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Volume 33, Number 2
Spring 1979

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

ANN LUETTGEN: An advanced generation hybrid of R. catawbiense, R. maximum, and, perhaps, unknown hybrids. Cross (1971), raised, and introduced by W. David Smith, Spring Grove, PA. Buds deep purplish red 10 RIP 3/10 (Nickerson). Flowers of good substance, widely funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, deep purplish pink 2.5 RP 6 /10, with heavy spotting strong purplish red 10 RP 4/12 in dorsal 3 lobe sector. Calyx ", brilliant yellow green. Truss 7" across x 5" high, dome-shaped, with 17 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 6" x ", elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, moderate yellow green 5 GY 5/6, with slight indumentum quite visible on midrib where brownish, but seen only with lens on blade where thin, appressed, colorless. Plant broad, branching well, 3' tall x 5' wide in 6 years. Blooms mid-season. Hardy to at least -15F.
ARLENE UTZ: An advanced generation hybrid of R. catawbiense, R. maximum, and, perhaps, unknown hybrids. Cross (1968), raised, and introduced by W. David Smith, Spring Grove, PA. Buds strong purplish red 7.5 R P 4/11 Nickerson . Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 7 wavy lobes, deep purplish pink 5 RP 6/ 10 with moderate purplish red 5 RP 5/10 edging and shaded deep purplish red 7.5 R P 3 / 9 deep in throat. Calyx 1", light yellowish-green. Truss 6" across x 7" high, dome-shaped, with 11 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2-3 years, 6" x 2", elliptic, slightly mucronate, rounded, glabrous when mature, dull, moderate olive green 7.5 GY 4/4. Plant rounded, branching well with upright branches, 5' x 5' in 8 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -15 F.
ARTHUR PRIDE: A natural hybrid of R. maximum and R. catawbiense c. w. North Carolina. Found by Orlando S. Pride, Butler, PA, in a group of collected seedlings, 1934; probably purchased from Anthony Lake Nursery, Pinenola, NC. Raised and introduced by Mr. Pride. Buds pink. Flowers funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 65B (Solferino Purple) lobe edging with white throat and white extending out into lobes; blotch of small spots Yellow Group 1 D (Chartreuse Green). Calyx minute, green. Truss 6" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 29 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 3-5" x 1-2", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, dull, dark green, with thin, brown indumentum, partially wearing off with age not very visible on new leaves because of light color). Plant broad, branching moderately with lower branches creeping, 5' x 5' in 44 years. Blooms mid-June. Hardy to at least -30 F. Compared with Russell Harmon flowers are a lighter pink and plant is much slower growing.
BARBARA HOUSTON: 'Virginia Scott' x 'Belvedere'. Cross (1959), raised, and introduced by Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Larson, Tacoma, WA. Buds Red Group 42A. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5-6 wavy lobes, Yellow Orange Group 22C (Orange Buff) with large red spots on 3 dorsal lobes and " pink edging to lobes, inside and on reverse. Calyx ⅛", green and pink. Truss 6" across x 4" high, dome-shaped, with 9 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 4" x 1", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, cuneate, bullate, Green Group 137A. Plant rounded, branching well, 5' x 5' in 18 years. Blooms in early June. Hardy to at least 10 F.
BARBARA TANGER: An advanced generation hybrid of R. catawbiense, R. maximum, and, perhaps, unknown hybrids. Cross (1970), raised, and introduced by W. David Smith, Spring Grove, PA. Buds strong reddish purple 2.5 R P 5 /10 Nickerson. Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, moderate purplish red 5 RP 4/10 with deep purplish red 7.5 RP 3/9 dorsal spotting. Calyx ", yellowish-green. Truss 6" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 17 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 3"-4" x 2" elliptic, obtuse yet acute, rounded, glabrous, moderate olive green 7.5 GY 4/4. Plant upright, branching well with stiff branches, 7' tall x 5' wide in 7 years. Blooms midseason. Hardy to at least -15 F.
BERGIE LARSON: R. wardii x 'Jasper' Lionel de Rothschild #938. Cross (1959), raised and introduced by Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Larson, Tacoma WA. Buds Red Group 43A (Signal Red). Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-campanulate 3" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Yellow Orange Group 23B Cadmium Orange with slight red spotting in dorsal lobe sector, " edging and corolla reverse Red Group 43A. Calyx ⅝", red. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 3 years, 4" x 1", oblong, acute cordate bullate Green Group 139A. Plant broad, branching well, 5' x 5' in 18 years. Blooms in early June. Hardy to at least 10 F.
BERT LARSON: 'Diva' x R. strigillosum. Cross (1955), raised, and introduced (1968), unnamed, under parentage.) by Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Larson, Tacoma, WA. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Red Group 45D (Blood Red) with darker brownish-red spotting in dorsal 3 lobe sector. Calyx 2 mm., red, glandular. Truss 6" x 6", ball-shaped, with 12-14 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 4-5 years, 6" x 1", narrowly oblong, acuminate, cuneate, bullate, Yellow Green Group 146A, with moderate amount of woolly, somewhat floccose, indumentum Greyed Orange Group 167A. Plant upright, branching well, 6' tall x 4' wide in 18 years. Blooms early to mid-April. Hardy to at least 10 F.
DIXY LEE RAY: 'Zuiderzee' x 'Naomi Pink Beauty'. Cross (1958), raised, and introduced by Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Larson, Tacoma, WA. Buds Red Purple Group 67C. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2" long, with 7 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 68C (Roseine Purple) with slight dorsal spotting Red Group 37B, throat and lobe centers White Group 155B (star shaped), reverse 68B. Calyx ", light tan. Truss 8" across x 6" high, dome-shaped, with 14-17 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 5" x 2", elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 139A. Plant upright, branching moderately, 7' x 7' in 18 years. Blooms mid-April. Hardy to at least 10 F.
DORIS BIGLER: An advanced generation hybrid of R. catawbiense, R. maximum, and, perhaps, unknown hybrids. Cross (1971), raised, and introduced by W. David Smith, Spring Grove, PA. Buds strong reddish purple 2.5 R P 5/10 Nickerson . Flowers of good substance, widely funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 5 very frilled lobes, light purple 7.5 P 7 / 7 with strong reddish purple 10 P 5/ 10 edging and yellow blotch and light green spotting. Dark purplish pink anthers stand out, Calyx ", light greenish yellow. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 17 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 4" x 1", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, somewhat glossy, moderate olive green 5 GY 4/3 , very thin, appressed, grey to brownish indumentum (barely visible without lens). Plant rounded, branching well, 5' tall x 4' wide in 6 years. Blooms mid-season. Hardy to at least -15 F.
EDITH PRIDE: 'English Roseum' x R. maximum. Cross (1958), raised, and introduced 1970 by Orlando S. Pride, Butler, PA. Buds deep pink. Flowers funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Red Purple Group 62C with small white blotch and pale yellow spotting. Calyx ⅛", green. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 22 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 5" x 1⅞", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 139B. Plant broad, rounded, branching well 7' x 7' in 19 years. Blooms mid-June. Hardy to at least -28 F.
EDWARD M. BOEHM: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. A-3 (unnamed Fischer hybrid, parentage unknown) x ('Hexe' x 'Vervaeniana'). Cross (1959), raised, and introduced (1973) by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Flowers of heavy substance openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 5 + 5 wavy lobes (hose-in-hose), Solferino Purple 26 H.C.C. with 1" x 1" dorsal blotch Chrysanthemum Crimson 824/3 streaked with brown. Calyx whorl 1", Geranium Lake 20 to Solferino Purple 26, blotched like corolla whorl. Inflorescence 4 across x 2 high, 1-3 flowered. Free flowering. Leaves held well through winter, 1" x ", narrowly obovate, mucronate cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Spinach Green o960. Plant broad, branching well, 18" tall x 30" wide in 6 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -10 F.
FLORENCE ARCHER: R. wardii x 'Marcia'. Cross 1966 raised, and introduced by Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Larson, Tacoma, WA. Buds Red Group 39A (Jasper Red). Flowers of heavy substance campanulate, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, opening Yellow Group 11 A diffused with Red Group 39A (Jasper Red); maturing to 11A, with Yellow Green Group 145A spotting in 2 dorsal lob sectors and ", 39A edging. Calyx 1-1", with lobes of uneven length, Red Group 39A. Truss 7" across x 4" high, dome-shaped, with 8 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 3 years, 3" x 2⅜" broadly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant broad branching well, 3' x 3' in 10 years. Blooms late May, early June. Hardy to at least 10 F.
GARDEN STATE GARNET. 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, 2" across x 1" long, with 5+5 wavy lobes (hose-in-hose), China Rose o24 H.C.C. with darker spots on dorsal lobe. Inflorescence 3" across x 3" high, ball-shaped, 3-flowered. Floriferous. Leaves 1" x ⅝", oblanceolate, apiculate, cuneate glabrous, glossy, Parsley Green oo962/1. Plant upright, branching well with stiff branches, 30" tall x 40" wide in 6 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 0 F. Should be planted in a wind-sheltered area as cold winter winds cause leaf loss; if thus protected, leaves are held well through winter.
GINNY BEALE: R. metternichii x R. adenopodum. Cross 1964 and raised by Joseph B. Gable. Raised after 1967 and introduced 1973 by Ross B. Davis, Jr. Wayne, PA. Buds dark pink. Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 2" across x 1" long, with 6-7 wavy lobes, Red Group 49D (French Rose), with faint pink stripes on reverse, no blotch or spotting. Calyx negligible. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 16 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 3 years, 4" x 1", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, somewhat convex, glabrous Green Group 139A, with moderate amount of Orange Group 26A indumentum on new leaves, becoming brown on mature leaves. Plant rounded, branching well, rounded, semi-dwarf, tall 32" x 48" wide in 14 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -10 F.
JANE RICE: An advanced generation hybrid of R. catawbiense, R. maximum, and, unknown hybrids. Cross (1970), perhaps, raised, and introduced by W. David Smith, Grove Spring PA. Buds deep purplish pink 2.5 R P 6/10 Nickerson. Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 slightly frilled, pointed lobes, moderate purplish pink 10 P 7/7 with yellowish-green spotting. Calyx ⅜", light greenish yellow. Truss 6" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, slightly loose, with 10 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, narrowly elliptic to elliptic or oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, obtuse (yet acute to slightly mucronate) , cuneate to rounded, glabrous, glossy, moderate yellow green 2.5 GY 5/5, with very thin, appressed indumentum visible only with lens (hairs golden). Plant upright, branching well with stiff branches, 6', tall x 5' wide in 7 years. Blooms mid-season. Hardy to at least -15 F.
JANET RHEA: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. A sport of N-4 (breeders' code, unnamed) which is almost identical to 'Garden State Red' a sister seedling, (('Hiawatha' x 'Glacier') x A-1 unnamed Fischer seedling of unknown parents) x ('Hexe' x 'Vervaeniana' ). Cross 1960 and raised by Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Sport first flowered 1974 and introduced by Mr. Reid in 1978. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x1" long, with 5+5+3-5 wavy lobes (hose-in-hose, semi-double), Solferino Purple 26/1 (H.C.C.) with ⅛-" white edging. Flower is similar to 'Vervaeniana'. No stamens. Inflorescence 4-5"across x 2-3" high, 2-4-flowered. Leaves held well in winter, 2" x 1", narrowly obovate, obtuse, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Spinach Green o960/1. Plant broad, branching well with arching branches, 16" tall x 24" wide in 4 years. Blooms mid to late May. Hardy to at least 0 F. 
JANET SCROGGS: 'Virginia Scott' x 'Jasper' (Lionel de Rothschild #938). Cross 1(1958), raised, and introduced by Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Larson, Tacoma, WA. Buds Greyed Red Group 178D. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Yellow Group 5C (Dresden Yellow) with Greyed Orange Group 171D dorsal lobe spotting. Calyx minute, green. Truss 6" across x 4" high, dome-shaped, with 7-9 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 5" x 2⅜", oblong, apiculate, cordate, glabrous, Green Group 137B. Plant rounded, branching well, 6'x 6' in 18 years. Blooms mid-May. Hardy to at least 10 F.
LINWOOD CHARM. A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. Parents unknown. Cross (1966), raised, and introduced 1976 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 5+5+3 frilled lobes (hose-in-hose, semi-double), Phlox Pink 625/i (H.C.C.). Inflorescence 4" across x 3" high, ball-shaped, 4-5 flowered. Free flowering. Leaves held well through winter, 1" x ", elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Spinach Green o960/1. Plant broad, branching well, 18" tall x 30" wide in 6 years. Blooms mid-May. Hardy to at least 0 F. 
LINWOOD RUBY: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. Parents unknown. Cross (1966), raised, and introduced 1975 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 5+5+2-4 wavy lobes hose-in-hose, semi-double), Spiraea Red o25/1 (H.C.C.) with a few faint spots on dorsal lobe. 0-2 stamens; some center "petals" may bear anthers. Calyx whorl 1" long. Inflorescence 3" across x 2" high, ball-shaped, 3-4 flowered. Floriferous. Leaves held well in winter, 1" x ", narrowly obovate, mucronate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Spinach Green o960/1. Plant rounded, branching well with stiff, upright branches, 30" tall x 36" wide in 6 years. Blooms mid-May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
MARY ELIZABETH: A Linwood hardy evergreen azalea. Parents unknown. Cross (1966), raised, and introduced 1977 by G. Albert Reid, Linwood, NJ. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 5 + 5 wavy lobes (hose-in-hose), Phlox Pink 625 (H.C.C.) with small, slightly darker blotch on 3 dorsal lobes. Calyx whorl 1" long. Inflorescence 3" across x 2" high, ball-shaped, 2-3-flowered. Leaves 1" x 1" , broadly elliptic, mucronate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Spinach Green o960, about retained through winter. Plant upright, branching moderately with stiff branches, 24" tall x 20" wide in 4 years. Blooms late May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
MICHAEL RICE: An advanced generation hybrid of R. catawbiense, R. maximum, and perhaps, unknown hybrids. Cross 1970 raised and introduced by W. David Smith Spring Grove, PA. Buds deep purplish red 7.5 RP 3/9 Nickerson . Flowers of good substance, widely funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, with 5 wavy lobes, deep purplish pink 2.5 RP 6/10 with deep purplish red 7.5 R P 3/9 spotting and strong reddish purple 2.5 RP 5/10 edging. Calyx negligible. Truss 5" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 15 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 4" x 1", elliptic to somewhat narrowly obovate, obtuse (yet slightly acute), cuneate to oblique, glabrous, glossy, moderate olive green 5 GY 4/3. Plant upright, branching well with stiff branches, 6' tall x 5' wide in 7 years. Blooms early to mid-season. Hardy to at least -15 F.
PACIFIC GLOW: 'Loderi Venus' x R. strigillosum. Cross (1952), raised and introduced by H. L. Larson, Tacoma, WA. Named by Mary Comber Miles, Vancouver B.C. Canada. Described and registered by Evelyn Jack, University of British Columbia. Buds deep rosy red. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, with 6 wavy lobes throat Red Group 50A (Claret Rose) lobes 54C (Spinel Red), no spots or blotch. Calyx negligible. Truss 6" across x 5" tall ball-shaped, with 15-17 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 5" x 2", elliptic to narrowly elliptic, acute to slightly acuminate, rounded, recurved, glabrous, dull, medium green, with moderate brown indumentum along sides of midrib and on veins. Plant compact, rounded, well branched, 5' x 5' in 10 years. Blooms mid-April. Hardy to at least 10 F.
REDDER YET: Parents unknown. Cross ( 1949) by Dr. David G. Leach. Raised after about 1955 and introduced 1975 by Orlando S. Pride, Butler, PA. Pictured Hybrids and Hybridizers # 101 , 1978. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2⅜" across x 1" long, with 5 frilled lobes, Red Group 54A (Spinel Red) with minor brown spotting. Calyx ⅛", brown. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 18 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 4" x 1⅞", elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, dark green. Plant upright, branching moderately, 7' x 7' in 29 years. Blooms late May, early June. Hardy to at least -25 F.
ROSS BIGLER: An advanced generation hybrid of R. catawbiense, R. maximum, and, perhaps unknown hybrids. Cross (1971), raised, and introduced by W. David Smith, Spring Grove, PA. Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, deep purplish pink 7.5 RP 6/12 (Nickerson) with deep reddish purple 2.5 RP 3/8 blotch and wide strong purplish red 7.5 RP 5/12 edging. Calyx ⅝", light yellow green. Truss 6" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 19 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 4-4" x 2-2", elliptic, obtuse (yet slightly apiculate), cuneate to rounded, dull, moderate olive green 5 GY 4/3, hairy (not evident on older leaves, except, perhaps, at outer edges), with inconspicuous, colorless, thin, appressed indumentum, most evident along midrib and even there lens needed. Plant rounded, branching well, 4' x 4' in 6 years. Blooms mid-season. Hardy to at least -15 F.
RUTH DAVIS: R. yakushimanum x R. metternichii. Cross ( 1965) and raised by Joseph B. Gable. Raised after 1968 and introduced 1971 by Ross B. Davis, Jr., Wayne, PA. Buds cherry red. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, White Group 155 D with minor chartreuse blotch that fades as flower matures, reverse pink until flower fully open. Calyx negligible. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 17 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 5" x 2", oblanceolate, apiculate, cuneate, somewhat convex, glabrous when mature, glossy, Green Group 136A, with heavy, felt-like indumentum, Greyed Orange Group 165D on new leaves, becoming 165C later. New growth white tomentose. Plant rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well, 2' tall x 3' wide in 10 years. Blooms early May. Hardy to at least -10 F. Plant very distinctive in winter because of its dark green, shiny leaves.
TOM ETHERINGTON: ('Virginia Scott' x 'Alice Franklin' x R. yakushimanum. Cross (1964), raised, and introduced by Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Larson, Tacoma, WA. Buds Red Group 55C Neyron Rose). Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 8 evenly rounded lobes, fragrant, Yellow Group 4D (Primrose Yellow), with no spots or blotch. Calyx ⅛", maroon. Truss 7" across x 5" high, dome-shaped, with 12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 3 years, 5" x 2", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146A. Plant upright, branching moderately, 4' tall x 3' wide in 13 years. Blooms early April. Hardy to at least 10 F.
TRAIL BLAZER: 'Mrs. Furnival' x 'Sappho'. Cross ( 1970), raised, and introduced about 1976 by Arthur A. Wright, Candy, OR. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Roseine Purple 629/1 H.C.C. at margin, shading to 629/3 in throat, with Ruby Red 827/1 dorsal blotch " wide x 1" long). Calyx minute. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 19 flowers. Leaves held 3 years, 4" x 1", lanceolate, acute, rounded, glabrous, glossy, dark green. Plant broad, rounded, branching well, about 2' tall x 4' wide in 6 years. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least -5 F.
TRINITY: 'Powel Glass' self x R. yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'. Cross (1961), raised, and introduced 1976 by Orlando S. Pride, Butler, PA. Buds pink. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, faintly fragrant, white with faint green dorsal spotting, shaded Red Purple Group 62D on lobe edges and reverse when newly opened. Calyx ⅛", green. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 14 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 4" x 1-1", oblanceolate, obtuse, cuneate, convex, glabrous at maturity, Yellow Green Group 147A, with thin, easily rubbed off indumentum, orange yellow on new leaves, becoming near Greyed Orange Group 164B when mature. New growth orange tan tomentose. Plant broad, rounded, branching well, 3' tall x 3' wide in 16 years. Blooms late May, early June. Hardy to at least -25 F.
TRULA: 'Belvedere' x 'Jasper' (Lionel de Rothschild #938. Cross (1959), raised, and introduced by Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Larson, Tacoma, WA. Buds Greyed Red Group 179A. Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 3" across x 2" long, with 5-6 wavy lobes, Yellow Orange Group 19A with green spotting in dorsal 3 lobe sector, edging and reverse Red Group 39B (Jasper Red). Calyx ⅛", light green. Truss 6" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 10 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 3 years, 4" x 1⅝", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 139A. Plant broad, branching well, 6' x 6' in 18 years. Blooms mid-May. Hardy to at least 10 F.
WALTER CURTIS: An advanced generation hybrid of R. catawbiense, R. maximum, and, perhaps, unknown hybrids. Cross (1969), raised and introduced by W. Davis Smith, Spring Grove PA. Buds light reddish purple 10 P 6/9 (Nickerson). Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 slightly frilled lobes, moderate purplish pink 10 P 7/7 with brilliant yellow green 2.5 GY 8/9 spotting. Calyx 1", light yellow green. Truss 7" across x 6" high, ball-shaped, with 18 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 4" x 2 ", elliptic, apiculate, cuneate to rounded, dull, moderate olive green 2.5 GY 4/3, slightly hairy (wears off with age), with brownish, quite thin, inconspicuous, appressed indumentum (most visible along midrib). Plant upright, branching well with stiff branches, 6' tall x 5' wide in 8 years. Blooms midseason. Hardy to at least -15 F.
WHITE BIRD: 'King Tut' x R. yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'. Cross 1961, raised, and introduced 1975 by Orlando S. Pride, Butler, PA. Synonym: Snow Bird. Buds pink. Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 2⅛" across x 1⅝" long, with 5 wavy lobes, White Group 155C with faint green spots. Calyx ⅛", green. Truss 4" across x 3" high, ball-shaped, with 14 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 3" x 1", elliptic, obtuse, cuneate, somewhat convex, glabrous at maturity, dark green, with considerable orange indumentum on new leaves, becoming brown, moderate amount, partially wearing off on old leaves. New growth tomentose. Plant rounded, branching moderately, tall x 2' wide in 16 years. Blooms late May, early June. Hardy to at least -25 F.
YATES' PURPLE: 'Catawbiense Grandiflorum' x 'Purple Splendour'. Cross 1965 and raised by Henry Yates. Named and introduced 1974 by Mrs. Henry Yates, Frostburg, MD. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2⅝" across x 1⅝" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Purple Group 78A (Imperial Purple) with large dorsal 79A (Plum Purple) blotch and spotting extending out to top of lobe. Calyx minute, yellow green. Truss 5" across x 3" high, well-filled, dome-shaped, with 10-13 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 4-5" x 1", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, cuneate to slightly oblique, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant upright, branching moderately with stiff branches, 3' tall x 2' wide in 10 years. Blooms mid-to late May. Hardy to -5F. with wind protection.


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