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Volume 47, Number 3
Summer 1993

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American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry

        The following rhododendron and azalea names, submitted through the North American registrar, were approved and added to the International Rhododendron Register by the Royal Horticultural Society, serving as International Registration Authority for the genus Rhododendron.
        Color numbers refer to the RHS Colour Chart unless noted otherwise. Accompanying color names are taken from A Contribution toward Standardization of Color Names in Horticulture, R D Huse and K L Kelly, edited by D H Voss (ARS, 1984).
        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). 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.
        Synonyms are names 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.
        The following rhododendron and azalea names were processed through the North American registrar during the period November 1, 1992 to February 1, 1993.

'New Elegance':  Elepidote. ('Lodestar' x 'Rona Pink'). 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 5-lobed flowers are 3.3" across x 2.6" long;' strong and light purple (77B-D) in bud, opening to blend of light, very light, and very pale purple (75B-D) with strong greenish yellow (153B) dorsal spots; outside strong purple (77B); calyx absent. Truss of 21 flowers is 7.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 6" long x 2.6" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 6' high x 5' wide 17 years from seed, and blooms early June. ('Rona Pink': unregistered name of a Dexter hybrid; I: Tom Koenig)

'Nicandra Newman':  Elepidote. ('Anna' x 'Cotton Candy'). H (1970): Loyd Newcomb; G (1980), N, I (1991), and REG (1992): Loyd and Edna Newcomb, Snohomish, WA. Very fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers of medium heavy substance are 4.5" across x 2.5" long with 5-7 slightly frilled lobes; very pale purple (69A) edged deep purplish pink (73A) with prominent dark red (187A) throat and some deep purplish red (187D) speckling above the area of solid color; reverse light purplish pink (73C) with deep purplish pink (73A) rays on each lobe. Calyx is less than 0.1" long, grayish brown (166A). Ball-shaped truss of 12-14 flowers is 7" wide x 7" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5"-6.75" long x 2"-2.5" wide; glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, moderate yellow green (146C) below, and glabrous. Shrub has an upright and spreading, moderately open habit, holds leaves 2 years, and is very floriferous, blooming 5/15 to 6/1. It is 5' high x 6' wide 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -5°F and 0°F, respectively. (Code: N20G)

'Oakland':  Evergreen azalea. (Parentage unknown, probably kaempferi hybrid). Unidentified azalea purchased c 1935 by Nancy R Gartrell at roadside stand, Oakland, NJ; N: Robert D Gartrell, Wykoff, NJ; REG (1992): Donald H Voss, Vienna, VA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, 3(2) per bud, are 2.3" across x 1.8" long with 5 wavy-edged lobes, vivid purplish red (57D) with deep purplish red (59B) spotting on upper petals; strong yellow green (143C) calyx is 0.25" long. Leaves are flat, mucronate and acute (apex), cuneate (base), and slightly glossy with whitish appressed loriform hairs above and below, aging to slight yellowish color; petiole is hairy. Spring leaves are elliptic to ovate, 2.3" long x 1.1" wide; summer leaves are somewhat obovate, 1.1" long x 0.5" wide. Shrub is moderately floriferous, has an upright habit, and blooms first week of May. It is 8.3' high x 4'wide 20 years from a layer; plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F and -12°F, respectively.

'Pana':  Elepidote. ('Oh My!' x 'Red Brave'). H (1976), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 frilly-edged lobes are 2.4" across x 1.8" long; deep red (53A, 60A) and strong purplish red (60B-D) in bud, opening to shades of strong purplish red with some white in throat, and sparse deep greenish yellow (153A) dorsal spotting; calyx absent. Truss of 20 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 3.5" long x 2.25" wide, with woolly brown hairs below. Shrub is 4' high x 4' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June. ['Oh My!': unregistered name of a Delp hybrid from the cross (smirnowii x yakushimanum); 'Red Brave': unregistered name of a Pride hybrid, ('Mars' x 'America')]

'Pipsqueak':  Lepidote. ('Delp's Small Fry' x 'Hi Tech'). H (1985), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel- shaped 5-lobed flowers are 1.75" across x 1.5" long; dark purplish pink (186C) in bud, opening shades of light, very light, and very pale purple (75A-C; 76D) with light greenish yellow (1C) dorsal spots; calyx absent. The multi-bud truss of 8 flowers is 3.25" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 2.25" long x 1" wide, and scaly. Shrub is 3' high x 2.75' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'Quest':  Synonym of 'Delp's Quest'. 'Quest' is the registered name of a Glenn Dale azalea.

'Ras':  Elepidote. [brachycarpum x ('Calcutta' x 'Tahiti')]. H (1980), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel- shaped 5-lobed flowers are 2" across x 1.7" long; deep red (60A) and strong purplish red (60B-D) in bud, opening to blend of moderate, light, and pale purplish pink (62B-D) with pale greenish yellow (9D) throat and vivid yellow green (154A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 15 flowers is 5.1" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 3.75' high x 3.5' wide 12 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Red Dog':  Elepidote. ('Delp's Cindy Lou' x 'Captain Jack'). H (1976), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 2.2" across x 1.9" long; strong to dark red (46A, 183A) in bud, opening to blend of strong and deep red (46A, 53A) with dark red (187A) dorsal spots and yellowish white (158D) anthers; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 4.3" wide. Leaves are acute (apex) and rounded (base), 5.1" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 4' high x 3' wide 16 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Renee Shirey':  Elepidote. ('Caltwins', selfed). H (1985), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 2.75" across x 1.7" long; vivid purplish red (66A) to light purplish pink (68D) in bud, opening to blend of deep, strong, moderate, and light purplish pink (68A-D) with vivid yellow green (154A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and rounded (base), 4" long x 1.75" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 3.25' high x 3' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms early June. ['Caltwins': unregistered name for ('Catalgla' x 'Pink Twins')]

'Ritchie':  Elepidote. [('Catalgla' x 'Sappho'), 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 1.8" long; vivid purple (81A) in bud, opening very pale purple (76D) edged with vivid and strong purple (80A, B), with a deep purplish red (71A) dorsal flare and spotting; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 5" long x 2.1" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 4.25' high x 6' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Robby':  Lepidote. ('Achiever' x 'Mucram'). H (1971), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 lobes are 2" across x 1.4" long; light purplish pink (73C) and very pale purple (73D) in bud, opening white and very pale purple (73D) with strong yellow green (144B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 7 flowers is 3" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 2" long x 1" wide, and scaly. Shrub is 5' high x 5' wide 21 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'Rock Solid':  Elepidote. ('Delp's Cindy Lou' x 'Captain Jack'). H (1976), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 2.75" across x 2.4" long; strong purplish red (71B, C), strong reddish purple (72B, C), and deep purplish pink (72D) in bud; opening to blend of light purple (75A, B), strong and light purplish pink (73B, C), and very pale purple (73D), with strong greenish yellow (153C) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 19 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.6" long x 1.8" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 4.3' high x 4.4' wide 16 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Saver':  Elepidote. ('Sefton' x 'Purple Splendour'). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 frilled lobes are 2.6" across x 1.9" long; vivid purple (80A, 82A) in bud, opening to blend of vivid and strong purple (81A, 82A, 80B) with dark red (187A) dorsal spots; strong reddish orange (42B) in throat and extending part way up dorsal lobe; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.25" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 6' high x 5.75' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Scott Harris':  Elepidote. ('Blue Peter' x 'Ice Cube'). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel- shaped 5-lobed flowers are 2.2" across x 1.9" long; strong and light purple (77B-D) in bud, opening very light to very pale purple (75C, D) with moderate purplish red (64A) flare and dark red (187A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 4.7" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and rounded (base), 4.75" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 4' high x 6' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Sequim Sunset':  Elepidote. ('Redwax' x 'Spanish Lady'). H (1980): Morna Stockman; N: Harold Stockman; G (1991), I, and REG (1992): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 2.25" long, deep yellowish pink (46D,47C). Calyx is yellowish coral, 0.2" long. Lax truss of 13 flowers is 6" wide x 4" high. Leaves are oblanceolate, convex, cuspidate (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.25" long x 1" wide; matte, dark green above, with light tan woolly hairs on new growth. Shrub has a spreading, dense growth habit and is moderately floriferous, blooming late May. It is 2.7' high x 4.5' wide 12 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F and 30°F, respectively.

'Showdown':  Lepidote. ('Epoch' x 'Hi Tech'). H (1985), 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 1.4" long; vivid and strong reddish purple (78A, B) and light purple (78C) in bud, opening to moderate purplish pink (78D) and very pale purple (76D) with strong greenish yellow (151A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. The multi-bud truss of 8 flowers is 3" wide. Leaves are acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 1.75" long x 0.75" wide, and scaly. Shrub is 2.75' high x 2.75' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'Si Barnes':  Elepidote. [('Mrs. J.G. Millais' x 'La Bar's White') No 1 x ('Mrs. J.G. Millais' x 'La Bar's White') No 11]. H (1974): William Fetterhoff, Gibsonia, PA; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilled lobes are 2.5" across x 2.2" long; strong and vivid purplish red (67A, B) and deep, strong, and pale purplish pink (67C, D; 65D) in bud, opening white with strong greenish yellow (151A) and brilliant and light yellow (10A, B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 18 flowers is 6.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 6" long x 2.5" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 5.1' high x 5' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Sizzler':  Synonym of 'Delp's Sizzler'. The name 'Sizzler' is registered for an azalea.

'Small Fry':  Synonym of 'Delp's Small Fry'. The name 'Small Fry' is already listed for another clone.

'Smiley's Pinkadilly':  Elepidote. (oreodoxa var. fargesii x 'Riplet'). H (1965): Halfdan Lem, Seattle, WA; G (1975), I, and REG (1992): Loyd and Edna Newcomb; N: Nadine Shanti, all Snohomish, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance are 4.5" across x 3" long with 6-7 wavy-edged lobes; vivid red (57A) in bud, opening strong purplish red (63B) fading to light purplish pink (62C), tinged and edged strong purplish pink (68B), with three short deep purplish red (59B) marks in throat; reverse is vivid purplish red (57C). Calyx is less than 0.1" long, moderate orange yellow (165C). Dome-shaped truss of 5- 6 flowers is 6" wide x 4.5" high. Leaves are elliptic, slightly convex, mucronate (apex) and cuneate (base), 2"-5" long x 0.75"-l.75" wide; glossy, slightly bullate, moderate olive green (147A) above, moderate yellow green (148B) below, and glabrous. Shrub has upright, dense growth habit, holds leaves 2 years, and is very floriferous, blooming 3/15 to 4/1. It is 5' high x 7' wide 27 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -2°F and 2°F, respectively. (Code: L23S)

'Snappy':  Lepidote. ('Epoch' x 'Hi Tech'). H (1985), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 2.1" across x 1.6" long; dark purplish pink (186C) in bud, opening to blend of light, very light, and very pale purple (75B-D) with a little strong purplish red (60D) in throat; calyx absent. The multi-bud truss of 8 flowers is 3.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 2" long x 0.75" wide, and scaly. Shrub is 3' high x 3' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'Sonically Sound':  Elepidote. [('Sefton' x 'Purple Splendour') x ('Blue Peter' x 'Powell Glass')]. H (1979), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilled lobes are 3" across x 2" long; deep purplish red (71A) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (65D) heavily edged deep and strong purplish red (71A, B) with brilliant yellow green (154B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 10 flowers is 4.7" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 4.5' high x 4' wide 13 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Source Bank':  Elepidote. ('Delp's Cindy Lou' x 'Captain Jack'). H (1976), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 3" across x 2.5" long; dark and vivid red (59A, 57A) in bud, opening strong purplish red (64C) to deep purplish pink (64D) with a white flare and pale orange yellow (16D) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 22 flowers is 5.9" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 4.5" long x 2.3" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 4.3' high x 4.8' wide 16 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Station Square':  Elepidote. [brachycarpum x ('Great Lakes' x 'Sham's Juliet')]. H (1973), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 2.6" across x 2" long; strong purplish red (63A, B) and strong and light purplish pink (63C, D) in bud, opening moderate purplish pink (62B) with moderate reddish orange (173B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 17 flowers is 6.3" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and rounded (base), 4.5" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 4.5' high x 5' wide 19 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Sunnyview':  Elepidote. ('Candidissimum' x 'Slippery Rock'). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 2.5" across x 1.9" long; strong and light purple (77B-D) in bud, opening very pale purple (69D) edged with blend of deep reddish purple (77A) and strong and light purple (77B-D); pale greenish yellow (2D) flare and moderate yellow green (146C) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 16 flowers is 6" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.5" long x l.75" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 5' high x 4.75' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Survivor':  Elepidote. ('Mrs. C.S. Sargent' x fortunei). H (1971), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 3" across x 2.1" long; deep and strong purplish red (71A-D) in bud, opening to blend of strong purplish red (71D) and deep and moderate purplish pink (70C, D) with light olive (152B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 6.5" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and rounded (base), 5" long x 3" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 7' high x 5' wide 21 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Sweet Lulu':  Elepidote. ('Gosh Darn!' x 'Dead Ringer'). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Tubular funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 2.4" across x 1.7" long; deep pink (48A, B) and moderate red (47A) in bud, opening moderate yellowish pink (39C) with pale yellow (20D) throat and strong orange (26B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 6.7" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 2" long x 1" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 2.75' high x 2.5' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June. ['Dead Ringer' is unregistered name; H: E R Bahnson ('Phyllis Ballard' x 'Clark's White'); G: T L Ring}

'Tangy':  Elepidote. [maximum x ('Brookville' x 'Mary Garrison')]. H (1974), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 2.4" across x 2" long; blend of strong purplish red, deep purplish pink, strong pink, and strong purplish pink (54A-C; 55B) in bud; opening yellowish white (158D) edged strong and light purplish pink (55B, C) with light greenish yellow (3D) flare and dark greenish yellow (152C) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 5.1" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.5" long x 1.5" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 3.75' high x 3.5' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Tight End':  Elepidote. ['Ronald Otto Delp' x ('Harvest Moon' x 'Tee Cube')]. H (1983), 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; strong purplish red (72A) and strong reddish purple (72B, C) in bud, opening to blend of strong and light purple (77B-D) with deep purplish red (71A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 5.9" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.75" long x l.5" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 4' high x 3.75' wide 9 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Tols':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x catawbiense). H (1985): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV; G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 1.8" across x 1.7" long; vivid purplish red (66A) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (65D) edged vivid purplish red (66B); calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 5.1" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.2" long x 1.7" wide, with light tan hairs below. Shrub is 2.5' high x 4' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Tower of Power':  Elepidote. ('Doctor H.C. Dresselhuys', selfed). H (1947), G, I, and REG (1992): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 2.75" across x 2.4" long; vivid reddish purple (74A) in bud, opening vivid reddish purple (74B) with white flare and brilliant yellow green (154B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 18 flowers is 6.3" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 4" long x l.75" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 8' high x 8' wide 45 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Whirleybird':  Elepidote. ('Arthur Bedford' x 'Tee Cube'). H (1983): Jack Looye, St Catharines, Ontario; 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" long; strong reddish purple (78B) in bud, opening very pale purple (76C, D) edged light purple (76A) with strong greenish yellow (153B) and moderate purplish red (70A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 4" long x 1.75" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 3' high x 2.75' wide 9 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Winning One':  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 5-lobed flowers are 3" across x 2.1" long; moderate purplish red (186B) and dark purplish pink (186C) in bud, opening pale yellowish pink (36D) with light greenish yellow (4C) throat; outside is blend of bud colors; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 6" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and rounded (base), 4.5" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 3.1' high x 3' wide 17 years from seed, and blooms early June.

The following names have been registered for clones selected from Carlson's Postscript group of deciduous azaleas derived from hybrids of bakeri and arborescens (JARS, Vol 46, No 2); H, G, I (through Carlson's Gardens), and REG (1992): Bob and Jan Carlson, South Salem, NY. Descriptions are limited to flower color and date of bloom.

'A Fine Romance':  Bright pink, large yellow dorsal flare; mid to late July.

'After All':  White; mid to late July.

'Ain't She Sweet':  Light pink, deeper pink picotee edges and midribs, soft yellow flare on almost white ground on upper petals; fragrant; late June into July.

'Anything Goes':  Bright rose, faint orange flare; early June.

'But Always':  White flushed pale pink, light pink stripe on dorsal; fragrant; early to mid July.

'But Beautiful Too':  Very large white, partially petaloid; very fragrant; late June.

'Carlson's Moonlight Bay':  Creamy yellow, deeper yellow blotch; spicy fragrance; late June into early July.

'Carlson's Moonlight Serenade':  Soft salmon pink, creamy yellow undertones, large soft yellow flare; fragrant; mid June.

'Carlson's Moon Mist':  Light yellow, bright yellow flare; fragrant; late June into July.

'Carlson's Sophisticated Lady':  Light pink, blush white ribs, creamy flare, red stamens; fragrant; early July.

'Carlson's Tangerine':  Bright orange, most of dorsal and center of other petals slightly lighter; red stamens and pistil; early to mid July.

'Ciribiribin':  Deep cherry red, golden yellow flare edged rose; late June.

'Cocktails For Two':  Pink, golden yellow flare; early June.

'Creole Love Song':  Bright salmon pink, golden yellow flare; late June.

'Do It Again':  Shades of salmon pink, gold flare; slightly fragrant; late June into July.

'Dreamer's Holiday':  Light salmon-peach-pink, large golden flare; late June.

'Dream Lover':  Salmon pink, large golden yellow flare; late June.

'Dreams Come True':  Apricot-peach-pink, nearly buff yellow flare; fragrant; much of July.

'Echoes Of Spring':  Very light salmon pink, light golden flare; late June.

'Echoes Of You':  Bright pink, gold flare edged pink; fragrant; late June into July.

'Embraceable You': Light salmon pink, golden blotch; early to mid July.

'Exactly Like You': Bright rose red, large orange flare; late June.

'Eye Opener':  Salmon pink, yellow midribs, bright yellow flare; some fragrance; mid June.

'Falling In Love':  Blush pink, almost white with pink edging and midribs; very fragrant; late June into July.

'Fine And Dandy':  Bright hot pink, upper petal very pale pink; late June to mid July.

'Fine And Mellow':  Light salmon pink, large golden orange flare; late June.

'Get Happy':  Bright fluorescent pink, yellow flare; slightly fragrant; late June.

'Glad Rag Doll':  Large salmon pink, upper petal bright golden orange; late June.

'Good Ship Lollipop':  Bright rose pink, deeper pink veining; wide petals; very fragrant.

'Gypsy Love Song':  Bright rose pink, upper petal orange; early to mid July.

'Heart And Soul':  Medium pink, faint gold flare, deeper pink reverse midribs; very fragrant; early to mid July.

'Honey Love':  Buff yellow; bright yellow flare; reflexed petals; late June.

'Hot Times':  Bright rose pink, golden flare; slightly fragrant; late June into July.

'In Love Again':  Light salmon pink fading to buff yellow flushed salmon, prominent golden yellow flare, red stamens; fragrant; late June.

'In The Mood':  Light yellow, slightly deeper yellow flare; fragrant; late June.

T Remember April':  Shades of light pink, prominent yellow flare on lighter pink dorsal; late June into July.

'Isn't It Romantic':  Buff yellow flushed and veined soft peach pink; large bright golden yellow flare; some fragrance; June into July.

'It's Always You':  Pale pink, tipped and veined deeper pink; golden yellow flare; early through mid July.

'Kiss Me Again':  Bright pink, orange yellow flare; late June.

'Lady Marmalade':  Light yellow, brighter yellow flare; late June.

'Let's Dance':  Soft pink, upper petal light yellow; fragrant; mid to late June.

'Lovey Mine':  Pink, large golden flare, red stamens; fragrant; late June.

'Lush Life':  Bright salmon pink, golden orange blotch at base of yellow flare covering upper petal; late June.

'Makin' Whoopee':  Bright salmon pink, upper petal yellow with bright golden flare; late June to early July.

'Melody Of Love':  Bright pink, faint gold flare; fragrant; early June.

'Memories Of You':  Light apricot flushed peach pink at margins, upper petal golden yellow; early June.

'Mexicali Rose':  Vivid bright rose pink, orange flare; mid to late June.

'Million Dollar Baby':  Bright orange rose, large orange flare; late June.

'Mine Alone':  Deep rose, orange flare; mid to late June.

'Moon Dreams':  Large creamy yellow, big deeper yellow flare; late June.

'Moonlight Becomes You':  Pale apricot cream, lightly striped pink midribs, upper petal golden; fragrant; late June to early July.

'Moonlight Cocktail':  Buff yellow with peach undertones, large golden yellow flare; late June.

'Morning Air':  Pale blush pink aging nearly white, red pistil, pink stamens; fragrant; early to mid June.

'My Heart':  Bright orange red, faint orange flare; late June.

'My Old Flame':  Large salmon orange-red, orange flare; late June.

'Near You':  Bright pink, red stripe on reverse midribs; reflexed petal tips; early to mid June.

'Nick Of Time':  Bright pink, large yellow flare; very fragrant; late June.

'No Greater Thrill':  Soft pink, small golden orange flare, red stamens; fragrant; mid to late June.

'Ruby, My Dear':  Deep rose pink, upper petal bright orange; early to mid July.

'Salmon And Delilah':  Salmon pink, large yellow flare; late June.

'Salmon Chanted Evening':  Large salmon peach pink, golden yellow flare, reddish stamens; fragrant; late June into July.

'Satin Doll':  Large pink, golden flare; early July.

'Schaum Torte':  Cream tinged lemon yellow, deeper yellow flare; very fragrant; late June.

'Second Time Around':  Light pink, bright yellow flare edged creamy white and pink; early July.

'Shining So Bright':  Bright salmon pink, large soft golden flare with central pink stripe; early June.

'Sing, Sing, Sing':  Pale peach pink, large yellow flare; late June.

"S Marvelous':  Bright rose pink, upper petal orange; late June into July.

'Southern Nights':  Soft salmon pink with yellow-gold overtones, large golden flare; slight fragrance; late June.

'Star Dreams':  Flat-faced yellow cream, deeper yellow flare; some fragrance; late June into July.

'Stardust Melody':  Light pink with white midribs, light yellow flare edged pink; very fragrant; mid to late June.

'Such A Night':  Large light pink, large golden yellow flare, red stamens; late June.

'Sugar Candy':  Very bright rose pink, golden orange flare; late June.

'Summer Affair/:  Pale pink, faint yellow flare; early July.

'Summer Bouquet':  Pink, yellow flare; early to mid July.

'Summer Fancy':  Strong pink, yellow flare; late July.

'Summer Sachet':  Salmon pink, upper petal golden; fragrant; late June into early July.

'Sweet Memories': Large very soft pink, light golden flare; late June into July.

'S Wonderful':  Bright rose, faint golden orange flare; late June well into July.

'String Of Pearls'  White with faint yellow midribs, large bright golden yellow flare; fragrant; late June well into July.

'Tenderly':  Creamy light yellow, deeper yellow flare; early June.

'That Certain Feeling':  Very large light pink, soft yellow flare; late June into July.

'Them There Eyes':  Light salmon pink, large golden orange flare.

'Thou Swell':  Bright pink with deeper rose midribs, slight golden orange flare; fragrant; early to mid July.

'Till Then':  Pale pink, very slight yellow flare; late June well into July.

'Time After Time':  Salmon pink, upper petal orange; late June.

'Uncle Salmon':  Pale salmon pink, large golden yellow flare; mid June.

'What A Softy':  Pale orange shading peach, faint golden flare, ages peachy pink; mid June to July.

        The following names were approved and added to the International Rhododendron Register during the period February 1, 1993 to May 1, 1993.

'Beauty Stake':  Elepidote. ('Newport' F6). H (1960), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers with wavy margins are 3" across x 2" long; deep, strong, and vivid purplish red (71A; 61A-C) and deep purplish pink (61D) in bud, opening to blend of strong purplish red (72A), strong reddish purple (72B, C), and very pale purple (69D), with a (69D) flare and strong greenish yellow (151B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 17 flowers is 6.5" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 8' high x 8' wide 32 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Big Frill':  Elepidote. ('Scintillation' x degronianum ssp. heptamerum, Wada form). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 4" across x 2.75" long; moderate, light, and pale purplish pink (65A, B, D) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (65D) fading to white, with moderate red (180A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 7.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 4.75" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 2' high x 2' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Big Reward':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum, c.w. x 'Catalgla', green-eyed form). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 3.5" across x 2" long; strong purplish red (63A, B) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (65D); strong purplish red (63B) outside; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 7.5" wide. Leaves are acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.75" long x 1.5" wide, with woolly tan hairs below. Shrub is 3' high x 4.25' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Big Six':  Elepidote. ('Calsap' x 'Virginia Richards'). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 6-lobed flowers with wavy margins are 3" across x 1.8" long; dark red and moderate purplish pink (187A, 186D) in bud, opening very pale purple (69D) edged light purple (78C); calyx absent. Truss of 10 flowers is 4.75" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.6" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 5' high x 4.75' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Big Time':  Elepidote. ('Dexter's Honeydew' x degronianum ssp. heptamerum, Wada form). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 7-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 3.1" across x 2.1" long; strong and vivid purplish red (67A, B) in bud, opening very pale purple (75D) edged with blend of moderate, light, and deep purplish pink (74D, 73C, 70C); vivid reddish purple (74A) on reverse; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.75" long x 1.5" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 5' high x 5' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Blazer':  Elepidote. ('Delp's Cindy Lou' x 'Serenata'). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers with wavy margins are 2.25" across x 2.1" long; deep and strong purplish red (61A, B) in bud, opening strong purplish red (71B-D) with a white flare and moderate yellow green (146B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 18 flowers is 6" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and rounded (base), 5" long x 2.1" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 4.5' high x 5' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Blooper':  Elepidote. [('Catalgla' x 'Pink Twins') No 2 x 'Goody Goody']. H (1974), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers with wavy margins are 3" across x 2.1" long; light, very light, and very pale purple (75A-D) in bud, opening to blend of very light and very pale purple (75C, D) with brilliant yellow (20A) flare and moderate yellow green, brownish orange, and brilliant yellow (146C, 171B, 11A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 16 flowers is 6" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.75" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 3.5' high x 3.5' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Blowout':  Elepidote. ('Goody Goody' x 'Si Si'). H (1982), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 2.5" across x 1.75" long; strong purplish red (63A) in bud, opening to blend of strong, light, and pale purplish pink (63C, D; 65D); reverse strong purplish pink (63C); calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 5" wide. Leaves are acute (apex) and rounded (base), 5" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 3' high x 2.75' wide 10 years from seed, and blooms early June. ['SiSi': unregistered name of Delp hybrid from the cross (yakushimanum x 'Gold Mohur')]

'Bob Danik, Jr':  Synonym of 'Bob Danik, Junior'. Abbreviations are not permitted.

'Bob Danik, Junior':  Lepidote. ('Bob Danik', selfed). H (1979), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5- lobed flowers are 1.5" across x 1.2" long; deep, strong, and light purplish pink (73A-C) in bud, opening very pale purple (73D) and white; calyx absent. Multi-bud truss of 8 flowers is 3" 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 13 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'Bold Beauty':  Elepidote. ('Disca' x 'Mars'). H (1964), G, N, I, and REG (1993): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Slightly fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers are 3.75" across x 2.75" long with 5wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (64B) in bud, opening strong purplish pink (62A) with dorsal throat moderate purplish red (64A) to almost black. Calyx is light green, less than 0.1" long. Truss of 14-16 flowers is dome-shaped, 7" wide x 8" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, flat, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 7" long x 2" wide, and glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is very floriferous, upright, 7' high x 7' wide 25 years from seed, and blooms early June; plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F and -5°F, respectively.

'Brava':  Synonym of 'Bravissimo'. 'Brava' is too similar to the registered name 'Bravo'.

'Bravissimo':  Elepidote. ('Marquis of Waterford' x unnamed hybrid with brownish-red flowers, parentage unknown). H (1968), G, N, I, and REG (1993): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Widely funnel-shaped flowers are 2.75" across x 2" long with 5 smooth-edged lobes; strong purplish red (71C) in bud, opening to white center with vivid purplish red (67B) to deep purplish pink (67C) margins; brilliant yellow (13B) speckles on upper lobe. Very pale green calyx is less than 0.1" long. Truss of 20 flowers is tall dome-shaped, 5" wide x 6" high. Leaves are elliptic, slightly convex, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5" long x 2" wide, and glabrous; held 3-4 years. Shrub has spreading, dense habit, is 4.5' high x 6' wide 25 years from seed, and blooms early June; plant and bud hardy to at least -10°F and -5°F, respectively. (Synonym: 'Brava')

'Cappuccino':  Lepidote. [('Winter Lights' x 'Winter Lights')F2]. H (1985), G (1990), N, and REG (1993): William Moyles, Oakland, CA. Moderately fragrant, openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 3.1" across x 2" long; white with broad, vivid yellow (14B) markings in sinuses of upper lobe. Calyx is strong yellow green (145A), less than 0.2" long. Truss of 5 flowers is lax, 5.1" wide x 2.8" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, obtuse (apex) and cuneate (base), 2.4" long x 1.4" wide; moderate olive green (137B) above, grayish yellow green (191A) with dark reddish orange (173A) scales below; held 2-3 years. Shrub is very floriferous with dense, spreading habit, tending to be recumbent; 1.3' high x 3' wide 8 years from seed, and blooms mid to late February; plant and bud hardy to at least 15°F.

'Carl Shirey':  Lepidote. ('Epoch', selfed). H (1982), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 1.75" across x 1.4" long; strong reddish purple, deep and moderate purplish pink (70B-D) in bud, opening to blend of deep and moderate purplish pink (70C, D) and very pale purple (69D), with sparse moderate reddish orange (173B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 8 flowers is 3.75" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base),2.5" long x 1.25" wide, and scaly. Shrub is 2.75' high x 2.75' wide 10 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'Carte Blanche':  Elepidote. (brachycarpum x 'Bonfire'). H (1965), G, N, I, and REG (1993): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Openly funnel-shaped flowers are 2.5" across x 1.9" long with 5 frilly-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (64D) in bud, opening light purplish pink (62C) and aging to white with brilliant yellow (10A) spotting upper lobe; outside and margins retain color longer. Calyx is light green, less than 0.1" long. Truss of 18-20 flowers is dome-shaped, 5.5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.5"-5" long x 1.5"-2" wide, glossy and glabrous; held 2-3 years. Shrub is very floriferous with dense, upright habit; 8' high x 9' wide 25 years from seed, and blooms early June; plant and bud hardy to at least -15 F.

'Chatterbee':  Elepidote. ('Ben Moseley' x 'Besse Howells'). H (1970): Dr D L Hinerman, Ann Arbor, MI; G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Flat saucer-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 3.75" across x 2" long; deep to strong purplish red (71A-C) in bud, opening to a blend of strong purple (77B) and light purple (77C, D) with a very pale purple (75D) flare and dark red (187A, B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. The truss of 14 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.4" long x 2.1" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 5.5' high x 5.25' wide 22 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Chatterbee No 2')

'Crispy':  Elepidote. ('Oh My!', selfed). H (1968), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 2.75" across x 1.6" long; strong purplish red (72A), strong reddish purple (72B) and very pale purple (73D) in bud, opening very pale purple (73D) edged heavily with strong reddish purple (72C) and deep purplish pink (72D), with deep red (185A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 18 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex) and oblique (base), 5.2" long x 2.2" wide, with hairy tan indumentum. Shrub is 7' high x 5.25' wide 24 years from seed, and blooms early June. [Unregistered name 'Oh My!' is (smirnowii x yakushimanum)]

'Cynosure':  Elepidote. ('Essex Scarlet' x fortunei, Nearing's hardy selection). H (1959), G, N, I, and REG (1993): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Slightly fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance are 3"-3.75" across x 2.6" long with 5-7 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (63A) in bud, opening strong purplish pink (68B) at margins, shading rather abruptly to very pale purple (69B) center, with strong orange (25 A) speckled flare extending from throat to within 0.8" of edge of upper petal. Calyx is light green, less than 0.2" long. Truss of 10 flowers is dome- shaped, 7" wide x 7" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, slightly convex, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5"-6" long x 2" wide, glabrous above with sparse, minute glands below; held 2-3 years. Shrub is very floriferous with dense, spreading habit; 8' high x 9' wide 30 years from seed, and blooms late May; plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F.

'Doctor Tom Ring':  Elepidote. ('Fireman Jeff' x 'Anna Delp'). H (1981): Dr T L Ring, Bellaire, OH; G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 2.75" across x 2" long, hose-in-hose, with petals equal length both whorls; strong red (46A) in bud, opening vivid red (45A); green calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.5" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 4' high x 3.5' wide 11 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Tom Ring, M.D.')

'Fantasia':  Elepidote. ['Delp's Cindy Lou' x ('Catalgla' x 'Pink Twins') No 5]. H (1983), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are hose-in-hose, inner petals 2.25" across x 1.9" long; strong to light purplish pink (63C, D); calyx 1.7" long, colored as corolla. Truss of 14 flowers is 5.75" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.7" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 3.5' high x 3.5' wide 9 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Fantasia No 1')

'Frosted Emerald':  Elepidote. (R. x nikomontanum x 'Van Nes Sensation'). H (1968), G, N, I, and REG (1993): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Moderately fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers are 2.75" across x 2" long with 5 wavy to frilled lobes; strong purplish red (63B) shading to white tips in bud, opening white with vivid yellow (15A) spots on dorsal, and streaks of light purplish pink (62C) on reverse midribs. Calyx is light green, less than 0.1" long. Truss of 16 flowers is dome-shaped, 7" wide x 6.5" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5"-6" long x 2" wide, glossy and glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is very floriferous with dense habit, 4.5' high x 4.5' wide 25 years from seed, and blooms early May; plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F.

'Gary Huber':  Elepidote. ('Mount Siga', open pollinated). H (1967); G and I (1985, through Deer Run Nursery): Robert R Huber; N and REG (1993): Robert R and Helene Huber, Salford, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers are 3" across x 2" long with 5 wavy-edged lobes; moderate purplish red (186B) margins, c 0.5" wide, shading to moderate purplish pink (186D) throat; moderate purplish red (186A) spotting in upper throat; reverse (186B). Truss of 14 flowers is dome-shaped, 5" wide x 3" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.75" long x 2.25" wide; glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, moderate yellow green (148B) below, and glabrous; held 4 years. Shrub is rounded and well-branched, 3' high x 3' wide 7 years from cuttings, moderately floriferous, and blooms mid May; plant hardy to at least -10°F.

'Glamour Girl':  Synonym of 'Glamour Rose': The name 'Glamour Girl' is already in use.

'Glamour Rose':  Elepidote. ('Essex Scarlet' x fortunei, Nearing's hardy selection). H (1959), G, N, I, and REG (1993): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Openly to widely funnel-shaped flowers are 4" across x 2.75" long with (6)-7 deeply cut smooth-edged lobes; strong purplish red (67A) in bud, opening very pale pink covered with network of fine veins deep purplish pink (68A) to strong purplish pink (67D, 68B), paler at margins; deep red (60A) to strong purplish red (60B) throat with dorsal spotting of same color extending to within 0.4" of margin and spreading to adjacent lobes; two dark red (59A) streaks on dorsal; outside strong to vivid purplish red (67D, 68B) with lighter margins. Calyx is light greenish tan, less than 0.4" long. Truss of 12-14 flowers is conical, 5.75" wide x 6" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic with slightly wavy margins, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5"-6" long x 2" wide, and glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is very floriferous with upright habit, 6.5' high x 6.5' wide 30 years from seed, and blooms late May; plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F and 0°F, respectively. (Synonym: 'Glamour Girl')

'Gulf Ray':  Evergreen azalea. (Selection from indicum). S (1980): Ray Dean, Sun Ray Nursery, Agricola, MS; R (since mid 1950s): Mrs M F Wilburn, near Agricola, MS; I: Adolph J Laische, Jr, Lester A Estes, Jr, and Sidney McDaniel, all MS State University; N (1992) and REG (1993): Adolph J Laiche, Jr. Flowers are openly funnel-shaped with 5 smooth-edged lobes, 2.4"-3" wide x 1.4"-2.75" long; strong pink (54C) with strong red (47B) spotting on upper lobe and parts of adjacent lobes. Green calyx is less than 0.1" long. Leaves are elliptic, lanceolate and oblanceolate; acute to broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 0.8"-3.1" long x 0.4"-0.9" wide; matte green and hairy above; green to brownish green with discrete hairs below, white aging to brown. Shrub has prostrate, weeping growth habit, is 1' high x 4' wide 2.25 years from cutting, very floriferous, and blooms March to April; plant hardy to at least 15°F to 20°F.

'Her Majesty':  Synonym of 'Your Majesty'. 'Her Majesty' is a registered name listed in the 1958 International Register.

'Heirloom':  Synonym of 'Soft Harmony'. 'Heirloom' is the registered name of a Back Acres azalea.

'Highland Flynn':  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, 2.8" across x 1.6" long with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are strong reddish purple (Nickerson 2.5RP 5/10) with a dark red blotch; calyx lacking. Conical truss of c 10 flowers is 6" wide x 6" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 3.8" long x 1.8" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is moderately 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 -20°F to -26'F.

'Indian River':  Elepidote. ['Besse Howells' x Delp's ('Delp's Cindy Lou' x 'Captain Jack') No 5]. H: D L Hinerman, MD, Ann Arbor, MI; G (1986), N, and REG (1993): Thomas L Ring, M.D., Bellaire, OH; I: Mowbray Gardens, Cincinnati, OH. Widely funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 2.25" across x 2.5" long; strong pink (50C) in bud, opening deep purplish pink(58D) with a strong purplish red (58C) to brownish orange (166C) spotted flare; calyx negligible. Dome-shaped truss of 19 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are elliptic, concave, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); matte green, bullate, and glabrous. Shrub is very floriferous with spreading, slightly open habit, 3' high x 3.5' wide 8 years from seed, and blooms about May 10; plant and bud hardy to at least -25°F.

'Jan Kamholtz':  Elepidote. ('Lady Annette de Trafford' x 'Disca'). H (1965), G, N, I, and REG (1993): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance are 3.5" across x 2.5" long with 5-6 frilled lobes and some variable petaloid stamens; strong purplish red (63A) in bud, opening light purplish pink (62C) shading to strong purplish pink (62A) margins; reverse strong purplish red (63B). Calyx is light green, less than 0.1" long. Truss of 10-12 flowers is dome-shaped, 6" wide x 5" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5.5"-6" long x 2" wide, glabrous; held 3 years. Shrub is very floriferous with upright, vase-shaped habit; 5.5' high x 5' wide 25 years from seed, and blooms early June; plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F and -5°F, respectively.

'John Francis':  Evergreen azalea. ('Hino-Crimson', open pollinated). H (1980); G (1984), I (1985), and REG (1993): William L Clagett, Derwood, MD. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with wavy margins have 10 lobes (5/whorl), and are 1.7" across x 1.2" long; strong reddish purple (70B); green calyx absent. Truss of 3 flowers is 2.75" wide x 1.4" high. Leaves are obovate, convex, obtuse (apex), cuneate (base); 0.8" long x 0.5" wide; glossy, moderate olive green (146A) above, with discrete hairs below; fall foliage color bronze to purple. Shrub is very floriferous, has an upright and spreading dense growth habit, and blooms late May. It is 2' high x 3' wide 12 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F. (Several awards beginning 1985, Brookside Chapter, Azalea Society of America)

'Joseph Kreisell':  Elepidote. ('Mrs. R.S. Holford' x unnamed hybrid with brownish-red flowers, parentage unknown). H (1968), G, N, I, and REG (1993): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Widely funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance are 3.25" across x 2.25" long with 5 smooth to wavy-edged re-curved lobes; deep purplish pink (68A) margins shading through strong and moderate purplish pink (68B, C) to white throat; prominent moderate purplish red (64A) dorsal spots, echoed faintly on other lobes; reverse darker at midribs and margins. Calyx is tan, star-shaped, less than 0.4" long. Truss of 12-15 flowers is dome-shaped, 5.25" wide x 5" high. Leaves are elliptic, concave, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5"-6" long x 2.25" wide, glossy and glabrous; held 3 years. Shrub is very floriferous with spreading, dense habit; 3.5' high x 5' wide 25 years from seed, and blooms mid May; plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F and -5°F, respectively.

'Joyous':  Synonym of 'Joyous Song'. 'Joyous' is the name of a Swarthmore-Tyler hybrid.

'Joyous Song':  Elepidote. ('Marquis of Waterford' x unnamed hybrid with brownish-red flowers, parentage unknown). H (1968), G, N, I, and REG (1993): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Openly funnel-shaped flowers are 2.5" across x 1.75" long with 5 wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (73A) in bud, opening deep purplish pink (72D) at edges, shading to lighter center with moderate yellow (161A) spotting on upper lobe; outside (72D). Light green calyx is less than 0.1" long. Truss of 14-15 flowers is dome-shaped, 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.5"-2" wide, and glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub has spreading habit, is 4' high x 5' wide 25 years from seed, and blooms late May; plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F and -10°F, respectively. (Synonym: 'Joyous')

'Julian Pot':  Elepidote. (One parent was 'Prince Camille de Rohan'). H (probably late 1970s) and G: Julian Pot, Chesterland, OH; N and REG (1993): Study Group, Great Lakes Chapter, ARS; described by Thomas L Ring, M.D., Bellaire, OH. Slightly fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers with 6 smooth-edged lobes are 3.25" across x 3.25" long; moderate purplish pink (62B) with dark red (59A) flare in throat; pink calyx is less than 0.1" long. Dome-shaped truss of 14 flowers is 7" wide x 5.5" high. Leaves are elliptic, convex, broadly acute (apex), oblique (base), glossy and glabrous. Shrub is moderately floriferous, 5' high x 4' wide 10 years from cutting, and blooms early to mid May; plant and bud hardy to at least -25°F and -15°F, respectively.

'June Celebration':  Elepidote. ('Disca' x 'Graf Zeppelin'). H (1966), G, N, I, and REG (1993): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Slightly fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers are 3.5"-4" across x 2.75" long with 5 wavy to frilled lobes; moderate purplish pink (65A) in bud, opening light purplish pink (65B) with dorsal fading to greenish yellow throat; very faint speckles of moderate purplish pink (65A) on all lobes. Calyx is light green, less than 0.1" long. Truss of 10-12 flowers is dome-shaped, 7" wide x 7" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 6" long x 2" wide, glabrous; held 3 years. Shrub is very floriferous with spreading, dense habit; 3' high x 4.5' wide 25 years from seed, and blooms early June; plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F and -5°F, respectively.

'June Festival':  Elepidote. (fortunei ssp. discolor hybrid). British hybrid, either unnamed or name unknown; I (USA, cl950): Roland de-Wilde, Rhodo-Lakes Nursery, Bridgeton, NJ; N and REG (1993): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Openly funnel-shaped flowers are 3.25" across x 2.25" long with (5)-6-(7) smooth-edged lobes; vivid purplish red (67B) in bud, opening very pale purple (69B) with moderate purplish red (59C) speckles on two upper lobes to within c 0.5" of edge; outside base and ribs are vivid to deep purplish red (67B, C). Calyx is light green to tan, less than 0.1" long. Truss of 15-18 flowers is dome-shaped, 6" wide x 5" high. Leaves are lanceolate, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5"-6" long x 1.5"-2" wide, glabrous; held 2-3 years. Shrub is spreading with open habit; 7' high x 9' wide 40+ years from cutting; blooms early June; plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F and -5°F, respectively.

'Lady Fair':  Elepidote. ('Lady Annette de Trafford' x 'Disca'). H (1965), G, N, I, and REG (1993): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Openly funnel-shaped flowers are 2.75" across x 1.9" long with 5 frilled lobes; moderate purplish pink (66D) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (65C, D) with yellow dorsal throat; speckled dorsal flare shading from deep yellowish pink (43C) at base to vivid yellow (12A). Very pale green calyx is less than 0.1" long. Truss of 10 flowers is tall dome-shaped, 5" wide x 5.5" high. Leaves are elliptic, 5" long x 2" wide, and glabrous; held 2-3 years. Shrub is upright, 6' high x 5' wide 25 years from seed, and blooms early June; plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F and 0°F, respectively.

'Largesse':  Synonym of 'Noblesse'. 'Largesse' is the registered name of a Back Acres azalea.

'Lawrence':  Vireya. (lochiae x pseuaonitens, New Guinea Forestry Dept 36830). H (1975), R (1980), N, I (1982), and REG (1993): Peter Sullivan, San Francisco, CA. Long tubular funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy, retuse lobes are 1.75" across x 1.5" long overall, with the tube itself c 0.4"-0.5" wide x 1" long; typical red color of lochiae. Truss of 5-7 flowers is lax, 5.5" wide x 2" high. Red calyx is minute. Leaves are obovate, flat, broadly acute and mucronate (apex), cuneate (base); glabrous with dull sheen above, scales below, green tinted red, aging to green; held 4-6 years. Shrub is upright, vigorous, open growth habit; 8' high x 5' wide, 17 years from seed; very floriferous; blooms February to June; plant hardy to at least 25°F.

'Mahogany Leaf:  Elepidote. ('Catalgla' x 'Pink Twins'). H (1973): M W Michener, Franklin, PA; G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 2.6" across x 1.9" long; strong purplish red (71B-D) and moderate purplish pink (70D) in bud, opening to blend of strong reddish purple (70B) and deep, moderate, and pale purplish pink (70C, D; 65C, D) with a white flare and sparse light olive (152A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 4.25" long x 2" wide, and glabrous. Shrub is 7' high x 6' wide 19 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Noblesse':  Elepidote. ('Marquis of Waterford' x unnamed hybrid with brownish-red flowers, parentage unknown). H (1968), G, N, I, and REG (1993): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Openly funnel-shaped flowers are 2.75" across x 2.25" long with 5 wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish red (61A) in bud, opening strong purplish red (64C) at margins, shading to pale purplish pink (65D) center; strong orange yellow (163B) spotting on dorsal lobe. Very light green calyx is less than 0.1" long. Truss of 12-16 flowers is tall dome- shaped, 5.5" wide x 6" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5" long x 2" wide, and glabrous; held 2-3 years. Shrub is upright with dense growth habit, very floriferous, 4.5' high x 6' wide 25 years from seed, and blooms late May to early June; plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F. (Synonym: 'Largesse')

'Odalisk':  Elepidote. ('Essex Scarlet' x fortunei, Nearing's hardy selection). H (1959), G, N, I, and REG (1993): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Widely funnel-shaped flowers are 3" across x 2.5" long with (6)-7 re-curved slightly wavy to smooth-edged lobes, and 10 vestigial stamens; vivid purplish red (57B) in bud, opening strong reddish purple (72C) at margins shading to nearly white at midribs, with two greenish yellow (5A) spotted flares on dorsal, and (72C) freckles on all lobes; reverse deep purplish pink (67C), slightly darker at midribs. Light green calyx is less than 0.1" long. Truss of 10-12 flowers is dome-shaped, 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4" long x 1.5" wide, and glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is spreading, 3.5' high x 5' wide 30 years from seed, very floriferous, and blooms late May; plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F and -10°F, respectively.

'Passing Fancy':  Elepidote. (catawbiense ['Catalgla'?] hybrid). H (1954): Joseph B Gable, Stewartstown, PA; G, N, I, and REG (1993): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Moderately fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers are 2.75" across x 2" long with (5)-6 smooth-edged lobes; white in bud, opening white with brilliant greenish yellow (1B) spotting on lower half of dorsal. Calyx is light green, less than 0.1" long. Truss of 12-13 flowers is dome-shaped, 6" wide x 5.5" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5" long x 2" wide, glabrous; held 2-3 years. Shrub is upright and spreading with dense habit; 8' high x 8' wide 35 years from seed, and blooms mid May; plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F.

'Pauline Emelia':  Deciduous azalea. (Parents unknown. ARS Seed Lot 81-1255, Knap Hill strain, prize winners). H (1980): David A Reeder, Clarksville, MD; R (1985), I, N, and REG (1993): Francis Raughley, Wilmington, DE. Slightly fragrant flowers are tubular funnel-shaped, 5-lobed with frilled margins, 1" wide x 2.25" long; yellowish white (155D) tinged strong purplish pink (62A) at edges, with a solid color blotch of vivid yellow (15A). Moderate yellow green (138C) calyx is less than 0.2" long. Dome-shaped truss of 12-15 flowers is 5" wide x 4.25" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5.25" long x 2.1" wide; bullate with discrete colorless hairs above and below; moderate yellowish green (138A) above, moderate yellow green (137C) below; petiole is hairy. Shrub has upright habit, is 6.25' high x 4.5' wide 11 years from seed, very floriferous, and blooms May 15; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. (Awarded ARS Seed Exchange Trophy at Valley Forge-Greater Philadelphia truss show, 1989)

'Phillip Shapiro':  Elepidote. ('Purple Splendour' x R. x nikomontanum). H (1966), G, N, I, and REG (1993): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Openly funnel-shaped flowers are 2.75" across x 2" long with 5 wavy to frilled lobes; vivid purplish red (67B) in bud, opening light purple (77D) at margins, shading to very pale purple (76D) center, with prominent moderate purplish red (59C) dorsal spotting; reverse is very pale purple (76C) with light purple (75B) midribs. Calyx is light green, less than 0.1" long. Truss of 17-19 flowers is dome-shaped, 6" wide x 5" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, convex, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 6" long x 2" wide, glossy, dark green, glabrous, and leathery; held 3 years. Shrub is very floriferous with spreading, dense habit; 3.5' high x 5.5' wide 25 years from seed, and blooms late May; plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F and -10°F, respectively.

'Red Yard':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (1930s): Charles O Dexter, Sandwich, MA; G: Richard Schwoebel, Ardmore, PA; N and I (c 1950): Roland deWilde, Rhodo-Lakes Nursery, Bridgeton, NJ; REG (1993): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Widely funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance are 3.5" across x 2.25" long with (6)-7 wavy to slightly frilled lobes; strong purplish pink (68B) margins, c 0.5" wide, shading through very pale purple (69A) to nearly white throat, with two brilliant greenish yellow (1B) spotted flares in dorsal throat; reverse is very pale purple (73D) with strong purplish pink (68B) midribs. Calyx is light green, less than 0.1" long. Truss of 11 flowers is dome-shaped, 6" wide x 5.5" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex) and cuneate (base), 5"-6" long x 2.5" wide, glabrous; held 2-3 years. Shrub is spreading with dense habit; 5' high x 6' wide 40 years from cutting, with drastic pruning; blooms mid May; plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F and -5°F, respectively.

'Rhody Run':  Synonym of 'Highland Flynn'. ("Rhody" is not permitted.)

(The current list of registered plant names will be continued in the Autumn Journal.)


Volume 47, Number 3
Summer 1993

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