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 the genus Rhododendron. 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.
The basic registration fee is $3.00 per plant name. If a certificate is requested, the fee is $5.00. Additional information can be found in the ARS Journal, Vol. 41, No 2 (Spring 1987).
Registrations have been completed for the following plant names during the period August 15, 1990 through November 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.
'ARMINIUS': Elepidote; [('America' x yakushimanum), open pollinated]; registered by Rudy Behring.
'CHARLIE HERBERT': Elepidote; ('Captain Jack' x yakushimanum, Exbury form); registered by Clarence and Evelyn Rahn.
'CLARKE'S CHINA DOLL': Elepidote; ('Skipper' x 'China'); registered by Melba (Mrs George W) Clarke.
'DORIS GRISWOLD': Elepidote; [('Fabia' x bureavii) x 'The Honourable Jean Marie de Montague']; registered by Linda Malland.
'JANE STENNING': Elepidote; ('Calsap' x 'Besse Howells'); registered by D L Hinerman, MD.
'JOANNA STENNING': Elepidote; [('America' x 'Mars') x 'Pink Mango' [a]]; registered by D L Hinerman, MD.
'LAURA HOLM': Evergreen azalea; ('Wako' x 'Moonbeam'); registered by Garda Griswold.
'LEON'S BICOLORED': Elepidote; ('Catawbiense Album' x 'Mars'); registered by Leon Yavorsky.
'MARIA STENNING': Elepidote; ('Janet Blair' x 'Calsap'); registered by D L Hinerman, MD.
'MARIO PAGLIARINI': Elepidote; (fortunei x unknown); registered by John J McGuire.
'MICHAEL BEHRING': Elepidote; [(wardii x brachycarpum as subsp tigerstedtii], open pollinated]; registered by Rudy Behring.
'MIKE DAVIS': Elepidote; (unnamed yakushimanum hybrid x 'Lem's Cameo'); registered by Joe A Davis.
'MISTY LILAC': Elepidote; ('Catalgla' x 'Mrs Tom H Lowinsky'); registered by Rudy Behring.
'MOSSMANS FRECKLES': Elepidote; ('Cavalcade' x yakushimanum); registered by Ernie Metcalfe.
'ORINE HOLM': Evergreen azalea; ('Vuyk's Rosyred' x 'Moonbeam'); registered by Garda Griswold.
'UNIQUE MARMALADE': Elepidote; ('Orange Marmalade' x 'Unique'); registered by Joe A Davis.
NOTE: 'Pink Mango'[('Nereid' x fortunei ssp discolor) x 'Russell Harmon']; cross by David Leach, raised and named by Orlando Pride. Ref: ARS QB, Vol. 34, No 3 (1980).