Logo for the Journal American Rhododendron Society

Journal American Rhododendron Society

Current Editor:
Dr. Glen Jamieson ars.editor@gmail.com


Volume 47, Number 1
Winter 1993

DLA Ejournal Home | JARS Home | Table of Contents for this issue | Search JARS and other ejournals

American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry

        The following rhododendron and azalea names were processed through the North American registrar during the period August 1, 1992 to November 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.
        To avoid confusion, growers are reminded to register names before publishing them or distributing plants. There is no fee for registration. Questions concerning name registration, the availability of particular names, and requests for forms should be directed to the Registrar, Jay W Murray.

'Aaron Dean':  Elepidote. ('Purple Splendour' x 'Dianta'). H (1983): Morna Stockman; G (1989), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes are 3" across x 1.75" long, moderate purple (82C) at margins, shading lighter at midribs, with grayish yellow green (191A) spotting on dorsal and portions of adjacent lobes; spots age to dark red (187B). The 0.5" long calyx is light green. The flattened ball truss of 10 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are oblanceolate, convex, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.1" long x 1.4" wide, bullate, glossy, very dark green, and hairless. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 2' high x 2.5' wide 9 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Aflame':  Elepidote. ['China Boy' x ('Charles Dickens' x 'Mars')]. H (1988): Jack Looye, St Catharines, Ontario; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers are 5-lobed, 1.5" across x 1.5" long; dark red (187A) to strong red (46A) in bud, opening deep, strong, and vivid red (53A-D, 45A) with vivid red (45A) veins on reverse. The truss of 16 flowers is 5" wide and the calyx is 0.25" long. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.25" wide, with tan woolly indumentum. The shrub is 1' high x 1' wide 4 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Aibette':  Elepidote. ('Cotton Candy' x 'Purple Splendour'). H (1983): Morna Stockman; G (1989), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Slightly fragrant, widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 3.75" across x 2.5" long, light purple(75A)at margins shading to lighter center with strong red (46A) spotted flare in throat, extending upwards on dorsal with color of spots shading to moderate yellow (161A); outside is light purple (75A). The light green calyx is 0.4" long. The ball-shaped truss of 9 flowers is 7" wide x 5" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 1.5" wide, mat, dark green, and hairless. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming May 1. It is 3' high x 3' wide 9 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 25F, respectively.

'Airspun':  Elepidote. {[('Vinecrest' x 'Marypat') x ('Wizard' x aureum)] x 'Dead Ringer'} H (1985): Al W Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers are 5-lobed, 2.25" across x 1.5" long; deep and strong red (53A,46A) in bud, opening light yellow green (2C) edged lightly with strong red (47B), with brilliant greenish yellow (1B) flare. The truss of 10 flowers is 3.75" wide, and the calyx is 0.1" long. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3" long x 1.25" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 2.1' high x 2' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Unregistered names: 'Marypat' = [(brachycarpum x 'Crest') x 'Monte Carlo']; 'Dead Ringer' = ('Phyllis Ballard' x 'Clark's White')

'Airwaves':  Elepidote. {[('Vinecrest' x 'Marypat') x ('Wizard' x aureum)] x 'Dead Ringer'} H (1985): Al W Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G, I, and REG (1992):Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers are 5-lobed, 2.5" across x 1.7" long; moderate red (179A) in bud, opening light greenish yellow (4B, C) edged deep and moderate yellowish pink (39B, C) and light pink (39D) with a light greenish yellow (4B) throat. The truss of 8 flowers is 4" wide, and the calyx is 0.25" long. Leaves are acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.5" long x 1.25" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 3' high x 3' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Unregistered names: 'Marypat' = [(brachycarpum x 'Crest') x 'Monte Carlo']; 'Dead Ringer' = ('Phyllis Ballard ' x 'Clark's White')

'Albert de Mezey':  Elepidote. (williamsianum, open pollinated). S (1975): Albert De Mezey; G, N, I (1990), and REG (1992): H Vaartnou; both Victoria, BC. Slightly fragrant openly campanulate flowers, 2.75" across x 2" long with 5-7 wavy-edged lobes, are strong yellowish pink (43D) shading to light yellowish pink (36A). The lax truss of 6 flowers is 5.5" wide x 3" high. The minute calyx is greenish. Leaves are ovate, convex, broadly acute (apex) and cordate (base), 2.5" long x 1.25" wide, glossy, glabrous, and glaucous; the petiole is hairy. The shrub is very floriferous, has a spreading, dense growth habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms in April. It is 3' high x 5' wide 7 years from cuttings; plant and bud hardy to at least 0F and 5F, respectively.

'All Star Deb':  Elepidote. ('Redwax' x 'Lord Roberts'). H (1980):Morna Stockman; G(1991), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 6 wavy-edged lobes are 2" across x 1.5" long, vivid red (45A) throughout. The 0.4" long calyx is also (45A). The lax truss of 9 flowers is 4.5" wide x 4" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, cuspidate (apex) and cuneate (base), 2.75" long x 1.4" wide, bullate, matte, dark green, with tan felt-like hairs below, becoming sparse on mature leaves. The shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 1.8' high x 2.7' wide 12 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Alley Oops':  Elepidote. ('Princess Elizabeth' x 'Fiery Orange'). H (1988): Dr Tom Ring, Bellaire, OH; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 2.3'' long; deep red (53A) in bud, opening pale yellow green (4D) edged strong purplish red (54A), deep purplish pink (54B), and strong red (53D) with pale greenish yellow (2D) flare. The truss of 16 flowers is 6" wide and the calyx is 0.1" long. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 1.25' high x 1' wide 4 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Alyssa Ray':  Elepidote. ('Weldy' x 'Fiery Orange'). H (1988): Dr Tom Ring, Bellaire, OH; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 6-7 frilly-edged lobes are 2.75" across x 2" long; deep and strong red (53A, B) in bud, opening to a blend of deep yellowish pink (47C), deep pink (47D), moderate, light, and pale pink (49B-D), and pale yellow (11D), with dark red (59A) spots on three upper lobes. The truss of 10 flowers is 5" wide and the calyx is 0.5" long. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 1.5" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 1' high x 1' wide 4 years from seed , and blooms early June.

'Angel Powder':  Lepidote. ('Epoch' x white-flowered mucronulatum). H (1986), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 1.7" long; light yellow green (145C) in bud, opening white with strong yellow green (145A) dorsal spots; dark and moderate purplish pink (186C, D) anthers. The truss of 6 flowers (multiple buds/ terminal) is 4.5" wide and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.25" long x 1.25" wide, and scaly. The shrub is 3' high x 3' wide 6 years from seed, and blooms mid to late May.

'Angelic':  Elepidote. ('Ivory Palace' x 'Flashdance'). H (1985), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 1.75" long; moderate, light, and pale pink (49B-D) in bud, opening pale pink (49D) fading to white with a slight dorsal flare of light yellow green (154D), sparsely spotted brilliant yellow green (154B). The truss of 20 flowers is 5" wide and there is no calyx. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and rounded (base), 5" long x 2 " wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 3' high x 2.5' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms late May to early June. Unregistered names: 'Ivory Palace' =['Catalgla' x('Luxor' x 'Ronald Otto Delp')]; 'Flashdance' = (white-flowered maximum x 'Evening Glow')

'Anna Almeda':  Elepidote. ('Ben Moseley' x 'Dusky Maid'). H (1984): Al W Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 2.75" across x 1.9" long; strong purplish red (64B, C) to deep purplish pink (64D) in bud, opening moderate, light and pale purplish pink (65A-D) shading white, with dark red (59A) spots on three upper lobes. The truss of 12 flowers is 4.25" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 4" long x 1.5" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 3' high x 2.75' wide 8 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Anna Delp':  Elepidote. [('America' x 'Blaze') x 'Red Brave'} H (1973): William Fetterhoff, Gibsonia, PA; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers are 5-lobed, 2.1" across x 1.6" long; deep red (53A) in bud, opening (53A) shading to strong red (46A) with dark red (187A) dorsal spots. The truss of 18 flowers is 5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.75" long x 1.75" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 4' high x 4' wide 10 years from cuttings, and blooms early June. Unregistered name 'Red Brave' = ('Mars' x 'America')

'Antique White':  Elepidote. [(maximum x yakushimanum) x (maximum x wardii)] H (1982), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 1.8" long; strong, moderate, light, and pale pink (49A-D) in bud, opening pale yellow green (155A) with strong greenish yellow (151C) dorsal spots. The truss of 16 flowers is 4.75" wide, and the calyx is 0.1" long. Leaves are acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.75" long x 1.75" wide, with tan, woolly indumentum. The shrub is 2.25' high x 2' wide 10 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Apricot Sunset':  Elepidote. ('Weldy' x 'Fiery Orange'). H (1988): Dr Tom Ring, Bellaire, OH; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers are 6-lobed, 2" across x 1.6" long; moderate and dark reddish orange (178C, 172B), brownish orange (172C), and moderate orange (172D) in bud, opening light and pale yellow (11B, C) with dark greenish yellow (152C) dorsal spots; reverse is moderate reddish orange (178C). The truss of 18 flowers is 4.25" wide and there is no calyx. Leaves are acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 1.75'' wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 1.25' high x 1' wide 4 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Awesome':  Elepidote. [('Vinecrest' x 'Marypat') x 'Fiery Orange'] H (1987): Al W Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G, I, and REG ( 1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 2.25" across x 1.9" long; grayish red (178A), dark reddish orange (178B), moderate red (180B,C), and deep pink (180D) in bud, opening light yellowish pink (159A) edged moderate red (180B, C) and deep pink (180D); reverse is moderate red (180C). The truss of 13 flowers is 4.75" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.5" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 3.1' high x 3' wide 5 years from seed, and blooms early June. Unregistered name 'Marypat' = [(brachycarpum x 'Crest') x 'Monte Carlo']

'Baby Sage':  Elepidote. ('Kammer's Ruffles' x 'Purple Splendour'). H (1983) and N: Morna Stockman; G (1990), I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 6 frilly-edged lobes are 2" across x 1.5" long, strong reddish purple (72C) with large, vivid red (45C) dorsal blotch densely spotted moderate purplish red (59C) to almost black. The light green calyx is 0.1" long. The tight ball-shaped truss of 14 flowers is 2.5" wide x 2.5" high. Leaves are oblanceolate, flat, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3" long x 1" wide, glossy, medium green, and hairless. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 1.3' high x 1.3' wide 9 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Beauty Alert':  Elepidote. ('Ben Moseley' x 'Besse Howells'). H (1975): Dr D L Hinerman, Ann Arbor, MI; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 3.1" across x 2.25" long; vivid purplish red (66A, B) and deep and moderate purplish pink (66C, D) in bud, opening light purplish pink (68D) edged (66A-C) with dark red (59A) throat and sparse dorsal spotting. The truss of 12 flowers is 7.5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are acute (apex) and rounded (base), 4.8" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 4' high x 3.5' wide 17 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Bertie':  Elepidote. ('Robbo' x 'Spanish Lady') H (1982): Morna Stockman; G (1990), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 1.6" long, strong red (39A) in bud, opening white edged deep to moderate pink (51C, D) with brilliant yellow (13C) star-shaped center and two patches of strong red (53D) spotting in dorsal throat. The light green calyx is 0.3" long. The dome-shaped truss of 11 flowers is 4.5" wide x 4" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.1" long x 1.4" wide, bullate, matte, dark green, and hairless. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 2.5' high x 2.5' wide 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 25F, respectively.

'Bewitching':  Elepidote. ('Janet Blair' x 'Calsap'). H (1978), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 2" long; light purple (75A, B) and moderate and light purplish pink (68C, D) in bud, opening white edged (75A, B) with dark red (59A) dorsal spots. The truss of 12 flowers is 5" wide and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.75" long x 1.5" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 6' high x 5.5' wide 14 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Big-O':  Elepidote. ('Caltwins' No 2, selfed). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 3" across x 2.1" long; shades of purplish pink (68B-D) in bud, opening white flushed pale purplish pink (65D) fading white, with strong purplish red (71B) flare and deep purplish red (71A) spots on three upper lobes. The truss of 15 flowers is 5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3" long x 1.25" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 4' high x 3.5' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June. Unregistered name 'Caltwins' = ('Catalgla' x 'Pink Twins')

'Big Wig':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Catalgla', green-eyed form). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 smooth-edged lobes are 2.75" across x 2.2" long; shades of purplish pink (62B-D) in bud, opening white with light yellow green (144D) dorsal spots. The truss of 10 flowers is 5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3" long x 1.5" wide, with brown woolly hairs below. The shrub is 4' high x 3.75' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Billy Boy':  Elepidote. [('America' x 'Britannia') No 2 x Danik's ('America' x 'Mars')]. H (1977): William Fetterhoff, Gibsonia, PA; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 lobes are 3.25" across x 2.1" long; deep red (185A) in bud, opening strong purplish red (64A, B) to strong purplish pink (63C) with a brilliant greenish yellow (1A) flare and deep greenish yellow (153A) dorsal spots. The truss of 14 flowers is 7" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.75" long x 1.75" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 3' high x 3' wide 15 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Bob Danik':  Lepidote. (Delp's pink-flowered minus Carolinianum Group x selection from PJM group). H (1978), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 lobes are 1.75" across x 1.3" long; shades of purple (78A-C) in bud, opening strong reddish purple (78B) shading to light purple (78C) and moderate purplish pink (78D). The truss of 8 flowers is 3" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 2.5" long x 1.25" wide, and scaly. The shrub is 4.1' high x 4' wide 14 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'Bon Bon':  Synonym of 'Delp's Bon Bon'. 'Bonbon' is the registered name of a Lionel de Rothschild hybrid, (souliei x maximum).

'Brian':  Elepidote. ('Purple Splendour' x 'Arthur Bedford'). H (1983): Morna Stockman; G (1988), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 3" across x 2" long, moderate purplish red (58A) in bud, opening light purple (75A) with large strong purplish red (63A) dorsal blotch, densely spotted dark red (59A) to nearly black. The 0.2" long calyx is cream. The ball truss of 14 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, flat, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.75" long x 1.4" wide, bullate, glossy, dark green, and hairless. The shrub has an upright, open growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 2.5' high x 2.5' wide 9 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Calsap No 4':  Synonym of 'Deep Thoughts'.

'Calsap No 6':  Synonym of 'Deadly Force'.

'Can't Lose':  Lepidote. (minus Carolinianum Group 'Epoch' x 'Mini Pearl'). H (1985), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 lobes are 2" across x 1.6" long; dark purplish pink (186C) in bud, opening light, very light, and very pale purple (75B-D) with strong purplish red (60C) spotting on three upper lobes and small strong purplish red (60D) marking in throat. The truss of 8 flowers is 3.5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 2.5" long x 1" wide, and scaly. The shrub is 2.75' high x 2.75' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms mid May. Unregistered names: 'Mini Pearl' = (tetraploid minus Carolinianum Group x 'Watchung']; 'Watchung' = sport of 'Ramapo'

'Cape Cod Lobster':  Vireya. (lochiae x culminicola). Hybridizer uncertain, possibly Richard Cavender, Sherwood, OR or Peter Sullivan, San Francisco, CA; R: R Cavender; N, I through Cape Cod Vireyas, and REG (1992): Dr Richard W Chaikin, Falmouth, MA. Slightly fragrant, tubular flowers of heavy substance with 5 smooth-edged, widely flared lobes are 1.5" across x 1.75" long. The color is vivid reddish orange (43B) throughout. The lax truss of 3-7 flowers is 4" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are narrowly elliptic to elliptic, flat, acute at apex, cuneate at base, 1.5"-3" long x 0.5"-1.5" wide; glossy, moderate olive green (137C) above, moderate yellow green (139D) and scaly below. The shrub is very floriferous, has a spreading habit, holds its leaves 3-4 years, and blooms in February and June to December. It is 1' high x 4' wide 7 years from cuttings; plant and bud hardy to 32F.

'Carolyn Dana Lewis':  Elepidote. [('Boule de Neige', selfed) No 1 x 'Lanny Pride']. H (1977), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 1.7" long; shades of red (59A; 60A-C) in bud, opening to a blend of vivid red (45A), deep red (53A, 60A), and strong purplish red (60B-D). The truss of 12 flowers is 5.5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 3" long x 1.5" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 6' high x 5.75' wide 15 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Cindy Lou':  Synonym of 'Delp's Cindy Lou'.

'Classy Lassie':  Elepidote. [('Catalgla' x 'Cadis') No 1, selfed]. H (1975), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 lobes are 2.75" across x 1.7" long; shades of purple (77A; 80B, C) in bud, opening strong, light, and very pale purple (84A-D). The truss of 12 flowers is 4.75" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5" long x 2.5" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 6' high x 5.75' wide 17 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Clem':  Elepidote. ('Purple Splendour' x 'Lord Roberts'). H (1983): Morna Stockman; G (1989), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 2" across x 1.25" long, deep reddish purple (77A) throughout with dark red (187A) to nearly black spotted dorsal flare; stamens are creamy white. The light green calyx is 0. 25" long. The ball-shaped truss of 9-12 flowers is 4" wide x 3" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 2.75" long x 0.9" wide, glossy, dark green, and hairless. The shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid April. It is 1.3' high x 1.5' wide 9 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Color Buster':  Elepidote. ('Skeeter Hill' x 'Robert Weldon'). H (1984), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 2.25" across x 1.7" long; moderate and strong red (47A, 46A) in bud, opening white edged deep purplish pink (54B) and strong pink (54C), with a light greenish yellow (1C) flare and grayish red (178A) dorsal spots. The truss of 10 flowers is 5.5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and cuneate (base), 3" long x 1.5" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 5.5' high x 5.25' wide 8 years from seed, and blooms early June. Unregistered name 'Robert Weldon' = ['Weldy' x 'Serendipity'])

'Cowboy Joe':  Elepidote. ('Purple Splendour' x 'Dianta'). H (1983):Morna Stockman; G (1990), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes are 3.5" across x 2" long, strong purple (77B) with a large pale yellow (161C) dorsal blotch spotted light olive brown (199B). Within a few days the blotch turns vivid red (45B), densely spotted grayish red (184A); outside is flushed strong purplish red (72C). The light green calyx is 0.25" long. The ball-shaped truss of 8 flowers is 4" wide x 4" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.5" long x 1.4" wide, bullate, glossy, medium green, and hairless. The shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 2.5' high x 3.5' wide 9 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 25F, respectively.

'Crystalaire':  Elepidote. ('Midsummer' x Delp's red-flowered maximum). H (1977), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 1.8" long; strong and light purplish pink (63C, D) in bud, opening white with light greenish yellow (1C) flare and strong yellow green (144B) dorsal spots. The conical truss of 22 flowers is 5.5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 4.5" long x 1.5" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 4.5' high x 4.5' wide 15 years from seed, and blooms mid June.

'Crystal Glo':  Elepidote. ('Midsummer' x 'Delp's Red Max'). H (1977), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.75" across x 2" long; strong purplish red (63A, B) in bud, opening light purplish pink (63D) edged strong purplish red (63B) with brilliant greenish yellow (1B) flare and (1A) dorsal spots. The truss of 16 flowers is 5.5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 5" long x 2.1" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 5' high x 4' wide 15 years from seed, and blooms mid June.

'Cumulus':  Elepidote. ('Weldy' x 'Serendipity'). H (1979), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers, 2.25" across x 1.9" long, are white. The truss of 12 flowers is 4.5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and rounded (base), 3" long x 1.75" wide, with tan woolly indumentum. The shrub is 3' high x 4' wide 13 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Darrell Tyson':  Elepidote. ('Evening Glow' x 'Cynthia'). H (1974): Morna Stockman; G (1983), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 3" across x 2" long, moderate to light purplish pink (65A, B) at margins, shading to nearly white at midribs. There is a moderate orange (167B, C) blotch on the three upper lobes and in the throat, with inconspicuous grayish yellow green (194A) spotting on the dorsal lobe; outside is light purplish pink (65B). The calyx is colored as the corolla, 1" long at the dorsal lobe, tapering to 0.5". The ball-shaped truss of 14 flowers is 6" wide x 6" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 5.5" long x 2" wide, matte, dark green, and glabrous. The shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming mid May and again in October. It is 5' high x 7' wide 18 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'D.D.':  Synonym of 'Delp's Dream'.

'Deadly Force':  Elepidote. ('Catalgla' x 'Sappho'). H (1963): M W Michener, Franklin, PA; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 2.25" across x 1.7" long; light purple (77C, D) to very pale purple (75D) in bud, opening very light purple (75C), very pale purple (75D), and white, with deep to strong greenish yellow (153A, B) spots on three upper lobes. The truss of 16 flowers is 5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5" long x 1.9" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 5.25' high x 5' wide 29 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Calsap No 6')

'Deep Thoughts':  Elepidote. ('Catalgla' x 'Sappho'). H (1963): M W Michener, Franklin, PA; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N : Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 3.5" across x 2.3" long; light purple (77C, D) to very pale purple (76D) in bud, opening very pale purple (84D) edged light purple (64B) with strong yellow green (144A) dorsal spots. The 7.5" conical truss consists of 16 flowers, and there is no calyx. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and cuneate (base), 6" long x 2.5" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 6' high x 6' wide 29 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Calsap No 4')

'Delp's Bon Bon':  Elepidote. ['Scott David' x ('America' x 'Ann Rutledge')]. H (1975), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed, petaloid flowers are 2.25" across x 1.8" long; strong purplish red (72A) and strong reddish purple (72B) in bud, opening deep purplish pink (73A), veined very pale purple (73D) outside. The truss of 17 flowers is 6.5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 3.6" long x 2.1" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 4' high x 3' wide 17 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Bon Bon'; unregistered name 'Scott David' = (brachycarpum x catawbiense); ('America' x 'Ann Rutledge') = Delp's AA-36)

'Delp's Cindy Lou':  Elepidote. ['America' x ('Mars' x red-flowered catawbiense)]. H (1960): William Fetterhoff, Gibsonia, PA; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 slightly frilled lobes are 2" across x 1.7" long; dark and deep red (187A, 53A) in bud, opening deep red (53A, 60A) shading to strong red (53B). The truss of 17 flowers is 5.1" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 5" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 3' high x 3' wide 32 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Cindy Lou')

'Delp's Dream':  Elepidote. ('Si Si' x 'Serendipity'). H (1978), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 3" across x 1.9" long; brilliant greenish yellow (2B) to light yellow green (2C) in bud , opening pale greenish yellow (2D) with sparse vivid yellow green (154A) dorsal spots. The truss of 8 flowers is 6.3" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 2" wide, with tan wooley indumentum. The shrub is 3' high x 3' wide 14 years from seed, and blooms early June. [Synonym: 'D.D.'; unregistered name 'Si Si' = (yakushimanum x 'Gold Mohur')]

'Delp's Freckle Face':  Elepidote. ('Ronald Otto Delp' x 'Dead Ringer'). H: T L Ring, M.D., Bellaire, OH (1983), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 2.2" across x 1.8" long; vivid red (57A) and vivid to moderate purplish red (57B, 58A) in bud, opening deep purplish pink (58D) with strong purplish red (58B) freckles on all petals, veined (58B) outside. The truss of 14 flowers is 4.7" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 5' high x 4.75' wide 9 years from seed, and blooms early June. [Synonym: 'Freckle Face'; unregistered name 'Dead Ringer' = ('Phyllis Ballard' x 'Clark's White')]

'Dep's Jim Dandy':  Elepidote. [('Weldy' x 'Serendipity') No 13 x 'Dead Ringer']. H (1982), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 2.4" across x 2" long; strong to light purplish pink (63C, D) in bud, opening white flushed light purplish pink (63D), fading to white; brilliant greenish yellow (2B) flare and throat. The truss of 14 flowers is 4.1" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 3' high x 2.75' wide 10 years from seed, and blooms early June. [Unregistered name 'Dead Ringer' = ('Phyllis Ballard' x 'Clark's White')]

'Delp's Megan':  Elepidote. ['Tony's Gift' x ('Moser's Maroon' x yakushimanum)]. H (1974), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 3.3" across x 2.3" long; strong reddish purple (72B, C) and deep purplish pink (72D) in bud, opening white edged strong reddish purple (70B) and deep to moderate purplish pink (70C, D) with brilliant yellow green (154B) dorsal spots. The truss of 20 flowers is 6" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.75" long x 2.25" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 4' high x 3.75' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June. [Synonym: 'Megan'; unregistered name 'Tony's Gift' = ('Catalgla' x 'Belle Heller')]

'Delp's Red Max':  Elepidote. (Gable's red-flowered maximum F4). H (1970), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 1.8" across x 1.3" long; dark red (59A)in bud, opening strong purplish red(60C, D) shading to pale purplish pink (62D); deep red (60A) outside. The truss of 20 flowers is 5.1" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.75" long x 1.5" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 4' high x 3.75' wide 22 years from seed, and blooms mid to late June.

'Delp's Tomboy':  Elepidote. ('Newport' F6). H (1960), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 2.5" across x 2.2" long; vivid, strong, and deep purplish red (66A; 67A, B; 71A) in bud, opening deep and strong purplish red (71A-C; 63A) with a white flare and strong yellow green (144A) dorsal spots. The truss of 16 flowers is 6" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and rounded (base), 3.75" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 7.7' high x 7' wide 32 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Tomboy')

'Diane Marie':  Elepidote. ('Purple Splendour' x 'Cotton Candy'). H (1983): Morna Stockman; G (1991), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5(6) wavy-edged lobes are 3.5" across x 2.25" long; outside is light purple (80C); inside is white with light purple (75A) margins c 0.3" wide) and throat, with moderate purplish red (186A) to nearly black spotting on lower dorsal. The dark red calyx is 0.1" long. The ball-shaped truss of 13 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, concave, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.5" long x 1.1" wide, bullate, glossy, dark green, and hairless. The shrub has a dense growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 1.5' high x 1.5' wide 9 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Dopus':  Elepidote. ('Redwax' x 'Tortoiseshell Wonder'). H (1980) and N: Morna Stockman; G (1990), I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Campanulate flowers with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes are 2" across x 2.25" long, vivid reddish orange (43A) with a deep red (53A) spotted flare on each lobe, more concentrated in the throat and extending nearly to petal edges. The red calyx is 0.1" long. The lax truss of 9 flowers is 5" wide x 4" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, cuspidate (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.5" wide, bullate, matte, medium green, with tan felt-like hairs below, becoming sparse on mature leaves. The shrub has an upright, open growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 2' high x 2' wide 12 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Fiery Orange':  Elepidote. ('Ginny Mae' x 'Dead Ringer'). H (1984), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers are 6-lobed, 2.75" across x 1.8" long; moderate red (181A) in bud, opening moderate red (179A, B) with light yellow (14D) throat and flare, and moderate red (181A) dorsal spots; pale yellow green (155A) filaments and style; moderate red (181A) anthers; dark reddish orange (173A) stigma. The truss of 10 flowers is 6.3" wide and the calyx is 1" long. Leaves are mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 5.25" long x 1.75" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 4.5' high x 4.25' wide 8 years from seed, and blooms early June. [Unregistered names: 'Ginny Mae' = [(catawbiense x 'Fabia') x 'Si Si']; 'Dead Ringer' = ('Phyllis Ballard' x 'Clark's White')]

'Finnerty':  Elepidote.(souliei, open pollinated (1985)). S, G, N, I (1991), and REG (1992): H Vaartnou, Victoria, BC. Slightly fragrant saucer-shaped flowers, 4" across x 2.2" long with 6 smooth-edged lobes, are light yellowish pink (29C) in bud, opening light greenish yellow (4C shading to 4B). The ball-shaped truss of 10 flowers is 7" wide x 6" high. The pinkish calyx is 0.3" long. Leaves are elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cordate (base), 3.5" long x 2" wide, glossy, glabrous, and glaucous. The shrub is very floriferous, has a spreading, open growth habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms in April. It is 4.5' high x 4' wide 6 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 0F and 5F, respectively.

'Forever Violet':  Elepidote. ('Purple Splendour' x 'Cynthia'). H (1983):Morna Stockman; G (1989), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.75" across x 2" long, strong purplish red (64B) in bud, opening light purple (78C) with moderate purplish red (64A) spotting on dorsal and portions of adjacent lobes; reverse is (64B). The light green calyx is 0.1" long. The ball-shaped truss of 14 flowers is 4" wide x 4" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5.5" long x 2" wide, glossy, dark medium green, and hairless. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming early May. It is 3' high x 4' wide 9 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Freckle Face':  Synonym of 'Delp's Freckle Face'. 'Freckle Face' is the registered name of a C Ingram hybrid, ('Corona' x wardii).

'Had':  Elepidote. ('Newport' F4). H (1952), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 1.8" long; strong to light purple (83D; 84A-C) in bud, opening to a blend of strong, light and very pale purple (84A-D) with a white flare and sparse moderate yellow green (146D) dorsal spots. The truss of 23 flowers is 5.5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 3.5" long x 1.6" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 4.2' high x 3.8' wide 40 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Hal-Pal':  Elepidote. ('Arthur Bedford' x 'Purple Splendour'). H (1968): Morna Stockman; G (1978), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 3.5" across x 2" long, very pale purple (69A, B) with moderate purplish red (184C) dorsal blotch, heavily spotted dark red (187A). The cream-colored calyx is 0.25" long. The ball-shaped truss of 22 flowers is 6" wide x 6.5" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, cuspidate (apex) and cuneate (base), 5.25" long x 2.1" wide, bullate, glossy, dark green, and hairless. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 6.8' high x 6.7' wide 24 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Handsome Ris':  Elepidote. [('Mrs. J. G. Millais' x 'La Bar's White') No 1 x ('Mrs. J.G. Millais' x 'La Bar's White') No 10 ). H (1977): William Fetterhoff, Gibsonia, PA; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 1.8" long; moderate, light, and pale purplish pink (68C, D; 65D) in bud, opening white with strong yellow green (144A) dorsal spots. The truss of 18 flowers is 5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.75" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 5' high x 4.5' wide 15 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Harrisville':  Elepidote. ('Newport' F4). H (1952),G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 2.75" across x 2.25" long; vivid and strong reddish purple (74B, 72B) in bud, opening strong reddish purple (78B) shading to light purple (78C) with a white dorsal flare and brilliant greenish yellow (1B) dorsal spots. The conical truss of 16 flowers is 5.5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5" long x 2.2" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 9' high x 9' wide 40 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Hindsight':  Lepidote. ['Epoch' x (Delp's selected pink-flowered minus Carolinianum Group x pemakoense Patulum Group)]. H (1985), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 2.5" across x 1.9" long; a blend of moderate, light, and pale purplish pink (62B-D) in bud, opening very pale purple (69C) edged light purple (75A, B) with vivid yellow green (154A) dorsal spots. The multi-bud truss of 6 flowers is 3.5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3" long x 1.25" wide, and scaly. The shrub is 3.1' high x 3' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'Ho-Ho':  Elepidote. ('Purple Splendour' x 'Lamplighter'). H (1983) and N: Morna Stockman; G (1990), I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes are 2.75" across x 2" long, strong reddish purple (70B) heavily spotted with black on lower half of dorsal lobe; anthers are creamy white. The light magenta calyx is 0.4" long. The ball-shaped truss of 12 flowers is 4" wide x 5" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, acute (apex) and oblique ( base), 5.25" long x 1.75" wide, bullate, matte, medium dark green, and hairless. The shrub has an open growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming early May. It is 2' high x 3' wide 9 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 25F, respectively.

'Horizon Lakeside':  Elepidote. [('Nancy Evans' x 'Lem's Cameo') x 'Skipper'). H (1982), R (1985), N, I, and REG (1992): E C Brockenbrough, Bellevue, WA. Slightly fragrant saucer-shaped flowers, 4" across x 3" long with 6 wavy-edged lobes, are strong red (46A) in bud, opening light yellow (10B shading to 10C margins), with a strong red (46A) throat and (46A) spots above the area of solid color. The ball-shaped truss of 15 flowers is 6" wide x 6" high. The calyx is 0.5" long, strong red (46A). Leaves are elliptic with slightly wavy margins, broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 4.5" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is very floriferous, has a somewhat spreading, moderately open growth habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms late April. It is 4' high x 5' wide 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 5F. (ARS Conditional Award is pending.)

'Hos':  Elepidote. ('Tortoiseshell Wonder' x 'Redwax'). H (1980): Morna Stockman; G (1989), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Campanulate flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.25" across x 2" long, deep pink (51B, C) with strong pink (54C) spotting on all lobes; reverse is (54C). The 0.1" long calyx is red. The lax truss of 9 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, cuspidate (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 1" wide, bullate, glossy, medium green, with tan felt-like hairs below. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming late May. It is 2' high x 2.5' wide 12 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Hot Hands':  Elepidote. ('Delp's Cindy Lou' x 'Goldsworth Orange'). H (1985), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 2.4" across x 2.1" long; strong to vivid red (46A, B) in bud, opening strong to vivid red (46A, B) with dark red (59A) dorsal spots. The truss of 10 flowers is 4.7" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.75" wide, with slightly woolly tan indumentum. The shrub is 3.5' high x 3.25' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Janet's Flair':  Elepidote. ('Janet Blair' x 'Autumn Gold'). H (1979), G (1985), N, I (1990), and REG (1992): Werner Brack, St James, NY. Slightly fragrant openly funnel-shaped flowers, 3" across x 2" long with 6 wavy-edged lobes, are deep purplish pink (55A) in bud, opening pale yellow (11C) edged light purplish pink (55C) with strong greenish yellow (151B) spotting in throat and flare on dorsal lobe. The ball-shaped truss of 20 flowers is 6" wide x 5" high. The light yellow (11B) calyx is 0.75" long. Leaves are oblong, flat, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 6" long x 2.5" wide, glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above, strong yellow green (144B) below, and hairless. The shrub is very floriferous, has an open, upright, and spreading growth habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms mid May. It is 6.5' high x 9' wide 13 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -5F.

'Jennifer Harris':  Elepidote. ['Princess Elizabeth' x (smirnowii x yakushimanum)]. H (1975): Dr Robert Moyers, Ann Arbor, MI; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 2.75" across x 2.25" long; strong red (53B) in bud, opening to a white central star edged strong red (53B, C) with vivid yellow green (154A) dorsal spots. The truss of 16 flowers is 4.7" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 1.5" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 4' high x 4' wide 17 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Jon-Jon':  Elepidote. ('Kammer's Ruffles' x 'Purple Splendour'). H (1983): Morna Stockman; G (1989), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 1.5" long, strong reddish purple (72B, C) with dark red (187A) spotting on lower dorsal; filaments and style are very pale purple (85D), and anthers are creamy white. The cream-colored calyx is 0.25" long. The dome-shaped truss of 12 flowers is 4" wide x 4" high. Leaves are elliptic, concave, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.75" long x 1.5" wide, glossy, medium green, and hairless. The shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 2' high x 3.5' wide 9 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Judann':  Elepidote. [brachycarpum x ('Calcutta' x 'Tahiti')]. H (1982), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 2" across x 1.7" long; opening to a blend of deep, strong, light, and pale purplish pink (55A-D), with vivid yellow green (154A) flare and dorsal spots. The truss of 18 flowers is 4.75" wide, and the calyx is 0.25" long. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 4.5' high x 4' wide 10 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Judith Anne':  Elepidote. ('Rochelle' x 'Catalgla', green-eyed form). H (1965), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 3.5" across x 2.25" long; deep, strong, moderate and light purplish pink (68A-D) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (65D) edged moderate and light purplish pink (68C, D) with strong purplish red (61B) dorsal spots, and vivid purplish red (61C) throat. The truss of 18 flowers is 7" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 6.25' high x 6' wide 27 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Kareness':  Elepidote. ('Cynthia' x 'Purple Splendour'). H (1983): Morna Stockman; G (1989), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Flat saucer-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 3.5" across x 2" long, strong reddish purple (72C) with (72B) midribs inside and out, and discrete dark purple (79A) dorsal spots. Anthers are creamy white, and the 0.1" long calyx is reddish . The ball-shaped truss of 15 flowers is 5" wide x 4" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 1.6" wide, glossy, medium green, and hairless. The shrub has a spreading, open growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming May 1. It is 3' high x 3.5' wide 9 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Kawehi Ona Lani':  Elepidote. ('Spanish Lady' x 'Redwax'). H (1982): Morna Stockman; G (1990), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 2.5" long, deep purplish pink (54B, 55A), with a prominent calyx, colored as the corolla, tapering from 0.6" to 0.3". The lax truss of 10 flowers is 6" wide x 4.5" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, mucronate (apex) and oblique (base), 3.5" long x 1.2" wide, bullate, glossy, dark green, with dark tan felt-like hairs below. The shrub has a creeping, open growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 1.2' high x 3' wide 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Kid Stuff':  Lepidote. ('Epoch' x 'Mini Mode'). H (1982), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 slightly frilled lobes are 1.75" across x 1.3" long; moderate purplish red (186A, B) in bud, opening very pale purple (75D) edged light purple (75A, B); deep pink (185D) anthers. The truss of 10 flowers is 4" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 2.5" long x 1.1" wide, and scaly. The shrub is 2.75' high x 2.75' wide 10 years from seed, and blooms mid May. {Unregistered name 'Mini Mode' = [(Delp's pink-flr minus Carolinianum Group x 'Gable's Pioneer') No 20 x (tetraploid minus Carolinianum Group x fastigiatum)]}

'Lady Lin':  Elepidote. ('Tortoiseshell Wonder' x 'Evening Glow'). H (1980): Morna Stockman; G (1990), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5-6 wavy-edged lobes are 3" across x 2.5" long, vivid red (45C)in bud, opening deep purplish pink (58D). The 0.5" long calyx is colored as the corolla. The flat, lax truss of 9 flowers is 4.5" wide x 5.5" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, cuspidate (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 1.75" wide, bullate, matte, dark green, and hairless. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 2.5' high x 2' wide 12 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Lanny Pride':  Elepidote. ['Princess Elizabeth' x (smirnowii x yakushimanum)]. H (1975): Dr Robert Moyers, Ann Arbor, Ml; G , I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 lobes are 2.1" across x 1.6" long; strong to vivid red (46A, B) in bud, opening vivid red (46B). The truss of 14 flowers is 4.5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.75" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 3.5' high x 3' wide 17 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Lieutenant David Chaikin':  Elepidote. [Red-flowered hybrid of unknown parentage, tall, early-blooming x (yakushimanum x 'Mars')]. H (1979): Robert King, Wellesley, MA; G (d 985): A Richard Brooks, Concord, MA; subsequently R, N, I, and REG (1992): Dr Richard W Chaikin, Falmouth, MA. Funnel-shaped flowers, 2" across x 1.25" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, are deep red (60A) with a faint white dorsal blotch and white style. The tight, ball-shaped truss of 16-18 flowers is 4" wide x 3" high, and there is no calyx. Leaves are elliptic, convex (less so at base and apex), acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 2" - 3.5" long x 1.5" wide, glossy, and hairless. The shrub is very floriferous, has an upright habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms June 1. It is 4' high x 4' wide 10 years from cuttings; plant and bud hardy to at least -10F.

'Lou-John Gem':  Elepidote. ('Van Nes Sensation' x 'Cynthia'). H (1982): Morna Stockman; G (1991), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 6 wavy-edged lobes are 4" across x 2.6" long, deep to strong purplish pink (55A, B) in bud, opening white flushed pale purplish pink (55D) with pale yellow (158B) blotch on three upper lobes, spotted deep yellowish pink (54B); reverse is flushed strong to light purplish pink (55B, C) along midribs. The pale green calyx is 0.25" long. The ball-shaped truss of 9 flowers is 5.5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, flat, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), with the apical half reflexed; 4" long x 1.25" wide, matte, dark medium green, and hairless. The shrub has an upright, open growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming May 1. It is 2' high x 2' wide 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Making Waves':  Elepidote. ('Catalgla' green-eyed form x 'Evening Glow'). H (1983), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 6-7 frilly-edged lobes are 2.4" across x 2" long; deep and strong red (53A-C) in bud, opening light greenish yellow (5C) heavily edged deep and moderate purplish pink (54B, D) and strong pink (54C), with a brilliant greenish yellow (1A) flare on upper 3 lobes. The truss of 10 flowers is 5.5" wide; the 0.2" long calyx is strong yellow green (145A) and deep purplish pink (54B). Leaves are obtuse (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.5" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 2.25' high x 2' wide 9 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Marc':  Elepidote. ('Kit' x 'Van Nes Sensation'). H (1982): Morna Stockman; G (1990), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Moderately fragrant, widely funnel-shaped flowers with 6 frilly-edged lobes are 4" across x 2.5" long, dark rose pink in bud, opening white with strong red (45D) throat and blotch on dorsal and portions of adjacent lobes, spotted vivid red (45A-C); reverse midribs flushed strong purplish pink (55B). The yellowish calyx is 0.1"-0.3" long. The ball-shaped truss of 9 flowers is 5.5" wide x 5.5" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, mucronate (apex) and oblique (base), 3.5" long x 1.25" wide, bullate, matte, medium green, and hairless. The shrub has an upright, open growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 2' high x 2.5' wide 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Marge Danik':  Lepidote. (Delp's pink-flowered minus Carolinianum Group x selection from PJM group). H (1977), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers, 1.6" across x 1.1" long, are reddish purple. The truss of 6 flowers is 3.1" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and cuneate (base), 2.2" long x 1.2" wide, and scaly. The shrub is 5' high x 5' wide 15 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Marie Elise':  Elepidote. ('Christie Ess' x 'Arthur Bedford'). H (1983): Morna Stockman; G (1991), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 smooth-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 1.6" long; the color shades from light reddish purple (74C) margins to nearly white at midribs. There is a large dorsal blotch of vivid red (45A) spotted with vivid red (46A); reverse is light reddish purple (74C), and the 0.25" long calyx is reddish. The lax ball truss of 10 flowers is 4" wide x 4" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, acute (apex) and oblique (base), 3.5" long x 1" wide, bullate, glossy, medium green, and hairless. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming late May. It is 1' high x 1' wide 9 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Mary Bean':  Elepidote. [('Caractacus' x fortunei ssp. discolor) x yakushimanum]. H (1973), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers, 3.1" across x 2.4" long, are white with a red throat. The truss of 12 flowers is 5.9" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.6" long x 1.8" wide, with plastered brown indumentum. The shrub is 3.1' high x 3.7' wide 19 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Mary-Ed':  Elepidote. ('Arthur Bedford' x 'Cotton Candy'). H (1969): Morna Stockman; G (1978), N, I(1982), and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Slightly fragrant, widely funnel-shaped flowers with 6 wavy-edged lobes are 3.5" across x 2.25" long, deep purplish pink (73A) in bud, opening deep purplish pink (72D) shading lighter towards midribs, with dark red (183A) spotting on two upper lobes, dense in throat and more sparse extending upwards. The calyx is light purplish green; upper and lower sepals are 0.5" long, others are 0.1". The ball-shaped truss of 11 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, cuspidate (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.25" long x 1.6" wide, bullate, glossy, medium green, and hairless. The shrub has an upright, open growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 5.5' high x 5.5' wide 24 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Mass with Class':  Elepidote. ('Pink Cameo', selfed). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 3" across x 2.4" long; strong to moderate purplish red (67A, 70A) in bud, opening to a blend of vivid purplish red (67B) and strong reddish purple (70B), with dark red (59A) to deep purplish red (59B) dorsal spots; white filaments. The truss of 14 flowers is 5.5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5.1" long x 1.9" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 5' high x 5' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Megan':  Synonym of 'Delp's Megan'. 'Megan' is the registered name of a Glenn Dale azalea, (indicum x 'Hazel Dawson').

'Moku': Elepidote. ('Lamplighter' x 'Orrie Dille'). H (1980): Morna Stockman; G (1989), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 7 wavy-edged lobes are 3.1" across x 1.75" long, light purple (78C) in bud, opening white with light purple (75A) margins, about 0.4" wide, and strong red (45A) spotting on lower third of dorsal and portions of adjacent lobes; reverse is light purple (75A) shading to a lighter base. The pale green calyx is 0.25" long. The dome-shaped truss of 12 flowers is 4" wide x 3" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 8.5" long x 2.9" wide, bullate, glossy, dark green, and hairless. The shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 3' high x 4' wide 12 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 25F, respectively.

'Nebula':  Elepidote. ('Newport' F5). H (1954), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 2.5" across x 2" long; deep to strong purplish red (71A-C) in bud, opening vivid purplish red (67B) with a white flare and vivid yellow green (154A) dorsal spots. The truss of 20 flowers is 5.75" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 5" long x 2.1" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 7' high x 6' wide 38 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Neil':  Elepidote. ('Purple Splendour' x 'Kammer's Ruffles'). H (1983): Morna Stockman; G (1990), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 3.25" across x 2" long, light reddish purple (74C) to moderate purplish pink (74D) with strong purplish red (71B) to dark red (187A) dorsal spotting. The light magenta calyx is 0.25" long. The ball-shaped truss of 14 flowers is 4.5" wide x 4.5" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.5" wide, bullate, glossy, dark green, and hairless. The shrub has a spreading, open growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming May 1. It is 1.7' high x 2.5' wide 9 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Nina Belle':  Elepidote. ('Evening Glow' x 'Kammer's Ruffles'). H (1968): Morna Stockman; G (1977), N, I (1982), and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 3" across x 2.1" long, very pale purple (69B) edged (69A), with vivid yellow (16A) center and inconspicuous dark greenish yellow (152C, D) spots on lower half of dorsal lobe; reverse is moderate purplish pink (65A) shading lighter towards base. The calyx is 0.5" long, pale yellow (19C) and light purple (75B). The ball-shaped truss of 13 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are elliptic with wavy margins, mucronate (apex) and oblique (base), 4.25" long x 1.75" wide, mat, dark medium green, and hairless. The shrub has a spreading, open growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 3.8' high x 5' wide 24 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'O'Harold':  Elepidote. ('Kammer's Ruffles' x 'Van Nes Sensation'). H (1982): Morna Stockman; G (1989), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Very fragrant, widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.75" across x 2" long, strong purple (77B) in bud, opening strong reddish purple (78B) at margins, shading to nearly white center, with moderate red (47A) spotting on dorsal; outside is strong reddish purple (78B). The cream-colored calyx is 0.25" long. The ball-shaped truss of 8 flowers is 5" wide x 4" high. Leaves are ovate, convex, acute at apex and cuneate at base, 3.75" long x 1.6" wide, matte, dark green, and hairless. The shrub has a spreading, open growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming early May. It is 1.7' high x 2.7' wide 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Orrie Dille':  Elepidote. ('Evening Glow' x 'Cotton Candy'). H (1968): Morna Stockman; G (1978), N, I(1982), and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Very fragrant, widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 3.5" across x 2" long, deep purplish pink (73A) with yellow base in bud, opening light purple (75A outside, 75B inside) at margins, shading to nearly white at midribs, with deep to strong orange yellow (163A, B) blotch in throat, extending into three upper lobes. The calyx is light yellow, 0.1" long. The ball-shaped truss of 14 flowers is 6" wide x 5.5" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, mucronate (apex) and oblique (base), 4.5" long x 1.9" wide, bullate, glossy, dark green, and hairless. The shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 3' high x 4' wide 24 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Patricia Jacob':  Elepidote. ('Nancy Evans' x 'Point Defiance'). H (1981), R (1985), N, I, and REG (1992): E C Brockenbrough, Bellevue, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers of very heavy substance, 4.5" across x 3" long with 5 wavy-edged lobes, are light red in bud, opening pale greenish yellow (10D) shading to light yellow (10C) margins, with small, vivid reddish orange (43A) flare in throat. The ball-shaped truss of 18-20 flowers is 8" wide x 8" high. The calyx is 1.5" long, colored as the corolla. Leaves are elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 6" long x 2.75" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is moderately floriferous, has a spreading habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms late April. It is 6' high x 7' wide 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 5F and 10F, respectively.

'Phylisann':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). Hybridizer uncertain, possibly Ernest Berube, New Bedford, MA or Tony Consolini, Sandwich, MA; G (1980?): E Berube; N, I, and REG (1992): Dr Richard W Chaikin, Falmouth, MA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, 3" across x 1.75" long with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are strong red (46A) with a large white dorsal blotch spotted strong red (46A); outside is deep red (53A). The dome-shaped truss of 20 flowers is 6" wide x 3" high, and there is no calyx. Leaves are elliptic, flat, acute (apex ) and rounded (base), 3.5"-5" long x 1.75"-2" wide, glossy, and hairless. The shrub is moderately floriferous, has an upright, dense growth habit, and blooms June 1. It is 5' high x 4' wide 8 years from cuttings; plant and bud hardy to at least -5F.

'Pilkington 279':  Synonym of 'Taj Mahal'.

'Prince Roy':  Elepidote. ('Kammer's Ruffles' x 'Purple Splendour'). H (1983): Morna Stockman; G (1990), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 1.5" long, light purple (78C) to moderate purplish pink (78D) with large well defined spots of dark red (187A) to moderate purplish red (70A) on dorsal lobe; reverse midribs are flushed deep purplish pink (67C), and anthers are creamy white. The cream-colored calyx is 0.25" long. The ball-shaped truss of 16 flowers is 4" wide x 4" high. Leaves are narrowly obovate, flat, cuspidate (apex) and cuneate (base), 2.75" long x 1.25" wide, glossy, medium green, and hairless. The shrub has a spreading, open growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming late May. It is 1.3' high x 2' wide 9 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Princess Debi Ann':  Elepidote. ('Cynthia' x 'Lord Roberts'). H (1980): Morna Stockman; G (1989), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 smooth-edged lobes are 2.6" across x 1.6" long, moderate to light purplish pink (65A, B) with prominent elongated dorsal blotch of strong reddish orange (42B) densely spotted vivid red (46C) to almost black in the throat; red spotting extends into adjacent lobes. The 0.1" long calyx is pink. The rather lax ball-shaped truss of 11 flowers is 4" wide x 4" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, cuspidate (apex) and rounded (base), 4" long x 1.25" wide, matte, medium green, and hairless. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming late May. It is 2' high x 2.5' wide 12 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Purple Pansy':  Elepidote. ('Janet Blair' x 'Purple Splendour'). H (1980): Dr Henry Schroeder, Evansville, IN (ARS Seed Lot 81-86 4); G (1985), N, I (c1989), and REG (1992): Sandra McDonald, Hampton, VA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, with occasional petaloid stamens, have a slight fruity fragrance and are 3.1" across x 2" long with 5 frilly-edged lobes. They are moderate purple (82C) in bud, opening (82C) and fading to light purple (84C) with a very pale (nearly white) throat, and prominent dark purple (79A) blotch and spots on dorsal and parts of adjacent petals. The dome-shaped truss of 15 flowers is 5.9" wide x 4.3" high. The strong yellow green (143B) calyx is 0.08" long. Leaves are narrowly obovate, flat, acute to broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 1.75" wide, glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, moderate yellow green (147B) below, and hairless. The shrub is moderately floriferous, has an upright habit, holds its leaves 1-2 years, and blooms mid May. It is 4.7' high x 3.2' wide 11 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 0F.

'Qualicum's Pride':  Elepidote. ('Anna' x 'Cotton Candy'). H (1970): Loyd Newcomb; G (1979), I (1981), and REG (1992): Loyd and Edna Newcomb, Snohomish, WA; N: Mount Arrowsmith Chapter, ARS, Qualicum Beach, BC. Very fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance are 5" across x 3.5" long with 6-7 wavy-edged lobes; pale purplish pink (65C) edged strong purplish pink (73B) with prominent dark red (59A) throat and deep purplish red (59B) spotted streaks extending upwards; reverse has three strong purplish red (67A) rays on each lobe. There is no calyx. The ball-shaped truss of 13-15 flowers is 7.5" wide x 7" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.4"-6.5" long x 1.1"-2.25" wide; glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, moderate yellow green (146C) below, and glabrous. The petiole is hairy, 0.5"-1" long, moderate red (182A) above and strong yellow (153D) below. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and is very floriferous, blooming 5/1 to 5/15. It is 6.5' high x 8' wide 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -5F and 0F, respectively. (Code: N20B; received Blue Ribbon, Seattle Rhododendron Society show, 1981, 1983)

'Racy':  Elepidote. ('Pink Cameo' selfed). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 3" across x 2.3" long; deep red (185A, 60A) and strong purplish red (60B) in bud, opening strong, vivid, and deep purplish red (67A-C) with a white flare and strong yellow green (144A) dorsal spots. The truss of 12 flowers is 6.25" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and rounded (base), 4.75" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 7' high x 6' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Rhodelite':  Elepidote. ('Newport' F6). H (1960), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 2.5" across x 2" long; dark and vivid red (59A, 57A) in bud, opening moderate to strong purplish red(64A, B) with a white flare and brilliant greenish yellow (1B) dorsal spots; white anthers. The truss of 17 flowers is 5.75" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and rounded (base), 4.25" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 8' high x 8' wide 32 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Rhodo Elite')

'Rhodo Elite':  Synonym of 'Rhodelite'.

'Robbo':  Elepidote. ['Evening Glow' x ('Lord Roberts' x 'Purple Splendour')]. H (1972): Morna Stockman; G (1981), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.9" across x 1.75" long, strong red (53C, D) in bud, opening strong purplish pink (55B) with central blotch shading outward from moderate red (180C) to pale yellow (158B), spotted grayish red (178A) to almost black in throat and base of dorsal; reverse is deep purplish pink (54B) with lighter margins and strong purplish red (54A) midribs. The calyx is pale orange yellow (19D) with a dark red center; upper sepals are 1.25" long; lower, 0.5". The ball-shaped truss of 12 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are narrowly obovate, convex, mucronate (apex) and oblique (base), 4" long x 1.5" wide, bullate, glossy, dark green, and hairless. The shrub has an upright, open growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming May 1. It is 2.5' high x 2.5' wide 20 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 25F, respectively.

'Robin Shawn':  Elepidote. ('Evening Glow' x 'Lamplighter'). H (1972): Morna Stockman; G (1980), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 3" across x 2" long, deep purplish pink (68A) in bud, opening white with 0.2"-0.4" wide margins of deep purplish pink (72D, 73A), and light greenish yellow (6D) blotch on three upper lobes, lightly spotted greenish yellow. The 0.4" long calyx is light green shading to yellow and pink. The lax dome-shaped truss of 8 flowers is 5.5" wide x 4.5" high. Leaves are elliptic with wavy margins, mucronate (apex) and oblique (base), 5" long x 1.75" wide, matte, medium green, and hairless. The shrub has a spreading, open growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming early May. It is 3.5' high x 5' wide 20 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'R.O. Delp':  Synonym of 'Ronald Otto Delp'.

'Ronald Otto Delp':  Elepidote. ('Lodestar' x 'Mary Belle'). H (1975): Dr D L Hinerman, Ann Arbor, MI; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 6-lobed flowers are 3.1" across x 2.25" long; strong purplish red (63B) and strong to light purplish pink (63C, D) in bud, opening pale and strong purplish pink (62D, 63C) with pale yellow (8D) flare and throat, and deep purplish red (61A) dorsal spots. The truss of 16 flowers is 7.1" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.3" long x 2.4" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 4' high x 4' wide 17 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'R.O. Delp')

'Ryan':  Elepidote. ('Van Nes Sensation' x 'Rotha'). H (1982): Morna Stockman; G (1990), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 6 wavy-edged lobes are 3.9" across x 2.5" long, strong purplish red (60C) in bud, opening white edged strong purplish pink (67D) with a prominent dorsal flare heavily spotted vivid reddish orange (43A) on a pale yellow (161C) ground. Flowers are moderately fragrant (honeysuckle-like). The 0.2" long calyx is green edged pink. The ball- shaped truss of 9 flowers is 6" wide x 6" high. Leaves are elliptic with wavy margins, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 5" long x 2'' wide, glossy, dark green, and glabrous. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming May 1. It is 2.5' high x 3' wide 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 25F, respectively.

'Sara Elizabeth':  Deciduous azalea. (calendulaceum, open pollinated (1967)). G (1970), N, I (1990), and REG (1992): H Vaartnou, Victoria, BC. Very fragrant openly funnel-campanulate flowers, 2.75" across x 1.75" long with 5 wavy-edged lobes, are orange in bud, opening brilliant orange (25C) shading to strong yellowish pink (31C). The lax truss of 10 flowers is 6" wide x 3" high. The green calyx is 0.25" long. Leaves are elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.5" long x 1.75" wide, glossy and glabrous. The shrub is very floriferous, has a spreading, open growth habit, and blooms April to May. It is 7' high x 8' wide 25 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 0F.

'Shari Laurel':  Elepidote. ('Van Nes Sensation' x 'Cotton Candy'). H (1982): Morna Stockman; G (1991), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Moderately fragrant, widely funnel-shaped flowers with 6(5) wavy-edged lobes are 4.5" across x 2.75" long, dark pink in bud, opening white flushed light purple (75B) at margins and light purplish pink (65B) outside with deep purplish pink (67C) midribs; pale orange yellow (23D) blotch in dorsal throat spotted vivid reddish orange (34A). The calyx is 1.1" long, reflexed, light purplish pink (65B) with a red blotch. The dome-shaped truss of 13 flowers is 8" wide x 8" high. Leaves are elliptic with wavy margins, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5.5" long x 2" wide, bullate, glossy, medium green, and hairless. The shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit and is very floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 2.5' high x 4.5' wide 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Skeeter Hill':  Elepidote. [(brachycarpum x 'Crest')No4 x 'Stokes Bronze Wings']. H (1978), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.2" across x 1.6" long; moderate red (47A) shading to light greenish yellow (4C) and pale yellow green (4D) in bud, opening pale yellow green (4D) with light greenish yellow (4B) flare, light greenish yellow (4C) throat, and moderate orange yellow (164B) dorsal spots; grayish red (176A) stigma. The truss of 8 flowers is 4.3" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 4.3" long x 1.6" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 3.3' high x 4.3' wide 14 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Skipper Hal':  Elepidote. ('Evening Glow' x 'Redwax'). H (1980) and N: Morna Stockman; G (1991), I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly campanulate flowers of heavy substance are 3" across x 2.25" long with 5 wavy-edged lobes, vivid red (46B) in bud, opening strong purplish red (60D). The calyx is 1.2" long on each side and 0.5" long in between, colored as the corolla. The lax truss of 6 flowers is 4" wide x 4" high. Leaves are narrowly obovate, convex, mucronate (apex) and oblique (base), 3.75" long x 1.5" wide, matte, bullate, medium green above, with light tan felt-like hairs below. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming late May. It is 3' high x 2.5' wide 12 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Slippery Rock':  Elepidote. ('Newport' F4). H (1952), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 2.25" across x 2.1" long; vivid purplish red (66A) in bud, opening moderate purplish pink (66D) edged vivid purplish red (66A, B) with a white flare and brilliant greenish yellow (1B) dorsal spots. The truss of 12 flowers is 5.5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 4.5" long x 1.5" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 7' high x 7' wide 40 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Steven Roy':  Elepidote. ('Evening Glow' x 'Tortoiseshell Wonder'). H (1980): Morna Stockman; G (1990), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2" across x 2" long, moderate red (179A) in bud, opening vivid purplish red (67B) to deep purplish pink (67C) outside and on inner margins, shading lighter towards midribs, flushed light yellow in center. The 0.1" long calyx is red. The lax truss of 9 flowers is 3.5" wide x 4.5" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, mucronate at apex and oblique at base, 2.75" long x 1" wide, bullate, matte, dark green, with tan felt-like hairs below, less abundant on mature leaves. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming late May. It is 1.5' high x 1.5' wide 12 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Stuart Holland':  Lepidote. (cinnabarinum Roylei Group, open pollinated). S (1988): Stuart Holland; G, N, I, and REG (1992): H Vaartnou; both Victoria, BC. Slightly fragrant tubular-campanulate flowers of heavy substance, 1.5" across x 2" long with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are strong yellowish pink (33C) shading to brilliant orange (29A) and strong orange (24A). The lax truss of 6-7 flowers is 4.5" wide x 3" high. The minute calyx is greenish. Leaves are elliptic, convex, broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 3.5" long x 1.25" wide, glossy and glabrous above with silvery green scales below. The petiole is also scaly. The shrub is very floriferous, has an upright, open growth habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms April to May. It is 4' high x 3' wide 5 years from cuttings; plant and bud hardy to at least 5F and 8F, respectively.

'Taj Mahal':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (pre-1970): Tony Consolini, Sandwich, MA; R: Consolini and then Harold and Eveline Pilkington, Monument Beach, MA; N and REG (1992): Robert K Peters, Bendersville, PA; to be introduced (1993) by Ray Carter, Bull Run Nursery, Aspers, PA. Openly funnel-campanulate flowers of heavy substance, 3.5" across x 2.25" long with 5 frilly-edged lobes, are strong reddish purple (Nickerson 2.5RP 5/10) in bud. Flowers open pale purplish pink OOP 8/5) with wide irregular margins of strong reddish purple(2.5RP 5/10) fading to deep purplish pink (2.5RP 6/10), with spots and streaks of strong yellow green (2.5GY 7/10) in the throat; reverse is deep purplish pink (2.5RP 6/10). The conical truss of 18 flowers is 7" wide x 7" high. The calyx is 1.1" long, dark orange yellow (10YR 6/8). Leaves are elliptic with undulate margins, mucronate at apex, cuneate at base, 6" long x 2.75" wide; glossy, moderate yellow green (5GY 5/6) above, dark greenish yellow (7.5Y 6/7) below, and hairless. The shrub is very floriferous, has a spreading habit, holds its leaves 2-3 years, and blooms late mid season. It is 4' high x 5' wide in 8 years from cuttings; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F. (Syn: 'Pilkington 279')

'Tara Lynn':  Elepidote. (macabeanum, open pollinated (1963)). S, G, N, I (1977), and REG (1992): H Vaartnou, Victoria, BC. Slightly fragrant oblique-campanulate flowers of heavy substance, 3" across x 2.5" long with 8 wavy-edged lobes, are salmon pink in bud, opening pale yellow green (4D). The ball-shaped truss of 15-20 flowers is 6" wide x 4" high. The green calyx is 0.1" long. Leaves are elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 7" long x 3" wide, glabrous above with thin whitish-green hairs below on young leaves only. The shrub is very floriferous, has a spreading, dense growth habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms February to March. It is 7' high x 7' wide 25 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 5F and 7F, respectively.

'Tomboy':  Synonym of 'Delp's Tomboy'.

Tri-State':  Elepidote. ('Pink Cameo', selfed). H(1974), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 3" across x 2.3" long; dark red (59A) in bud, opening strong and vivid purplish red (67A, B) with a white flare and dark red (187A) dorsal spots; yellowish white (158D) anthers. The truss of 16 flowers is 6" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 4.5" long x 2.5" wide, and glabrous. The shrub is 6' high x 5.75' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Una Mary':  Elepidote.('Purple Splendour' x 'Van Nes Sensation'). H (1983): Morna Stockman; G (1990), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Moderately fragrant, widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 smooth-edged deeply cut lobes are 2.75" across x 1.75" long, strong reddish purple (70B) to deep purplish pink (70C) in bud, opening light purple (75A) throughout, with very large portion of dorsal densely spotted dark red (59A) to almost black. The light green calyx is 0.25" long. The ball-shaped truss of 15 flowers is 6" wide x 6" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.2" wide, bullate, glossy, dark green, and hairless. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming early May. It is 3' high x 4' wide 9 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 25F, respectively.

'Venus' Baby':  Evergreen azalea. (Forcing azalea by Henson x 'Girard's Hot Shot'), where the seed parent is known in the trade by the illegitimate name 'Venus'. H (1976), G (1978), N, I, and REG (1992): Sandra McDonald, Hampton, VA. Slightly fragrant flowers of heavy substance are openly funnel-shaped with 5 wavy-edged lobes 4.2" wide x 2.4" long, with occasional petaloid stamens; light to pale purplish pink (65B, C) with a white blotch and light green spotting in dorsal throat. There are 2 flowers/terminal. The light green calyx is 0.3" long. Spring leaves are obovate, flat, acute (apex), and cuneate (base), 2.4" long x 1.25" wide; glossy, moderate yellow green (147B above, 147C below), with discrete hairs above and below, white maturing to white or pale gold. The petiole is also hairy. The shrub has an upright and spreading habit and is very floriferous, blooming May 11. It is 4' high x 3.7' wide 16 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 0F. (Named Best New Evergreen Azalea, ARS Middle Atlantic Chapter, May 1991.)

'Vernon':  Elepidote. ('Orrie Dille' x 'Lamplighter'). H (1980): Morna Stockman; G (1991), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Moderately fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers with 7 wavy-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 1.6" long, strong pink (54C) shading slightly lighter at midribs, with center flushed moderate yellow (162B) and sparse spotting of dark red on upper lobe; reverse is deep purplish pink (54B) to strong pink (54C). The light green calyx is 0.1" long. The flattened ball truss of 8 flowers is 4" wide x 3.5" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, mucronate (apex) and rounded (base), 4" long x 1.4" wide, matte, medium green, and hairless. The shrub has an upright, open growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 2' high x 2' wide 12 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Vonnie Stockman':  Elepidote. ('Purple Splendour' x 'Cynthia'). H (1983): Morna Stockman; G (1991), N, I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 2.75" across x 1.6" long; the color shades from strong reddish purple (72C) margins to deep purplish pink (72D) center, with a large dorsal blotch of greenish white (155C). Anthers are creamy white and the 0.1 " long calyx is light green. The ball truss of 15 flowers is 4" wide x 4.5" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, flat, cuspidate (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.5" long x 1.1" wide, mat, dark green, and hairless. The shrub has an upright, dense growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming mid May. It is 1.3' high x 1.3' wide 9 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F and 30F, respectively.

'Weldy':  Elepidote. [('Pygmalion' x haematodes) x yakushimanum, Exbury form]. H (1973): Dr August E Kehr, Hendersonville, NC (ARS Seed Exchange 73-509); G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 7 frilly-edged lobes are 2.75" across x 2" long; deep and strong red (53A-C) in bud, opening light and pale purplish pink (55C, D; 56A-D) fading to lighter than pale purplish pink (56D) and yellowish white (158D). The truss of 24 flowers is 5.25" wide and there is no calyx. Leaves are mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 2.75" long x 1" wide, with slightly woolly, white indumentum. The shrub is 5' high x 5' wide 19 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Wendy Lyn':  Elepidote. ('Princess Elizabeth' x (smirnowii x yakushimanum]). H (1975): Dr Robert Moyers, Ann Arbor, MI; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 2.1" across x 1.5" long; strong to vivid red (46A, B) in bud, opening to a white central star heavily edged vivid red (46B). The truss of 14 flowers is 4.5" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.75" wide, and glabrous . The shrub is 3.25' high x 3' wide 17 years from seed, and blooms early June.


Volume 47, Number 1
Winter 1993

DLA Ejournal Home | JARS Home | Table of Contents for this issue | Search JARS and other ejournals