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Volume 48, Number 2
Spring 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 during the period November 1, 1993 to February 1, 1994 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.

'Big Dipper':  Elepidote. ('Henry R. Yates' x 'Catalgla'). H (1974), 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 2.7" long; deep reddish purple and strong purple (77A, B) in bud, opening very pale purple (76D) with brilliant yellow (11A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 16 flowers is 8" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 5.25" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 6' high x 4.25' wide 18 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

'Cheerleader':  Elepidote. ('Marypat'* x 'Clark Adams'*). H (1985), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 2" across x 1.5" long; strong red (53C, D) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (56D) edged with blend of strong pink and deep and moderate purplish pink (54B-D), with pale yellow green (4D) dorsal flare spotted light olive (152A); calyx 0.6" long, (54B-D) with (152A) dorsal spots. Truss of 10 flowers is 4" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 3.1" x 1.2", and glabrous. Shrub is 4' high x 4' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'County of Forsyth':  Elepidote. ('Lemon Ice'* x 'Madonna'). H (1983), G (1987), N, I and REG (1993): Reid Bahnson, Winston-Salem, NC. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged flowers of heavy substance are 4" across x 3" long; white with prominent light yellow green (145B) spotted blotch on upper lobe and portions of adjacent lobes; calyx lacking. Dome-shaped truss of 12 flowers is 8" wide x 8" high. Leaves are 4.7"-6" x 1"-1.6", moderate green (131C), narrowly elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), and glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is upright and spreading, moderately floriferous; 5' high x 7' wide 7 years from seed; blooms early; plant hardy to at least -6°F; buds, 5°F. (Judged Best White Seedling, Piedmont Chapter, ARS show, April 25, 1992)

'Creamy Chiffon':  Elepidote. (Unknown parentage). H (before 1973): William E Whitney, Brinnon, WA; G, N, and I (c l982): Bruce Briggs; REG (1993): Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Widely funnel-shaped, semi-double (some petaloid stamens), hose-in-hose (5 lobes/whorl), wavy-edged flowers are 2.5"-3" across x l.5"-1.8" long; buds shade from light yellow (10B) base to deep yellowish pink (43C) apex; corolla opens light yellow (10C) with some brownish orange (171B) speckling in throat, and some shading of strong yellowish pink (35C), particularly at midveins on reverse; color ages to pale greenish yellow (10D); green calyx lacking. Flat truss of 7 flowers is 4.5"-5" wide x 3.5"-4" high. Leaves are 1.5"-3" x 1"-1.75", elliptic, convex, obtuse (apex), cuneate (base); glossy, moderate olive green (147A), and glabrous; held 3 years. Shrub is moderately floriferous with upright habit; 3' high 10 years from cutting; blooms early May; plant hardy to at least 0°F; buds, at least 20°F (untested lower).

'Cupid Hotline':  Elepidote. {[('America' x 'Ann Rutledge') x 'Delp's Cindy Lou'], selfed}. H (1984), 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" long; strong and vivid purplish red (67A, B) in bud, opening to blend of strong and vivid purplish red and deep and strong purplish pink (67A-D), with a white dorsal flare spotted deep greenish yellow (153A); calyx absent. Truss of 20 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), rounded (base), 4.75" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 4.1' high x 4' wide 8 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

'Dappled Dawn':  Elepidote. {'Wizard' x ['Golden Star' x ('Jalisco' x yakushimanum)]}. H and N: Jonathan Shaw, Sandwich, MA (now Lake Wales, FL); G (1992): Jonathan Leonard; I and REG (1993): Briarwood Gardens, East Sandwich, MA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, smooth-edged flowers of heavy substance are 3" across x 2.4" long; peach-apricot (no equivalent RHS No) in bud, opening light yellow (10C) with prominent orange-beige flare on three upper lobes, and peach-colored edge aging to pale greenish yellow (10D); brilliant yellow (10A) calyx, 0.4" long. Ball-shaped truss of 15 flowers is 7.5" wide x 8" high. Leaves are 3.25"-5.75" x 1.25"-2", moderate yellow green (137C), elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), and glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is upright with dense habit, moderately floriferous; 4' high x 4' wide 10 years from seed; blooms May 28-June 4; plant hardy to at least -15F; buds, -5°F.

'Delp's Green Ice':  Elepidote. ('Katydid'* x 'Marypat'* ). H (1985), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 6 wavy-edged lobes are 1.6" across x 1.25" long; strong red, deep and moderate yellowish pink, and light pink (39A-D) in bud, opening strong and light yellow green (144C, D; 145A-D) edged light yellow green (145D) and light yellowish pink (38D); calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 4" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 3.75' high x 3.5' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Green Ice')

'Delp's Mighty Mite':  Lepidote. [('Achiever' x polycladum Scintillans Group) No 2, selfed]. H (1985), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers are 1.75" across x 1.2" long; deep reddish purple (77A), strong purple (77B), and vivid and strong reddish purple (78A, B) in bud, opening to blend of vivid, strong, moderate, and light purple (82A-D) with a little vivid reddish purple (74B) in the throat, and pale greenish yellow (13D) anthers; calyx absent. Multiple bud truss of 6 flowers is 2.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 1.5" x 0.75", and scaly. Shrub is 7' high x 6' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms mid May. (Synonym: 'Mighty Mite')

'Delp's Redding':  Elepidote. (decorum x 'Mrs. C.S. Sargent'). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5- to 6-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 3" across x 2.3" long; deep and dark red (60A, 59A) in bud, opening strong purplish red (60B-D) with dark red (187A) spots on three upper lobes; calyx absent. Truss of 18 flowers is 5.9" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 3.75" x 1.75", and glabrous. Shrub is 6' high x 6' wide 18 years from seed, hardy to at least -20°F, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Redding')

'Delp's Red Satin':  Elepidote. {'Madras' x ['Madras' x (maximum x griersonianum)]}. H (1985): Al W Smith, Niagara Falls, Ont; G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with wavy margins are 3" across x 2" long; dark and deep red (187A, B; 60A) in bud, opening deep and dark red (60A, 59A) with dark red (187A) dorsal spots; calyx 0.2" long. Truss of 22 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4.75" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 2.5' high x 2' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Red Satin')

'Edith Bosley':  Elepidote. ('Dexter Bosley 1035'* x 'Lee's Dark Purple'). H (cl935), G, and N: Paul R Bosley; I (mid to late 1940s): Bosley Nursery, Mentor, OH; REG (1993): Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged flowers are 3" across x 1.75" long; strong purple (77B) in bud, opening deep reddish purple (77A) at margins, shading through strong purple (80B) to strong reddish purple (78B) center, with prominent dark red (187A) spotting on upper lobe; reverse shades from (77A) margins to vivid purple (80A) base; calyx lacking. Slightly flattened dome truss of 12-15 flowers is 4.75" wide x 3.5" high. Leaves are 3"-3.75" x 1.3"-1.6", elliptic, flat, some with wavy margins, acute (apex), cuneate (base), and glabrous; dull, moderate olive green (147A); held 3 years. Shrub is moderately floriferous with spreading, open growth habit; 5' high x 4' wide 15 years from cutting; blooms mid to late May; plant and bud hardy to at least -15F.

'Go Green':  Elepidote. ('Ivory Palace'* x 'Silvery Moon'*). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with frilled edges are 2.4" across x 2" long; strong pink (54C) and moderate and pale purplish pink (54D; 56C, D) in bud, opening white with light yellow green (154D) dorsal flare spotted strong yellow green (144A); calyx absent. Truss of 22 flowers is 5.1" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 5.5" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 3.5' high x 3' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Green Ice':  An azalea name used illegitimately as a synonym of 'Delp's Green Ice'.

'Green Scene':  Elepidote. [('Si Si'* x 'Serendipity') x 'Marypat'*]. H (1984), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed flowers are 2" across x 1.8" long; moderate red, deep pink, and pale greenish yellow (180C, D; 1D) in bud, opening light yellow green(154D, 150D) with strong yellow green (144A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 16 flowers is 5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 3" x 1", with sparse, woolly, tan indumentum. Shrub is 3' high x 2.75' wide 8 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Gremlin':  Lepidote. (Vineland Station V-7703-1* x 'Delp's Sparkle'*). H (1986), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers are 2" across x 1.6" long; vivid reddish purple (78A) in bud, opening to blend of vivid and strong reddish purple and light purple (78A-C); calyx absent. Truss of 6 flowers is 3.1" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), rounded (base), 1.5" x 0.75", and scaly. Shrub is 3' high x 3' wide 6 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'Hanky Panky':  Elepidote. ('Delp's Cindy Lou' x 'Captain Jack'). H (1984), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed, wavy-edged flowers are 3" across x 2.3" long; deep purplish red (71A) in bud, opening strong purplish red (71B-D); calyx absent. Truss of 20 flowers is 6" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), cuneate (base), 5" x 2.4", and glabrous. Shrub is 5' high x 4' wide 8 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

'Has Pizzaz':  Lepidote. ('Epoch' x 'Hi Tech'). H (1985), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers are 2" across x 1.6" long; dark and moderate purplish pink (186C, D) in bud, opening light and very light purple (75A-C); calyx absent. Truss of 6 flowers is 3.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 2.5" x 1", and scaly. Shrub is 3' high x 3' wide 7 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms mid May.

'Headstrong':  Elepidote. ('Wyandanch Pink'* x 'Smirhaem'* ). H (1983): Brian Schram, Fenwick, Ontario; G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed flowers with frilled edges are 2.4" across x 1.7" long; vivid purplish red and deep purplish pink (66A-C) in bud, opening moderate purplish pink (66D) with moderate red (181A) spots on three upper lobes, and vivid purplish red (66B) veins on reverse; calyx absent. Truss of 17 flowers is 6.3" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4" x 1.5", and glabrous. Shrub is 2' high x 1.75' wide 9 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Hot Mix':  Elepidote. (Vineland Station V-6238-7* x 'Delp's Cindy Lou'). H (1986): 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 are 2.4" across x 2" long; deep and dark red (53A, 60A, 187A) in bud, opening deep and strong red (53A, B; 46A) with sparse dark red (187A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 22 flowers is 5.9" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 6" x 2.75", and glabrous. Shrub is 3' high x 3' wide 6 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Jeanie's Good Fortune':  Elepidote. [('Mary Belle' x 'Goldfort') x unnamed, now extinct seedling of Yelton's cream-flowered fortunei]. H (1983), G (1989), N, I, and REG (1993): Reid Bahnson, Winston-Salem, NC. Very fragrant, saucer-shaped, 7-lobed, wavy-edged flowers of heavy substance are 4.75" across x 3.1" long; light greenish yellow (5C) with light greenish yellow (5D) edge; calyx lacking. Ball-shaped truss of 10 flowers is 7.5" wide x 6.3" high. Leaves are 6" x 2.4", ovate/lanceolate, concave, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), and glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is very floriferous with open growth habit; 5' high x 4.5' wide 8 years from seed; blooms early to midseason; plant hardy to at least -8F; buds, 7°F. (Judged 1st in class Seedling Bred by Owner, Piedmont Chapter, ARS show, April 25, 1992)

'Jet Force':  Elepidote. [('La Bar's White' x 'Catalgla')], selfed. H (1977), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged flowers are 2.6" across x 2" long; blend of deep, strong, and vivid purplish red, and deep purplish pink (61A, 67A-C) in bud, opening strong and vivid purplish red (67A, B); calyx absent. Truss of 18 flowers is 6.3" wide. Leaves are retuse (apex), rounded (base), 2.6" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 4' high x 3.8' wide 15 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Jet Stream':  Elepidote. ['Ruddy Red Max'* x (yakushimanum x maximum)]. H (1985), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed flowers are 1.5" across x 1.2" long; deep, strong, and moderate purplish pink (68A-C) in bud, opening to blend of moderate, light, and pale purplish pink (65A-D) and white, with vivid yellow green (154A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 4.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 3.5" x 1.5", and glabrous. Shrub is 3' high x 3' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms late June.

'Lady Petite':  Lepidote. (Vineland Station V-7703-1* x 'Arctic Pearl'). H (1987), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers are 1.1" across x 0.9" long; vivid reddish purple (78A) in bud, opening strong and light purple (77B-D); calyx absent. Truss of 6 flowers is 2.75" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), rounded (base), 1.5" x 1", and scaly. Shrub is 3.1' high x 3' wide 5 years from seed, and blooms mid May. (Synonym: 'La Petite')

'La Petite':  Synonym of 'Lady Petite'; an initial article is not permitted in a plant name.

'Lawrence Sharley':  Elepidote. ('Purple Splendour' x 'Dianta'). H (1983), G (1989), N, I: Morna Stockman; REG (1993): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Widely funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged flowers are 3.25" across x 1.75" long; purple in bud, opening moderate purplish pink (70D) heavily mottled strong reddish purple (72C), with a blotch on the upper lobe and portions of adjacent lobes consisting of moderate yellow green (138A) spots on strong orange yellow (163B) ground, aging within two weeks to vivid red (45A) spots on vivid red (45C) ground; light green calyx 0.4". Ball-shaped truss of 7-11 flowers is 5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are 3.75" x 1.5", narrowly obovate, concave, acute (apex), cuneate (base); glossy, very dark green, and glabrous. Shrub is spreading with dense growth habit; very floriferous; 1.75' high x 2.5' wide 10 years from seed; blooms late May; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F.

'Lemon Slush':  Elepidote. [('Si Si'* x 'Serendipity') x 'Marypat'*]. H (1984), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Tubular funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers are 2.2" across x 2.2" long; light to pale greenish yellow (1C, D) shading to strong to moderate yellowish pink (31C, D) in bud, opening light to pale greenish yellow (1C, D) with brilliant greenish yellow (1A, B) throat and strong greenish yellow (153C) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 5.1" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), rounded (base), 4.5" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 3.5' high x 3.5' wide 8 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

'Light and Easy':  Elepidote. ('Tony's Gift'* x 'Maxhaem Salmon'). H (1975), 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; blend of strong, light, very light, and very pale purple (84A, 76A-D) in bud, opening very pale purple (76C, D) with a pale greenish yellow (1D) dorsal flare spotted strong yellow green (144A); calyx absent. Truss of 23 flowers is 5.9" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4.1" x 1.7", and glabrous. Shrub is 5' high x 5' wide 17 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

'Little Dipper':  Lepidote. (minus var. minus Carolinianum Group, Burns' yellow selection x 'Delp's Small Fry'). H (1987), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 6-lobed flowers with reflexed petals are 2" across x 1.4" long; strong and light yellow green (145A, B) in bud, opening greenish white (157D), with strong yellow green (145A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 8 flowers is 3.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 2" x 1", and scaly. Shrub is 2.5' high x 2.25' wide 5 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'Looking Glass':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'China'). H and G (1985): Don Gordner, Puyallup, WA; N, I (1990), and REG (1993): Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 2.75" across x 1.75" long; vivid red (45A) in bud, opening strong purplish red (58B) center and margins, with mottled deep purplish pink (58D) in between, and vivid red (46B) spotting in throat; reverse is vivid purplish red (57B) at midveins, shading to (58B) at edges; with age, corolla fades to light pink; calyx lacking. Flattened dome truss of 16 flowers is 4.5" wide x 4" high. Leaves are 4.5"-5" x 1.75"-2.25", elliptic, convex, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); glaucous, dull, moderate olive green (147A) above, with light, felt-like indumentum below and on petiole, yellowish white (155B) aging to moderate orange (167C); held 3 years. Shrub is very floriferous with open growth habit; 3' high x 3.5' wide 6 years from tissue culture; blooms early April; plant hardy to at least 0°F; buds, at least 20°F (untested lower).

'Mad Hatter':  Elepidote. ('Koichiro Wada', open pollinated). Seed collected (1989), G (1993), and N: Steve McCulloch; REG (1993): Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 2" across x 1.25" long; vivid purplish red (57D) base shading to strong purplish red (63A) apex in bud, opening yellowish white (155D) center with vivid purplish red (61C) margins, some pale purplish pink (62D) shading near veins, and moderate orange (167A) speckles in throat; reverse is light purplish pink (63D) at base, with vivid purplish red (61C) margins; color fades slightly with age; calyx lacking. Flat truss of 14-16 flowers is 4" wide x 3"-3.5" high. Leaves are 1.5"-5" x 0.5"-1.9", elliptic/narrowly elliptic, convex, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); dull, moderate olive green (147A), and glabrous; held 3 years. Shrub is very floriferous with spreading, open growth habit; 0.8' high x 1' wide 4 years from seed; blooms mid to late April; hardy to at least 15°F (untested lower).

'Magenta Madness':  Elepidote. ['Nova Zembla' x (strigillosum x 'Essex Scarlet')]. H (1987): Jack Looye, St Catharines, Ont; G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 2" across x 1.8" long; dark red (59 A) in bud, opening to blend of deep red (60A) and strong purplish red (60B, C); calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 4" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 5" x 1.75", and glabrous. Shrub is 2' high x 1.75' wide 5 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Mary G':  Synonym of 'Mary Grystar'; initials are not permitted in plant names.

'Mary Grystar':  Elepidote. (['Mars' x 'America'] No 9 x ['Mars' x 'America'] No 12). H (1984): Al W Smith, Niagara Falls, Ont; G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers are 2.4" across x 1.5" long; moderate and vivid violet (86A; 87A, B) in bud, opening light violet (88C, D) and light purple (84C), with light olive (152A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 16 flowers is 4.3" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), rounded (base), 3" x 1.25", and glabrous. Shrub is 3.25' high x 3' wide 8 years from seed, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'Mary G')

'Mighty Mite':  Name used earlier by George Clarke; subsequently used illegitimately as synonym of 'Delp's Mighty Mite'.

'Mini Mite':  Lepidote. (Vineland Station V-7703-1* x 'Cliff Garland'). H (1987), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins and no stamens are 1" across x 0.8" long; strong purplish red (67A) in bud, opening to blend of deep, strong, moderate, and light purplish pink (68A-D); calyx absent. Truss of 3 flowers is 2.4" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 1.5" x 1", and scaly. Shrub is 2.5' high x 2' wide 5 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'More Twirl': Elepidote. [('Weldy' x 'Serendipity') x ('Catalgla' x 'Lady Bessborough')]. H (1984), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 3.3" across x 2.3" long; blend of strong purplish red and strong and light purplish pink (63B-D) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (56D) with sparse moderate red (47A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 20 flowers is 7' wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 3.5" x 1.25", and glabrous. Shrub is 2.75' high x 2.5' wide 8 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Paint Magic':  Elepidote. ('Tony's Gift'* x 'Maxhaem Salmon'). H (1975), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with frilled edges are 2.75" across x 2.1" long; strong and vivid purplish red (61B, C) in bud, opening to blend of strong purplish red, strong and light purplish pink (63A-D), and very pale purple (69D); calyx absent. Truss of 16 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4" x l.75", and glabrous. Shrub is 5.1' high x 4.5' wide 17 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

'Paul Danik':  Lepidote. (dauricum, dwarf form x 'Marge Danik'). H (1986), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed flowers are 1.6" across x 1" long; strong and light purple (80B-D) in bud, opening strong and light purple (77B-D) and white; calyx absent. Truss of 6 flowers is 3.1" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 2" x 1", and scaly. Shrub is 2.75' high x 2.75' wide 6 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'Pink Cadillac':  Elepidote. ('Pink Cameo', selfed). 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 3" across x 1.9" long; moderate and strong purplish red and deep purplish pink (64A-D) in bud, opening to blend of strong purplish red and deep purplish pink (64B-D) with light olive (152B) spots on a light yellow green (154D) dorsal flare; calyx absent. Truss of 22 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), rounded (base), 5.8" x 2.6",and glabrous. Shrub is 5.5' high x 5' wide 18 years from seed, hardy to at least -20°F, and blooms early June.

'Pink, Inc.':  Synonym of 'Pink Ink'; abbreviations are not permitted in plant names.

'Pink Ink':  Elepidote. ('Tony's Gift'* x 'Lady Bligh'). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers are 2.75" across x 2.1" long; deep and strong purplish red (61A, B) in bud, opening white, heavily edged strong and vivid purplish red (67A, B) and deep and strong purplish pink (67C, D), with dark red (187A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 5.9" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), rounded (base), 3.8" x 1.75", and glabrous. Shrub is 5.25' high x 4.9' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Pink Spectacle':  Elepidote. ('Pink Cameo', selfed). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with frilled edges are 3.5" across x 2.7" long; deep and strong reddish purple and deep purplish pink (77A; 70B, C) in bud, opening strong and light purple (77B-D) with deep greenish yellow (153A) and dark reddish orange (173A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 10 flowers is 6" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 6.5' high x 6' wide 18 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

'Pink Truffle':  Elepidote. ('La Bar's White' x fortunei). H (1973), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 7-lobed flowers with frilled edges are 3.1" across x 2.25" long; strong reddish purple and deep purplish pink (72C, D) shading to light purplish pink and very pale purple (73C, D) in bud, opening very pale purple (73D) and deep purplish pink (72D) with sparse moderate yellow (163C) and brilliant greenish yellow (1A) specks in throat; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 7' wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), rounded (base), 6" x 2.75", and glabrous. Shrub is 6' high x 6' wide 19 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

'Potent Power':  Elepidote. (F4 derivative from 'Newport'). H (1952), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed flowers are 2.4" across x 2" long; deep and strong purplish red (71A-C) in bud, opening to blend of strong purplish red and strong reddish purple (71B, C; 72B) with small white dorsal flare spotted moderate red; calyx absent. Truss of 22 flowers is 4.7" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), rounded (base), 3.5" x 1.75", and glabrous. Shrub is 4' high x 4' wide 40 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

'Powerhouse':  Elepidote. [('America' x 'Doctor V.H. Rutgers') x maximum]. H (1974), G, I, and REG (1993): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed flowers with frilled edges are 2.75" across x 2.25" long; deep, vivid, and light reddish purple (77A; 74A-C) in bud, opening to blend of deep reddish purple (77A) and strong and light purple (77B-D) with a very pale purple (69D) flare and brilliant yellow green (154B) dorsal spots; vivid reddish purple (74A, B) veins on reverse; calyx absent. Truss of 16 flowers is 5.9" wide. Leaves are acute (apex), rounded (base), 2.8" x 1.5", and glabrous. Shrub is 4' high x 4.75' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Prime Time':  Elepidote. {['Linda' x (yakushimanum x 'Delp's Cindy Lou')] x 'Sumatra'}. H (1985): Al W Smith, Niagara Falls, Ont; G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 2.2" across x 1.6" long; deep red and strong purplish red (60A-D) in bud, opening strong purplish red (60C, D) and deep purplish pink (64D), fading slowly to (64D); calyx absent. Truss of 8 flowers is 4.7' wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), rounded (base), 3.1" x 1.25", and glabrous. Shrub is 3.5' high x 3' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Prizewinner':  Elepidote. [maximum x ('Brookville'* x 'Mary Garrison'*)]. H (1974), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed flowers with frilled edges are 2.25" across x 2" long; deep and moderate pink (51B-D) in bud, opening light greenish yellow (4C) to pale yellow green (4D) edged deep pink (51C), with light greenish yellow (4B) flare and sparse moderate orange (167B) spots on upper lobe, shading to moderate red (179A) in throat; calyx absent. Truss of 19 flowers is 7.25" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 5" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 5.25' high x 5' wide 18 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

'Prolific':  Elepidote. ('Newport' x 'Lee's Dark Purple'). H (1956), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed flowers are 2.75" across x 2.25" long; strong and light purple (83C; 80B, C) in bud, opening very pale purple (84D) edged vivid and light purple (87A-C); calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), cuneate (base), 4" x 1.75", and glabrous. Shrub is 10' high x 9' wide 36 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

'Promise':  Elepidote. ('Kristin' x 'Madras'). H (1984): Al W Smith, Niagara Falls, Ont; G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 2" across x 1.8" long; deep purplish red (71A) in bud, opening to blend of strong purplish red (71B, C) and deep and moderate purplish pink (70C, D), with dark red (187A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 20 flowers is 4.75" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), cuneate (base), 3.5" x 1.75", and glabrous. Shrub is 2.5' high x 2.5' wide 8 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Punchline':  Elepidote. ('Ivory Palace'*, selfed). H (1985), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers with frilled edges are 2.2" across x 1.7" long; blend of deep and moderate purplish red (71A, 70A), strong reddish purple (70B), deep and moderate purplish pink (70C, D) and strong yellow green (144B) in bud, opening light yellow green (145C) with a wide margin of strong reddish purple and deep and moderate purplish pink (70B-D), with strong yellow green (144A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 19 flowers is 4.7" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 5" x 2.25", and glabrous. Shrub is 3' high x 2.75' wide 7 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Purple Sage':  Elepidote. {'Blue Peter' x [(Delp's red-flrd catawbiense x 'America') x 'Roslyn']}. H (1974), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed flowers are 3" across x 1.8" long; strong and brilliant violet (86B-D) in bud, opening to blend of light, very light, and very pale purple (85A-D) and brilliant violet (86D); calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), rounded (base), 3.4" x 1.5", and glabrous. Shrub is 4' high x 4' wide 18 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

'Pushover':  Elepidote. ('Pink Cameo', selfed). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed, wavy-edged flowers are 3" across x 2.5" long; deep and strong purplish red (71A, B) in bud, opening strong purplish red (71C, D) with a white flare and sparse dark greenish yellow (152D) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Conical truss of 16 flowers is 5.75" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), cuneate (base), 5" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 6' high x 6' wide 18 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

'Qualifier':  Elepidote. {('Oh My!' x 'Catalgla') x [(fortunei ssp. discolor x 'Fabia') x 'Mary Belle']}. H (1974), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed flowers with frilled edges are 2.4" across x 2" long; vivid purplish red (67B) and deep, strong, and pale purplish pink (67C, D; 65D) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (65D) with broad margins of deep, strong, and light purplish pink (67C, D; 65B), fading slowly to light and pale purplish pink (65B-D) and white; strong greenish yellow (151A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4" x 1.75", and glabrous. Shrub is 5' high x 4.75' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Queen Alice':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Alice'). H: George Clarke, Portland, OR; G: Fred Peste, Shelton, WA; N, I (1990), and REG (1993): Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed, wavy-edged flowers are 2.5" across x 1.75" long; vivid purplish red (61C) in bud, opening moderate purplish pink (65A), fading to mottled (65A), with vivid purplish red (57B) margins and moderate yellow green (147C) speckles in throat; reverse is moderate purplish pink (68C) with (57B) at midveins and margins; calyx lacking. Dome-shaped truss of 18-22 flowers is 5.5" wide x 4.25" high. Leaves are 3.25"-4.25" x 1"-1.5", narrowly elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); dull, moderate olive green (147A) with pale yellow green (157C) hairs above, and greenish white (157D) hairs below on new growth; mature leaves have moderate orange (172D) hairy coating below only; held 3 years. Shrub is very floriferous with upright, open growth habit; 4.5' high x 4.5' wide 6 years from tissue culture; blooms mid May; plant hardy to at least 0°F; buds, at least 15°F (untested lower).

'Redding':  Name in prior use; subsequently used illegitimately as synonym of 'Delp's Redding'.

'Red Impact':  Elepidote. ('Pink Cameo', selfed). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed flowers with frilled edges, are 2.6" across x 1.9" long; dark and deep red (59A, 60A) and deep, moderate and strong purplish red (59B-D) in bud, opening deep and strong purplish red (61A, B; 60C, D) with a small white flare and sparse light olive (152B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 18 flowers is 5.9" wide. Leaves are acute (apex), rounded (base), 5.1" x 2.3", and glabrous. Shrub is 6' high x 5' wide 18 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

'Red Satin':  An azalea name used illegitimately as a synonym of 'Delp's Red Satin'.

'Southern Summer Rose':  Evergreen azalea. ('Ambosiana'* x oldhamii). H (1978), G (1979), N, I  (1991): William L Brown; REG (1993): Hammond Research Station, LSU Agricultural Center, Hammond, LA. Openly funnel-shaped flowers, with 5 smooth-edged lobes and sometimes with petaloid stamens, are 2.5"-3" across x 2"-2.2" long, strong purplish red (54A) with relatively inconspicuous, slightly darker blotch; green calyx 0.25" long. Dome-shaped truss of 3-7 flowers is 4.3" wide x 2.75" high. Leaves are obovate, concave, broadly acute/obtuse and mucronate (apex), cuneate/rounded (base), 1.2"-1.8" x 0.8"-l", with discrete greenish hairs above and below. The shrub has a spreading, moderately open growth habit; holds its leaves 2 years, and is very floriferous, blooming almost continuously from April to November; autumn flowers are on current season's growth. It is 4.5' high x 7' wide 10 years from seed; plant hardy to at least 10F; buds, 25°F.

'Sunstruck':  Elepidote. ('Golden Star' x 'Mary Belle'). H (c l974) and N: Jonathan Shaw, Sandwich, MA (now Lake Wales, FL); G (1990): Jonathan Leonard; I and REG (1993): Briarwood Gardens, East Sandwich, MA. Slightly fragrant, openly funnel-shaped, 6- to 7-lobed, wavy-edged flowers are 3.6" across x 2.7" long; strong red (46A) to vivid reddish orange (42A) in bud, opening pale yellow (12D), overcast strong yellowish pink (37B) at edges (0.1"-0.4" wide), and suffused with strong red (46A) and vivid reddish orange (42A) speckles; with age, yellow color grows more dominant as speckles fade and throat becomes light greenish yellow (3D); strong yellow green (144A) calyx less than 0.1". Ball-shaped truss of 12 flowers is 7' wide x 5.75" high. Leaves are 3.75"-7" x 1.5"-3", moderate olive green (146A), elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), rounded (base), and glabrous; held 2-3 years. Shrub is spreading with dense habit, moderately floriferous; (estimate) 3.5'-4.5' high x somewhat broader 10 years from cutting; blooms June 10; plant hardy to at least -10F; buds, -5F.

'Warriors' Child':  Elepidote. ('Mars' x 'War Dance'). H (1983), G (1989), N: Jonathan Leonard; I and REG (1993): Briarwood Gardens, East Sandwich, MA. Widely funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, smooth-edged flowers are 3.5" across x 2.25" long; strong red (46A) with some deep red (53A) speckling on upper lobe, and white anthers; light yellow green (145B) calyx less than 0.1". Ball-shaped truss of 19 flowers is 7' wide x 6.75" high. Leaves are 3.5"-6.5" x 1.5"-2.75", elliptic, convex, broadly acute (apex), rounded (base), bullate, and glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is spreading and moderately floriferous; (estimate) 4'-5' high x at least 5' wide 10 years from cutting; blooms late midseason; plant hardy to at least -10°F; buds, -5°F.

* The following un-registered names appear as parents in the above listing:
'Ambrosiana':  Ambrosius hybrid, evergreen azalea, parents unknown
'Brookville':  Phipps hybrid, ('Westbury' x 'Meadowbrook')
'Clark Adams':  Pride hybrid, elepidote, parents unknown, hose-in-hose pink flowers
'Delp's Sparkle':  Delp hybrid, [dauricum, dwarf form x ('Gable's Pioneer' x pink-flrd mucronulatum)]
'Dexter Bosley 1035':  Dexter hybrid, elepidote, parents unknown
'Ivory Palace':  Delp hybrid, ['Catalgla' x ('Luxor' x 'Ronald Otto Delp')]
'Katydid': Delp hybrid, [(smirnowii x yakushimanum) x 'Crest']
'Lemon Ice':  Bosley hybrid, elepidote, parents unknown
'Mary Garrison':  Gable hybrid, (fortunei ssp. fortunei x vernicosum aff. Rock 18139)
'Marypat':  Delp hybrid, [(brachycarpum x 'Crest') x 'Monte Carlo']
'Oh My!':  Delp hybrid, (smirnowii x yakushimanum)
'Ruddy Red Max':  seedling from Mt Mitchell, selected by Clark Adams
'Silvery Moon':  Delp hybrid, ('Si Si' x 'Serendipity')
'Si Si':  Delp hybrid, (yakushimanum x 'Gold Mohur')
'Smirhaem':  Gable hybrid, (smirnowii x haematodes ssp. haematodes)
Tony's Giff:  Shammarello hybrid, ('Catalgla' x 'Belle Heller')
Vineland Station V-6238-7:  ('Mars' x 'America') No 7
Vineland Station V-7703-l:  (dauricum x 'Vinestar')
'Wyandanch Pink':  Dexter hybrid, parents unknown


Volume 48, Number 2
Spring 1994

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