American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry
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.
Questions concerning plant registration, and requests for forms should be directed to the ARS Plant Registrar, Mrs. Jay W Murray, Colts Neck, NJ. The basic registration fee is $3.00 per plant name. If a certificate is requested, the fee is $5.00.
Registrations have been completed for the following plants during the period February 15, 1990 through May 15, 1990. Parents of the clones are listed in the conventional order: (seed parent x pollen parent); an unregistered parent is followed by the symbol [a]. Descriptions will be published in the Spring 1991 issue of the ARS Journal.
'BIG PUNKIN': Deciduous azalea; (Orange seedling of unknown parentage x ['Gibraltar' x 'Favor Major']); registered by Ivan and Robertha Arneson, Arneson Nursery.
'CHANCELLOR'S CHOICE': Elepidote; (Selection from pseudochrysanthum) registered by H Vaartnou.
'COLINA': Elepidote; (williamsianum x 'Sir Charles Lemon'); registered by David W Goheen.
'KATHY VAN VEEN': Elepidote; (Sport of 'The Honourable Jean Marie dc Montague'); registered by Van Veen Nursery.
'LYNSEY ANN': Elepidote; (souliei believed to be souliei); registered by S Hilscher, MD.
'MINNETONKA': Elepidote; (ponticum x unknown); registered by Van Veen Nursery.
'NICHOLAS VAARTNOU': Elepidote (Selection from rex); registered by H Vaartnou.
'ROBBINS FLAME': Deciduous azalea (Red Mollis seedling of unknown parentage x red Mollis seedling of unknown parentage); registered by Ivan and Robertha Arneson, Arneson Nursery.
'SOLIDARITY': Elepidote; (yakushimanum x 'The Honourable Jean Marie de Montague'); registered by Henry A Schannen.
'WYNTERSET WHITE': Elepidote; (Parentage unknown); registered by Wynterset Nurseries, Inc. (Synonyms: 'Kordus White', 'Leach's White', 'Obal's Snow', 'Snow')