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Volume 35, Number 2
Spring 1981

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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.

ADA AGNES ARCHER: 'Polar Bear' x 'Vulcan's Flame'. Cross (1967), raised, and introduced by A. John Holden, Harstine Island Nursery, Shelton, WA. Described by Paul Holden. Flowers of good substance, open-funnel-campanulate, 5" across x 3" long, with 7 wavy lobes, fragrant, Red Purple Group 66C, throat Greyed Purple Group 185A (Chrysanthemum Crimson); 187B spotting in dorsal lobe sector; with 7 rays, ¼" wide, from throat to lobe edges, down centers of lobes, 185B. Calyx irregular, 7-lobed, ⅛-1", Greyed Purple Group 185B. Truss 13" across x 6" high, flat, lax, with 10 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 6" x 2", narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblong, apiculate, slightly cordate, convex, margins undulate, glabrous, dull, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant upright, rounded, branching well with stiff branches, 3' x 3' in 12 years. Blooms in mid- to late June. Hardy to at least -5° F.
ARNOLD PIPER: 'Anna' x 'Marinus Koster'. Cross (early 19 50's) by Halfdan Lem. Raised by Arnold Piper, Seattle, WA. Introduced (1971) by John G. Lofthouse, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Synonym: Pied Piper. Buds Red Group 46 between A & B (Currant Red). Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 5" across x 2½" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 58B (Rose Red) fading to 58D (China Rose) with age; ½" blotch and heavy spotting Greyed Purple Group 187A, to ¾" of lobe edge in dorsal lobe sector. Calyx ¼'', red. Truss 8" across x 6" high, ball- to dome-shaped, with 15 flowers. Leaves held 3 years, 5-8" x 2-3", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute with apiculus, cuneate, glabrous, dull, Yellow Green Group 147A, coriaceous. New growth brownish-green. Plant rounded, branching moderately with stiff branches, 2½' x 2½' in 9 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
BLUE BOY: 'Blue Ensign' x 'Purple Splendour'. Cross (1965), raised, and introduced (1981) by Elsie M. Watson, Kirkland, WA. Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2½" x 2½", with 5 wavy lobes. Violet Group 84A with prominent, near black, triangular, ¾" x 7/8" blotch in upper throat. Calyx minute, Yellow Green Group 1450 to White Group 155C. Truss 6" x 6", ball-shaped, with 18-20 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 3 years, 6" x 2½", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, glabrous, somewhat glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant upright, open, branching well, 2½' tall x 1½' wide in 4 years. Blooms in late June. Hardy to at least 0° F.
BLUE HAWAII: 'Blue Ensign' x 'Purple Splendour'. Cross (1965), raised, and introduced (1981) by Elsie M. Watson, Kirkland, WA. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3½" x 3½", with 5 frilled lobes, Purple Group 77B with 76C-D throat and ½" x 1¾", Yellow Green Group 144A-B blotch and 171 B spotting in dorsal lobe sector. Calyx minute, Green Group 143C to White Group 1550. Truss 7" across x 6½" high, ball-shaped, with 16 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 6" x 2¼", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, concave, glabrous, somewhat glossy, Yellow Green Group 146A. Plant upright, broad, open, branching moderately, 2' tall x 1½' wide in 4 years. Blooms in late June. Hardy to at least 0° F.
CAIR PARAVEL: Vireya hybrid, ('Triumphans' x R. javanicum) x R. leucogigas. Cross (1972) by Peter Sullivan, Strybing Arboretum. Raised as very young seedling from breeder and introduced (1979) by William A. Moynier, Los Angeles, CA. Off season floral buds encased in dark maroon bud scales. Flowers of heavy substance, tubular funnel-shaped, 3¼" across x 2 ¾" long, with 6 (a few 7) wavy lobes, very fragrant, Red Purple Group 50C (Claret Rose). Calyx negligible. Truss 9" across x 6" high, dome-shaped, with 13 flowers (probably). Leaves held 3-4 years, 7½" x 3", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, cuneate, concave, grossly glabrous, somewhat glossy, Green Group 137A, under surface with medium size, moderately spaced, tan to brown scales, almost invisible except with lens. Plant broad, rounded, branching moderately, 28" tall x 32" wide in 7½ years. Thus far plant has bloomed in June; Feb.-March. Hardy to at least 32° F.
CHERRY CUSTARD: 'Elsie Straver' x 'Roman Pottery'. Cross (1970), raised, and introduced (1979) by John G. Lofthouse, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Buds Red Group 40B (Mandarin Red) to lighter. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" x 2", with 5 wavy lobes, Yellow Orange Group 19B (Saffron Yellow) to Red Group 44D radiating from throat to edges of lobes; reverse also with radiating red stripes. Calyx irregular to ¾", colored as corolla. Truss 6" across x 2" high, flat, with 10-12 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 4½" x 1½", oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, slightly glossy, Yellow Green Group 146A, under surface with slight, patchy, buff, appressed indumentum visible only with lens. Plant semi-dwarf, branching well with decumbent branches, 20" tall x 30" wide in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
DIANE LUX: 'Elizabeth' x 'Unique'. Cross (c. 1962) and raised by Edward F. Drake. Introduced by Diane A. Lux, Port Townsend, WA. Buds Red Group 53C (Cardinal Red). Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 5 cm. across x 4.5 cm. long, with 5 frilled lobes, Red Group 50A (Claret Rose); lobe midribs (inside and out) 52A (Crimson); corolla fades to 49C (Venetian Pink); no other markings. Calyx negligible. Truss 12 cm. across x 10 cm. high, ball-shaped, with 12 flowers. Extremely free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 8 cm. x 3.5 cm., elliptic to narrowly elliptic, acute to mucronate, cuneate, grossly glabrous, somewhat bullate, Yellow Green Group 146A, under surface with tan hairs, in small clumps, moderately spaced, visible only with lens. Plant semi-dwarf, broad, branching well with stiff branches, 45 cm. tall x 80 cm. wide in 7 years. Blooms mid-March to late April. Hardy to at least 10° F.
DOUBLE DRAKE: 'Anna Rose Whitney' x unnamed hybrid ('Anna Rose Whitney' x unknown). Cross (1965) and raised by Edward F. Drake. Introduced by Diane A. Lux, Port Townsend, WA. Buds Red Group 53D. Flowers openly to tubular funnel-shaped, 5 cm. across x 3.5 cm. long, with 5 frilled lobes, Red Group 52A-B (Crimson to Carmine), with slight Greyed Orange Group 172C spotting on dorsal 2 lobes toward throat; throat tinged Orange Group 27A (Salmon), shading to 52A-B; reverse veined and blended 27A. Calyx nearly full hose-in-hose, 3-3.5 cm. on 4 lobes, frilled, Red Groups 52A-B. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 13.5-16 cm. x 4-4.5 cm., narrower than narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, grossly glabrous, dull, Green Group 136A, with moderate amount, golden brown, patchy indumentum. Plant rounded, branching moderately with arching branches, 96 cm. x 96 cm. in 10 years. Blooms in mid-April to mid-May. Hardy to at least 10° F.
DRAKE'S ORCHID: R. wardii x R. discolor. Cross (1971) and raised by Edward F. Drake. Introduced by Diane A. Lux, Port Townsend, WA. Buds Red Purple Group 71B. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 6.5 cm. across x 4.5 cm. long, with 5-7, frilled lobes, Red Purple Group 74D (appears lavender) with Yellow Group 8C (Mimosa Yellow) throat and Greyed Orange Group 169A spotting throughout throat and over dorsal 3/8 of corolla; reverse mostly 73A. Calyx with deeply cut, pointed lobes, 2-2.5 cm., Yellow Group 8C with Greyed Orange Group 169A spotting. Truss 15 cm. x 15 cm., ball-shaped, with 20 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 12-14 cm. x 4-4.5 cm., narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate to rounded, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 146C, under surface with very scattered, tan hairs, visible only with lens. Plant upright, branching well with stiff branches, 85 cm. tall x 70 cm. wide in 7 years. Blooms in early May to early June. Hardy to at least 10°F.
FELINDA: Vireya hybrid. (R. phaeopeplum x R. lochiae) x R. leucogigas. Cross (1972) by Peter Sullivan, Strybing Arboretum. Raised as very young seedling from breeder and introduced (1979) by William A. Moynier, Los Angeles, CA. Floral buds in off-season are encased in maroon bud scales. Flowers of good substance, tubular funnel-shaped with long, narrow tube and lobes flat-faced, 3½" across x 2½" long, with 7 deeply cut, frilled lobes, very fragrant, Red Group 56C (winter blooms); lighter in summer, throat 56C in summer; with 7 short, narrow, deep pink rays at intersections of lobes. Calyx negligible. Truss 8½" across x 5" high, dome-shaped, with 7-8 flowers. Leaves held 4 years, 4½-5" x 2-2¼", elliptic, acute, cuneate, flat, grossly glabrous, dull to somewhat glossy, Green Group 139A, under surface scales not too visible, tiny to medium size, moderately spaced, tan to brown. Plant upright, rounded, branching well, 2' x 2' in 8 years. Thus far has bloomed June and July; Jan. and Feb. Hardy to at least 32° F.
GIRARD'S FUCHSIA: Evergreen azalea. ['Sandra Ann' x EV 168G ('Herbert' x 'Girard's Hot Shot')] x 'Sandra Ann'. Cross (1971), raised, and introduced (1978) by Peter E. Girard, Sr. Girard Nursery, Geneva, OH. Flowers of good substance, widely funnel-shaped, 2½-3" across x 1" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 71 A (Beetroot purple) with 72A spotting; reverse 72C. Calyx ¼", Yellow Green Group 145B. Truss 3-flowered. Free flowering. Leaves held well through winter, 1¾" x ¾", narrowly obovate to elliptic, apiculate (knobbed), narrowly cuneate, grossly glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A, both surfaces with occasional setae, visible only with lens. Under surface of petiole reddish in winter about ½ way up midrib. Plant broad, branching well, 2' tall x 2½' wide in 4 years. Blooms 3rd week of May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
GIRARD'S PURPLE: Evergreen azalea. 'Sandra Ann' x 'Girard's Scarlet'. Cross (1971), raised, and introduced (1977) by Peter E. Girard, Sr., Girard Nursery, Geneva, OH. Flowers of good substance, widely funnel-shaped, 2½" across x ¾" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 74B (Cyclamen Purple) with Purple Group 77A (Violet Purple) spotting. Calyx ¼", Yellow Green Group 145C. Truss 3-flowered. Free flowering. Leaves held well through winter when Red Group 46A to 47A, 1½" x ¾", near narrowly obovate, mucronate, cuneate, glossy, with moderately spaced, long setae, Green Group 137A, under surface with setae more irregularly spaced. Plant broad, branching well, upright, 2' tall x 1½' wide in 4 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -10° F.
GOLDEN MOMENTS: 'Hotei' x R. wardii hybrid (Whitney). Cross (1974), raised, and introduced by John G. Lofthouse, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Flowers of good substance, widely funnel-campanulate, 2½" across x 2" long, with 6 evenly rounded lobes, Yellow Group 8C (Mimosa Yellow) fading to 8D at edges of lobes; no markings. Calyx½", Yellow Group 8B. Truss, 8" across x 6" high, tall, open, with 15 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 3 years, 4-5" x 1¾-2", elliptic, apiculate, cordate to oblique, glabrous, somewhat glossy, Yellow Green Group 146A to 147A. Plant rounded, branching well, 26" x 26" in 6 years. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least 0° F.
LADY OF SPAIN: 'Mrs. Horace Fogg' x 'Point Defiance'. Cross (1966), raised, and introduced (1969) by John G. Lofthouse, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Synonym: Flamenco. Buds are a more intense color than open corolla. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 6" across x 3" long, with 5-6 wavy lobes, Red Group 52A (Crimson) shading to 52D (Carmine Rose) in throat, with slight dorsal brownish speckling; reverse darker. Calyx ¼", brown. Truss 8" across x 9" tall, conical, with 12-15 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 6-9" x 2¾-3", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, heavy texture, Yellow Green Group 147A, dorsal midrib bright yellow green. Plant upright, broad, branching well, 5' tall x 6' wide in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
MITEY WHITE: Evergreen azalea. 'Kathy Ann' x 'Clara Marie'. Cross (1970), raised, and introduced (1980) by Peter E. Girard, Sr., Girard Nursery, Geneva, OH. Flowers of good substance, flat saucer-shaped, 2½-3" across x ½" in depth, hose-in-hose, with 5 + 5 wavy lobes, 2 whorls of lobes placed closely together giving appearance of perfectly round, flat, flower, white with very faint dorsal spotting Yellow Green Group 154D. Calyx duplicates corolla. Truss 3-flowered. Free flowering. Leaves held well through winter, 1½-2" x 1-1¼", broadly elliptic, obtuse with apiculus (knobbed), cuneate to almost rounded, glossy, with moderately spaced long setae (not too visible without lens), Green Group 137B, under surface with few setae, mainly along midrib and veins, visible only with lens. Plant broad, rounded, branching well, 2' tall x 1½' wide in 4 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -10° F. 
MOONWAX: 'Holy Moses' x 'Albatross'. Cross (1963) by Halfdan Lem. Raised and introduced by Lloyd L. Newcomb, Snohomish, WA. Buds Red Group 48A. Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 1¼" long, with 7 evenly rounded lobes, fragrant, Yellow Group 11 C (Naples Yellow) with ⅜", Red Purple Group 62D edging; no markings; reverse Red Group 48B, Calyx 3/32", Greyed Red Group 180C. Truss 6½" across x 5" high, dome-shaped, with 12 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 6½" x 2¼", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, flat, glabrous, dull, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant broad, open branching moderately, with stiff, upright branches, 8' tall x 10' wide in 16 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
*Holy Moses is an unregistered Lem clone: 'King of Shrubs' x 'Souvenir of Anthony Waterer'.
MOUNT CLEARVIEW. 'Van Nes Sensation' x 'Purple Splendour'. Cross (1962), raised, and introduced by Lloyd L. Newcomb, Snohomish, WA. Buds Purple Violet Group 80A. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 1¼" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Purple Group 78C with Red Purple Group 71A (Beetroot Purple) throat and Greyed Purple Group 187A spotting in dorsal lobe sector; reverse Red Purple Group 72B. Calyx minute, Greyed Orange Group 173D. Truss 7½" across x 7" high, dome-shaped, with 14 flowers. Leaves held 3 years, 5½" x 1¾-2", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, flat, glabrous, dull, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant rounded, branching moderately with stiff, upright branches, 6' x 6' in 17 years. Blooms early through mid-May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
MOUNT PIKE: Vireya hybrid. R. laetum x R. javanicum. Cross (197 1) by Don Stanton, Australia. Seedling raised by E. C. Brockenbrough, M.D. Plant raised (after 1975) and introduced (1980) by William A. Moynier, Los Angeles, CA. Floral buds in off-season encased in maroon bud scales. Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 2" x 2", with 5 evenly rounded lobes, not fragrant, tube Orange Group 25B (Nasturtium Orange), lobes Orange Group 30C (Saturn Red) with near ¼" edging Orange Red Group 32A (Indian Orange). Calyx negligible. Truss 5½" across x 3½" high, conical, lax, with 7-8 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 3 years, 4-5" x 2-2½", elliptic, acute to apiculate, cuneate, flat, grossly glabrous, dull (new leaves glossy), Green Group 137A, under surface with almost invisible scales, tiny to medium size, moderately spaced, tan to brown. Plant upright, branching moderately with willowy branches, 30" tall x 32" wide in 8 years. Blooms in Aug.-Sept. Hardy to at least 32° F.
MOUNT SAINT HELENS: Knap Hill azalea. 'Cecile' x B-181 (unnamed Knap Hill). Cross (1971), raised, and introduced (1978) by Peter E. Girard, Sr., Girard Nursery, Geneva, OH. Buds French Rose HCC 52013. Flowers of good substance, widely funnel-shaped, 2½" across x 3" long, with 5 wavy lobes, fragrant, a blend of Azalea Pink 618/1 and Coral Pink o619/3, with large exploding blotch, Indian Orange 713, covering entire dorsal lobe. Calyx ⅜", Yellow Green Group 144D. Truss 5" across x 6" high, ball-shaped, with 12-15 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 3-4" x 1¼-1½", oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, mucronate (knobbed), narrowly cuneate, Green Group 139C, with moderately spaced setae, yellow to green tinted yellow in fall, under surface with a few setae, mainly along edges, midrib, and veins. Plant upright, branching well with stiff branches, 3' tall x 2' wide in 4 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -25° F.
NEWCOMB'S SWEETHEART: Pink Walloper* x R. decorum. Cross (1968), raised, and introduced by Lloyd L. Newcomb, Snohomish, WA. Buds Red Purple Group 57B (Rose Bengal). Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 1¾" long, with 6 wavy lobes, very fragrant, Red Purple Group 65D, darkening with age to 62C, with ½", 65B (Solferino Purple) edging and 2¼" x ¾", Red Group 50A (Claret Rose) blotches at base of dorsal lobe sector; reverse Red Purple Group 68B (Roseine Purple). Calyx ⅛-¼", Red Group 51A. Truss 7" x 7", ball-shaped, with 11 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 5½" x 1⅞", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, flat, glabrous, dull, Yellow Green Group 146A. Plant broad, rounded, branching moderately, 5' tall x 8' wide in 12 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
*Pink Walloper is an unregistered name; probably now represented by several of Halfdan Lem's seedlings of 'Anna' x 'Marinus Koster'.
ONE THOUSAND BUTTERFLIES: 'Lem's Cameo' x 'Pink Petticoats'. Cross (1975), raised, and introduced (1980) by John G. Lofthouse, Vancouver, B. C. Canada. Buds Red Group 53D. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 3½" across x 1½" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 55B (Neyron Rose) at margins, shading to 55D within flower, with blotch and flare shaped like butterfly wings on each side of corolla, Red Group 53B (Cardinal Red) toward pedicel and fading to 42D toward lobes; reverse Red Group 55C shading to 52D near pedicel. Calyx ⅛", pinkish-white. Truss 10" x 10", ball-shaped, up to 34 flowers. Leaves held 3 years, 5-6" x 2¼-2½", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, some slightly lanceolate, apiculate, rounded, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant upright, branching well with stiff branches, 34" tall x 30" wide in 5 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
OOH-LA-LA: R. yakushimanum x 'Pink Petticoats'. Cross (1966), raised, and introduced (1972) by John G. Lofthouse, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Synonym: Hot Pants. Buds Red Group 55A (Neyron Rose). Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1½" long, with 6 frilled lobes, opens Red Group 55B through 55D and ages to white, with dorsal yellow flare and spotting; reverse 55C, fading with age. Calyx negligible. Truss 6" across x 5" high, ball-shaped, with 22-26 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 5½" x 1¾", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, somewhat revolute, glabrous, Yellow Green Group 147A to B, under surface Greyed Yellow Group 161 C, with medium amount, appressed, almost shiny indumentum. New growth tomentose, Greyed Green Group 195B. Plant broad, semi-dwarf, branching well with decumbent branches, 2' tall x 4' wide in 14 years. Blooms early to mid-May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
STEPHEN CLARKE: 'Britannia' x 'Autumn Gold'. Cross (1960's) and named by Edith Clarke. Raised and introduced by Clarke Nurseries, Long Beach, WA. Buds Red Group 52B (Carmine). Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 10 cm. across x 5 cm. long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 38D (Coral Pink) with 1 cm. edging 55B (Neyron Rose) and dorsal blotch, 1.5 cm. x 2 cm., in throat, Orange Red Group 33A (Capsicum Red) with peripheral spotting on dorsal and adjacent 2 lobes, extending to edging, same color as blotch; corolla color fades to Yellow Group 11 D (Empire Yellow) and blotch and spotting to 12B (Aureolin) with age. Calyx 1.5 cm., Red Group 52B. Truss 20 cm. across x 10 cm. high, flat, with 11 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 15 cm. x 5 cm., narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, cuneate, margins undulate, glabrous, Green Group 137A. Plant upright, branching moderately, 62 cm. tall x 46 cm. wide in 3 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 12° F.
TED DRAKE: 'C.I.S.' x 'Crest'. Cross (1965) by Carl H. Phetteplace, M.D. Seed from A.R.S. Seed Exchange, #250, 1966, raised by Edward F. Drake. Introduced by Diane A. Lux, Port Townsend, WA. Buds Greyed Red Group 179A-D. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 10 cm. across x 5 cm. long, with 5 (sometimes 6) wavy lobes, Yellow Group 10B (Barium Yellow) with Orange Red Group 35A (Brick Red) rays in throat, most prominent in dorsal lobe sector; reverse of lobes tinged and veined Red Group 43D (Scarlet). Calyx 2.5-3.5 cm., lobe tips cut off, forming almost complete circle (hoop skirt-like), lobes deeply cut, however, Yellow Group 10B, tinged inside and out 43D. Truss 18 cm. across x 10 cm. high, ball-shaped, somewhat flat, with 10-13 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 12 cm. x 5.5 cm., narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, somewhat glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A, under surface with widely scattered, colorless hairs, visible only with lens. Winter buds prominent, shaded Greyed Orange Group 176A-D. Plant upright, branching well with stiff branches, 90 cm. tall x 70 cm. wide in 6 years. Blooms mid-May to early June. Hardy to at least 10° F. 
TRULY FAIR: 'White Wedding' x R. elliottii 'War Paint'. Cross (1969), raised, and introduced (early 1970's) by John G. Lofthouse, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Buds Red Group 55B (Neyron Rose). Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 1¾" across x 1" long, with 5 frilled lobes, opens pink, fades to white, with heavy brownish spotting and dorsal flare. Calyx negligible. Truss 5" across x 3" high, ball-shaped, flat, with 18-21 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 4-4¾" x ¾-1¼", narrower than narrowly elliptic, acute (quite pointed), cuneate (angle very acute), slightly revolute, tomentose at first, later glossy, glaucous, Yellow Green Group 146A, under surface with heavy indumentum (felt-like), Greyed Orange Group 166D. New growth white tomentose. Plant semi-dwarf, broad, branching well with arching branches, vigorous, easy to grow, appealing, 2½' tall x 4' wide in 12 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0° F.
WINIFRED DRAKE: parentage unknown. Cross (c. 1972) by Edward F. Drake. Raised by Drake and Robert Zimmerman. Introduced by Diane A. Lux, Port Townsend, WA. Buds Red Group 52B (Carmine). Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 7 cm. across x 4.5 cm. long, with 5 frilled lobes, combines Red Group 52B at lobe edges with Yellow Orange Group 14C (Lemon Yellow) of throat (appears to be a vivid orange pink), with very faint dorsal lobe spotting; reverse mostly 52B with some yellow streaking. Calyx 2.5-3 cm. 14C, tips 45B, streaked 50B. Truss 15 cm. across x 12 cm. high, ball-shaped, somewhat flat, with 10- 12 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 11-12 cm. x 4-4.5 cm., narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate to rounded, glabrous, dull, Green Group 137B, under surface with very scattered, colorless hairs, visible only with lens. Plant upright, branching moderately with stiff branches, 60 cm. tall x 30 cm. wide in 4 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least 10° F.
YEARS OF PEACE: 'Mrs. C. S. Sargent' selfed (c. 1954) raised and introduced (1973) by Edmund J. Mezitt, Weston, Nursery, Hopkinton, MA. Plant was called John Foster Dulles in nursery 1962-73; name was changed when first distributed. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 68B with very slight dorsal darker spotting. Calyx ⅛", green. Truss 5" across x 3" high, dome-shaped, with 6-10 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 4½" x 2¼", elliptic, acute with apiculus, rounded, glabrous, glossy, dark green, somewhat convex. Plant upright, branching well with stiff branches, 5½' tall x 3½' wide in 10 years. Blooms the last week of May. Hardy to at least -10° F.


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Spring 1981

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