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Volume 46, Number 2
Spring 1992

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American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry

        The following rhododendron and azalea names were processed through the North American registrar during the period February 16, 1991 to February 1, 1992. They have been approved and added to the International Rhododendron Register by the Royal Horticultural Society which serves as the International Registration Authority for the genus Rhododendron.
        Color designations included in the plant descriptions refer to the RHS Colour Chart(1966, 1986 editions) unless noted otherwise. Accompanying color names are those published in A Contribution toward Standardization of Color Names in Horticulture, R D Huse and KL Kelly, edited by DH Voss (ARS, 1984). Colors measured by other systems are reported as received, along with equivalent RHS color numbers when possible.
        Species names are based on the RHS's horticulturally modified version of the Cullen and Chamberlain revision of the Balfourian Series classification. Equivalent former and present names are listed in An Alphabetical Checklist of Rhododendron Species (RHS, 1981), and in The Rhododendron Handbook (RHS, 1980).
        Parents of a plant are reported in the conventional order: (seed parent x pollen parent). The terms glabrous and hairless have been used interchangeably, as have the terms bullate and wrinkled. Indumentum refers to all hair types found on leaves, including scales and glands.
        Names listed as synonyms are those used for a particular clone prior to registration, but unacceptable because of conflict with recommendations of the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1980, or because the name was previously registered for a different clone.

'1964':  Synonym of 'Doctor Joseph Rock'.

'Alfeld Eos':  Elepidote. [(fortunei ssp. discolor hybrid x dichroanthum ssp. scyphocalyx) x yakushimanum]. Hybridized (1980), raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Wolfgang Reich, Alfeld, Germany. Ventricose-funnel shaped flowers are moderately fragrant, 2.1" across x 2"-2.1" long, with 5 frilly-edged lobes. Strong pink (54C) buds open light to pale yellowish pink (29C, D), with a vivid to brilliant yellow (9B, C) throat, sparsely spotted with greenish yellow; margins are flushed strong to light purplish pink (55B, C). The corolla fades to light greenish yellow (4C) to pale yellow green (4D). The 1.6" long pedicel is vivid yellow green (154A). The moderate to light yellow (160A, B) calyx is 0.25" long. The dome-shaped truss, consisting of as many as 17 flowers, is 5.9" wide x 3.75"-3.9" high. Leaves, which are held 2 (rarely 3) years, are oblong to oblanceolate, convex, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, and 2"-4.1" long x 0.7"-1.3" wide. The upper surface is dull, hairless, and has prominent veins; the underside has a thin coating of moderate to light olive brown (199A, B) felt-like hairs, which are colored strong to light yellow green (145A ,B) on the midrib. The hairy petiole is 0.5"-0.9" long, strong yellow green (144A). The free-flowering plant blooms approximately May 20 to 31. It is 1.8' high x 2.8' wide in 10 years from seed, and has a spreading, open growth habit. Plant and buds are hardy to at least -15F. (Note: The seed parent is a Dietrich Hobbie cross.)

'Alice Spring':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Alice'). Hybridized, raised, and introduced (through George W Clarke Nursery) by George W Clarke; named and registered (1991) by Melba (Mrs. George W) Clarke, Portland, OR; described by Melvin Reeves, Yamhill, OR. The dome-shaped truss, 6" wide x 5" high, is composed of 15-16 slightly fragrant, tubular-campanulate flowers of heavy substance, 1.75" across x 2" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes. Vivid purplish red (66A) buds open vivid purplish red (66B) and fade to strong purplish pink (62A) with a few brown spots on the upper lobe. The green calyx is 0.25" long. Leaves, which are held 3 years, are narrowly oblong, convex, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 4.5" long x 1.25" wide, matte green above, with fawn felt-like hairs below, aging to tan. The plant is moderately floriferous, 3'-4' high x 3' wide in 8 years from cuttings, has a dense, upright growth habit, and blooms in May. Both plant and buds are hardy to at least 0F.

'Angel Wings':  Elepidote. ('Loderi Pink Diamond' x 'Polar Bear'). Hybridized (1981), named, introduced (through Westgate Garden Nursery), and registered (1991) by Catherine Weeks; raised by C Weeks and then Catherine Fanucchi; described by C Weeks and Scott Mitchell; all Eureka, CA. Moderately fragrant flowers of heavy substance, 6.5" across x 4" long, are openly funnel-shaped with 7 wavy-edged, slightly reflexed lobes. Strong purplish red (63B) buds open pale purplish pink (56C) outside, (56D) inside, and fade to white . The 0.1" calyx is green. The ball-shaped truss of 8 flowers is 10.5"-11" wide x 8.5"-9" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, slightly convex, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 8.5" long x 2.6" wide; dull moderate olive green (147A) above, moderate yellow green (147C) below, and hairless. The growth habit is upright, spreading, and dense. The shrub is free-flowering, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms early May. It is 5' high x 5' wide in 10 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least 10F. (Note: Received First Place award as New Hybrid at ARS truss show, 1991.)

'Anniversary Gold':  Elepidote. [('King of Shrubs' x 'Crest') x 'Golden Star']. Hybridized (1976) by Cecil Smith, Newberg, OR (ARS Seed Lot 77-449); raised and described by Van Veen Nursery, Portland, OR; selected (1985), named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Portland Chapter, ARS. Moderately fragrant flowers of heavy substance are saucer-shaped with 5-7 wavy-edged petals reflexing as they mature, 3.75" across x 2.6"-2.8" long. Brilliant greenish yellow (6C) buds open Light greenish yellow (1C) inside and out, with brilliant greenish yellow (1B) throat and prominent moderate yellow green (139C) ovary. The minute calyx is green. The ball-shaped truss of 10-12 flowers is 6" wide x 5" high. Leaves are narrowly obovate, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 3"-4" long x 1.5"-2" wide, matte green and hairless. The petiole is minutely hairy, 0.6"-0.9" long, strong yellow green (144B). The shrub is moderately floriferous, has an upright, open growth habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms early May. It is 3.5' high x 3' wide in 14 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least 2F.

'Apricot Surprise':  Deciduous azalea. (Parentage uncertain, probably calendulaceum, open pollinated). Hybridized (c 1958), raised, introduced (1987), and registered (1991) by Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, U of MN; named by Harold Pellett, U of MN, Chanhassen, MN. The flat truss of 10-12 flowers is 3.5" wide x 2.5" high. Flowers are moderately fragrant, 1.75" wide x 2" long, widely funnel-shaped with a narrow tube, 5 smooth-edged lobes, 5 stamens, and a strong yellow green (144A) calyx, c 0.1" long. The corolla is vivid yellow (17C) with vivid orange-yellow(23A) markings covering most of upper petal. Leaves are elliptic, flat, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 2"-2.5" long x 1"-1.25" wide; moderate olive green (137A) above, with individual hairs evenly distributed; moderate yellow green (138B) below with discrete hairs along midrib and major veins. The pedicel (0.4" long) and the hairy petiole (0.2" long) are both strong yellow green (144A). The shrub is moderately floriferous, 4'-5' high x 5'-6' wide in 30 years from seed, has an upright and open growth habit, blooms mid May, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -30F and -25F, respectively.

'Atlantis':  Elepidote. (white-flowered catawbiense x [(dichroanthum x griffithianum) x auriculatum]). Hybridized (1952), raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by David G Leach, North Madison, OH. Openly funnel-shaped flowers are 3" across x 1.75" long, with 5-6 smooth-edged lobes of heavy substance. Strong red (51A) buds open light purplish pink (55C) with a pale yellow (11C) center; the exterior is strong purplish pink (55B). The green calyx is minute. The flat truss of 14 flowers is 6.75" wide x 5" high. Leaves, which are held 2 years, are elliptic, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 5.1" long x 2.1" wide, and hairless above and below. The free-flowering plant blooms late midseason. It is 9.75' high x 13' wide from seed, and has a spreading, dense growth habit. Plant and buds are hardy to at least -28F and -18F, respectively.

'Big Dome':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). Hybridized (pre-1970) and raised by Tony Consolini, Sandwich, MA; subsequently raised, introduced, and registered (1991) by Harold and Eveline Pilkington, Monument Beach, MA; named by Eveline Pilkington; described by Donald S Kellam, Charlotte, NC. Open funnel-campanulate flowers of heavy substance are 4.5" across x 2.5" long, with 7 wavy-edged lobes. The corolla is strong purplish pink (68B) with white rays on the three upper lobes and chartreuse at the base of these lobes. The dome-shaped truss of 16 flowers is 8" wide x 9" high. Leaves are narrowly obovate, concave, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 6" long x 2.5" wide, matte green above, hairless above and below. The free-flowering shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit, is 7' high x 6' wide in 20 years, holds its leaves 2-3 years, and blooms midseason. It is plant and bud hardy to at least -12F. (Synonym: 'Consolini P 266'.)

'Big White Truss':  Synonym of 'Jeanie Gillis'.

'Blaze of Glory':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Confection'). Hybridized, raised, and introduced (through George W Clarke Nursery) by George W Clarke; named and registered (1991) by Melba (Mrs. George W) Clarke, Portland, OR; described by Melvin Reeves, Yamhill, OR. The lax truss, 4.5" wide x 4" high, is composed of 10 tubular funnel-shaped flowers, 2.5" across x 2.25" long, with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes. Flower color is strong purplish pink (62A) with pale purplish pink (56B) margins and brown spots deep in dorsal throat. There is no calyx. Leaves, which are held 2-3 years, are narrowly oblong, flat, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 6.5" long x 2" wide, hairless and glossy above, with hairs below and on the petiole. The moderately floriferous plant is 5' high x 4' wide in 8 years from cuttings, has an open, upright growth habit, and blooms in May. Both plant and buds are hardy to at least 0F.

'Bloomin' Charlie':  Elepidote. (['A. Bedford' x 'Cynthia'] x ['Cotton Candy' x 'Evening Glow']). Hybridized (1980), raised, introduced, and registered (1991) by Morna Stockman; named by Harold Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 6 frilly-edged lobes are 3.5" across x 2.5" long. Deep to strong purplish pink (68A, B) buds open white with 0.3"-0.5" wide margins of strong reddish purple (72C) to very pale purple (73D), with a deep red, narrow, speckled flare extending between two upper lobes. There is no calyx. The truss of 9 flowers is ball-shaped, 6" wide x 5" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, mucronate at apex, and cuneate at base, 6" long x 1.75" wide, glossy, medium to dark green, hairless above and below. The shrub is very floriferous, blooms mid May, and has an upright, spreading growth habit. It is 4' high x 6' wide in 11 years from seed; plant hardy to at least 10F. (Note: The seed parent is known by the unregistered name 'Rotha'; the pollen parent, 'Alibaby'.)

'Bluenose':  Lepidote. (unnamed augustinii hybrid from J B Gable x dauricum Sempervirens Group). Hybridized (1975), raised, named, and registered (1991) by J B Brueckner, MD, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; to be introduced by Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Flowers are openly funnel-shaped, 2.1" across x 1.2" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes. The corolla is light violet (91A) fading to very pale purple (91C). The lax truss of 3-5 flowers is 3.2" wide x 2" high. Leaves, which are held 1-1.5 years, are narrowly elliptic, convex, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 2.4" long x 0.8" wide, dull, moderate olive green (146A, 147A) above, moderate yellow green (146B) below with green scales. The free-flowering plant blooms around May 8, and has an upright, open growth habit. It is 7.5' high x 7.5' wide in 16 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -25F and -17F, respectively. (Note: JBB reports that one year color was light purple (87D), but that this is consistent with small variations that may occur, especially with augustinii hybrids.)

'Bosutch':  Elepidote. ('Boule de Neige' x sutchuenense). Hybridized (1933), raised, named, and introduced by Joseph B Gable, Stewartstown, PA; described and registered (1991) by Gable Study Group, c/o Jane Goodrich, Sec'y, Vienna, VA. Flowers are campanulate, 2" wide, pale pink fading white, with prominent dark red spots on upper lobe. The truss of 15 flowers is conical. Leaves are elliptic, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base; 4" long x 1.5" wide, hairless above and below. The shrub blooms early to mid April, and is hardy to at least -5F. It is 2' high x 2' wide in 7 years from cuttings, and reaches a mature height of 15'.

'BPPM 52-14', 'BPPM 53-14' and 'BPPM 53-16':  Synonyms of 'Flaming Snow'.

'Brady's Yellow':  Synonym of 'Golden Genie'.

'BWT':  Synonym of 'Jeanie Gillis'.

'Cannon's Double':  Deciduous azalea. (Parentage unknown). Hybridized, raised, and named by Cliff Cannon, Olympia, WA; introduced and registered (1991) by Briggs Nursery, Inc, Olympia, WA. The flattened dome truss of 7-8 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Flowers are slightly fragrant, 2.5" wide x 1.75" long, tubular funnel-shaped, double (no stamens), with wavy-edged lobes and a strong yellow green (141D) calyx, 0.5" long. Deep pink (48B) buds open pale yellow (11C) with deep pink (48B) veins and varying amounts of the same color on outer petals; the outside of the narrow tube is predominantly (48B). Leaves are narrowly obovate to oblanceolate, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 4.25" long x 1.5" wide, matte green, bullate, and hairless. The shrub is moderately floriferous, 2' high x 2.5' wide in 4 years from tissue culture, has an upright, open growth habit, and blooms mid May.

'Cape Cod Sunshine':  Vireya. (aurigeranum x laetum). Hybridized (c 1980) by unknown; raised by Willard Hunnewell, Wellesley, MA; named, introduced (through Cape Cod Vireyas), and registered (1991) by Richard W Chaikin, Falmouth, MA; description assisted by A Richard Brooks, Concord, MA. Tubular funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance are 3" across x 3" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes. Light yellow green (145B) buds open brilliant yellow (15C) shading to light greenish yellow (8B) in throat, and age to light orange yellow (19A) shading to strong orange yellow (17A) in throat. The minute calyx is brilliant greenish yellow (151D). The lax dome-shaped truss of 8 to 15 flowers is 6" wide x 4.5" high. Leaves, which are held 4 years, are elliptic to narrowly obovate, concave, with a downturned cuspidate apex, and cuneate base; 3.25"-5.5" long x1.5"-3" wide, glossy, moderate olive green (137B) above, light yellow green (145 B) below with white and brown scales, maturing to brown. The 0.25" long green petiole is visibly scaly; the pedicel is moderate red (180A) and 1.6" long. The free-flowering plant is spreading with an open growth habit, and the time of flowering is variable. It is 3.5' high x 4' wide in 10 years from seed, with pruning. Plant and buds are hardy to at least 32F.

'Cara Meg':  Elepidote. ('Ruffles' x 'Cotton Candy'). Hybridized (1983), raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Moderately fragrant, saucer-shaped flowers with 6 frilly-edged lobes are 4.25" across x 2.5" long. Moderate purplish red (70A) buds open white suffused very pale purple (75D), delicately veined and mottled very light purple (75C) with light purple (75A, B) margins, about 0.3" wide, and fan-shaped vivid reddish orange (34B) spotting on three upper lobes, extending outward about 1" from throat. There are 17-20 straight stamens of unequal length, strong reddish purple (70B). The light green calyx is 0.25" long. The truss of 6 flowers is ball-shaped, 5" wide x 4" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, flat, acute at apex with a mucronate tip, and cuneate at base, 6" long x 2.25" wide, glossy dark green, hairless above and below. The shrub is moderately floriferous, blooms early May, and has a spreading, dense growth habit. It is 3.5' high x 4' wide in 8 years from seed; plant hardy to at least 10F. (Note: 'Ruffles' is the illegitimate name for a catawbiense hybrid of unknown origin, fairly widely distributed in the northwest.)

Carlson's Face 'em Downs (group):  Evergreen azaleas. ('Mucronatum' hybrids). Hybridized, raised, named, introduced (through Carlson's Gardens), and registered (1991) by Bob Carlson, South Salem, NY. Flowers are fragrant, mostly star-shaped (some more rounded), and bloom early to mid May. Colors vary from white to pink, white flushed pink, lavender, or lavender pink; many with speckling on dorsal lobe or in throat. Shrubs are 2' to 3' high, and broader than tall in 15 years from seed. They are hardy to at least -10F.

Carlson's Hardy Hearties (group):  Evergreen azaleas. (Parentage includes kaempferi). Hybridized (beginning c 1970), raised, named, introduced (through Carlson's Gardens), and registered (1991) by Bob Carlson, South Salem, NY. Flowers are bright shades of pink and bloom early to mid May. Shrubs vary from 4' high x 7' wide to 5' high x 6' wide, 20 years from seed. They are hardy to at least -10F.

Carlson's Pink Postscript (group):  Deciduous azaleas. (Hybrids derived from crosses of bakeri and arborescens). Hybridized, raised, named, introduced (through Carlson's Gardens), and registered (1991) by Bob Carlson, South Salem, NY. Flowers bloom late June into July in shades of pink. Shrubs are approximately 4' high x 4' wide in 10 years from seed, and are hardy to at least -20F.

Carlson's Postscript (group):  Deciduous azaleas. (Hybrids derived from crosses of bakeri and arborescens). Hybridized, raised, named, introduced (through Carlson's Gardens), and registered (1991) by Bob Carlson, South Salem, NY. Flowers bloom late June into July in shades of pink, yellow, cream, and coral. Shrubs are approximately 4' high x 4' wide in 10 years from seed, and are hardy to at least -20F.

'Case Hoogendoorn':  Elepidote. (smirnowii x yakushimanum). Hybridized (1965) by Dr Gustav A L Mehlquist, Storrs, CT; raised , named, introduced, and registered (1991) by J J McGuire, R. I. Agriculture Experiment Station, Kingston, RI. Tubular funnel-shaped flowers, 1.2" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, are pink in bud, opening light pink and fading quickly to white. The curved pistil is pink; the calyx is light green, less than 0.1" long. The ball-shaped truss of 15-18 flowers is 7.1" wide x 4" high. Leaves are oblanceolate, convex, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 4.3" long x 1.4" wide; matte green above, with felt-like moderate orange (167C) hairs below; the petiole is light green, 0.8" long, and hairy. The shrub is very floriferous, has a spreading, dense growth habit, holds its leaves 3 years, and blooms mid to late May. It is 3.9' high x 4.9' wide in 25 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'Catfortcampy No. 2':  Synonym of 'Hannah Hersey'.

'Cathaem No. 4':  Synonym of 'Pink Twins'.

'Cesium One Thirty-seven':  Deciduous azalea, (seed from selfed 'Hugh Wormald', exposed to 50 Mrad Cesium 137 radiation). Hybridized, treated (1982), and raised by Donald S Kellam; named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Donald S and Mark D Kellam, Charlotte , NC. Tubular funnel-shaped flowers are very fragrant, 1.5" wide x 1.25" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes. Strong orange (25A) buds open vivid orange yellow (21A) shading to vivid reddish orange (40A) at base, with a strong orange (25A) flare on the upper lobe. The dome-shaped truss of 16 flowers is 4" wide x 2.5" high. The brilliant yellow green (150C) calyx is 0.25" long. Leaves are 2.5" long x 1.1" wide, narrowly obovate, convex, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, and hairless. The moderately floriferous shrub blooms late March to mid April; has an upright, compact growth habit; and is 5' tall x 4' wide, 9 years from seed. It is plant and bud hardy to at least -10F.

'Chalif':  Deciduous azalea, (selection from bakeri). Raised (1968) from seed, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Polly (Mrs. Julian W) Hill, Vineyard Haven, MA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers are 1.75" wide x 1.25" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes. The dorsal lobe is vivid orange (28B) blending to strong orange (24A); the remainder of the corolla is vivid yellowish pink (30C), tipped and edged vivid reddish orange (30A). Stamens are about twice as long as the corolla tube; the pistil is even longer. The green calyx is less than 0.1" long. Inflorescence consists of 4 to 20 flowers per cluster. Leaves are 2" long x 1.5" wide, broadly obovate, mucronate at apex, and bullate. They are moderate olive green (147A) above, with prominent midribs; moderate yellow green (147B) and hairy below, and faintly hairy at the edges. The very floriferous plant blooms late June, has an upright, dense growth habit, and is 8' tall x 6' wide in 22 years from seed. It is plant and bud hardy to at least -10F. [BIF 68-029-1 (Hill)]

'Clarke's Elegance':  Elepidote. ('Britannia' x yakushimanum). Hybridized, raised, and introduced (through George W Clarke Nursery) by George W Clarke; named and registered (1991) by Melba (Mrs. George W) Clarke, Portland, OR; described by Melvin Reeves, Yamhill, OR. The dome-shaped truss, 6.5" wide x 4" high, is composed of 10 widely funnel-shaped flowers, 2.5" across x 2" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes; vivid purplish red (66B) in bud, opening strong purplish pink (62A) at edge, shading to pale purplish pink (62D) at midribs, with small reddish spots on upper lobe. The pink calyx is 0.25" long. Leaves, which are held 2-3 years, are narrowly elliptic, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 6.5" long x 2.25" wide. They are matte green and slightly bullate above, with fawn-colored felt-like hairs below. The free-flowering plant is 6' high x 5' wide in 8 years from cuttings, has a dense, upright growth habit, and blooms in May. Both plant and buds are hardy to at least 0F.

'Clarke's Golden Ball':  Deciduous azalea. (Parentage unknown). Hybridized, raised, named, and introduced (through George W Clarke Nursery) by George W Clarke; registered (1991) by Melba (Mrs. George W) Clarke, Portland, OR; described by Melvin Reeves, Yamhill, OR. The lax ball-shaped truss, 5.5" wide x 5" high, is composed of 14 openly funnel-campanulate flowers, 2.5" across x 2.5" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes. Flowers are moderately fragrant, vivid orange yellow (21A) inside, and strong orange (24A) outside. The green calyx is 0.25" long. Leaves are elliptic, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 3.25" long x 1.5" wide, glossy, and hairless above and below. The plant is very floriferous, 3.5' high x 3' wide in 8 years from cuttings, has an open, upright growth habit, and blooms in May. Both plant and buds are hardy to at least 0F.

'Clarke's Mardi Gras':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x unknown). Hybridized, raised, named, and introduced (through George W Clarke Nursery) by George W Clarke; registered (1991) by Melba (Mrs. George W) Clarke, Portland, OR; described by Melvin Reeves, Yamhill, OR. The dome-shaped truss, 6" wide x 5.5" high, is composed of 15 funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance, 2" across x 1.5" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. The slightly fragrant flowers are vivid purplish red (57B) in bud, opening pure white inside, and pale pink outside with central third of each lobe strong purplish pink (62A). There is no calyx. Leaves, which are held 3 years, are narrowly elliptic, convex, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 6.5" long x 2.25" wide, glossy and hairless above, with tan felt-like hairs below, aging to brown. The free-flowering plant is 8' high x 6' wide in 10 years from cuttings, has an open, upright growth habit, and blooms in May. Both plant and buds are hardy to at least 0F.

'Clarke's Peaches-and-Cream':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Nestucca'). Hybridized, raised, and introduced (through George W Clarke Nursery) by George W Clarke; named and registered (1991) by Melba (Mrs. George W) Clarke, Portland, OR; described by Melvin Reeves, Yamhill, OR. The dome-shaped truss, 4.5" wide x 4.5" high, is composed of 10 slightly fragrant, openly campanulate flowers of heavy substance, 1.5" across x 1.5" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes. Deep pink (50B) buds open deep purplish pink (55A) outside and white inside with a dusting of yellow in the throat. There is no calyx. Leaves, which are held 3 years, are narrowly elliptic, flat, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 5.5" long x 1.5" wide, matte green and bullate above, with brown felt-like hairs below. The plant is moderately floriferous, 6' high x 5' wide in 8 years from cuttings, has an open, upright growth habit, and blooms in May. Both plant and buds are hardy to at least 0F.

'Clarke's Perfection':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Lady Bligh'). Hybridized, raised, and introduced (through George W Clarke Nursery) by George W Clarke; named and registered (1991) by Melba (Mrs. George W) Clarke, Portland, OR; described by Melvin Reeves, Yamhill, OR. The dome-shaped truss, 5.5" wide x 3.5" high, is composed of 10 slightly fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers, 3" across x 1.5" long, with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes. Flowers are strong purplish pink (62A) fading to pale purplish pink (62D), with a few reddish spots on the upper lobe. The brown calyx is 0.1" long. Leaves, which are held 2 years, are oblong, convex, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 3" long x 1.25" wide, matte green above, with brown felt-like hairs below. The plant is very floriferous, 4' high x 3' wide in 8 years from cuttings, has a dense, upright growth habit, and blooms in May. Both plant and buds are hardy to at least 0F.

'Clarke's Symphony':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Mrs. Furnival'). Hybridized, raised, and introduced (through George W Clarke Nursery) by George W Clarke; named and registered (1991) by Melba (Mrs. George W) Clarke, Portland, OR; described by Melvin Reeves, Yamhill, OR. The dome-shaped truss, 5.5" wide x 6" high, is composed of 15 slightly fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers, 2" across x 1.5" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes. Flowers are white with small red spots covering the inside of the entire upper lobe. The green calyx is 0.25" long. Leaves, which are held 3 years, are elliptic, convex, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 3.5" long x 1.5" wide, glossy and hairless above, with some greenish hairs below. The plant is moderately floriferous, 4' high x 3' wide in 8 years from cuttings, has a dense, upright growth habit, and blooms in May. Both plant and buds are hardy to at least 0F.

'Conewago Improved':  Lepidote. (minus var. minus Carolinianum Group x mucronulatum). Hybridized (1930), raised, named, and introduced by Joseph B Gable, Stewartstown, PA; described and registered (1991) by Gable Study Group, c/o Jane Goodrich, Sec'y, Vienna, VA. Flowers are rosy lavender. Leaves are elliptic to narrowly obovate, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 3" long x 1 .4" wide; moderately glossy with very tiny, inconspicuous brown scales above, very tiny colorless to white scales below. The free-flowering shrub blooms mid April, has a dense growth habit, and is hardy to at least -25F. At maturity, it is 7' tall x 7' wide.

'Consolini No. 105':  Synonym of 'Pride-of-Cape-Cod'.

'Consolini P 266':  Synonym of 'Big Dome'.

'Consolini's Windmill':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). Hybridized by Anthony Consolini, Sandwich, MA; selected by Jack Cowles, Sandwich (now Wellesley), MA; raised by Heritage Plantation, named by Jonathan Leonard, introduced and registered (1991) by Briarwood Gardens, all East Sandwich, MA. Slightly fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance are 3.25" across x 2.5" long, with 5-7 wavy-edged lobes. Vivid purplish red (57B) buds open (57B) inside and out, with a longitudinal white band inside, about 0.4" wide extending along each lobe to within 0.4" of the tip; there is a speckled strong yellow green (144C) flare on the upper lobe. The 0.25" long calyx is strong yellow green (144B). The ball-shaped truss of 13 flowers is 7" wide x 6.5" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 3"-5" long x 1.5"-2" wide, hairless above and below. The shrub is free-flowering, has an upright, spreading habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms May 21 to June3. It is 9' high x 10' wide in 24 years from bud graft onto 'Cunningham's White' stock, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -15F and -5F, respectively.

'Cortez':  Elepidote. [('Mars' x yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada') x basilicum]. Hybridized (1969) by Merle E Cisney; raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by David W Goheen; both Camas, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance, having a slight honey-like fragrance, are 2.5"-3" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. The corolla is strong red (53C, D) with throat fading to strong pink (52D), a few vivid red (52A) spots on the upper lobe, and strong to vivid red (46A, B) nectaries. The minute calyx is currant red. The dome-shaped truss of 16-18 flowers is 5" wide x 4" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic with re-curved margins, convex, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 6"-7" long x 2" wide; glossy, bullate, dark green (131B) above, with faint, coppery brown hairs below, more pronounced on midrib. The shrub has an upright and spreading dense growth habit, is free-flowering, holds its leaves 3-4 years, and blooms in early April. It is 10' high x 8' wide in 20 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least 0F. (Note: Judged Best Hybrid at 1991 Early Show, Portland Chapter, ARS.)

'Cyril':  Vireya. [leucogigas x (konorii x laetum)]. Hybridized (1973), raised, and named by Peter Sullivan; introduced by Strybing Arboretum Society; registered (1991) by A Karen Morebeck and Tim A Lukaszewski (Strybing Arboretum Society); all San Francisco, CA. Tubular funnel-shaped flowers are very fragrant (Dianthus-like), 4.5" across x 3.25" long, with (7)-8 wavy-edged lobes of heavy substance. Large buds are covered by dark red (187A) bracts. The corolla tube is yellowish white (158C) to deep pink (48B), and the lobes are yellowish white (158C) with strong red (53B) markings in the sinuses. There is a deep pink (48B) band on the distal 0.25" of the style, and the stigma is brilliant yellow green (150A-B). There is no calyx. The lax truss of 8 to 13 flowers is 11" wide x 5" high. Leaves, which are held 4 years, are elliptic, flat, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 5.75"-7" long x 2.25"-2.5" wide, and glabrous above. The underside is covered with scales that age from strong orange (169D) to moderate olive green (147A); the 0.5" long petiole is visibly scaly. The free-flowering plant is upright with an open growth habit, and blooms midyear. It is 4' high x 4' wide in 16 years from seed. Plant and buds are hardy to at least 30F.

'Dexter's Anna Rose Whitney':  Synonym of 'Tosh'.

'Dexter's Honeydew':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). Hybridized (pre-1943) by Charles O Dexter, Sandwich, MA; raised, named, and introduced (c 1960 through Westbury Rose Co) by Paul Vossberg, Westbury, NY; registered (1991) by Briarwood Gardens, East Sandwich, MA. Very fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers are up to 5.25" across x 3.25" long, with 7 slightly wavy-edged lobes. The corolla is very pale purple (69B) at margins, fading within 0.5" to a greenish white (155C) center with light yellow (10B) throat. The 0.1" long calyx is strong yellow green (144B). The ball-shaped truss of 7-10 flowers is 7" wide x 7" high. Leaves are narrowly oblong with wavy margins, flat, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 3"-4.75" long x 1"-1.75" wide, hairless above and below. The petiole is dark red (59A) above, strong yellow green (144B) below, and up to 1.25" long. The shrub is free-flowering, has a spreading habit, and blooms May 24 to June 6. It is 3.5' high x 4.5' wide in 7 years from cuttings, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -10F and -5F, respectively. (Synonyms: 'Everitt No. 21', 'True Love', 'Honey Dew', 'Honeydew'.)

'Doctor John':  Elepidote. (['Pygmalion' x haematodes x fortunei No. 8] x 'Gillies Apricot'). Hybridized (1958) at Scott Foundation of Swarthmore College, now the Scott Arboretum; raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by The Tyler Arboretum, Lima, PA; described by James Janczewski (Tyler Arboretum). Moderately fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers are 3" across x 1.5" long, with 7 wavy-edged lobes. Flowers open moderate purplish pink (62B) with outer edges and margins fading to light purplish pink (62C); inner center is pale yellow green (155A) with a deep red (53A) flare in the throat and spotting on upper lobe, fading towards margin; outer center is pale yellowish pink (36D), and there is a deep purple ring at the base. The calyx is 0.1" long, strong yellow green (144B). The dome-shaped truss of 12-15 flowers is 7.5" wide x 7.5" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, mucronate at apex, rounded at base, 7" long x 2.75" wide; dull, moderate yellow green, (146B) above and (139D) below, and glabrous. Both the pedicel and petiole are hairy and very sticky. The shrub is free-flowering, has a spreading, dense growth habit, and blooms May 12. It is 10' high x 10' wide in 40 years from seed, and is plant hardy to at least -5 F. (Synonym: 'Swarthmore No. 58-281 D'.) (Note: Seed parent is Swarthmore No. 12507; the exact combination of the three clones is unknown. 'Gillies Apricot' is an unregistered name.)

'Doctor Joseph Rock':  Elepidote. (fortunei ssp. discolor Houlstonii Group x Gable's vernicosum aff. Rock 18139-1 'Mount Siga'). Hybridized (pre-1955), raised, and introduced by Joseph B Gable; named by Caroline Gable, both Stewartstown, PA; described and registered (1991) by Gable Study Group, c/o Jane Goodrich, Sec'y, Vienna, VA. Flowers are 4" wide, peach pink in color. The shrub blooms early to mid May, is 7' tall x 10' wide when mature, and is hardy to at least -10F. (Synonyms: '1964' and 'Dr. Rock'.)

'Doctor Yelton':  Synonym of 'Yelton's Choice'.

'Don Kellam':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). Hybridized (between 1959 and 1963) by Jack Cowles, Sandwich, MA (now Wellesley, MA); raised by Heritage Plantation, Sandwich, MA; introduced by Briarwood Gardens, East Sandwich, MA; registered (1991) by Richard H Gustafson, Lawrenceville, NJ. Widely funnel-shaped, re-curved flowers are 3.5" across x 2.5" long, with 8 wavy-edged lobes. Deep to strong red (53A, B, C) buds open pale yellow (18D) in throat, shading through pale orange yellow (19D) to pale yellowish pink (27D) at outer edge; entire corolla is covered with elongated speckles of deep to strong red (53A, B, C); lobes are separated by rays of deep purplish pink (54B); outside is pale orange yellow (19D) with rays and speckles of strong purplish red, deep purplish pink, and strong red (54A, B, C). Stamens are vestigial, and there is no calyx. The ball-shaped truss, consisting of 8-10 flowers, is 5.5"-6" wide x 5" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, and 5"-6" long x 2.4"-3" wide; moderate olive green (147A) above, moderate yellow green (147B) below, and hairless. The shrub has a moderately dense growth habit, is moderately floriferous, and blooms mid May in NJ (late May on Cape Cod). It is 9' high x 10' wide in c 20 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least 0F. (Synonym: 'Kellam's Orange'.)

'Dr. Rock': Synonym of 'Doctor Joseph Rock'.

'Eighteenth of May':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). Hybridized, raised (c 1966), named, and introduced (through George W Clarke Nursery) by George W Clarke; registered (1991) by Melba (Mrs. George W) Clarke, Portland, OR; described by Melvin Reeves, Yamhill, OR . The lax dome-shaped truss, 8" wide x 4" high, is composed of 10 funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance, 2.75" across x 3.75''long, with 6 smooth-edged lobes. Vivid purplish red (57B) buds open nearly white, edged vivid purplish red (57D); outside also (57D). The green calyx is less than 0.25" long. Leaves, which are held longer than 3 years, are narrowly oblong, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 6" long x 1.75" wide, and hairless. The moderately floriferous plant is 8' high x 5' wide in 15 years from cuttings, has an open, upright growth habit, and blooms in May. Both plant and buds are hardy to at least 0F.

'Elsie Lythgoe':  Elepidote. (selection from calophytum). Raised from seed (1960), and selected by Ernie Lythgoe; named, introduced, and registered (1991) by H Vaartnou; both Victoria, B.C., Canada. Slightly fragrant, widely funnel-campanulate flowers of heavy substance are deep pink in bud, opening pale purplish pink (62D), 2.25" across x 2.25" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes, and a minute reddish calyx. The flat truss of 15 or more flowers is 7" wide x 4" high. Leaves, which are held 3 years, are narrowly elliptic, flat, acute at apex, and cuneate at base, 12" long x 3.5" wide, glossy green above, and hairless above and below. The shrub is very floriferous, blooms in April, and has an upright, open growth habit. It is 8' high x 10' wide in 25 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -5F.

'Elsie Watson':  Elepidote. ('Anna' x 'Purple Lace'). Hybridized (1977), raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Frank Fujioka, Freeland, WA. Funnel-shaped flowers are 4" across x 2.5" long, with 5 frilly-edged lobes. Vivid reddish purple (74A) buds open pale purplish pink (62D) with a dark purple star in the throat, vivid purplish red (74B) margins, a radial line of the same color on each lobe, and moderate purplish red (64A) spots on the dorsal; outside is strong purplish red(60D). The calyx is 0.1" long, light yellow green (145D). The dome-shaped truss of 22 flowers is 7" wide x 6" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 8" long x 2.5" wide; glossy dark green, leathery, and hairless. The shrub is free-flowering, has a spreading habit, holds its leaves 3 years, and blooms late April. It is 4' high x 3.5' wide 14 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -5F.

'Ernie Lythgoe':  Elepidote. (selection from falconeri). Raised from seed (1960), and selected by Ernie Lythgoe; named, introduced, and registered (1991) by H Vaartnou; both Victoria, B.C., Canada. Ventricose-campanulate flowers of heavy substance are orange in bud, opening light greenish yellow (4C) with a reddish purple blotch, 2" across x 2.5" long, with 8 smooth-edged lobes, an orange-colored style, and a minute gray calyx. The truss of 25 or more flowers is dome-shaped, 8" wide x 6" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, mucronate at apex, and cuneate at base, 12" long x 5" wide, hairless above, with silvery brown felt-like hairs below, aging to light brown. The shrub is moderately floriferous, blooms in April, and has an upright, open growth habit. It is 9' high x 11' wide in 30 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 8F and 10 F, respectively.

'Eunie':  Elepidote. ('Diny Dee' x 'Sierra del Oro'). Hybridized (1983), raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Joe A Davis, Sumner, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance are 4" across x 2.75" long, with 6-7 wavy-edged lobes. The corolla is light yellow (10B) in center, 10C at margins) with a dark red (187A) blotch, about 1.5" wide x 1 " long, in throat of upper lobes; specks of the same color extend beyond the blotch towards margins. There is no calyx. The dome-shaped truss of 10-12 flowers is 8" wide x 6" high. Leaves are ovate, flat, mucronate at apex, rounded at base, 4.5"-5" long x 2" wide; matte, moderate olive green (137B) above, moderate yellow green (147C) below, and hairless. The shrub is moderately floriferous, has an upright, spreading growth habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms early May. It is 3.5' high x 3' wide in 7 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least 0F and 5F, respectively.

'Evelyn's Favorite':  Lepidote. (selection from lindleyi). Seed (1970) from E Weesjes; raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by H Vaartnou; both Victoria, B.C., Canada. Very fragrant, widely funnel-campanulate flowers of heavy substance are 4" across x 3" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. The corolla is white with a golden yellow throat and pink stripes on the outside of each lobe . The style is deep reddish brown and the green calyx is 0.5" long. The flat truss, consisting of 6-10 flowers, is 8" wide x 3" high. Leaves, which are held 1 year, are narrowly elliptic, flat, mucronate at apex, rounded at base, 4"-5" long x 1"-1.5" wide, glabrous above, with scales below and on the 0.5" long petiole. The free-flowering plant blooms April to May, and has an upright, open growth habit. It is 8' high x 4' wide in 10 years from cuttings, and is plant and bud hardy to at least 12F.

'Everitt No. 21':  Synonym of 'Dexter's Honeydew'.

'Flaming Snow':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). Hybridized (pre-1943) by Charles O Dexter, Sandwich, MA; raised by Ben P Moseley, Ipswich, MA; selected (1950) by the Bowers Committee; subsequently raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by The Tyler Arboretum, Lima, PA; described by James Janczewski (Tyler Arboretum). Slightly fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers are 3" across x 2.25" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. Strong purplish red (Munsell-Nickerson 7.5RP 5/12) buds open light purplish pink (7.5RP 8/5) and fade within a day or two to almost white (pale purplish pink 7.5RP 9/2), with numerous small, deep pink (10RP 6/12) to deep purplish red (10RP 3/10) speckles on upper lobe and portions of two adjoining lobes. The ball-shaped truss of 10-12 flowers is 6" wide x 5" high. Leaves are oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, flat, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 5"-6" long x 1.25"-2" wide; glossy and hairless, dark yellowish green (10GY 4/5) above, light yellowish green (10GY 8/7) below. The shrub is free-flowering, has an upright, dense growth habit, holds its leaves probably 2 years, and blooms May 15. It is 12' high x 8' wide in 40 years from cutting, and is plant hardy to at least -5F. (Synonyms: 'BPPM 52-14', 'BPPM 53-14', and 'BPPM 53-16'.) [Note: Munsell-Nickerson 7.5RP 5/12 is similar to (58B); 7.5RP 8/5, to (55C); 7.5RP 9/2, to (56D); 10RP 6/12, to (52C); 10RP 3/10, to (59B); 10GY 4/5, to (189A); 10G Y 8/7, to (140C).]

'For Pete's Sake':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). Hybridized (pre-1964) by Donald Hardgrove, Long Island, NY; purchased as seedling and raised by T Kordus, Jamesburg, NJ; named and registered (1991) by Terry Sheuchenko, Baroursville, VA; introduced (retail) by Lazy S's Farm Market, Barboursville, VA, and (wholesale) Plants Unlimited, Afton, VA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, are 2" across x 2" long. Vivid red (52A) buds open deep purplish pink (55A) at edges and shade to moderate yellowish pink (37C) in throat; there is a (37C) blotch on the upper lobe, with a superimposed vivid reddish orange (34A) spotted flare; outside is deep pink (52B). The style is white with a red-brown stigma, and the dark green calyx is insignificant. The truss of 10-12 flowers is dome-shaped, 3.75" wide x 3.5" high. Leaves, which are held 2 years, are narrowly oblong, concave, mucronate at apex, and cuneate at base, 5.5" long x 1.1" wide, matte green, hairless above and below. The shrub is very floriferous, blooms mid May, and has a dense growth habit after 5 years. It is 3.5' high x 4' wide in 10 years from cuttings; plant and bud hardy to at least -15F. (Synonyms: 'Hardgrove Salmon' and 'Kordus Salmon'.)

'Freckles':  Elepidote. [red-flowered catawbiense x ('Atrosanguineum' x thomsonii)]. Hybridized (c 1953), raised, named, and introduced by Joseph B Gable, Stewartstown, PA; described and registered (1991) by Gable Study Group, c/o Jane Goodrich, Sec'y, Vienna, VA. Flowers are 2.5" wide, rose pink in color, heavily spotted maroon on upper lobes, with scattered paler spots on other four lobes. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 4.5" long x 1.5" wide. The shrub blooms mid May, is 5' tall x 4' wide in 12 years from cuttings, and will reach a mature height of 12'. It is hardy to at least -10F.

'Fuzzy':  Evergreen azalea, (nakaharae x believed by J Creech to be oldhamii). Raised (1971) from seed, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Polly (Mrs. Julian W) Hill, Vineyard Haven, MA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers are 2.2" wide x 1.6" long, with 5 frilly-edged lobes. Flowers, 1-2 per terminal, are strong red (41B) with a strong red (47B) dorsal blotch and slight spotting on adjacent lobes. The calyx is hairy, colored as the leaves, and 0.2" long. Leaves are 0.8"-1.2" long x 0.4"-0.6" wide, elliptic, flat, mucronate at apex, and cuneate at base. They are glossy, moderate yellow green (147B) above, with long, pale red hairs on the blade ; moderate yellow green (147C) below, with white hairs scattered on the blade and concentrated on the midrib. The moderately floriferous plant blooms mid June, has a creeping, dense growth habit, and is 0.5' high x 5' wide in 20 years from seed. It is plant hardy to at least 10F, or 0F if heavily sheltered. [PI 325035 (National Arboretum); BIF 71-021 (Hill)]

'Gable's Pink No. 2':  Synonym of 'Robert Allison'.

'Gable's Pioneer':  Lepidote. (mucronulatum x racemosum), or perhaps (mucronulatum x racemosum)? F2. Hybridized (pre-1946), raised, and introduced by Joseph B Gable, Stewartstown, PA; named 'Pioneer' (c 1967) by Warren Baldsiefen, Bellvale, NY; renamed , described and registered (1991)by Gable Study Group, c/ o Jane Goodrich, Sec'y, Vienna, VA. Flowers are pink, 1" wide. Leaves are elliptic, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 2" long x 1.2" wide; glossy and moderate olive green (137A) above, moderate yellow green (147B) below, with tiny brown scales above and below. The free-flowering shrub has an upright habit, blooms late March to early April along stems in leaf axils, is semi-deciduous, and is hardy to at least -10F. At maturity, it is 8' tall x 8' wide. (Synonym: 'Pioneer'.)

'Gena Mae':  Deciduous azalea. ('Homebush' x 'Cecile'). Hybridized by Frank Clement, Puyallup, WA; raised by James and Genevieve Kowalsky and named by Genevieve Kowalsky, Bremerton, WA; introduced and registered (1991) by Briggs Nursery, Inc, Olympia, WA. The ball-shaped truss of 20-25 flowers is 6" wide x 3" high. Flowers are 2.5" wide x 1.75" long, double (no stamens), hose-in-hose, with smooth-edged lobes and a strong yellow green (145A) calyx, c 0.2" long. Flower color is light greenish yellow (4C) with vivid reddish orange (43A) tips and a strong orange (25B) center. Leaves are obovate, flat, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 2.25" long x 1.25" wide, matte green and bullate, with discrete hairs below. The shrub is moderately floriferous, 5' high x 4' wide in 10 years from seed, has an open growth habit, and blooms May 10 to June 10. Both plant and buds are hardy to at least 7F.

'Golden Genie':  Elepidote. ('Lem's Cameo' x 'Crest'). Hybridized, raised, and named, by Gene Brady, Gig Harbor, WA; introduced, and registered (1991) by Briggs Nursery, Inc, Olympia, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, 3" across x 1.75" long, with 6 wavy-edged lobes, are vivid reddish orange (34B) in bud, opening light greenish yellow (4B). The calyx is 0.1" long, light yellow green (145B). The tall dome-shaped truss of 8-10 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, mucronate at apex, rounded at base, 4" long x 1.5" wide, glossy, and hairless above and below. The shrub is free-flowering, has an upright, dense growth habit, holds its leaves 2-3 years, and blooms mid April to May. It is 0.8' high x 1' wide in 3 years from tissue culture. (Synonym: 'Brady's Yellow'.)

'Grand Teton':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x unknown). Hybridized, raised, named, and introduced (through George W Clarke Nursery ) by George W Clarke; registered (1991) by Melba (Mrs. George W) Clarke, Portland, OR; described by Melvin Reeves, Yamhill, OR. The dome-shaped truss, 4.5" wide x 4" high, is composed of 12 widely funnel-campanulate flowers, 1.5" across x 1.25" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes. Strong red (50A) buds open deep pink (52B), then fade to and remain moderate pink (49B) for several days. The brown calyx is 0.25" long. Leaves, which are held 3 years, are narrowly elliptic, convex, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 3" long x 0.75" wide. They are hairless and glossy above, with tan felt-like hairs below, aging to brown. The moderately floriferous plant is 2.5'-3' high x 3' wide in 8 years from cuttings, has an open growth habit, and blooms in May. Both plant and buds are hardy to at least 0F.

'Gustav Mehlquist':  Elepidote. ('C.S. Sargent' x yakushimanum). Hybridized (1965) and introduced by Dr Gustav A L Mehlquist, Storrs, CT; raised, named, and registered (1991) by J J McGuire, R.I. Agriculture Experiment Station, Kingston, RI. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, 2.4" across x 2.6" long, with 5 frilly-edged lobes, are dark pink in bud, opening pink and fading to clear white. The calyx is light green, less than 0.1" long. The ball-shaped truss of 15 flowers is 5.9" wide x 4" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 4" long x 1.7" wide. New foliage is matte green and hairless above, with a light, fuzzy, brownish orange (165B) coating below that is easily rubbed off; mature leaves are glabrous. The shrub is very floriferous, has a spreading, dense growth habit, holds its leaves 3 years, and blooms mid to late May. It is 3.9' high x 4.4' wide in 25 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'Haag's Choice':  Elepidote. (probably fortunei or fortunei hybrid x 'Charles Dickens'). Hybridized (pre-1947) by G Guy Nearing, Ramsey, NJ; raised, named, and introduced by Joseph B Gable, Stewartstown, PA; described and registered (1991) by Gable Study Group, c/o Jane Goodrich, Sec'y, Vienna, VA. The pale pink-lavender flowers form a conical truss. Leaves are elliptic, flat, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 5.5" long x 2.25" wide, hairless above and below. The shrub has a dense growth habit, is very floriferous, blooms mid May, and is hardy to at least -10F. It is 3' tall x 4' wide in 6-7 years from cuttings, and will reach a height of 8'. (Note: Seed parent is a Nearing plant: N 4-20.)

'Hannah Hersey':  Elepidote. [(catawbiense x fortunei) x campylocarpum ssp. campylocarpum). Hybridized (pre-1943), raised, and introduced by Joseph B Gable; named by Caroline Gable, both Stewartstown, PA; described and registered (1991) by Gable Study Group, c/o Jane Goodrich, Sec'y, Vienna, VA. Flowers are widely funnel-campanulate with 5 wavy-edged lobes, pink flushed coral. The shrub blooms mid May, is hardy to at least -10F, and reaches a mature height of 6'. (Synonym: 'Catfortcampy No. 2'.) (Note: Seed parent is Gable's selected clone C-11.)

'Hardgrove Salmon':  Synonym of 'For Pete's Sake'.

'Hawaii':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). Hybridized (1967), raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by David G Leach, North Madison, OH. Openly funnel-shaped flowers are 3" across x 1.6" long, with 5 frilly-edged lobes. Corolla is vivid purplish red (67B) with a pale yellow green (4D) dorsal blotch spotted faintly with light greenish yellow (4B). The minute calyx is light green, and the 1.5" long pedicel is reddish. The dome-shaped truss of 15 flowers is 6.75" wide x 4.75" high. Leaves, which are held 2 years, are elliptic, flat, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 3.3" long x 1.6" wide, matte green, hairless above and below. The plant is very floriferous, blooming early midseason. It is 6' high x 6' wide from seed, and has a dense growth habit. Plant and buds are hardy to at least -25F and -20 F, respectively.

'Head Honcho':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum, Larson No. 6 selection x 'Mrs. J.G. Millais'). Hybridized (1983) by Clint Smith, Sumner, WA; raised, named, introduced (through Mowbray Gardens) and registered (1992) by Chris Trautmann, Cincinnati, OH. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers are 4"-4.5" across x 2.8"-3" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, light purple (75B) in bud, opening pure white with twin rays of deep orange yellow(163A) spotting on dorsal lobe. There is no calyx. The dome-shaped truss of 16 flowers is 6.5" wide x 6" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat to slightly convex, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 4" long x 2" wide; dark green and glossy above, with moderate covering of brown, felt-like hairs below. The shrub is free-flowering with a spreading, dense growth habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms early May. It is 2' high x 2.3' wide in 8 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -20F and -15F, respectively.

'Henry Dumper':  Elepidote. (selection from makinoi). Selected (1976) by Henry Dumper, Roslyn Estates, NY; raised, named, and registered (1991) by Werner Brack, St James, NY; introduced by Roslyn Nursery, Dix Hills, NY. Flowers are funnel-shaped with 5 smooth-edged lobes, 2.25" across x 1.9" long, deep purplish pink (55A) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (56C). The 1" long pedicel is strong pink (54C). The flat truss of 12 flowers is 5" wide x 3" high. Leaves are narrowly oblong, convex, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 4.25" long x 0.75" wide; dull green above, with felt-like hairs below, moderate yellow (161B) aging to moderate orange (172D). New growth is covered with orange tomentum, and the 0.75" long petiole is hairy, brilliant yellow green (150A). The shrub has an upright, spreading, dense growth habit, is free-flowering, holds its leaves 5 years, and blooms early May. It is 3.5' high x 7' wide in 17 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -5F. (Note: Voted Best Species Foliage Plant, ARS Northeast Regional Meeting, October, 1988.)

'Honey Dew' or 'Honeydew':  Synonyms of 'Dexter's Honeydew'. 'Honeydew' was registered (1962) by Art Wright for an elepidote from the cross ('Carolyn Grace' x 'Moonstone').

'Horizon Dawn':  Elepidote. {('Hotei' x 'Tropicana') x [yakushimanum x ('Alice Franklin' x 'Virginia Scott')]}. Hybridized (1981), raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Edwin C Brockenbrough, Bellevue, WA. Openly campanulate flowers of heavy substance, with 6 wavy-edged lobes, are 3" across x 2.5" long, pale yellow (11D) becoming brilliant yellow (11A) in the throat. The 0.5" calyx is colored as the corolla. The truss of 12-14 flowers is ball-shaped, 6" wide x 6" high. Leaves, which are held 2 years, are elliptic to narrowly elliptic, convex, mucronate at apex, and cuneate at base, 4.5"-6" long x 2" wide, hairless above and below. The shrub is very floriferous, blooms late April, and is 4' high x 4' wide in 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 5F. (Note: Placed on Eligibility List, ARS Plant Awards, 1991.)

'Ivan's Choice':  Elepidote. (selection from fortunei). Raised from seed (1967), named, introduced, and registered (1991) by H Vaartnou, Victoria, B.C., Canada. Very fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance are pale purplish pink (56A), 4" across x 2.5" long, with 7 smooth-edged lobes, and a green calyx, 0.1" long. The lax truss, consisting of 12 flowers, is 8" wide x 5" high. Leaves, which are held 2 years, are narrowly elliptic, flat, rounded at apex and base, 6" long x 2" wide, glossy, and hairless . The free-flowering plant blooms in May, and has an upright, open growth habit. It is 9' high x 7' wide in 23 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -5F.

'Jack Cowles':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). Hybridized (pre-1965) by Jack Cowles, Sandwich, MA (now Wellesley, MA); raised by Heritage Plantation, Sandwich, MA; named and registered (1991) by the Sandwich Club, ARS; introduced by the Sandwich Club and Heritage Plantation; described by Donald S Kellam, co-chair Sandwich Club, Charlotte, NC. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, 3.5" across x 2.25" long, with 6 frilly-edged lobes, are moderate yellowish pink (38B) at margins, shading to pale yellowish pink (36D) in center. There are no conspicuous markings on the corolla and there is no calyx. The ball-shaped truss of 14 flowers is 8" wide x 9" high. Leaves are oblong with wavy margins and a mucronate tip, 6" long x 2.75" wide; very glossy dark green above, hairless above and below. The shrub is free-flowering, has an upright growth habit, holds its leaves 2-3 years, and blooms midseason. It is 8' high x 6' wide in about 30 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -15F and -5F, respectively. (Synonym: 'Peach behind Car Barn'.)

'Jacksonii No. 5':  Synonym of 'Strawberry Swirl'.

'Jacqueline White':  Elepidote. [(decorum x 'Golden Jubilee') x white-flowered fortunei]. Hybridized (1986), raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Robert L Means, MD, Winston-Salem, NC. Openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance are very fragrant, 3.75" across x 2.5" long, with 7 smooth-edged lobes, stamens lacking or rudimentary. Light yellowish pink (19B) buds open light greenish yellow (5D) turning darker shade (5C) along mid portion, and then to dark green at base with a more dense green flare at base of dorsal lobe. The minute calyx is emerald green. The conical truss of 18 flowers is 8.5" wide x 7.5" high. Leaves, which are held 2 years, are narrowly elliptic, concave, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 6.5" long x 2.25" wide, and hairless. The shrub is moderately floriferous, has an upright, open growth habit, and blooms late April to early May. It is 2' high x 1.7' wide 7 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -5F.

'Jeanie Gillis':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). Hybridized (pre-1965) probably by Jack Cowles, Sandwich, MA (now Wellesley, MA); raised by Heritage Plantation, Sandwich, MA; named by Marshall Stilwell, Thomasville, NC; introduced and registered (1991) by the Sandwich Club, ARS; described by Donald S Kellam, co-chair Sandwich Club, Charlotte, NC. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, 4.5" across x 5.5" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, open very light purple (76B) and fade rapidly to almost pure white with brilliant yellow green (154B) to deep orange yellow (163A) freckles on upper lobe. The style is rose-colored, and the 0.25" calyx is green. The dome-shaped truss of 16 flowers is 8" wide x 10" high. Leaves are narrowly oblong, flat to slightly concave with a mucronate apex, 8.5" long x 2.75" wide; glossy green above, hairless above and below. The shrub is moderately floriferous, has an upright, dense growth habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms midseason. The original plant is 20' high x 24' wide; grown from cuttings, the shrub can reach 4.6' x 3.7' in four years. It is plant and bud hardy to at least -15F and -5F, respectively. (Note: HP 85-80; synonyms: 'BWT' and 'Big White Truss'.)

'Jen':  Elepidote. ('Vulcan' x yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'). Hybridized (1972), raised, named, introduced (through Brouse Nursery), and registered (1991) by Frank W Brouse, Norristown, PA. Funnel-shaped flowers are 2" across x 1.5" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes, strong red (53B) in bud, opening deep pink (52B) with vivid red (52A) throat. Filaments are pale yellow (12D), anthers are vivid yellow (12A), and there is no calyx. The ball-shaped truss of 8 flowers is 4" wide x 3" high. Leaves are elliptic to narrowly elliptic, convex, acute at apex with mucronate tip, cuneate at base, 2.5" - 3" long x 0.9" - 1" wide. New growth is light yellow green (138D) and tomentose with pale yellow green (157A) hairs above and below. Mature foliage is bullate, dark yellowish green (139A) above with moderate orange yellow (165C) hairs below, easily rubbed off. The shrub has a moderately branched, broad outline, is moderately floriferous, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms early May. It is 3' high x 3' wide in 18 years from seed, and is hardy to at least -15F.

'Joanie Means':  Elepidote. ('Boule de Neige' x yakushimanum). Hybridized (1982), raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Robert L Means, MD, Winston-Salem, NC. Flowers are funnel-shaped, 1.75" across x 1.5" long with 5 wavy-edged lobes, pale rose in bud, opening pure white. The minute calyx is light green. The dome-shaped truss of 16 flowers is 5.5" wide x 4" high. Leaves, which are held 2-3 years, are elliptic, convex, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 4.25" long x 1.75" wide, and hairless. The shrub is very floriferous, blooming late April, and has a spreading, dense growth habit. It is 2.7' high x 3' wide 9 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -5F.

'John Blair':  Deciduous azalea. (occidentale x arborescens). Hybridized (1922-24), raised, named, and introduced by George Fraser, Ucluelet, B.C., Canada; registered (1991) by William A Dale, Sidney, B.C., Canada. The lax truss, 2" wide x 2" high, is composed of 5-6 very fragrant tubular funnel-shaped flowers, 1.5" across x 1.75" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes. Flowers are yellowish white (155D) with a central, pale purplish pink (56A) line extending full length down each lobe inside; a line having the same placement and color, but slightly dotted and with tiny pink hairs, is present on the reverse of each lobe. There is no calyx. Leaves are oblanceolate, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 2.25" long x 0.75" wide, glossy, moderate yellowish green (138A) above, moderate yellow green (138B) below, and hairless. The shrub is moderately floriferous, 7' high x 3' wide in 15 years from cutting or layer, has an upright growth habit, and blooms mid June. Both plant and buds are hardy to at least 10F.

'Katherine Tice':  Elepidote. ('Muriel Pearce' x 'I.M.S.'). Hybridized (1972), raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Sumner, San Francisco, CA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5-6 wavy-edged lobes are 3.25"-3.75" across x 2.75" long. Strong purplish red (63A) buds open strong purplish pink (55B) with a strong red (53C) throat; the outside is strong purplish red (63A). The 1" long pedicel is moderate red (47A), and there is no calyx. The flattened ball truss of 12-13 flowers is 7" wide x 5" high. Leaves, which are held 1 year, are oblong to narrowly oblong, concave, acute at apex, and cuneate at base, 5" long x 2" wide, hairless above and below. The 0.75" petiole is dark red (183A). The shrub is very floriferous, blooms May 1 to May 15, and has an upright, open growth habit. It is 5' high x 4' wide in 18 years from seed.

'Kathy Ann Pieries':  Elepidote. ('Cynthia' x decorum). Hybridized (1971), raised, named, introduced (through Westgate Garden Nursery), and registered (1991) by Catherine Weeks, Eureka, CA. Very fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers with 7 frilly-edged lobes are 3.5'' across x 2.25" long. Deep pink (52B) buds open moderate purplish pink (62B) outside and light purplish pink (62C) inside, with brilliant yellow (9C) center. Flowers age to almost white. The 0.1" calyx is pink and green. The ball-shaped truss of 13 flowers is 8" wide x 5" high. Leaves are elliptic, slightly concave, obtuse at apex, cuneate at base, 6.5"-7" long x 2.5" wide; dark yellowish green (139A) above, moderate yellow green (138B) below, and hairless. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit, is free-flowering, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms late April to early May. It is 12' high x 7' wide in 20 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least 10F.

'Kaupo':  Elepidote. (selection from rex ssp. arizelum). Raised from seed (1964), named, introduced, and registered (1991) by H Vaartnou, Victoria, B.C., Canada. Slightly fragrant, oblique-campanulate flowers of heavy substance are light greenish yellow (4C), 2.5" across x 3" long, with 7 smooth-edged lobes. The minute calyx is green. The truss of 20 or more flowers is ball-shaped, 8" wide x 6.5" high. Leaves, which are held 2-3 years, are broadly elliptic, flat, rounded at apex and base, 12" long x 8" wide, matte green above, with a felt-like hairy covering below, fawn-colored at first, aging to orange. The petiole, which is 1.5" long, is also hairy. The shrub is moderately floriferous, blooms April to May, and has an upright, open growth habit. It is 10' high x 8' wide in 25 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 5F and 7F, respectively. (Note: Received award for Best Yellow at ARS Victoria Chapter show 1990.)

'Kellam's Orange':  Synonym of 'Don Kellam'.

'Kit':  Elepidote. ('Purple Splendour' x ['Evening Glow' x 'Lord Roberts']). Hybridized (1972), raised, named, and registered (1991) by Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; introduced by Greer Gardens, Eugene, OR. Openly funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 3.75" across x 2.25" long. Deep to strong red (53A, B) buds open white mottled very pale purple (69A), with strong red (53B) veins, longitudinal markings, and spotting on upper wings, and prominent (53B) to almost black spots covering most of the standard. The 1" long calyx is light red fading to very light pink with strong red (53C) center, tips, and spotting on two upper lobes near tips. Calyx remains in place after other flower parts have dropped off. The lax truss of 9 flowers is 6" wide x 3" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, concave, acute at apex, and cuneate at base, 6.5" long x 2" wide, matte dark green, hairless above and below. The shrub is very floriferous, blooms May 15 to June 10, and has a spreading, dense growth habit. It is 5.5' high x 5.5' wide in 19 years from seed; plant hardy to at least 10F. (Synonym: 'Kit-E'.)

'Kit-E':  Synonym of 'Kit'.

'Kordus Salmon':  Synonym of 'For Pete's Sake'.

'Maida-Grace':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum hybrid from Peter Girard, Sr. x unknown). Hybridized (1978), raised, and named by Blossom P McBrier, Fairview, PA; introduced (through Mowbray Gardens) and registered (1991) by Chris Trautmann, Cincinnati, OH. Slightly fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance are 3.25" across x 2" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes. Vivid purplish red (57B) buds open moderate purplish pink (62B) inside and out, with throat fading lighter to almost white. There is no calyx. The dome-shaped truss of 16 flowers is 6" wide x 6" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 4" long x 1.5" wide ; dark green and glossy above, with discrete hairs below. The shrub is free-flowering with a spreading, dense growth habit, holds its leaves 2-3 years, and blooms early to mid May. It is 4' high x 5' wide in 14 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -25F and -15F, respectively. (Note: Received Shammarello award for Best Pink-flowered Hybrid, and Western Reserve Bank, Lake County award for Best yakushimanum hybrid; ARS National Convention, Cleveland, OH, 1986.)

'Mary Kinsley':  Elepidote. ('Holden' x 'Bob Peters Special'). Hybridized (1976) and introduced (through Bull Valley Nurseries) by Ray Carter, Aspers, PA; raised, named, and registered (1991) by Bob Peters, Bendersville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers of heavy substance, slightly fragrant, are 2.5" across x 2" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes. Deep purplish pink (approximately 66C) buds open pale purplish pink (between 55D and 56A), change through light to pale purplish pink (between 65B and 65C), and finally to pale purplish pink (approximately 56D) with elongated dark pink markings in sinuses of upper lobe and a greenish yellow throat. The calyx is 0.6" long, light olive brown (199B). The dome-shaped truss of 20 flowers is 6.5" wide x 6" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, acute at apex, rounded at base, 4.5" long x 2" wide, glossy above, hairless above and below. The free-flowering shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms early to mid May. It is 3.5' high x 4' wide 15 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -20F and -15F, respectively.

'Masada':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum 'Kirchiro Wada' x 'Vistoso'). Hybridized (1978), raised, named, and registered (1991) by David W Goheen, Camas, WA; to be introduced by ARAI Nursery, Camas, WA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers of heavy substance are 4" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. Strong pink (48C) buds open white with lower portion of upper lobe heavily spotted vivid reddish orange (43B). The minute calyx is greenish rose. The dome-shaped truss of 12-14 flowers is 8" wide x 6" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 6"-7" long x 2"-2.5" wide; bullate, matte green above, with light tan, felt-like hairs below, becoming sparse and tawny-colored when mature. The growth habit is upright and then heavily branched, resembling a grafted standard. The shrub is free-flowering, holds its leaves 3-4 years, and blooms in May. It is 4' high x 4' wide in 12 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least 0F. (Note: Placed on Eligibility List, ARS Plant Awards, 1991.)

'Maxhaem No. 7':  Synonym of 'Maxhaem Salmon'.

'Maxhaem Salmon':  Elepidote. (maximum x haematodes). Hybridized (1935), raised, named, and introduced by Joseph B Gable, Stewartstown, PA; described and registered (1991) by Gable Study Group, c/o Jane Goodrich, Sec'y, Vienna, VA. The well-filled truss is composed of openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 smooth-edged lobes. Flowers are salmon pink fading lighter towards center, 2.25" wide x c 2.25" long. Leaves are 4.5" long x 1.75" wide, with sparse tan to rust colored hairs below. The shrub is very floriferous, blooming late midseason. It is 3' tall x 4' wide in about 11 years from cuttings, and reaches a mature height of 8'. (Synonym: 'Maxhaem No. 7'.) (Note: Pollen obtained from E P J Magor, Cornwall.)

'Mihkel Noor':  Lepidote. (rubiginosum, open pollinated). Raised from seed (1966), named, introduced, and registered (1991) by H Vaartnou, Victoria, B.C., Canada. Slightly fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers are light purplish pink (62C), 1.5" across x 1.25" long , with 5 smooth-edged lobes and a minute, greenish calyx. The lax truss, consisting of 5-7 flowers, is 3" wide x 1.5" high. Leaves, which are held 1 year, are elliptic to narrowly elliptic, flat, acuminate at apex, cuneate at base, 2.5" long x 1" wide, glossy above, with scales below and on the 0.75" long petiole. The free-flowering plant blooms April to May, and has an upright, dense growth habit. It is 12' high x 8' wide in 25 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -10F and 0F, respectively.

'Milo':  Elepidote. (brachycarpum x decorum). Hybridized (1940), raised, named, and introduced by Joseph B Gable, Stewartstown, PA; described and registered (1991) by Gable Study Group, c/o Jane Goodrich, Sec'y, Vienna, VA. Flower color is a blend of pale pink and cream. The shrub blooms early May, and is hardy to at least -10F. It reaches a mature height of 6'. (Note: Parentage reported here is that recorded in Joseph Gable's notes.)

'Moon Shot':  Elepidote. ('Catalgla' x wardii). Hybridized (1948), raised, and introduced by Joseph B Gable; named by Caroline Gable, both Stewartstown, PA; described and registered (1991) by Gable Study Group, c/o Jane Goodrich, Sec'y, Vienna, VA. Flowers are ivory colored. Leaves are elliptic, flat to convex, mucronate at apex, rounded at base, 4.5" long x 2" wide, very glossy, and hairless. The shrub blooms midseason, is 2.3' high x 2.3' wide in 4 years from cuttings, and reaches a mature height of 5'.

'Morna Belle':  Elepidote. ('Lamplighter' x 'Purple Splendour'). Hybridized (1980), raised, introduced, and registered (1991) by Morna Stockman; named by Harold Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 3.5" across x 2.5" long, strong purplish red (60C) shading to deep to strong purplish pink (68A, B) at edges. The green calyx is 0.1" long. The truss of 16 flowers is ball-shaped, 8" wide x 4.5" high. Leaves are ovate with wavy margins, mucronate at apex, and cuneate at base, 4.5" long x 1.9" wide, matte dark green, hairless above and below. The shrub is very floriferous, blooms late May, and has a dense growth habit. It is 3' high x 3' wide in 11 years from seed; plant hardy to at least 10F.

'Motherly Love':  Lepidote. (keiskei 'Yaku Fairy' x 'Else Frye'). Hybridized (1983), raised, and registered (1991) by Pat Halligan, Freeland, WA; named and introduced by Clint Smith, Benjamins Rhododendrons, Sumner, WA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers are moderately fragrant, 2.5" across x 1.6" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes. Moderate reddish orange (173B) to moderate orange (173C) buds open light greenish yellow (3D) on upper lobe, shading to pale yellow green (4D) on lower lobes, with two small spots of brilliant greenish yellow (1B) in sinuses of upper lobes. Exterior is pale greenish yellow (1D). Upper lateral lobes are streaked with strong purplish red (63A, B) and blotched with strong to light purplish pink (63C, D); other lobes are occasionally streaked or blotched. Pink markings persist as flowers fade to nearly white. The strong orange yellow calyx is 0.25" long. The flat truss of 4 to 7 flowers is 3. 5" wide x 3" high. Leaves, which are held 2 years, are elliptic with slightly revolute edges, flat, acute at apex, cuneate at base, and 2" long x 1.25" wide. They are glabrous and moderate olive green (146A) above, strong yellow green (143C) and scaly below. The free-flowering plant blooms mid April, is 0.7' high x 2' wide in 7 years from seed, and has a creeping growth habit. Plant and buds are hardy to at least -8F and +4F, respectively. (Note: Plant patent 6629 (2/28/89) under name 'Scented Springtime'.)

'Mrs. Jamie Fraser':  Elepidote. [(arboreum ssp. arboreum x macrophyllum) x arboreum ssp. arboreum]. Hybridized (1920's), raised, named, and introduced by George Fraser, Ucluelet, B.C., Canada; registered (1991) by William A Dale, Sidney, B.C., Canada. Openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance are 2.5" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. The corolla is dark red (59A) inside and out, with heavy black spotting on inside of dorsal lobe from base to within c 0.6" of the edge. The 1" long pedicel is strong yellowish pink (34D). The lax truss of 10 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves, which are held 2 years, are lanceolate, convex, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, and 5" long x 1.75" wide. They are hairless, dull moderate olive green (137B) above, moderate yellow green (147C) below. The moderately floriferous shrub blooms early May, is 6' high x 6' wide in 10 years from cuttings, and has an upright growth habit. Plant and buds are hardy to at least -15F.

'Nakami':  Evergreen azalea. (nakaharae, open pollinated). Seed obtained from Dr Tsuneshige Rokujo, Japan; raised (1961), named , introduced, and registered (1991) by Polly (Mrs. Julian W) Hill, Vineyard Haven, MA. Tubular funnel-shaped flowers are 1.8"-2.0" wide x 1.6" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes. Flowers are strong red (41B) to moderate reddish orange (41C) with a strong red (51A) blotch on upper three lobes. The calyx is very hairy, pale green, and 0.1" long. Leaves are 0.4"-0.6" long x 0.3'' wide, elliptic, flat, acute at apex, and cuneate at base. They are glossy green above with red hairs on edges and scattered on the blade; beneath, white hairs aging to red are mainly on veins and sparse on the blade. The moderately floriferous plant blooms late June, and is 0.5' high x 2' wide in 30 years from seed. It is plant and bud hardy to at least -10F and 0F, respectively. [BIF 61-080-03 (Hill)]

'Nick's Favorite':  Elepidote. (selection from edgeworthii). Raised from seed (1970) from E Weesjes; named, introduced, and registered (1991) by H Vaartnou; both Victoria, B.C., Canada. Very fragrant, flat saucer-shaped flowers of heavy substance are pink in bud, opening white with pinkish stripes on outside of each lobe, deeper pink towards base; 4.5" across x 2.5" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes, deep brown anthers, and a greenish calyx, 0.5" long. The flat truss of 2-3 flowers is 6" wide x 2.5" high. Leaves, which are held 1 year, are elliptic, flat, mucronate at apex, and cuneate at base, 3.5" long x 1.25" wide, wrinkled and glossy above, with felt-like hairs below, grayish white aging to fawn. The 1" long petiole is also hairy. The shrub is very floriferous, blooms April to May, and has a spreading, open growth habit. It is 3' high x 4' wide in 10 years from cuttings; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F.

'Northern Hi-Lights':  Deciduous azalea. (atlanticum hybrid x unidentified Exbury hybrid). Hybridized (1978), raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, University of Minnesota, Chanhassen, MN. Tubular funnel-shaped flowers are moderately fragrant, 2.4" wide x 1.4" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. Corolla is pale yellow (11D) aging to yellowish white (155D), with a vivid yellow (17B) blotch on the upper petal. The ball-shaped truss of 7-10 flowers is 5"-7" wide x 3"-4" high. Leaves are 2.5" long x 1" wide, obovate, flat, acute at apex, cuneate at base, moderately hairy above and hairy below. The moderately floriferous plant blooms late May, has a spreading, dense growth habit, and is 3.5' tall x 4' wide in 12 years from seed. It is bud hardy to at least -30F.

'Nurme':  Lepidote. (selection from oreotrephes). Raised from seed (1964), named, introduced, and registered (1991) by H Vaartnou, Victoria, B.C., Canada. Slightly fragrant, widely funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance are dark purplish pink (186C), 2" across x 1.25" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes and a minute, greenish calyx. The ball-shaped truss, consisting of 10-12 flowers, is 3.5" wide x 3" high. Leaves, which are held 1-2 years, are oblong, flat, acute at apex, cordate at base, 2" long x 1" wide, glabrous above, with scales below and on the 1" long petiole. The free-flowering plant blooms April to May, and has an upright, open growth habit. It is 8' high x 4' wide in 20 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 0F.

'Ogaretta':  Elepidote. (Grierosplendour g. x white-flowered fortunei). Hybridized (1986), raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Robert L Means, MD, Winston-Salem, NC. Flowers are openly funnel-shaped, moderately fragrant, 4" across x 2.75" long , with 7 smooth-edged lobes and 13 rudimentary stamens (c 0.1" long). Tyrian rose (HCC 24/ 3) buds open peach (512) with dense garnet lake (828) at base of each lobe, and slightly larger and more dense flare on the dorsal lobe. The dark green calyx is minute. The truss of 14 flowers is dome-shaped, 6" wide x 4.75" high. Leaves, which are held 2-3 years, are narrowly elliptic, flat, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 5.5" long x 1.5" wide, matte green above, and hairless. The shrub is very floriferous, has an upright and spreading, open growth habit, and blooms late April. It is 4.5' high x 4.5' wide 5 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -5F. (Note: Received Dallas Chappell Award for best Rhododendron seedling, Division IV, ARS Piedmont Chapter show, Charlotte, NC, May 1991.) [Note: HCC 24/ 3 is brilliant purplish pink; HCC 512 is similar to light orange (26C); HCC 828 is similar to deep purplish red (59B).]

'Orchido':  Synonym of 'Ring's Orchido'. 'Orchido' was rejected by the RHS because of possible confusion. Two uses of 'Orchid' were recorded prior to 1958, also for azaleas.

'Overture':  Elepidote. ('Vulcan' x pseudochrysanthum). Hybridized (1980) by John Nicolella, Hampton Bays, NY (ARS Seed Exchange Lot 81-1098); raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Richard H Gustafson, Lawrenceville, NJ. Funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, are 2.75" across x 2.5" long. Flowers are blended shades of purplish pink (moderate, 65A; light, 65B; and pale, 65C, 65C), with outside ribs strong purplish red (58B), and tips pale purplish pink (65C). There is no calyx. The ball-shaped truss of 12 flowers is 5.5" wide x 4.5" high. Leaves of heavy substance are narrowly elliptic, flat, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 5.5" long x 2" wide; glossy, dark yellowish green (139A) above, moderate yellow green (148B) below with patchy, felt-like hairs on the midrib. The shrub has a compact, dense growth habit, is moderately floriferous, holds its leaves 3 years, and blooms in late April. It is 4' high x 5.5' wide in 10 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -10F and 0F, respectively.

'Party Dress':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x unknown). Hybridized, raised, named, and introduced (through George W Clarke Nursery) by George W Clarke; registered (1991) by Melba (Mrs. George W) Clarke, Portland, OR; described by Melvin Reeves, Yamhill, OR. The dome-shaped truss, 6" wide x 4.5" high, is composed of 16 openly campanulate flowers, 2" across x 1.5" long, with 5 (often 6-7) smooth-edged lobes. Strong purplish red (63A) buds open deep purplish pink (66C) with a few small brown spots on upper lobe. There is no calyx. Leaves, which are held 3 years, are narrowly elliptic, flat, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 6.5" long x 2.25" wide, matte green and bullate above, with light green felt-like hairs below, aging to fawn. The free-flowering plant is 4' high x 4' wide in 8 years from cuttings, has an open, upright growth habit, and blooms in May. Both plant and buds are hardy to at least 0F.

'Paul Vossberg's Whitestone':  Synonym of 'Whitestone'.

'Peach behind Car Barn':  Synonym of 'Jack Cowles'.

'Peeter's Beauty':  Elepidote. (selection from decorum). Raised from seed (1966), named, introduced, and registered (1991) by H Vaartnou, Victoria, B.C., Canada. Very fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance are pink in bud, opening pale purplish pink (56A), 3.75" across x 2.75" long, with 7 wavy-edged lobes, and a green calyx, 0.1" long. The truss of 9 flowers is ball-shaped, 6" wide x 4" high. Leaves, which are held 1 year, are elliptic, flat, mucronate at apex, and cuneate to oblique at base, 4" long x 2" wide, hairless above and below. The shrub is very floriferous, blooms April to May, and has an upright, open growth habit. It is 10' high x 6' wide in 25 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 5F.

'Pink Butterflies':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). Hybridizer unknown; named by Jonathan Leonard; introduced (in USA) and registered (1991) by Briarwood Gardens, East Sandwich, MA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are 2.25"-2.5" across x 1.75" long, with a light purple (77C) margin, about 0.5" wide, fading to a yellowish white (155D) center; there is prominent vivid yellow (15A) speckling on the upper lobe. The calyx is less than 0.1" long, strong yellow green (144C). The ball-shaped truss of 22 flowers is 5"-5.5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, flat, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 5.5"-8.5" long x 1.5"-2.5" wide, matte green, hairless above and below. The shrub is moderately floriferous, has a spreading, dense growth habit, holds its leaves up to 4 years, and blooms June 10-26. It is 7' high x 9' wide in 10 years from cuttings, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -15F. (Note: This clone may have been brought from England for the 1893 Chicago Exposition. Its original identification has been lost, but it appears to have maximum in its background. The largest plant of this clone in Sandwich, MA is 20' tall x 40' wide, estimated to be about 100 years old.)

'Pink Twins':  Elepidote. (red-flowered catawbiense x haematodes hybrid). Hybridized (1935), raised, named, and introduced by Joseph B Gable, Stewartstown, PA; described and registered (1991) by Gable Study Group, c/o Jane Goodrich, Sec'y, Vienna, VA. The ball-shaped truss is composed of 15 or more widely funnel-campanulate, hose-in-hose, 6-lobed flowers of heavy substance, with ruffled margins. Flowers are 2" wide x 1.6" long, deep pink in bud, opening light pink. The 1" long calyx is colored as the corolla. Leaves are ovate to elliptic, mucronate at apex, rounded at base, 3" long x 1.5" wide, and hairless. The shrub is very floriferous, blooming midseason. It is compact when young, more open when older; 1.25' high x 1.25' wide in 4 years from cuttings, reaching a mature height of 4'. (Synonym: 'Cathaem No. 4'.)

'Pioneer':  Synonym of 'Gable's Pioneer'.

'Polly Hill':  Deciduous azalea. (Selection from schlippenbachii). Raised and selected (pre-1964) by Henry Hohman, Kingsville, MD. Named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Winterthur, DE. The ball-shaped truss of 4 flowers is 4" wide x 2.5" high. Flowers are white with a few small yellow-green spots in the throat, 2.5" wide x 1.5" long, openly funnel-shaped with 5 smooth-edged lobes, 10 stamens, and a green calyx, 0.25" long. Leaves are obovate, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 2.5"-4.5" long x 1.5"-2.5" wide, dull green and hairy above, light green below with white hairs on midrib. The shrub is moderately floriferous with an upright habit, blooms late April, and is plant and bud hardy to at least 0 F. In 27 years from a B&B 30/36" plant, it has grown to 10' tall x 5' wide.

'Pride-of-Cape-Cod':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). Hybridized (pre-1970), raised, and named by Tony Consolini, Sandwich, MA; subsequently raised, introduced, and registered (1991) by Harold and Eveline Pilkington, Monument Beach, MA; described by Donald S Kellam, Charlotte, NC. Openly campanulate flowers of heavy substance are 3.5" across x 2" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes. The corolla is deep red (53A) with dark red freckles on upper lobe; stamens (8), pistil, and pedicel are all red, and there is no calyx. The ball-shaped truss of 20 flowers is 6" wide x 6" high. Leaves are oblong to elliptic, flat, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 6.5" long x 2.5" wide, matte green above, hairless above and below. The 2" long petiole is red. The shrub is moderately floriferous, has an upright, open growth habit, is 7' high x 4' wide in 20 years, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms midseason. It is plant and bud hardy to at least -12F.(Synonym: 'Consolini No. 105'.)

'Pride-of-Planting-Fields':  Evergreen azalea. (Thought to be selected kaempferi, but may be kaempferi hybrid). One of hundreds of kaempferi shrubs planted and raised throughout W R Coe's estate, Planting Fields, c 1920; selected and named by members of the New York Chapter, ARS; introduced by Planting Fields Arboretum and the NY Chapter; registered (1991) by Gordon Jones, Director Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY. Flowers are fully double (no stamens) and lack pistils. They are widely funnel-shaped with wavy-edged lobes, 2"-2.4" wide x 1.25"-1.6" long, strong pink (48C). Leaves are dimorphic; spring leaves are 0.4"-2.4" long x 0.4" -1.2" wide, elliptic to nearly orbicular, flat, acute at apex, cuneate at base, glossy and sparsely hairy above, with discrete hairs below. The shrub is very floriferous, blooming mid May. It has an upright growth habit, is 9.8' high x 6.5' wide 15 years from cuttings, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -8F.

'Purple Giant':  Elepidote. ('Scintillation' x 'Melanie Shaw'). Hybridized (1983), raised, and named by Jonathan Leonard; introduced and registered (1991) by Briarwood Gardens, East Sandwich, MA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, with 5-7 wavy-edged lobes, are 3.75" across x 2.5" long, strong reddish purple (78B) with conspicuous dark purple (79A) flare and speckling on dorsal and two adjacent lobes, and a small yellowish white (155D) area deep in throat. The calyx is less than 0.1" long, strong yellow green (144B). The ball-shaped truss of 13 flowers is 6" wide x 5.75" high. Leaves are ovate with wavy margins, obtuse at apex, rounded at base, 3.25"-4.5" long x 1.5"-1.9" wide, matte green, hairless above and below. The petiole is 0.5"-0.75" long, dark red (187A) above, and strong yellow green (144B) below. The shrub is moderately floriferous, has a spreading, well-branched habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms late May to early June. It is 4.5' high x 5' wide in 8 years from seed, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -10 F and -5F, respectively.

'Radhan Baby':  Lepidote. (calostrotum ssp. keleticum Radicans Group x hanceanum Nanum Group). Hybridized (1984), raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Wolfgang Reich, Alfeld, Germany. Widely funnel-shaped flowers are 1"-1.1" across x 0.5"-0.6" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. The corolla is very light to very pale purple (76B, C), fading to very pale purple (69A, B). The curved style is vivid purplish red (61C). The yellowish green calyx is less than 0.25" long. The truss of as many as 5 flowers is lax, 2"-2.4" wide x c 1.25" high. Leaves, which are held 1 year, are lanceolate to ovate, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 0. 6" long x 0.3" wide, wrinkled, dull green, and scaly above and below. The free-flowering plant blooms late May to early June. It is 0.3' high x 0.8'-1' wide in 7 years from seed, and has a creeping, dense growth habit. Plant and buds are hardy to at least -13F and -4F, respectively.

'Ring's Orchido':  Evergreen azalea. ('Polar Sea' x 'Debonaire'). Hybridized (1977), raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by George W Ring, III, Fairfax, VA. Flowers of heavy substance are close to openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" across x 1.5" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. They are single, and occur 1-2 per terminal. Corolla color is between very light purple (75C) and very pale purple (69A), growing paler towards the center, with a few light purple (75A) spots on the upper lobe. The green calyx is less than 0.2" long. Spring leaves are elliptic, 2.1" long x 1" wide, obtuse at apex, cuneate at base, and slightly hairy above. Summer leaves are 1" long x 0.4" wide. The plant is very floriferous, blooming late midseason (mid to late May). It is 3' high x 3.5' wide in 10 years from seed, and has a spreading, dense growth habit. Plant and buds are hardy to at least -15F and -10F, respectively. (Synonym: 'Orchido'.)

'Robert Allison':  Elepidote. ('Caroline' x fortunei ssp. discolor). Hybridized (1938), raised, named, and introduced by Joseph B Gable, Stewartstown, PA; described and registered (1991) by Gable Study Group, c/ o Jane Goodrich, Sec'y, Vienna, VA. The flat- topped truss is composed of fragrant flowers, up to 3.5" wide, that are pink with a pale yellow throat. Leaves are narrowly oblong to obovate, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 5" long x 1.75" wide, glaucous above, hairless above and below. The free-flowering shrub has an upright habit, blooms late midseason, and is hardy to at least -10F. In 12 years from cuttings, it is 5' tall x 7' wide; mature height is 12'. (Synonym: 'Gable's Pink No. 2'.)

'Scented Springtime':  Synonym of 'Motherly Love'.

'Skylark':  Elepidote. (maximum x unknown). Hybridized (pre-1974) and raised by Joseph B Gable, Stewartstown, PA; named and introduced (1974) by Warren Baldsiefen, Bellvale, NY; described and registered (1991) by Gable Study Group, c/o Jane Goodrich, Sec'y, Vienna, VA. Flowers are 2.25" wide, rose pink, lighter towards the center. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, flat, acute and mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 6" long x 2.1" wide; matte, moderate yellow green (137C) and hairless above, moderate yellow green (147C) below, with very short, rather sparse, reddish brown hairs, more concentrated at midrib. The shrub has a spreading, well-branched habit, blooms mid June, and is hardy to at least -10 F. It is 2' high x 3' wide in 6 years from cuttings, and reaches a height of 4.5' in 20 years.

'Stacy Lynn':  Evergreen azalea. (Gold Cup hybrid 'White Orchid' x Glenn Dale 'Cinderella'). Hybridized (1980), raised, named, and registered (1991) by William L Clagett, Derwood, MD; introduced (1989) by Whites Nursery, Damascus, MD. Flowers are 1.8" wide x 1.3" long, widely funnel-shaped with wavy-edged lobes, mostly double, occasionally semi-double. Stamens, when present, are short; the pistil is curved and exserted, and a green calyx is lacking. Color is strong pink (48C, D) with rather inconspicuous strong red (51A) spotting on three upper lobes. Flat trusses of 2-3 flowers are 2.8" wide x 1.6" high. Leaves are obovate, flat, cuspidate at apex, cuneate at base, 0.8" long x 0.5" wide; glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above, strong yellow green (143A) with discrete hairs below. The shrub is moderately floriferous, blooming late April to early May. It has an upright, spreading, dense growth habit, is 0.5' high x 0.8' wide 4 years from cuttings, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -12F. Based on growth habit, estimated height at 10 years is 1'-1.25'. (Received Best-in-Class award, Azalea Society of America, Brookside Gardens Chapter show, 1987.)

'Strawberry Swirl':  Elepidote. ('Jacksonii No. 1', selfed; where 'Jacksonii No. 1' was grown from seed from C S Sargent, labeled "Venustum (Jacksonii)"). Hybridized (1947) and raised by Joseph B Gable, Stewartstown, PA; named and introduced by Warren Baldsiefen , Bellvale, NY; described and registered (1991) by Gable Study Group, c/o Jane Goodrich, Sec'y, Vienna, VA. Flowers are 5-lobed with frilled margins, pale pink with darker pink stripes. Leaves are acute at apex, cuneate at base, 4" long x 1.5" wide, with sparse tan hairs below, heavier on the midrib, easily rubbed off. The shrub blooms late April, and is hardy to at least -10F.ln 10-12 years from cuttings, it is 2.25' tall x 3' wide. (Synonym: 'Jacksonii No. 5'.)

'Swarthmore No. 58-281D':  Synonym of 'Doctor John'.

'Tea Party':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Noyo Chief). Hybridizer unknown; raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Briggs Nursery, lnc, Olympia, WA. Tubular-campanulate flowers of heavy substance, 1.5" across x 1.25" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, are strong red (53C) in bud, opening (53C) and fading to deep pink (51B) with light yellowish pink (19B) throat and strong red (53 C) speckles on two upper lobes. The 0.75" long pedicel is brilliant yellow green (150B) and fuzzy, and there is no calyx. The flat, lax truss of 6-8 flowers is 6" wide x 2" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 3.25" long x 1.6" wide; matte green above, with felt-like moderate orange yellow (164B) hairs below. The shrub is moderately floriferous, has a spreading, dense growth habit, holds its leaves 3-4 years, and blooms early to mid May. It is 1' high x 1.25' wide in 4 years from cuttings.

'Teddy Bear':  Elepidote. (bureavii x yakushimanum). Hybridizer unknown; raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Briggs Nursery, lnc, Olympia, WA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers, 2.5" across x 2" long, with 6 wavy-edged lobes, are deep purplish pink (55A) in bud, opening light purplish pink (55C) and fading to white with yellow-brown speckles in throat. The calyx is 0.4" long, light yellow green (150D). The dome-shaped truss of 8-10 flowers is 8" wide x 5" high. Leaves are elliptic to narrowly elliptic, convex, mucronate at apex, rounded at base, 5" long x 1.75"-2" wide; glossy and bullate above, with felt-like hairs below, moderate orange (167A) maturing to brownish orange (164A). The petiole is 1"-1.5" long, strong yellow green (145A), and hairy. The shrub is free-flowering, has a spreading, dense growth habit, holds its leaves 3 years, and blooms early to mid April. It is 1' high x 1.5' wide in 3 years from tissue culture.

'Teresa Ann':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Ruby Hart'). Hybridized, raised, and introduced (through George W Clarke Nursery) by George W Clarke; named and registered (1991) by Melba (Mrs. George W) Clarke, Portland, OR; described by Melvin Reeves, Yamhill, OR. The lax truss, 4.5" wide x 3" high, is composed of 10 slightly fragrant, tubular funnel-shaped flowers, 1.75" across x 1.5" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes. Strong red (53D) buds open vivid red (52D) without any markings. The deep pink (51B) calyx is 1" long. Leaves, which are held 3 years, are narrowly elliptic, convex, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 3.5" long x 1" wide, matte green and hairless above, with tan felt-like hairs below. The plant is very floriferous, 3' high x 3' wide in 8 years from cuttings, has a dense growth habit, and blooms in May. Both plant and buds are hardy to at least 0F.

'Tiiu':  Elepidote. (selection from fortunei ssp. discolor). Raised from seed (1966), named, introduced, and registered (1991) by H Vaartnou, Victoria, B.C., Canada. Very fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance are pink in bud, opening moderate purplish pink (54D); 4" across x 2.5" long, with 7 wavy-edged lobes, and a greenish pink calyx, 0.1" long. The truss of 10 flowers is ball-shaped, 7" wide x 5.5" high. Leaves, which are held 2 years, are narrowly oblong, flat, acute and mucronate at apex, and rounded at base, 6" long x 2" wide, hairless above and below. The shrub is very floriferous, blooms in June, and has an upright, open growth habit, it is 10' high x 6' wide in 25 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 0F.

'Tissie':  Evergreen azalea. (Back Acres hybrid 'White Jade' x indicum hybrid). Hybridized (1979), raised, named, and registered (1991) by William L Clagett, Derwood, MD; to be introduced (1993) by Whites Nursery, Damascus, MD. Flowers are 3.2" wide x 2" long , saucer-shaped, hose-in-hose with 5 wavy-edged lobes per whorl, green calyx lacking, unscented to very slightly scented. Darker purple buds open strong to light purple (77B, C) with conspicuous strong purplish red (71B) spotting on three upper lobes. Flat trusses of 2-3 flowers are 6" wide x 2.4" high. Leaves, which are held 2-3 years, are elliptic, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 1.4" long x 0.75" wide; glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, moderate yellow green (146B) and hairy below. The shrub is moderately to very floriferous, blooms late May to early June, and has an upright, spreading, dense growth habit. It is 2' high x 2.5' wide 10 years from seed, plant and bud hardy to at least -12F. (Note: The pollen parent was a low shrub with dense, glossy, small leaves; a shy bloomer, flowers were hose-in-hose, 2"-2.5" wide, a moderate clear lavender with a white center.)

'Toby Elizabeth':  Evergreen azalea. ('Sekidera' x Glenn Dale hybrid 'Rosette'). Hybridized (1955), raised, and registered (1991) by Robert R Emmerich; named by Elizabeth T Emmerich, Huntington, NY; introduced (1992) by Roslyn Nursery, Dix Hills, NY. Flowers, 3/bud, are fully double (no stamens), moderately fragrant, white with an occasional light purple (80C) stripe, funnel-shaped, 2.5" across x 1.5" long, with smooth-edged lobes. The calyx is strong yellow green (144A), 0.4" long. Leaves, which are held 1 year, are elliptic, convex, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 1.25" long x 0.5" wide; matte, strong yellow green (144A) and hairy above, with discrete hairs below. The shrub is very floriferous, blooms mid May, and has a spreading, dense growth habit. It is 5' high x 10' wide 35 years from seed, plant and bud hardy to at least 0F.

'Tosh':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). Hybridized (pre-1965) probably by Jack Cowles, Sandwich, MA (now Wellesley, MA); raised by Heritage Plantation, Sandwich, MA; introduced and registered (1991) by the Sandwich Club, ARS; named and described by Donald S Kellam, co-chair Sandwich Club, Charlotte, NC. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, 4.5"-5" across x 3" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, are moderate purplish pink (186D) in bud, opening strong to vivid purplish red (61B, C). The 0.25" calyx is green. The dome-shaped truss of 16 flowers is 8.5" wide x 10.5" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 8.75" long x 2.5" wide, glossy green above, hairless above and below. The shrub is moderately floriferous, has an upright, open growth habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms midseason. The original shrub is 6' high x 3' wide; it is plant and bud hardy to at least -10F and -0F, respectively. (Note: HP 39-81; synonym: 'Dexter's Anna Rose Whitney'.)

'True Love':  Synonym of 'Dexter's Honeydew'.

'Tuscany':  Elepidote. ('Mrs. Furnival' x white-flowered catawbiense). Hybridized (1953), raised, named, introduced, and registered (1991) by David G Leach, North Madison, OH. Openly funnel-shaped flowers are 3.1" across x 2" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes of heavy substance. Corolla is pale purplish pink (56D) with a large, bold strong red (46A) blotch, and exterior stripes of strong purplish pink (55B). Anthers are lavender, and the minute calyx is green. The conical truss of 15 flowers is 6.5" wide x 6" high. Leaves, which are held 2 years, are elliptic to obovate, flat, mucronate at apex, rounded at base, 5.1" long x 2.2" wide, and hairless above and below. The plant is very floriferous, blooming late, just as midseason blooms are finished. It is 8.5' high x 10.25' wide from seed, and has a spreading, dense growth habit. Plant and buds are hardy to at least -28F and -20F, respectively.

'Vossberg's Whitestone':  Synonym of 'Whitestone'.

'Whitestone':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). Hybridized (c 1960), raised, and named by Paul Vossberg, Westbury, NY; subsequently raised, introduced, and registered (1991) by Harold Steinbaum, Old Westbury, NY; described by John Nicolella, Hampton Bays, NY. Slightly to moderately fragrant openly funnel-shaped to funnel-campanulate flowers are fully double, 3.3" wide x 2" long, with 5-6 wavy-edged lobes and 7-10 petaloid stamens. The 2 to 5 innermost petals are sometimes folded, projecting outward. Flowers are white with markings like brush strokes deep in the throat. Two upper marks are 0.4" wide x 0.75" long; lower marks are 0.2" x 0.4"; initially they are a dull raspberry bronze color aging to green-yellow, on a pale cream-yellow area at the base. The stigma is red, and the green calyx is less than 0.1" long. The ball to dome-shaped truss of 13 (9-16) flowers is 6" wide x 7.5" high. Leaves are elliptic to oblong, flat, mucronate at apex, cuneate/oblique/rounded at base, 5"-7.5" long x 2.25"-2.75" wide, semi-glossy, and hairless. The shrub is moderately to very floriferous, has an upright, spreading habit, holds its leaves 1-2 years, and blooms May 10. It is 3.2' high x 6' wide in 13 years from cuttings, and is plant and bud hardy to at least -10F and 0F, respectively. (Note: Received awards for Best New Hybrid and Best-in-Show at New York Chapter, ARS show, May 1985; synonyms: 'Vossberg's Whitestone' and 'Paul Vossberg's Whitestone'.)

'Yelton's Choice':  Elepidote. ('Madonna' x fortunei). Hybridized (after 1953), raised, named, and introduced by Joseph B Gable, Stewartstown, PA; described and registered (1991)by Gable Study Group, c/o Jane Goodrich, Sec'y, Vienna, VA. Flowers of heavy substance are white, fragrant, and very large. The shrub blooms mid May, is 12' tall at maturity, and is hardy to at least -5F. (Synonym: 'Doctor Yelton'.)

'Zeke':  Deciduous azalea. (Selection from sanctum). Raised (1967) from seed collected wild by Dr David G Leach and Dr Shuichi Hirao (ARS Seed Lot 67-197), named, introduced, and registered (1991) by Polly (Mrs. Julian W) Hill, Vineyard Haven, MA. Tubular funnel-shaped flowers are slightly fragrant, 1.75" wide x 2" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes. The corolla is strong purplish red (54A) with a deep red (53A) dorsal blotch. The rose red pedicel is about 0.4" long and covered with thick short hairs; the white calyx is minute. The truss, consisting of three flowers, is 3.1" wide x 2.4" high. Leaves are 2.5" long x 2" wide, broadly ovate, cuspidate at apex, rounded at base, with wavy edges. They are moderate olive green (146A) and glossy above, with randomly distributed thin tan hairs; moderate yellow green (147B) below, with hairs on the midrib, extending 0.4" to 0.75" from the base. The 0.25" long petiole is reddish and visibly hairy. The moderately floriferous plant blooms from mid June to early July, has an upright, dense growth habit, and is 4' tall x 5' wide in 23 years from seed. It is plant and bud hardy to at least -5F. [BIF 67-009 (Hill)]

NOTES:
1. Caroline Gable, Stewartstown, PA, has provided additional information concerning 'Camich', which was listed in the 1958 Rhododendron Register. The cross (catawbiense x 'Michael Waterer') was made c 1930 by George Fraser, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. Seed was raised by Joseph B Gable, Stewartstown, PA, who named and introduced this clone. The shrub has a dense growth habit, is very floriferous, and is 5' tall x 5' wide in 30 years from cuttings.

2. The following names, originating in North America, were registered directly with the RHS. Descriptions will be found in RHS Supplements to the International Rhododendron Register. 'Antoine', 'Blue Tip', 'Born Winner', 'Christie', 'Christina Delp', 'Corry', 'Dotted Swiss', 'Glasnost', 'Mint Julep', 'Pat Erb', 'Richie', 'Robin Dale', 'Robin Hill Erik', 'Teardrop', 'Turk's Cap', 'Wee Willie', 'White Hart'.

3. The registrant for 'Greenthumb Peppermint' should be corrected to read: D James Cagle, Greenthumb Nursery, Seagrove, NC. (Journal ARS 45-2: 1991).

The name 'Peach Parfait' was listed in the 1991 Supplement to the Register of Plant Names (Journal ARS, 45-2: 1991) as an illegitimate synonym of 'Peach Perfection', without identifying the clone legitimately named 'Peach Parfait'. The latter name was registered in 1983 by David G Leach for an elepidote. Parentage of the legitimate 'Peach Parfait' is {white-flowered catawbiense x [dichroanthum x (griffithianum x auriculatum)]}.

5. The name 'Jeanie Gillis' was spelled incorrectly in the Register listing published in the Journal ARS, 46-1:42 (1992).


Volume 46, Number 2
Spring 1992

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