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Volume 48, Number 4
Fall 1994

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American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry
Jay W Murray
North American Registrar of Plant Names
Colts Neck, New Jersey

        The following rhododendron and azalea names, submitted through the North American registrar, were approved and added to the International Rhododendron Register during the period May 1 to August 1, 1994 by the Royal Horticultural Society, 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.

'April Pink':  Lepidote. (minus var. chapmanii x mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'). H (1969), G (1976), N, I (1988), and REG (1994): August E Kehr, Hendersonville, NC. Slightly fragrant, funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, smooth-edged flowers are 1.5" across x 1.5" long, pale purplish pink (56A) with throat heavily spotted red; calyx lacking. Lax truss of 3 flowers is 3.5" wide x 2" high. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 1.4" x 0.75", with light brown scales below; petiole negligible. Shrub very floriferous, 3' high x 2.5' wide 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -10F. April.

'Augie Kehr':  Elepidote. ('Queen Anne's' x 'Golden Star'). H (1981), G (1992), N, I, and REG (1994): August E Kehr, Hendersonville, NC. Fully double, open funnel-shaped, 6-lobed, wavy-edged fls are 3.5" across x 2.5" long, deep yellow; calyx 0.25" long, green. Ball truss of 13-15 fls is 6" wide x 3" high. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, obtuse (apex), rounded (base), 6" x 2.75", glossy, hairless. Shrub very floriferous, upright habit, 3.5' high x 2.5' wide 13 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. Early May.

'Barbara Ann':  Elepidote. ['Aviva Ann' x ('Great Lakes' x 'America')]. H (1983): A Richard Brooks, Concord, MA; G (1991), N, I, and REG (1994): Henry Wrightington, Hanson, MA. Flowers of heavy substance are open funnel-shaped, 5-lobed with frilled margins, 3" across x 2" long; deep red (53A) in bud, opening moderate purplish pink (66D) with strong purplish red (59D) margins; upper lobe much lighter than others, with large whitish flare and two rays of brilliant yellow green (154C) speckles; calyx lacking. Dome truss of 16-18 fls is 6" wide x 4" high. Lvs held 3 years, oblong, convex, obtuse (apex), rounded (base), 4"-5" x 1.5"-2.5"; glossy, moderate olive green (146A) and hairless above, with sparse strong yellow (153D) hairs along midrib below. Shrub upright, spreading, dense growth habit, very floriferous even in deep shade, 3.8' high x 4.5' wide 11 years from seed; plant hardy to at least -15F; buds, -8F. Mid May.

'Betty Goheen':  Elepidote. ('Fabia' x 'Hawk'). H (1964), G (1974), N, and REG (1994): David W Goheen, Camas, WA; I (1994) with Chris Hoffman through A Sandy Rhododendron, Sandy, OR. Open campanulate, 5-lobed, wavy-edged, slightly fragrant fls of heavy substance are 2"-2.5" across x 1.5" long, deep yellowish pink (43C) in bud, opening brilliant greenish yellow (4A) in center, shading to pale yellow green (4D) at margins, tinged randomly with streaks of deep to strong yellowish pink (43C, D); reverse is brilliant greenish yellow (4A); calyx 1" long, 5-lobed, wavy-edged, mixture of brilliant greenish yellow (4A) and deep yellowish pink (43C). Dome truss of 7-8 fls is 5" wide x 3.5"-4" high. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic to narrowly elliptic, concave, broadly acute (apex), cordate (base), 3"-4" x 1"-1.5", glossy, moderate yellow green (146B) above, hairless; petiole 1" long, light yellow green (145B) with minute dark glands. Shrub upright, spreading, very floriferous, 6' high x 6' wide 25 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. Late April.

'Betty Margaret Senn':  Elepidote. (wardii, open pollinated). S (1964), G, N, I (1985), and REG (1994): H Vaartnou, Victoria, BC. Open campanulate, 5-lobed, wavy-edged fls are 2.5" across x 1.5" long, light greenish yellow (4C) to pale yellow green (4D); calyx less than 0.1", greenish. Lax truss of 10-12 fls is 5" wide x 3.5" high. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), rounded (base), 3.5" x 1.75", hairless. Shrub spreading with open growth habit, very floriferous, 8' high x 8' wide 25 years from seed; plant hardy to at least 0°F; buds, 5°F. April.

'Carolina Gold':  Lepidote. (Burns' yellow-flrd minus Carolinianum Group x either Herbert's yellow-flrd minus Carolinianum Group or cinnabarinum ssp. xanthocodon Concatenans Group). H (1971), G (1975), N, I (1975), and REG (1994): August E Kehr, Hendersonville, NC. Widely funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, smooth-edged fls are 1.5" across x 1" long, near pale yellow (12D); calyx 0.4" long, green. Ball truss of 12 fls is 5" wide x 4" high. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 3.25" x 1.75", with brown scales above and below; petiole 0.75", scaly. Shrub upright, open growth habit; very vigorous in northern areas, less so south of Washington DC; moderately floriferous, 3' high x 2.5' wide 10 years from cutting; plant and bud hardy to at least -15F. May.

'Carolina Nude':  Azaleodendron. (minus Carolinianum Group x pink-flrd periclymenoides). H (1974), G (1977), N, I (1984), and REG (1994): G David Lewis, Colts Neck, NJ. Broadly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged fls are 2" across x 1.4" long, pale purplish pink (56A) in bud, opening white with light speckling of moderate orange (167B) on upper lobe; reverse is white flushed pale purplish pink (56B); calyx lacking. Dome truss of 6-7 fls is 3" wide x 2.25" high. Lvs held 1.5 years, elliptic, convex, acute (apex), cuneate (base), 3.5" x 1.5"; dull green with scales below and on petiole. Shrub very floriferous with spreading habit, 4' high x 6' wide 20 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F. Early May.

'Cheers':  Synonym of 'Delp's Cheers'.

'Crimson Constellation':  Elepidote. ('Aviva Ann' x 'Small Wonder'). H (1986), G (1992), N, I, and REG (1994): A Richard Brooks, Concord, MA. Open funnel-shaped, 5-lobed fls with frilled margins are 2.5" across x 1.75" long, very deep red (darker than 53A) in bud, opening deep red (53A) at edges, shading to white star-shaped pattern at center, with light speckling of strong red (53C) on white area of dorsal lobe; edges fade to strong red (53B); reverse is deep red (53A) without shading; calyx 0.1" long, green with grayish red at lobe tips. Dome truss of 12-14 fls is 5" wide x 3.5" high. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, convex, obtuse (apex), rounded (base), 3.75" x 2", glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub upright, moderately floriferous, 1.8' high x 1.7' wide 7 years from seed; plant hardy to at least -16F; buds, -10F. Late May.

'Cuarto':  Elepidote. [(williamsianum x arboreum) x magnificum]. H (1981), G (1994), N, and REG (1994): David W Goheen, Camas, WA; I: with Chris Hoffman through A Sandy Rhododendron, Sandy, OR. Slightly fragrant, open funnel-shaped, 6-lobed, wavy to frilled-edged fls of heavy substance are 3" across x 2.5" long, light yellowish pink (36A) in bud, opening light yellow (12C) with all margins tinged light yellowish pink (36A); vivid yellow green (154A) spotting on three upper lobes; reverse is brilliant yellow (13B, C); calyx minute, green-yellow. Dome truss of 14-16 fls is 6" wide x 6" high. Lvs held 3 years, oblanceolate, convex, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 6" x 1.5"-1.75", dull, bullate, vivid yellowish green (134A) above, hairless; petiole has glandular hairs on new growth. Shrub upright and spreading with open habit, very floriferous, 3' high x 3' wide 12 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 5°F. Early May.

'Delp's Cheers':  Elepidote. ('Princess Elizabeth' x 'Sultry Peach'*). H (1988): T L Ring, M.D., Bellaire, OH; G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Open funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged fls are 2.25" across x 1.6" long; deep and strong red (53A, B) in bud, opening to blend of strong red (53D), strong pink (54C) and moderate purplish pink (54D) with sparse light orange yellow (22D) dorsal spots; reverse deep and strong red (53A, B); calyx absent. Truss of 17 fls is 4" wide. Lvs broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4" x 1.5", hairless. Shrub 1.5' high x 1' wide 4 years from seed. Early June. (Synonym: 'Cheers')

'Delp's Yankee Doodle':  Elepidote. [(America' x yakushimanum) No 6]. H (1974), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Open funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, slightly wavy-edged fls are 2.6" across x 1.9" long; dark red (187A) and vivid reddish purple (74A) in bud, opening to blend of strong purplish red (72A, B) and strong reddish purple (75A, B) with a white flare and moderate yellow green (146D) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 12 fls is 5.1" wide. Lvs broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 3.75" x 2", hairless. Shrub 4' high x 4.3' wide 18 years from seed. Early June. (Synonym: 'Yankee Doodle')

'Doctor Art Harris':  Elepidote. (macrophyllum x R. x geraldii). H (pre-1962): Dr A K Harris, Camas, WA; G (pre-1975), N, and REG (1994): David W Goheen, Camas, WA; I (1994): with Chris Hoffman through A Sandy Rhododendron, Sandy, OR. Slightly fragrant, open funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged fls are 3" across x 2.2" long, light purplish pink (68D) in bud, opening (68D) with prominent deep purplish red (71A) blotch extending upwards from throat, grading into light purple (76A) spots on upper lobes; reverse deep purplish pink (68A); calyx minute, vivid purplish red (66A). Dome truss of 18-20 fls is 7" wide x 6" high. Lvs held 3 years, narrowly oblong to elliptic, concave, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 9" x 2.5"-3", dull, moderate yellowish green (139B) above, hairless. Shrub upright, open growth habit, moderately floriferous, 14' high x 7' wide 30 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 0F. Early April.

'Doctor Brian Saunders':  Elepidote. (Selection from calophytum). S (1963), G (1976), N, I, and REG (1994): H Vaartnou, Victoria, BC. Oblique-campanulate, 5-lobed, smooth-edged fls of heavy substance are 3" across x 2.5" long, pink in bud, opening yellowish white (155D) with a central maroon blotch; calyx minute, pink. Ball truss of up to 20 fls is 8" wide x 6" high. Lvs held 3 years, narrowly elliptic, flat to convex, acute (apex), oblique (base), 12" x 3.5", hairless. Shrub upright, open growth habit, very floriferous, 12' high x 10' wide 25 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. March.

'Doctor Susan Leacock':  Elepidote. (Selection from grande [seed from Brodick Castle]). S (1964), G (1979), N, I (1985), and REG (1994): H Vaartnou, Victoria, BC. Ventricose-campanulate, 8-lobed, smooth-edged fls of heavy substance are 2.75" across x 2.75" long, salmon pink in bud, opening light greenish yellow (4C) to pale yellow green (4D); rim-like calyx, greenish. Ball truss of up to 25 fls is 7" wide x 5" high. Lvs held 2-3 years, elliptic to narrowly elliptic, broadly acute (apex), oblique (base), up to 12" x 4.5", glossy green and hairless above, with silvery gray felt-like hairs below; petiole hairy. Shrub upright, open growth habit, moderately floriferous, 10' high x 7' wide 25 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F. March-April.

'Edward Bok':  Evergreen azalea. (Selection from mucronatum). Cuttings collected in Formosa (1952): N H Fritz; R (in USA): US National Arboretum, distributed under code PI 199299; N, I, and REG (1994): David M Price, Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, FL. Moderately fragrant, open funnel-campanulate fls with 5 smooth-edged lobes are 3.3" across x 2.4" long; white with light yellow green (145D) base in bud, opening white with brilliant yellow green (150B) blotch on dorsal lobe, and with an occasional petal inconspicuously and narrowly streaked strong purplish red (70B); calyx 0.6" long, strong yellow green (144B). Lvs narrowly elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 3.1" x 1.1"; dull, dark yellowish green (139A) above; moderate yellow green (137C) with discrete golden hairs below. Shrub upright, dense growth habit, very floriferous, 0.28' high x 0.2' wide 3 years from cutting; plant and bud hardy to at least 19°F. Late January.

'Epitome':  Elepidote. ('Goody Goody' x 'Anna Delp'). H (1978), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Open funnel-shaped, 5-lobed fls are 2.9" across x 2.5" long; strong purplish red (72A) and vivid reddish purple (74A) in bud, opening vivid and light reddish purple (74A-C) with a white dorsal flare spotted dark red (59A); calyx absent. Conical truss of 12 fls is 5.5" wide. Lvs broadly acute (apex), rounded (base), 3.75" x 2.1", hairless. Shrub 5' high x 5' wide 15 years from seed. Early June.

'Fancy Pants':  Elepidote. {(smirnowii x bureavii) x [(yakushimanum x 'Delp's Cindy Lou') No 3 x (yakushimanum x 'Delp's Cindy Lou') No 2]}. H (1986): AW Smith, Niagara Falls, Ont; G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Open funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged fls are 2" across x 1.75" long; deep and strong purplish red and strong reddish purple (71A; 72A, B) in bud, opening very pale purple (75D) in throat, edged with blend of strong purplish red (71D) and deep purplish pink (70C); dark red (59A) and strong purplish red (60C) dorsal spots; calyx absent. Truss of 22 fls is 4.7' wide. Lvs obtuse (apex), rounded (base), 4" x 2", hairless. Shrub 3' high x 2.75' wide 6 years from seed. Early June.

'Fern Bunnell':  Deciduous azalea. ('Tima'* x unnamed double-flrd selection). H (1979) and G (1985): Jack Bunnell, Olympia, WA; N, I, and REG (1994): Vern and Ida Bailey, Brinnon, WA. Very fragrant, tubular funnel-shaped, double, wavy-edged fls are 3" across x 2" long, moderate reddish orange (41C) in bud, opening light orange yellow (22B) with throat and irregular edging of brilliant orange (29A); calyx 0.25" long, green. Ball truss of 8 fls is 3" wide x 5" high. Lvs elliptic, convex, acute (apex), cuneate (base), 1.75" x 1.2", moderate yellow green (146B) with white hairs at margins and midribs above and below; autumn foliage vivid reddish orange (44B). Shrub upright, rounded, well-branched habit, moderately floriferous, 4' high x 3' wide 15 years from seed; hardy to at least -5°F. Mid May.

'Fortune's Child':  Elepidote. ('Essex Scarlet' x fortunei). H (1959), G, N, I, and REG (1994): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Slightly fragrant, broadly funnel-shaped, (5-)6(-7)-lobed, wavy-edged fls of heavy substance are 3.5" across x 2" long, strong purplish red (67A) in bud, opening light purplish pink (62C) with multi-streaked dorsal flare of moderate yellow (161A) speckles on pale yellow ground; strong purplish pink (67D) outside; calyx c0.1", yellowish green, slightly hairy. Dome truss of 12-14 fls is 6" wide x 5.5" high. Lvs held 2-3 years, elliptic to obovate, flat, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base); dull, moderate yellow green (147B), hairless. Shrub rounded, dense growth habit, very floriferous, 7' high x 8' wide 35 years from seed; plant hardy to at least -15F; buds, -5°F. Mid May.

'Frigid Princess':  Lepidote. (dauricum 'Arctic Pearl' x white-flrd mucronulatum). H (1983), G (1987), N, I (1994), and REG (1994): G David Lewis, Colts Neck, NJ. Widely funnel-shaped fls with 5 smooth-edged lobes are 1.75" across x 1.1" long, white with slight spotting of light yellow green (154D) on upper lobe; calyx lacking. Dome truss of 3-5 fls is 2.5" wide x 2" high. Lvs elliptic, flat to slightly wavy, acute (apex), cuneate (base), 2.75" x 1.1"; glossy green with scales above and below. Shrub semi-evergreen, retaining 3-5 leaves at tips of branches for 1 year, upright with dense growth habit, very floriferous, 3.5' high x 2.5' wide 11 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -157°F. Early April.

'Glenwood Glow':  Deciduous azalea. ('Alhambra'* x prinophyllum). H (1975), G (1980), N, I (1982), and REG (1994): G David Lewis, Colts Neck, NJ. Very narrow tubular, broadly funnel-shaped fls with 5 smooth-edged lobes are 1.5" across x 1.5" long, strong pink (48C) with vivid yellowish pink (30C) flare on upper lobe, and deep pink (48A) tube; calyx 0.1", light yellow green (144D). Flat truss of 7-9 fls is 3.5" wide x 2" high. Lvs elliptic, flat with slightly wavy margins, acute (apex), cuneate (base), 2.5" x 1", with hairs at margins. Shrub very floriferous, 4' high x 4' wide 19 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -15F. Late May.

'Hernando':  Elepidote. [lacteum x (yellow-flrd selection from Loderi Group x 'Golden Dream)]. H (1979), G (1990), N, and REG (1994): David W Goheen, Camas, WA; I (1994) with Chris Hoffman through A Sandy Rhododendron, Sandy, OR. Open funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed, wavy-edged fls of heavy substance are 4"-4.5" across x 3" long, brilliant greenish yellow (3A) in bud, opening light greenish yellow (3C, 4C) with slight pink tinge at first, fading rapidly to clear (3C, 4C); calyx minute, green tinged pink. Somewhat lax dome truss of 16-18 fls is 8" wide x 6" high. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), rounded (base), 5"-6" x 2.5"-3", dull, dark yellowish green (139A) above, hairless. Shrub spreading, open growth habit, very floriferous, 5' high x 6' wide 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. Early April (late March).

'Jack Bunnell':  Deciduous azalea. ('White Throat'* x unnamed white-flrd selection). H (1971) and G (1975):Jack Bunnell, Olympia, WA; N, I, and REG (1994): Vern and Ida Bailey, Brinnon, WA. Moderately fragrant, tubular funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose (5 lobes/whorl), wavy-edged fls are 1.25" across x 2" long, light purplish pink (55C), with exserted pistil; calyx 0.2" long, green. Ball truss of 18 fls is 5.5" wide x 4.5" high. Lvs elliptic, concave, acute (apex), cuneate (base), 3" x 1.5", glossy, dark yellowish green (136B) with colorless/white hairs at margins and midribs above and below; autumn foliage vivid red (44A) with tan to reddish brown hairs. Shrub broad, rounded, well-branched habit, very floriferous, 5.5' high x 6' wide 20 years from seed; hardy to at least 0°F. Mid May.

'Jim':  Elepidote. ('George Sweesy' x 'Cary Ann'). H (1984), G (1992), and described: Walt Elliott; N and REG (1994): Ruth Tracy; both Shelton, WA. Tubular funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, smooth-edged fls are 3" across x 2.5" long, strong pink (48C) with deep yellowish pink (43C) speckles in throat of upper three petals; reverse deep pink (48B); calyx 0.6" long, deep pink (48B). Open ball truss of 12-14 fls is 8" wide x 3" high. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), oblique (base), 6" x 2", dull, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub very floriferous, 4' high x 3.5' wide 7 years from seed; blooms May 10 through 30; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F.

'Joseph Dunn':  Lepidote. (minus var. minus x racemosum). H (1972), G (1976), N, and REG (1994): G David Lewis, Colts Neck, NJ; I (1983) through The Cummins Garden, Marlboro, NJ. Open funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged fls are 1.1" across x 1" long, light purplish pink (62C) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (62D) and darkening to (62C); calyx lacking. Ball truss of 20-25 fls, composed of 4-7 fls per bud and multiple buds per tip, is 3" wide x 2.5" high. Lvs held 1.5 years, elliptic, convex, acute (apex), cuneate (base), 1.75" x 0.9"; dull green with scales below and on petiole. Shrub rounded, dense growth habit, very floriferous, 5' high x 5' wide 22 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -15F. Early to mid May.

R. 'Joseph Dunn'
R. 'Joseph Dunn'
Photo by G. D. Lewis

'Klickitat':  Elepidote. ('Kammer's Ruffles' x 'Morna Belle'). H (1988): Morna Stockman; N: Harold Stockman; G (1993), I, and REG (1994): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Broadly funnel-shaped fls, 5-lobed with frilled margins, are 2.75" across x 1.75" long, strong purplish red (63B) in bud, opening (63B) with large deep red (185A) spotted area on nearly white ground extending from throat into dorsal lobe; prominent creamy yellow anthers; calyx 0.1", reddish beige. Ball truss of 12-15 fls is 5" wide x 5" high. Lvs elliptic, concave, acute (apex), rounded (base), 4.75" x 2", glossy dark green, hairless. Shrub upright, dense growth habit, very floriferous, 3' high x 3' wide 6 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 5°F. Early May.

'Ladrillo':  Elepidote. ('Moonstone' x either williamsianum or campylocarpum). H (before 1963): John Henny, Salem, OR; G (1970), N, and REG (1994): David W Goheen, Camas, WA; I (1994) with Chris Hoffman through A Sandy Rhododendron, Sandy, OR. Open campanulate, 5-lobed, wavy-edged fls of heavy substance are 3" across x 2.2" long, strong red (46A) in bud, opening (46A) and aging through vivid red (46B) to vivid red (46C); calyx minute, strong red (46A). Flattened ball truss of5flsis 5" wide x 4" high. Lvs held 3-4 years, ovate, flat, broadly acute (apex), cordate (base), 2"-2.5" x 1.5", dull, moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub upright, spreading, dense growth habit, very floriferous, 10' high x 10' wide 30 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. Early to mid April.

'Laura Saunders':  Deciduous azalea. (Selection from schlippenbachii). S (1964), G (1968), N, I (1985), and REG (1994): H Vaartnou, Victoria, BC. Slightly fragrant, flat saucer-shaped, 5-lobed, smooth-edged fls are 3" across x 1.6" long, pale purplish pink (62D) with dark pink spots on three upper lobes; calyx 0.25", green. Flat truss of 2-3 fls is 3" wide x 2" high. Lvs obovate, flat, obtuse (apex), cuneate (base), 3" x 1.75"; petiole hairy. Shrub upright, open growth habit, very floriferous, 6' high x 4' wide 25 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. April.

'Llewelyn Bernice':  Evergreen azalea. ('Ben Morrison' x 'Watchet'). H (1991), G (1994), N, and REG (1994): Mark Phillips, Cary, NC. Widely funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged fls are 3.5" across x 2" long, orange-red throughout with dark red speckling on upper lobe; calyx 0.25" long, green. Lvs glossy, elliptic, slightly concave, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 2" x 0.75", with discrete colorless to greenish hairs above. Shrub rounded with dense growth habit, moderately floriferous, 1' high x 1.5' wide 3 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 2°F. Mid to late May.

'Mayflower Compact':  Elepidote. ('Vulcan' x R. x nikomontanum). H (1965), G, N, I, and REG (1994): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Open funnel-shaped, (4-)5-lobed, very wavy-edged fls are 2.25" across x 1.75" long, strong purplish red (63A) in bud, opening nearly white with c0.1" wide edging of strong purplish red (63A, B); reverse strong purplish red (63B); calyx c0.1", light green. Conical truss of 12-15 fls is 4.5" wide x 5" high. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly obovate, flat to slightly concave, broadly acute (apex), rounded (base). New growth close to strong yellow green (144A), deeply veined with short, dark greenish yellow (152C) hairs along veins above; mature leaves dull, moderate olive green (137A), hairless. Shrub rounded, dense growth habit, moderately floriferous, 5' high x 5.5' wide 25 years from seed; plant hardy to at least -15°F; buds, -5°F. Mid May.

'Mountain Marriage':  Elepidote. (maximum x yakushimanum). H (1964), G (1972), N, I (cl990), and REG (1994): August E Kehr, Hendersonville, NC. Funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged fls of heavy substance are 1.75" across x 2.4" long, light yellowish pink (37D); calyx 0.5" long, green. Ball truss of c20 fls is 5" wide x 3.5" high. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, acute (apex), cuneate (base), 6" x 2"; glossy above, white woolly indumentum below, aging to tan. Shrub moderately floriferous, 6' high x 4' wide 25 years from seed; plant hardy to at least -20F; buds, -10F. June.

'Murray's Pink':  Elepidote. (wardii x selection from Wilbar Group). H (cl969), G (cl978), and I: Earl Murray; N: Morna Stockman; REG (1994): Harold and Morna Stockman, all Port Angeles, WA. Open campanulate fls with 7 wavy-edged lobes are 2.5" across x 1.75" long, strong purplish red (63B) in bud, opening moderate purplish pink (65A) with dark red (187A) markings deep in throat; calyx 0.1", green. Lax truss of 6-8 fls is 6" wide x 4" high. Lvs elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), rounded (base), 2.25" x 1.25", dull green, hairless. Shrub upright, dense growth habit, very floriferous, 3' high x 3' wide 25 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. Late April.

'My Lady Greenleaves':  Elepidote. (R. x nikomontanum x unidentified Hardgrove hybrid). H (1966), G, N, I, and REG (1994): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Very lightly scented, broadly funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged fls are 2.75" across x 2" long, vivid purplish red (67B) in bud, opening very pale purple (69D) with dark red (183B) spots covering most of dorsal lobe and portions of adjacent lobes; reverse strong purplish pink (62A); calyx less than 0.1", light green. Dome truss of 12-15 fls is 6" wide x 5.5" high. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic to obovate, flat to slightly convex, broadly acute (apex), rounded (base). New growth is more yellow than strong yellow green (144A), deeply veined, with sparse, very short, nearly colorless hairs above; mature leaves dull, moderate olive green (146A), hairless. Shrub rounded, dense growth habit, moderately floriferous, 5.5' high x 6' wide 25 years from seed; plant hardy to at least -15°F; buds, -5°F. Mid May.

'Pink Magic':  Lepidote. (minus var. chapmanii x pink-flrd ciliatum). H (1971), G (1977), N, I (1988), and REG (1994): August E Kehr, Hendersonville, NC. Tubular funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged fls are 2.5" across x 2.4" long, light purplish pink (62C) speckled brown in throat; calyx 0.25" long, green. Ball truss of 15-16 fls is 4" wide x 4" high. Lvs held 3 years, narrowly elliptic, flat, acute (apex), rounded (base), 3" x 1", glossy with scales below; petiole 0.4" long, green, scaly. Shrub moderately floriferous, open growth habit, 3.5' high x 2' wide 10 years from cutting; plant and bud hardy to at least -5°F. April.

'Pure Pleasure':  Elepidote. (Selected decorum grown from 1938 Hu Expedition seed x yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'). H (1976): Cecil Smith, Newberg, OR; G (1979), N, and REG (1994): Robert A Furman, Brewster, MA. Very fragrant, open funnel-shaped, 7-lobed, wavy-edged fls are 3.75" across x 2.75" long; deep purplish pink (55A) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (56B) and maturing to yellowish white (155B) with brilliant yellow green (155B) throat; reverse light purplish pink (55C). Ball truss of 12 fls is 5.5" wide x 5.5" high. Lvs held 2.5 years, narrowly obovate, 4.25" x 1.75", hairless. Shrub spreading, dense growth habit, very floriferous, 5' high x 7' wide 18 years from seed; plant hardy to at least -12"F; buds, at least -5°F. Mid through late May. (Note: 'Pure Pleasure' was selected from about 150 sister seedlings. No improvement in flower or shrub characteristics was achieved by selfing, sibbing, or crossing with 'Nestucca', 'Ken Janeck', (yakushimanum x bureavii), 'Great Lakes', 'Spring Frolic', 'Robin Leach', or 'Finlandia'.)

'Rocky's Mom':  Vireya. {['Felinda' x (aurigeranum x 'Dr. Herman Sleumer')] x javanicum}. H (1985), G (1991), N, I, and REG (1994): William Moynier, Los Angeles, CA. Fls are 5-lobed with frilled margins, tubular funnel-shaped with a straight tube, 2.75" across x 3" long, vivid reddish orange (30A) throughout, turning creamy-orange at base of tube outside; calyx lacking. Dome truss of 11-15 fls is 6" wide x 3.5" high. Lvs elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 5" x 2.25", dull green with scaly indumentum below; petiole 0.4", light green, scaly. Shrub spreading, moderately floriferous, 1.75' high x 1.9' wide 8 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 32°F. January through April. (Moynier's Code: HF-059A)

'Shogun':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Coronation Day'). H (cl970) and G (cl980): Allan Korth, Soquel, CA; N and I (through Mossman's Nursery): Marc D Mossman, Woodland, WA; REG (1994): Frank D Mossman, Vancouver, WA. Sweetly scented, open funnel-shaped, smooth-edged, 7-lobed fls of heavy substance are 3.75" across x 2.8" long, white with a red throat consisting of tightly packed deep red (53A) rays on strong red (53B) ground; negligible green calyx. Dome truss of 10-11 fls is 7.25" wide x 6.5" high. Lvs held 3-4 years, oblong to narrowly obovate, revolute, broadly acute tip with 0.25" mucro, cuneate (base), 4.25"-6.75" x 1.5"-2"; glossy, moderate yellow green (148B), hairless above; sparse, tawny, plastered hairs below, easily rubbed off. Shrub very floriferous, open habit, 4' high x 4' wide 10 years from cutting; hardy to at least 10°F. Mid May.

'Solana':  Elepidote. ('Estacada' x 'Royston Red'*). H (1982), G (1991), N, and REG (1994): David W Goheen, Camas, WA; I: with Chris Hoffman through A Sandy Rhododendron, Sandy, OR. Funnel-shaped, 6-lobed, wavy-edged fls of heavy substance are 3" across x 2.5" long, strong red (46A) in bud, opening strong red (53B) and aging to deep pink (52B); with six strong red (46A), round nectaries at base of corolla; calyx minute, light green. Dome truss of 8-10 fls is 5" wide x 5" high. Lvs held 3-4 years, elliptic, flat or convex, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 2"-3.5" x 1"-1.5", glossy, dark yellowish green (139A) above, hairless. Shrub upright, spreading, dense growth habit, very floriferous, 3' high x 3' wide 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. Late March.

'Southland':  Lepidote. (minus var. chapmanii x keiskei, prostrate form). H (1971), G (1976), N, I (1988), and REG (1994): August E Kehr, Hendersonville, NC. Slightly fragrant, open campanulate, 5-lobed, smooth-edged fls are 1.25" across x 1" long, apricot in bud, opening light yellowish pink (36B) with brown speckles in throat; calyx lacking. Ball truss of 10 fls is 2" wide x 2" high. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 1.75" x 0.75", scaly below; petiole 0.25" long, green, scaly. Shrub very floriferous, 2' high x 2.5' wide 10 years from cutting; plant and bud hardy to at least -5°F. April.

'Terry':  Evergreen azalea. (yedoense var. poukhanense x 'Banka'). H (1967), G (1970), N, I (1988), and REG (1994): August E Kehr, Hendersonville, NC. Widely funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged fls of heavy substance occur singly and are 3.5"-4" across x 3.5"-4" long, near strong purple (77B), with dark purple (79A) spots on upper lobe and portions of adjacent lobes; calyx 0.25" long, green, covered with fine white hairs. Lvs semi-deciduous, elliptic, flat, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 1.5" x 0.5", with discrete white to golden hairs on blade, above and below, heaviest on midvein below. Shrub spreading, moderately floriferous, 3' high x 3' wide 10 years from cutting; plant and bud hardy to at least -5°F. Early May.

'Tiger Paw':  Elepidote. ('Stokes Opal'* x 'Goldsworth Yellow'). H (1978), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Widely funnel-campanulate, 5-lobed, slightly wavy-edged fls are 2.2" across x 1.8" long; strong reddish purple, light purple, and moderate purplish pink (78B-D) in bud, opening very pale purple (76D) with pale greenish yellow (1D) flare; moderate yellow green (146B) spots on 3 upper lobes; calyx absent. Truss of 17 fls is 5.1" wide. Lvs broadly acute (apex), rounded (base), 3.5" x 1.5", hairless. Early June.

'Toni James':  Elepidote. (Selection from williamsianum). S (1970) and G (1975): Mrs. Mary Greig, Royston, BC; N, I, and REG (1994): H Vaartnou, Victoria, BC. Open campanulate, 7-lobed, wavy-edged fls are 3" across x 2.25" long, reddish pink in bud, opening moderate pink (49B) to light yellowish pink (36A); calyx minute, greenish. Lax truss of 2-4 fls is 4" wide x 3" high. Lvs held 2 years, ovate, flat, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 1.75" x 1.25", hairless; new foliage reddish maroon. Shrub spreading, dense growth habit, very floriferous, 4' high x 8' wide 15 years from cutting; plant hardy to at least 0°F; buds, 5°F. April.

'Tropical Paradise':  Elepidote. ('Apricot Fantasy' x 'Viennese Waltz'). H (1987): John Winberg and Clint Smith; G (1993) John Winberg; N and REG (1994): Harold Entsminger; all Sumner, WA. Open funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged fls are 2.25" across x 2" long; strong red (46A) in bud, opening brilliant yellow (20A) streaked and freckled reddish orange, with strong red (53C) margins 0.25" wide, and with a small deep red (60A) eye in throat; reverse strong red (53B); garden effect is deep orange with red edge; calyx 2.5" wide x 1.25" long, colored as corolla. Ball-shaped truss of 20 fls is 5" wide x 5" high. Lvs held 2 years, 3.1" x 1.5", dark green (132A) above, moderate yellow green (147C) below; obovate, convex, obtuse (apex), rounded (base), hairless. Shrub spreading, open growth habit, very floriferous, 3.3' high x 4.3' wide 6 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least 5°F. Early April.

'Tuitti Fruiti':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Dexter's Appleblossom'). H (1974), G (1976), I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Open funnel-shaped, 5-lobed fls with frilled margins are 3" across x 2" long; strong purplish red 63A, B) and strong purplish pink (63C) in bud, opening to blend of strong, light, and pale purplish pink (63C, D; 65C, D) with moderate yellow green (146D) and moderate purplish red (184C) dorsal spots; reverse strong purplish red (63B); calyx absent. Truss of 12 fls is 6.3" wide. Lvs obtuse (apex), rounded (base), 6" x 3.5", hairless. Shrub 4' high x 4' wide 18 years from seed, hardy to at least -20F. Early June.

'Wickatunk':  Lepidote. (dark pink-flrd minus Carolinianum Group x mucronulatum 'Pink Panther'). H (1975), G (1979), N, and REG (1994): G David Lewis, Colts Neck, NJ; I (1985) through The Cummins Garden, Marlboro, NJ. Widely funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged fls are 1.75" across x 1.5" long, very pale purple (73D) flushed with deep purplish pink (73A); calyx lacking. Dome truss of 4-12 fls, composed of 4-5 fls per bud and 1-3 buds per tip, is 3.25" wide x 3" high. Lvs elliptic, flat, acute (apex), cuneate (base), 2.5" x 1.1"; scaly above, below, and on petiole; some lvs held 1.5 years. Shrub semi-deciduous, upright, open growth habit, very floriferous, 5' high x 4' wide 10 years from seed; plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F. Mid April.

'Winning Edge':  Elepidote. ('Stokes Opal'* x 'Goldsworth Yellow'). H (1974), G, I, and REG (1994): Weldon E Delp; N: Ginny Delp, Harrisville, PA. Open funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged fls are 2.4" across x 1.75" long; strong and light purple (77B-D) in bud, opening very pale purple (76D) edged with blend of strong and light purple (77B-D), with a light yellow green (154D) dorsal flare and light olive (152A) spotting on 3 upper lobes; calyx absent. Truss of 18 fls is 6.3" wide. Lvs obtuse (apex), cuneate (base), 5.4" x 2.2", hairless. Shrub 7' high x 5.75' wide 18 years from seed. Early June.

'Yaku Royale':  Elepidote. ('Vulcan' x yakushimanum, Exbury form). H (1980), G (1985), N, and REG (1994): Dr Lansing W Bulgin, King City, OR. Open funnel-shaped, 5-lobed, wavy-edged fls are 2.75" across x 2" long, strong red (53B) in bud, opening greenish white (155C) with narrow marginal band of strong purplish red (54A); reverse pale purplish pink (56A) with strong purplish red (54A) margins and veins; pedicel 1.5" long, hairy; calyx lacking. Dome truss of 10 fls is 5" wide x 3.75" high. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, convex, broadly acute (apex), cuneate (base), 4.5" x 1.75"; dull, moderate olive green (137A), hairless above; pale greenish yellow (160C) felt-like indumentum below, aging to moderate orange yellow (164B); petiole 0.75" long, hairy. Shrub spreading, dense growth habit, moderately floriferous, 1.7' high x 3' wide 6 years from cutting; plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. Late April-early May.

'Yankee Doodle':  Synonym of 'Delp's Yankee Doodle'.

The following unregistered names appear as parents in the above listing:
'Alhambra': Deciduous azalea (Gable-Baldsiefen), bakeri seedling
'Orangeade': Deciduous azalea (Knap Hill), parentage unknown
'Pima': Deciduous azalea, parentage unknown
'Royston Red': Elepidote, (forrestii Repens Group x thomsonii)
'Stokes Opal': Elepidote, (maximum x catawbiense)
'Sultry Peach': Elepidote, (aureum x 'Dead Ringer')
'White Throat': Deciduous azalea, parentage unknown


Volume 48, Number 4
Fall 1994

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