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Volume 41, Number 1
Winter 1987

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Color designations below refer to the Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart, 1966, unless otherwise stated. When R.H.S Colour Chart (1966) numbers are used, the color names preceding these numbers are those of the Universal Color Language (ULC) or Inter-Society Color Council-National Bureau of Standards (ISCC-NBS). Coordination of the names and numbers is published in A Contribution Towards Standardization of Color Names in Horticulture, Application of the Universal Color Language to Colors of the Royal Horticultural Society's Colour Chart, by Robert D. Huse and Kenneth L. Kelley, edited by Donald H. Voss, ARS Publications Committee, 1984.

The following list contains names of North American hybrids registered during the period August 1 through November 4, 1986.

'APRICOT FANTASY':  Elepidote. 'Hotei' x 'Tropicana' (unregistered). Cross (1971) by E.C. Brockenbrough, M.D., Bellevue, WA; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Jeanine P. Smith, Woodinville, WA. Named Best New Hybrid, Seattle Rhododendron Society (1983) and Northwest Hybridizer Group (1985). Flowers fragrant, openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2" long, 16-17 per truss, 7-lobed, wavy margins. Strong yellowish pink (40D) buds open to light yellowish pink (29C) flowers with light orange yellow (22D) throat, and moderate yellowish pink (33D) edging, c " wide. Throat and upper three lobes are spotted with vivid red (45A); reverse is moderate yellowish pink (33D). Calyx 1" to 2", light yellowish pink (29C) with vivid red (45A) spotting. Ball-shaped truss, 6" to 7" across x 6" high. Leaves held 2 years, 5" to 6" x 2" to 2", narrowly obovate, convex, apiculate, cuneate, smooth, moderate olive green (137A). Plant upright, moderately-branched, 6' high x 5' wide in 12 years from seed. Blooms mid-May. Plant hardy to at least 0F.

'AVIVA ANN':  Elepidote. R. yakushimanum x 'Mars'. Cross and raised by unknown; named, introduced, and registered by Richard Brooks, Concord, MA. Received blue ribbon, MA Chapter show (1985). Flowers widely funnel-shaped, heavy substance, 3" across x 1" long, 15-19 per truss, 5-lobed, wavy margins. Deep purplish pink (55A) buds open to pale purplish pink (56C) flowers shading to strong purplish pink (55B) at edges; reverse also strong purplish pink (55B). Calyx is minute, Ball-shaped truss, 6" across x 5" high. Leaves held 4-5 years, 3" to 5" x 1" to 2", elliptic, convex, acute, rounded, smooth, with thin felt-like hairy indumentum, moderate yellow green (146D), easily rubbed off. Plant low, spreading, dense habit, 4' high x 7' wide in 17 years (from cutting?). Blooms late May. Hardy to at least -17F. (Above colors refer to 1986 RHS Colour Chart)

'CHARLES PHILLIPS':  Lepidote. Unknown x 'Fragrantissimum'. Cross (1969), raised, and introduced by Charles O. Phillips, Oakland, CA; named, and registered by Elma E. Connelly, Oakland, CA. Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, moderately fragrant, c 2" across x c 2" long, white with pale green throat, 5-lobed with evenly rounded margins. Terminal floral cluster 4" to 5" across x 3 high, composed of 2-3 flat trusses, each having 3 to 5 flowers. Calyx ", very pale green. Leaves 1" x ⅞", elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate; upper surface smooth and glossy; under surface covered with light indumentum consisting of grayish green hairs and brown scales; edges are hairy. Plant upright, open, well-branched, 12' high x 6' wide in 11 years from cutting. Blooms mid-March. Hardy to at least 25F.

'DAVE GOHEEN':  Elepidote. R. yakushimanum x R. calophytum. Cross (1964) and raised by Dr. David Goheen, Camas, WA; named, introduced, and registered by Dr. Lansing W. Bulgin (Ellanhurst Gardens), Sherwood, OR. Flowers tubular campanulate, 2" across x 1⅝" long, 14-16 per truss, 5-lobed, evenly rounded margins. Strong purplish pink (55B) buds open to pale purplish pink (55D) flowers with yellowish white (155B) edging of variable width, prominent strong red (53B) blotch at base of dorsal lobe, and pale purplish pink rays (56C) at midsection of each lobe; reverse is pale purplish pink (55D). Flowers fade to white. No calyx. Dome-shaped truss, 5" across 4" high. Leaves held 3 years, 4" x 1⅛", narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, revolute, acute to apiculate, cuneate, smooth, dull, moderate yellow green (137C); hairy indumentum, pale yellow green (157A) on new growth, pale yellow (162D) on mature leaves. Plant broad, well-branched, 3' high x 4' wide in 10 years from cutting. Blooms early April. Hardy to at least 0F.

'DOCTOR ELTON TRUEBLOOD':  Elepidote. 'Tom Everett' x 'Joe Brooks' (unregistered Yelton hybrid). Cross (1970) by Dr. Ernest Yelton, Rutherfordton, NC (ARS Seed Exchange seed lot 1971-654); raised, named, introduced, and registered by Jim Todd, Lenoir, NC. Received blue ribbon (1981), Best Unnamed Seedling; ARS Seed Exchange trophy (1986); both at Southeastern Chapter shows. Flowers fragrant, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, as many as 12 per truss, up to 7 lobes, wavy margins. Pale purplish pink (56D) fading to cream white; reverse pale purplish pink (56A); 6 to 7 pale to moderate yellow (161) rays in throat. Calyx minute, green. Ball-shaped, slightly lax truss, 6" across x 4" high. Leaves held 2 years, 5" x 2", elliptic, convex, apiculate, cuneate, glossy, moderate olive green (137B-146A). Plant broad, well-branched, 4' high x 4' wide in 14 years from seed. Blooms mid-May. Plant hardy to at least 0F.

'EMPEROR WALTZ':  Elepidote. 'Robert Allison' x R. fortunei 'Mrs. C. Butler'. Cross by Edmund E. Walbrecht (ARS seed lot 1973-516), Dover, NJ (now New Harbor, ME); raised, named, introduced, and registered by Richard Brooks, Concord, MA. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, moderately fragrant, heavy substance, 4" across x 2" long, 7-8 per truss, 7-lobed, wavy margins. Strong purplish pink (73B) buds open to very pale purple (73D) flowers shading to light purplish pink (73C) at margins, and having two very small, strong yellow green (144C) dorsal rays; reverse is light purplish pink (73C). Calyx ⅛", strong yellow green (144C). Flat truss, 7" across x 6" high. Leaves held 2 years, 4" to 7" x 1" to 2", oblong to obovate, concave, acute, rounded, smooth. Plant tall, upright, dense habit, 7' high x 8' wide in 13 years from seed. Blooms early June. Plant hardy to at least -17F, bud hardy to at least -5F. (Above colors refer to 1986 RHS Colour Chart)

'GERALDINE LEVON':  Deciduous azalea. Parentage unknown; seedling purchased from Girard Nurseries. Cross (c 1960) by Peter Girard, Sr., Geneva, OH; raised, named, and registered by Robert K. Peters, Bendersville, PA; introduced by Ray Carter (Bull Valley Nursery), Aspers, PA. Flowers moderately fragrant, heavy substance, flat saucer-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, 6-11 per truss, 5-lobed, wavy margins. Yellow (7.5Y 8/12) buds open to lighter yellow (7.5Y 9/8) flowers which fade to white. There is a persistent, prominent yellow (2.5Y 8/12) blotch in dorsal lobe. Calyx 3/16", 2.5CY 6/8. Ball-shaped truss, 3" across x 3" high. Leaves 3" x 1⅜", obovate, convex, apiculate, cuneate, upper surface hairy. Plant upright, open growth habit, 5' high x 3' wide in c 25 years from seed. Blooms mid to late May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25F. (Above colors refer to Nickerson Color Fan)

'HOLLY'S LATE PINK':  Evergreen azalea. 'Elsie Lee' x 'Pink Gumpo'. Synonym: 'Holly Hills Late Pink'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, semi-double, 2" across x 1" long, 9-10 petals with wavy/frilled margins. Strong purplish pink (55B). Calyx ", light green. Free flowering Leaves held 1 year, 1" x ", elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate, glossy, dark green. Plant dwarf, rounded, well-branched, 10" high x 18" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in late May. Hardy to at least -15F.

'HOOSIER CHARM': Evergreen azalea. 'Purple Splendor' x 'Vuyk's Scarlet'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. Deep purplish pink (55A) with dark red spotting upper lobe. Calyx ", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1" x ", elliptic, flat, mucronate, cuneate, glossy, dark green, hairy. Plant broad, rounded, well-branched, 18" high x 15" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'HOOSIER PEACH':  Evergreen azalea. 'Purple Splendor' x 'Vuyk's Scarlet'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, 5-lobed, wavy margins. Strong pink (49A) with dark red spotting upper lobe. Calyx ⅛", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1-7/16" x ⅜", oblanceolate, flat, apiculate, cuneate, dull, dark green, hairy. Plant broad, rounded, well-branched, 18" high x 18" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -15F.

'HOOSIER ROSE':  Evergreen azalea. 'Purple Splendor' x 'Vuyk's Scarlet'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, 5-lobed, wavy margins. Light purplish pink (55C) with dark rose spotting upper lobe. Calyx ", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1⅜" x 9/16", narrowly obovate, flat, mucronate, cuneate, dull, dark green, hairy. Plant broad, rounded, well-branched, 15" high x 24" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'HOOSIER SUNRISE':  Evergreen azalea. 'Purple Splendor' x 'Vuyk's Scarlet'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, semi-double, hose-in-hose, 2" across x 1" long, 14 petals with wavy/frilled edges. Strong purplish pink (55B) with dark rose spotting upper lobe. Calyx 3/16", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1-7/16" x 9/16", elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate, dull, dark green, hairy. Plant broad, rounded, well-branched, 15" high x 18" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'KANCHENJUNGA':  Elepidote. (R. catawbiense 'Catalgla' x R. fortunei) x R. decorum, McLaren form. Cross by George W. Ring, Vienna, VA (ARS seed lot 1973-343); raised, named, introduced, and registered by Richard Brooks, Concord, MA. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, moderately fragrant, heavy substance, 3" across x 2" long, 11-13 per truss, 7-lobed, wavy margins. Buds, paler than light yellow green (145D), open to white flowers having two small, strong yellow green (145A), dorsal rays. Calyx 1/16", grayish red (178A). Flat truss, 8" across x 6" high. Leaves held 2 years, 3" to 5" x 1" to 2", elliptic, flat, apiculate, cordate to rounded, smooth. Plant tall, upright, dense habit, 7' high x 8' wide in 13 years from seed. Blooms mid-May. Plant hardy to at least -17F, bud hardy to at least -5F. (Above colors refer to 1986 RHS Colour Chart)

'KELLY MOSLEY':  Deciduous azalea. R. austrinum 'Escatawpa' x selected Exbury hybrid. Cross (1976), raised, named, and registered by Charles J. Hiers, Auburn, AL. Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, 12-18 per truss, 5-lobed, wavy to frilled margins, strong fruity fragrance. Vivid yellow (14A) flowers, with throat blending to vivid orange (28B), and uneven margins (c wide) of strong orange (24A); vivid orange yellow (21A) blotch covers dorsal lobe. Calyx ", light yellow green (145B). Tight ball-shaped truss, 6" across x 6" high. Leaves 3" x 1⅝", elliptic, flat, slightly wavy margins, apiculate, cuneate, dull, dark yellowish green (139A), both surfaces hairy. Plant upright, rounded, well-branched, 6' high x 4' wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms early April. Plant hardy to at least 0F.

'LETTIE':  Elepidote. [(R. catawbiense x R. haematodes) x 'Mars'] x 'Ralph Pape'. Cross (1977), raised, named, introduced, and registered by Maletta Yates, Frostburg, MD. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, 10-13 per truss, 5-lobed, wavy margins. Strong purplish red (63B) edging, c ⅜" wide, shading rapidly to white throat; two small vivid yellow green (154A) rays and minor spotting in throat. Buds and reverse strong purplish red (63B). Calyx minute, strong yellow green (141D). Conical truss, 4" across x 5" high. Leaves held 2 years, 5" x 2", elliptic, flat, mucronate, rounded, smooth, glossy, moderate olive green (147A); slight, light tan hairy indumentum. Plant upright, well-branched, 45" high x 47" wide in 9 years from seed. Blooms mid-May. Plant hardy to at least -20F.

'MARGARET HYATT':  Evergreen azalea. 'Elsie Lee' x 'Robin Hill Frosty'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, semi-double, hose-in-hose, 2" across x 1" long, 12 petals with wavy/frilled edges. Strong purplish pink (73B) with rose/red spotting upper lobe. Calyx ", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1" x ⅜", oblanceolate, flat, apiculate, cuneate, dull, dark green, hairy. Plant broad, upright, well-branched, 18" high x 15" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'MARTHA PESTE': Elepidote. 'Lillian Peste', selfed. Cross by Fred Peste, raised by Fred and Lillian Peste, named by Lillian Peste, described and registered by Sharon Peste Johnston, all Shelton, WA. Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 2" across x 2" long, 13 per truss, 5-lobed, wavy margins. Strong pink (48C) buds with light yellowish pink (27B) streaks open to pale yellowish pink (27C) flowers tinged and streaked with strong pink (48D). Throat is strong red (53B) and dorsal lobe is spotted with moderate reddish orange (35A). Basic color changes to pale orange yellow (19D). Calyx 1, pale yellowish pink (27C) streaked with strong pink (48D); throat strong red (53B). Truss ball-shaped, 6" across x 3" high. Leaves held 2 years, 3" x 1", obovate, convex, acute, cuneate, smooth; moderate olive green (147A) with heavy indumentum, moderate yellow (161A). Plant broad, rounded, semi-dwarf, well-branched, 30" high x 32" wide in about 8 years from seed. Blooms late May. Hardy to at least 0F.

'MARYANN HYATT': Evergreen azalea. 'Elsie Lee' x 'Robin Hill Frosty'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, semi-double, 2" across x 1" long, 11 petals with wavy edges. Strong purplish pink (73B) with rose/brown spotting in lower portion of upper petal. Calyx ", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1" x ", elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate, glossy, dark green, hairy. Plant broad, upright, well-branched, 18" high x 15" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'MARY TODD':  Elepidote. 'Tom Everett' x (R. wardii x 'Fawn'). Cross (1969), raised, named, introduced, and registered by Jim Todd, Lenoir, NC. Received blue ribbon (1983), Best Unnamed Seedling, Southeastern Chapter show. Flowers very fragrant, openly funnel-shaped, 4" to 5" across x 2" long, 9-12 per truss, 7-lobed, frilled margins. Pale greenish yellow (2D) buds, tipped with deep yellowish pink (41D), open to pale yellow (11D) flowers having strong yellowish pink (37B) edging, c " wide. Throat is brilliant greenish yellow (5B), with c 12 light yellow green (154D) rays extending ⅝" to 1" from center into upper lobes. Reverse is pale greenish yellow (10D). Ball-shaped, slightly lax truss, 7" across x 7" high. Leaves held 2 years, 6" x 2", lanceolate, revolute, obtuse, rounded, glossy, moderate olive green (147A). Open growth habit, moderately-branched, 3' high x 4' wide in 10 years. Blooms early May. Plant hardy to at least -5F.

'MAY WINE':  Elepidote. R. sperabile x R. elliottii. Cross by William Whitney, Brinnon, WA; seedling obtained from Clarke Nurseries, Long Beach, WA (c 1974); raised, named, introduced, and registered by Dr. Lansing W. Bulgin (Ellanhurst Gardens), Sherwood, OR. Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 2" across x 1" long, 15 per truss, 5-lobed, wavy margins. Strong red (46A) buds open to vivid red (45C) flowers. Calyx " to ", vivid red (45C). Dome-shaped truss, 5" across x 3" high. Leaves held 3 years, 3" x 1", narrowly elliptic, slightly convex, acute, cuneate, smooth, dull, moderate yellow green (147B); light, hairy indumentum, easily rubbed off; color ages from light yellow (160B) to pale yellow (162D). Plant rounded, well-branched, 2' high x 3' wide in 7 years from cutting. Blooms early May. Hardy to at least 5F.

'MICHAEL GRAF':  Elepidote. 'Captain Jack' x 'Leo'. Cross by Paul Holden (1970); raised by Mrs. A. J. Holden; described by Carol A. Graf; named, introduced, and registered by Paul Holden (Harstine Island Nursery), all Shelton, WA. Flowers openly campanulate, 1" across x 1" long, 15 per truss, 5-lobed, wavy margins. Vivid red (45A) with strong red (46A) edging, c " wide, and some spotting in dorsal lobe, so faint that color cannot be determined. Calyx ⅓" to 1", vivid red (45A). Flat truss, 4" across x 2" high. Leaves held 3 years, 5" x 1", narrowly elliptic to elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate, smooth, dull, moderate olive green (147A); under surface moderate yellow green (147D) with light hairy indumentum, easily rubbed off. On young leaves, indumentum is moderate orange (167B); on mature leaves, dark reddish orange (175B). Plant upright, open, well-branched, 5' high x 3' wide in 15 years from seed. Blooms early May. Hardy to at least 0F.

'MOBY DICK':  Evergreen azalea. 'Mildred Mae' x 'Avalanche (Domoto). Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; named by David Schroeder; raised, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, 5-lobed, frilled margins. Ivory white with yellow green spotting in lower portion of dorsal lobe. Calyx ", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 2" x ", elliptic, flat, acute, cuneate, dull, dark green, hairy. Plant broad, rounded, well-branched, 18" high x 30" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'MRS. ARTHUR ROGERS':  Evergreen azalea. 'Elsie Lee' x 'Chanson'. Synonym: 'Helen Rogers'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, double, 2" across x 1" long, 14 petals with wavy margins. Light purplish pink (73C) with brown spotting in throat. Calyx ", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1" x ⅝", elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate, dull, dark green, hairy. Plant upright, rounded, well-branched, 18" high x 18" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least-15F.

'MRS. BETTY OLIVER':  Deciduous azalea. R. occidentale x unknown. Cross by C. Edwards, Watsonville, CA (1965); raised, named, and registered by H.W. Oliver. Menlo Park, CA; introduced by H.W. Oliver (Menlo Park) and Bay Laurel Nursery, Scottsdale, CA. Received award, CA Chapter show (1986), Best Pink Azalea Hybrid. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, 14 per truss, 5-lobed, wavy margins, very fragrant. Deep orange pink buds open to pastel pink flowers with deeper pink veins; prominent orange blotch in dorsal lobe; deeper pink to almost red on exterior of neck. Calyx ⅛", pale green. Ball-shaped truss, 5" across x 4" high. Leaves 4" x 1", oblanceolate, acute, cuneate, glossy, bright green; autumn color red. Plant upright, well-branched, 13' high x 9' wide in 21 years from seed. Blooms mid-season (4/20-5/15 in CA). Hardy to at least 10F.

'MRS. HENRY SCHROEDER':  Evergreen azalea. 'Elsie Lee' x 'Robin Hill Frosty'. Synonym: 'Mrs. H.R. Schroeder'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.). Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, double, 2" across x 1" long, 14 petals with frilled margins. Strong purplish pink (55B). Calyx " light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, ⅞" x ", broadly elliptic, flat, mucronate, cuneate, dull, dark green, hairy. Plant rounded, well-branched, 18" high x 24" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'MRS. MARY SCHROEDER':  Evergreen azalea. 'Elsie Lee' x 'Robin Hill Frosty'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, 5-lobed with wavy margins. Light purplish pink (62C) with dark rose spotting in dorsal lobe. Calyx ", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1" x ⅝", narrowly obovate, flat, mucronate, cuneate, dull, dark green, hairy. Plant broad, upright, well-branched, 18" high x 24" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'MRS. MILDRED KINDER':  Evergreen azalea. 'Elsie Lee' x 'Robin Hill Frosty'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, double, 2" across x 1" long, 14 petals with frilled edges. Deep purplish pink (73A) with dark rose spotting in dorsal lobe. Calyx ", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1'' x ", elliptic, flat, mucronate, cuneate, glossy, dark green, hairy. Plant broad, upright, well-branched, 24" high x 18" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -15F.

'MRS. NANCY DIPPLE':  Evergreen azalea. 'Elsie Lee' x 'Robin Hill Frosty'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, double, 2" across x 1" long, 15-17 petals with frilled edges. Pale purplish pink (56C). Calyx 3/16", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1" x ⅝", narrowly elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate, glossy, dark green, hairy. Plant broad, rounded, well-branched, 24" high x 24" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least -15F. [Correct name from MRS. NANCY DIPPEL to MRS. NANCY DIPPLE.- mod. 11/13/12, ref.].

'MRS. WEBSTER':  Evergreen azalea. 'Purple Splendor' x 'Vuyk's Scarlet'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, 5-lobed with wavy margins. Strong purplish red (58C) with dark rose spotting in dorsal lobe. Calyx 5/16", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1⅜" x 9/16", oblanceolate, flat, mucronate, cuneate, dull, dark green, hairy. Plant rounded, well-branched, 15" high x 24" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'NANCY CAROL':  Elepidote. 'Holden' x 'Bob Peters Special'. Cross (1976) and introduced by Ray Carter (Bull Valley Nursery), Aspers, PA; raised, named, and registered by Robert K. Peters, Bendersvile, PA. Flowers moderately fragrant, openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, 15 per truss, 7-lobed, evenly rounded margins. Darker pink buds open to pink flowers having slightly darker double flare in dorsal lobe. No calyx. Dome-shaped truss, 6" across x 6" high. Leaves held 2 years, 5" x 1", elliptic, flat, acute, cuneate, smooth, dull. Plant medium size, dense habit, spreading, free-flowering, 3' high x 3' wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms mid-May. Plant hardy to at least -25F; bud hardy to at least -15F.

'PURPLE PRIDE':  Evergreen azalea. 'Purple Splendor' x 'Vuyk's Scarlet'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, 5-lobed with frilled margins. Vivid reddish purple (74B) with strong purplish red (67A) throat and spotting in dorsal lobe. Calyx 1", vivid reddish purple (74B). Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1" x ", elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate, dull, dark green, hairy. Plant rounded, well-branched, 15" high x 24" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'RED-EYED ORCHID QUEEN':  Evergreen azalea. 'Purple Splendor' x 'Vuyk's Scarlet'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers openly tunnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, 5-lobed with wavy margins. Light reddish purple (74C) with dark red spotting dorsal lobe. Calyx 5/16", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1'' x ⅝", narrowly obovate, flat, mucronate, cuneate, dull, dark green, hairy. Plant rounded, well-branched, 18" high x 24" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'ROBERT HYATT':  Evergreen azalea. 'Purple Splendor' x 'Vuyk's Scarlet'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, 5-lobed with wavy margins. Deep pink (52C) with dark rose spotting in dorsal lobe. Calyx 5/16", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 2" x ⅞", oblanceolate, flat, apiculate, cuneate, glossy, dark green, hairy. Plant rounded, well-branched, 15" high x 18" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in early May. Hardy to at least -15F.

'ROSEMARY ANNETTE':  Evergreen azalea. 'Elsie Lee' x 'Robin Hill Frosty'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, 11 petals with wavy edges. Moderate purplish pink (62B) with dark rose spotting dorsal lobe. Calyx ", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1" x ", elliptic, flat, acute, cuneate, dull, dark green, hairy. Plant broad, rounded, well-branched 18" high x 18" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'SCARLET FROST':  Evergreen azalea. 'Purple Splendor' x 'Vuyk's Scarlet'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, 5-lobed with wavy margins. Deep pink (52C) with red spotting in dorsal lobe. Calyx ", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1" x ⅝", narrowly obovate, flat, mucronate, cuneate, glossy, dark green, hairy. Plant rounded, well-branched, 15" high x 18" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'SCHROEDER'S LAVENDER MIST':  Evergreen azalea. 'Elsie Lee' x 'Robin Hill Frosty'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 1" across x 1" long, 6-7 petals with wavy edges. Moderate purplish pink (65A) with dark rose spotting dorsal lobe. Calyx ", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1" x ", elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate, dull, dark green, hairy. Plant broad, upright, well-branched, 18" high x 18" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least-15F.

'SCHROEDER'S LAVENDER ROSE':  Evergreen azalea. 'Elsie Lee' x 'Robin Hill Frosty'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, semi-double, hose-in-hose, 2" across x 1 long, 12 petals with frilled edges. Deep purplish pink (73A) with rose/red spotting upper petal. Calyx ", rose/light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1" x ⅞", elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate, dull, dark green, hairy. Plant broad, upright, well-branched, 24" high x 24" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'SCHROEDER'S PINK PERFECTION':  Evergreen azalea. 'Betty' (Kaempferi) x 'Elsie Lee'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, double, 2" across x 1" long, 14 petals with evenly rounded edges. Deep purplish pink (55A). Calyx 5/16", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1" x 15/16", elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate, glossy, dark green, hairy. Plant upright, well-branched, 24" high x 15" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'SCHROEDER'S PINK SPLENDOR':  Evergreen azalea. 'Purple Splendor' x 'Vuyk's Scarlet'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, 5-lobed with wavy margins. Deep purplish pink (55A) with rose/red spotting in dorsal lobe. Calyx ", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1" x ", elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate, dull, dark green, hairy. Plant broad, rounded, well-branched, 18" high x 24" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least-15F.

'SCHROEDER'S SNOWFLAKE':  Evergreen azalea. 'Mildred Mae' x 'Avalanche' (Domoto). Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose, 1" across x 1" long, 10 petals with frilled margins. Yellowish white (155D) with yellow/green spotting in upper petal. No calyx. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1⅜" x 9/16", oblanceolate, flat, apiculate, cuneate, glossy, dark green, hairy. Plant upright, open, moderately-branched, 30" high x 24" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'SCHROEDER'S SUNRAY':  Evergreen azalea. 'Purple Splendor' x 'Vuyk's Scarlet'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 1" across x 1" long, 5-lobed with wavy margins. Deep purplish pink (66C) with red/brown spotting in dorsal lobe. Calyx ", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1" x ", elliptic, flat, mucronate, cuneate, dull, dark green, hairy. Plant rounded, 15" high x 24" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'SCHROEDER'S WHITE GLORY':  Evergreen azalea. 'Elsie Lee' x 'Glory' (Kurume). Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose, 1" across x 1" long, 10 petals with frilled margins. White with light purplish pink (73C) edging and rose spotting in lower portion of upper petal. Calyx 1", white with 73C edging. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1" x ", narrowly obovate, flat, mucronate, cuneate, dull, dark green, hairy. Plant broad, rounded, well-branched, 18" high x 24" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'SKOOKUM':  Elepidote. (R. yakushimanum x 'Mars') x 'America'. Cross (mid to late 1960's) by Hjalmar Larson, Tacoma, WA; raised by Hjalmar Larson and Fred Minch; named, introduced, and registered by Fred Minch, Puyallup, WA. Flowers openly campanulate, 2" across x 1" long, 15 per truss, 5 evenly rounded lobes. Strong red (46A) flowers with white filaments and style. No calyx. Dome-shaped truss, 5" across x 4" high. Leaves 4" x 1", elliptic, convex, obtuse, cuneate, dull, hairy. Plant broad, rounded, well-branched, 4' high x 4' wide in 15-20 years from seed. Blooms early May. Plant hardy to at least -20F.

'SUSAN CAMILLE':  Evergreen azalea. 'Elsie Lee' x 'Robin Hill Frosty'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, semi-double, hose-in-hose, 2" across x 1" long, 12 petals with wavy edges. Pale purplish pink (56D) with yellow/green spotting on upper petal. Calyx ", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1⅝" x 11/16", oblanceolate, flat, mucronate, cuneate, glossy, dark green, hairy. Plant broad, rounded, well-branched, 18" high x 24" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in late April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'THEO':  Deciduous azalea. Seedling of selfed R. alabamense x yellow R. japonicum. Cross (1978), raised, named, registered by Charles J. Hiers, Auburn, AL. Flowers narrowly tubular funnel-shaped, opening to star shape with petals slightly reflexed, 2" across x 1" long, 10-14 per truss, 5-lobed, wavy margins, slightly fragrant. Pale purplish pink (56B) flowers, with deep purplish red (59B) throat fading rapidly to 56B; brilliant greenish yellow (6A) blotch flares from throat up midrib, covering half of dorsal lobe; narrow, deep purplish red (59B) rays extend along petal ribs slightly beyond tube. Calyx ⅛", light yellow green (145B). Slightly open ball-shaped truss, 6" across x 5" high. Leaves 5⅛" x ⅞", elliptic, wavy margins, apiculate, cuneate, dull, moderate yellow green (137A), both surfaces hairy. Plant open, moderately-branched, 4' high x 3' wide in 8 years from seed. Blooms mid-April. Plant hardy to at least 0F.

'THUNDERBALL':  Evergreen Azalea. 'Ward's Ruby' x 'Hahn's Red'. Cross (c 1975) and raised by Richard Mauritsen (Kent Nursery); named, described, and registered by Steve Mauritsen; introduced by Kent Nursery, Kent, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 1" across x 1" long, 1-6 per truss, 5 evenly rounded lobes. Strong red (53C). Calyx 1/16", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 2 years, 1" x 1", elliptic, flat, mucronate, cuneate, dark yellowish green (139A). Plant upright, broad, well-branched, 1' high x 1' wide in 3 years from cutting. Blooms mid-April. Hardy to at least 0F.

'TINA MARIE':  Elepidote. R. litiense x 'Crest'. Cross (1974) and described by Walt Elliott; raised and registered by Art Tracy; named by Art and Ruth Tracy, all Shelton, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4" across x 2" long, 6-10 per truss, 5-7 lobes, wavy margins. Light yellow green (154D) flowers with brilliant yellow green (154C) throat. No calyx. Flat truss, 7" across x 3" high. Leaves held 2 years, 4" x 2", elliptic, convex, apiculate, cuneate, smooth, dull, moderate olive green (147A). Plant upright, well-branched, 5' high x 6' wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms early May. Plant hardy to at least 0F.

'TOM STIELER':  Elepidote. 'Witch Doctor' x unknown. Cross by Paul Holden (1970); raised by Mrs. A. J. Holden; described by Carol A. Graf; named, introduced, and registered by Paul Holden (Harstine Island Nursery), all Shelton, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, 11-12 per truss, 5-lobed, wavy margins. Strong red (53B) buds open to strong purplish pink (55B) flowers with heavy dark red (183B) spotting in dorsal lobe, and lighter spotting in other lobes varying from dark red (183B) nearer the throat to brownish orange (164A) extending about halfway up each petal; throat is pale greenish yellow (9D), and reverse is deep purplish pink (55A). Calyx " to 1", light purplish pink (55C). Flat truss, 5" across x 4" high. Leaves held 3 years, 4" x 1", elliptic to broadly elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate, smooth, dull, moderate yellow green (147B); under surface moderate yellow green (147D); new growth light reddish brown (177B). Plant upright, open, well-branched, 4' high x 2' wide in 15 years from seed. Blooms early May. Hardy to at least 0F.

'VIENNA WOODS':  Elepidote. 'Robert Allison' x R. fortunei 'Mrs. C. Butler'. Cross by Edmund E. Walbrecht (ARS seed lot 1973-516), Dover, NJ (now New Harbor, ME); raised, named, introduced, and registered by Richard Brooks, Concord, MA. Received ARS Seed Exchange trophy, MA Chapter show (1986). Flowers widely funnel-shaped, moderately fragrant, heavy substance, 3" across x 2" long, 10-12 per truss, 7-lobed, wavy margins. Deep purplish pink (70C) buds open to very pale purple (69B) flowers. Calyx ⅛", moderate yellow green (146D). Flat truss, 7" across x 6" high. Leaves held 2 years, 4" to 7" x 1" to 2", oblong to obovate, flat, acute to apiculate, rounded, smooth. Plant tall, upright, dense habit, 5' high x 5' wide in 13 years from seed. Blooms late May. Plant hardy to at least -17F, bud hardy to at least -5F. (Above colors refer to 1986 RHS Colour Chart)

'VINECOURT DUCHESS':  Deciduous azalea. 'Chelsea Reach' x 'Watermelon Ice'. Cross (1982), raised, named, and described by A.W. Smith, Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario, Vineland Station, Ontario, Canada; introduced and registered by H.R.I.O. Flowers slightly fragrant, heavy substance, openly funnel-shaped, double, 2⅝" across x 2⅛" long, 10 per truss, 10 petals with wavy/frilled margins. Peach-yellow colored buds open to vivid yellow (14B) flowers fading to brilliant yellow (14C). Calyx ⅛", green. Flat truss, 4" across x 2" high. Leaves 4" x 2", elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate, both surfaces hairy. Plant upright, spreading, open growth habit, 30" high x 30" wide in 3 years from seed. Blooms late May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F. (Above colors refer to 1986 RHS Colour Chart)

'VINECOURT JESTER':  Deciduous azalea. 'Chelsea Reach' x 'Cecile'. Cross (1979), raised, named, and described by A.W. Smith, Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario, Vineland Station, Ontario, Canada; introduced and registered by H.R.I.O. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, double, 2⅜" across x 2" long, 9 per truss, 10 petals with frilled margins. Light orange yellow (16B-16C) buds open to creamy yellow flowers which fade to white. Calyx minute, green. Flattened dome truss, 4" across x 2" high. Leaves 4⅛" x 1⅝", elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate, both surfaces hairy. Plant upright, dense growth habit, free-flowering, 30" high x 24" wide in 5 years from seed. Blooms late May to early June. Plant and bud hardy to at least -16F. (Above colors refer to 1986 RHS Colour Chart)

'VINELAND CAROUSEL':  Deciduous azalea. 'Chelsea Reach' x 'Cecile'. Cross (1979), raised, named, and described by A.W. Smith, Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario, Vineland Station, Ontario, Canada; introduced and registered by H.R.I.O. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, slightly fragrant, 3" across x 2" long, 13 per truss, 5 petals with wavy/frilled margins. Peach colored buds open to apricot flowers (blended orange and pink shades); at maturity flowers are light pink (50D) with orange-yellow eye. Calyx minute, pale green. Ball-shaped truss, 5" across x 4" high. Leaves 4" x 1⅝", elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate, both surfaces hairy. Plant upright, dense growth habit, free-flowering, 24" high x 18" wide in 4 years from seed. Blooms late May. Plant hardy to at least -16F. (Above colors refer to 1986 RHS Colour Chart)

'VONNIE':  Evergreen azalea. 'Purple Splendor' x 'Vuyk's Scarlet'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, 5-lobed with wavy margins. Strong purplish pink (55B) with dark red spotting in upper petal. Calyx ", light green. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1" x 7/16", oblanceolate, flat, apiculate, cuneate, glossy, dark green, hairy. Plant upright, broad, well-branched, 24" high x 24" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -15F.

'WASHINGTON STATE CENTENNIAL':  Deciduous azalea. (R. occidentale x R. bakeri) x 'Santiam'. Cross, raised, registered by Frank D. Mossman, Vancouver, WA; named by Washington State Centennial Committee (WSCC); introduced by WSCC through Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Received award, Portland Chapter show (1982), Best New American Azalea; chosen by WA Centennial Commission for 1989 celebration. Photo in ARS Journal, Vol. 39, No. 3, (1985), under the name 'Centennial'. Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, 10-12 per truss, 5-lobed, very deeply ruffled edges, very fragrant. Early buds have orange-yellow, red, and green petal backs with red tubes; flowers are light orange (16C), paling to white. Prominent strong orange yellow (17A) blotch covers entire upper petal, with occasional extensions on adjacent petals; color persists. Petals have a discontinuous strong pink (50C) edging, as wide as ", and irregular strong pink (50C) veins. Calyx to ", strong yellow green (143B). Ball-shaped truss, 6" across x 5" high. Leaves 3⅞" x 1-13/16", elliptic and narrowly obovate, revolute, margin undulate, apiculate, cuneate, smooth, very shiny, dark green (132A); under surface moderate yellow green (138B); hairy on leaf margins and under leaf primary and secondary veins; autumn color bronze, red, and yellow. Plant upright, open, moderately-branched, 5' high x 3' wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms May. Hardy to at least -10F.

'WEMROCK':  Elepidote. 'Janet Blair' x white seedling of unknown parentage. Cross (c 1976), raised, introduced, and registered by Leon Yavorsky; named by Anna M. Gray, both Freehold, NJ. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, 12 per truss, 5-lobed. Pale yellow to pale orange yellow (19C-D) flowers with strong orange yellow (22A) flare in dorsal lobe, and strong pink (48C) edging; deep yellowish pink (44D) ribbing on reverse. Calyx ⅛", bright green with red edge. Truss, 6" across x 4" high. Leaves 4" x 2", obovate to elliptic, obtuse, rounded, smooth. Plant broad, rounded outline, 26" high x 42" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms early May. Plant hardy to at least -10F. (Above colors refer to 1986 RHS Colour Chart)

'WILLIAM HYATT': Evergreen azalea. 'Purple Splendor' x 'Vuyk's Scarlet'. Cross (1973) by Henry R. Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder (Holly Hills, Inc.), Evansville, IN. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, 5-lobed with wavy margins. Deep purplish pink (66C) with dark red spotting in upper petal. Calyx ", rose/green stipes. Free flowering. Leaves held 1 year, 1" x ", oblanceolate, flat, apiculate, cuneate, glossy, dark green, hairy. Plant broad, rounded, well-branched, 18" high x 18" wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms in mid-April. Hardy to at least -15F.

Correction to the ARS Plant Registry: Rhododendron name 'To Bee', registered 1983 by W.E. Berg, published in ARS Journal, Vol. 37, No. 4 (1983), should be spelled 'Too Bee'.


Volume 41, Number 1
Winter 1987

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