Plant Awards - 1989
Superior Plant Award
Award Of Excellence
'Too Bee', AE NW '89 ('Patricia' x R. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy')
Breeder and exhibitor: Warren E. Berg. Plant habit dwarf and compact, 30" wide x 18" tall after 13 years. Leaves 13/16" x ½", elliptic, green 137A (RHS 1966), non indumented. Quality of foliage and habit rated 5. Flat top truss of 35 openly funnel shaped flowers, 1½" wide x 1¼" long. Color; base red 52A to bicolor of 52D at lobe. Flower texture average, quality rating 5. Received the RHS Award of Merit in 1988. Nominated for AE by Olympic Peninsula Chapter.
'Wee Bee', AE NW '89 ('Patricia' x R. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy')
Hybridizer and owner: Warren Berg. Plant of dwarf, compact habit, 34" wide x 20" high in 14 years. Foliage elliptic, 1¼" long x ½" wide, green 137A (RHS Color Chart 1966), no indumentum. Flowers in flat top truss of 35, openly funnel shaped 1½" diameter x 1¼" long. Color; base red 52A to bicolor of 52D at lobe. Average texture. Rated 5/5. Nominated for AE by Olympic Peninsula Chapter.
'Calsap #1' ('Sappho' x unknown)
Hybridizer and exhibitor: M.M. Michener, Great Lakes Chapter.
'Neato' (R. campanulatum x R. yakushimanum)
Hybridizer and exhibitor: David L. Goheen, Portland Chapter.
'Queen Bee' (R. yakushimanum x R. tsariense)
Hybridizer: Warren Berg, owner: June Sinclair, Olympic Peninsula Chapter.
'Secrest Pink' (open pollinated R. yakushimanum)
Hybridizer: John Ford, owner: OARDC Secrest Arboretum, Great Lakes Chapter.