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Volume 47, Number 2
Spring 1993

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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 November 1, 1992 to February 1, 1993. 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.

'Achiever':  Lepidote. (Delp's pink-flowered selection from minus Carolinianum Group). S (1952), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 1.7" across x 1.1" long; light reddish purple (74C) and moderate purplish pink (74D) in bud, opening to blend of light and very light purple (75B, C) and moderate purplish pink (74D) with sparse light reddish purple (74C) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Multi-bud truss of 8 flowers is 3.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 1.5" long x 0.75" wide, and scaly. Shrub is 6' high x 5.75' wide 40 years from seed, and blooms mid May. (Synonym: Delp's Pink Carolinianum')

'Ames':  Evergreen azalea. (Selection from 3rd or 4th generation of hardy hybrids derived from 'Obtusum'). H (1985), G (1990), N, I, and REG (1992): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Tubular funnel-shaped flowers, 1.6" across x 1.2" long with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are vivid red (Nickerson 5R 5/13) with strong red blotch; light red calyx, 0.2" long. There are 5-7 flowers per cluster, c 2.8" wide x 2.4" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 1" long x 0.6" wide, with discrete hairs above and below. Shrub is very floriferous, has an upright, dense growth habit, and blooms May 21. It is 2' high x 1.5' wide 7 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'Aunt Mildred':  Elepidote. ('Mrs. Davies Evans' x 'Virginia Delp'). 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 frilled lobes are 3.1" across x 1.8" long; vivid to deep reddish purple (74B, G; 77A) in bud, opening light purple (75A) edged vivid to strong reddish purple (78A, B) with white flare and dorsal spots of moderate olive green (146A) and moderate yellow green (146B); calyx absent. Truss of 17 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.6" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 4.25' high x 4' wide 8 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Mildred Cross')

'Billy Lap':  Lepidote. (lapponicum x minus Carolinianum Group). H (c 1970), G (1975), N, I, and REG (1992): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Widely funnel-shaped flowers, 1.8" across x 1.5" long with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are moderate purplish pink (Nickerson 10P 7/7) with light red dorsal spotting; calyx vestigial. Conical truss of 4-7 flowers is 2.4" wide x 2.4" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 1.6" long x 1" wide, and scaly . Shrub is moderately floriferous, has an upright, open growth habit, holds leaves 1 year, and blooms May 11. It is 3.5' high x 2' wide c 20 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'Black Flare':  Elepidote. (Unnamed seedlings derived mainly from fortunei and catawbiense). H (1985), G (1992), N, I, and REG (1992): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, 2.4" across x 1.8" long with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are deep purplish pink (Nickerson 5RP 6/10) with a spotted black dorsal flare; calyx absent. Conical truss of 15 flowers is 4" wide x 4" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.8" long x 1.6" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is moderately floriferous, has an upright habit, holds leaves 2 years, and blooms May 21. It is 3' high x 3' wide 7 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F to -26F.

'Blossom Time':  Lepidote.(minus Carolinianum Group x dauricum Sempervirens Group). H (1970), G (1975), N, I, and REG (1992): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Widely funnel-shaped flowers, 1.8" across x 1.4" long with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are moderate purple (Nickerson 5P 5/9); calyx vestigial. Conical truss of 6-10 flowers is 3.2" wide x 3.2" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, acuminate (apex) and cuneate (base), 1.6"-2.4" long x 0.8"-1.6" wide, with numerous tiny whitish scales above and below. Shrub is very floriferous, has an upright, open growth habit, holds leaves 2 years, and blooms May 12. It is 3' high x 3' wide 22 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'Bonnie Bee':  Elepidote. [yakushimanum x (fortunei x catawbiense)]. H (1963), G (1970), N, I, and REG (1992): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, 2.8" across x 1.6" long with 6-7 smooth-edged lobes, are moderate purplish pink (Nickerson 10P 7/7) with a small blotch; calyx absent. Conical truss of 20 flowers is 6" wide x 6" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5.2" long x 2.2" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is very floriferous, has a spreading, dense growth habit, holds leaves 2 years, and blooms May 19. It is 8' high x 8' wide 29 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F to -26F.

'Bonnie Lassie':  Evergreen azalea, (nakaharae x kiusianum). H (1985), G (1992), N, I, and REG (1992): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Tubular funnel-shaped flowers, 0.7" across x 1" long with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are moderate purplish red (Nickerson 5RP 4/10); light red calyx is 0.1" long. There are 3 flowers per cluster, c 1.2" wide x 1.2" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 0.8" long x 0.4" wide, with discrete green hairs above and below. Shrub is very floriferous, has a spreading, dense growth habit, holds leaves 2 years, and blooms May 14. It is 1' high x 1' wide 7 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'Brittenhill Bugle':  Elepidote. ('Karkov' x 'Red Loderi'). H (c 1973), G (c 1977), N, and REG (1992): Britt M Smith, Kent, WA; I (c 1980): Ward's Garden, Vancouver, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, 4" across x 3" long with 5 wavy-edged lobes, are vivid red (46B) with a star-shaped central eye radiating c 1", almost black (darker than strong red (46A)) at outer edges, somewhat lighter in center; reverse is vivid red, shading from (45A) at margins to (46B) at base, with strong red (46A) radial lines near center of lobes. Ball-shaped truss of 9-10 flowers is 6.5" wide x 4.5" high. Calyx is strong red (46A), 0.2" long. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 6" long x 2" wide, bullate, dark green (135A) above, moderate yellow green (147C) with tan hairs below; new growth has tan hairs on upper surface. Shrub is moderately floriferous, has well-branched habit, holds leaves 2 years, and blooms late April to early May. It is 7' high x 8' wide 10 years from cuttings; plant and bud hardy to at least 0F. (Named Best New American Hybrid, ARS Portland show (1980); placed on Plant Awards Eligibility List 1988.) ('Red Loderi' is unregistered name of a clone from ['Loderi King George' x 'Earl of Athlone'], H: Fred Rose, R: Halfdan Lem.)

'Cape Cod Cranberry':  Vireya. (konorii x lochiae). Hybridizer unknown; R (1984): Mabel Segawa, address unknown, and then Leona Carty, Woodland, WA; N, I through Cape Cod Vireyas, and REG (1992): Dr Richard W Chaikin, Falmouth, MA. Very fragrant (carnation-like), narrowly tubular funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance, with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are 2.25" across x 2.5" long. The color is strong red (53D) throughout. Flat truss of 5-8 flowers is 6" wide x 2" high, and there is no calyx. Leaves are variable (all shapes may appear on same branch): orbicular (c 2.5" diameter), obovate, and elliptic (1.5"-2.5" wide x 3"-5" long); flat, mat, dark yellowish green (139A) above, moderate yellow green (147B) below; some leaves scaly, others glabrous. Shrub is moderately to very floriferous, has a spreading habit, holds leaves 3 years, and blooms continuously with 3-4 trusses in flower at any time. It is 2.5' high x 3' wide 15 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to 32F.

'Carolina Jewel':  Elepidote. (Sport of 'President Roosevelt'). S (1989) and N: Mary F Pogany, Perry, OH; G and REG (1992): R Daniel Lineberger for SC Agricultural Experiment Station, Clemson, SC (RDL now at Texas A&M, College Station, TX). Widely funnel-shaped, slightly fragrant flowers, 3" across x 2.2" long with 5 wavy-edged lobes, are strong purplish red (67A) in bud, opening white with distinct band at margins of vivid purplish red (67B), about 0.5" wide; outside uniformly (67B). Dome-shaped truss of 24 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Calyx is 0.25" long, transparent to white. Leaves are oblong, flat, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.75" long x 1.75" wide, glabrous, and variegated more or less uniformly. Leaf blade is moderate olive green (147A) with light greenish yellow (5C) margins. Shrub has an upright habit, is moderately floriferous, and blooms late spring. It is 3' high x 2' wide 3 years from tissue culture. (Patents will be applied for through SC Agricultural Experiment Station.)

'Cats Whiskers':  Elepidote. (Unnamed seedlings derived mainly from fortunei and catawbiense). H (1985), G (1992), N, I, and REG (1992): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Tubular funnel-shaped flowers, 2.2" across x 1.6" long with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are strong reddish purple (Nickerson 2.5RP 5/10); calyx absent. Conical truss of 12 flowers is 4.6" wide x 4.8" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.2" long x 1.6" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is moderately floriferous, has an upright habit, holds leaves 2 years, and blooms May 19. It is 3' high x 3' wide 6 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F to -26F.

'Cool Capers':  Elepidote. [brachycarpum x ('Calcutta' x 'Tahiti')]. H (1972), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N:Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 2" across x 1.9" long; moderate, light, and pale pink (49B, C, D) with vivid yellow green (154A) flare and dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 4.3" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 6.25' high x 6' wide 20 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Corn Husker':  Evergreen azalea. (Selection from 3rd or 4th generation of hardy hybrids derived from 'Obtusum'). H (1985), G (1990), N, I, and REG (1992): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Tubular funnel-shaped flowers, 1.6" across x 1.2" long with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are deep purplish pink (Nickerson 7.5RP 6/12) with dark pink blotch; light red calyx is 0.2" long. There are 5-7 flowers per cluster, c 2.8" wide x 2.4" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 1" long x 0.6" wide, with discrete hairs above and below. Shrub is very floriferous, has an upright, dense growth habit, holds leaves 2 years, and blooms May 28. It is 2' high x 1.5' wide 7 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'Delp's Munchkin':  Lepidote. [('Achiever' x valentinianum), selfed]. H (1986), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilled lobes are 1.25" across x 1" long; light yellowish pink (38C, D) and brilliant greenish yellow (1B) in bud; opening to blend of pale purplish pink (65C, D) and white, with pale greenish yellow (1D) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 6 flowers is 3.25" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 2.5" long x 1.25" wide, and scaly. Shrub is 3' high x 3' wide 6 years from seed, and blooms mid May. (Synonym: 'Munchkin')

'Delp's Pink Carolinianum':  Synonym of 'Achiever' Species name may not be used as part of the clonal name.

'Delp's Quest':  Elepidote. {[(brachycarpum x 'Crest') x 'Stokes Bronze Wings'] x 'Goldsworth Yellow'}. H (1979), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are petaloid, 2.5" across x 1.8" long; light and pale yellowish pink (29C, D; 159D) and pale orange yellow (159B, C) in bud, opening pale yellow (11D) with strong orange (26B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 4.5" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and rounded (base), 3" long x 1.6" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 3' high x 2.75' wide 13 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Quest')

'Delp's Sizzler':  Elepidote. [('America' x yakushimanum), selfed]. H (1975), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 2.75" across x 1.8" long; deep red (53A) in bud, opening shades of vivid purplish red (57B, C, D) with vivid red (57A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 16 flowers is 5.9" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 4.5" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 3.5' high x 3.25' wide 17 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Sizzler')

'Delp's Small Fry':  Lepidote. ('Epoch', selfed). H (1982), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 2" across x 1.5" long; brilliant yellow green (150B, C) in bud, opening yellowish white (155D) with brilliant yellow green (150A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. The multi-bud truss of 6 flowers is 3.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 2.25" long x 1" wide, and scaly. Shrub is 5' high x 4.25' wide 10 years from seed, and blooms mid May. (Synonym: 'Small Fry"

'Doctor Don':  Elepidote. (Unnamed seedlings derived mainly from fortunei and catawbiense). H (1985), G (1992), N, I, and REG (1992): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, 2"-2.8" across x 2"-2.8" long with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are strong purplish red (Nickerson 7.5RP 5/12) with a yellow dorsal blotch and some dark red spotting on all petals; calyx absent. Conical truss of 15-20 flowers is 6" wide x 6" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.8" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is very floriferous, has an upright habit, holds leaves 2 years, and blooms May 25. It is 3' high x 3' wide 7 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -26F.

'Duchess of Latham':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (1960), G (1965), N, I, and REG (1992): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, 2.8" across x 1.8" long with 7 smooth-edged lobes, are pale purplish pink (Nickerson 10P 8/5) with two small spotted brownish orange markings; calyx absent. Conical truss of 9-10 flowers is 6" wide x 6" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.4" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is moderately floriferous, has a spreading, dense growth habit, holds leaves 2 years, and blooms May 21. It is 8' high x 8' wide 25 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'Eddy Boy':  Elepidote. [(fortunei x catawbiense) x yakushimanum]. H (1980), G (1991), N, I, and REG (1992): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance, 1.8" across x 2.8" long with 5-6 smooth-edged lobes, are white with a faint orange basal blotch; calyx vestigial. Conical truss of 6-9 flowers is 3.6" wide x 2.4" high. Leaves are elliptic, concave, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.8" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is moderately floriferous, has a spreading, dense growth habit, holds leaves 2 years, and blooms May 14. It is 2.5'-3' high x 2.5'-3' wide 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'Elkins':  Evergreen azalea. (Selection from 3rd or 4th generation of hardy hybrids derived from 'Obtusum'). H (1985), C (1990), N, I, and REG (1992): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Tubular funnel-shaped flowers, 1.6" across x 1.2" long with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are deep purplish pink (Nickerson 2.5RP 6/10); light red calyx is 0.2" long. There are 5-7 flowers per cluster, c 2.8" wide x 2.4" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 1" long x 0.6" wide, with discrete hairs above and below. Shrub is very floriferous, has an upright, dense growth habit, holds leaves 2 years, and blooms May 28. It is 2' high x 1.5' wide 7 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'Enchanter':  Elepidote. ('Anne Hardgrove' x 'Anna Delp'). H (1978), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 slightly frilled lobes are 2.75" across x 2.25" long; deep and strong red (53A, 60A, 46A) in bud, opening deep, strong, and vivid red (53A, B; 46A, B) with sparse dark red (59A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 6.7" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 4" long x 1.25" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 3.1' high x 3' wide 14 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Feminique':  Elepidote. {'Oh My!' x ['Catalgla' x (fortunei ssp. discolor x 'Fabia')] x ('Mary Belle' x 'Catalgla'}. H (1977), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 frilled lobes are 2.4" across x 1.7" long; strong reddish purple (72B, C) and deep purplish pink (72D) in bud; opening to blend of strong, moderate, and light purplish pink (68B, C, D) and very pale purple (69D); calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 5.9" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 4' high x 3.75' wide 15 years from seed, and blooms early June. ['Oh My!': unregistered name of a Delp hybrid from the cross (smirnowii x yakushimanum)]

'Fort Lynn':  Elepidote. (Unnamed seedlings derived mainly from fortunei and catawbiense). H (1985), G (1992), N, I, and REG (1992): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, 1.8" across x 2.6" long with 7 smooth-edged lobes, are light purplish pink (Nickerson 2.5RP 8/5) shading to lighter center; calyx absent. Conical truss of 6-7 flowers is 6" wide x 6" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, obtuse (apex) and oblique (base), 4" long x 1.8" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is moderately floriferous, has an upright habit, holds leaves 2 years, and blooms in May. It is 3' high x 3' wide 7 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F to -26F.

'Frank Mossman':  Deciduous azalea. ([occidentale 'Leonard Frisbie' x occidentale SM DD12] Clone No 1). H (1977/8): Dr Frank Mossman, Vancouver, WA; G (1982/3), N, I, and REG (1992) by Dick Cavender, Red's Rhodies, Sherwood. OR. Flowers of heavy substance are very fragrant, widely funnel-shaped, 5(6)-lobed with frilled margins, and 3.5" wide x 2.25" long. Buds are deep pink (50B) at ribs fading to moderate purplish pink (66D) at petal edges. Flower color is yellowish white (155B) with strong orange yellow (17A) marking on the standard, upper wings moderate purplish pink (66D), and lower wings striped (66D) along midribs. Trusses of 12-14 flowers are dome-shaped, 4"-4.5" wide x 4" high. The 0.25" long calyx fades from vivid reddish orange (44B). Leaves of heavy substance are elliptic, convex, obtuse (apex) and rounded (base), 2.5" long x 1.5" wide, glossy, bullate, and glabrous. Shrub is upright and spreading with an open growth habit, 5' high x 4' wide 15 years from seed, very floriferous, and blooms in May; plant and bud hardy to at least -5F and 5F, respectively. (Received awards at ARS shows for Best Deciduous Azalea and Best occidentale, Tualatin Valley and Portland Chapters, respectively.)

'Freckle Faced Ernie':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown but probably includes fortunei). 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. Very fragrant openly funnel-shaped flowers, 4" across x 3" long with 5 wavy-edged lobes, are pale purplish pink (62D) with moderate purplish pink (62B) margins. Numerous small freckles of strong purplish red (63B) are present on all lobes, more concentrated and darker (moderate purplish red, 64A) in dorsal throat. Dome-shaped truss of 10-12 flowers is 9" wide x 5" high. Calyx is rudimentary, strong purplish red/pink (63B/C). Leaves are elliptic, convex, mucronate to cuspidate (apex) and oblique (base), 4"-5" long x 1.75"-2.25" wide, matte, moderate yellow green (137C above, 139D below), and hairless. Shrub is very floriferous, has an upright and spreading growth habit, holds leaves 3 years, and blooms the second week in June. It is 6' high x 5' wide 10 years from cuttings; plant and bud hardy to at least -10F.

'Frosty Pink':  Lepidote. ('Achiever' x 'Gable's Pioneer'). H (1972), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 1.6" across x 1.1" long; strong purplish red (71C, D) in bud, opening to blend of moderate and light purplish pink (74D, 73C) and very pale purple (73D). The multi-bud truss of 5 flowers is 2.4" wide, and there is no calyx. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 2.75" long x 1.25" wide, and scaly. Shrub is 6' high x 5.75' wide 20 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'Gay Day':  Lepidote. ['Epoch' x ('Achiever' 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" across x 1.6" long; moderate purplish pink (186D) shading to pale yellow green (155A) in bud, opening very light to very pale purple (75C, D) with light greenish yellow (1C) dorsal spots; moderate red (181C) anthers; calyx absent. The multi-bud truss of 6 flowers is 3.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 2" long x 1" wide, and scaly. Shrub is 2.5' high x 2.5' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'Genevieve Schmidt':  Elepidote. ('America' x yakushimanum). H (1973), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 2" across x 1.5" long; strong red (53B, C, D) in bud, opening to blend of strong red (53D), moderate pink (51D), strong purplish pink (55B, 63C), and pale pink (49D) with strong red (53C) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 4.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5" long x 2.1" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 3' high x 3' wide 19 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Gen Schmidt')

'Gen Schmidt':  Synonym of 'Genevieve Schmidt'.

'Golly Gee':  Elepidote. ('Donna Hardgrove' x maximum). H (1977): Dr T L Ring, Bellaire, OH; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 frilled lobes are 2" across x 1.7" long; deep, strong, and vivid purplish red (61 A, B, C) and deep purplish pink (61D) in bud; opening pale purplish pink (62D) heavily edged strong and vivid purplish red (61B, C), with inconspicuous pale yellow green (4D) flare and sparse light olive (152B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 13 flowers is 4.75" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 1.5" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 3' high x 3' wide 15 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Goody Goody':  Elepidote. (smirnowii x catawbiense). H (1965): 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 3.1" across x 1.9" long; moderate to strong purplish red (64A, B) in bud, opening strong purplish red (64B, C) with brilliant yellow green (154B) flare and vivid yellow green (154A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 16 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 4" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 4' high x 4' wide 27 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Gosh Darn!':  Elepidote. [('Catalgla' x 'Mrs. H.R. Yates') F2]. H (1974), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 6-lobed flowers are 2.75" across x 2" long; blend of light yellowish pink (159A), pale orange yellow (159B), and strong yellowish pink (35C) in bud; opening pale orange yellow (159B, C) shading to pale yellowish pink (159D) with strong yellowish pink (35C) dorsal spots and throat, and some (35C) markings outside; calyx absent. Truss of 18 flowers is 5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 3.25' high x 3' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June. ['Mrs. H.R. Yates': unregistered name of a Gable hybrid from the cross ('Caroline' x unknown)]

'Hi Tech':  Lepidote. [(tetraploid minus Carolinianum Group x fastigiatum) x (tetraploid minus Carolinianum Group x 'Blue Diamond')]. H: Jack Looye, St Catharines, ON (1984), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 1" across x 0.8" long; strong purple (80B) in bud, opening to blend of strong and light purple (80B, C, D); calyx absent. The multi-bud truss of 6 flowers is 2.2" wide. Leaves are acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 2" long x 1" wide, and scaly. Shrub is 3.5' high x 3' wide 8 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'John Roberts':  Lepidote. (mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink' x unknown). H (1975), G (1988), N, I, and REG (1992): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Widely funnel-shaped flowers, 1.8" across x 1.3" long with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are light reddish purple (Nickerson 10P 6/9) with orange blotch; calyx vestigial. Conical truss of 8-10 flowers is 4" wide x 4" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 2.8"-3.6" long x 1.4"-1.8" wide, and scaly. Shrub is deciduous, moderately floriferous, has an upright, open growth habit, and blooms May 11. lt is 3' high x 3' wide 17 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'K.D. Harris':  Synonym of 'Kenneth David Harris'. Initials are no longer permitted.

'Kenneth David Harris':  Elepidote. ('Sefton' x 'Purple Splendour'). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilled lobes are 3.1" across x 1.8" long; dark red (187A), deep reddish purple (77A), and dark purple (79A) in bud; opening to blend of deep purplish red (71A) and dark red (187B), with strong red (53D) throat and dark red (187A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 22 flowers is 6.7" wide. Leaves are acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.6" long x 1.8" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 4.5' high x 6' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'K.D. Harris')

'Lauri Lap':  Lepidote. (minus Carolinianum Group x lapponicum). H (c 1970), G, N, I, and REG (1992): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Widely funnel-shaped flowers, 1" across x 0.7" long with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are light violet (Nickerson 2.5P 7/7) with red spotting on central dorsal; calyx vestigial. Conical truss of 5-7 flowers is 2.4" wide x 1.6" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 1.6" long x 0.6" wide, and scaly. Shrub is very floriferous, has an upright, dense growth habit, holds leaves 2 years, and blooms May 11. It is 3.3' high x 1.7' wide c 20 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'Marchland':  Elepidote. (Unnamed seedlings derived mainly from fortunei and catawbiense). H (1985), G (1992), N, I, and REG (1992): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, 2.6" across x 1.8" long with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are deep purplish pink with dark red blotch on lighter ground; calyx absent. Conical truss of 15-20 flowers is 6" wide x 6" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.8" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is very floriferous, has an upright habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms May 29. It is 3' high x 3' wide 7 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F to -26F.

'Microtones':  Lepidote. ('Achiever' x 'Gable's Pioneer'). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 lobes are 1.6" across x 1" long; deep and moderate purplish pink (72D, 70D) in bud; opening to blend of light, very light, and very pale purple (75B, C, D), and deep purplish pink (72D); calyx absent. Truss of 5 flowers is 2" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 2" long x 1" wide, and scaly. Shrub is 6' high x 5.75' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'Mildred Cross':  Synonym of 'Aunt Mildred'. The word "Cross" is not permitted.

'Mind Power':  Elepidote. ['Tony's Gift' x ('Catalgla' x fortunei ssp. discolor)]. H (1976), 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; strong purplish red (72A) and strong reddish purple (72B) in bud, opening to blend of strong and light purple (77B, C, D) with very pale purple (69A) spotted dorsal flare; calyx absent. Truss of 16 flowers is 5.9" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.9" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 6' high x 6' wide 16 years from seed, and blooms early June. ['Tony's Gift' is unregistered name; H: A Shammarello, ('Catalgla' x 'Belle Heller'); G: Delp]

'Monaca Lad':  Elepidote. ('Catalgla' x 'Sappho'). H (1965): 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 3.1" across x 2.25" long; light and very pale purple (77C, D; 75D) in bud; opening to blend of light and very pale purple (77D, 75D) and white, with strong yellow green (144A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 5.9" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5" long x 1.75" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 5.1' high x 5' wide 27 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Calsap No 7')

'Morning Glory':  Elepidote. (Unnamed seedlings derived mainly from fortunei and catawbiense). H (1985), G (1992), N, I, and REG (1992): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, 2.5" across x 1.7" long with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are strong reddish purple (Nickerson 2.5RP 4/10) with a dark red blotch; calyx absent. Conical truss of 20 flowers is 4" wide x 4" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.2" long x 1.8" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is moderately floriferous, has an upright habit, holds its leaves 2 years, and blooms in May. It is 3' high x 3' wide 7 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F to -26F.

'Munchkin':  Synonym of 'Delp's Munchkin'. The name 'Munchkin' is already listed for an azalea.


Volume 47, Number 2
Spring 1993

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