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Volume 46, Number 4
Fall 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 May 1, 1992 to August 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 K L Kelly, edited by D H 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). Hardiness ratings are those reported by the registrant, frequently based entirely on conditions found in the registrant's garden.
        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.
        Based on the scheme employed by the RHS, the following abbreviations are used where appropriate: H = hybridized by, G = grown to first flower by, R = raised by, S = selected by, N = named by, I = introduced by, REG = registered by; dates are enclosed in parentheses immediately following the activity.
        In order to avoid potential confusion, growers are reminded to register names before publishing them or distributing plants. There is no fee for registration.

'Alibaby':  Elepidote. ('Cotton Candy' x 'Evening Glow'). H (1972): Morna Stockman; G (1980), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Slightly fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers with 6(5) wavy-edged lobes are 3.75" across x 2.5" long, white with strong to moderate purplish pink (68B, C) markings, 0.2"-0.4" wide, extending ⅓ to the distance from sinus to tip of each lobe on inside and outside. The light green calyx is 0.1" long. The ball-shaped truss of 9 flowers is 6" wide x 6" high. Leaves are elliptic, concave, cuspidate (apex) and rounded (base), 4" long x 1.75" wide, matte, dark green, bullate, and glabrous. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming late May. It is 2.5' high x 2.5' wide 7 years from cuttings; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Arthur Charles':  Elepidote. ('Sir Charles Lemon' x 'Gill's Crimson'). H (1981), G (1987), N, I (1989) through Westgate Gardens Nursery, and REG (1992): Catherine Weeks, Eureka, CA. Tubular funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance, 3.5" across x 2.75" long with 5 wavy-edged lobes, are strong purplish red (63B) outside and inside, shading to strong purplish red (67A) center, with heavy spotting of strong purplish red (60B) on upper three lobes. The slightly lax truss of 16 flowers is 6.5" wide x 7.75" high. The 0.1" long calyx is strong red (50A). Leaves are ovate to lanceolate, convex, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 5.5" long x 2.25" wide, matte, dark yellowish green (139A) above, with reddish colored felt-like hairs below. The shrub is very floriferous, has a dense, upright and spreading growth habit, holds its leaves 3 years, and blooms in March. It is 3' high x 2.5' wide 11 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F.

'Bill Griswold':  Elepidote. [('Lem's Goal' x 'Goldsworth Orange') x 'Whitney's Orange']. H (1972): Doris A Griswold; R and N: the Griswold family; I: Griswold Nursery; REG (1992): Linda Malland (Griswold Nursery); all Kirkland, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, are 3" across x 3.5" long, deep yellowish pink (39B) with light orange yellow (16B) to vivid reddish orange (49B) spotting on all lobes. The 0.5" calyx is strong red (39A). The dome-shaped truss of 9-12 flowers is 6" wide x 5" high. Leaves, which are held 3 years, are ovate, convex, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 2" wide, moderate olive green (137A) above, strong yellow green (144B) below, and glabrous. The shrub has an upright growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming late May. It is 3.5' high x 3' wide 20 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -5F and 0F, respectively.

'Blimey Limey':  Elepidote. ('Tortoiseshell Wonder' x 'Evening Glow'). H (1980): Morna Stockman; G (1991), I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman; N: Gerald Drew; all Port Angeles, WA. Campanulate flowers with 6 wavy-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 2" long, deep yellowish pink (46D); outside and calyx are vivid red (45C). The multi-lobed calyx is 0.25" long except at the dorsal where it is 0.9". The lax truss of 12 flowers is 5" wide x 4" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, cuspidate (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 1.1" wide, matte, dark green, and glabrous. The shrub is ball-shaped with a very dense growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 3' high x 3' wide 12 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 20F and 30F, respectively .

'Camay':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Chlorops'). H, R, N, and I (pre-1980) through George W Clarke Nursery: George W Clarke; REG (1992): Melba (Mrs. G W) Clarke, Portland, OR; described by Melvin Reeves, Yamhill, OR. Campanulate flowers, 1.75" across x 1.5" long with 5(6) smooth-edged lobes, are pale greenish yellow (1D) in bud, opening the same color without any markings. The dome-shaped truss of 11 flowers is 6.5" wide x 3.5" high. The green calyx is 0.25" long. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 1.5" wide; bullate, dull, moderate olive green (137A) above, pale yellow (161C) and glandular below. The shrub is moderately floriferous, has an open, upright growth habit, holds its leaves 2-3 years, and blooms April to May. It is 4.5'-5' high x 3.5' wide 5 years from cuttings; plant and bud hardy to at least 5F.

Carlson's Blaze-of-Glory group:  Deciduous azalea. (Hybrids of prunifolium and other species). Group under development since 1970; H, R, N, I through Carlson's Gardens, and REG (1992): Bob Carlson, South Salem, NY. Flowers maybe single, hose-in-hose, semi-double, or double, with or without a green calyx. Corolla width varies from less than 1" to 2.5", and colors include shades of orange-red and red. Shrubs are moderately to very floriferous, bloom from early June into August, and are hardy to at least -15F.

Carlson's Jeepers Creepers group:  Evergreen azalea. (Hybrids of indicum, kiusianum, nakaharae, simsii var. eriocarpum, and other species, plus North Tisbury, Satsuki, Robin Hill, and other hybrids). Group under development since 1970; H, R, N, I through Carlson's Gardens, and REG (1992): Bob Carlson, South Salem, NY. Flowers may be single, hose-in-hose, semi-double, or double, with or without a green calyx. Corolla width varies from less than 1" to 2.5", and colors range from white through shades of pink, lavender, orange-red, and red, and include bicolors. Shrubs are moderately to very floriferous, bloom from early May through late June, and are hardy to at least-15F.

'Catherine Stockman':  Elepidote. ('Lamplighter' x 'Lord Roberts'). H (1972), G (1982), N, I, and REG (1992): Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 3.5" across x 2.75" long, strong purplish red (54A) with a slight vivid red (46B) blotch. There is no calyx. The ball-shaped truss of 14 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 6.5" long x 2.25" wide, matte, dark green, bullate, and glabrous. The shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming in April. It is 4' high x 6' wide 20 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F.

'Christie Ess':  Elepidote. ('Evening Glow' x 'Purple Splendour'). H (1972): Morna Stockman; G (1980), N, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; I (1988): Greer Gardens, Eugene, OR. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 3" across x 2" long, strong red (53D) in bud, opening light purple (75B) at edges, shading through very light purple (75C) to nearly white at midribs. Throat is light yellow (160B), and there is a large vivid red (45C) blotch spotted vivid red (45A) to black on dorsal and portions of adjacent lobes. The dark red calyx is 0.1" long. The ball-shaped truss of 12 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, mucronate (apex) and rounded (base), 4.5" long x 1.6" wide, glossy, dark green, bullate, and glabrous. The shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 4' high x 5' wide 20 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10 F and 30 F, respectively. (Synonym: 'Christy S.')

'Christy S.':  Synonym of 'Christie Ess'.

'Cindy Ann':  Elepidote. [yellow-flowered selection from decorum x ('Mrs. Horace Fogg' x 'Diva')]. H (1982), G (1987), N, I (1990) through Westgate Gardens Nursery, and REG (1992): Catherine Weeks, Eureka, CA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance, 5.5" across x 3" long with 7 smooth-edged lobes, are strong purplish red (63A) in bud, opening strong purplish red (63B) with deep red (60A) center, fading to strong purplish red (54A) outside, and strong pink (54C) center. The ball-shaped truss of 10 flowers is 8.5"-9" wide x 5.5" high. There is no calyx. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, slightly concave, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 7.5" long x 2.2" wide, matte, moderate olive green (147A) above, moderate yellow green (147C) below, and hairless. The shrub is very floriferous, has an upright and spreading growth habit, holds its leaves 3 years, and blooms mid April. It is 4' high x 4' wide 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F.

'Dainty Angel':  Evergreen azalea. ('Dainty Rose x 'Hoo'). H (1975), G (1977), N, I, and REG (1992): Sandra McDonald, Hampton, VA. Flowers are openly funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose (green calyx lacking), with 5 wavy-edged lobes/whorl, 1.6" wide x 1.2" long. Buds are white with pink tips, opening light purplish pink (55C) at edges and shading to white towards center, with light yellow green (142C) throat and very light spotting of pink on dorsal lobe. There are 2 flowers/terminal. Leaves are narrowly obovate, flat, mucronate, truncate (apex) and cuneate (base), 0.9" long x 0.2"-0.4" wide; glossy, moderate olive green (146A) above, moderate yellow green (146B) below, with discrete hairs above and below, pale gold maturing to gold or light brown. The shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid April. It is 3' high x 3' wide 17 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -3F . (Breeder's No: A75-1-V)

'Dianta':  Elepidote. ('Evening Glow' x 'Kammer's Ruffles'). H (1972): Morna Stockman; G (1981), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 6(5) wavy to frilly-edged lobes are 3.5" across x 2.25" long, dark yellowish pink (181D) in bud, opening white with strong greenish yellow (153B) throat and dorsal blotch spotted moderate yellowish green (138A), heaviest in dorsal throat; outside is tinged moderate purplish pink (65A). The light green calyx is 0.1" long. The ball-shaped truss of 11 flowers is 5.5" wide x 4.5" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, mucronate (apex) and rounded (base), 3.4" long x 1.25" wide, glossy, dark green, and glabrous. The shrub has an upright, open growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming May 1 and again in October most years. It is 6' high x 6.5' wide 20 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 20F, respectively.

'Doctor Bonar Buffam':  Elepidote. (arboreum ssp. delavayi x barbatum). H (1970): E Weesjes, Sidney, BC, Canada; G (1980), N, I, and REG (1992): Margaret Buffam; described by H Vaartnou, both Victoria, BC, Canada. Campanulate flowers of heavy substance, with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are 2.5" across x 2.5" long, and vivid red (45B). The greenish red calyx is 0.1 "long. The ball-shaped truss of as many as 20 flowers is 6.5" wide x 5" high. Leaves, which are held 3+ years, are narrowly elliptic, convex, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 6.5" long x 2.5" wide, dark green and glabrous above, with tan, felt-like hairs below. The green petiole is 1" long and hairy. The shrub has a dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming in March to April. It is 3.5' high x 3' wide 6 years from cuttings; plant and bud hardy to at least 8F and 10F, respectively.

'Dorothy Knippenberg':  Elepidote. ('Scintillation' seedling, open pollinated). Seed collected (1972), G (1977), N, I (1982), and REG (1992): Nathaniel Hess, Sands Point, NY. Very fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance, with 7 smooth-edged lobes, are 4" across x 2.5" long, white with moderate reddish orange (179C) dorsal spotting. The light green calyx is 0.1" long, and there are no stamens. The ball-shaped truss of 14 flowers is 6.5" wide x 6.5" high. Leaves are elliptic, mucronate (apex) and rounded (base), 5" long x 2.5" wide; moderate yellow green (147B above, 147D below), and glabrous. The shrub has a spreading, well-branched habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and is very floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 5' high x 5' wide 14 years from seed, and is hardy to at least -5F.

'Elizabeth Anne':  Evergreen azalea. (Sport of the Rutherford hybrid 'Pink Ruffles'). S (1987), R, N, I, and REG (1992): Panhandle Nursery, Pensacola, FL; described by Linda Dunson (Panhandle Nursery). Single, wavy-edged, funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose flowers (5 lobes/whorl) of heavy substance are 2.5" wide x 2" long. Flower color shades from light to pale purplish pink (65B, C, D) with some white streaking at petal edges, and strong purplish red (54A) to deep purplish pink (54B) spotting on upper petal. The light green calyx is 0.5" long, and there are 4-7 curved stamens of unequal length. Leaves are narrowly obovate, convex, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 2" long x 0.75" wide; glossy, medium green above, with white glands aging to green below. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit, 3' high x 2.5' wide 4 years from cuttings, and is very floriferous, blooming early; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 32F, respectively.

'Freya's Joy':  Elepidote. ('Double Date' x 'Mrs. P.D. Williams'). H (1976), G (1988), N, I, and REG (1992): Antone R Johnson; described by Walt Elliott, both Shelton, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, 3.5" across x 2.25" long with 6 wavy to frilly-edged lobes, are strong purplish pink (73B) at margins, shading to very pale purple (73D) in throat, with heavy spotting of moderate red (180B) in dorsal throat, extending part way up lobe and into two adjacent lobes. Flowers are semi-double with some stamens fully transformed into petals, and others partially transformed. The conical truss of 12 flowers is 6" wide x 7" high. The calyx is insignificant. Leaves are lanceolate, convex, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 6" long x 2" wide, matte green and hairless. The shrub is very floriferous, has a spreading, open growth habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms 5/1 to 5/20. It is 5' high x 4.5' wide 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 0F and 15F, respectively.

'Frosthexe':  Lepidote. (anthopogon x lapponicum). H (1979), G (1984), N, I (1987), and REG (1992): Wolfgang Reich, Alfeld, Germany. Tubular funnel-shaped flowers, having 5 wavy-edged lobes with upturned margins, are 0.9" across x 0.6" long, strong violet (86B, C) with deep reddish purple (77A) base outside. The green calyx is less than 0.1" long, and the style is colored moderate purplish red (58A). The flat, lax truss of 4-6 flowers is 1.3"-1.4" wide x 0.8" high. Leaves are elliptic to narrowly elliptic, flat, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 0.3"-0.7" long x 0.1"-0.3" wide; dark green (135A), glossy, bullate, and densely scaly above; moderate yellow green to light olive (146C, 152B) and scaly below. The petiole is 0.1"-0.2" long and scaly. The shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit, holds its leaves 1 year (rarely 2), and is very floriferous, blooming April 15-30. It is 1.6' high x 2' wide 8 years from cuttings; plant and bud hardy to at least -15F.

'Gaylen':  Elepidote. ('Purple Splendour' x 'Lamplighter'). H (1983): Morna Stockman; G (1991), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.75" across x 1.75" long, vivid purple (82A) at margins, shading to nearly white at midribs, with discrete brilliant violet (86D) spotting on upper lobe; reverse is vivid purple (82A) flushed deep purplish pink (73A) on midribs. Filaments and style are strong purplish red (71C), and the 0.1" long calyx is magenta with a cream colored edge. The dome-shaped truss of 16 flowers is 5" wide x 4" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, cuspidate (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.75" long x 1.4" wide, glossy, dark green, bullate, and glabrous. The shrub has an upright, open growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 2.5' high x 3' wide 9 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Grant':  Elepidote. ('Purple Splendour' x 'Kammer's Ruffles'). H (1983): Morna Stockman; G (1988), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 3" across x 1.75" long, strong purple (80B) with prominent dark purple (79A) spotting on upper lobe; reverse is strong purple (77B) flushed moderate purplish red (58A) on midribs. Filaments and style are strong purplish red (71B), anthers are cream colored as is the 0.25" long calyx. The ball-shaped truss of 16 flowers is 6" wide x 6" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.75" long x 1.75" wide, glossy, dark green, bullate, and glabrous. The shrub has an upright, open growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 2.5' high x 3' wide 9 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Helen Everitt's Daughter':  Elepidote. ('Helen Everitt' x ? 'Dexter's Honeydew'). H (c1960), R, and N: Henry and Selma Fuller, Easton, CT; I and REG (1992): Elmer Morris, Hillside Rhododendron Gardens, Manasquan, NJ. Very fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance, 3.75" across x 3" long with 8 smooth-edged lobes, are pale purplish pink (56A) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (56C, D). There are 8 rudimentary stamens with tiny petaloid anthers colored as the corolla. The pedicel is 1.4" long, light green, very hairy and viscid. The green calyx is 0.1" long, also hairy and viscid. The dome-shaped truss of 14-16 flowers is 7" wide x 6" high. Leaves are ovate, flat, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 2.1" wide; dull, moderate yellow green (147B) above, grayish yellow green (148C) below, and hairless. The shrub is very floriferous, has a dense, rounded growth habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms mid May. It is 3.8' high x 4' wide in c15 years from cuttings; plant and bud hardy to at least -2F. (Awarded Blue Ribbon at ARS Princeton Chapter show, 5/20/92.)

'Howard Short':  Lepidote. ('Bric-a-brac' x moupinense). H (1977): Howard A Short, Kirkland, WA; C (1982) and N: Margaret West, Bainbridge Island, WA; I (1991): Griswold Nursery, Kirkland, WA; REG (1992): Linda Malland (Griswold Nursery). Narrowly tubular funnel-shaped flowers are 1.4" across x 1.2" long with 5 wavy-edged lobes, strong purplish red (63A) in bud, opening strong purplish red (63B) to strong purplish pink (63C) to pale purplish pink (63D), heavily spotted dark red (187B) on three upper lobes. Anthers are dark brown, stigma is golden, and the 0.25" long calyx is very pale pink. The flat truss of 4-5 flowers is 3.5" wide x 3.1" high. Leaves are elliptic to ovate, flat, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 1.2" long x 0.6" wide; glossy, moderate olive green (137A) and glabrous above; moderate yellowish green (137D) and scaly below. The green petiole is both hairy and scaly. The shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit, holds its leaves 4 years, and is very floriferous, blooming early February. It is 2.6' high x 3' wide 14 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 0F.

'Impossible':  Lepidote. (yakushimanum x dauricum, dwarf form). H (1986), G 1990), N, I, and REG (1992): Wolfgang Reich, Alfeld, Germany. Widely funnel-shaped to bowl-shaped flowers, with 5 frilly-edged lobes, are 1.5"-1.8" across x 1"-1.2" long, light red dish purple (74C) to moderate purplish pink (74D) in bud, opening very light to very pale purple (76B, C) inside, and light purple (81D) with strong to light purple (84A, B) midribs outside. The calyx is 0.2" long, strong to moderate yellowish pink (37B, C); the stigma is dark red (59A). The flattened ball truss of 4-6 flowers is 3.3"-3.5" wide x 2.6"-2.8" high. Leaves are elliptic to ovate, convex, obtuse (apex) and cuneate (base), 0.4"-2" long x 0.2"-1" wide; dark yellowish green (139A), glossy, and glabrous above; moderate yellow green (148B) with brownish scales below. The petiole is 0.1"-0.3" long and scaly. The shrub has a spreading, open to dense growth habit, resembling that of yakushimanum more than dauricum. It is very floriferous, blooming April 5-25, and normally holds its leaves 1 year; under extreme stress, may be partially deciduous. It is 0.9' high x 0.8' wide 5 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -8F and -4F, respectively.

'Incredible':  Lepidote. (yakushimanum x dauricum, dwarf form). H (1986), G (1990), N, I, and REG (1992): Wolfgang Reich, Alfeld, Germany. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, are 1.8"-2" across x 1.1"-1.3" long, light purple (87C, D) inside, and light violet (88C, D) outside. The calyx is 0.1"-0.2" long, strong to moderate yellowish pink (37B, C); the stigma is dark red (59A). The ball truss of up to 15 flowers is 3.7"-3.9" wide x 3.1"-3.3" high. Leaves are oblong to oval, flat to faintly convex, obtuse (apex) and cuneate (base), 0.5"-1.8" long x 0.3"-0.9" wide; dark yellowish to moderate olive green (139A, 147A) and glossy above, with occasional hairs at margins; moderate yellow green (146B) with brownish scales below. The petiole is 0.1"-0.2" long and scaly. The shrub has an upright to spreading, open growth habit, resembling that of dauricum more than yakushimanum. It is very floriferous, blooming April 1-15, and holds its leaves 1 year. It is 1.4' high x 1.2' wide 5 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -8F and -4F, respectively.

'Kammer's Ruffles':  Elepidote. (catawbiense x unknown). History unknown, but widely grown under the name 'Ruffles' in Pacific Northwest; may have originated at Kammer's Nursery, Puyallup, WA; described and REG (1992): Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 6 frilly-edged lobes are 2.75" across x 1.5" long, strong purplish red (71C) in bud, opening light purple (75A, 77C, 84B) at margins shading to very pale purple (69C, D), with distinct deep to strong purplish red (71A, B, C) spotting on two upper lobes. The pinkish ivory calyx is 0.1" long; the style is red. The ball-shaped truss of 13 flowers is 4.5" wide x 3.5" high. Leaves are narrowly obovate, flat, sub-acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5" long x 1.1" wide, glossy, bullate, light to medium green, and hairless. The shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid April. It is 4'-5' high x 6' wide 8 years from cuttings; hardy to at least -15F. (Synonym: 'Ruffles')

'Kerneostic':  Elepidote. ('Countess of Athlone' x unknown). H (1986), G (1990), N, and REG (1992): Marc Colombel, Menez-Rohou, Fouesnant, France. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, 3.1" across x 2.2" long with 6-7 wavy-edged lobes, are strong to vivid red (46A, B) in bud, opening light greenish yellow (6D) with vivid yellow (14A) center and discontinuous markings at edges of vivid red (46B) aging to strong pink (48D). The ball-shaped truss of 12 flowers is 5.5" wide x 5.1" high. There is no calyx. Leaves are elliptic, flat, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.9"-5.5" long x 1.4"-2.2" wide; mat, moderate olive green (147A) above, moderate yellow green (146C) below, and hairless. The shrub is moderately floriferous, has a dense, spreading growth habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms in May. It is 2.6' high x 4.3' wide 5.5 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 5F.

'Kitsap King':  Elepidote. ('Grenadier' x yakushimanum). H (1972), G (1980), N, I, and REG (1992) by Alice P Smith, Kingston, WA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance, 3.3" across x 2.75" long with 7 wavy-edged lobes, are strong purplish pink (62A) in bud, opening greenish white (157D) with strong purplish pink (68B) edging on lobes, inside and out. The ball-shaped truss of 12-13 flowers is 7" wide x 6"-7" high. The green calyx is 0.1" long. Leaves are ovate, convex, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 4"-5" long x 2" wide, matte green above, with felt-like hairs below aging from deep tan to cream. The shrub is very floriferous, has a dense, upright growth habit, holds its leaves 3 years, and blooms 5/15 to 6/1. It is 5' high x 4' wide 12 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 0F.

'Lavana':  Elepidote. ('Scintillation' seedling, selfed). H (1972), G (1977), N, I (1982), and REG (1992): Nathaniel Hess, Sands Point, NY. Very fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers of moderately heavy substance, with 7 smooth-edged lobes, are 3.5" across x 2.5" long, white with strong to brilliant greenish yellow (151C, D )throat and dorsal spotting. The green calyx is 0.2" long. The dome-shaped truss of 12 flowers is 7" wide x 6" high. Leaves are elliptic, mucronate (apex) and rounded (base), 5.75" long x 2.75" wide; moderate yellow green (147B above, 147D below), and glabrous. The shrub has a well-branched habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and is free-flowering, blooming mid May. It is 4' high x 2.5' wide 10 years from seed, and hardy to at least -5F.

'Little Cherub':  Evergreen azalea. ('Dainty Rose x 'Hoo'). H (1975), G (1977), N, I, and REG (1992): Sandra McDonald, Hampton, VA. Flowers are openly funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose (green calyx lacking), with 5 wavy-edged lobes/whorl, 1.2" wide x 0.9" long. Buds are white with pink tips, opening deep pink (52C) at margins and shading to white towards center of petals, with spotting of light pink on dorsal lobe. There are 2 flowers/terminal. Leaves are narrowly obovate, flat, mucronate, truncate (apex) and cuneate (base), 0.3"-0.9" long x 0.2"-0.4" wide; glossy, moderate olive green (146A) above, and moderate yellow green (146B) below, with discrete hairs above and below, pale gold maturing to gold or light brown. The shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid April. It is 2.6' high x 2.5' wide 17 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -3F. (Breeder's No: A75-1-M; received cup for Best Seedling, ARS Middle Atlantic Chapter show, 5/2/92.)

'Louisa Duemling':  Deciduous azalea, (serrulatum x prunifolium). H (pre-1964): Henry T Skinner, US National Arboretum, Washington, DC; R (pre-1964), N, I, and REG (1992): Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, Winterthur, DE. Flowers are tubular funnel-shaped with a long slender tube, rather pointed petals, and exserted stamens and pistil. They are 5-lobed, smooth-edged, 1.25" wide x 1.75" long, deep pink (52C) with yellow blended in at petal tips and on upper lobe. Trusses of 7 flowers are flat, 4" wide x 2" high. The light green calyx is less than 0.1" long. Leaves are obovate to narrowly obovate, flat, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 1.5" long x 0.9" wide, matte green, and glabrous. The shrub has an upright habit and is very floriferous, blooming late July. It is 6' high x 5' wide 8 years from cuttings; plant and bud hardy to at least 0F. (Breeder's No: NA HTS703-1-C)

'Margalit':  Elepidote. ('Cavalcade' x fortunei, Nearing's hardy form). H (1968), G (1973), N, I (1982), and REG (1992): Nathaniel Hess, Sands Point, NY. Openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance, with 7 wavy-edged lobes, are slightly fragrant, 3.5" across x 2.25" long, strong pink (50C) in bud, opening pale yellow (19C) to pale orange yellow (19D) with strong pink (50C) margins, pale yellow (20D) throat, and brilliant orange (25C) spotting on dorsal. The 0.1" long calyx is brilliant yellow green (149C). The ball-shaped truss of 14 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are lanceolate, flat, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5.5" long x 1.75"-2" wide; moderate olive green (147A) above, moderate yellow green (147C) below, and glabrous. The shrub, which holds its leaves 2 years, has a spreading, well-branched habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 2.5' high x 3' wide 14 years from seed, and hardy to at least 0F.

'Mitty':  Elepidote. ('Lamplighter' x 'Redwax'). H (1972) and N: Morna Stockman; G (1990), I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 3" across x 2.25" long, strong purplish red (54A) with numerous vivid red (45C) freckles on all lobes. The dark red calyx is 0.1" long. The lax truss of 10 flowers is 7" wide x 4" high. Leaves are narrowly obovate, convex, mucronate (apex) and rounded (base), 4" long x 1.75" wide, matte, bullate, medium green above, with dark tan felt-like hairs below. The shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming late May. It is 1.7' high x 2.5' wide 12 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Purpur-Geisha':  Lepidote. (minus var. minus Carolinianum Group x campylogynum Myrtilloides Group). H (1984), G (1988), N, I (1989), and REG (1992): Wolfgang Reich, Alfeld, Germany. Widely funnel-campanulate to campanulate flowers, with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are 0.9"-1.1" across x 0.9" long, vivid to strong reddish purple (78A, B). The yellowish green calyx is 0.25" long, the ten straight stamens are hairy, and the style is colored strong purplish red (63B). The lax truss of 2-6 flowers is 2.6"-2.8" wide x 2" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 0.4"-1.5" long x 0.2"-0.7" wide, glossy and glabrous above, scaly below. The yellowish green petiole is 0.1"-0.3" long and scaly. The shrub has a spreading, open growth habit, holds its leaves 1 year, and is very floriferous, blooming May 20-31. It is 1' high x 1.3' wide 7 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -13F.

'Reich's Schneewittchen':  Lepidote. (minus var. minus Carolinianum Group x keiskei 'Yaku Fairy'). H (1978), G (1983), N, I (1984), and REG (1992): Wolfgang Reich, Alfeld, Germany. Openly to widely funnel-shaped flowers, with 5 wavy to frilly-edged lobes, are 2.2"-2.3" across x 1.4" long, light cream in bud, opening yellowish white (155D) with vivid yellow (9B) spots along midrib of upper lobe. The yellowish green calyx is 0.1" long. The ball truss of 6-9 flowers is 3.1" wide x 2.2"-2.4" high. Leaves, which are held one year, turn reddish in winter. They are elliptic, nearly flat (partially convex longitudinally), acute to obtuse (apex) and cuneate (base), 0.9"-2.6" long x 1.4" wide; matte, moderate olive to deep yellowish green (137A, 141A) above; dark greenish yellow to moderate yellow green (152C, 146C) and scaly below. The scaly, yellowish green petiole shades to light reddish brown at the base, and is 0.1"-0.6" long. The shrub has a spreading, open growth habit, and is very floriferous, blooming May 1-15. It is 1.6' high x 1.8' wide 6 years from cuttings; plant and bud hardy to at least -15F.

'Rotha':  Elepidote. ('A. Bedford' x 'Cynthia'). H (1968): Morna Stockman; G (1978), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 7(6) wavy-edged lobes are 3" across x 2" long, strong purplish red (71C) in bud, opening light purple (76A) with densely spotted flare on upper three lobes of dark red (178A) to moderate purplish red (184D); dorsal lobe is flushed strong purplish red (71C) on outside. The 0.1" long calyx is cream colored, stamens are light pink, and the style is white with a pink stigma. The ball-shaped truss of 9 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 6.5" long x 2" wide, glossy, dark green, bullate, and glabrous. The shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 3.3' high x 5' wide 24 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Ruffles':  Synonym of 'Kammer's Ruffles'. 'Ruffles' is the registered name of an azalea introduced by B Lancaster c1950.

'Spanish Lady':  Elepidote. Probably ('Evening Glow' x 'Lamplighter'), but maybe ('Lamplighter' x 'Evening Glow'). H (1972): Morna Stockman; G (1980), N, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; I (1988): Greer Gardens, Eugene, OR. Openly campanulate flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 3.25" across x 2.25" long, deep pink (51C) shading to vivid reddish orange (34A) center; outside of corolla and 1" long calyx are also vivid reddish orange (34A). The lax ball-shaped truss of 8 flowers is 5.5" wide x 5 .5" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic with slightly wavy margins, convex, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.9" long x 1.5" wide, matte, dark green, and glabrous. The shrub has a spreading, open growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming early May. It is 4.5' high x 5.5' wide 20 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Sterchy':  Elepidote. ('Evening Glow' x 'Evening Glow'). H (1974): Morna Stockman; G (1982), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 3.25" across x 2" long, white with brilliant yellow (11A) throat and blotch covering large area of dorsal and portions of adjacent lobes, shading to light yellow (11B); outside is white flushed pale yellow (11C) along midribs and at base. The moderate yellow (160A) calyx is 1.25" long, and it persists about one week longer than petals. The flattened ball-shaped truss of 12 flowers is 6" wide x 5" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 1.5" wide, glossy, dark green, bullate, and glabrous. The shrub has an upright, open growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 2.75' high x 2' wide 18 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10 F and 35 F, respectively.

'Taku':  Elepidote. ('Tally Ho' x yakushimanum). H, R, N, and I (pre-1980) through George W Clarke Nursery: George W Clarke; REG (1992): Melba (Mrs. G W) Clarke, Portland, OR; described by Melvin Reeves, Yamhill, OR. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers, 2.5" across x 2.75" long with 5 wavy-edged lobes, are strong red (51A) in bud, opening deep pink (51B) outside and moderate pink (51D) inside with dark red freckles scattered on three upper lobes. The dome-shaped truss of 12 flowers is at least 5" wide x 3" high. The green calyx is 0.1" long. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 6" long x 1.25" wide; bullate, dull, moderate olive green (137B) above, moderate yellow (160A) below with light tan felt-like hairy indumentum that ages to dark tan. Both the pedicel and petiole are red. The shrub is moderately floriferous, has an open, upright growth habit, holds its leaves 3 years, and blooms in May. It is 4'-5' high x 4' wide 10 years from cuttings; plant and bud hardy to at least 0F.

'Trudy Sullivan':  Elepidote. ('Holden' x 'Unique'). H (1968), G (1978), N, I, and REG (1992): William F Sullivan, Roseland, NJ. Slightly fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers, 2.5" across x 1.75" long with 5 wavy-edged lobes, are bicolor pink and yellow in bud. Flowers open pale purplish pink (62D) with light purplish pink (62C) margins and strong purplish pink (62A) reverse, producing a pink-light yellow bicolor effect while aging to yellowish white (158D). The dome-shaped truss of 10 flowers is 5" wide x 3.5" high. The green calyx is 0.1" long. Leaves are elliptic, flat, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.5" long x 1.5" wide, glossy, light green above, pale green below, and hairless. The shrub is moderately floriferous, has a dense, spreading growth habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and begins to bloom 4/27 to 5/1. It is 3.2' high x 4.5' wide 24 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -6F. (Breeder's No: 22A-3)


Volume 46, Number 4
Fall 1992

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