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Volume 38, Number 1
Winter 1984

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ARS PLANT AWARDS FOR 1983
 
Superior Plant Award (SPA)
Plant Breeder Exhibitor(s) Nominating Chapter
'Party Pink' David Leach Secrest Arboretum Test Garden
Holden Arboretum Leach Garden
GL
'Mrs. Furnival' x R. catawbiense var. album #61-1. 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 4/5. Eleven judges took part in evaluating the plant (not all at each garden) at 3 different gardens from the Holden Arboretum, Mentor, OH, the Leach garden, North Madison, OH to the Secrest Arboretum Test Garden at Wooster, OH some 100 miles distant from the first two which are at least 15 miles apart. Plants have been distributed to at least six nurseries and internationally. Plant received AE in '82.
 
Award of Excellence (AE)
'Cyprus' David Leach Secrest Arboretum Test Garden GL
'Mrs. Furnival' x R. catawbiense var. album. Plant 50" h x 60" w in 12 yrs. Foliage medium green. Ball truss of 8-14 open bell shaped flowers, white with dark red blotch. Rated 4/4.
'Swansdown' David Leach Secrest Arboretum Test Garden GL
R. catawbiense var. album x 'Belle Heller'. Plant 62" h x 70" w in 10 yrs. Leaves elliptic, medium olive green, 155mm x 65mm. Ball shaped truss of 14-16 open funnel shaped flowers 90mm diam. x 70mm length, pale purplish pink fading to white. Rated 5/4.
 
Conditional Award (CA)
'Ginny Gee' Warren Berg Warren Berg OP
R. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy’ x R. racemosum F19404. Plant 28" h × 36" w in 12 yrs. Flowers white with light pink blend, ¾-1" wide in multiple trusses or clusters of 30-40 flowers. Current rating 4/4.
'Golden Bee' Warren Berg Warren Berg OP
R. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy' x R. semilunatum. Plant semi dwarf 2' h x 3' wide in 10 yrs. Flowers open funnel less than 1½" diam., wavy edged, yellow.
'Moonwax' Halfdan Lem Loyd Newcomb SL
'Holy Moses' x 'Albatross'. The plant is broad with tall compact trusses of 12 flowers 4" in diam., light yellow edged pale purplish pink. It is currently rated 3/5.
'Newcomb's Sweetheart' Loyd Newcomb Loyd Newcomb SL
'Pink Walloper' x R. decorum, 8'8" h x 5'8" w in 14 yrs. Foliage 5½" x 1⅞" w, elliptic, dark yellow green, truss tall compact, 11 flowers openly funnel shaped 4" diam. x 1¾" long. Pale purplish pink edged a shade darker, heavy textured. Rated 4/5.
'Patty Bee' Warren Berg Warren Berg OP
R. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy’ x R. fletcherianum. Plant semi dwarf, leaves 1⅜" × ½", dark green. Lax truss of 6 open funnel flowers 2" diam. x 1", color yellow. Rated 5/5.
'Red Red' T. Shammarello Secrest Arboretum Test Garden GL
'Hino Red' x 'Ward's Ruby'. Plant upright, 62" × 62" in 14 yrs. Foliage 25mm x 10 mm dark green. Flower funnel shaped, 40mm diam. x 30mm length, strong red. Rated 4/5.
 
Eligibility List
'Dolly Madison' David Leach Secrest Arboretum Test Garden GL
'Ivory Tower' David Leach Secrest Arboretum Test Garden GL
'To Bee' Warren Berg Warren Berg OP
'Vernus' David Leach Secrest Arboretum Test Garden GL
'Yaku Prince' T. Shammarello Secrest Arboretum Test Garden GL
71-723 Yak o.p John Ford Secrest Arboretum Test Garden GL
71-771 Yak o.p John Ford Secrest Arboretum Test Garden GL
71-779 Yak o.p John Ford Secrest Arboretum Test Garden GL
71-798 Yak o.p John Ford Secrest Arboretum Test Garden GL

Volume 38, Number 1
Winter 1984

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