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Volume 48, Number 1
Winter 1994

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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 first group of names completes the Autumn 1993 Supplement, which was begun in the previous issue.

'Bundle Of Joy':  Elepidote. [Shammarello's 'Rocket' x (selected yakushimanum x yakushimanum, Exbury form)]. H (1981), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 3.5" across x 2.25" long; brilliant, light, and pale greenish yellow (1B-D) and strong yellowish pink (37B) in bud, opening to shades of pale yellow green (157B, C) with light yellow green (154D) throat, and brilliant and strong yellow green (154C, 144B) dorsal spots on three upper lobes; calyx absent. Truss of 10 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4" x 1.5", with woolly brown hairs below. Shrub is 3' high x 4' wide 11 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Captive Color':  Elepidote. ('Delp's Cindy Lou' x 'El Shaddai'). H (1980), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped hose-in-hose flowers, with 5 frilled lobes/whorl, are 2.5" across x 1.8" long; deep purplish red (71A) in bud, opening to blend of strong purplish red (71B-D) and moderate purplish pink (70D); green calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 6" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4.5" x 2.25", and glabrous. Shrub is 4.2' high x 4' wide 12 years from seed, and blooms early June; hardy to at least -20F. ('El Shaddai': unregistered name = ['Catalgla' x 'Pink Twins'])

'Celebrity':  Synonym of 'Delp's Celebrity'. The name 'Celebrity' is already in use.

'Chipper':  Elepidote. {[(smirnowii x yakushimanum) x aureum] x 'Robert Weldon'}. H (1984), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 frilled lobes are 2.75" across x 2.6" long; moderate and strong purplish red (64A-C) and pale purplish pink (62D) in bud, opening yellowish white (158D) with pale greenish yellow (2D) and moderate red (181A) in throat; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 7" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), cuneate (base), 3.5" x 1.25", with brown hairs below. Shrub is 2.5' high x 2.5' wide 8 years from seed, and blooms early June. ('Robert Weldon': unregistered name = ['Weldy' x 'Serendipity'])

'Colorburst':  Elepidote. ['Nova Zembla' x (strigillosum x 'Essex Scarlet')]. H (1987): Jack Looye, St Catharines, Ontario; G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 2.5" across x 2.1" long; deep and dark red (53A, 59A) in bud, opening to blend of deep and strong red and strong purplish red (53A, B; 60A, B) with dark red (187A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 10 flowers is 4" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 5" x 1.5", and glabrous. Shrub is 1.5' high x 1' wide 5 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Contempo':  Elepidote. ('Vinecrest' x 'Mitch'). H (1985): Al W Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 6-lobed flowers with wavy margins are 2.6" across x 1.9" long; deep, strong, and pale pink (48B-D; 49D) in bud, opening yellowish white (158D), with strong greenish yellow (151A) throat; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 4.7" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4" x 1.25", and glabrous. Shrub is 2.75' high x 2.75' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms early June. ('Mitch': unregistered name = [(yakushimanum x 'Delp's Cindy Lou') x ('Koichiro Wada' x 'Henrietta Sargent')])

'Cool Trend':  Elepidote. (white-flowered maximum x 'Buttermint'). H (1986): T L Ring, M.D., Bellaire, OH; G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 2.25" across x 1.7" long; light greenish yellow and pale yellow green (4C, D) with some strong red and deep yellowish pink (47B, C) in bud, opening white with sparse moderate red (47A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 4.5" wide. Leaves are acute (apex), rounded (base), 4" x 1.75", and glabrous. Shrub is 2' high x 2' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms late June.

'Cuddles':  Lepidote. (minus Carolinianum Group, Burns yellow selection x 'Delp's Sparkle'). H (1987), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 2" across x 1.25" long; strong purplish pink (62A) in bud, opening to blend of strong, moderate, light, and pale purplish pink (62A-D) with strong yellow (153D) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 8 flowers is 3" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 3" x 1.25", and scaly. Shrub is 2' high x 1.75' wide 5 years from seed, and blooms mid May. ('Delp's Sparkle': unregistered name = [dauricum, dwarf form x ('Gable's Pioneer' x pink-flowered mucronulatum)])

'Delp's Celebrity':  Elepidote. ('Weldy' x 'Fiery Orange'). H (1988): T L Ring, M.D., Bellaire, OH; G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 3" across x 2.5" long; deep and strong red (53A-C) in bud, opening to blend of deep, strong, and pale pink (48A-C, 49D) with brilliant and light yellow (11A, B) throat; calyx absent. Truss of 10 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), cuneate (base), 4.25" x 1.5", and glabrous. Shrub is 1.25' high x 1.25' wide 5 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Celebrity')

'Delp's Gold Dust':  Elepidote. ('Candy Man' x 'Sultry Peach'). H (1982), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers are 3.5" across x 2.5" long; vivid and brilliant greenish yellow (2A, B) in bud, opening brilliant and light greenish yellow (3B, C) with moderate red (47A) throat, and dorsal spots of vivid yellow green and moderate red (154A, 47A); calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 6.3" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4" x 1.75", and glabrous. Shrub is 2' high x 1.5' wide 4 years from cutting, and blooms early June. (Unregistered names 'Candy Man' and 'Sultry Peach' = [aureum x 'Dead Ringer'] No 2-85 and No 1-85, respectively. 'Dead Ringer' = ['Phyllis Ballard' x 'Clark's White'])

'Dusty Apricot':  Elepidote. [('Vinecrest' x 'Marypat') x 'Fiery Orange']. H (1987): Al W Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 1.75" across x 1.6" long; strong brown (172A) in bud, opening brilliant and light greenish yellow (5B-D) edged with blend of strong brown, dark reddish orange, and brownish orange (172A-C); calyx absent. Truss of 10 flowers is 4.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), rounded (base), 3" x 1.5", and glabrous. Shrub is 2' high x 1.75' wide 5 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Unregistered name 'Marypat' = [(brachycarpum x 'Crest') No 3 x 'Monte Carlo'])

'Dynarim':  Elepidote. ('Midsummer' x Delp's selected red-flowered catawbiense). H (1985): Al W Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2" across x 1.7" long; blend of deep red (60A, 53A) and strong purplish red (60B) in bud, opening white, heavily edged strong purplish red (60D), with dark red (59A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 5.1" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), cuneate (base), 3" x 1.5", and glabrous. Shrub is 3' high x 2.75' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Feedback': Elepidote. ('Sefton', selfed). H (1984), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 2" across x 1.5" long; dark red (59A) and deep purplish red (59B) in bud, opening to blend of moderate and strong purplish red (59C, D; 64A, B) and very pale purple (69D) with deep greenish yellow (153A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 21 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), rounded (base), 5" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 3.25' high x 3' wide 8 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Flame Glow':  Elepidote. ['Midsummer' x ('Midsummer' x 'Adele's Yellow') No 2]. H (1980), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 1.8" across x 1.6" long; dark and deep red (59A, 60A), and deep, moderate, and strong purplish red (59B, C; 60B) in bud, opening to blend of vivid purplish red (66A, B) and deep, moderate, and pale purplish pink (66B, C; 65C), with brilliant greenish yellow (2B) flare and light olive (152A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 18 flowers is 4" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 5" x 1.75", and glabrous. Shrub is 3.5' high x 3.5' wide 12 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Flippant':  Elepidote. ('Delp's Cindy Lou' x 'Serenata'). H (1980), G, I, and REG (1993): 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; deep and strong purplish red (61A, B) in bud, opening to blend of deep, strong, and light purplish pink, very pale purple, and strong purplish red (73A-D; 71D), with strong yellow green (144B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 16 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4.5" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 3.5' high x 3.25' wide 12 years from seed, and blooms early June.

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

'Adrie Schipper':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Mrs. Horace Fogg'). H (1968): H L Larson, Tacoma, WA; G, N, I, and REG (1993): Evelyn Weesjes, Sidney, BC. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 2.25" long; strong purplish pink (55B) fading to pale purplish pink (55D); vivid red (52A) throat; calyx minute. Ball-shaped truss of 9-11 flowers is 6" wide x 4.5" high. Leaves are 4.5" x 1.3", oblanceolate with wavy margins, acute (apex), cuneate (base); dull, medium green and glabrous above, with thin, felt-like hairs below, light tan aging to tan; held 2 years. Shrub is spreading and very floriferous; 4' high x 7' wide 24 years from seed; blooms early May; plant hardy to at least 10°F.

'Allen Johnson':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum, Exbury form x 'Lem's Cameo'). H (1975), G (1985), and I (1992): Allen P Johnson, Port Orchard, WA; N and REG (1993): Gwen Bell, Seattle, WA. Slightly fragrant, tubular campanulate flowers with 5-6 wavy-edged lobes are 2.75" across x 1.6" long; pale orange yellow (159C), flushed yellow on upper lobes, with 0.5" wide pale pink (49D) margins and two small flares of tiny red spots; outside has moderate purplish pink (54) central longitudinal stripe on each lobe; calyx 0.4", white. Dome-shaped truss of 17 flowers is 5" wide x 4.75" high. Leaves are 2.75" x 1.25", elliptic, convex, broadly acute (apex), oblique (base); dull, moderate olive green (147A) above, shaded moderate reddish brown (175A) when young; light olive brown (199B) below with sparse hairy indumentum, easily rubbed off, buff aging to brownish; held 3 years. Shrub is spreading with dense growth habit; very floriferous; 2' high x 3.5' wide 16 years from seed; blooms in May; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F.

'Anna Banana':  Elepidote. ('Vinecrest' x 'Hearts Desire'). H (1987): A W Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 2.25" across x 1.7" long; blend of strong red, deep yellowish pink, deep pink (47B-D) and pale yellow green (4D) in bud, opening pale greenish yellow (2D) with sparse strong yellow green (144C) dorsal spots and strong yellow green (144A, B) and dark reddish orange (173A) specks in throat; calyx absent. Truss of 13 flowers is 4" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), rounded (base), 3" x 1.5", and glabrous. Shrub is 2.75' high x 2.5' wide 5 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Unregistered name 'Hearts Desire': ['Mrs. A.T. de la Mare' x 'Britannia'])

'Appalachian Spring':  Deciduous azalea. (White-flowered periclymenoides). Seedling collected wild North Carolina; purchased (c 1957) and R: Mrs. Priscilla Caldwell, Brevard, NC; N, I, and REG (1993): Southeastern Chapter, ARS; described by Velma Haag, Brevard, NC, and Evelyn and James Woods, Columbia, NC. Long tubular funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 1.75" across x 1.25" long; white with pink tip in bud, opening clear white, with 5 curved, white stamens, three times as long as tube; calyx less than 0.1", bright green, ciliate. Leaves are 1.5"-2.5" x 0.5"-l", narrowly elliptic to ovate, flat, acute (apex), cuneate (base); bright green and glabrous above, with discrete white hairs at margins and midvein below. Shrub is upright, stoloniferous, and very floriferous; 5' high x 4' wide 10 years from cutting; blooms April to May; plant and bud hardy to at least -25F and 0F, respectively.

'Barbara McKeever':  Evergreen azalea. ('Pocono Pink' x 'Sherbrook'). H (1988), G (1991), N, and REG (1993): Joseph R McKeever; to be I: Shoestring Azalea Nursery; described by Barbara McKeever; all Richmond, VA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 smooth-edged lobes are 2.75" across x 1.75" long; deep purplish pink (68A) throughout, with slightly darker pink at outer edge of petals; large, dark wine colored, spotted blotch on dorsal lobe, extending to adjacent lobes; calyx 0.9", light green. Leaves are 1.5" x 0.75", elliptic, flat, acute (apex), oblique (base); semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137B) above; moderate yellow green (138B) below; with discrete, medium red hairs below, aging to medium brown; held 2 years; petiole c 0.2", light green, hairy. Shrub is upright with open growth habit; very floriferous; 1.8' high x 2.4' wide 4.5 years from seed; blooms April 20; plant and bud hardy to at least 9°F. (Code: S-89-C-3-(7))

'Bea MacDonald':  Elepidote. (fortunei hybrid, Dexter R460 x 'Margaret Dunn'). H (1959-67): Jack Cowles, Wellesley, MA; G: Heritage Plantation, Sandwich, MA; S: Bea MacDonald; N, I, and REG (1993): Sandwich Club, ARS; described by Bea MacDonald and Bob Hickey, Sandwich, MA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers, 6-7 lobed with crinkled margins, are 3.1" across x 2.25" long; light orange yellow (22D) with 0.25" edging of strong pink (48C, D) and a significant red-brown flare (garden effect of buds is orange; flowers, peach-orange); minute calyx. Lax truss of 7-9 flowers is 5.9"-6.3" wide x 4" high. Leaves are narrowly elliptic, broadly acute (apex), rounded (base); dull green and glabrous. Shrub is very floriferous alternate years in deep shade, with spreading, dense habit; 4' high x 7' wide c 20 years from seed; blooms early midseason; plant and bud hardy to at least -5°F. (Codes: HE(EC) 83-85; MA Chap P4M 3257)

'Bee McBee':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (c l975), G, N, I (through Rhody Run Nursery), and REG (1993): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.4"-3.1" across x 2.2"-2.4" long; strong reddish purple (Nickerson 2.5RP 4/10) fading to pale purplish pink (2.5RP 9/2) in center, with strong yellow green (2.5GY 6/8) blotch; calyx yellowish green, 0.1". Dome-shaped truss of 15 flowers is 6.3" wide x 4" high. Leaves are 5.5"-5.9" x 2"-2.4", narrowly elliptic, acute (apex), rounded (base); hairless. Shrub is moderately floriferous with upright habit; 5.6' high x 4.6' wide c l8 years from seed; blooms late May; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F and -10F, respectively.

'Belva's Joy':  Elepidote. ('Noyo Brave' x 'Elizabeth'). H (1982): Cecil Smith, Newberg OR; ARS Seed Exchange, Lot 83-1050; G (1988), N, I (through Sanders Nursery), and REG (1993): Merle Sanders, Roseburg, OR. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 2" long; strong red (45D), non-fading; calyx lacking. Flat truss of 15-20 flowers is 6" wide x 4" high. Leaves are 3.5" x 1", oblanceolate, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); glossy, dark green above, with felt-like hairs below, white aging to tan; held 2 years. Shrub is upright and spreading, with dense growth habit; very floriferous; 3.5' high x 5' wide 11 years from seed; blooms April 20; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F and 5°F, respectively. (Awarded red ribbon, New American Hybrid class; ARS, Eugene Chapter show, 1989)

'Bill Dale':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x strigillosum). H (1976): H L Larson, Tacoma, WA; G, N, I, and REG (1993): Evelyn Weesjes, Sidney, BC. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 smooth-edged lobes are 1.75" across x 1.75" long; strong red (53C) in bud, opening strong purplish red (59D) and fading to deep purplish pink (58D); calyx c 0.1"-0.2", reddish. Ball-shaped truss of 20 flowers is 5" wide x 3.5"; high. Leaves are 6.5" x 1.5", narrowly oblong, convex, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); glossy, dark green and glabrous above, with moderately dense, felt-like hairs below, light tan aging to reddish tan; held 4 years; petiole hairy. Shrub is upright and spreading with dense growth habit; moderately floriferous; 4' high x 4' wide 16 years from seed; blooms mid March; plant hardy to at least 10°F.

'Blazing Star':  Elepidote. ('Delp's Fireking' x hyperythrum). H (1986), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed flowers are 2.25" across x 2" long; deep and strong red (53A, B; 46A) in bud, opening to central star of pale purplish pink (62D) edged vivid purplish red (57C, D); reverse vivid purplish red (57B); calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 5.75" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4" x 1.5", and glabrous. Shrub is 3.1' high x 3' wide 6 years from seed, and blooms early June. ('Delp's Fireking': unregistered name = [maximum x 'Gertrud Schale'])

'Bosley 1009':  Synonym of 'Patricia Bosley'

'Bosley 1020':  Synonym of 'Richard Bosley'

'Burnham's Choice':  Evergreen azalea. ('Kow-koku' x 'Wakaebisu'). H (1988), G (1991), N, and REG (1993): Joseph R McKeever; to be I: Shoestring Azalea Nursery; described by Barbara McKeever; all Richmond, VA. Openly funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose flowers, with 5 lobes/whorl and wavy to frilled margins, are 2.25" across x 2" long; strong pink (48C) with faint darker pink dorsal blotch; slight green tinge deep in throat; calyx 0.5", light green. Leaves are 1.25" x 0.5", elliptic, convex, acute (apex), oblique (base); moderate olive green (137B) above; moderate yellow green (138B) below; with discrete, light tan hairs above and below, aging to darker tan; held 2 years; petiole 0.5", light green, hairy. Shrub is spreading, moderately floriferous; 1.2' high x 2' wide 4.5 years from seed; blooms late May to early June; plant and bud hardy to at least 9°F. (Code: S-89-G-3-(4))

'Carol Childers':  Elepidote. ('Fawn' x 'Dot'). H (1963): Del James; G (1971): Arthur A Childers; N and REG (1993): Maxine Childers; all Eugene, OR. Slightly fragrant, widely funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance, with 6-7 wavy-edged lobes, are 4.5" across x 3" long; strong purplish red (63B) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (56D) with very light purple (75C) margins, and sparse strong yellowish pink (31C) spotting on upper lobe; calyx lacking. Dome-shaped truss of 13 flowers is 8.5" wide x 8.5" high. Leaves are elliptic, flat, obtuse (apex), rounded (base); 8.5" x 3.25", dull, somewhat bullate, and glabrous; held 4 years. Shrub is very floriferous with upright, spreading habit; 10' high x 6' wide 30 years from seed; blooms April l-21; plant and bud hardy to at least -5F and 0°F, respectively.

'Cathy Harper':  Elepidote. ('Kubla Kahn' x 'Lem's Cameo'). H (cl970-75), G, and N: Earl Murray; REG (1993): Harold and Morna Stockman; all Port Angeles, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, with reflexed calyx, are 5-lobed with frilled margins, 3.25" across x 2.25" long; dark pink in bud, opening light yellowish pink (36C) tinted strong yellowish pink (37A) at margins, with light yellow (20B) center; sparse, strong red (39A) spotting on upper lobe, and narrow (39A) streaks at midveins all lobes; reverse (37A) with (20B) base and broad (39A) streaks at midveins of lobes; calyx 1.25", colored as corolla. Lax ball-shaped truss of 12 flowers is 5.5" wide x 5.5" high. Leaves are 2.6" x 1.1", narrowly obovate, convex, obtuse (apex), oblique (base), with slightly wavy margins; dull, dark green, and glabrous. Shrub is spreading with dense growth habit; very floriferous; 1' high x 1' wide 4 years from cutting; blooms May 1; plant and bud hardy to at least 5°F. (Synonym: 'Earl Murray')

'Center Fire':  Evergreen azalea. ('Wakamatsu' x 'Wakaebisu'). H (1988), G (1991), N, and REG (1993): Joseph R McKeever; to be I: Shoestring Azalea Nursery; described by Barbara McKeever; all Richmond, VA. Openly funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose flowers, with 5 wavy-edged lobes/whorl, are 2.25" across x 1.5" long; light purple (80C) for of length, with luminous yellowish-orange throat and burgundy speckled dorsal blotch extending only slightly to adjacent lobes; reverse (80C) for of length, with nearly white base; calyx lacking. Leaves are 1.9" x 0.75", elliptic, slightly convex, acute (apex), oblique (base); glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above; moderate yellowish green (136C) below; with discrete, light orange hairs above and below; held 2 years; petiole 0.1", light green, hairy. Shrub is upright with dense growth habit; very floriferous; 2.2' high x 1.5' wide 4.5 years from seed; blooms late May to early June; plant and bud hardy to at least 9°F. (Code: S-89-E-3-(Y))

'Cranberry Lace':  Elepidote. ('Anna' x 'Purple Lace'). H (1977), G (1983), N, and REG (1993): Frank Fujioka, Freeland, WA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers, 5-lobed with frilled margins, are 4" across x 5.25" long; strong purplish red (61B) margins, shading through deep purplish pink (66C) to pale purplish pink (62D) throat, with strong purplish red (60B) central star; calyx lacking. Dome-shaped truss of 15-16 flowers is 7" wide x 6" high. Leaves are 6.5" x 2.5", elliptic, flat, acute (apex), cuneate (base); glossy, dark green above; glabrous; held 2 years; petiole 1", dark red (183B). Shrub is spreading with dense growth habit; moderately floriferous; 5' high x 5' wide 16 years from seed; blooms mid season; plant and bud hardy to at least 10"F. (Code: Koi)

'Creeping Jo':  Evergreen azalea. ('Obtusum' x 'Obtusum'). H (1975), G, N, I (through Rhody Run Nursery), and REG (1993): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Tubular funnel-shaped flowers with 5 smooth-edged lobes are 1.4"-1.6" across x 1.4" long; deep purplish pink (Nickerson 7.5RP 6/12) with strong purplish red (10RP 4/12) blotch; 1-3/cluster; calyx 0.2", green. Leaves are 1" x 0.4", elliptic, flat, acute (apex), cuneate (base), with discrete light green to white hairs above and below, aging to light green; held 2-3 years; petiole hairy. Shrub is spreading with dense growth habit; very floriferous; 1.6' high x 2.5' wide 18 years from seed; blooms mid to late May; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'Dave Dougan':  Elepidote. [yakushimanum x (calophytum x 'Grisette')]. H (1968): H L Larson, Tacoma, WA; G, N, I, and REG (1993): Evelyn Weesjes, Sidney, BC. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 2" long; strong purplish pink (73B) with very pale purple (73D) throat, and slight yellow spotting on upper petals; reverse has deep purplish pink (73A) stripe on each petal; color fading to near white; calyx minimal. Ball-shaped truss of 11-15 flowers is 5.5" wide x 4.5" high. Leaves are 4.5" x 1.5", oblanceolate, convex, obtuse (apex), cuneate (base); dull, dark green and glabrous above, with heavily felted hairs below, light fawn aging to fawn; held 2-3 years; petiole grayish, felted. Shrub is spreading with dense growth habit; very floriferous; 5' high x 9' wide 24 years from seed; blooms mid April; plant hardy to at least 10°F.

'Delp's Risque':  Elepidote. ('Midsummer' x 'Delp's Red Max'). H (1982), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers are 2" across x 1.4" long; strong purplish red shading to strong and light purplish pink (63B-D) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (65D) edged moderate and light purplish pink (65A, B) with deep greenish yellow (153A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 18 flowers is 4.75" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 5" x 1.5", and glabrous. Shrub is 5.25' high x 5.25' wide 10 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Risque')

'Depot':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (mid 1970s), G (1985), N, I (1993, through Rhody Run Nursery), and REG (1993): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2" across x 1.5" long; pale purplish pink (Nickerson 2.5RP 9/2) with slightly darker pink at margins, and a very light blotch; calyx less than 0.1", green. Dome-shaped truss of 16 flowers is 6" wide x 3.5" high. Leaves are 5.5" x 1.5", flat, obtuse (apex), rounded (base); hairless; held 4 years. Shrub is upright and spreading with dense growth habit; very floriferous; 8' high x 5' wide c l5 years from seed; blooms May 19; plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F.

'Dexter Bosley 1009':  Synonym of 'Patricia Bosley'

'Dexter Bosley 1020':  Synonym of 'Richard Bosley'

'Doctor Smof':  Evergreen azalea. ('Susan' x kiusianum). H (1969), G, N, I (through Rhody Run Nursery), and REG (1993): Dr WL Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Openly funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 lobes are 1.4"-1.6" across x 1.4" long; strong reddish purple (Nickerson 2.5RP 5/10) with veins and a few spots of strong purplish red (7.5RP 4/11); 3/bud; calyx 0.1", light green. Leaves are 1" x 0.4", elliptic, flat, acute (apex), cuneate (base), with discrete light green hairs above and below; held 2-3 years. Shrub is very floriferous with dense growth habit; 3' high x 2.6' wide 24 years from seed; blooms mid to late May; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F and -10F, respectively.

'Doris Nolan':  Elepidote. ('Kammer's Ruffles' x 'Cynthia'). H (1983): Morna Stockman; G (1991), N, I, and REG (1993): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Slightly fragrant, widely funnel-shaped flowers, 5-lobed with frilled margins, are 2.5" across x 1.5" long; purple in bud, opening light purple (75A) shading to nearly white at center of each lobe, with light sprinkling of strong purplish red (63A) spots on upper lobe and edges of adjacent lobes; light green calyx less than 0.1". Ball-shaped truss of 13 flowers is 4" wide x 4" high. Leaves are 3.75" x 1.25", lanceolate, concave, broadly acute (apex), rounded (base); dull, dark green, bullate, and glabrous. Shrub is spreading with dense growth habit; very floriferous; 2' high x 3.5' wide 10 years from seed; blooms May 20; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F.

'Dreamy Cream':  Elepidote. ('Honeymoon' x unknown). H (1985), G (1989), N, I (through Sanders Nursery), and REG (1993): Merle Sanders, Roseburg, OR. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.25" across x 1.6" long; strong purplish red (58C) in bud, opening light purplish pink (73C), fading to yellowish white (158D) when in full bloom, with a hint of very light pink; calyx lacking. Ball-shaped truss of 16 flowers is 5.5" wide x 4.5" high. Leaves are 3.75" x 1.6", elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), rounded (base); dull, fir green above; glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is upright and spreading with dense growth habit; very floriferous; 4' high x 4.5' wide 8 years from seed; blooms May 1; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F and 5°F, respectively.

'Earl Murray':  Synonym of 'Cathy Harper'.

'Edward Cornelius':  Elepidote. ('Cynthia' x 'Kammer's Ruffles'). H (1983): Morna Stockman; N: Harold Stockman; G (1990), I, and REG (1993): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-shaped flowers, 5-lobed with frilled margins, are 3" across x 1.75" long; deep purplish pink (64D) shading to narrow longitudinal bands of strong purplish red (64C) at center of lobes, with strong and vivid red (46A, B) spots on upper lobe; pale green calyx, 0.1". Lax, ball-shaped truss of 9 flowers is 5" wide x 4" high. Leaves are 4.25" x 1.4", narrowly elliptic, concave, acute (apex), cuneate (base); dull, dark green, and glabrous. Shrub is upright and spreading with dense growth habit; moderately floriferous; 2' high x 2.5' wide 10 years from seed; blooms May 1; plant and bud hardy to at least 5°F.

'Elaine Mitchell':  Elepidote. ('Whitney's Orange' x 'Skipper'). H (1983): Walter Wilkes, Seattle, WA; S and N: Ann Mitchell Gorn, Kirkland, WA; G (1987) and I (1988): Loyd and Edna Newcomb; REG (1993): Edna Newcomb, Snohomish, WA. Funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 3" across x 2.1" long; deep pink (51B), heavily speckled strong red (53B) throughout, with solid colored (53B) throat; strong purplish red (54A) rays on reverse; calyx c 0.1", moderate reddish brown (174A). Flat truss of 10-12 flowers is 7.5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are 4.5"-5.4" x 1.5"-1.9", narrowly elliptic, slightly convex, broadly acute (apex), oblique (base); dull, moderate olive green (147A) above; moderate yellow green (147B) below; glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub spreading and very floriferous; 2.5' high x 4' wide 10 years from seed; blooms May 15-30; plant and bud hardy to at least -2°F and 0F, respectively. (Code: S72C)

'Eleanor Moody':  Elepidote. ('Scintillation' x ['Jalisco' x yakushimanum]). H (1983): Cecil Smith, Newberg OR; ARS Seed Exchange, Lot 84-1430; G (1988), N, I (through Sanders Nursery), and REG (1993): Merle Sanders, Roseburg, OR. Slightly fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers with 7 wavy-edged lobes are 2.75" across x 3.5" long; yellowish white (155D) with dark red (59A) blotch and freckles; only a few or no stamens; calyx lacking. Flat truss of 12 flowers is 7' wide x 5" high. Leaves are 5.5" x 1.9", narrowly elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), rounded (base); dull, fir green above; glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is upright and spreading, moderately floriferous; 4' high x 6' wide 10 years from seed; blooms May 10; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F and 5F, respectively. (Awarded blue ribbon, New American Hybrid class, not own cross; ARS, Eugene Chapter show, 1988)

'First Try':  Evergreen azalea. ('Pocono Pink' x 'Sherbrook'). H (1988), G (1991), N, and REG (1993): Joseph R McKeever; to be I: Shoestring Azalea Nursery; described by Barbara McKeever; all Richmond, VA. Openly funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose flowers of heavy substance, with occasional petaloid stamens and 5-(6) wavy-edged lobes/whorl, are 3.5" across x 2" long; light purplish pink (62C) with inconspicuous light pink speckled blotch on dorsal lobe; calyx 0.25", light green. Leaves are 2.25" x 1", elliptic, flat, acute (apex), oblique (base); dull, moderate olive green (137A) above; moderate yellow green (138B) below; with discrete, light pink hairs below, aging to light tan; held 2 years; petiole 0.25", light green, hairy. Shrub is spreading with dense growth habit; moderately floriferous; 1.9' high x 2.3' wide 4.5 years from seed; blooms first week of May; plant and bud hardy to at least 9°F. (Code: S-89-C-3-(POP))

'Flower Power':  Elepidote. ('Vinerouge' x [{['Hassan' x (dichroanthum ssp. scyphocalyx x kyawii)] x 'Catalgla'} x 'La Bar's White']). H (1982): A W Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.4" across x 1.5" long; dark red and deep purplish red (59A, B) in bud, opening moderate and strong purplish red and deep purplish pink (64A-D) with white dorsal flare and small amount of white in throat; calyx 1.5" long, colored as corolla. Truss of 15 flowers is 5.1" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4" x 1.5", and glabrous. Shrub is 3' high x 3' wide 10 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Foolproof:  Elepidote. (maximum x vernicosum aff. Rock 18139). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers are 2" across x 1.8" long; pale greenish yellow, pale yellow green, and deep yellowish pink (2D, 4D, 41D) in bud, opening pale greenish yellow (2D) with light greenish yellow (4B) throat and brilliant greenish yellow (1B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 19 flowers is 7.5" wide. Leaves are acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4.3" x 1.6", and glabrous. Shrub is 5' high x 4.75' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Fortune's Gift':  Elepidote. (fortunei x catawbiense). H (cl970), G, N, I (1993, through Rhody Run Nursery), and REG (1993): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Moderately fragrant openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance, with 7 wavy-edged lobes, are 3" across x 2" long; white, flushed very light pink, with yellow blotch; calyx light green, 0.25" long. Dome-shaped truss of 15 flowers is 7.5" wide x 7.5" high. Leaves are 6" x 2", narrowly oblong/elliptic, flat, obtuse (apex), rounded (base); dark green and hairless; held 2 years. Shrub is upright with dense growth habit; moderately floriferous; 7.5' high x 4.5' wide c 20 years from seed; blooms mid May; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'Fox's Favorite':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (cl977), probably by Maurice (Mossie) Hall, Bridgewater, MA; G (1986), N, I, and REG (1993): Robert P Fox, Hingham, MA. Openly funnel-campanulate flowers with prominent nectaries and 5 wavy-edged lobes are 3" across x 2.5" long; strong red (53B, C) with light speckling of deep to moderate red (185A, B) on upper lobe, extending to adjacent lobes. Dome-shaped truss of 14 flowers is 6.5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are 7.5" x 2.5", narrowly elliptic, flat, acute (apex), rounded (base); dull green and glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is upright, moderately floriferous; 10' high x 6' wide cl2 years from seed; blooms early to mid April (earlier than PJM group in MA); plant and bud hardy to at least -25F and -15F, respectively.

'Franko Romano':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (cl980), G, N, I (1993, through Rhody Run Nursery), and REG (1993): Dr WL Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Tubular funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance, with 5 smooth-edged lobes, are 2" across x 1.5" long; moderate red (2.5R 4/10) with black blotch; white anthers; calyx less than 0.1" long, light brown. Conical truss of 12 flowers is 5" wide x 3" high. Leaves are 4.5" x 2.5", flat, obtuse (apex), rounded (base); glossy and hairless; held 2 years. Shrub is upright with dense growth habit; very floriferous; 6' high x 4' wide c l0 years from seed; blooms mid May; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'Free Spirit':  Elepidote. ('Katydid' x 'Marypat'). H (1984), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers are 2.2" across x 1.9" long; strong red, deep and moderate pink (51A-D) in bud, opening yellowish white (158D) with a little deep pink (51C), fading to 158D; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 5.9" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4.5" x 1.5", and glabrous. Shrub is 2.25' high x 2.25' wide 8 years from seed, and blooms early June. ('Katydid': unregistered name = [(smirnowii x yakushimanum) x 'Crest']; 'Marypat': [(brachycarpum x 'Crest') No 3 x 'Monte Carlo'])

'Fresh Face':  Elepidote. ('Catalgla' x wardii, Kingdon Ward 4170). H (1975), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5(-6)-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 2.4" across x 1.8" long; pale yellow (158A) and pale yellowish pink (159D) in bud, opening yellowish white (158D); light greenish yellow (1C) dorsal flare with moderate olive green (146A) and moderate yellow green (146B) spotting; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 6.75" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4.75" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 5' high x 4.75' wide 17 years from seed, and blooms early June; hardy to at least -20F.

'Gazebo':  Evergreen azalea. ('Obtusum' hybrid; parentage may include yedoense var. poukhanense). H (c l975), G, N, I (1993, through Rhody Run Nursery), and REG (1993): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2" across x 1.5" long; strong reddish purple (Nickerson 10P 5/10) with darker blotch; 3/bud; calyx 0.25", light green. Leaves are 1" x 0.25", narrowly elliptic, flat, acute (apex), cuneate (base), with discrete hairs. Shrub is upright with open growth habit; very floriferous; 3' high x 2' wide c l8 years from seed; blooms May 10; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'George Betts':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x elliottii). H (1978): Bill Betts; G (1984): George Betts; N, I, and REG (1993): Marie Betts; all Rochester, WA; described by Walt Elliott, Shelton, WA. Campanulate flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2" across x 2" long; strong pink (48C, D), fading slowly; upper 3 lobes speckled strong purplish red (54A), throat (54A); calyx lacking. Loose ball-shaped truss of 14 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are 4.5" x 1.5", narrowly elliptic, convex, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); glossy and glabrous above, with brownish orange (165B) felt-like hairs below; held 3 years. Shrub is spreading with dense growth habit; very floriferous; 2.5' high x 5' wide 10 years from seed; blooms May 1-21; plant and bud hardy to at least 5°F and 10F, respectively.

'Gertie Beese':  Elepidote. ('Moonstone' x wardii var. wardii Litiense Group). H (1966), N, I, and REG (1993): Walt Elliott; G (1973): Gertrude Beese; both Shelton, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 1.5" long; light yellow (160B) with slight red marking in throat, and red stigma; calyx 0.25", strong red (41B). Ball-shaped truss of 8-10 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are 2.5" x 1.5", ovate, flat, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); glossy and glabrous; held 3 years. Shrub is very floriferous; 4' high x 4' wide 25 years from seed; blooms May 1-21; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F.

'Ghost':  Elepidote. [(maximum x yakushimanum) x maximum, c.w. Jackson Center, PA]. H (1974), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers are 2" across x 1.5" long; yellowish white (158D, 155B) in bud, opening white with strong yellow green (145A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 16 flowers is 5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4.4" x 1.6", with woolly tan indumentum. Shrub is 2' high x 4.5' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms mid June.

'Goldline':  Elepidote. (brachycarpum x 'Crest'). H (1975): D L Hinerman, M.D., Ann Arbor, MI; G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed flowers are 2.25" across x 1.9" long; brilliant and light yellow green (154B-C) in bud, opening light yellow green (154D) with brilliant yellow green (154B) on reverse and in throat; sparse brownish orange (165B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 5" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), rounded (base), 4" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 5' high x 4.75' wide 17 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Haughty Pink':  Lepidote. ('Achiever' x 'Gable's Pioneer'). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers are 1.75" across x 1.3" long; blend of deep, strong, and light purplish pink (73A-C) and very pale purple (73D) in bud, opening to blend of same colors; calyx absent. Truss of 6 flowers is 3.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 2" x 1.1", and scaly. Shrub is 4' high x 3.5' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'Homer Salley':  Elepidote. ('Genevieve Schmidt' x 'Frank Moniz'). H (1986), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.4" across x 2" long; dark red (59A) and deep red (60A) in bud, opening strong red (46A) lightly edged deep red (53A), with dark red (187A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 5.9" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4.75" x 1.75", and glabrous. Shrub is 2.5' high x 2.25' wide 6 years from seed, and blooms early June. ('Frank Moniz': unregistered name = ['Mars' x 'America'])

'Honky Tonk':  Elepidote. ('Ignatius Sargent' x 'Mrs. C.S. Sargent'). H (1976), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 frilled lobes are 2.5" across x 1.75" long; strong purplish red (72A) and strong reddish purple (72B, C) in bud, opening strong reddish purple (72B, C) with a white flare and light olive (152B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), rounded (base), 4" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 4' high x 4' wide 16 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Hot Pink':  Elepidote. ['Vinemount' x ({['Hassan' x (dichroanthum ssp. scyphocalyx x kyawii)] x 'Catalgla} x 'La Bar's White')]. H (1985): A W Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes are 3" across x 2.2" long; deep and strong purplish red (61A, 72A) in bud, opening strong and vivid purplish red (67A, B) edged strong reddish purple (70B) and deep purplish pink (70C), with sparse dark red (59A) dorsal spots on a small white flare; calyx lacking. Truss of 12 flowers is 6.3" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4" x 1.5", and glabrous. Shrub is 2.75' high x 2.5' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Hotsy Totsy':  Elepidote. ('Kettledrum' x 'Besse Howells'). H (1984): A W Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 2.6" across x 1.8" long; dark red (59A) and deep purplish red (61A) in bud, opening vivid reddish purple (74A, B) with dark red (187A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 4.7' wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), rounded (base), 4" x 1.75", and glabrous. Shrub is 2.75' high x 2.5' wide 8 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Hot Ziggety':  Elepidote. ('Midsummer' x 'Adele's Yellow'). H (1978), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes are 2.25" across x 1.6" long; strong purplish red and strong purplish pink (63A-C) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (65D) edged strong purplish red (63A, B), with light yellow (18A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 18 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4.25" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 3.5' high x 3.5' wide 14 years from seed, and blooms late June.

'Humdinger':  Elepidote. ('Accomac' x 'Besse Howells'). H (1979), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 6(-7)-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 4" across x 2.8" long; strong red and deep pink (51A, B) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (56D) edged strong and light purplish pink (55B, C) with deep red (53A) dorsal spots; reverse deep purplish pink (54B); calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 6.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 5" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 3.5' high x 4' wide 13 years from seed, and blooms early June; hardy to at least -20F.

'Jet Air':  Elepidote. ('Catalgla' x 'Pink Twins'). 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 2.25" across x 1.7' long; strong and vivid purplish red shading to deep and strong purplish pink (67A-D) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (65D), edged moderate purplish pink (70D), with dark greenish yellow (152C) dorsal spots on light greenish yellow (3C, D) flare; calyx pale purplish pink (65D), 1.5" long. Truss of 16 flowers is 5" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), rounded (base), 5" x 2.25", and glabrous. Shrub is 6.5' high x 6' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June; hardy to at least -20F.

'Joan Leslie Hammond':  Elepidote. [('Holy Moses' x 'Albatross') x 'Abe Arnott']. H (1981) and REG (1993): Edna Newcomb; G (1983) and I (1993): Loyd and Edna Newcomb, Snohomish, WA; S and N: Dave Hammond, Arlington, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5-7 wavy-edged lobes are 3.5" across x 2.4" long; very light purple (84C) at margins shading to very pale purple (84D) at center of lobes; prominent dark red (187B) densely speckled flare on upper petal and parts of adjacent lobes, with solid dark red (187A) in throat; deep purplish red (61A) nectaries; reverse is light purple (77C) with strong purplish red (63B) ray at midrib of each lobe; calyx less than 0.1", pale yellow (161D). Dome-shaped truss of 16-18 flowers is 7" wide x 5" high. Leaves are 4"-6.5" x 1.4"-2", narrowly elliptic, convex, broadly acute (apex), oblique (base); dull, moderate olive green (147A) above; moderate yellow green (146D) below; glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is upright and spreading with moderately dense growth habit; very floriferous; 4.5' high x 5' wide 12 years from seed; blooms May 15-30; plant and bud hardy to at least -2°F and 0F, respectively. (Code: N64D; 'Holy Moses': unregistered name = Lem's ['King of Shrubs' x 'Souvenir of Anthony Waterer']).

'Keen Machine':  Elepidote. ('Nova Zembla' x 'Independence Day'). H (1975): D L Hinerman, M.D., Ann Arbor, MI; G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes are 2.75" across x 2.1" long; deep and strong purplish red (71A, 72A) in bud, opening to blend of strong purplish red, strong reddish purple, and deep purplish pink (72A-D), with strong greenish yellow (153B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 15 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), rounded (base), 4.5" x 1.8", and glabrous. Shrub is 3' high x 2.7' wide 17 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Leading Edge':  Elepidote. ('Catalgla' x vernicosum aff. Rock 18139). H (1979), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers are 3" across x 1.8" long; deep, strong, and vivid purplish red (61A-C) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (62D) edged strong purplish pink (68B), with dark greenish yellow (152C) spots on white dorsal flare; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 5" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), cuneate (base), 4" x 1.5", and glabrous. Shrub is 4' high x 4' wide 13 years from seed, and blooms early June; hardy to at least -20F.

'Leap Year':  Elepidote. [('Midsummer' x Delp's red-flowered catawbiense), selfed]. H (1983), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers are 2.25" across x 1.9" long; strong purplish red (63A, B) in bud, opening to blend of very pale purple (69D), strong purple (83C), and moderate purplish pink (65A), with moderate orange yellow (164B) spots on a pale greenish yellow (1D) dorsal flare; calyx absent. Conical truss of 20 flowers is 5" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), cuneate (base), 4" x 1.25", and glabrous. Shrub is 2.5' high x 2.25' wide 9 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Leonard':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (c l970), G, N, I (1993, through Rhody Run Nursery), and REG (1993): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Tubular funnel-shaped flowers with 5 smooth-edged lobes are 2" across x 2" long; strong purplish red (Nickerson 10P 5/10) with very dark red blotch; calyx lacking. Conical truss of 14 flowers is 6" wide x 4" high. Leaves are 6" x 2.25", flat, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); hairless; held 3 years. Shrub is upright and spreading with dense growth habit; moderately floriferous; 5' high x 4' wide c 10 years from cutting; blooms May 22; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'Lydia Richards':  Elepidote. (Form of makinoi). Seed c.w. Japan (1966): T Takeuchi or K Wada; G (cl980), N, I, and REG (1993): Polly Hill, Vineyard Haven, MA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers of heavy substance, 5-lobed with frilled margins, are 2.4" across x 2" long; deep purplish pink (55A) in bud, opening strong to light to pale purplish pink (55B-D) with strong purplish red (54A) blotch in throat; calyx 0.1", white. Dome-shaped truss of 9-(10) flowers is 4.7' wide x 3.1" high. Leaves are 5.5" x 0.6", narrowly lanceolate, concave, acute (apex), tapered (base); dull, dark green (136A), very slightly bullate, and glabrous above; with felt-like hairy indumentum below, white aging to deep orange yellow (163A); held 3 years; petiole hairy. Shrub is spreading with dense growth habit; moderately floriferous; 5' high x 6' wide 26 years from seed; blooms mid May; plant and bud hardy to at least -10F and -5°F, respectively. (ARS Seed Exchange 67-182; BIF 67-011)

'Mary's Favorite':  Elepidote. ('Dido' x orbiculare ssp. cardiobasis). H (1968): Ann Meerkerk; G (1972), N, I, and REG (1993): W A Stipe; both Greenbank, WA. Slightly fragrant, widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 7 wavy-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 2.25" long; strong pink (50C) at outer edges, shading to light yellowish pink (19B) in throat, with no markings; calyx 0.4", light yellowish pink (19B). Lax truss of 8 flowers is 4" wide x 2.5" high. Leaves are 4" x 1.25", oblanceolate, concave, mucronate (apex), cuneate (base); moderate olive green (147A) above; grayish yellow green (194A) below; glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is upright, very floriferous, 8' high x 5' wide 25 years from seed; blooms May 1; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F.

'Neolani':  Evergreen azalea. ('Obtusum' x 'Obtusum'). H (c 1970), G, N, I (through Rhody Run Nursery), and REG (1993): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 smooth-edged lobes are 1.8" across x 1.6" long; deep yellowish pink (Nickerson 5R 6/11) with moderate red (2.5R 4/10) blotch; 2-3/bud; calyx 0.25", green. Leaves are 1.8" x 0.8", elliptic, flat, acute (apex), cuneate (base), with discrete light green hairs above and below; held 2-3 years; petiole hairy. Shrub is very floriferous with upright habit; 4.1' high x 3.3' wide c 20 years from seed; blooms mid to late May; plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F and -10F, respectively.

'Norman Todd':  Elepidote. (macabeanum, open pollinated). G and S (1975), N, I, and REG (1993): H Vaartnou, Victoria, BC. Openly campanulate flowers of heavy substance, with 5-7 smooth-edged lobes, are 3.5" across x 3" long; red in bud, opening strong purplish pink (63C) shading to very pale purple (69C); calyx 0.1", red. Ball-shaped truss of 15-20 flowers is 9" wide x 6" high. Leaves are 9" x 3", narrowly elliptic, flat, acute (apex), rounded (base); dull green and glabrous above, with felt-like hairy indumentum below, fawn aging to gray; held 3 years. Shrub is upright with open growth habit; moderately floriferous; 10' high x 8' wide c 20 years from seed; blooms March; plant and bud hardy to at least 5F and 10F, respectively.

'Otto and Betty':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (c l970), G, N, I (1993, through Rhody Run Nursery), and REG (1993): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Slightly fragrant funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2" across x 1.5" long; deep purplish red (Nickerson 10RP 3/10); light green remnantal calyx. Ball-shaped truss of 18 flowers is 5.5" wide x 3.5" high. Leaves are 4.5" x 2", oblong, flat, broadly acute (apex), rounded (base); glossy dark green and hairless; held 2 years. Shrub is upright and spreading with dense growth habit; very floriferous; 6' high x 6' wide 22 years from seed; blooms mid May; plant and bud hardy to at least -20F.

'Patricia Bosley':  Elepidote. (Parentage includes catawbiense). H (mid 1920s) and G (c 1932): Charles O Dexter, Sandwich, MA; purchased (early 1930s) as blooming-size plant by Mr and Mrs Paul R Bosley, Mentor, OH; I (1946): Bosley Nursery, Mentor, OH; N: Richard Bosley; REG (1993): Richard Bosley, Columbus, OH, and Kathy Freeland, St Charles, IL; described by Robert A Murray, Colts Neck, NJ. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 6-7 wavy-edged lobes are 3.75" across x 2.5" long; moderate to light purplish pink (62B, C) with strong purplish red (63B) throat; densely spotted streaks of dark reddish orange (175B) in throat, and discrete spots of (175B) shading to brilliant yellow green (150B) on dorsal lobe; reverse midribs (63B); yellowish green calyx less than 0.2". Dome-shaped truss of 10-11 flowers is 6" wide x 6" high. Leaves are 5.5" x 2.25", elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), rounded (base); new growth strong yellow green (144A) with white pubescence; mature leaves dull, moderate olive green (147A) and glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is rounded with dense growth habit; moderately floriferous; 6' high x 6.5' wide 12 years from cutting; blooms mid May (central NJ); plant and bud hardy to at least -10F. (Synonyms: 'Dexter Bosley 1009', 'Bosley 1009')

'Pink Dalmatian':  Elepidote. (Parents unknown). H (cl970-75) and G: Earl Murray; REG (1993): Harold and Morna Stockman; all Port Angeles, WA; N: Jay Murray, Colts Neck, NJ. Openly campanulate flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.75" across x 1.9" long; strong red (53D) flushed orange in bud, opening creamy white, lightly suffused deep pink (47D), heavier at margins, with strong red (47B) spotting on all lobes, but most concentrated on upper three; strong red (53B) brush marks in throat at base of each lobe; ground color ages to pale yellow (11D) shading to pale orange yellow (19D) in center; calyx 0.25", red. Flat, lax truss of 7 flowers is 6" wide x 3" high. Leaves are 2.75" x 1.25", elliptic, convex, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); glossy, dark green, bullate; tan, felt-like hairs on new growth, very sparse on mature leaves. Shrub is upright with open growth habit; very floriferous; 2.5' high x 2' wide 5 years from cutting; blooms May 1; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F.

'Raspberry and Custard':  Elepidote. ['Scintillation' x ('Jalisco' x yakushimanum)]. H (1983): Cecil Smith, Newberg OR; ARS Seed Exchange, Lot 84-1430; G (1988), N, I (through Sanders Nursery), and REG (1993): Merle Sanders, Roseburg, OR. Slightly fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers with 7 wavy-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 2" long; pale yellow green (4D), with upper half of corolla aging to very pale purple (69A) while lower half remains (4D); a few red-purple spots; only a few stamens; calyx lacking. Flat truss of 20 flowers is 6" wide x 4.5" high. Leaves are 4.25" x 2", elliptic, flat, obtuse (apex), rounded (base); dull, fir green above; glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is upright and spreading, very floriferous; 5.5' high x 7' wide 10 years from seed; blooms April 20; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F and 5°F, respectively.

'Reverend Paul':  Elepidote. ('Point Defiance' x 'Countess of Derby'). H (1975): Bill Vinson, Sumner, WA; G, N, I, and REG (1993): Edwin T Anderson, Longview, WA. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers of heavy substance, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, are 4" across x 2.75"-3" long; deep purplish pink (67C) in bud, opening white (whiter than (155D)) with deep red (53A) blotch on dorsal, and sparse speckling (53A) above blotch; reverse has moderate purplish pink (54D) stripe on midrib of each lobe; calyx 0.4", strong red (53B). Tall, conical truss of 13-14 flowers is 7" wide x 7.5" high. Leaves are 5.5"-7" x 2"-2.6", elliptic, slightly convex, acute (apex), oblique (base); dull, moderate olive green (147A) above; strong yellow green (144B) below; glabrous; held 2-3 years. Shrub is upright and spreading with open growth habit; very floriferous; 5' high x 4.5' wide 17 years from seed; blooms late April through mid May; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F.

'Richard Bosley':  Elepidote. (Parentage includes catawbiense). H (mid 1920s) and G (c 1932): Charles O Dexter, Sandwich, MA; purchased (early 1930s) as blooming-size plant by Mr and Mrs Paul R Bosley, Mentor, OH; I (1946): Bosley Nursery, Mentor, OH; N: Richard Bosley; REG (1993): Richard Bosley, Columbus, OH, and Kathy Freeland, St Charles, IL; described by Jeanne Gustafson, Lawrenceville, NJ. Widely funnel-campanulate flowers with 6 wavy-edged lobes are 3.25" across x 3.5" long; deep purplish pink (73A) in bud, opening (73A) at tips of lobes, shading to very pale purple (73D) inside, and strong purplish pink (73B) outside with (73A) midribs; moderate yellow (160A) speckled flare on upper lobe; calyx lacking. Dome-shaped truss of 16 flowers is 5.5" wide x 5.5" high. Leaves are 5.75" x 2.25", oblong/obovate, flat, broadly acute (apex), oblique (base); dull, moderate olive green (146A) above, moderate yellow green (147C) below; glabrous; held 2-3 years. Shrub is upright and spreading with dense growth habit; moderately floriferous; 7.5' high x 9' wide 20-25 years from cutting; blooms mid May (central NJ); plant and bud hardy to at least -10F. (Synonyms: 'Dexter Bosley 1020', 'Bosley 1020')

'Risque':  Name of an evergreen azalea. Synonym of 'Delp's Risque'.

'Ted's Choice':  Elepidote. ('Scandinavia' x 'Purple Splendour'). H (1980), G (1986), N, I, and REG (1993): Edwin T Anderson, Longview, WA. Openly funnel-shaped 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 3" across x 2"-2.5" long; dark purple (79A) edges shading to deep purplish red (71A) center in bud, opening moderate purplish red (70A) at margins, shading to strong reddish purple (72B) center; (70A) speckles, and deep greenish yellow (153A) streak (0.4"-0.6" wide x 1" long) on upper lobe; calyx lacking. Dome-shaped truss of 16 flowers is 5.5" wide x 6" high. Leaves are 5.5"-6.5" x 2"-2.5", narrowly elliptic, convex, acute (apex), oblique (base); moderate olive green (137B) above; moderate yellow green (146D) below; glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is upright with open growth habit; very floriferous; 8' high x 4' wide 13 years from seed; blooms May 20; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F.

'Toronto':  Elepidote. ('Janet Blair' x smirnowii). H (1978), G (1984), N, I, and REG (1993): Joseph Brueckner, M.D., Mississauga, Ontario. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 3" across x 2.25" long; light reddish purple (74C) in bud, opening light purple (75A) with distinct spotted moderate yellow (160A) flare; green calyx less than 0.1". Dome-shaped truss of 15 flowers is 7" wide x 6.5" high. Leaves are 6" x 1.75", narrowly elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); dull, moderate olive green (137B) above; moderate yellow green (147C) below; glabrous; held 3 years. Shrub is upright with open growth habit; very floriferous; 5.5' high x 4.3' wide 15 years from seed; blooms early June; plant and bud hardy to at least -25F and -18°F, respectively.

'Valarie Jane':  Elepidote. ('Unknown Warrior' x 'Whitney Purple'). H (1986), G (1991), N, I, and REG (1993): W A Stipe; Greenbank, WA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers of heavy substance with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 3.5" across x 2.25" long; strong purplish red (67A) with small, dark red (59A) flare and spots in upper lobe; calyx lacking. Dome-shaped truss of 18 flowers is 6" wide x 6" high. Leaves are 7" x 3", elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); moderate yellowish green (138A) above; moderate yellow green (139C) below; glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is moderately floriferous with open growth habit, 4' high x 4' wide 6 years from seed; blooms May 1; plant and bud hardy to at least 10F.

'Vicki Dianne':  Elepidote. ['Scintillation' x ('Jalisco' x yakushimanum)]. H (1983): Cecil Smith, Newberg OR; ARS Seed Exchange, Lot 84-1430; G (1988), N, I (through Sanders Nursery), and REG (1993): Merle Sanders, Roseburg, OR. Slightly fragrant, openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.75" across x 2" long; moderate purplish pink (62B) with moderate purplish red (58A) spotting on upper lobe; fading slightly; only a few stamens; calyx lacking. Ball truss of 19 flowers is 7" wide x 6" high. Leaves are 4.25" x 2", elliptic, flat, obtuse (apex), rounded (base); dull, fir green above; glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is upright and spreading, moderately floriferous; 5' high x 5' wide 10 years from seed; blooms April 30; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F and 5°F, respectively. (Awarded red ribbon, New American Hybrid class; ARS, Eugene Chapter show, 1991)

'Wilburn':  Elepidote. ('Mars' x 'Purple Splendour'). H (1970), G (1976), N, I, and REG (1993): Edwin T Anderson, Longview, WA. Funnel-shaped flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes are 2.5"-3" across x 1.75"-2" long; dark purple (79A) in bud, opening deep purplish red (71A) at margins, shading to strong reddish purple (72B) center with dark purple (79A) spotted blotch on dorsal lobe; outside strong purplish red (71B); calyx lacking. Dome-shaped truss of 14-16 flowers is 6" wide x 4" high. Leaves are 4.5"-5.5" x 1.75"-2", elliptic, convex, broadly acute (apex), oblique (base); moderate olive green (137A) above; moderate yellow green (146C) below; glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is upright with open growth habit; very floriferous; 7' high x 4' wide 23 years from seed; blooms mid May; plant hardy to at least -7F. (Selected Best New American Hybrid, Portland Chapter ARS show, 1978.)


Volume 48, Number 1
Winter 1994

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