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Volume 42, Number 1
Winter 1988

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American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry

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).

The following list contains names of North American hybrids registered during the period August 1, 1987 through November 1, 1987.

'ARCTIC GOLD':  Elepidote. Unnamed hybrid (low, white) x Unnamed hybrid (white with yellow center). Cross (1971) by Edmund V Mezitt; described by R Wayne Mezitt and Christopher S Rogers; raised, named, introduced, registered by Weston Nurseries, Inc.; all Hopkinton, MA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, 20/truss, 5 wavy lobes. Pale yellow (8D) with strong greenish yellow (151A) blotch; buds strong pink (54C). Calyx 1/16", light green. Ball truss, 6" across x 5" high. Leaves 5" long x 2" wide, elliptic, flat, acute, cuneate. Dense habit, very floriferous, 2' tall x 2' wide in 7 years from cutting. Blooms mid to late May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F.

'BALTIC LACE':  Elepidote. Unnamed hybrid (low, white, F3). Cross (1980) by Edmund V Mezitt; described by R Wayne Mezitt and Christopher S Rogers; raised, named, introduced, registered by Weston Nurseries, Inc.; all Hopkinton, MA. Yellowish white (158D) flowers, openly funnel-shaped, 1" across x 1" long, up to 25/truss, 5 wavy lobes. Calyx 1/32", light green. Ball truss, 4" to 5" across x 3" to 4" high. Leaves 3" long x 1" to 1" wide, oblong, acute, cuneate. Low, spreading, dense habit; very floriferous; 1' tall x 2' wide in 7 years from cutting. Blooms mid to late May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F.

'BIG DEAL':  Elepidote. Unnamed hybrid (low, white, F2). Cross (1971) by Edmund V Mezitt; described by R Wayne Mezitt and Christopher S Rogers; raised, named, introduced, registered by Weston Nurseries, Inc.; all Hopkinton, MA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, 18 to 20/truss, 5 wavy lobes. Pale yellow (8D) with dark greenish yellow (152C) blotch which ages to strong greenish yellow (151C). Calyx 1/16", light green. Ball truss, 6" across x 4" high. Leaves 3" to 4" long x 2" wide, elliptic, concave, acute, cuneate. Low, spreading, dense habit; very floriferous; 1' tall x 2' wide in 7 years from cutting. Blooms mid to late May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F.

'BILL BOWEN':  Elepidote. 'Mrs. J. C. Millais' x 'LaBar's White'. Cross (1963), raised, named, introduced, registered by William M Fetterhoff, Gibsonia, PA. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 3" wide x 1" long, 14 to 18/truss, 5 wavy lobes. Very pale purple (69A) buds open to mauve/white and fade quickly to white; large strong greenish yellow (151A) blotch dorsal lobe, extending into adjacent lobes. Calyx negligible. Dome truss, 8" wide x 5" high. Leaves 2⅜" to 5" long x 1" to 2" wide, elliptic, apiculate, cuneate. Heavy flower substance, moderately floriferous; spreading habit, 6' tall x 6' wide in 24 years from seed. Blooms late May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -22°F.

'BLACK SATIN':  Lepidote. PJM group F2 sdlg. Cross (c 1972) by Edmund V Mezitt; described by R Wayne Mezitt and Christopher S Rogers; raised, named, introduced, registered by Weston Nurseries, Inc.; all Hopkinton, MA. Strong reddish purple (72B) flowers, tubular funnel-shaped, 1" across x " to 1" long, 5/truss, 5 wavy lobes. Calyx 1/32", light pink/ green. Ball truss, 2" across x 1" high, with 10 or more trusses/branch. Leaves 1" to 1" long x " to " wide, oblong, apiculate, cuneate, with scaly indumentum aging from light green to rusty green. Very dark mahogany foliage remains dark after plant has bloomed. Dense habit, very floriferous, 3' tall x 3' wide in 10 years from cutting. Blooms early May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F.

'CHIEF KITSAP':  Elepidote. 'Diane' x calophytum. Cross (1967) by Ben Nelson, Suquamish, WA; raised, named, introduced, registered by A P Johnson, Port Orchard, WA. Flowers 3" across x 2" long, openly campanulate, 15/truss, 5 wavy lobes, moderately fragrant. Pale greenish yellow (2D) with deep red (53A) blotch at base of dorsal lobe. Calyx ⅛", green with red edge. Dome truss, 7" wide x 7" high. Leaves 6" long x 2" to 2" wide, lanceolate, convex, apiculate, rounded. Very slight, brownish tan hairy indumentum on new growth. Upright habit, well-branched, 8' tall x 3' wide in 20 years from seed. Hardy to at least 5F.

'CORAL FANTASY':  Elepidote. 'Exbury Fabia' x 'Spring Parade'. Cross (1978), raised, named, introduced, registered by Walt Elliott, Shelton, WA. Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 2" across x 2" long, 7 to 8/truss, 5 to 7 wavy lobes. Yellowish white (158C) with vivid red (45A) flare in throat and some light coral longitudinal markings on reverse. Buds deep yellowish pink (43C). Calyx " to 1", deep yellowish pink (43C) to pale purplish pink (56A). Lax truss, 6" wide x 4" high. Leaves 3" long x 1" wide, elliptic, flat/curled edges, apiculate, cuneate. Upright, open growth habit; very floriferous; 3' tall x 3' wide in 8 years from seed. Blooms late May to early June. Plant hardy to at least 0°F; buds, 28°F.

'DOVER ROSE':  Elepidote. 'Dido' x 'Chlorops'. Cross (c 1971), hybridizer unknown; raised, named, introduced, registered by Margaret Stewart, Sandy, OR. Flowers 2" across x 1" long, funnel-shaped, 10/truss, 5 wavy lobes, peach color (no chart used). No calyx. Lax truss, 5" to 6" wide x 3" high. Leaves 2" long x 1" wide, elliptic, concave, mucronate, cuneate. Dense, rounded growth habit; 6' tall x 6' wide in c 15 years from seed. Blooms mid to late May. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F.

'ELIE BASKER':  Elepidote. 'Idealist' x caloxanthum. Cross (1976) by Dr Carl Phetteplace, Leaburg, OR; raised from seed, named, introduced, registered by Donald A Horsley, Bremerton, WA. Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 2" across x 1" long, 11/truss, 5 wavy lobes. Light orange yellow (16B) buds open to light greenish yellow (4B) flowers with ⅛" vivid reddish orange (44B) nectary. Calyx ⅜", light greenish yellow (4B). Lax truss, 7" wide x 2" high. Leaves 3" long x 1⅞" wide, elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate. Dense growth habit, moderately floriferous, 4' tall x 5' wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms mid April. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F.

'ELLIOTT'S CREAM PUFF':  Elepidote. 'Carolyn Grace' x 'Crest'. Cross (1975), raised, named, introduced, registered by Walt Elliott, Shelton, WA. Pale greenish yellow (2D) flowers, openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, 8 to 9/truss, 7 wavy lobes, moderately fragrant. Calyx ⅛", light yellow (15D). Ball truss, 7" wide x 5" high. Leaves 4" long x 2" wide, elliptic, apiculate, cuneate. Upright, open growth habit; very floriferous; 5' tall x 5' wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms early to late April. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F.

'FANNY BELLS':  Elepidote. 'Mary Belle' x 'Fanfare'. Cross (1976), raised, named, introduced, registered by Herol M Harrington, Wilbranam, MA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, 18 to 24/truss, 5-lobed. Deep purplish red (10RP 3/10) buds open to strong purplish red (10RP 4/12) flowers. [Nickerson Color Fan] Calyx 1/16", green. Dome truss, 6" wide x 7" high. Leaves 5" long x 2⅛" wide, elliptic, slightly convex, apiculate, cuneate. Upright habit, very floriferous, 4' tall x 3' wide in 11 years from seed. Blooms late May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -17°F.

'FOREST FESTIVAL':  Elepidote. 'Vera Elliott' x 'Whitney Appleblossom' (not registered). Cross (1980), raised, named, introduced, registered by Walt Elliott, Shelton, WA. Deep pink (52C) flowers, tubular funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, 11 to 12/ truss, 5-lobed, heavy substance. Calyx " to 1", deep pink (51C). Lax truss, 8" wide x 6" high. Leaves 7" long x 2" wide, elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate. Upright, open growth habit; very floriferous; 4' tall x 4' wide in 7 years from seed. Blooms mid May to early June. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F.

'FRANCES SHANNON RACOFF':  (Syn Dexter Winterthur#22 and #62): Elepidote. Cross (date unknown) by Charles O Dexter, Sandwich, MA; raised, named, introduced, registered by Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Winterthur, DE. Flowers 3" across x 1⅜" long, widely funnel-shaped, 16/truss, 5 wavy lobes, slightly fragrant. Deep purplish pink(67C) shading to lighter pink in throat; olive green blotch. Calyx c 3/32", green. Conical truss, 6" wide x 5" high. Leaves 4" long x 2⅛" wide, elliptic, flat, mucronate, rounded. Spreading habit, dense growth, 8' tall x 10' wide in 25 years from cutting. Blooms early to mid May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F.

'GLACIER QUEEN':  Elepidote. Unnamed hybrid (low, white) x Unnamed hybrid (white with yellow center). Cross (1971) by Edmund V Mezitt; described by R Wayne Mezitt and Christopher S Rogers; raised, named, introduced, registered by Weston Nurseries, Inc.; all Hopkinton, MA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, 10 to 14/truss, 5 wavy lobes. Yellowish white (155B) with strong greenish yellow (151A) blotch. Calyx ⅛", light green. Flattened ball truss, 6" across x 5" nigh. Leaves 5" to 6" long x 2" wide, elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate. Upright, dense habit; very floriferous; 3' tall x 3' wide in 7 years from cutting. Blooms mid to late May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F.

'GOLDEN GLOVES':  Elepidote. Unnamed hybrid (pale yellow) x Unnamed hybrid (cream with deep eye). Cross (1971) by Edmund V Mezitt; described by R Wayne Mezitt and Christopher S Rogers; raised, named, introduced, registered by Weston Nurseries, Inc.; all Hopkinton, MA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 1" long, 13 to 16/truss, 5 to 7 wavy lobes. Pale yellow (11D) with brownish orange (166C) throat which fades to deep orange yellow (163A). Calyx ⅛", green. Flattened ball truss, 6" across x 4" high. Leaves 4" to 5" long x 1" to 1" wide, oblong, convex, acute, cuneate. Upright, open growth habit; very floriferous; 2' tall x 2' wide in 7 years from cutting. Blooms mid to late May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'HAL BRUCE':  (Syn Dexter Winterthur #18): Elepidote. Cross (date unknown) by Charles O Dexter, Sandwich, MA; raised, named, introduced, registered by Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Winterthur, DE. Flowers 3" across x 1" long, openly funnel-shaped, 7 to 10/truss, 7 wavy lobes, slightly fragrant. Pale yellow (18D) shading to light yellow (15D) throat; margins suffused deep purplish pink (58D); brownish blotch; buds strong red (53D). Calyx c 3/16", green suffused red at tips of lobes. Dome truss, 6" wide x 4" high. Leaves 4" long x 2" wide, elliptic, convex, obtuse, oblique. Upright, open growth habit,8' tall x 5 'wide in 25 years from cutting. Blooms early to mid May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F.

'HENRY'S RED':  Elepidote. Unnamed catawbiense red sdlg x Pollen parent not recorded. Cross by Edmund V Mezitt; described by R Wayne Mezitt and Christopher S Rogers; raised, named, introduced, registered by Weston Nurseries, Inc; all Hopkinton, MA. Deep red (60A) flowers, openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, 12 to 15/truss, 5 wavy lobes. Calyx ⅛", green/red. Ball truss, 4" across x 4" high. Leaves 4" long x 1" wide, oblong, flat to convex, acute, cuneate. Upright, open growth habit; moderately floriferous; 3' tall x 2' wide in 7 years from cutting. Blooms mid to late May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F.

'HOOSIER HYSTERIA':  Evergreen azalea. Selection from kaempferi by Henry R Schroeder (1976); raised, named, introduced, and registered by Stephen Schroeder, Holly Hills, Inc, Evansville, IN. Flowers 1" across x 1" long, consisting of 8 petals with frilled margins, either flat or twisted, divided to the base, 15/truss. Vivid red (52A). Calyx ", strong yellow green (144C). Ball truss, 3" wide x 2" high. Leaves 1" long x ⅝" wide, obovate, flat, apiculate, cuneate. Plant 2' tall x 2' wide in 11 years from seed. Blooms mid April, early May. Plant hardy to at least -15°F; buds, -10°F.

'JAMES THOMPSON':  Deciduous azalea. (Unregistered gold austrinum selected by W George Beasley, Lavonia, GA) x atlanticum. Cross by James Thompson, Mobile, AL; raised, named, introduced, registered by Stephen Schroeder, Holly Hills, Inc, Evansville, IN. Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 1" across x 1" long, 15/truss, fragrant, 5-lobed, with wavy margins. Vivid orange yellow (23A) to strong orange (24A). Calyx ⅛", brilliant yellow green (149A). Lax truss, 3" across x 1" high. Leaves 1" long x 1" wide, obovate, flat, mucronate, hairy. Spreading, mildew resistant, very floriferous, 4' tall x 4' wide in 12 years from cutting. Blooms early May. Plant hardy to at least -25°F; buds, -18°F.

'JANET KERRIGAN':  Elepidote. 'Evening Glow' x 'Purple Splendour'. Cross (1972), raised, named, introduced, registered by Roger Kerrigan, Mountain View Rhododendron Nursery, Junction City, OR. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" wide x 2" long, 9/ truss, 5 to 7 lobes, wavy edges. Deep purplish pink (70C) with dark red (59A) blotch superimposed on moderate orange (171D) ground. Calyx ⅛", greenish purple. Dome truss, 6" wide x 5" high. Leaves 5" long x 2" wide, elliptic, convex, acute, cuneate. Plant 7' tall x 7' wide in 15 years from seed. Blooms mid May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -5°F.

'JEANNETTE BRIGGS':  Elepidote. 'Britannia' x unidentified W E Whitney sdlg. Cross (1962) by Betty Ann Vander Wegen, Union, WA; raised, named, introduced, registered by Ben T Briggs, Shelton, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, 12 to 14/truss, 5-lobed, wavy margins. Strong pink (50C) shading to deep pink (50B) at margins; reverse deep pink (50B); nectaries moderate red (47A). Calyx " to 1", strong pink (50C). Dome truss, 8" wide x 6" high. Leaves 6" long x 2" wide, elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate, central vein depressed. Plant 8' tall x 8' wide in 24 years from seed. Blooms late May. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F.

'JULIE GRACE':  Elepidote. yakushimanum (Exbury form) x wardii. Cross (1967), raised, named, introduced, registered by Louis B Mraw, Trenton, NJ. Flowers widely funnel campanulate, 1" across x " long, 14/ truss, 5-lobed, frilled margins. Pale yellow green (4D) with strong greenish yellow (151A) spotting in three upper lobes. Calyx vestigial, light yellow green. Conical truss, 5" wide x 4" high. Leaves 3" long x 1" wide, elliptic, flat, obtuse, cuneate. Plant 16" tall x 12" wide in 20 years from seed. Blooms mid May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -12°F.

'KAY WALTERS':  Elepidote. Hybrid of unknown parentage x yakushimanum. Cross (1966), raised, named, introduced, registered by William M Fetterhoff, Gibsonia, PA. Flowers widely funnel-shaped, 2" wide x 1" long, 15/truss, 5 wavy lobes. Strong purplish red (63B) fading to light purplish pink (63D), with edges and reverse ribs remaining strong purplish red (63B); brownish white blotch peppered with greenish mustard specks in dorsal lobe. Buds strong purplish red (63A). Calyx negligible. Slightly lax dome truss, 4" wide x 4" high. Leaves 2" to 4⅜" long x " to 1" wide, elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, with thinly plastered, tan, hairy indumentum. Upper surface of leaves glossy, with silvery tomentum. Plant low, spreading, very floriferous; 22" tall x 36" wide in 21 years from seed. Blooms late May. Plant hardy to at least -22°F; buds, -15°F. Received Best yakushimanum Hybrid award, Great Lakes Chapter, ARS (1978).

'MADISON SNOW' (Syn 'Madison'):  Lepidote. White selection from dauricum. Cutting of un-bloomed sdlg obtained from Carl Phetteplace, Leaburg, OR; selected (1977), raised, named, registered by Conrad J Wrzesinski, Middleton, WI; introduced by Knight Hollow Nursery, Madison, WI. Pure white flowers, slightly fragrant, widely funnel-shaped, 2" across x ⅜" long, 4/ truss, 5-lobed. Calyx 3/16", light green. Flat truss, 3" across x 1" high. Leaves 1" long x ⅝" wide, elliptic, apiculate, cuneate, with scaly indumentum. Upright habit, very floriferous, 55" tall x 34" wide in 11 years from cutting. Blooms early May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25°F.

'MARLEY HEDGES':  Elepidote. 'Anna' x 'Purple Splendour'. Cross (1970), raised, named, introduced, registered by Elsie Watson, Kirkland, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4" wide x 2" long, 24/ truss, 5 frilled lobes. White edged with strong reddish purple (72B), with grayish red to moderate purplish red (184A-D) blotch dorsal lobe; reverse strong reddish purple (72B); nectary strong red (53C). Calyx 1/16", light yellow green (145B). Ball truss, 8" wide x 7" high. Leaves 6" long x 2" wide, elliptic, acute, cuneate. Plant upright, well-branched, very floriferous; 4' tall x 2' wide in 18 years from seed. Blooms mid May. Hardy to at least 9°F. Received Best New Hybrid award, Seattle Chapter, ARS (1987).

'MARSHALL PIERCE MADISON':  Vireya. ('Triumphans' x javanicum) x leucogigas. Cross (1972), raised, named by Peter Sullivan, San Francisco, CA; introduced, registered by William A Moynier, Los Angeles, CA. Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 3" across x 3" long, 14 to 16/truss, 5 to mostly 7 wavy lobes. Strong pink (48C); very fragrant. No calyx. Dome truss, 9" wide x 5" high. Leaves 8" long x 3" wide, narrowly elliptic, concave, acute, cuneate; with tiny, closely spaced, brown scales. Plant upright, rounded, well-branched; 40" tall x 34" wide in 7 years from cutting. Blooms November through January. Hardy to at least 32°F.

'MAVIS DAVIS':  Elepidote. 'Orange Marmalade' x 'Lem's Cameo'. Cross(1981), raised, named, introduced, registered by Joe A Davis, Sumner, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, heavy substance, 3" wide x 2" long, 10 to 12/truss, 5 or 6 wavy lobes. Pale yellow (19C) edged with moderate reddish orange (35B); reverse and buds moderate reddish orange (35B). Calyx 1" to 1", pale yellow (19C). Ball truss, 7" wide x 6" high. Leaves 3" to 4" long x 1" to 2" wide, elliptic and obovate, flat, mucronate, cuneate. Very floriferous, 28" tall x 28" wide in 6 years from seed. Blooms early to mid May. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F.

'MERRY MAIDENS':  Elepidote. 'Mist Maiden' x 'Mary Belle'. Cross (1975), raised, named, introduced, registered by Herol M Harrington, Wilbranam, MA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3⅜" across x 2" long, 20 to 24/truss, 5-lobed, slightly fragrant. Strong purplish red (7.5RP 5/12) buds open to strong purplish pink (7.5RP 7/10)flowers with blotch of light orange (5YR 8/7) spotted with dark reddish orange (7.5R 4/11). [Nickerson Color Fan] Calyx 1/16", brilliant yellow green (2.5GY8/9). Ball truss, 8" wide x 8" high. Leaves 6" long x 2⅜" wide, elliptic, flat, obtuse, rounded. Upright, open growth habit; very floriferous; 5' tall x 5' wide in 11 years from seed. Blooms mid to late May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -17°F.

'MILESTONE':  Lepidote. minus compacta x dauricum var. sempervirens. Cross (1969) by Edmund V Mezitt; described by R Wayne Mezitt and Christopher S Rogers; raised, named, introduced, registered by Weston Nurseries, Inc; all Hopkinton, MA. Flowers vivid purplish red (67B), widely funnel-shaped, 2" across x " to " long, 3 to 10/truss, 5-lobed, wavy and frilled edges. Calyx 1-1/16", yellow green. Flat ball truss, 3" across x 2" high. Leaves 1" to 1" long x ⅜" to ⅝" wide, oblong, acute, cuneate, with rusty green scaly indumentum. Autumn foliage orange/red. Dense habit, very floriferous, 2' tall x 2' wide in 7 years from cutting. Blooms late April. Plant hardy to at least -20°F; buds, -13°F.

'NELDA PEACH':  Elepidote. Unnamed hybrid (peach) x 'Lem's Cameo'. Cross (1975) by Woodrow Robertson, Auburn, WA; raised, named, introduced, registered by Joe A Davis, Sumner, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 4" wide x 2" long, 12 to 15/truss, 7 wavy lobes. Light yellowish pink (19B) with margins and reverse irregularly flushed moderate yellowish pink(38B); small vivid reddish orange (42A) spot in throat; buds strong yellowish pink (38A). Calyx " to ", light yellowish pink (27A). Ball truss, 7" wide x 7" high. Leaves 3" to 4" long x 1" wide, elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate. Spreading habit, very floriferous, 24" tall x 30" wide in 8 years from seed. Blooms mid May. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F.

'NEW WINE':  Elepidote. 'Purple Splendour' x 'A. Bedford'. Cross (1976), raised, named, introduced, registered by Donald A Horsley, Bremerton, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1" long, 17/truss, 5 wavy lobes. Strong purplish red (72A) buds open to strong purple (80B) flowers with dark red (187A) speckled blotch dorsal lobe. Calyx ⅛", green. Ball truss, 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves 6" long x 2" wide, elliptic, convex, acuminate, cuneate. Spreading, open growth habit; very floriferous, 3' tall x 5' wide in 12 years from seed. Blooms mid May. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F.

'NOREASTER':  Elepidote. Unnamed catawbiense sdlg x Pollen parent not recorded. Cross (1950) by Edmund V Mezitt; described by R Wayne Mezitt and Christopher S Rogers; raised, named, introduced, registered by Weston Nurseries, Inc.; all Hopkinton, MA. Yellowish white (155D) flowers, funnel-shaped, 1" across x 1" long, 13 to 18/truss, 5 wavy lobes. Calyx 1/16", green. Ball truss, 5" across x 4" high. Leaves 4" to 5" long x 2" wide, elliptic, flat to convex, apiculate, cuneate. Dense growth habit; very floriferous; 3' tall x 3' wide in 8 years from cutting. Blooms mid to late May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F.

'PAULA':  Elepidote. Parentage unknown. Cross by Edmund V Mezitt; described by R Wayne Mezitt and Christopher S Rogers; raised, named, introduced, registered by Weston Nurseries, Inc.; all Hopkinton, MA. Flowers tubular funnel-shaped, 2" to 2" across x 1" long, 16 to 20/truss, 5-lobed. Light yellowish pink (37D) buds open to pale yellow (11D) flowers. Calyx 1/16", green. Ball truss, 5" across x 4" high. Leaves 3" to 4" long x 1" to 2" wide, elliptic, convex, apiculate, cuneate. Dense growth habit; very floriferous; 2' tall x 2' wide in 7 years from cutting. Blooms mid to late May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'PRESIDENT VIGDS':  Elepidote. 'Vulcan' x 'Azor'. Cross (1961), raised, named, introduced, registered by Sigrid Laxdall, Bellingham, WA. Flowers 2" across x 1" long, openly funnel-shaped, 12/ truss, 6 wavy lobes. Light purplish pink (55C) with narrow longitudinal deep purplish pink (55A) stripe down each lobe; buds deep purplish pink (55A). Calyx 1/16", pale green. Lax truss, 6" wide x 4" high. Leaves 9" long x 3⅛" wide, elliptic, mucronate, cuneate. New foliage is copper color. Spreading, open growth habit; 8' tall x 20' wide in 26 years from seed. Blooms mid May. Hardy to at least 0°F.

'PRINCESS SUSAN':  Lepidote. 'Balta' (unregistered Weston hybrid) x Unnamed white sdlg from PJM group, selfed. Cross (1972) by Edmund V Mezitt; described by R Wayne Mezitt and Christopher S Rogers; raised, named, introduced, registered by Weston Nurseries, Inc; all Hopkinton, MA. Deep reddish purple (77A) flowers, openly funnel-shaped, 1" to 1" across x " long, 4 to 5/truss, 5 wavy lobes. Calyx 1/32", light green. Ball truss, 2" across x 1" high. Leaves 1" long x " to " wide, oblong, convex, apiculate, cuneate, with twisted margins; light green scaly indumentum. Foliage is dark mahogany from November through end of blooming period. Dense habit, moderately floriferous, 2' tall x 2' wide in 10 years from cutting. Blooms early May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F.

'ROSALIE HALL':  Elepidote. yakushimanum x 'Double Winner' (unregistered Larson hybrid). Cross (1979) by E Newcomb; raised, named, introduced, registered by Herald Hall; both Snohomish, WA. Flowers widely funnel-campanulate, 2" across x 2" long, 19/truss, 8-lobed, wavy margins. Strong purplish red (58B) fading to (58C); short, strong red (46A) rays in throat; faint, strong red (46A) spotting dorsal lobe; reverse strong purplish red (58C). No calyx. Ball truss, 6" wide x 3" high. Leaves 5" long x 1" wide, obovate, acute, cuneate; with heavy, brownish orange (165B), felt-like, hairy indumentum. New growth grayish yellow green (197D). Plant 20" tall x 20" wide in 8 years from seed. Blooms in April. Hardy to at least 5°F.

'SUSAN POOL':  Evergreen azalea. 'Hino-Red' x 'Cattleya' (unregistered Domoto Kurume hybrid). Cross (1976) by Henry R Schroeder; raised, named, introduced, registered by Stephen Schroeder, Holly Hills, Inc, Evansville, IN. Flowers hose-in-hose, openly funnel-shaped, 2" across x 1⅝" long, 7/truss, 5-lobed, wavy margins. Vivid red (52A). No calyx. Dome truss, 4" wide x 3" high. Leaves 1" long x " wide, obovate, flat, mucronate, cuneate. Plant 30" tall x 24" wide in 11 years from seed. Blooms late April, early May. Plant hardy to at least -15°F; buds, -10°F.

'THUNDER':  Lepidote. Unnamed sdlg from PJM group, selfed. Cross(1971)by Edmund V Mezitt; described by R Wayne Mezitt and Christopher S Rogers; raised, named, introduced, registered by Weston Nurseries, lnc; all Hopkinton, MA. Strong purplish red (72A) flowers, openly funnel-shaped, 1" to 1" across x " long, 3 to 5/truss, 5 wavy lobes. Calyx 1/32", green. Ball truss, 2" across x 1" high. Leaves 1" to 1" long x ⅝" wide, elliptic, flat to convex, apiculate, cuneate, with scaly indumentum aging from light green to rusty color. Foliage is dark mahogany from November through end of blooming period. Dense habit, moderately floriferous, 3' tall x 2' wide in 10 years from cutting. Blooms early May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F.

'VANCOUVER USA':  Elepidote. 'Hotei' x ('Crest' x 'Roman Pottery'). Cross (1977) by John Lofthouse, Vancouver, BC, Canada (ARS seed lot 1977-437); named by city of Vancouver, WA Parks and Recreation Department; raised, introduced, registered by Richard W Cavender, Red's Rhodies, Sherwood, OR. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" wide x 2" long, 18 to 20/truss, 5 or 6 wavy lobes. Strong pink (50C)with pale orange yellow (19D) throat, and prominent strong purplish red (54A) spotting in all lobes; reverse strong pink (50C). Calyx " to 1", strong pink (50C). Dome truss, 6" wide x 5" high. Leaves 4" long x 2" wide, elliptic, concave, apiculate, cuneate. Spreading habit, dense growth, moderately floriferous, 3' tall x 5' wide in 10 years from seed. Blooms early May. Plant and bud hardy to at least 5°F. Received Best New Hybrid award, Portland Chapter, ARS (1987). Selected by contest to be named for city of Vancouver, WA in honor of Washington State Centennial, 1989.

'VICTORIA'S CONSORT':  Elepidote. Unnamed hybrid (low, white) x Unnamed hybrid (white with yellow center). Cross (1971) by Edmund V Mezitt; described by R Wayne Mezitt and Christopher S Rogers; raised, named, introduced, registered by Weston Nurseries, Inc.; all Hopkinton, MA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" across x 2" long, 11 to 14/truss, 5 wavy lobes. Deep purplish pink(70C) buds open to yellowish white (158C) flowers with light greenish yellow (3C) eye. Calyx 1/16", reddish green. Ball truss, 6" across x 5" high. Leaves 4" to 5" long x 1" to 2" wide, oblong, flat to convex, apiculate, cuneate. Upright, open habit; very floriferous; 4' tall x 3' wide in 7 years from cutting. Blooms mid to late May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F.

'WEE BEE' (Syn 'Not Too Bee'): Lepidote. 'Patricia' x keiskei 'Yaku Fairy'. Cross (1972), raised, named, introduced, registered by Warren E Berg, Port Ludlow, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 1" across x 1" long, 3 to 5/lax truss, 5 wavy lobes. Vivid red (52A) shading to strong pink (52C) in throat; vivid red (45B) spotting dorsal lobe; reverse vivid red (52A)with strong red (51A) rays down each lobe. Buds deep yellowish pink (46D). Calyx ⅛", light yellow green (144D). Leaves 1-3/16" long x " wide, elliptic, flat, acute, cuneate, with scaly indumentum. Plant rounded, dwarf, well-branched, 18" tall x 30" wide in 13 years from seed. Blooms mid April. Hardy to at least 5°F. Received ARS Conditional Award (1987).

'WHITE DIMPLES': Elepidote. Unnamed hybrid (low, white) x Unnamed hybrid (white with yellow center). Cross (1971) by Edmund V Mezitt; described by R Wayne Mezitt and Christopher S Rogers; raised, named, introduced, registered by Weston Nurseries, Inc; all Hopkinton, MA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 2" to 3" across x 1" long, 20/truss, 5 wavy lobes. Strong purplish pink (63C) buds open to yellowish white (155D) flowers. Calyx 1/16", light green. Ball truss, 6" across x 5" high. Leaves 3" to 4" long x 2" wide, elliptic, convex, obtuse, cuneate. Dense habit; very floriferous; 3' tall x 2' wide in 7 years from cutting. Blooms mid to late May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F.

'WILD WEALTH':  Elepidote. Selected yakushimanum. Seed obtained (1961) from Dr Tsuneshige Rokujo, collected wild near Hana-no-Yego of Mount Miya-no-Ura of Yakushima. Raised, named, introduced, registered by Polly Hill, Vineyard Haven, MA. Flowers 1" across x 1" long, widely funnel-campanulate, 12/truss, 5 wavy lobes. Pale purplish pink (56A) buds open to white flowers with pale yellow blotch, flushed green. Calyx 1/16", white. Dome truss, 4" wide x 2" high. Leaves 3" long x 1" wide, oblong, convex, acute, cuneate, with thick hairy indumentum aging in color from white to peach to tan. Low, spreading, dense growth habit; 3' tall x 5' wide in 25 years from seed. Blooms mid May. Hardy to at least -11°F.

'WILLIAMSBURG':  Evergreen azalea. 'Gumpo' x 'Wakaebisu'. Cross (1975), raised, named, introduced, and registered by Sandra McDonald, Le-Mac Nurseries, Inc, Hampton, VA. Flowers nearly flat-faced, openly funnel-shaped, 2" to 3" across x 1" long, with prominent hairy/glandular ovary; 1 or 2/truss, hose-in-hose, 5-lobed, wavy margins. White with greenish throat and occasional sectors, stripes, and flecks of vivid reddish orange (43B). Leaves 1" long x ⅝" wide, obovate, flat, mucronate, cuneate, hairy. Low, spreading habit; dense growth; very floriferous; plant 22" tall x 40" wide in 12 years from seed. Blooms early to mid-June. Plant and bud hardy to at least -3°F.

'WOODY PEACH':  Elepidote. Unnamed hybrid (peach) x 'Lem's Cameo'. Cross (1975) by Woodrow Robertson, Auburn, WA; raised, named, introduced, registered by Joe A Davis, Sumner, WA. Flowers openly funnel-shaped, 3" wide x 2" long, 12 to 15/truss, 5 or 6 wavy lobes. Light orange yellow (19A) to light yellowish pink (19B) with upper lobes flushed moderate pink(49B) on top edges; vivid red (45C) throat with some (45C) spotting extending upward a short distance in upper lobes; reverse has moderate pink (49B) stripes on ribs and tops of lobes; buds strong pink (49A). Ball truss, 7" wide x 6" high. Leaves 4" to 6" long x 1" to 2" wide, elliptic, flat, apiculate, cuneate. Upright habit, very floriferous, 36" tall x 32 wide in 8 years from seed. Blooms late April to early May. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F.

'ZO GRAVES' (Syn Dexter Winterthur #30):  Elepidote. Cross (date unknown) by Charles O Dexter, Sandwich, MA; raised, named, introduced, registered by Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Winterthur, DE. Flowers 3" across x 2" long, widely funnel-shaped, 10/truss, 7 wavy lobes, moderately fragrant. Light purple (75B), suffused deep purplish pink (67C) at margins; dark red (187A) blotch; reverse deep purplish pink (67C). Calyx c 3/32", green. Dome truss, 6" wide x 4" high. Leaves 4-⅜" long x 2" wide, elliptic, convex, mucronate, rounded. Upright habit, 10' tall x 6' wide in 25 years from cutting. Blooms early to mid May. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F.


Volume 42, Number 1
Winter 1988

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