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Volume 48, Number 3
Summer 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 February 1 to May 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.

'Andante':  Evergreen azalea. (One of the 'Gumpo' azaleas, open pollinated). Seed collected (1963): Dr Tsuneshige Rokujo, Tokyo, Japan; G, N, I (late 1960s), and REG (1994): Polly Hill, Vineyard Haven, MA. Slightly fragrant, widely funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged flowers are 2.5" across x 2" long, deep yellowish pink (39B). Leaves are obovate/elliptic, flat, acute (apex), cuneate (base), 1.2" x 0.4"; with discrete golden hairs, aging to light tan, at leaf edges and midveins (especially below) and on blades (much more numerous above on new growth). Shrub has spreading, dense growth habit, is moderately floriferous, 1' high x 2.7' wide c 8 years from cutting; blooms very late; plant hardy to at least -5°F.

'Avalon':  Vireya. ('Shasta' x aurigeranum). H (1978), G (1985), N, I, and REG (1994): William Moynier, Los Angeles, CA. Slightly fragrant flowers are tubular funnel-shaped with a straight tube and 5 wavy-edged lobes; 2.75" across x 3" long; light yellow (18A) throughout with slight paling towards lobe edges; calyx lacking. Dome truss of 9-12 flowers is 7" wide x 4" high. Leaves are 4.5" x 2.25", elliptic, convex, broadly acute (apex), rounded (base); dull green with scaly indumentum; held 4 years; petiole 0.25", light green, scaly. Shrub is moderately floriferous with spreading habit, 1.8' high x 2.1' wide 12 years from seed; blooms September through April; plant and bud hardy to at least 32F. (Moynier's Code: H8-875B)

'Banned in Boston':  Elepidote. ('Princess Elizabeth' x 'Kentucky Cardinal'). H (c l976) and N: Jonathan Shaw, Sandwich, MA (now Lake Wales, FL); G (1988): Jonathan Leonard; I (1992) and REG (1993): Briarwood Gardens, East Sandwich, MA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, smooth-edged flowers are 2.75" across x 1.9" long; vivid red (45A) with deep red (53A) speckles in upper lobe and a small white spot at the interior base of each lobe; minute brownish calyx. Dome-shaped truss of 16-18 flowers is 5.5" wide x 4.5" high. Leaves are highly variable, 3"-6" x 1"-2", moderate olive green (137A) above, strong yellow green (144A) below; narrowly elliptic, flat, acute (apex), oblique (base), and glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is upright with open habit, moderately floriferous; 7' high x 7' wide 17 years from seed; blooms midseason (opens May 23-30); plant hardy to at least - 15°F; buds, -10°F.

R. brookeanum var. gracile, Strybing form: See 'Jock's Cairn'.

'Conquistador':  Elepidote. ('Fire Bird' x 'Autumn Gold'). H (1980), G (1984), N, I (1988) through Ellanhurst Gardens, Sherwood, OR, and REG (1994): Lansing Bulgin, King City, OR. Tubular funnel-shaped, 7-lobed flowers with frilled margins are 4" across x 3.25" long; moderate red (47A) in bud, opening (47A) at edges and shading to strong pink (49A) towards light yellow green (154D) center; streaks of (154D) radiating c l" from center along lobe veins; two dorsal rays of moderate red (179B) spots extending from center to lobe intersections; reverse is strong red (47B) at margins, shading to strong yellowish pink (38A) base; calyx 0.4"-l", light greenish yellow (4C) to deep pink (47D). Flat truss of 11-17 flowers is 7.5" wide x 5.5" high. Leaves are 4.5" x 1.75", elliptic, concave, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); dull green and glabrous; held 2+ years. Shrub is spreading with dense growth habit, very floriferous; 3.75' high x 3.5' wide 6-7 years from cutting; blooms mid May; plant and bud hardy to at least 5°F.

'Cupcake':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Medusa'). H (c l971) and N: Margaret Thompson; G (c l975): Willard Thompson Nursery; REG (1994): Roy and Evelyn Thompson, all Waldport, OR; I: Greer Gardens, Eugene, OR, and Willard Thompson Nursery. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed flowers of heavy to normal substance are 2" across x 2" long; strong red (47B) in bud, opening deep pink (52C) and aging to light yellowish pink (38C); sparse red spotting on upper lobe; deep pink (52B) streaks at outside midveins; calyx absent. Lax truss of 9 flowers is 5" wide x 2.5" high. Leaves are 3.5" x 1.1", narrowly oblong, convex, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); glossy, dark yellowish green (139A) above, moderate yellow green (138C) below with felt-like hairs, moderate orange yellow (164C) aging to pale yellow (161C); held 3 years. Shrub is spreading with dense growth habit, very floriferous; 6" high x 7" wide 3 years from cutting, reaching 3' at 10 years; blooms mid April; plant hardy to at least -5°F; buds, 0°F to -5F.

'Dad's Indian Summer':  Elepidote. ('Pink Petticoats' x 'Ring of Fire'). H (1981): Willard Thompson; N: Margaret Thompson; G (c l986) and I: Willard Thompson Nursery; REG (1994): Roy and Evelyn Thompson, all Waldport, OR. Openly funnel-shaped flowers with 5-6 lobes are 3.5" across x 2" long; strong red (53C) in bud, opening (53C) fading to deep yellowish pink (47C) with deep pink (47D) edging; upper lobe pale yellow (11C) shading to (47C); faint streaking center of each lobe; reverse (53C) aging to deep pink (52C); calyx absent. Dome truss of up to 30 flowers is 6" wide x 5" high. Leaves are 5.25" x 2", oblong, slightly concave, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, moderate yellow green (147C) below, and glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is spreading with upright habit, moderately floriferous; 1.5' high x 1.5' wide 4 years from cutting; blooms mid April; plant hardy to at least 5°F; buds, 10°F.

'Delp's Tea Time':  Elepidote. ['Si Si'* x (smirnowii x catawbiense) No 1]. H (1978), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed, wavy-edged flowers are 2.6" across x 2" long; strong purplish red (60B, C) in bud, opening moderate purplish pink (62B) edged strong purplish red (60D) with pale greenish yellow (1D) flare and moderate yellow green (146B) dorsal spots; reverse (60D); calyx absent. Truss of 16 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 5" x 2.25", and glabrous. Shrub is 3.75' high x 3.5' wide 14 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June. (Synonym: 'T-Time')

'Diplomat':  Elepidote. ['Danik-Stokes Dash'* x ('Mars' x 'America')]. H (1974), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers are 3" across x 2" long; deep purplish red (71A) and dark red (59A) in bud, opening to blend of strong purplish red (71B-D) and very light and very pale purple (75C, D) with a white flare and dark red (59A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 17 flowers is 5.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), rounded (base), 4.75" x 2.25", and glabrous. Shrub is 4.75' high x 4.5' wide 18 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

'Dorothy Russell':  Elepidote. ('Pygmalion' x haematodes x Dexter No 8; exact combination unknown). H (pre-1943): Charles O Dexter, Sandwich, MA; N: Richard Schwoebel; I (pre-1972): Schwoebel Nursery, Ardmore, PA; REG (1994): Briarwood Gardens, East Sandwich, MA. Openly funnel-shaped, 6- to 7-lobed, wavy-edged flowers are 3.5" across x 2.5" long; deep purplish pink (66C) throughout with dark red (59A) speckles on all lobes, most concentrated on upper lobe; calyx less than 0.1", moderate yellow green (146B). Ball-shaped truss of 21 flowers is 7" wide x 7" high. Leaves are 4"-7" x 1.25"-2.5", moderate olive green (146A) above, moderate yellow green (146D) below; elliptic, flat, acute (apex), rounded (base), and glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is upright and spreading, moderately floriferous; 8' high x 8' wide 12 years from cutting; blooms early midseason (opens May 23-28); plant hardy to at least -15F; buds, -5°F.

'Ellanhurst':  Elepidote. ('Purple Lace' x 'Van Nes Sensation'). H (1985), G (1990), N, and REG (1994): Lansing Bulgin, King City, OR. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers of heavy substance, with wavy-edged margins, are 4" across x 2.8" long; strong reddish purple (70B) in bud, opening yellowish white (155D) with moderate purplish pink (66D) margins and a strong greenish yellow (153B) spotted flare on upper lobe; reverse (66D), lighter towards center, with strong reddish purple (70B) ribs; calyx absent. Ball truss of 15 flowers is 7" wide x 7" high. Leaves are 5" x 1.75", elliptic, flat with slight twist, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); glossy and glabrous; held 2+ years. Shrub is upright with dense growth habit, very floriferous, 4' high x 3.75' wide 9 years from seed; blooms late April; plant and bud hardy to at least 5°F.

'Jock's Cairn':  Vireya. (Parentage uncertain, thought to be [brookeanum x possibly javanicum]; may be an old Veitch hybrid). Obtained from US National Arboretum; R and I: Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco, CA; N: Peter Sullivan, San Francisco, CA; REG (1994): William Moynier, Los Angeles, CA. Flowers are 2" across x 2.25" long with 5 smooth-edged lobes, narrowly tubular funnel- shaped with tube narrowly cylindrical for lower 0.9"; strong red (41B) lobes with strong pink (52D) throat and a narrow, star-shaped band of darker color between the two; calyx lacking. Dome truss of 10-14 flowers is 6" wide x 4" high. Leaves are 4.5" x 2", elliptic, concave, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); dull deep green with tan, scaly indumentum below; held 2 years; petiole 0.4", light green, scaly. Shrub is upright and spreading with dense growth habit, very floriferous, 4.2' high x 5.2' wide 15 years from cutting; blooms August to December; plant and bud hardy to at least 32°F. (Synonym: R. brookeanum var. gracile, Strybing form)

'Lee Edward Entsminger':  Elepidote. [('Wardian Cream'* x wightii) x macabeanum]. H (1956): Ben Nelson, Suquamish, WA; G (1961), N, I (1986) and REG (1994): Lee Edward Entsminger, Snohomish, WA. Very fragrant, openly campanulate, 8-lobed, wavy-edged flowers are 3" across x 2.5" long; vivid red (46B) to brilliant yellow (9C) in bud, opening pastel orange, fading within 2 days to light yellow green (2C) with c 0.75" edging of pale greenish yellow (2D), finally fading 3 weeks later to white; 8 short brush marks radiating from the throat, deep and moderate red to moderate purplish red (185A-C); minute green calyx with red edge. Tall, compact truss of 14-20 flowers is 7.5" wide x 6" high. Leaves are 8" x 3", elliptic to obovate, flat, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); dull, moderate olive green (146A) and glabrous above, with moderate yellow (161A) medium density felt-like hairs below, easily rubbed off; held 1 year. Shrub is very floriferous with upright, open growth habit; 7' high x 7' wide 30 years from seed; blooms month of March; hardy to at least -5°F. (Synonym: 'L.E.E.'s W.W.M.')

'L.E.E.'s W.W.M.':  Preregistration name of 'Lee Edward Entsminger'

'Lemon Joy':  Deciduous azalea. (F6 selection from a Knap Hill azalea). H (1958), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Very fragrant, openly funnel-shaped, 5- lobed, slightly wavy-edged flowers are 1.5" across x 1.25" long; brilliant, light, and pale yellow (11A-D) in bud, opening pale yellow (11D) with light yellow (11B) flare spotted vivid orange yellow (23A) on three upper lobes; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 4.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 3" x 1.5", and hairy. Shrub is 6' high x 6' wide 35 years from seed, and blooms late May.

'Merley Cream':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (pre-1943): Charles O Dexter, Sandwich, MA; N: Brian O Mulligan, Seattle, WA or James Wells, Red Bank, NJ; I (1961): Wells Nursery, Red Bank, NJ; REG (1994): Briarwood Gardens, East Sandwich, MA. Openly funnel-shaped, 6- to 7-lobed, smooth-edged flowers are 2.75" across x 2" long; greenish white (155C) with a prominent vivid yellow (12A) flare; minute, strong yellow green (145A) calyx. Dome-shaped truss of 12-13 flowers is 5" wide x 5.5" high. Leaves are 3"-5.5" x 1.25"-2.75", moderate yellow green (146B above, 147D below); elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), oblique (base), and glabrous; held 1-2 years. Shrub is upright with dense growth habit; moderately floriferous; 1.5' high x 1.5' wide 3 years from cutting, ultimate height c 5'; blooms midseason (opens May 27); plant hardy to at least -25F; buds, -20F.

'Myra Monte':  Lepidote. (burmanicum, ARS Seed Exchange Lot 71-233 x edgeworthii, Bodnant form). H (1986), G (1990), N, I and REG (1994): J W Gerdemann, Yachats, OR. Moderately fragrant, openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged flowers are 4.5" across x 3" long; deep pink (51B) in bud, opening strong purplish pink (68B) outside, white edged (68B) inside; prominent flare of deep pink (48B) and brilliant yellow (12B) on upper lobes; calyx 0.5", moderate red (181B). Flat truss of up to 8 flowers is 7.5" wide x 6" high. Leaves are 5" x 2", elliptic, concave, acute (apex), cuneate (base); bullate, glossy, moderate olive green (137A-B) above, scaly below; held 1 year. Shrub is very floriferous with upright, fairly dense growth habit; 2.7' high x 3.3' wide 2 years from established root ball; blooms mid April; plant and bud hardy to at least 15°F; froze to near ground at 10°F, but made rapid recovery, branching well from base.

'Pleasant Companion':  Vireya. [lochiae x (konorii x 'Dr. Herman Sleumer')]. H (1976), G (1981), N, I, and REG (1994): William Moynier, Los Angeles, CA. Very fragrant flowers are tubular funnel-shaped with a straight tube and 5 smooth-edged lobes; 2.75" across x 2.5" long; vivid red 52A throughout; calyx lacking. Flat truss of 4-5 flowers is 6" wide x 2.75" high. Leaves are 2.5" x 1.75", broadly elliptic, concave, broadly acute (apex), rounded (base); dull green with scaly indumentum; held 2 years; petiole 0.6", pinkish-cream, scaly. Shrub is spreading with dense growth habit; very floriferous; 2.4' high x 3.75' wide 18 years from seed; blooms all year, but heaviest May to July; plant and bud hardy to at least 32°F. (Moynier's Code: W6-981C)

'Roughy':  Elepidote. ('Newport' x 'Lee's Dark Purple'). H (1974), 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 strong and light purple (83C, D; 77C, D) with pale greenish yellow (2D) flare and light olive (152B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 12 flowers is 5" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), rounded (base), 6" x 2.75", and glabrous. Shrub is 5.75' high x 5.25' wide 18 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Runaway':  Elepidote. ('Tony's Gift'* x 'Maxhaem Salmon'). H (1975), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged flowers are 2.6" across x 2" long; strong purplish red (72A), strong reddish purple (72B), and moderate purplish pink (70D) in bud, opening very pale purple (76D) edged heavily with (72A, B); strong yellow green (144A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 5.1" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), rounded (base), 4" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 3.5' high x 4.25' wide 17 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

'Ruth Anne':  Elepidote. ('The Hon. Jean Marie de Montague' x aberconwayi). H (1972), G (1978), N, I, and REG (1994): William Moynier, Los Angeles, CA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy- edged flowers are 2" across x 2" long; deep purplish pink (55A) with lighter throat, aging to pale purplish pink (55D) throughout with maroon flecks on upper lobe; calyx 0.25", greenish cream. Ball truss of 16-18 flowers is 5.5" wide x 5.5" high. Leaves are 5" x 1.75", elliptic, convex, acute (apex), cuneate (base); dull and glabrous; held 2 years. Shrub is very floriferous with dense growth habit; 4' high x 4' wide 18 years from seed; blooms mid April to mid May (no autumn bloom); plant and bud hardy to at least 26°F (untested lower). (Moynier's Code: F2-939)

'San Miguel':  Vireya. [(aurigeranum x 'Dr. Herman Sleumer') x leucogigas]. H (1972): Peter Sullivan, San Francisco, CA; G (1978), N, I, and REG (1994): William Moynier, Los Angeles, CA. Slightly fragrant flowers of heavy substance are tubular funnel-shaped with straight, narrow tube and 7 wavy-edged lobes; 4" across x 4.5" long; deep yellowish pink (41D) with creamy throat, aging to deep pink (51C); conspicuous bright green stigma; calyx lacking. Dome truss of 10-13 flowers is 10" wide x 5" high. Leaves are 6" x 2.25", elliptic, concave, acute (apex), cuneate (base); dull green with scaly indumentum; held 2 years; petiole 0.4", maroon, scaly. Shrub is upright with spreading habit; moderately floriferous; 4.25' high x 4.7' wide 20 years from seed; bloom period variable, December through August; plant and bud hardy to at least 32°F. (Moynier's Code: 429)

'Satin Sheen':  Lepidote. ('Achiever' x 'Gable's Pioneer'). H (1975), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers are 1.5" across x 1" long; light reddish purple (74C) and moderate purplish pink (74D) in bud, opening to blend of bud colors and very pale purple (69C, D), with light yellowish pink (159A) anthers; calyx absent. Truss of 6 flowers is 3" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 2" x 0.75", and scaly. Shrub is 4' high x 4' wide 17 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'Sidekick':  Lepidote. ('Achiever' x selection from PJM group). H (1979), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed flowers are 1.25" across x 1.2" long; strong and light purple (77B-D) in bud, opening light purple (77C, D) with moderate orange (170C) anthers; reverse strong purple (77B); calyx absent. Multiple bud truss of 7 flowers is 3.5" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 2" x 0.75", and scaly. Shrub is 3' high x 3' wide 13 years from seed, and blooms mid to late May.

'Smokerings':  Elepidote. ('Catalgla' x 'Roslyn'). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged flowers are 3" across x 1.8" long; moderate violet and moderate purple (86A, 82C) in bud, opening to blend of strong, light, and very light purple (83D; 76A-B) with moderate yellow green and dark greenish yellow (146C, 152C) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 6" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), rounded (base), 3.7" x 1.75", and glabrous. Shrub is 5.5' high x 4' wide 18 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

'Softview':  Elepidote. ('Si Si'* x 'Serendipity'). H (1978), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers are 3" across x 2.3" long; light greenish yellow and pale yellow green (4C, D) in bud, opening pale yellow green (4D) with brilliant greenish yellow and moderate red (2B, 180B) in throat; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 5.9" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 3.5" x 1.1", and glabrous. Shrub is 3.5' high x 3.5' wide 14 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Spinout':  Elepidote. ('Caltwins'* No 2, selfed). H (1975), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, slightly wavy-edged flowers are 2.6" across x 1.8" long; deep and strong purplish red (61A, B) in bud, opening strong and vivid purplish red (67A, B) with light greenish yellow (5C) flare and moderate yellow green (146B) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 16 flowers is 5.1" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 3.4" x 1.2", and glabrous. Shrub is 3.4' high x 4.6' wide 17 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Sublime':  Elepidote. ('Ben Moseley' x 'Besse Howells'). H (1975): D L Hinerman M.D., Ann Arbor, MI; G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, slightly wavy-edged flowers are 3.5" across x 2" long; shades of dark red and deep, moderate, and strong purplish red (59A-D) in bud, opening to blend of deep, moderate and strong purplish red (59B-D; 71A, B); calyx absent. Truss of 15 flowers is 6.7" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 5" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 3' high x 5' wide 17 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

'T-Time':  Name rejected as sounding like 'Tea Time' which was registered in 1988 by Arthur and Maxine Childers for an elepidote; used illegitimately as a synonym of 'Delp's Tea Time'.

'Teacher's Pet':  Elepidote. ('Stokes Bronze Wings' x 'Adele's Yellow'). H (1977), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed flowers are 2" across x 1.5" long; strong purplish red and pale yellowish pink (63A, B; 159D) in bud, opening pale yellowish pink (159D) with brilliant greenish yellow (3B) flare and strong yellow green (144A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 5.1" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 3" x 1.2", and glabrous. Shrub is 2' high x 2.6' wide 15 years from seed, and blooms early June.

Tightwad':  Elepidote. ('Tony's Gift'* x 'Maxhaem Salmon'). H (1975), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed, wavy-edged flowers are 2.4" across x 2" long; moderate purplish pink and strong purplish red (74D; 71B-D) in bud, opening to blend of strong and light purple, very pale purple, and strong purplish red (77B-D; 76D; 71D); calyx absent. Truss of 14 flowers is 4.75" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), cuneate (base), 3.75" x 1.75", and glabrous. Shrub is 4.5' high x 5' wide 17 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F, and blooms early June.

Twinkle Toes':  Lepidote. ('Achiever' x valentinianum). H (1976), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers are 2" across x 1.4" long; light greenish yellow (1C) and pale purplish pink(65C) in bud, opening white with (65C) anthers; calyx absent. Truss of 6 flowers is 3.1" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 3" x 1.5", and scaly. Shrub is 8' high x 8' wide 16 years from seed, and blooms mid May.

'Upbeat':  Elepidote. ('Midsummer' x 'Delp's Red Max'). H (1977), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed flowers are 2.6" across x 2" long; strong purplish red (63A) in bud, opening strong purplish red (63B) and strong purplish pink (63C, D) with strong yellow green (144A) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 16 flowers is 4.3" wide. Leaves are broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4.5" x 2", and glabrous. Shrub is 5' high x 5' wide 15 years from seed, and blooms early June.

'Whisper Soft':  Elepidote. ('Catalgla' x 'Cadis'). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, slightly wavy-edged flowers are 3" across x 1.8" long; strong and light purple (84A, B) in bud, opening very pale purple (84D) edged light purple (84B, C), with light yellow green (154D) flare and moderate yellow green (146C) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 21 flowers is 5.9" wide. Leaves are obtuse (apex), cuneate (base), 5.75" x 2.6", and glabrous. Shrub is 6' high x 5.75' wide 18 years from seed, hardy to at least -20°F, and blooms early June.

'Wyandanch Pink':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (pre-1943): Charles O Dexter, Sandwich, MA; N and I (pre-1973): Wyandanch Nursery, Wyandanch, NY; REG (1994): Briarwood Gardens, East Sandwich, MA. Openly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged flowers are 3.5" across x 2.5" long; strong purplish pink (68B) with darker speckles on upper lobe; upper lobe fades to white and speckles age to strong greenish yellow (153B); minute strong yellow green (144B) calyx. Dome-shaped truss of 10-14 flowers is 5.5" wide x 5" high. Leaves are 7" x 2.75", moderate olive green (137A) above, moderate yellow green (147C) below; elliptic, convex, broadly acute (apex), cuneate/oblique (base), and glabrous; held 3 years. Shrub is upright with spreading, dense growth habit; very floriferous when mature; 6' high x 7' wide 10 years from cutting; blooms midseason (opens May 25-30); plant and bud hardy to at least -25F.

* The following unregistered names appear as parents in the above listing:

'Caltwins': Delp hybrid, ('Catalgla' x 'Pink Twins')
'Danik-Stokes Dash': Stokes hybrid, [F2 selection from ('America' x 'Kettledrum')]
'Si Si': Delp hybrid, (yakushimanum x 'Gold Mohur')
'Tony's Gift': Shammarello hybrid, ('Catalgla' x 'Belle Heller')
'Wardian Cream': Ben Nelson hybrid of unknown parentage.

CORRECTIONS: Parentage of 47 of the Glenn Dale azaleas has been modified in the International Rhododendron Register to conform with information discovered by Richard T. West when working from the original USDA records. Corrections were reported in an article titled "Correction of Parentage for Some Glenn Dale Azaleas" (The Azalean, September 1993).


Volume 48, Number 3
Summer 1994

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