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Volume 37, Number 1
Winter 1983

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Plant Awards 1982

Superior Plant Award

None awarded

Award of Excellence

Great Lakes Chapter:
'Party Pink' ('Mrs. Furnival' x R. catawbiense var. album #61-1) hybridized by David Leach. Upright plant with oblong shaped leaves, 100-150mm x 60-70mm, medium green. Truss, ball shape, 8-15 flowers open trumpet shape, 65mm diam. x 65mm length, light purplish pink. Quality rating 5/5. Made an excellent showing after last winter's minus 17 degree weather.

'Lodestar' (R. catawbiense var. album x 'Belle Heller') hybridized by David Leach. Plant 52" h x 60" w in 9 years. Foliage, medium olive green, 155mm x 50mm. Truss, ball shape, 10-23 flowers of pale purplish pink, open funnel form 70mm x 65mm. Rated 5/4. Extremely hardy over 6 years in Wooster, Ohio Test Garden.

Conditional Award

Great Lakes Chapter:
'Cyprus' ('Mrs. Furnival' x R. catawbiense var. album). Plant 50" h x 60" w in 12 years. Foliage medium green, ball truss of 8-14 open bell shape flowers, white with dark red blotch. Quality rating 4/4.

'Swansdown' (R. catawbiense var. album x 'Belle Heller'). Hybridizer, David Leach. Plant 62" h x 70" w in 10 years. Leaves: elliptic, 155 mm x 65 mm, medium olive green. Ball shaped truss of 16-14 open funnel shaped flowers, 90 mm diam. x 70 mm length, opening pale purplish pink fading to white. Rated 4/5.

Portland Chapter:
'Calapooya' ('Hugh Wormald' x 'Marion Merriman'). Hybridized by Howard Slonecker. Plant upright open habit, 8' h x 5' w in 20 years. Elliptic leaves 2" x 1", light green, slightly bronzed. Ball truss of 7-11 widely funnel shaped flat faced flowers, 4" diam. x 1" length, color, yellow orange group 19B fading to 27D, 24B on upper petals. Rated 4/4.

'Wallowa Red' New Zealand hybrid of unknown parentage. J.S. Yeates hybridizer. Howard Slonecker exhibitor. Plant 6' h x 4' w in 14 yrs. Leaves elliptic, light green, some bronzing. Ball truss, 10-11 widely funnel shaped flowers in the 46A red group RHS color chart.

Seattle Chapter:
'Ginny Gee' (R. keiskei x R. racemosum). Hybridizer, Warren Berg. Plant 2' x 2' wide in 12 years, dwarf habit. Leaves: elliptic, 1" x ", green 137B. Ball trusses of 5 flowers, multiple terminal trusses, up to 25 flowers. Flowers open funnel, -1" diam. x -1" long. Color: white with red group 55D RHS color chart. Rated 5/5.

'Patty Bee' (R. keiskei x R. fletcherianum). Hybrid by Warren Berg. Plant 15" h x 30" w in 11 years, dwarf habit. Leaves 1" x ", elliptic, green 137B. Flowers, yellow 2C, 2" diam. x 1" length, open funnel shape. Ball shape flat topped truss. Quality rating 5/5.

(Late arrival...nomination for CA received Sept. 17, '82)

'Jan Bee' ('Captain Jack' x R. kingianum). Hybridizer, Warren Berg. Upright plant 5' h x 4' w in 15 years. Foliage narrowly elliptic, 5" x 1-1" w., green 147A. Truss, ball shape, 18-20 flowers, tubular funnel shape, 1" diam x 2" length, red group 45A spotted 53A, heavier than average texture. Rated 4+/5

Eligibility List
(Plant identification) (Hybridizer) (Exhibitor or
place viewed)
Great Lakes Chapter    
'Maytime' David Leach Secrest Arboretum
New York Chapter    
'Dorothy Knippenberg' Nathaniel Hess Nathaniel Hess
'Margalit' Nathaniel Hess Nathaniel Hess
'Lavana' Nathaniel Hess Nathaniel Hess
'Tami' Nathaniel Hess Nathaniel Hess
'Mrs. Howard Phipps' Howard Phipps Phipps Estate
Phipps #95(ARS) Howard Phipps Phipps Estate
Phipps #94(ARS) Howard Phipps Phipps Estate
Phipps #91(ARS) Howard Phipps Phipps Estate
Phipps #47(ARS) Howard Phipps Phipps Estate
Phipps #86(ARS) Howard Phipps Phipps Estate
Portland Chapter    
'Marzo' David Goheen David Goheen
'Neato' David Goheen David Goheen
'Santiam' David Goheen David Goheen
Seattle Chapter    
'King Bee' Warren Berg Warren Berg


Volume 37, Number 1
Winter 1983

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