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Volume 34, Number 2
Spring 1980

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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, 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.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND: A Dexter hybrid. Reputedly a hybrid of the Fortunei subseries. Cross (before 1943) and raised by Charles O. Dexter, Shawme Farm (now Heritage Plantation), Sandwich, MA. Grown by Mrs. Henry Ross at Ross Estate, Brewster, NY. Introduced (1959) by William Efinger. Named, described, and registered by The 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: Ross AAA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 7 wavy lobes, light purplish pink 5RP 8/5 (Nickerson) with no markings. Calyx negligible, green. Truss 4" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 16 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 5" x 1", lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, obtuse, cuneate, flat, glabrous, moderate yellow green 5GY 5/6. Plant upright, rounded, branching well, 10' tall x 9' wide in 20 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -10 F.
BAREFIELD'S BEST GIRL: 'Anna' x possibly ('Peter Koster' [Dutch clone] x 'Loderi'). Cross (1958) and raised by Grady E. Barefield. Introduced (1978) by Mary W. Barefield, Seattle, WA. Flowers of heavy substance, open-funnel-campanulate, 4" x 4", with 5-7 wavy lobes, fragrant, Red Group 56C with Greyed Purple Group 187A stain at base of throat (heaviest on dorsal half), shading to Red Group 46B at outer edges and with 46B peripheral spots in dorsal lobe sector; reverse Red Group 55B. Calyx ⅛", Red Group 46A. Truss 7⅝" across x 8" high, tall, with 15 flowers. Leaves held 4-5 years, 9" x 2", narrowly elliptic, acute with apiculus, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 137A. New growth bronze. Plant upright, branching moderately, 9' tall x 7' wide in 18 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 8 F. 
BAREFIELD'S BRIDGET: 'Anna' x ('Lodauric' x 'Fabia'). Cross (1959) and raised by Grady E. Barefield. Introduced (1978) by Mary W. Barefield, Seattle, WA. Buds Red Group 53D. Flowers of heavy substance, tubular funnel-shaped, 4" across x 3" long, with 5 wavy lobes, fragrant, Red Group 49C (Venetian Pink), flushed 49B, with Red Group 53A (Cardinal Red) basal blotch and peripheral spotting, both most prominent in dorsal 3 lobe sector, reverse 52C (Carmine Rose). Calyx ⅝", distinctly lobed, Red Group 52C; inside 53A. Truss 7" across x 7" high, dome-shaped, one-sided, with 14-16 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2-3 years, 7" x 2", narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblong, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 137A. Plant broad, branching well, 5' tall x 6' wide in 17 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 10 F.
BAREFIELD'S GRANDDAUGHTER: 'Vulcan' x 'Dot'. Cross (1958) and raised by Grady E. Barefield. Introduced (1975) by Mary W. Barefield, Seattle, WA. Buds Red Purple Group 57A (Tyrian Purple). Flowers near openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Red Purple Group 62A (Rhodamine Pink) shading to 58B (Rose Red) edging; reverse 58B. Calyx ⅛", green. Truss 7" across x 8" high, tall, with 14-21 flowers. Leaves held 3 years, 6" x 1⅝", narrowly oblong, acute, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant broad, branching well, 6' x 6' in 18 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 8 F. 
BAREFIELD'S LIZA: 'Anna' x [Tudelu x (R. lacteum x 'Loderi')]. Cross (1957) and raised by Grady E. Barefield. Introduced 1978) by Mary W. Barefield, Seattle, WA. Buds Red Group 55A (Neyron Rose). Flowers of heavy substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 5" across x 3" long, with 5-7 wavy lobes, Red Group 55C at lobe edge to 56C at center and with Red Purple Group 59A (Ruby Red) to Red Group 46A (Currant Red) stain and some spotting deep in throat; reverse Red Group 55A. Calyx minute, green. Truss 8" across x 6" high, conical, with 13-16 flowers. Leaves held 3 years, 8" x 2", lanceolate, apiculate, rounded, undulate, glabrous, Green Group 137A. New growth bronze. Plant upright, branching well, with arching branches, 8' tall x 6' wide in 18 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 8 F. 
BAREFIELD'S P. LEE: 'Earl of Athlone' x 'Mrs. Betty Robertson'. Cross (1958) and raised by Grady E. Barefield. Introduced (1978) by Mary W. Barefield, Seattle, WA, Buds Red Purple Group 58C. Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 3" x 3", with 5 wavy to slightly frilled lobes, Red Group 55D with ", Red Purple Group 58C edging to lobes, Calyx - ⅜", Red Purple- Group 58D. Truss 7" across x 6" high, ball-shaped, with 14 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 6" x 2⅜", narrowly oblong, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant broad, branching well, 4' tall x 6' wide in 18 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 8 F.
FESTIVE FEAST: A Dexter Hybrid. Reputedly a hybrid of the Fortunei subseries. Cross (before 1943) and raised by Charles O. Dexter, Shawme Farm (now Heritage Plantation), Sandwich, MA. Grown by Mrs. Henry Ross at Ross Estate, Brewster, NY. introduced (c. 1959) by William Efinger. Named by Dr. John C. Wister. Described by Gertrude S. Wister. Registered by The 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: Ross FF. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" wide x 2" long, with 7 wavy lobes, very fragrant, light purplish pink 5RP 8/5 (Nickerson) with no markings. Calyx minute, yellow green. Truss 6" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 10 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 4" x 1", near elliptic (some narrowly lanceolate), apiculate, rounded, flat, glabrous, moderate yellow green 5GY 5/6. Plant rounded, branching well, 8' x 8' in 20 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least  -10 F.
JOHN C. WHITE: 'Vulcan' x R. fortunei (Gable form). Cross (1969) by George W. Ring. Raised from young seedling and introduced (1978) by Cola and Mrs. R. H. Goodrich, Vienna, VA. Buds Red Group 55A (Neyron Rose). Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, with 6 wavy lobes, with " Red Group 55B edging blending through 55C & D to Orange Group 29C and Orange Red Group 31 C i n throat, with faint 55B rays; reverse 55A. The main appeal of the flowers is a "frosty" appearance. Calyx ", yellow Green Group 145C. Truss 6" across x 5" tall, dome-shaped, with 12-13 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 6" x 2", between narrowly elliptic and elliptic, acute to slightly apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A, flat. Plant upright, broad, branching well, 5' tall x 6' wide in 10 years. Blooms in late April, early May. Hardy to at least -10 F.
JUDY SPILLANE: R. maximum x Dexter #201. Cross (1958) by Dr. John C. Wister at The John J. Tyler Arboretum, Lima, PA, where the plant was raised, described, introduced, (1972), and registered. Synonym: Swarthmore 58-333A. Pictured and described in ARS Quarterly Bulletin Vol. 32, No. 3, 1978, p. 170, 158. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 5 wavy lobes, fragrant, light purplish pink 2.5 RP 8/5 (Nickerson) paling to center, with " across x ", prominent blotch of strong greenish yellow 7.5Y 7/9 spotting in dorsal 3 lobe sector. Calyx minute, bright green. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 14 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves flat, held 2-4 years, 4 - 6" x 2-3", elliptic (slightly narrowly obovate), obtuse yet acute, cuneate to oblique, glabrous, moderate olive green 7.5 GY 4/4. Plant rounded, branching well, 8' tall x 7' wide in 20 years. Foliage is very dense. Blooms early to mid-June. Hardy to at least -5 F.
LADY OF JUNE: A Dexter Hybrid. 'Lady Eleanor Cathcart' x R. decorum. Cross (before 1943) by Charles O. Dexter. Grown (after 1945), introduced, and registered by the Arthur H. Scott Horticultural Foundation, Swarthmore, PA. Named by Dr. John C. Wister. Described by Gertrude S. Wister. Detailed historical information and picture may be found in Hybrids and Hybridizers, Rhododendrons and Azaleas for Eastern North America, Edited by Livingston and West, 1978. Synonym: Sw. 12506-5. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, strong purplish pink 5RP 7/9 (Nickerson) fading to light purplish pink 5RP 8/5, with distinct, medium spots, strong greenish yellow 10Y 8/11 on dorsal lobe. Calyx ", near white. Truss 4" across x 5" high, ball-to-dome shaped, with 16 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 6-9" x 2-3", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate to slightly oblique, dull, moderate olive green, arching, with somewhat wavy margins, with medium amount appressed, reddish-brown indumentum. New growth hoary; later brownish, scurfy. Both floral and leaf buds have a few small, leafy scales not tight to bud. Plant upright, broad, branching well, 15' tall x 20' wide in 36+ years. Blooms in mid-June. Hardy to at least -5  F.
LIZA'S YELLOW: (R. decorum x R. discolor) x unknown. Cross (1959) and raised by Grady E. Barefield. Introduced (1978) by Mary W. Barefield, Seattle, WA. Buds Red Group 37A. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 4" x 4", with 6-7 wavy lobes, slightly fragrant, Yellow Orange Group 16C (Buttercup Yellow) fading to 19C (Indian Yellow) at edging, Orange Red Group 33B (Fire Red) at base of throat and flecks in dorsal lobe sector; reverse with Red Group 33D (Shrimp Red) flush. Calyx -1", fluted, Yellow Group 11 B (Naples Yellow) with Orange Red Group 33B blotch. Truss 7" across x 5" high, dome-shaped, with 12 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 6" x 2", narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 139A. New growth bronze. Plant semi-dwarf, rounded, branching well with arching branches, 3' tall x 3' wide in 17 years. Blooms in early June. Hardy to at least 8 F.
LOIS : R. pemakoense x R. racemosum. Cross (1955), raised, and introduced (1962) by Harold E. Greer, Greer Gardens, Eugene, OR. Flowers funnel-shaped, " across x 1" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, lighter than moderate purplish pink 10 P 7/7 (Nickerson). Calyx very tiny, pink. Terminal flower cluster ball-shaped, 2-2" x 2-2", composed of 2-5 trusses, each 2-3-flowered. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 1" x ", lanceolate, mucronate, cuneate, light tan scaly (with lens), medium green, under surface with inconspicuous, small, closely-spaced, light tan scales. Plant dwarf, branching well, 1' tall x 1' wide in 10 years. Blooms in March, April. Hardy to at least 10 F.
OZ: 'Catawbiense Album' x 'Fabia'. Cross by Halfdan Lem. Raised from seedling or rooted cutting by Grady E. Barefield. Introduced (1975) by Mary W. Barefield, Seattle, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1⅝" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes. Red Group 52C-D (Carmine Rose) at lobe edges, shading through Yellow Orange Group 14C (Lemon Yellow) to Yellow Group 11 C (Naples Yellow) in center of lobes and throat, with Orange Group 24B - 25B spotting on dorsal lobe. Calyx -", Yellow Group 8D to Yellow Orange Group 14C with spotting as in corolla. Truss 5" across x 3" tall, dome-shaped, with 11-15 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 3-4 years, 4" x 1", narrowly elliptic, acute with apiculus, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137B. Plant rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well, 5' x 5' in 18 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 8 F.
PINK FLUFF: R. racemosum x R. davidsonianum. Cross (1961), raised, and introduced (1969) by Harold E. Greer, Greer Gardens, Eugene, OR. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 1" across x 1" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, slightly darker than deep purplish pink 7.5 R P 6/12 (Nickerson). Calyx minute, pink. Terminal flower cluster ball-shaped, 3-3" across x 2-2" high, composed of 2-6 trusses, each 2-3-flowered. Leaves held 1 year, 1" x ", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, medium green, under surface with obvious, moderately to closely spaced, moderate size, reddish brown scales. Plant upright, semi-dwarf, branching moderately, 4' tall x 3' wide in 15 years. Blooms in early April. Hardy to at least 5 F.
SILVER SWORD: Patent pending. An evergreen azalea. A sport of 'Girard's Rose' discovered and propagated in 1975 and now described by Simon P. Meivogel, Propagator, The Cottage Gardens, Inc., Perry, OH. Named by Bill Hicks. Patented by Meivogel and assigned to The Cottage Gardens. Registered by Deborah Gedeon, The Cottage Gardens. Buds Red Group 53C (Cardinal Red). Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 5-7 wavy lobes, Red Group 53D. Calyx ⅛", Red Group 36C, hairy. Terminal floral cluster 2-5" across x 2-3" high, dome-shaped, with 5-7 trusses, each 2 to 8 flowered. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 1 - 2" x - ", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, irregularly shaped, diversely acuminate, base very acute, glossy, sparsely hairy, Yellow Green Group 147A with white to Greyed Yellow Group 160 B irregular border, under surface hairy; in winter green area of leaves changes to Brown Group 200A (bronze) and the white edging becomes Red Group 37B (pink). Plant upright, broad, branching well, 12-15" x 12-15" in 3 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 0 F. A plant that is quite distinctive because of its variegated leaves. Flower of 'Silver Sword' varies considerably from that of "Girard's Rose'; is a lighter, more vivid pink and does not have a reverse color as that of 'Girard's Rose'; has 5-7 lobes while 'Girard's Rose' has mostly 5; lobe margins more wavy and frilled; flower is slightly smaller than "Girard's Rose', 2" wide x 1" long vs. 2" across x 2" long.
SAGAMORE BRIDGE: A Dexter hybrid. A hybrid of the Fortunei series. Cross (before 1943) and raised by Charles O. Dexter, Shawme Farm (now Heritage Plantation), Sandwich, MA. Named by Wister and Howard. Described by Gertrude S. Wister. Introduced (1950 or before) as Dexter #180 (Synonym) and later under name by the Arthur H. Scott Horticultural Foundation, Swarthmore, PA. Registered by the Scott Foundation. Detailed historical information may be found in Hybrids and Hybridizers, Rhododendrons and Azaleas for Eastern North America, Edited by Livingston and West, 1978. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 4" x 4", with 7 wavy lobes, strong purplish pink 5RP 719 (Nickerson) with dull yellow flush at base of throat and faint greenish yellow, diffused spots in dorsal lobe sector (browning toward center),. Calyx ", green, edged pink. Truss 8" across x 7" high, ball-shaped, with 14 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, almost flat, narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute with apiculus, cuneate to slightly rounded, glabrous, moderate olive green 2.5 GY 413. Plant broad, rounded, branching well, 8' tall x 6' wide in 16 years. Blooms in mid May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
WAREHAM : A Dexter hybrid. Reputedly a hybrid of the Fortunei subseries. Cross (before 1943) by Charles O. Dexter. Raised by Dexter at Shawme Farm (now Heritage Plantation), Sandwich, MA, and by Rathbun Willard, N. Scituate, RI, (from c. 1940). Grown (c. 1955) and introduced (c. 1959) by James S. Wells, Red Bank, NJ. Named by Dr. John C. Wister. Described by Gertrude S. Wister. Registered by The John J. Tyler Arboretum, Lima, PA. Synonym: Willard #1. Detailed historical information may be found in Hybrids and Hybridizers, Rhododendrons and Azaleas for Eastern North America, Edited by Livingston and West, 1978. Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 6-7 wavy lobes, fragrant, strong to light purplish pink 5 RP 719 - 815 (Nickerson) with faint strong greenish yellow 10Y 8111 spotting in dorsal 3 lobe sector. Calyx ", pale green. Truss 6" across x 6" high, ball-shaped, with 13 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 5" x 2", flat, elliptic, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, moderate olive green. Plant upright, rounded, branching well, 7' x 7' in 21 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
WHITTENTON : A Dexter hybrid. Reputedly a hybrid of the Fortunei subseries. Cross (before 1943) by Charles O. Dexter. Raised by Dexter at Shawme Farm (now Heritage Plantation), Sandwich, MA, and by Rathbun Willard, N. Scituate, R l, (from c. 1940), Grown (c. 1955) and introduced (c. 1959) by James S. Wells, Red Bank, NJ. Named by Dr. John C. Wister. Described by Gertrude S. Wister. Registered by The John J. Tyler Arboretum, Lima, PA. Synonym: Willard #5. Detailed historical information may be found in Hybrids and Hybridizers, Rhododendrons and Azaleas for Eastern North America, Edited by Livingston and West, 1978. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5-7 evenly rounded lobes, very fragrant, pale purplish pink 7.5 RP 9/2 (Nickerson) with 2 areas of greenish-yellow glow in throat of dorsal lobe sector. Calyx minute, light green. Truss 4" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 10 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held about 2 years, 4" x 2", elliptic to obovate, mucronate, rounded (slightly cordate), flat, glabrous, moderate olive green 2.5YG 413. Plant upright, rounded, branching well, 8' tall x 10' wide in 19 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
WIANNO. A Dexter hybrid. Reputedly a hybrid of the Fortunei subseries. Cross (before 1943) by Charles O. Dexter. Raised by Dexter at Shawme Farm (now Heritage Plantation), Sandwich, MA, and by Rathbun Willard, N. Scituate, RI, (from c. 1940). Grown (c. 1955) and introduced (c. 1959) by James S. Wells, Red Bank, NJ. Named by Wister and Howard. Described by Gertrude S. Wister. Registered by The John J. Tyler Arboretum, Lima, PA. Synonym: Willard #7. Detailed historical information may be found in Hybrids and Hybridizers, Rhododendrons and Azaleas for Eastern North America, Edited by Livingston and West, 1978. Buds strong reddish purple 10P 5/10 (Nickerson). Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 7 wavy lobes, moderate purplish pink 10P 7 / 7 to light reddish purple 10P 6/9 with inconspicuous pale yellow green 5GY 8/8 spotting in dorsal lobe sector. Calyx minute, green. Truss 5" across x 5" tall, ball-shaped, with 8-10 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held about 2 years, 4 - 5" x 1 - 2", elliptic to slightly narrowly obovate, apiculate, cuneate to rounded, flat, glabrous, moderate olive green 5GY 4/3, rather thin. Plant broad, rounded, branching well, 7' tall x 9' wide in 19 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
WILLARD: A Dexter hybrid. Reputedly a hybrid of the Fortunei subseries. Cross (before 1943) by Charles O. Dexter. Raised by Dexter at Shawme Farm (now Heritage Plantation), Sandwich, MA, and by Rathbun Willard, N. Scituate, RI, (from c. 1940), Grown (c. 1955) and introduced (c. 1959) by James S. Wells, Red Bank, NJ. Named by Wister and Howard. Described by Gertrude S. Wister, Registered by The John J. Tyler Arboretum, Lima, PA. Synonym: Willard #2. Detailed historical information may be found in Hybrids and Hybridizers, Rhododendrons and Azaleas for Eastern North America, Edited by Livingston and West, 1978. Flowers tubular funnel shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 7 wavy lobes, fragrant, strong purplish red 7.5 RP 5/12 (Nickerson), paling in the throat, deep purplish pink 7.5 RP 6/12, faint, spotting in dorsal lobe sector. Calyx minute, green. Truss 6" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, flat, 4 - 5" x 2 - 2", elliptic, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, moderate yellow green 5GY 5/6. Plant broad, rounded, branching well, 7' tall x 10' wide in 19 years. Blooms in mid May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
WINNECONNET: A Dexter hybrid. A hybrid of the Fortunei series. Cross (before. 1943) by Charles O. Dexter. Raised by Dexter at Shawme Farm (now Heritage Plantation), Sandwich, MA, and by Rathbun Willard, N. Scituate, RI, (from c. 1940). Grown (c. 1955) and introduced (c. 1959) by James S. Wells, Red Bank, NJ. Named by Wister and Howard. Described by Gertrude S. Wister. Registered by The John J. Tyler Arboretum, Lima, PA. Synonym: Willard #8. Detailed historical information may be found in Hybrids and Hybridizers, Rhododendrons and Azaleas for Eastern North America, Edited by Livingston and West, 1978. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 7 wavy lobes, very fragrant, pale purplish pink 7.5 RP 9 / 2 (Nickerson) deepening to light purplish pink 7.5 RP 8/5 at lobe edges and with faint yellow green glow in throat, paler than 2.5 GY 9/8. Calyx minute, light green. Truss 4" x 4", ball-shaped, with 10 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 4 - 5 " x 2 - 2", flat, elliptic to oblanceolate, mucronate, cuneate to rounded, glabrous, moderate olive green. Plant broad, branching well, 7' tall x 10' wide in 19 years. Blooms in mid May. Hardy to at least -5 F.

NOTES: It has been determined that Edward A. Cary's plant, thought to be R. metternichii, is in fact R. brachycarpum. Thus, pedigrees of his two hybrids described in the Quarterly Bulletin, A.R.S., 28:2 (April 1974) should be: 'Ethel V. Cary' : (R. brachycarpum x 'Mrs. Chas. S. Sargent') self.  'Rowland P. Cary': R. brachycarpum x 'Van der Hoop'.
As is Soulangiana (Magnolia) often misspelled Soulangeana, the Indian azalea name is properly spelled 'Vervaeneana', not Vervaeneana or Vervaenena.
'Dexter's Giant Red' has been distributed as Dexter's Big Red and thus this latter name should be considered a synonym.


Volume 34, Number 2
Spring 1980

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