1986 ARS Plant Awards
Superior Plant Award
Award of Excellence
'Too Bee' ('Patricia' x R. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy') nominated for CA by the Olympic Peninsula Chapter. Breeder and Exhibitor: Warren E. Berg. Plant habit dwarf and compact, 30" wide x 18" tall after 13 years. Leaves 1-3/16" x ½", elliptic, green 137A (RHS 1966), non-indumented. Quality of foliage and habit rated 5. Flat-top truss of 3-5 openly-funnel shaped flowers 1½" wide x 1¼" long. Color; base red 52A to bi-color of 52D at lobe. Flower texture, average, quality rating 5. The plant was first described in the ARS Registry, Journal, vol. 37, #4, 1983.
'Mount Clearview' ('Van Nes Sensation' x 'Purple Splendour') nominated for CA by Seattle Chapter. Breeder and Exhibitor: Loyd L. Newcomb. Plant habit upright, well-branched; 10' high x 11' wide after 24 years. Leaves 5½" x 2", elliptic (B.1), green 144A, non-indumented. Quality of foliage and habit, 3/4. Dome-shaped truss of 14 openly-funnel shaped flowers, 4½" wide x 2½" long; color, 78C, throat, 71A of average texture. Quality rating, 4. First described in ARS Registry, Bulletin, vol. 35, #2, 1981.
Not Too Bee ('Patricia x R. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy') Breeder and Exhibitor: Warren E. Berg, Olympic Peninsula Chapter.
L.E.E.'s W.W.M. [('Wardian Cream' x R. wightii) x R. macabeanum) Breeder: Ben Nelson, Exhibitor: Lee E. Entsminger, Seattle Chapter.