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Volume 35, Number 1
Winter 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.

ADELE'S PINK: R. maximum x ('Azor' x unknown (a Del James Cross)). Cross (1961), raised, and introduced by William M. Fetterhoff, Gibsonia, PA. Buds deep rose pink. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 6.5 cm. across x 4 cm. long, with 6 evenly rounded to wavy lobes, lobes Red Group 55B (Neyron Rose) shading to creamy white in lobe centers and in throat, with 1.5 cm. x 2.5 cm. blotch of dense spotting in dorsal lobe sector, Greyed Orange Group 177A to 174A shaded to Greyed Red Group 179A in center on all yellow background, green stain deep in throat, reverse pink. Calyx negligible. Truss 12 cm. across x 18 cm. high, dome-shaped to tall, with 14-16 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 9-13 cm. x 3-4.5 cm., narrowly elliptic, cuneate, apiculate, flat, glabrous, dull, Yellow Green Group 147B, under surface with sparse, appressed, colorless hairs visible only with lens. Plant upright, broad, branching moderately, 4' x 4' in 19 years. Blooms early to mid-June. Hardy to at least -15 F.
ARTHUR JOHN HOLDEN: unnamed salmon colored seedling of unknown parents (seed from F. W. Schumacher Co., Sandwich, MA) x 'Purple Splendour'. Cross (1968) and introduced by Paul Holden, Harstine Island Nursery, Shelton, WA. Raised by Mrs. A. J. Holden. Described by Carol Amelia Graf. Buds Red Purple Group 64A (Ruby Red). Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, with 5 frilled lobes, Red Purple Group 64C (Magenta Rose) with " 64B edging, throat 64C with Orange Red Group 33C (Shrimp Red), with Greyed Purple Group 187A spotting in dorsal lobe sector and partly on adjacent 2 lobes, reverse Red Purple Group 71 B. Calyx ⅛", Green Group 143B. Truss 5" across x 4" tall, ball-shaped, with 13-15 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 5" x 2", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, mucronate, rounded, margins undulate, glabrous, glossy, near Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant upright, broad, branching well, 2" tall x 3' wide in 11 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
BEN VELTRI : 'Witch Doctor' x 'Starfish'. Cross (1969) and introduced by Paul Holden, Harstine Island Nursery, Shelton, WA. Raised by Mrs. A. J. Holden. Described by Carol Amelia Graf. Buds Red Purple Group 58B (Rose Red). Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 2" across x 1" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 58C with Greyed Orange Group 169B spotting in mid-portion of each lobe, heaviest on dorsal lobe. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes "-1⅛", Red Purple Group 58C with irregular white patches. Truss 6" across x 4" tall, somewhat lax, with 15-20 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 3 years, 4"x 1", elliptic to narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, slightly revolute, glabrous, dull, Yellow Green Group 147A, with very light, easily rubbed off, Greyed Orange Group 166B indumentum on new leaves, not present on mature leaves. Plant broad, semi-dwarf, branching well, 2' tall x 2' wide in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
BLUE RIDGE: 'Russautinii' x R. augustinii (Gable selection). Cross (1966), raised, and registered by Russell and Velma Haag, Brevard, NC. Introduced (1975) by Ted Richardson. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 1⅞" across x 1" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, slightly fragrant, Campanula Violet 3 7 (H.C.C.) fading to 37/2, throat Mauvette 537, reverse of corolla darker. Calyx ⅛", Lettuce Green 861/2. Truss 3" across x 2" high, dome-shaped, with 4-5 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 1" x", elliptic, acute with apiculus, cuneate, tips down-turned, Leek Green ooo858, with dorsal scales and under surface with medium size, moderately spaced, colorless through tan to golden brown scales. Petioles and new stems with visible, golden brown scales. Foliage fragrant, especially when crushed. Plant semi-dwarf, rounded, branching well, 27" tall x 24" wide in 12 years. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least -12 F. Plant and flower are similar to 'Blue Diamond'. Does well in the registrants' area (S.E., U.S.A.), however, where 'Blue Diamond' seldom blooms.
CHRIS: 'Kettledrum' x R. wardii. Cross (1962), raised, and introduced (1976) by William M. Fetterhoff, Gibsonia, PA. Buds Red Purple Group 60B. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 7.5 cm. across x 3.5 cm. long, with 5 evenly rounded to slightly wavy lobes, open Red Purple Group 62B (Phlox Pink) in throat shading to Yellow Group 4D (Primrose Yellow) at lobe edges, with 1.5 cm. x 2.5 cm. Greyed Red Group 180C blotch of spotting in lower dorsal lobe sector, colors fade to 4D with Yellow Green Group 151 B (Citron Green) spotting. Calyx negligible. Truss 15 cm. across x 10 cm. high, dome-shaped, somewhat lax, with 13-15 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 12 cm. x 5 cm., elliptic to lanceolate, acute to apiculate, rounded to slightly oblique, glabrous, very glossy. Yellow Green Group 137B, flat, veins prominent. Plant upright, branching well, 4' tall x 3' wide in 18 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -12 F.
CLEARBRQOK: An open pollinated Everitt Dexter F2. Parents unknown. Seed collected at Everitt Estate in 1944 by George Gillies, who grew the young seedlings. Raised by Arthur H. Scott Horticultural Foundation, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, and Dr. John C. Wister, who named the plant. Described by Gertrude S. Wister. Introduced (c. 1965) and 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. Synonym: Sw. 60R 16. Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 7 wavy lobes, fragrant, deep purplish pink 2.5RP 6/10 (Nickerson) shading to lighter than brilliant greenish yellow 7.5Y 9/8 in throat and with 2 faint, narrow rays in throat at junctions of 3 dorsal lobes, pale yellow green 2.5GY 8/9. (Plant is incorrectly described as "near white" in Hybrids and Hybridizers, last sentence, p. 21 .) Calyx ⅛", light yellow green. Truss 6" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 11 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 4" x 2", elliptic, apiculate to mucronate, cuneate, to rounded, glabrous, moderate yellow green 7.5GY 4/4. Plant broad, rounded, branching well, 8' tall x 12' wide in 35 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5 F. 
CLOUD NINE: (R. fortunei x 'Madonna' (Gable)) x 'Boule de Neige'. Cross (1963), raised, and introduced (1975) by Russell and Velma Haag, Brevard, NC. Buds with edges flushed pink. Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" high, with 7 evenly rounded to wavy lobes, fragrant, white with 1" wide x 1" long, Fern Green, near o862/3 (H.C.C.) blotch with peripheral spotting in dorsal lobe sector. Calyx negligible. Truss 7" across x 5" high, dome-shaped, flat, with 12 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 5-5" x 1", oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate to slightly oblique, flat glabrous, dull, Spinach Green o960. Plant broad, branching moderately, 3' x 3' in 16 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -15  F.
FRED CLARK: R. carolinianum x R. yungningense (R. glomerulatum). Cross (1963), raised, and introduced (1974) by William M. Fetterhoff, Gibsonia, PA. Flowers saucer-shaped, 3.5 cm. x 1.5 cm., with 5 evenly rounded to wavy lobes, Mauve Pink 633/3 (H.C.C.), no markings. Calyx negligible. Stamens and pistil extend past corolla giving feathery, soft appearance. Truss 5-7 cm. across x 4-5 cm. high, ball-shaped, with 4-7 (mostly 5) flowers, rarely 2-3 floral buds at terminal. Floriferous. Leaves held 1 year, 3 cm x 1.5 cm., elliptic, acute to almost mucronate, cuneate, grossly glabrous, somewhat glossy, Spinach Green o960, under surface with scales medium size, adjacent to almost adjacent, dark brown, giving brownish cast to surface, winter foliage light greenish mahogany. Plant semi-dwarf, rounded, branching well, 3' tall x 4' wide in 16 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -15 F.
FRED HOLDEN: 'Prelude' x 'Sappho'. Cross (1969) and introduced by Paul Holden, Harstine Island Nursery, Shelton, WA. Raised by Mrs. A. J. Holden. Described by Carol Amelia Graf. Buds Red Purple Group 69B. Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 6 (rarely 7) wavy lobes, fragrant, White Group 155 D, dorsal 3 lobes shaded Yellow Group 11 D, Red Purple Group 61A stain deep in throat, Red Purple Group 66C and Greyed Purple Group 187A spotting in central area of dorsal lobe and somewhat on adjacent 2 lobes, Red Purple Group 76C along middle line of lobes on reverse. Calyx less than ⅛", Yellow Green Group 152D. Truss 6" across x 6" high, conical, with 16-19 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 5" x 1", narrowly elliptic, acute to apiculate, cuneate or rounded, flat, glabrous, dull, Yellow Green Group 147B. Plant upright, broad, branching well, 3' tall x 3' wide in 10 years. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least 0 F.
GEORGE SWEESY: 'Vera Elliott' x 'Dr. A. Blok'. Cross (1969), raised, and introduced by Walter Elliott, Shelton, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3"across x 3" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 55A (Neyron Rose) with 9 rays extending into spotting, Greyed Orange Group 167B, covering all of dorsal lobe sector, reverse Red Group 51A (Rhodonite Red). Calyx 1", recurved, inside Red Group 51 A, reverse Yellow White Group 158A with 51 A stripes. Truss 5" x 5", ball-shaped, with 12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 4" x 2", elliptic, obtuse to mucronate, cuneate, convex, glabrous, dull, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant upright, rounded, branching well with arching branches, 4' tall x 5' wide in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 5 F.
GOOD FORTUNE: R. fortunei x unknown. Cross (c. 1960), raised, and introduced (1975) by Russell and Velma Haag, Brevard, NC. Buds rose. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3 " across x 2" long, with plus minus 6 slightly wavy lobes, fragrant, white, flushed Amaranth Rose 530/3 (H. C. C . ), fading to white, with Sap Green 62/3 spotting in dorsal lobe sector, heaviest in throat. Calyx minute, Pod Green o61. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball- to dome-shaped, with 10 flowers. Leaves held 3 years, 5" x 2", elliptic (almost oblong), obtuse, rounded, flat, glabrous, dull, Spinach Green o960. Plant rounded, branching well, 5' tall x 6' wide in 15 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -15 F.
HUGO CASCIOLA: unnamed salmon colored seedlings of unknown parents (seed from F. W. Schumacher Co., Sandwich, MA) x 'Purple Splendour'. Cross (1968) and introduced by Paul Holden, Harstine Island Nursery, Shelton, WA. Raised by Mrs. A. J. Holden. Described by Carol Amelia Graf. Buds Red Purple Group 71 B. Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3'' across x 1" long, with 5-6 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 71 D with ⅓" edging and reverse 71 C, central area of all lobes (except dorsal) White Group 155D and is -" wide in throat to ⅓-" of lobe tips, dorsal lobe has an Orange Red Group 32A blotch (flare) extending from throat to within ⅓" of lobe tip and is -1 " wide. Calyx less than ⅛", Greyed Red Group 180B. Truss 6" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 10-15 flowers. Leaves held 3-4 years, 5" x 1", narrowly elliptic, acute with apiculus, cuneate, margin undulate, boat-shaped, glabrous, dull, Yellow Green Group 1468. Plant upright, broad, branching well, 2' tall x 3' wide in 11 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
JAMES DRIVE: 'Old Copper' x 'Van Nes Sensation'. Cross (1970), raised, and introduced by Walter Elliott, Shelton, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, with 7 evenly rounded lobes, Greyed Orange Group 163D with Greyed Yellow Group 162A throat and ⅓" Greyed Red Group 182D edging, with Greyed Orange Group 171 A spotting on 2 dorsal lobes, reverse Orange White Group 159A. Calyx ⅜", Greyed Yellow Group 162A. Truss 7" x 7";, ball-shaped, with 10 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 6" x 2-2", near narrowly oblong, apiculate, cuneate to rounded, convex, glabrous, dull, Green Group 137B. Plant upright, broad, branching well with arching branches, 5' tall x 7' wide in 9 years. Blooms in early June. Hardy to at least 5 F.
JAN BEE: 'Captain Jack' x R. kingianum Cross (1964), raised, and introduced (1979) by Warren E. Berg, Port Ludlow, WA. Flowers of heavy substance, tubular funnel-shaped, 1" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy to frilled lobes, Red Group 45A with Red Group 53A spotting on dorsal 3 lobes. Calyx negligible. Truss 5" x 5", ball to dome-shaped, with 18-20 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3-4 years, 1-1 " x 5", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, convex, somewhat revolute, grossly glabrous, glossy, near Yellow Green Group 147A when mature, under surface with fawn, light amount, somewhat patchy, easily rubbed off indumentum. Plant upright, broad, branching well, 5' tall x 4' wide in 15 years. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least 8 F.
LEMON CUSTARD: 'Crest' x ('Mrs. Betty Robertson' x R. wardii). Cross (1966), raised, and introduced by Walter Elliott, Shelton, WA. Flowers open-funnel-campanulate, 4" across x 2" long, with 6 wavy lobes, very slightly fragrant, Greyed Yellow Group 1620, with no markings. Calyx negligible. Truss 9" x 9", ball-shaped, lax, with 8-12 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 5-6" x 2-2", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate, cuneate to rounded, convex, glabrous, dull, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant broad, rounded, branching well with willowy to average branches, 5' tall x 7' wide in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 10 F.
MAMMOTH PINK: 'Anna' x [Tudelo (an unavailable Halfdan Lem hybrid of unknown parents) x (R. lacteum x 'Loderi')]. Cross (1958) by Grady E. Barefield, Seattle, WA. Raised by Barefield family. Introduced (c. 1975) by Mary W. Barefield. Buds Red Group 53C (Cardinal Red). Flowers of good substance openly funnel-shaped, 4" x 4", with 6-7 wavy lobes, fragrant, Red Group 56C with Red Purple Group 59A (Ruby Red) blotch in throat with peripheral spotting Greyed Purple Group 185A to Greyed Orange Group 173A toward lobes, Red Group 55B at base of reverse. Calyx ⅛", Greyed Purple Group 185A. Truss 9" across x 7" high, flat, with 13 flowers. Leaves held 3 years, 9" x 3", narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, acute to apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 139A. Plant upright, branching well with arching branches, 12' tall x 7' wide in 20 years. Blooms in early July. Hardy to at least 8 F.
ODD BALL: 'China' x 'Goldbug'. Cross (1967), raised, and introduced by Walter Elliott, Shelton, WA. Buds Red Group 53B (Cardinal Red). Flowers tubular campanulate, 3" across x 2" long, with 7 wavy lobes, Orange Red Group 35D (Brick Red) with 7 Red Group 46A (Currant Red) nectaries," edging 39B (Jasper Red), spotted inside and out over whole corolla except for border Red Group 45A; colors change slowly until corolla is Greyed Orange Group 164D and spots and nectaries are 173A. Calyx 1-2", Red Group 45D (Blood Red). Truss 7" across x 5" high, dome-shaped, lax, with 12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 2-2⅛" x 4-5", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, convex, somewhat revolute, grossly glabrous, dull, Green Group 138A, under surface with light tan indumentum visible only with lens. Plant upright, open, branching moderately with arching branches, 5' x 5' in 10 years. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least 10 F.
PETER FAULK: R. strigillosum x unknown. Cross (before 1950) by Peter Faulk, Tacoma, WA, area. Raised by Faulk, after his death by Art Hanson, after his death by Hanson's son who first propagated the plant by giving cuttings to Allen P. Johnson, Port Orchard, WA (c. 1964). Introduced and registered by Johnson. Flowers funnel-shaped, 2" across x 2" long, with 5 (sometimes 6-7) wavy lobes, Red Group 45C and with inconspicuous dark red spotting scattered on all lobes. Calyx minute, red. Truss 5" x 5", ball-shaped, with 16 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 4-6" x 1-1", narrowly elliptic, acuminate, rounded, convex, grossly glabrous, somewhat bullate, dark green, under surface with tawny, medium amount, patchy indumentum. Petiole densely hairy with long, gland-tipped hairs. Plant broad, rounded, branching well with stiff branches, well-clothed, 2' tall x 3' wide in 10 years. Blooms in late March, early April. Hardy to at least 10 F.
SKERRYVORE MONARCH: A Dexter hybrid. A hybrid of the Fortunei sub-series. Cross (before 1943) and raised by Charles O. Dexter and subsequent owners of the Dexter Estate (Shawme Farm - now Heritage Plantation), Sandwich, MA. Grown after about 1951 by Edwin Beinecke, Skerryvore, Greenwich, CT. Named by Howard Young. Described by Gertrude S. Wister. Introduced (1950) and registered by Arthur H. Scott Horticultural Foundation, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. Detailed historical information and picture (Plate 5) may be found in Hybrids and Hybridizers, Rhododendrons and Azaleas for Eastern North America, Edited by Livingston and West, 1978. Synonym: Beinecke Young 59-49 (synonym is incorrect in Hybrids and Hybridizers). Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5-6 wavy lobes, fragrant, deep purplish pink 5RP 6/ 10 (Nickerson) with inconspicuous strong greenish yellow 10Y 8/11 spotting on near white background in dorsal lobe sector. Calyx 1/16", green. Truss 6" x 6", ball-shaped, with 12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 5" x 2", elliptic, apiculate, rounded, flat (some slightly wavy), glabrous, moderate olive green 5GY 4/3. Plant rounded, branching moderately, 5' tall x 7' wide in 30 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
SOUTHERN BELLE: (R. discolor x R. decorum) x ' Carita' . Cross (1959) by Grady E. Barefield, Seattle, WA. Raised by Barefield family. Introduced (1976) by Mary W. Barefield. Synonym: #63. Buds Red Group 39C (Jasper Red). Flowers of good substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 3" across x 2" long, with 7 frilled lobes, fragrant, Yellow Group 4D (Primrose Yellow) with 11 A (fading to 11 C (Naples Yellow)) dorsal blotch in throat and with Greyed Orange Group 168D spotting. Calyx ⅛", Yellow Group 4D. Truss 6" across x 4" high, dome-shaped, with 11 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 5" x 2", elliptic to narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 137C. Plant upright, branching moderately, 8' tall x 6' wide in 19 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 4 F.
SUSAN KAY: R. maximum x R. wardii. Cross (1964), raised, and introduced by William M. Fetterhoff, Gibsonia, PA. Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 4.5 cm. across x 3 cm. long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, Yellow Group 4C (Primrose Yellow) with 1.5 cm. x 2 cm. blotch and spotting deep in dorsal lobe sector, Yellow Green Group 151C blending to Yellow Green Group 146C. Calyx 4-6 mm., greenish-tan. Truss 14 cm. across x 9 cm. high, dome-shaped, slightly lax, with 14-16 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 7-14 cm. x 3-5 cm., elliptic to narrowly elliptic, acute with apiculus, cuneate, glabrous, very glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A, under surface with very sparse, thin plastered, colorless indumentum,. visible only with lens. Plant semi-dwarf, broad, rounded, branching well, very compact, 2' tall x 4' wide in 16 years. Blooms in early June. Hardy to at least -12 F.
TIM FLINT: 'Vulcan' x ('Azor 'x 'C. P. Raffill'). Cross (1961) by Grady E. Barefield, Seattle, WA. Raised by Barefield family. Introduced (1977) by Mary W. Barefield. Flowers of good substance, widely funnel-shaped, 2⅝" across x 1⅝" long, with 5-6 wavy lobes, fragrant, Red Group 46C (Turkey Red) to 46A (Currant Red) with some dorsal 46A spotting. Calyx ⅛", Red Group 46A. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 11 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 5" x 1", lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate to slightly cordate, glabrous, Green Group 135A, with light, floccose, golden brown indumentum. Plant rounded, branching well, 5-6' tall x 4-5' wide in 17 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 4 F.
TRAVIS L: unnamed seedling of unknown parentage x 'Albatross'. Cross (c. 1962), raised, and introduced by Clifford Cannon, Olympia, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4" across, with 7 wavy lobes, White Group 155B with Green White Group 157B blotch at base. Calyx negligible. Truss 9" x 9", ball-shaped, with 8-12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 5" x 1⅝-1", narrowly elliptic, acute to apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 135A. Plant upright, branching moderately with arching branches, 5' tall x 4' wide in 18 years. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -5 F.
VADA BELLE: 'Boule de Neige' x 'Yellow Creek'. Cross (1960), raised, and introduced by William M. Fetterhoff, Gibsonia, PA. Buds greenish-yellow. Flowers of good substance, widely funnel-shaped, 5.5 cm. across x 3.5 cm. long, with 5 evenly rounded to slightly wavy lobes. Yellow Group 4C (Primrose Yellow) fading to 4D, with 1.5 cm. x 2.5 cm. blotch and peripheral spotting in throat of dorsal lobe sector Yellow Green Group 145A. Calyx 3 mm., light green. Truss 14 cm. across x 10 cm. high, ball-shaped, with 9-12 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 8-12 cm. x 2.5 - 6 cm., elliptic to narrowly elliptic (somewhat lanceolate), apiculate to obtuse with apiculus, cuneate to rounded (some slightly cordate), glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 146A, under surface with a few, colorless, sparse hairs visible only with lens. Plant semi-dwarf, broad, branching moderately, 1' tall x 2' wide in 9 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -15 F.


Volume 35, Number 1
Winter 1980

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