American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry
Jay W Murray
ARS Plant Registrar
Colts Neck, New Jersey
Rhododendron and azalea breeders and growers are encouraged to register the names of plants which they plan to distribute either commercially or privately. Registration ensures that each clone is given a name which is unique, thus avoiding confusion with other clones. A further benefit is that plant descriptions and histories are recorded in permanent files. The information in these records is accessible to anyone who requests it.
The Royal Horticultural Society is the International Registration Authority for rhododendrons. The ARS, serving as North American representative to the RHS, screens names to determine whether they conform to the recommendations published in the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1980, and whether they are available for use. The ARS also prepares registration applications in the form required by the RHS, forwards certificates to registrants, publishes plant names and descriptions, and maintains permanent plant records.
Registrations have been completed for the following North American plants during the period April 1, 1988 through August 10, 1988. Descriptions will be included in the next edition of the ARS Plant Registry, to be published in the Spring 1989 issue of the ARS Journal.
Name Type Registered by 'Albula' ER J Brueckner, M.D. 'Alfred Martin' LR Fleurette (Mrs John) Evans 'Arctic Glow' LR G David Lewis 'Auriga' ER J Brueckner, M.D. 'Azuray' LR J Brueckner, M.D. 'Banana Boat' LR G David Lewis 'Ben Briggs' ER Walter Elliott 'Cascade Sunrise' ER Winston and Joan Ragan 'Charme La' LR J Brueckner, M.D. 'Chuckanut Sunset' ER Winston and Joan Ragan 'Cinnamon Bear' ER Cecil C Smith 'Colts Neck Rose' LR G David Lewis 'Columbia Glory' ER Winston and Joan Ragan 'Easter Dawn' LR G David Lewis 'Gertrude Ragan' ER Winston A Ragan 'Golden Reunion' ER Floyd Waiters 'Golden Sunrise' DA Stephen Adams 'Hella's Favorite' ER H Vaartnou 'Husky Fever' ER Walter Elliott 'Igloo' ER J Brueckner, M.D. 'Irish Cream' ER G David Lewis 'Joshua Huddy' LR G David Lewis 'Just Jo' ER Winston and Joan Ragan 'Kalakala' ER Winston A Ragan 'Kimberly Anne' LR Fleurette (Mrs John) Evans 'Lady Holland' LR Fleurette (Mrs John) Evans 'LaWanda Watters' ER Floyd Waiters 'Lionel's Red Shield' ER J Brueckner, M.D. 'Lou's Saco' ER Louis B Mraw 'Melusine la Fee' ER J Brueckner, M.D. 'Midnight Ruby' LR Weston Nurseries, Inc 'Mrs. Joan Zink' ER H Vaartnou 'Muriel Ciauque' LR Fleurette (Mrs John) Evans 'My Delight' ER H Vaartnou 'Nan' LR Fleurette (Mrs John) Evans 'New Patriot' LR Weston Nurseries, Inc 'Olan Ragan' ER Winston A Ragan 'Olympic Triumph' ER Winston and Joan Ragan 'Paul Molinari' LR Fleurette (Mrs John) Evans 'Prince Abkhazi' ER H Vaartnou 'Princess Abkhazi' ER H Vaartnou 'Ragans Pride' ER Winston and Joan Ragan 'Robbie Evans' LR Fleurette (Mrs John) Evans 'Robert Bates' V Fleurette (Mrs John) Evans 'Wentworth' V Fleurette (Mrs John) Evans 'Yates' Monica' ER Maletta Yates 'Yellow Fever' LR G David Lewis ER=Elepidote Rhododendron