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Volume 35, Number 4
Fall 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.

ANN IONS - Knap Hill hybrid azalea. Parentage unknown. Cross (about 1965) by Peter Girard, Sr. Raised and registered by Robert K. Peters, Bendersville, PA. Introduced by Ray Carter, Aspers, PA. Buds deep pink 2.513 6/11 (Nickerson). Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, very fragrant, light purplish pink 2.5RP 8/5, with moderate purplish pink uneven wash over lobes, with 1" x 1", moderate orange yellow 10YR 8/10 to strong orange 5YR 6/11 blotch in dorsal and slightly on adjacent 2 lobes sector. Calyx ", strong yellow green 5GY 6/8. Truss 6" across x 3" high, lax, with 6 flowers that open irregularly over long time period. Free flowering. Leaves 4-6" x 1⅝-1", oblanceolate, acute with apiculus, narrowly cuneate, convex, hairy, ciliate, moderate yellow green 5GY 5/6. Plant rounded, branching moderately with arching branches, 7' tall x 6' wide in about 17 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -25 F.
BOB PETERS SPECIAL - Near R. fortunei. A seedling (mid 1950's) from Valley Evergreen Nursery, Hagerstown, MD (now out of business). Raised (since 1960) and registered by Robert K. Peters, Bendersville, PA. Introduced by Ray Carter, Aspers, PA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 7 wavy, quite crinkled lobes, very fragrant, pale purplish pink 10P 8/5 (Nickerson), throat pale orange yellow 7.5YR 9/4, with 2 minor areas of strong yellowish brown 7. 5YR 5/7 spotting deep in dorsal throat, reverse moderate purplish pink 10P 7/7. Calyx negligible. Truss 7" across x 4" high, flat, with 6-10 (usually 8) flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 2 years, 5" x 2", oblong to elliptic, some narrowly obovate, obtuse with apiculus, rounded, flat, glabrous, dull, moderate olive green 5GY 4/3. New twigs (to 2 years) brilliant yellow green 5GY 8/8, highly waxed. Plant upright, broad, branching moderately, 8' tall x 12' wide in 26 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -25 F but floral buds on young plants blast at this temperature.
CITRINE - 'Catanea' x 'Crest'. Cross (1970), raised, and introduced (1980) by Alfred A. Raustein, Holbrook, NY. Buds Yellow Green Group 1C (Chartreuse Green). Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 6 evenly rounded to wavy lobes, fragrant, Yellow Group 2C, edged 2D, reverse 2D. Calyx 3/16", Green Group 143B. Truss 6" across x 5" high, dome-shaped, somewhat lax, with 13 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 4"x1-2", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate, rounded, flat, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A. Plant upright, rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well, 30" tall x 32" wide in 10 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -5 F.
CYNTHIA ANN - Knap Hill hybrid azalea. Parentage unknown. Cross (about 1965) by Peter Girard, Sr. Raised and registered by Robert K. Peters, Bendersville, PA. Introduced by Ray Carter, Aspers, PA. Buds dark reddish orange 1013 4/9 (Nickerson). Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, with 5 frilled lobes, fragrant, moderate orange yellow 7.5YR 8/8 with strong orange 5YR 7/11 overlay wash," x " brilliant yellow 2.5Y 9/9 blotch in dorsal lobe sector. Calyx negligible. Truss 5" across x 4" high, ball-shaped, with 10 flowers. Leaves 5" x 1", oblanceolate, acute with apiculus, cuneate, concave, bullate, hairy, ciliate, grayish olive green 5GY 3/2. Plant upright, open, branching moderately with stiff branches, 7' tall x 5' wide in about 17 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -25 F.
DOCTOR LEE SHIELDS - Knap Hill hybrid azalea. Parentage unknown. Cross (about 1965) by Peter Girard, Sr. Raised and registered by Robert K. Peters, Bendersville, PA. Introduced by Ray Cater, Aspers, PA. Buds deep yellowish pink 5R 6/11 (Nickerson). Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, with 5 wavy lobes, very fragrant, pale orange yellow 7.5YR 9/4, with deep yellowish pink 5R 6/11 wash at lobe edges and varying in width, 1 " x ⅜", strong orange yellow 7.5YR 7/11 blotch in dorsal lobe sector. Calyx moderate yellow green 5GY 5/6. Truss 6" across x 3" high, flat, with 9-17 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves 5" x 1 ", oblanceolate, apiculate, narrowly cuneate, bullate, hairy, ciliate, margin undulate, moderate olive green 5GY 4/3, under surface bluish gray green. Plant broad, rounded, branching well with arching branches, 6' x 6' in about 17 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -25 F.
GIRARD'S DEEP SALMON - Evergreen azalea. ('Roberta Ann' x "Girard's Hot Shot') x 'Roberta Ann'. Cross (1971), raised, and introduced by Peter E. Girard, Sr., Girard Nurseries, Geneva, OH. Buds Red Group 39A. Flowers of good substance, 2" across x 1" long, openly funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose, with 5 + 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 41 B (Vermillion) with no markings. Calyx duplicates corolla. Flower cluster 3-flowered, 4" across x 1" high, lax. Leaves held 3 years, 1" x ⅝", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, mucronate, cuneate, glossy, Green Group 139B. Plant upright, branching moderately, with stiff branches, 2' tall x 1' wide in 4 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least-10 F.
GOLFER - R. yakushimanum x R. pseudochrysanthum (Exbury). Cross (1966) and raised (until 1980) by Warren E. Berg, Port Ludlow, WA. First flowered 1981. Now grown by, registered, and introduced (1980-81) by James F. Caperci, Seattle, WA. Pictured and discussed in Quarterly Bulletin, A.R.S. Vol.34 No.4 (1980). Buds Red Group 55A (Neyron Rose). Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 2" across x 1" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 56B, slightly brown freckled in throat in dorsal lobe sector, reverse striped 55B. Calyx minute, pink. Truss 5" across x 3" high dome-shaped, with 13 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2-3 years, 3" x 1⅛", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, margins slightly recurved, new growth with silvery tomentum which is retained to considerable extent on upper leaf surfaces except on very top leaves on plant where washed off, then leaves become glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137A, under surface with heavy, Greyed White Group 156D indumentum. Plant broad, semi-dwarf, branching well, 27" tall x 42" wide in 15 years. Growth pattern similar to R. yakushimanum. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least -10 F.
LILLIAN PESTE - R. yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' x unnamed W. E. Whitney hybrid with large calyx (pedigree unknown). Cross (1970), raised, and introduced by Fred Peste, Shelton, WA. Buds dark pink rose. Flowers of good substance, tubular campanulate, 2" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 38D (Coral Pink) at lobe edges shading to Orange Group 29C (Carrot Red) in throat, with very narrow Red Purple Group 61 D (Rose Bengal) edging to lobes, reverse with pink shading. Calyx irregular, leafy, to ", 38D. Truss 7" across x 6" tall, ball-shaped, with 2530 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2-3 years, 4-4 " x 1-1", narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, convex, slightly revolute, glabrous, Green Group 137A, under surface with heavy indumentum, Greyed Orange Group 163D maturing through 165C to near Greyed Brown Group 199C. Plant broad, dwarf, branching well, 2' tall x 4' wide in 10 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
MARY OLERI - (R. decorum x R. discolor) x 'Tally Ho'. Cross (1968), raised, and introduced (1981) by Alfred A. Raustein, Holbrook, NY. Buds Red Group 38C (Poppy Red). Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2" long, with 7 evenly rounded to wavy lobes, very fragrant, Yellow White Group 158C, with pink shadings when opening, throat Greyed Yellow Group 160C, reverse with 38D veins, no markings. Calyx 1/8", Greyed Red Group 180A. Truss 7" across x 6" high, conical, with 13 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 3 years, 4-5" x 1-2", elliptic, almost obtuse, cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Yellow Green Group 146A, primary veins may be indented. Plant upright, rounded, branching well with stiff branches, 4' x 4' in 11 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -10 F.
MILDRED ALFARATA - Knap Hill hybrid azalea. Parentage unknown. Cross (about 1965) by Peter Girard, Sr. Raised and registered by Robert K. Peters, Bendersville, PA. Introduced by Ray Carter, Aspers, PA. Buds strong reddish orange 10R 5/11 (Nickerson). Flowers of good substance, tubular funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy to frilled lobes, brilliant yellow 2.5Y 9/9, with 1" x 1" vivid yellow 2.5Y 8/12 dorsal blotch, reverse with 10R 5/11 staining and ribs. Calyx 3/16", moderate yellow green 5GY 5/6. Terminal flower cluster, ball-shaped, 6" across x 6" high, composed of 1-3 trusses, each 6-10-flowered. Free flowering. Leaves 4-5" x 1-1", flat, oblanceolate, acute with apiculus, narrowly cuneate, moderate olive green 7.5GY 4/4, hairy, ciliate, under surface with long and short (visible with lens) hairs along veins. Plant upright, broad, branching well, 7' tall x 5' wide in about 17 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -25F.
MRS. ALICE BLYSKAL - 'Naomi Nautilus' x 'Catanea'. Cross 1967), raised, and introduced (1979) by Walter Blyskal, Spring Valley, NY. Described by Mrs. James Walton. Buds Red Purple Group 68B (Roseine Purple). Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 10 cm. across x 6.5 cm. long, with 6-7 wavy lobes, Red Purple Group 65D, throat creamy white deepening to Red Purple Group 69B, lobe edges 69B, with 2 dorsal 2.5 cm. rays deep in throat, Yellow Green Group 1490 (rays in flowers at top of truss are Greyed Orange Group 173C). Calyx 1-2 mm., green with red rim. Truss 18 cm. x 18 cm., ball-shaped, with 12-17 flowers. Free f lowering. Leaves held 2 years, 16 cm. x 6 cm., narrowly oblong to narrowly elliptic, some slightly oblanceolate, apiculate, cuneate, flat, glabrous, dull, Green Group 137C. Plant upright, branching moderately, 2.5 m. tall x 2 m. wide in 14 years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to at least -15 F.
NANCY EVANS - 'Hotei' x 'Lem's Cameo'. Cross (1970), raised, and introduced by E. C. Brockenbrough, M.D., Bellevue, WA. Buds orange red. Flowers of heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 2" long, with 5-6 wavy lobes, Yellow Orange Group 18A (Amber Yellow) with some early orange shading on lobes and reverse, red nectaries, hose-in-hose; calyx to 2", colored as corolla.  Truss 7" across x 6" tall, ball-shaped, with 19 flowers. Stamens quite short. Free flowering. Leaves held 2+ years, 4" x 1", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, medium green. New foliage brownish. Plant rounded, branching well, 2' x 2' in 6 years. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least 10 F.
NELLE S. BAREFIELD - (R decorum x R. discolor) x (R. lacteum x 'Loderi'). Cross (1959), raised, and introduced (1973) by Grady E. Barefield, Seattle, WA. Buds Red Group 54B (Spinet Red). Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 5" across x 4" long, with 7 wavy lobes, Red Group 56C, with Yellow Group 8B throat and Greyed Orange Group 172B dorsal spotting deep in throat, reverse 55C to 56C. Calyx ⅛", Yellow Green Group 145B. Truss 7-8" across x 6-8" tall, ball-shaped, with 10-12 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 8" x 1⅞", lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, glabrous, Green Group 138A. Plant upright, rounded, branching moderately, 10' tall x 8' wide in 14 years. Blooms in mid-June. Hardy to at least 4 F.
NOYO MAIDEN - R. yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' x 'Noyo Chief'. Cross (1962), raised, and introduced by Cecil Smith, St. Paul, OR. Buds clear pink. Flowers of good substance, openly companulate, 2" across x 2" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, White Group 155C when mature, no markings. Calyx minute, cream. Truss 5" across x 4" tall, dome-shaped, with 15-19 flowers. Floriferous. Leaves held 3+ years, 4" x 1", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, somewhat revolute, coriaceous, glabrous and glossy (at maturity), Green Group 135A, under surface with felt-like, heavy, Greyed Orange Group 165C indumentum. New growth silvery tomentose. Plant rounded, branching well with stiff branches, 4' tall x 5' wide in 18 years. Blooms last half of April. Hardy to at least 5 F.
PATRICK'S SUPREME - Knap Hill hybrid azalea. Parentage unknown. Raised (mid-1960's) and introduced by Patrick J. McGuinness, West Haven, CT. Buds Yellow Orange Group 14C (Lemon Yellow). Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 2" long, with 5 frilled lobes, fragrant, Yellow Orange Group 14A with no markings. Calyx minute, yellow. Truss 5" x 5", ball-shaped, with 15 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves 3" x 1", narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, acute with apiculus, narrowly cuneate, glabrous, glossy, Green Group 137B, leaf margin with glandular hairs (visible with lens), under surface midrib and veins hairy. Plant upright, branching well, 4' tall x 4' wide in 14+ years. Blooms in mid-May. Hardy to -10 F.
PHYLLIS - R. catawbiense var. album 'Powell Glass' x R. yakushimanum. Cross 1960), raised, and introduced by Robert G. Shanklin, Old Lyme, CT. Buds moderate purplish red 5RP 4/10 (Nickerson). Flowers of good substance, openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 5 wavy lobes, white with considerable strong reddish purple 2.5RP 5/10 edging and peripheral shading when first open, fades with age. Calyx ⅛", strong yellow green 5GY 7/10. Truss 5" across x 4" tall, ball-shaped, with 13-16 flowers. Stigma and adjacent style notably strong purplish red 7.5RP 4/11. Floriferous. Leaves held to 3 years, 4-5" x 1-1", narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, convex, somewhat revolute, glabrous, glossy, moderate olive green 7.5GY 4/4, under surface with light brown, light, somewhat patchy (with lens) indumentum. Plant rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well, 40" tall x 30" wide in 20 years. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -15 F.
RUTH WICK - 'Britannia' x R. yakushimanum. Seed from A.R.S. Seed Exchange, 1967-235. Cross (1966) by Mrs. Victor Manenica, Aberdeen, WA. Raised and introduced by Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Wick, Olympia, WA. Buds Red Group 54B (Spinet Red). Flowers of good substance, funnel-shaped, 1" across x 1" long, with 5 wavy lobes, Red Group 55A (Neyron Rose) at lobe edges and in stripes down centers of lobes into throat, fading to 55C after 3 weeks, no markings, lighter in lobe centers and throat, reverse 55B. Flowers "glow". Calyx 1/8", Red Group 38C. Truss 6" across x 5" high, ball-shaped with 12-14 flowers. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 3" x 1 ", elliptic to narrowly elliptic, acute, cuneate, flat, of heavy texture, glabrous, Green Group 137B, under surface with very light, tan indumentum (visible with lens). New growth slightly tomentose. Plant rounded, semi-dwarf, branching well, 21" tall X 32" wide in 14 years. Blooms early through mid-May. Hardy to at least 0 F.
THOMAS BECKET - Vireya hybrid. [(R. zoelleri x R. lochiae) x R. zoelleri] X (R. aurigeranum x R. zoelleri). Cross (1975), raised, and named by Peter Sullivan, San Francisco, CA. Introduced (1979) by William A. Moynier, Los Angeles, CA. Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 2" across x 2" long, with 5 evenly rounded lobes, not fragrant, Orange Red Group 34C. Calyx negligible. Truss 6" across x 3" high, dome-shaped, lax, with 5 flowers. Leaves held 2 years, 3" x 1", elliptic, acute, cuneate, flat to concave, grossly glabrous, somewhat glossy, Yellow Green Group 147A, under surface with scales, tiny, closely spaced, golden brown, not visible without lens. Plant upright, branching moderately, 32" tall x 18" wide in 5" years. Blooms Sept.-Nov. Hardy to at least 32 F.


Volume 35, Number 4
Fall 1981

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