" across x 4" high, dome-shaped, with 10 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years. 4½" x 1¾", elliptic to narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137C. New growth with red bracts. Plant rounded branching well, 3½' tall x 3' wide in 15 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
HUMBOLDT SUNRISE: 'Else Frye' x R. johnstoneanum. Cross 1967 by Richard Anderson, M. D. Raised and introduced by H. J. Braafladt, M. D., Eureka CA. Buds Yellow Green Group 154C with blush of Orange Red Group 31A. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 8 cm. across x 4 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes, with very heavy carnation scent, Yellow Group 11 C (Naples Yellow) with 12A (Aureolin) blotch in dorsal throat, reverse 11 C with Red Group 38B blush on distal ½ of lobes. Calyx 4 mm., Yellow Green Group 144B. Truss 15 cm. across x 8 cm. high, flat, with 5-6 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 8 cm. x 3.5 cm., elliptic to lanceolate, acute with apiculus, cuneate, concave to flat curving toward tip, bullate, glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A, with thick hair fringe on leaf margins and scant dorsally, under surface with small, inconspicuous, closely spaced, tan scales. Plant semi-dwarf, upright, broad branching moderately with stiff branches, 106 cm. tall x 122 cm. wide in 10 years. Blooms mid-March to early April. Hardy to at least 16° F.
KIMBERTON: unknown x 'Crest'. Cross 1969 by Lewis Bagoly. Raised and introduced by Charles Herbert, Phoenixville, PA. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3½" across x 2" long, with 6 wavy to frilled lobes, fragrant, Red Purple Group, 62A (Rhodamine Pink) with Yellow Green Group 154B (Chartreuse Green) dorsal blotch, reverse 63C (Spiraea Red). Calyx negligible. Truss 6¼" across x 3½" high, dome-shaped, with 12 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 5¾" x 2¼", elliptic, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A. New growth pale bronze. Plant upright, rounded, branching moderately, 3' tall x 2½' wide in 8 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
KLASSY'S PRIDE: (R. neriiflorum x R. strigillosum x ('Loderi' (clone unknown) x R. thomsonii). Cross 1963 by Ben Nelson. Raised and introduced by Carl G. Heller, M.D., Poulsbo, WA. Flowers funnel-shaped, 5 cm. x 5 cm., with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 46A (Currant Red) with dorsal black spotting. Calyx 3 mm., Red Group 55B. Truss 9 cm. across x 7 cm. high, flat, with 14 flowers. Leaves retained 3 Years, 13 cm. x 4.5 cm., narrowly elliptic to narrowly obovate, acute cuneate glabrous, Green Group 139A. Plant broad, branching moderately, 57" tall x 53" wide in 13 years. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least 12° F.
LINDA JEAN: A Greenwood Evergreen Azalea. 'Helen Close' x 'Glamour'. Cross (1960), raised, and introduced 1973 by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby OR. Synonym: Linda. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 11 evenly rounded lobes (double), Red Purple Group 68B (Roseine Purple). Calyx ⅛", green. No stamens. Inflorescence 1-2 flowered. Free flowering. Leaves held well through winter, 1¾" x ⅞", elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, Yellow Green Group 146A. Plant broad, branching well, 15" tall x 32" wide in 8 years. Blooms mid-to late May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
MARVEE: A Greenwood Evergreen Azalea. 'Louise Gable' x 'Ward's Ruby'. Cross (1962), raised, and introduced 1970 by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby OR. Flowers funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1¼" long, with 10-12 evenly rounded lobes (double), Red Purple Group 61B. Calyx ⅛", yellow green. No stamens. Inflorescence 3-5 flowered. Leaves held well through winter when bright maroon red, 1½" x ¾", elliptic, mucronate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137C. Plant upright, branching moderately with stiff branches, 32" tall x 28" wide in 14 years. Blooms early to mid-May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
NINA: Parentage unknown (probably a R. fortunei hybrid). Source unknown. Raised for over 20 years and introduced by Edward T. Wytovich, Port Carbon, PA. Buds Red Purple Group 63B (Spiraea Red). Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3½" across x 2" long, with 6-7 wavy, overlapping lobes, fragrant, 63D (Spiraea Red) fading to Red Purple Group 69A (coloring is somewhat mottled), heavy blotch Red Purple Group 64A (Ruby Red) deep in and encircling throat, most prominent dorsally where it becomes spotting toward outer edges, reverse holds opening color 63D. Stamens ½" long, partially aborted. Calyx 1/16", green. Truss 7" across x 4" high, dome-shaped, with 10 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 4½-5" x 2-2¼", elliptic, widely acute, rounded to oblique, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137A. Plant broad, branching moderately, 6' tall x 12' wide in ± 26 Years. Blooms for about 3 weeks beginning in mid-May. Hardy to at least -20° F.
PASTOR DUNKER: (R. decorum x R. discolor) (Gable) x (R. fortunei (hardy selection) x (R. wardii x R. dichroanthum) Hardgrove H58-6 x 'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague'. Cross (1969), raised, and introduced by Alfred A. Raustein, Holbrook, NY. Buds Red Group 53C (Cardinal Red). Flowers of heavy substance, open funnel-campanulate, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, fragrant, Red Purple Group 63A (Spiraea Red) with throat faintly Yellow. Calyx negligible, yellow green. Truss 6" across x 4" high, conical, with 15 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves retained 3 years, 5" x 2", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, oblique, glabrous, glossy, dark green. Plant broad, branching well, 2½' tall x 3' wide in 8 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
PINK ANNETTE: A Greenwood Evergreen Azalea. 'Rose Greeley' x 'Ward's Ruby') x 'Kirin' Syn. 'Coral Bells'). Cross 1967, raised, and introduced 1973 by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby OR. Synonym: Annette. Flowers funnel-shaped, 1½" across x 1 " long, with 5+5 evenly rounded lobes (hose-in-hose), outer whorl ¾" long, Red Purple Group 61 D (Rose Bengal). 9 stamens, some petaloid making flowers semi-double. Inflorescence 2-4-flowered. Floriferous. Leaves held well through winter, ⅞" x ⅜", oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137C. Plant rounded, branching well, 14" tall x 20" wide in 10 years. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least 5° F.
QUALA-A-WA-LOO: 'Else Frye' x R. johnstoneanum. Cross 1967 by Richard Anderson, M. D. Raised and introduced by H. J. Braafladt, M. D., Eureka, CA. Buds Yellow Green Group 149B Pea Green with Red Group 52A blush. Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 8 cm. across x 5 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes, very fragrant, Yellow Group 11 D (Empire Yellow) with Red Group 53D blotch in dorsal central throat area and 54A blush on corolla reverse. Calyx 5 mm. Red Group 52D. Truss 15 cm. across x 8 cm. high, flat, with 4-5 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves retained 1-2 years, 7 cm. x 3 cm., elliptic to lanceolate, acute with apiculus, cuneate, bullate, glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A, margins densely hairy with long hairs, under surface with closely spaced, small, inconspicuous, tan scales; new growth with white hairs. Plant semi-dwarf, upright, broad, branching well, 76 cm. tall x 136 cm. broad in 10 years. Blooms mid-March to early April. Hardy to at least 14° F.
RED BEAUTY. A Greenwood Evergreen Azalea. ('Louise Gable' x 'Ward's Ruby') x 'James Gable'. Cross (1968), raised, and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby OR. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 2¼" across x 1¼" long, with 5+5 evenly rounded lobes (hose-in-hose), outer whorl 1½" long, Red Group 53C Cardinal Red with darker blotch. Inflorescence 2-5 flowered. Free flowering. Leaves held well through winter, 1½" x ¾", elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137B. Plant rounded, branching well, 20" tall x 16" wide in 8 years. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least 0° F.
RIM FIRE: A Greenwood Evergreen Azalea. 'Louise Gable' x 'Ward's Ruby') x 'James Gable'. Cross (1968), raised, and introduced 1978 ) by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby OR. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 2" across x ¾" long, with 5+5 evenly rounded lobes (hose-in-hose), outer whorl 1¼" long, Red Purple Group 60C. Inflorescence 3-9-flowered. Floriferous. Leaves held well through winter, 1¼" x ⅞", elliptic, mucronate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137C. Plant rounded, branching well, 20" x 20" in 8 years. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least 0° F.
ROBERT HUBER: Everchoice Everitt # 15 open pollinated This plant is probably a cross of 2 Dexters made by Sam A. Everitt. Seed collected 1968 at Tyler Arboretum, raised, and introduced 1977 by Charles Herbert, Phoenixville, PA. Buds dark pink. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2¾" across x 2" long, with 7 wavy to frilled lobes, fragrant, Red Purple Group 62C with 62B (Phlox Pink ) edging and Orange Group 26A (Spanish Orange) dorsal lobe spotting, reverse with darker stripes. Calyx minute. Truss 6" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 14 flowers. Leaves retained 2 years, 4½" x 1⅛", elliptic, obtuse, rounded, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 146A. Plant upright, rounded, branching well, 3' tall x 2½' wide in 8 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
SHERRY: A Greenwood Evergreen Azalea. ('Louise Gable' x 'Ward's Ruby') x 'James Gable'. Cross (1968), raised, and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, OR. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2¼" across x 1¼" long, with 5+5 wavy lobes (hose-in-hose), outer whorl 1⅝" long, Red Group 53C (Cardinal Red). Inflorescence 2-4-flowered. Floriferous. Leaves held well through winter, 1¾" x ⅝", oblanceolate, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137C. Plant broad, branching well, 16" tall x 24" wide in 8 years. Blooms mid- to late April. Hardy to at least 0°F.
SHOW TIME: A Greenwood Evergreen Azalea. ('Louise Gable' x 'Ward's Ruby') x 'James Gable'. Cross (1968), raised, and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby OR. Flowers funnel-shaped, 2¼" across x 1½" long, with 5+5 evenly rounded lobes (hose-in-hose), outer whorl 1⅜" long, Red Purple Group 63A (Spiraea Red). Inflorescence 2-8-flowered. Free flowering. Leaves held well through winter, 1¼" x ½", oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, obtuse, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137C. Plant upright, branching moderately, 28" tall x 18" wide in 8 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 0°F.
SILVER STREAK: A Greenwood Evergreen Azalea. A sport of 'Deep Purple'. Discovered and propagated 1973 or before and introduced 1976 by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, OR. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 2¼" across x 1" long, with 5+5 wavy lobes (hose-in-hose), outer whorl 1¾" long, fragrant Red Purple Group 72B. Inflorescence 1-2 flowered. Leaves held well through winter, 1½" x ½", oblanceolate, apiculate-cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137B, with cream white, 158B, border 1 cm. and less to a very fine, thin line and variable mottling of the same color. Effect is quite distinctive. Plant rounded branching well, 1½' x 1½' in 5 years. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least 5° F.
SU-LIN: A Greenwood Evergreen Azalea. ('Louise Gable' x 'Ward's Ruby') x 'James Gable'. Cross (1968), raised, and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby OR. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2½" across x 1¼" long, with 5+5 evenly rounded lobes (hose-in-hose), Red Group 53B (Cardinal Red). Inflorescence 3-5-flowered. Floriferous. Leaves held well through winter, 1¼" x ¾" narrowly obovate, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137C. Plant upright, branching moderately 2' tall x 1½' wide in 8 Years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0°F.
SUPER JAY: 'Else Frye' x R. johnstoneanum. Cross 1967 by Richard Anderson, M. D. Raised and introduced by H. J. Braafladt Eureka CA. Buds with Red Group 51 A blush. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 9 cm. across x 5 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes fragrant white with Yellow Orange Group 21 B blotch in throat of dorsal lobe sector, reverse with 53 D blush on distal ½ of lobes fading as flower ages. Calyx 7 mm. Yellow Group 4C. Truss 15 cm. across x 9 cm. high, flat, with 2-5 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves retained 1-2 years, 9 cm. x 4 cm., lanceolate to elliptic, acute with apiculus, cuneate, bullate, glossy, Green Group 137C, margins with long, fine hairs under surface with small, inconspicuous, closely spaced, tan scales, new growth with white hairs. Plant semi-dwarf, broad branching moderately, 80 cm. tall x 122 cm. wide in 10 years. Blooms mid-March to early April. Hardy to at least 14° F.
SYLVIA V. KNIGHT: 'J. H. Van Nes' x 'Bow Bells'. Cross 1963 by B. T. Briggs. Raised and introduced by E. L. Knight, Shelton, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped to openly campanulate, 3¾" across x 2½" long, with 5 evenly rounded to wavy lobes- Red Group 54A (Spinel Red) with prominent white flares extending into each lobe and with small (½" x ½"), streaked dorsal blotch, Red Group 53A. Calyx 1-2 mm., deep pink. Truss 7" across x 6" high tall, with 10 flowers. Leaves held 1-2 years 4¾" x 2", elliptic, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146A. Plant upright, branching well with stiff branches, 5½' tall x 4½' wide 14 years. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least 10° F.
TINA: A Greenwood Evergreen Azalea. ('Rose Greeley x 'Ward's Ruby') x 'Kirin' Syn.: 'Coral Bells'). Cross 1967, raised and introduced 1973 by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby OR. Flowers open funnel-campanulate, 1" x 1" with 5+5 evenly rounded lobes (hose-in-hose), Red Purple Group 58D (China Rose). Inflorescence 2-flowered. Free flowering. Leaves held well through winter, 1" x ⅜", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137C. Plant dwarf, rounded branching well, 10" tall x 15" wide in 7 years. Blooms in early April. Hardy to at least 5° F.
TOMEKA: (R. dichroanthum x R. griersonianum) (an unnamed 'Fabia' g. seedling from Halfdan Lem) x R. decorum (Barto selection from Prof. Hu Expedition). Cross 1946 raised, and introduced by Del and Ray James- Eugene, OR. Described and registered by Hadley Osborn, Strybing Arboretum Society of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA. Flowers of good substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 2¾" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Vermilion 18/2 (H.C.C). with underlying orange shading (glow); prominent nectaries, heavy but inconspicuous dorsal spotting, and mid veins both within and outside corolla), all near Currant Red 821/2. Calyx 18/2,⅛" long + 2 shorter, narrow, lower lobes; or 2 dorsal + 1 + 1 vestigial shorter, narrow, lower lobe all held well away from corolla tube. Truss 5-6" across x 3" high, lax, with 5-9 flowers. Leaves retained 2-3 years, 3¾-6" x 1¼-1¾" lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, acute with apiculus, rounded, glabrous, glossy, dark green. Plant rounded, branching well 6' tall x 5' wide in ±22 years at Strybing Blooms in May (late midseason). Hardy to at least 10° F.
TRISHA: A Greenwood Evergreen Azalea. 'Dorothy Gish' x 'Purple Splendor'. Cross (1968), raised, and introduced 1976 by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, OR. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1½" long, with 5+5 wavy lobes (hose-in-hose), Red Purple Group 67C with Red Group 53B spotted blotch. Inflorescence 2-4 flowered. Leaves held well through winter, 2½" x ⅝", narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137C. Plant upright, branching well, 24" tall x 20" wide in 8 years. Blooms mid to late April. Hardy to at least 5° F.
WHITE GULL: R. yakushimanum open pollinated. hybrid. Seed collected (1970), raised, and introduced 1977 by Charles Herbert, Phoenixville, PA. Buds light pink. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2¾" across x 2" long, with 5 frilled lobes, white Group 155D with faint touch of pink at lobe edges and with chartreuse green dorsal lobe spotting. Calyx negligible. Truss 6" x 6", ball shaped, with 20 flowers. Leaves held 3 years, 5" x 2", oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, mucronate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, convex, Yellow Green Group 147A, with light amount of tan indumentum. New growth with silver flecking (tomentum). Plant semi-dwarf, rounded, branching well, 2' tall x 2½' wide in 8 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5° F.
ZIG ZAG: A Greenwood Evergreen Azalea. 'Addy Wery' x 'Salmon Elf'. Cross 1964, raised, and introduced 1970 by W. L. Guttormsen, Canby, OR. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 1½" across x ¾" long, with 5+5 evenly rounded lobes (hose-in-hose), outer whorl 1⅜" long, Red Group 52B (Carmine). Inflorescence 2-9-flowered. Floriferous. Leaves held well through winter, 1" x ⅝", elliptic to narrowly obovate, mucronate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137C. Plant semi-dwarf, upright, branching well, 24" tall x 20" wide in 13 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0° F.


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