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Volume 34, Number 1
Winter 1980

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        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, 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.

ACCLAIM: A Dexter hybrid. 'Pygmalion' x R. haematodes x Wellfleet (Dexter #8) (exact combination unknown). Cross (before 1943) by Charles O. Dexter, Shawme Farm (now Heritage Plantation), Sandwich, MA. Raised (after 1945) and introduced by the Scott Horticultural Foundation, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. Named by Dr. John C. Wister. Described by Gertrude S. Wister. Registered by John J. Tyler Arboretum, Lima, PA. Detailed historical information may be found in Hybrids and Hybridizers, Rhododendrons and Azaleas for Eastern North America, Edited by Livingston and West, 1978. Synonym: Sw. 12507-12. Flowers of good substance openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2" long, with 7 wavy lobes, strong purplish red 10 RP 4/12 (Nickerson), with small dark eye 10 RP 3/10 deep within throat and with oblong deep purplish red stipples over corolla, paler on lower lobes. Calyx ⅛", green. Truss 6" x 6", ball-shaped, with 16 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 4-5" x 2-2", elliptic, apiculate to slightly mucronate, rounded, flat, glabrous, light grayish, yellowish green. Plant rounded, branching well, 8' tall x 7' wide in 18 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
ACCOMAC: A Dexter Hybrid. 'Pygmalion' x R. haematodes x 'Wellfleet' (Dexter #8) (exact combination unknown). Cross (before 1943) by Charles O. Dexter, Shawme Farm (now Heritage Plantation), Sandwich, MA. Raised (after 1945) and introduced by the Scott Horticultural Foundation, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. Named by Dr. John C. Wister. Described by Gertrude S. Wister. Registered by John J. Tyler Arboretum, Lima, PA. Detailed historical information may be found in Hybrids and Hybridizers, Rhododendrons and Azaleas for Eastern North America, Edited by Livingston and West, 1978. Synonym: Sw. 12507-1. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 2" long, with 6-7 wavy lobes, strong purplish red 10RP 4/12 (Nickerson) with deep purplish red 14R P 3 /10 spotting on dorsal 3 lobes to very dark in throat. Calyx minute, green. Truss 4" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 14 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 4" x 2", elliptic, apiculate, cuneate to rounded, glabrous, moderate yellow green 5GY 5/6. Plant rounded, branching moderately, 6' tall x 7' wide in 20 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
ADELE'S YELLOW: R. maximum x R. wardii. Cross (1964), raised, and introduced (1973) by William M. Fetterhoff, Gibsonia, PA. Buds cream and pink. Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 4 cm. across x 3 cm. long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Primrose Yellow 601/3 (H.C.C.) with Uranium Green 63 to Fern Green o862/2 blotch. Calyx 4 mm., light green. Truss 12 cm. across x 9 cm. high, dome-shaped, somewhat lax, with 13-14 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 8-15 cm. x 2-4 cm., oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Spinach Green o960, with inconspicuous (except with lens), patchy, appressed, buff indumentum. Plant broad, semi-dwarf, branching well, very compact, 2' tall x 4' wide in 15 years. Blooms in early June. Hardy to at least -12 F.
AMBIE: R. carolinianum x 'Pioneer' (Gable). Cross (1969), raised, and introduced (1976) by William M. Fetterhoff, Gibsonia, PA. Buds Red Purple Group 65A (Amaranth Rose). Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 4 cm. across x 2 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes, creamy white, irregularly variegated with Red Purple Group 65B to C shading on lobes, one lobe of each flower all pink (not necessarily the same lobe). Calyx 1 mm., light creamy white. Terminal flower cluster ball-shaped, 6-9 cm. across x 5-6 cm. high, composed of 1-4 trusses, each 2-6 flowered, with total of 5-18 flowers. Very free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 5-7 cm. x 2-3 cm., elliptic, acute, cuneate, grossly glabrous (has widely spaced scales visible only with lens), very glossy, Greyed Green Group 189A, under surface with moderately spaced, medium size, buff to golden brown scales. Plant semi-dwarf, rounded, compact, tightly branched and well clothed to ground, 3' tall x 4' wide in 10 years. Blooms in first week of May. Hardy to at least -20 F.
ARONIMINK: A Dexter hybrid. 'Pygmalion' x R. haematodes x 'Wellfleet' (Dexter #8) (exact combination unknown). Cross (c. 1940) by Charles O. Dexter, Shawme Farm (now Heritage Plantation), Sandwich, MA. Raised (after 1945), introduced, and registered by the Scott Horticultural Foundation, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. Named by Dr. John C. Wister. Described by Gertrude S. Wister. Detailed historical information may be found in Hybrids and Hybridizers, Rhododendrons and Azaleas for Eastern North America, Edited by Livingston and West, 1978. Synonym: Sw. 12507-3. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4" x 4", with 5 wavy lobes, strong purplish red 7.5 RP 4/11 (Nickerson), with 2 solid deep purplish red 5 RP 3/9 flares and paler, browner, peripheral spotting in dorsal lobe sector; smaller flares in throat below other lobes. Calyx ⅛", light green. Truss 7" across x 8" high, ball-shaped, with 20 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 4-6" x 2-2", elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, moderate olive green 7.5 GY 4/4. Plant upright, branching moderately with some arching branches, 8' x 8' in 16 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
AVONDALE: A Dexter hybrid. 'Pygmalion' x R. haematodes x 'Wellfleet (Dexter #8) (exact combination unknown). Cross (c. 1940) by Charles O. Dexter, Shawme Farm (now Heritage Plantation), Sandwich, MA. Raised (after 1945) and introduced by the Scott Horticultural Foundation, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. Named by Dr. John C. Wister. Described by Gertrude S. Wister. Registered by John J. Tyler Arboretum, Lima, PA. Detailed historical information may be found in Hybrids and Hybridizers, Rhododendrons and Azaleas for Eastern North America, Edited by Livingston and West, 1978. Synonym: Sw. 12507-6. Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, fragrant, strong red 2.5 R 5/12 (Nickerson), with black spotting on dorsal lobes. Calyx ⅛", green. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 14 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 5" x 1-2", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, moderate olive green 2.5 GY 4/3. Plant upright, branching well, 7' x 7' in 20 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
BILLY BEAR: R. carolinianum x Pioneer (Gable). Cross (1969), raised, and introduced (1976) by William M. Fetterhoff, Gibsonia, PA. Buds Red Purple Group 74A (Cyclamen Purple). Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 3 cm. across x 2 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 65A (Amaranth Rose) shaded to 65B (Solferino Purple) at lobe edges, with red spotting on dorsal lobe and 74A ribs on reverse. Calyx 3 mm., light green. Terminal flower cluster ball-shaped, 4-7 cm across x 3-6cm high, composed of 1-4 trusses, each 2-4 flowered, with a total of 2-12 flowers. Very floriferous. Leaves held 1 year, 4-6 cm x 2-2 cm, elliptic, acute, cuneate, grossly glabrous (widely spaced scales are seen only with lens), glossy, Greyed Green Group 189A, under surface with moderately spaced, small to medium size, buff to golden to brown scales. Plant semi-dwarf, rounded, branching well, fully clothed to ground, 2' tall x 3' wide in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -20 F.
CARDIFF: Parentage unknown. Seed from Slocock in England sent to Joseph Gable 1964. Raised by Gable to 4-5 years, then Ned Schrope, now Dr. W. A. Reese, Redbarn Nursery, Pennsburg, PA. Introduced by last owner. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, White Group 155D with 1 " basal, dorsal blotch and spotting extending up 1" from blotch, both Red Group 53A, with Red Purple Group 66A on outside of tube (throat). Calyx minute, light green. Truss 6" x 6", ball-shaped, with 14 flowers. Leaves held 3 years, 4-5" x 1-2", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate to slightly oblique, glabrous, Green Group 136B. Plant upright, branching well, 3' tall x 2' wide in 10 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
CARY'S CREAM: 'Goldsworth Yellow' x (R. brachycarpum x 'Mrs. P. den Ouden'). Cross (1969), raised, and introduced by Edward A. Cary, Shrewsbury, MA. Buds Red Group 49A. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 5 cm. across x 3 cm. long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Yellow Group 2D with heavy Yellow Group 11 A spotting in dorsal lobe sector and somewhat on adjacent lobes. Calyx 2 mm., greenish-white. Truss 11 cm. across x 8 cm. high, flat, with 16 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 8-9 cm. x 3-4 cm., between narrowly elliptic and elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, dull, Yellow Green Group 146A, with thin, patchy, golden indumentum. Plant rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well, 60 cm. tall x 45 cm. wide in 9 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -15 F.
CARY'S YELLOW: 'Goldsworth Yellow' x (R. brachycarpum x 'Mrs. P. den Ouden'). Cross (1969), raised, and introduced by Edward A. Cary, Shrewsbury, MA. Buds Red Group 54B. Flowers funnel-shaped 4 cm. across x 4 cm. long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Green Yellow Group 1 D (Chartreuse Green), lightly speckled 1B in dorsal lobe sector. Calyx 4 mm., Yellow Green Group 148B. Truss 15 cm. x 15 cm., ball-shaped, somewhat open and lax, with 12 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 10 cm. x 3 cm., narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, somewhat dull, Green Group 138A, with inconspicuous, appressed, thin, patchy, ocher indumentum. Plant rounded, branching moderately, 60 cm. x 60 cm. In 9 years. Blooms mid to late May. Hardy to at least -15 F.
EILEEN HALL: 'Mars' x ('Pygmalion' x R. haematodes). Cross (1966), raised, and introduced by Maurice Hall, Bridgewater, MA. Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" deep, with 6 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 65A (Amaranth Rose) with dorsal Red Group 45B spotting. Truss 6" x 6", ball-shaped with 10 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 6-7" x 3", elliptic, apiculate, rounded to somewhat cordate, glabrous, somewhat glossy, Green Group 137B. Plant broad, branching well, 5' tall x 7' wide in 12 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -15 F.
FLICKER: ('Umpqua Chief' x R. elliottii 'War Paint') x 'Fawn'. Cross (1949) and raised by Del W. James until 1963 when donated to Hendricks Park, Eugene, OR. Named and registered by Ray James. Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 1" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Delft Rose o20 (H.C.C.) with considerable, yet quite inconspicuous, spotting, slightly darker than o20, in dorsal 3 lobe sector. Calyx ⅛", green. Truss 8" across x 7" high, dome-shaped, with 10-12 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 5-5" x 1-1⅞", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, flat, glabrous, Ivy Green ooo1060/3. Plant upright, branching well, 10' tall x 8' wide in 28 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -10 F.
FLIRT: 'Britannia' x R. yakushimanum ' Koichiro Wada'. Cross (1968), raised, and introduced (1975) by James A. Elliott, Astoria, OR. Buds Rose Red 724 (H.C.C.). Flowers openly campanulate, 3" across x 1" long, with 5, wavy lobes, 724/3 with white throat and narrow 724 stripe down back of each lobe from margin; with age color fades and white of throat extends to about length of lobes. Calyx minute, 724/3. Truss 6" x 6", ball-shaped, lax, with 9-12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 3 years, 4" x 1", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, flat, glabrous, glossy, Spinach Green o960, with medium amount of plastered, Naples Yellow 403/2 indumentum. Plant broad, rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well, 3' tall x 4' wide in 10 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 10 F.
JACK A. SAND: A deciduous azalea. ('Homebush' x 'Cecile') F2. Original cross of 'Homebush' x 'Cecile' made by Dean Wood. Flat of seedlings purchased and raised by Jack Sand. Evelyn Sand (mother) in 1970 crossed 2 siblings, selected, and named this hybrid. Purchased (1979), registered, and introduced by John E. Eichelser, Olympia, WA. Buds Red Group 43C (Scarlet). Flowers of good substance, tubular funnel-shaped, with 5 frilled lobes + petaloid stamens (double), very fragrant, a pink-yellow and white bicolor; shading from Red Group 55A (Neyron Rose) at outer edges of lobes to Red Group 36A (Orient Pink) toward throat and with Yellow Orange Group 17A blotch in dorsal 2 lobe sector of throat, many petaloid stamens Yellow Group 12D (Aureolin) to white when flower is fully open; reverse 55A. Calyx ", Yellow Green Group 145A. No stamens. Truss 6" across x 4" high, dome-shaped, with 12-18 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 4" x 1⅜", narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, mucronate, cuneate, glossy, somewhat bullate, light green, margin ciliate, under surface veins and midrib hairy (visible with lens), new growth bronze to green, purple in fall. Plant upright, branching well, 3' tall x 2' wide in 7-8 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardiness untested.
JENNY LIND : Parentage is uncertain. An A.R.S. Check List card completed by the breeder in 1967 lists 'Loder's White' x 'Vulcan'. Record given to raiser by breeder about the same time lists 'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague' x "Larson's White". (This possible H. L. Larson hybrid cannot now be identified by Larson.) Cross (in early 1950's) and named (1967) by C. S. Seabrook. Raised from seedling stage by Joseph Pandrea, Tacoma, WA. Introduced (1967) by breeder but not distributed. Described, registered, and to be distributed by Bernard R. Jarvis, Graham, WA. Buds Red Group 53A (Cardinal Red). Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, open Red Group 55C (Neyron Rose) with Orange Group 29C (Carrot Red) dorsal flair, edging 53D, reverse 53C; corolla fades to Orange White Group 159D in about 2 weeks. Truss 9" across x 7" high, ball- to dome-shaped, with 15-17 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 4-6" x, 1-2", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, quite boat-shaped, glabrous, Green Group 137A, unlike 'Vulcan' but near 'Jean Marie' and/or 'Loder's White'. Plant broad, rounded, branching moderately, 6' tall x 8' wide in 25 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 0 F. Plant during blooming time provides a rather unusual effect of near white older trusses mixed with startling trusses of red flowers that have opened later.
JOHNNY BENDER: 'The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague' x 'Indiana'. Cross (c. 1960), raised, and named by C. S. Seabrook. Described and registered by Mrs. C. S. Seabrook, Fircrest, WA. Introduced (1976) by John E. Eichelser, Olympia, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, fragrant, Currant Red 821/1 (H.C.C.) with red to black spotting in dorsal lobe sector extending somewhat on adjacent lobes. Calyx ⅝", pink to green. Truss 6" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 5-8 flowers. Leaves held 3-4 years, 5-7" x 2-2", near narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, acute, cuneate to slightly cordate, concave, dull, dark green, with light amount of inconspicuous, light tan, patchy indumentum that is easily rubbed off. Plant upright, branching well, 8' tall x 4' wide in 18 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 5 F.
JOSEPHINE V. CARY: 'Goldsworth Yellow' x (R. brachycarpum x 'Mrs. P. den Ouden'). Cross (1969), raised, and introduced by Edward A. Cary, Shrewsbury, MA. Buds Red Group 55B. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 5 cm. across x 3 cm. long, with 5 frilled lobes, Red Purple Group 62D with heavy Greyed Orange Group 168C spotting in dorsal lobe sector. Calyx 2 mm. Truss 15 cm. x 15 cm., ball-shaped, with 12 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 9-10 cm. x 3-4 cm., narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, cuneate to slightly rounded, glabrous, dull, Yellow Green Group 146A, with colorless, very sparse indumentum (visible only with lens). Plant broad, branching well, 50 cm. tall x 70 cm. wide in 9 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -15 F.
JUNCO: ('Tumalo' x 'Fawn') x 'Tumalo'. Cross (1955) and raised by Del W. James until 1963 when donated to Hendricks Park, Eugene, OR. Named and registered by Ray James. Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2" long, with 7 evenly rounded lobes, very fragrant, white. Calyx 1-2", light green. Truss 6" x 6", flat, with 6-8 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 5" x 2", narrowly obovate to oblanceolate, mucronate, cuneate to rounded, concave, glabrous, Ivy Green ooo1060/3 (H.C.C.). Plant broad, branching well, 6' tall x 7' wide in 22 years. Blooms late April, early May. Hardy to at least -12 F.
MARTIN'S PRIDE: 'Blue Peter' x ('Purple Splendour' x 'Trilby'). Cross (c. 1964) and raised by Martin Wapler. Named and introduced by Del Loucks, Del's Lane County Nursery, Eugene, OR. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, with 5 very wavy lobes, strong reddish purple 10 P 4/10 (Nickerson) with light spotting strong yellowish brown 10 YR 5/6. Calyx negligible, green. Truss 5" x 5", dome-shaped, with 12-15 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2-3 years, 4" x 1", narrowly elliptic to near oblong, acute, cuneate, glabrous, deep green. Plant broad, rounded, branching well, 4' x 4' in 6 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
MORRIS GOLD: A deciduous azalea. R. japonicum x R. luteum. Cross (1936) by Dr. Henry T. Skinner at Cornell University. Raised and introduced by Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA. Buds Lemon Yellow 4/1 (H.C.C.). Flowers narrow, tubular funnel-shaped, 5 cm. across x 5 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes, fragrant, Lemon Yellow 4/2 with Cadmium Orange 8 blotch. Calyx 3 mm., Scheeles Green 860/3. Truss 13 cm. across x 8 cm. high, flat, with 15 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 6.4 cm. x 3.1 cm., elliptic, acute, cuneate, Scheeles Green 860, hairy on both surfaces, fall color not outstanding. Plant upright, branching well with stiff branches, 8' tall x 6' wide in 43 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -10 F. This azalea is a vigorous and durable grower, is highly stoloniferous, and is easy to root from cuttings.
NORLEN : 'Mars' x R. yakushimanum. Cross (1968), raised, and introduced by Maurice Hall, Bridgewater, MA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 5 frilled lobes, Red Group 38B (Azalea Pink) with peppermint stripes down centers of lobes when first opened, fades to white. Anthers conspicuously colored. Truss 5" across x 6" high, ball-shaped, with 20 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 3 years, 6" x 2", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, cuneate to rounded, convex, somewhat glossy. Green Group 1378 with moderate amount of indumentum Greyed Yellow Group 160B aging to Greyed Orange Group 164B. Plant broad, branching well, 5' x 5' in 10 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -20 F.
PATRICIA LEE: (R. macabeanum x 'Loderi King George') x 'Crest'. Cross (1965) by Carl H. Phetteplace, M.D. From A.R.S. Seed Exchange #302, 1966. Raised and introduced (1976) by Robert C. Sparks, Shelton, WA. Buds pale reddish-yellow. Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 3" across x 2" long, with 7 wavy lobes, fragrant, Yellow Group 2C to having greenish-yellow cast. Calyx minute. Truss 7" across x 5" high, flat to lax, with 10 flowers. Leaves held 1 year, 3-4"' x 1-2", elliptic to narrowly obovate, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, Moss Green, petioles yellow. Plant broad, semi-dwarf, branching well, with arching branches, 2' tall x 5' wide in 13 years. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -5 F.
RAE'S DELIGHT: R. degronianum selection. A. E. (1956). Seed probably c. w. in Japan in mid-1940's; collector unknown. Raised by Mrs. A. C. U. Berry. Among 3 plants of the species donated by Mrs. Berry to the A.R.S. Test Garden, Portland, OR., 12/19/50. First flowered after 1950 and distributed by the A.R.S. in 1958. Now described by Thomas J. McGuire and registered by the Crystal Springs Garden Committee, Portland Chapter, A.R.S. Pictured on cover of Quart. Bulletin A.R.S., 10:3 (July 1956) and on p. 88, 12:2 (April 1958); described 10:3, pp. 136-7-8, 149. Buds Red Purple Group 60D. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 5 cm. across x 3-3 cm. long, with 5-7 (usually 5), wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 68C (Roseine Purple) to 69A in throat and with deeper colored veins and very few, faint, dorsal, small, dark red spots, reverse 68B with darker stripes down center of lobes. Calyx minute, pink, tan. Truss 12 cm. across x 8 cm. high, dome-shaped, somewhat open, with 12 flowers. Leaves held 3 years, 6-13 cm. x 1-2 cm., narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, apiculate, cuneate, convex, glabrous at maturity, glossy, Yellow Green Group 146A, with heavy indumentum on new leaves Greyed Orange Group 164 B-C; on mature leaves indumentum is Grey Brown Group 199C with undertone of Greyed Orange Group 16 5C; new growth with grey brown tomentum. Plant compact, broad, rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well, 2' tall x 5' wide in 35 years. Blooms in late March, early April. Hardy to at least -5 F.
RASPBERRY SHERBET: 'Mars' x R. catawbiense 'Catanea'. Cross (1966), raised, and introduced (1977) by Walter J. Blyskal, Spring Valley, NY. Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 7 cm. x 7 cm., with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Spiraea Red o25/1 (H.C.C.) with 2 cm. greyed white blotch in dorsal lobe sector. Calyx green. Truss 17.7 cm. across x 16.5 cm. high, conical, with 16-18 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 13.5 cm. x 5 cm., narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, cuneate, flat, glabrous, dull, Scheeles Green 860. Plant upright, branching moderately 2.1 m. tall x 1.5 m. wide in 12 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -15 F.
ROBERT VERNE: 'Marinus Koster' x 'Pilgrim'. Cross (1963), raised, and introduced by Sigrid Laxdall, Bellingham, WA. Buds Tyrian Rose 24/1 (H.C.C.). Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 3" long, with 5 wavy to frilled lobes, 24/2, with bright maroon potting (1" wide x 1" long), reverse 24/1. Calyx ⅜", red. Truss 7" across x 8" tall, conical, with 11 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 8" x 3", oblanceolate, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, dark green. Plant upright, branching moderately, 5' tall x 3' wide in 15 years (for plant grown in shade; would be much more compact in sun). Blooms in early June. Hardy to at least 10 F.
SASHA: 'Blue Peter' x [R. fortunei x (R. wardii x R. dichroanthum)] Hardgrove, Planting Fields (#H58-6). Cross (1967), raised, and introduced by Alfred A. Raustein, Holbrook, NY. Buds Red Purple Group 68A (Roseine Purple). Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 5 wavy lobes, white, shaded to Red Purple Group 73A, wide, irregular, lobe edging, and with minor, dorsal, Yellow Group 7A blotch and spotting; reverse shaded 73A. Calyx ⅛", Yellow Green Group 145B. Truss 6" across x 5" high, dome-shaped, with 14 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 5" x 2", elliptic, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137B. Plant rounded, branching well, 32" x 32" in 10 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -8 F.
SHERILL. 'Fawn' x 'Jalisco' (Hanger). Cross (1959) and raised by Del W. James until 1963 when donated to Hendricks Park, Eugene, OR. Named and registered by Ray James. Buds Barium Yellow 503 (H.C.C.). Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 6" across x 3" long, with 7 wavy lobes, very fragrant, Barium Yellow 503/2 with " Currant Red 821 blotch in dorsal throat. Calyx ⅛", green. Truss 12" across x 8" high, tall, with 10-12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 3 years, 9" x 3", oblanceolate, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Ivy Green ooo1060/3. Plant upright, branching well, 10' tall x 8' wide in 20 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -10 F.
STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM: 'Goldsworth Yellow' x (R. brachycarpum x 'Mrs. P. den Ouden'). Cross (1969), raised, and introduced by Edward A. Cary, Shrewsbury, MA. Buds Red Group 55A. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4 cm. across x 3 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes, opens 55A (Neyron Rose), fades to Yellow Group 11 D (Empire Yellow) with Greyed Orange Group 165C speckling in dorsal lobe sector, reverse Red Group 55C when flower first opens (shows through corolla). Calyx 2 mm., 55B. Truss 11 cm. across x 10 cm. high, ball-shaped, with 12 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 8-10 cm. x 3-4 cm., narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, rounded to slightly cordate and/or oblique, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 146A, with colorless, very sparse indumentum (visible only with lens). Plant rounded, branching well, 75 cm. tall x 65 cm. wide in 9 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -15 F.
SUZY BELL: 'Camich' x 'Elizabeth'. Cross (1957) by Joseph Gable and Henry Yates. Raised by Henry Yates. Introduced (in mid to late 1960's) by Henry Yates and Gable Nursery. Originally called Tinker Bell (now a synonym) by Yates. Renamed, described, and registered by Maletta Yates, Frostburg, MD. Flowers openly campanulate, 2" across x 1⅞" long, with 5 slightly wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 57A (Tyrian Purple), with no markings. Calyx negligible, green. Truss 4" across x 3" high, lax, with 7-9 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 2⅞-3" x 1⅛-1 ", almost narrowly obovate to nearly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous when mature, slightly hairy when young, Green Group 139A, with slight, brown indumentum; new growth bronze with tan tomentum. Plant broad, rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well with arching branches, 28" tall x 52" wide in 22 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -8 F.
WILLIAM P. CARY: 'Goldsworth Yellow' x (R. brachycarpum x 'Mrs. P. den Ouden'). Cross (1969), raised, and introduced by Edward A. Cary, Shrewsbury, MA. Buds pink. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 5 cm. across x 3 cm. long, with 5, evenly rounded lobes, Yellow Group 11 D (Empire Yellow) with considerable Yellow Green Group 154A-C spotting in dorsal lobe sector and some pink shading, mostly on lobe reverse. Calyx 3 mm. Truss 11 cm. x 11 cm., ball-shaped, with 16 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 8-10 cm. x 3-4 cm., narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, cuneate to slightly rounded, glabrous, somewhat dull, Yellow Green Group 146A, with very sparse, colorless indumentum (visible only with lens). Plant rounded, branching well, 60 cm. x 60 cm. in 9 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -15 F.


Volume 34, Number 1
Winter 1980

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