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Volume 4, Number 2
April 1950

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Hybrid Rhododendrons of Recognized Rating

        The following is a list of hybrid rhododendrons which are more or less available in the nurseries. The ratings are taken from the year book of the Rhododendron Association of Great Britain and these ratings are found to be very accurate on the Pacific Coast. Those with one star are known to have particular merit and those with two, three, or four stars have more merit in proportion to the number of stars. The letters A, B, and C are used as a guide in selection of the site for planting. Those marked an "A" are hardy and may be planted in full exposure if desired. Those with "B" classification should have some protection to be grown to best advantage. Varieties marked "C" must have some protection from the sun.

A. BEDFORD** (B). Lavender blue, dark eye, mid season.
ALICE (B). Deep pink fading to rose with vigorous habit of growth and blooming early in midseason.
AMY** (A). Bright rose color, good truss, fairly vigorous, blooming midseason.
ANNIE E. ENDZ (B). Light pink, frilled petals, strong grower, midseason.
ANTOON VAN WELIE (B). Carmine pink, strong grower, midseason.
AZMA (B). Pink, light center, medium grower, late midseason.
AZOR*** (B). Soft salmon, large flowers in June, vigorous.
BAGSHOT RUBY* (B). Blood crimson, low grower, late.
BEAUTY OF LITTLEWORTH*** (B). Wht, lge foliage, very vigorous habit, large flowers in a tall truss in May.
BETTY WORMALD*** (C). Light pink with a purple blotch, vigorous habit blooming in May.
BLACK BEAUTY** (B). Dark velvet crimson, slower growing and blooming in late May.
BLUE DIAMOND**** (B). Blue, low growing, small foliage, April.
BLUE PETER*** (A) . Pale lavender blue with a deep blotch, good foliage and habit, blooming in May.
BLUE TIT**** (C). Pale blue, dwarf habit, blooming in May.
BORDE HILL** (B). Dark red.
BOW BELLS** (B). Light pink, compact habit, blooming in late May and June and is too new to be rated.
BRITTANIA*** (C). Bright crimson red, compact habit, blooming in June.
BROUGHTONII AUREUM***. Yellow Azaleodendron, medium bushy, midseason.
BULSTRODE PARK* (C). Dark red, vigorous habit, flowering in late May.
BUTTERFLY*** (B). Open habit of growth, pale lemon flowers with a chocolate blotch, in May.
CANARY (C). Very compact habit, bright yellow flowers, in May.
C. B. VAN NES** (C). Vigorous habit, dark scarlet trusses, in late May.
CHINA*** (B). Pale ochre, beautiful foliage, midseason.
CHINTZ** (B). Soft pink with ruby spot.
CILPINENSE*** (C). Pinkish white, low growing, early.
CORNISH CROSS*** (C). Rose-pink, large truss, tall grower, in April.
CORNUBIA*** (C). Vigorous habit. blood red flowers, in March.
CORONA*** (B). Compact rather habit, tall coral pink truss, in late May.
COUNTESS OF DERBY (B). Rose pink, tall grower, May.
CRIMSON* (B). Rosy-crimson, large truss, fast grower, midseason.
DAWN'S DELIGHT*** (C). Good habit of growth, brick red buds changing to soft pink in late May.
DIVA (B). Pink, tall grower, late.
DONCASTER** (B). Compact, rather dwarf, scarlet crimson blooms, in late May or June.
DR. ARNOLD W. ENDZ (A). Carmine, fringed petals, large truss, midseason.
DR. O. BLOK** (C). Very vigorous, large foliage, large flowers in a tall compact conical truss, pink edges with a paler center.
DR. STOCKER*** (C). Good habit of growth, creamy white flowers, in April.
DUKE OF CORNWALL (C). Crimson, medium grower, early.
EARL OF ATHLONE**** (B). Tall upright habit, bright blood red bells, in May.
ELSPETH** (SLOCOCK) (B). Rather dwarf, very compact, with scarlet buds fading to rich apricot, in May.
ERNEST GILL (C). Bright rosy crimson, early.
FABIA*** (B). Orange-salmon bells, spreading compact, late May.
FAGGETTER'S FAVOURITE*** (B). Good foliage and habit, large pale pink flowers in a tall truss, in May.
FRAGRANTISSIMUM*** (Not Hardy). White, tinged pink.
FUSILLIER. Dark red, medium grower, late.
FRIESLAND (B). Silvery pink, tall grower, large truss, midseason.
GARNET* (C). Vigorous habit, deep salmon rose flowers, in late May.
G. A. SIMS* (B). Good habit, good truss, deep scarlet crimson flowers, in late May.
GILL'S CRIMSON**** (C). Vigorous habit, blood crimson flowers in late April.
GILLS TRIUMPH (C). Strawberry red fading to pink.
GOLDSWORTH CRIMSON (B). Crimson, attractive, vigorous, midseason.
GOLDSWORTH ORANGE** (A). Pale orange, medium grower, midseason.
GOLDSWORTH PINK** (B). Good habits, pink flowers in May.
GOLDSWORTH YELLOW (B). Vigorous habit, deep yellow flowers in June.
GOMER WATERER** (A). Neat habit, white lightly blushed flowers in June.
GRAF ZEPPELIN* (B). Soft pink, fine foliage, midseason.
HARVEST MOON (B). Creamy white, carmine blotch, handsome foliage, late midseason.
HELENE SCHIFFNER** (B). White, low growing, pure white.
HOLLANDIA (B). Deep pink suffused reddish pink, large truss, hardy, vigorous, midseason.
HUGH KOSTER** (C). Bright crimson, medium compact, midseason.
IVERY'S SCARLET* (C). Very vigorous, blood red trusses in late May.
IMPEANUM* (A). Lilac, suitable for rock garden.
JAN DEKENS* (B). Pink, fringed, handsome foliage, large trusses, midseason.
J. H. VAN NES** (C). Soft red, compact grower, May.
KING GEORGE** (C). Bright red, upright grower, midseason.
LADY BLIGH*** (C). Medium habit of growth, strawberry red trusses in late May.
LADY CHAMBERLAIN**** (C). Long orange bells, slender upright growth.
LADY CLEMENTINE MITFORD** (A). Vigorous grower, peach pink with a deeper margin in late May.
LADY PRIMROSE*** (B). Slow growing, very compact, lemon yellow with red spots in May.
LADY ROSEBERRY**** (C). Long pink bells, slender upright growth.
LADY STUART OF WORTLEY* (C). Very vigorous, large glowing pink, tall truss in early May.
LANGLEY PARK** (B). Compact habit, good truss of deep red flowers in mid May.
LEES DARK PURPLE (A). Purple, early.
LETTY EDWARDS*** (B). Pale yellow, midseason.
LODERI**** (C). Very vigorous habit, large foliage, six to eight inch blooms of pure white in early May.
LODERI GAME CHICK**** (C). Same as above.
LODERI KING GEORGE**** (C). Same as above but a twelve to fifteen inch tall truss.
LODERI, PINK DIAMOND**** same as above only blush pink.
LODERI VENUS**** (C). Same as King George but the flowers are shell pink.
LODER'S WHITE*** (B). Compact spreading habit with pale pink flowers fading to white in early May.
LOUIS PASTEUR* (B). Red edge, light center, one of the finest bi-color.
MADAM DE BRUIN** (B). Neat habit of growth, bright red blooms in mid May.
MADAM FR. J. CHAUVIN*** (C). Good vigorous habit, rosy pink flowers with a paler center in late May.
MARGARET DUNN (A).
MARINUS KOSTER** (C). Deep pink, brown blotch, large flowered, midseason.
MARS* * * * (B) . Compact. neat habit, deep true red flowers in a tight truss in early June.
MICHAEL WATERER (B). Compact dwarfish habit, bright crimson flowers in late May.
MOSER'S MAROON*** (B). Vigorous upright habit, deep maroon blooms in June. New foliage interesting coppery red.
MOTHER OF PEARL*** (B). Tall vigorous habit, large flowers of blush turning to snow white in late May.
MRS. A. T. de La MARE** (C). Good vigorous habit, white flowers with a greenish spot in early June.
MRS. C. B. VAN NES* (C). Neat habit, tall truss of dark pink in May.
MRS. CHAS. PEARSON** (B). Good habit, dark green foliage, blush mauve flowers spotted burnt sienna in late May.
MRS. E. C. STERLING** (B). Very vigorous habit, good tall truss of pale orchid in mid May.
*MRS. FURNIVAL** (B). Low growing, dark green foliage, striking light pink flowers with a sienna blotch in late May or early June.
Mrs. G. W. LEAK**** (C). Very vigorous, tall truss of deep pink with a brown purple blotch in early May.
MRS. LINDSAY SMITH** (C). Neat vigorous upright grower, large snow white flowers in mid June.
MRS. MARY ASHLEY** (B): Neat compact habit holding branches well near the ground, salmon pink flowers shaded cream, mid May.
MRS. PHILIP MARTINEAU*** (B). Good foliage but a little fastidious as to location, rose pink fading to lighter, pale yellow blotch, mid June.
MRS. R. S. HOLFORD* (B). Neat habit, rosy salmon flowers in June.
MRS. W. C. SLOCOCK*** (B), Dwarf compact habit, apricot pink flowers shaded to yellow in May.
NAOMI**** (B). Shades of pink suffused with green and lilac, of the 9 varieties Exbury, Stella Maris and Pink Beauty are considered best.
NOBLEANUM COCCINEUM** (B). Low growing, bright scarlet in early April.
NOBLEANUM VENUSTUM** (B). Low growing, pink in early April.
PENJERRICK**** (C). White, creamy yellow or pink, medium growing, May.
PILGRIM** (B). Soft pink, upright habit, midseason.
PINK PEARL** (B). Tall vigorous grower, rose pink fading to blush, in May.
PRAECOX*** (B). Rosy lilac, upright grower, very early.
PRINCESS ELIZABETH** (B). Very vigorous, tall growing, tight truss of deep crimson in June.
PROF. J. H. ZAAYER* (B). Bright light red, large flowers, midseason.
PURPLE SPLENDOUR*** (B): Vigorous upright growing, deep purple with a black blotch in mid June.
PYGMALION** (B). Spreading loose habit, good tight truss of crimson scarlet spotted black, in June.
QUEEN OF THE MAY*** (B). Neat grower, large white flowers in May.
RACIL*** (B). Shell pink (flowers in racemes), suitable for rock garden.
ROMANY CHAI*** Vigorous habit, dark red blooms in late June. Not yet rated.
ROMANY CHAL*** (C). Orange-scarlet, medium grower, late.
ROSAMUND MILLAIS** (C). Tall upright growing, cerise red blotched burnt umber, in May.
RUBENS*** (B). Spreading habit, rich deep red, in late May.
SAPPHO* (A). White, heavily spotted, vigorous grower, late midseason.
SARITA LODER** (C). Pale salmon pink, medium habit, late midseason.
SIR CHARLES LEMON*** (C). Neat habit, underside of foliage has a reddish brown indumentum, white flowers in May.
SNOW QUEEN*** (C). Vigorous tall habit, pure white flowers in May.
SOUVENIR OF W. C. SLOCOCK*** (B). Dwarf, very compact, primrose yellow flowers which cover the plant in late May.
SUSAN*** (B). Spreading, pliable willowy branches, the nearest to blue in a large flower, in May.
TALLY HO**** (C). Tall, vigorous, upright, bright hunting coat scarlet trumpets, in late June.
THE HONORABLE JEAN MARIE MONTAGU. Compact habit, dark green foliage, bright scarlet flowers in late May. Not yet rated.
TRILBY* (B). Very vigorous, good truss of deep crimson in late May or June.
UNIQUE**** (B ) . Dwarf, very compact, dark glossy green foliage, pale yellow waxy bells which cover the plant in May.
UNKNOWN WARRIOR* (C). Vigorous, spreading habit, bright red trusses, in late April.
VAN NES SENSATION (C). Compact, large dark green foliage, seven lobed large pale lilac blooms with white center, in late May or early June.
VULCAN** (B ) . Brick-red, fine bloomer, late midseason.
WHITE PEARL (B). Blush changing to pure white, tall grower, midseason.
WHITE SWAN*** (C). White suffused delicate pink, large flower and truss, midseason.
ZUIDER ZEE** Vigorous upright habit, lemon yellow, crimson spotted upper petal, flowers in May.


Volume 4, Number 2
April 1950

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