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Volume 50, Number 1
Winter 1996

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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 prior to November 1, 1995 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 those used by the RHS, based upon recent Edinburgh revisions of the genus.
        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.

'Alissa Charlene':  Elepidote. ('Emily Allison' x yellow-flrd decorum). H (1985), G (1990), N, I (1994 through Westgate Gardens Nursery), and REG (1995): Catherine Weeks, Eureka, CA. Fls 8/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 5" wide x 3" long, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; inside very pale purple (75D) with strong purplish red (67A) marking deep in throat, and slight tinge of yellow; outside light purple (75B). Calyx lacking. Truss 9" wide x 5.5" high. Lvs held 2 years, lanceolate, flat to slightly wavy, broadly acute apex, oblique base, 6" x 2"; moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 4.5' high x 3.5' wide 9 years from seed, open habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F. Mid April.

'Amber Touch':  Elepidote. ['Nadia'* x ('Brinny' x Whitney's late, frilled, yellow hybrid)]. H (1986), G (1990), N, I (1995), and REG (1995): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 16/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3.25" wide x 2.1" long, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; moderate yellowish pink (39C) edges fading to light yellow (20B) with strong red (53C) nectaries; outside (20B) with strong yellowish pink (37B) stripes on midveins. Calyx lacking. Truss 5.75" wide x 4" high. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 4.5" x 1.75"; glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 3' high x 3' wide 9 years from seed, dense habit, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 0°F. Mid to late May.

'Amethyst Ice':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (1975), G (1983), N, I (1995) and REG (1995): Joe B Parks, Dover, NH. Fls 12-13/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, highly scented, of heavy substance, 3" wide x 2" long, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; very pale purple (69B-C). Truss 5" wide x 4.5" high. Lvs held 3 years, obovate, flat, broadly acute apex, rounded base, 6" x 2.5"; glossy, moderate olive green (137A-B) above. Shrub 10' high x 15' wide 19 years from seed, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least -25F; buds, -23F. Late May.

'Anne Goss':  Elepidote. ('Roseum Elegans' x 'Scintillation'). H (1984), G (1989), N, and REG (1995): Joe B Parks, Dover, NH. Fls 13-15/dome truss, openly funnel-campanulate, lightly scented, of heavy substance, 3.5" wide x 3.75" long, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (72D) in bud, opening very pale purple (69B-D) with a dark greenish yellow (152D) blotch. Truss 7' wide x 5" high. Lvs held 3 years, narrowly obovate, concave, obtuse apex, rounded base, 7' x 3.25"; glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above. Shrub 6' high x 8' wide 9 years from seed, dense growth habit, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least -23F; buds, -17F. Early June.

'Arctic Dawn':  Name of a rhododendron clone registered 1984 by R Behring; used illegitimately as synonym of 'Glenwood Arctic Dawn'.

'Aunt Kitty':  Evergreen azalea. ('Koromo-shikibu' x indicum hybrid). H (1984), G (1988), N, and REG (1995): William L Clagett, Derwood, MD; I (1994): White's Nursery, Damascus, MD. Fls 2-3/truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 3" wide x 2" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes/whorl; petals elliptic, not always joined at base (or fused for a very short distance), petaloid sepals somewhat shorter and reflexed; white, lightly flushed chartreuse in center. Green calyx absent. Lvs narrowly elliptic, 2.4" x 0.7"; glossy above, with discrete colorless hairs below. Shrub 1.2' high x 1.5' wide 10 years from seed, slightly open habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -12F. Late May.

'Bartlett':  Evergreen azalea. ('Chinyeyi' x 'W. Leith'). H (1961): T Rokujo, Tokyo, Japan; G, N, I (1989), and REG (1995): Polly Hill, Vineyard Haven, MA. Fls solitary, lightly scented, openly to broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" wide x 1.75" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong and moderate pink (48D, 49A-B), shading paler at base of tube, and with deep purplish pink (54B) blotch on three petals. Calyx c 0.1" long, pale green. Lvs held 1 year, elliptic, convex, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, sessile, 1" x 0.5"; moderate olive green (137A-B) above, with persistent translucent hairs above and below. Shrub 2' high x 8' wide 30 years from seed, dense habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10F. Late June-July.

'Bikini':  Name of an azalea clone registered 1969 by M Haworth-Booth; used illegitimately as synonym of 'Bikini Island'.

'Bikini Island':  Elepidote. [(catawbiense x yakushimanum) x ('Fanfare' x 'Gertrud Schle')]. H (1977), G (1981), N, I (1992), and REG (1995): David G Leach, Madison, OH. Fls 13/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" wide x 1.75" long, of heavy substance, with 5 smooth-edged lobes; strong red (53B) throughout. Calyx absent. Truss 6" wide x 4.5" high. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, broadly acute apex, rounded base, 3.5"-4.5" x 1.5"-2"; deep green above. Shrub 6.5' high x 4.5' wide 17 years from seed, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20F. Mid to late May. (Synonym: 'Bikini')

'Bon Jour':  Elepidote ('Disca' x 'Purple Splendour'). H (1966), G, N, and REG (1995): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Fls 13-14/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, of heavy substance, 3.5" wide x 2.4" long, with 6-7 crinkly-edged lobes; deep reddish purple (77A) in bud, opening inside light purple (77C-D) with strong purplish red (71B) spotted flare on light yellow green (145D) dorsal blotch, outside light purple (77C) with strong reddish purple (78B) ribs. Calyx c 0.04" long, light purple (77D). Truss 6.5" wide x 5" high. Lvs moderate yellow green (137C) above, held 2 years, narrowly elliptic, flat, acute apex, cuneate/slightly oblique base, 6.75" x 2.25". Shrub 5' high x 6.5' wide 29 years from seed, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10F. Late May-early June.

'Bristol':  Elepidote. ('Pink Parasol' x 'Party Pink'). H (1968), G (1973), N, I (1992), and REG (1995): David G Leach, Madison, OH. Fls 13/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" wide x 2" long, of heavy substance, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; white with strong purplish red (63B) longitudinal stripes, and with a greenish yellow blotch on the upper lobe. Calyx absent. Truss 6.5" wide x 4.5" high. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly ovate, flat, acute apex, oblique base, 3"-3.5" x 1"-1.5"; deep green and hairless above, with sparse tan, felt-like hairs below (very sparse on mature lvs). Shrub 2' high x 4.5' wide 27 years from seed, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20F. Mid to late May.

'Burns':  Synonym of 'Starbright Champagne'.

'Cade's Cove':  Elepidote. {'Golden Anniversary' x [('Lionel's Triumph' x 'Loderi King George') x macabeanum]}. H (1981), G (1985), N, I (1995), and REG (1995): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 17/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, lightly scented, 2.5" wide x 1.75" long, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; pale purplish pink (56C) in bud, opening pale yellow green (157A, edged 155A). Calyx lacking. Truss 5.5" wide x 5.5" high. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, concave, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 5.5" x 2.1"; glossy, dark yellowish green (139A) above. Shrub 5' high x 6' wide 14 years from seed, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 0°F. Mid March-early April.

'Calico Dancer':  Elepidote. ('Anita Dunstan' x 'Lem's Cameo'). H (1987), G (1991), N, I (1995), and REG (1995): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 15/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 3" wide x 1.6" long, with 7 frilly-edged lobes; pale yellow green (4D) throughout except for upper lobe which is light greenish yellow (3D), sparsely spotted deep pink (51B). Calyx c l.4" long, pale yellow green (4D), randomly streaked deep pink (51B). Truss 5.5" wide x 5.5" high. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, obtuse apex, rounded base, 3.5" x 1.75"; glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 2' high x 2' wide 8 years from seed, dense habit, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 3°F. Late April to mid May.

'Cassie':  Elepidote. {yakushimanum, Exbury selection x [('Lionel's Triumph' x 'Loderi King George') x macabeanum]}. H (1981), G (1986), N, I (1995), and REG (1995): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 17/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.75" wide x 1.5" long, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (55A) in bud, opening yellowish white (155D) with 2-3 moderate red (180A) flares, 0.5" long, in dorsal throat, and with slight tinge of light purplish pink (62C) yellow (20C) with two deep red (53A) spots. Truss 6" wide x 6" high. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, concave with wavy margins, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 5" x 1.9"; dull, moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 2' high x 3' wide 6 years from seed, dense habit, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 3°F. Late April through early May. (Placed on ARS Plant Awards eligibility list 1993)

'Flare Up':  Elepidote. (R. x nikomontanum x 'Purple Splendour'). H (1967), G, N, and REG (1995): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Fls 12-14/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.4" wide x 2" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes; inside very pale purple (75D), with throat, large area of dorsal lobe, and portions of adjacent lobes spotted dark red (59A); outside very pale purple (75D) with very light purple (75C) midribs. Calyx c 0.04" long, light green. Truss 6" wide x 4.5" high. Lvs moderate olive green (146A) above, held 2 years, elliptic, flat, broadly acute apex, rounded base, 5" x 2.5", with sparse white hairs above when young. Shrub 6.5' high x 7' wide 28 years from seed, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10F. Late May-early June.

'For All Seasons':  Elepidote. (R. x nikomontanum x Unknown). H (1968), G, N, and REG (1995): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Fls 23-24/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" wide x l.6" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes; inside moderate purplish pink (62B) edges fading to almost white center, with brilliant to light yellow green (150C-D) spotting on dorsal lobe; outside pale purplish pink (62D) with strong purplish pink (62A) midribs. Calyx c 0.04" long, light green. Truss 6.5" wide x 6" high. Lvs strong yellow green (143C) maturing to moderate olive green (137B), with sparse white hairs above when young; held 2 years, elliptic, convex, obtuse apex, rounded base, 5.25"-6" x 2.5"-3.25". Shrub 6' high x 5' wide 27 years from seed, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10°F. Late May. (Synonym: 'Four Seasons')

'Four Seasons':  Name of an elepidote clone registered 1993 by W E Delp; used illegitimately as synonym of 'For All Seasons'.

'Garden Glamour':  Elepidote. (Parentage includes catawbiense and fortunei). H (1965), G, N, and REG (1995): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Fls 9/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, of heavy substance, 1.8" wide x 1.6" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; light purplish pink with a dark reddish black blotch and purple style. Calyx lacking. Truss 4" wide x 2.4" high. Lvs elliptic, 4.75" x 1.8". Shrub 3.3' high x 3.3' wide 30 years from seed, open growth habit, sparsely floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25F. Mid-late May.

'Gentle Giant':  Elepidote. ('Point Defiance' x 'Platinum Pearl'*). H (1985): Dennis Sanders; G (1992), N, I (1995, through Sanders Nursery), and REG (1995): Merle Sanders, all Roseburg, OR. Fls 16-19/tall conical truss, openly funnel-shaped, of heavy substance, 5" wide x 3" long, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (63B) with a grayed purple flare in dorsal throat, mainly solid color with a few spots at upper edge. Calyx minute. Truss 10" wide x 10" high. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly obovate/oblanceolate, flat, broadly acute apex, oblique base, 7"-8" x 2.75"; dull. Shrub 6' high x 6' wide 9 years from seed, moderately floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 0°F; buds, 5°F. Early May.

'Glenwood Arctic Dawn':  Lepidote. (minus Carolinianum Group x dauricum, white-flrd). H (1971), G (1975), N, I (1978), and REG (1995): G David Lewis, Colts Neck, NJ. Fls up to 15/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.75" wide x 1.4" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes, white tinged with very pale purple (75D), lightly spotted with dark reddish orange (172B) on dorsal petal. Calyx lacking. Truss 3.25" wide x 2.25" high. Lvs held 1.5 years, elliptic, convex, acute apex, cuneate base, twisted, 2.75" x 1.1"; glossy, dark yellowish green (139A) above, with brownish scales below. Shrub 5' high x 5' wide in 10 years, dense habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F. Mid April. (Synonym: 'Arctic Dawn')

'Golden Princess':  Lepidote. (keiskei 'Yaku Fairy' x mekongense var. melinanthum). H (1971), G (1977), and REG (1995): Warren E Berg, Port Ludlow, WA; N and I (c l985): Clint Smith, Benjamins Rhododendrons, Sumner, WA. Fls 5-6/lax truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.4" wide x 1" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; brilliant yellow (8A) with vivid yellow (9B) throat, unmarked. Calyx c 0.1" long. Truss 3" wide x 2" high. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly elliptic, flat with wavy margins, acute apex, cuneate base, 2" x 0.6"; moderate yellowish green (138A) above, glossy at first, with tiny, closely spaced, light yellow green (145C) scales below and on petiole; winter foliage bronzy. Shrub 2' high x 3' wide 10 years from cutting, compact habit, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least -5°F. Mid-late April.

'Gold Leaf:  Elepidote. {{'Nancy Evans' x [(Tern's Goal' x Loderi Group) x 'Brandt's Tropicana'*]} x Whitney hybrid of unknown parentage}. H (1987), G (1991), N, I (1995), and REG (1995): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 14/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3" wide x 2" long, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; strong yellowish pink (39A) in bud, opening brilliant yellow (14C at edges, deepening to 13B in center); moderate red (47A) dorsal nectar pouch; moderate yellowish pink (39C) markings outside. Calyx 0.75" long, deep yellowish pink (39B) and vivid yellow (14B). Truss 6" wide x 4.5" high. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, obtuse apex, rounded base, 4.75" x 2"; dull, moderate yellow green (147B) above. Shrub 3' high x 3' wide 8 years from seed, dense habit, moderately floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 0F. Early to mid May. (Placed on ARS Plant Awards eligibility list 1993)

'Grand Parade':  Elepidote. (Parentage includes catawbiense and fortunei). H (1965), G, N, and REG (1995): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Fls 17/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.7" wide x 1.6" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes; moderate red with black spotting on dorsal petal. Calyx lacking. Truss 5.1" wide x 3.1" high. Lvs narrowly elliptic, 5.1" x l.8". Shrub 5' high x 5' wide 30 years from seed, open growth habit, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25F. Mid-late May.

'Happy Hour':  Elepidote. [('Mrs. Betty Robertson' x 'Fred Rose') x 'Marie Starks']. H (1985), G (1989), N, I (1995), and REG (1995): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 18/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" wide x 1.6" long, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; light yellow green (145C) throughout except for upper lobe which is brilliant yellow green (150C) with strong red (46A) spotted flare. Calyx lacking. Truss 5" wide x 5" high. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, convex, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 4.25" x 1.6"; glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 3' high x 3' wide 10 years from seed, dense habit, moderately floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 0F. Mid April-early May.

'Heidi's Love':  Elepidote. ['Nadia'* x ('Pink Petticoats' x yakushimanum]. H (1985), G (1989), N, I (1995), and REG (1995): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 15/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" wide x 1.5" long, with 7 frilly-edged lobes; strong red (53B) in bud, opening pale yellow (11C) with light purplish pink (62C) margins and with outside midribs strong purplish pink (62A); entire flower and calyx fade to yellowish white (155D) with slight flush of light purplish pink (65D) on midribs. Calyx 1" long, pale yellow (11C) at first. Truss 5" wide x 5" high Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, concave, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 4" x 1.4"; glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 3' high x 4' wide l0 years from seed, dense habit very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 0°F. Early to mid May. (Placed on ARS Plant Awards eligibility list 1993)

'Helen Ring':  Elepidote. (maximum x red-flrd arboreum, pollen collected at Simla, India by A E Kehr). H (1968): A E Kehr, Hendersonville, NC; G (1979), N, I, and REG (1995): George W Ring III, Bent Mountain, VA. Fls 17/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.75" wide x 1.75" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish pink (68B), slightly lighter towards center, with area (c l" x 0.5") of greenish yellow spots on dorsal lobe. Calyx lacking. Truss 6" wide x 5.25" high. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly elliptic, flat, obtuse apex, cuneate base, 5.5" x 1.75", dull green. Shrub 12' high x 8' wide 26 years from seed, open habit when young becoming dense with age, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -13F. Early June.

'Invitation':  Elepidote. ('Anita Dunstan' x 'Lem's Cameo'). H (1987), G (1991), N, I (1995), and REG (1995): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 20/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3" wide x 2.25" long, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; strong red (53B) in bud, opening inside pale yellowish pink (36D) fading to pale greenish yellow (10D), with two strong red (47B) areas at base, extending upwards c 0.4" in dorsal throat; outside has slight pink tinge on petals and strong pink (49A) lines on midribs. Calyx 1.5" long, strong red (51A) to light yellow (10B). Truss 5.75" wide x 5.75" high. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly elliptic, flat, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 4.25" x 1"; dull, moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 2.7' high x 3' wide 8 years from seed, dense habit, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 0°F. Mid-late April. (Blue ribbon, ARS Cascade Chapter, 1994)

'Jeff Lap':  Lepidote. (Parents derived from subsection Lapponica). Seed obtained from OR (1963); G, N, and REG (1995): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Fls 8/conical truss, rotate campanulate, 0.7' wide x 0.6" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes; light violet (Nickerson 2.5P 5/8). Calyx c 0.04" long, green. Truss 1" wide x 0.9" high. Lvs oblong, 1" x 0.4". Shrub 2.3' high x 1.7' wide 32 years from seed, dense growth habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25F. Early May.

'Jo Ann Redditt':  Elepidote. ('Kubla Kahn' x 'Robbo'). H (1987) and N: Morna Stockman; G (1993) and REG (1995): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 6-7/ball truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, 3" wide x 1.75" long, with 5(-6-7) wavy-edged lobes; strong red (47B) throughout with lobe centers growing somewhat lighter with age. Calyx 0.75" long, colored as corolla. Truss 5" wide x 4" high. Lvs ovate, flat, cuspidate apex, cordate base, 3.5" x 1.5"; glossy, dark green above, hairless. Shrub 2' high x 2' wide 8 years from seed, dense habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F. Mid April.

'John Boeggeman':  Deciduous azalea. ('Old Gold' x Unknown). H (cl982): John Boeggeman, West Nyack, NY; G (1986), N, and REG (1995): Gary Schwarz, Congers, NY. Fls 14/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, of heavy substance, moderately scented, 2" wide x 3" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes; vivid reddish orange (34B) and strong yellow (153D) in bud, opening strong orange yellow (17A) with vivid orange yellow (23A) blotch flushed strong reddish orange (31B). Calyx c 0.1" long, green. Truss 6" wide x 5" high. Lvs elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 4" x 1.6"; glossy, bullate, moderate olive green (147A) above, with bronze tinge growing deeper with age. Shrub 6' high x 4' wide 12 years from seed, open growth habit, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least -15F; buds, -10F. Late May-early June.

'Just Dessert':  Elepidote. {'Mindy's Love'* x {[('Lem's Goal' x Loderi Group) x 'Lem's Cameo'] x [('Lem's Goal' x Loderi Group) x 'Brandt's Tropicana']}}. H (1988), G (1992), N, I (1995), and REG (1995): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 15/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3.5" wide x 1.75" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; deep pink (51B) in bud, opening strong pink (49A) at edges, shading inside to light yellow (18B), and with upper lobe light yellow (10B) sparsely spotted moderate yellow (161B); outside light yellow (18B) shading to deep pink (52C) midribs. Calyx 1.5" long, deep pink (51B) and light yellow (10B). Truss 7" wide x 5.5" high. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, convex, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 4.5" x 1.9"; dull, moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 3' high x 3' wide 7 years from seed, open habit, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 0°F. Mid April-early May. (Placed on ARS Plant Awards eligibility list 1993)

'Kaleinani':  Elepidote. ('Anna' x 'Abe Arnott'). H (1981) and REG (1995): Edna Newcomb; G (1987), N, and I (1994): Loyd and Edna Newcomb, Snohomish, WA. Fls 16-19/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 3.5"-5" wide x 2.5"-3.25" long, with 6-7 wavy-edged lobes; strong reddish purple (70B) suffused with very pale purple (69B) towards (69B) center, with dark red (59A) to deep red (60A) throat, and with solid and spotted flare of same colors on upper lobe; outside (70B) with alternating rays of (69B). Calyx <0.1" long, strong yellow green (144B). Truss 7'-8" wide x 7'-8" high. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly elliptic/elliptic, convex, acute apex, oblique base, 3"-6" x l"-2.25"; dull, darker than moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 4' high x 5' wide 13 years from seed, moderately open habit, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least -2°F; buds, 0°F. Late April to early May. (Name pronounced kah-lay-ee-nah-nee)

'Karalee':  Elepidote. ('Hotei' x Whitney's late, frilled, yellow hybrid). H (1978), G (1982), N, I (1994), and REG (1995): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 10/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3" wide x 2" long, with 7 very wavy-edged lobes; inside and outside brilliant yellow (11A) with pale yellow (11C) margins. Calyx 0.4" long, brilliant yellow (11A). Truss 5" wide x 5" high. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, obtuse apex, rounded base, 4.75" x 1.9"; dull, moderate olive green (137A) above. Shrub 4' high x 5' wide 17 years from seed, dense habit, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 0°F. Mid-late June.

'Kathryn Forbes':  Elepidote. ('Mrs Charles S. Sargent' x 'Dexter's Purple'). H (1984), G (1991), N, and REG (1995): Joe B Parks, Dover, NH. Fls 15-17/dome truss, openly funnel-campanulate, 2" wide x 1.5" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; light purple (80D). Truss 6" wide x 4" high. Lvs held 3 years, very narrowly elliptic, wavy margins, broadly acute apex, rounded base, 8" x 1.5"; glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above. Shrub 3' high x 4' wide 10 years from seed, dense growth habit, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least -23F; buds, -15F. Early June.

'Kung Fu':  Elepidote. (Parentage includes catawbiense and fortunei). H (1980), G, N, and REG (1995): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Fls 16/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, lightly scented, 2" wide x 2" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes; moderate purplish pink with a light bronze blotch on dorsal lobe. Calyx lacking. Truss 4.75" wide x 5.1" high. Lvs elliptic, 5.5" x 2.4". Shrub 3.3' high x 3.3' wide 15 years from seed, open growth habit, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25F. Early May.

'Lavender Swiss':  Elepidote. ('Purple Splendour' x irroratum 'Polka Dot'). H (1970): Peter Valder, NSW, Australia; G (1982), N, and REG (1995): Walter B Wilkes, Seattle, WA. Fls 20-25/dome truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, 2"-2.5" wide x 1.9"-2.1" long, with 5 frilly-edged lobes; strong purplish red (64B) in bud, opening inside with broad margins of strong reddish purple (72B) shading to very pale purple (75D) center with vivid purplish red (61C) nectaries, and heavily spotted dark red (187A-C) and deep purplish red (187D) on three upper lobes; outside strong reddish purple (72C). Calyx <0.1"-0.25" long, moderate yellow (160A). Truss 5" wide x 6" high. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, convex, acuminate apex, rounded base, bullate, with deeply impressed midribs, 1.75"-6" x 0.5"-2.1"; dull, moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 4' high x 4' wide 12 years from seed, open habit, moderately floriferous. Plant hardy to at least -2"F; buds, 5°F. Mid to late April.

'Lem's Monarch':  Elepidote. ('Anna' x 'Marinus Koster'). H (pre-1965) and G: Halfdan Lem; N and I (1971): Elmer Fisher; REG (1995): Gwen Bell; all Seattle, WA. Fls 16/tall dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, of heavy substance, 5" across x 3.25" long, with 5 overlapping wavy-edged lobes; vivid red (57A) in bud, opening white with 0.4"-0.5" wide vivid red (57A) margins, and with two narrow rays of red spots on upper lobe, showing through on reverse; narrow pink line down center of each lobe; red margins and spots fading with age. Calyx 0.4" long, light green with red. Truss 8" wide x 8"-9" high. Lvs held 2 years, ovate, flat with slightly wavy margins, broadly acute apex with distinctive twist, rounded base, 7"-8.5" x 2.75"-3.25"; glaucous above at first, dull, moderate olive green (147A). Shrub 6' high x 4.5' wide 10 years from cutting, moderately dense habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. May. (See 'Pink Walloper')

'Leo Lap':  Lepidote. (Parents derived from subsection Lapponica). Seed obtained from OR (1963), G, N, and REG (1995): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Fls 5-7/ball truss, rotate campanulate, 0.4" wide x 0.4" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes; purple. Calyx lacking. Truss 2" wide x 1.6" high. Lvs oblong, 0.9" x 0.5". Shrub 2.3' high x 2' wide 32 years from seed, dense growth habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25F. May 10.

'Marissa':  Elepidote. ['Fancy' x yakushimanum) x 'Coronation Day']. H (1984), G (1989), N, I (1995), and REG (1995): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 17/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3.25" wide x 2.4" long, with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (68A) in bud, opening purplish pink and changing rapidly to greenish white (155C) with a tinge of light purplish pink (62C) on midribs and at tips of lobes; prominent, circular, deep red (60A) blotch in throat, extending upwards 0.9" on dorsal petal, and 0.6" on all others; sparse (60A) spotting on upper lobe. Calyx lacking. Truss 6" wide x 5" high. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, broadly acute apex, rounded base, 5" x 1.75"; glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 2.5' high x 4.5' wide 11 years from seed, dense habit, moderately floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 0°F. Mid May-early June.

'Marybeth':  Evergreen azalea. ('Moonbeam' x Unknown, code CB-1A). H (1989), G (1993), N, and REG (1995): William L Clagett, Derwood, MD; I (1995): White's Nursery, Damascus, MD. Fls 2-3/truss, hose-in-hose, double to semi-double, broad funnel-shaped, 2.5" wide x 1.6" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes/whorl and as many as 8 petaloid stamens; on young plants, fls strong reddish purple (70B); after a few years, strong reddish purple (70B) margins with very pale center and varying degrees of light pink in the center of petaloids. Green calyx absent; 0-4 normal stamens. Lvs elliptic, concave/convex, obtuse apex, oblique base, 1.25" x 0.7'; moderate olive green (147A) above, with discrete colorless hairs below. Shrub 0.6' high x 1' wide 3 years from cutting, dense habit, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -8F. Mid-late May. (Distributed under Code 89-4-3 at 1995 Azalea Society of America national meeting.)

'Maxwell':  Synonym of 'Midnight Mystique'.

'May Trumpets':  Elepidote. (Parentage includes catawbiense and fortunei). H (1965), G, N, and REG (1995): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Fls openly funnel-shaped, lightly scented, 2" wide x 1.6" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong reddish purple with a deep yellow blotch and with red pistil and stamens. Calyx lacking. Dome-shaped truss 4" wide x 2.5" high. Lvs held 1 year, oblong, acute apex, cuneate base, 4" x l.8", glossy above. Shrub l0' high x 9.3' wide 20 years from seed, dense growth habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25F. Mid May.

'Midnight Mystique':  Elepidote. ('Midnight' x 'One Thousand Butterflies'). H (1986), G, N, and REG (1995): Frank Fujioka, Freeland, WA. Fls 30/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3" wide x 2" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; dark red (59A) in bud, opening very pale purple (76D) with prominent 0.25" wide margin of deep purplish red (59B) and with yellow-bronze dorsal spotting. Calyx 0.25" long, strong purplish red (60D). Truss 7' wide x 6" high. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, flat, acute apex, rounded base, bullate, 6" x 2.25", hairless. Shrub 3' high x 2' wide 8 years from seed, open habit, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 0°F; buds, 10F. Late midseason.

'Momma Cee':  Evergreen azalea. ('Moonbeam' x Unknown, code CB-1A). H (1989), G (1992), N, and REG (1995): William L Clagett, Derwood, MD; I (1995): White's Nursery, Damascus, MD. Fls semi-double, broadly funnel-shaped, 3" wide x 1.7" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes and as many as 7 petaloid stamens; strong purplish red (64B-C) with petaloid stamens marked with varying amounts of near white to very pale pink. Calyx c 0.1" long, light green; 1-5 normal stamens. Lvs elliptic, flat, obtuse apex, rounded base, 1.25" x 0.75"; glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, with discrete colorless hairs below. Shrub 0.7' high x 1.2' wide 3 years from cutting, dense habit, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -8°F. Late May. (Distributed under Code 89-4-6 at 1995 Azalea Society of America national meeting.)

'Monterey':  Elepidote. {white-flrd catawbiense x [(decorum x griffithianum) x red-flrd catawbiense hybrid]}. H (1952), G, N, I (1986), and REG (1995): David G Leach, Madison, OH. Fls 13/flat truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3" wide x 2.5" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (73A) with white highlights on upper lobe and at base of throat, and with dark red (59A) blotch in throat with spots radiating towards edge of upper lobe. Calyx absent. Truss 6.5" wide x 5" high. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, broadly acute apex, rounded base, 3.5"-5.5" x 1.5"-2"; deep green above. Shrub 9' high x 10' wide 42 years from seed, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20F. Early June.

'Mountain King':  Elepidote. ('Kilimanjaro' x rex). H (1983), G (1993), N, and REG (1995): Walter B Wilkes, Seattle, WA. Fls 15-18/dome truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, 3.4" wide x 2.75" long, with 5-6 wavy-edged lobes; moderate purplish red (58A) in bud, opening inside strong purplish red (63A-B) to strong purplish pink (63C), with all lobes heavily speckled dark red (187A, C) and deep, strong, and vivid purplish red (61A-C), and with small solid flare of dark grayish reddish brown (22A) in throat of upper lobe; lower lobe pale purplish pink (65D) in center, edged light purplish pink (62C); nectaries deep red (53A); outside strong purplish red (63A). Calyx < 0.1" long, strong yellowish pink (31C). Truss 9" wide x 8" high. Lvs held 3 years, narrowly elliptic, flat, acuminate apex, rounded base, 3.75"-8" x l.25"-2.5"; moderate olive green (147A) above, with thin coating of felted hairs below, grayish yellow green (148D), aging to moderate yellow green (148B). Shrub 3.5' high x 3' wide 10 years from seed, dense habit, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 5°F; buds, 15F. Mid to late April.

R. Mountain King'
R. 'Mountain King'

'My Joy':  Elepidote. (Parentage includes catawbiense and fortunei). H (1965), G, N, and REG (1995): Dr WL Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Fls 12/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" wide x 2" long, 5-lobed; strong red, sparsely spotted black on dorsal petal. Calyx lacking. Truss 4.75" wide x 2.75" high. Lvs narrowly elliptic, 5.1" x 1.75". Shrub 10' high x 7.3' wide 20 years from seed, dense growth habit, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25F. Mid-late May.

'Northern Comfort:  Elepidote. (R. x nikomontanum x 'Purple Splendour'). H(1967), G, N, and REG (1995): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Fls moderately scented, 17-19/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.4" wide x 2" long, with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (73A) in bud, opening nearly white with two flares of sparse strong reddish purple (72C) dorsal spotting inside, and with outside midribs and base light purplish pink (73C) to very pale purple (73D). Calyx c 0.04" long, light green. Truss 5.5" wide x 4.5" high. Lvs moderate olive green (147A) above, held 2 years, elliptic, flat, broadly acute apex, rounded/slightly oblique base, 4.75" x 2", with sparse white hairs above when young. Shrub 6.3' high x 7.5' wide 28 years from seed, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10F. Late May.

'Palouse':  Elepidote. ('Hotei' x 'Lem's Cameo'). H (1981), G (1985), N, I (1995), and REG (1995): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 24/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3" wide x 1.75" long, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; inside pale greenish yellow (13D), upper lobe brilliant yellow (13C) spotted strong red (53B); nectaries strong red (46A); outside light pink (50D). Calyx lacking. Truss 6" wide x 5.5" high. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, obtuse apex, rounded base, 4.25" x 1.9"; dull, moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 2' high x 2.5' wide 5 years from cutting, dense habit, moderately floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 0°F. Early-mid May.

'Pascal':  Elepidote. (Parentage includes catawbiense and fortunei). H (1980), G, N, and REG (1995): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Fls 13/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.6" wide x 1.6" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes; strong purple fading to lighter purple towards center, with a bronze blotch on dorsal lobe. Calyx lacking. Truss 4" wide x 3.1" high. Lvs elliptic, 5.1" x 2". Shrub 5' high x 5' wide 15 years from seed, dense growth habit, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25F. Mid May.

'Pink Walloper':  Elepidote. ('Anna' x 'Marinus Koster'). H (pre l965), G, N, and I (late 1960s): Halfdan Lem; REG (1995): Gwen Bell; both Seattle, WA. Fls 16/tall dome truss, openly funnel-shaped with corolla base puckered at calyx, of heavy substance, 5" wide x 3.25" long, with 5 overlapping wavy-edged lobes; vivid red (57A) in bud, opening white with 0.25"-0.4" wide vivid purplish red (57D) margins, and with four narrow rays of vivid red (57A) spots on upper lobe, showing slightly on reverse; very thin pink line down center of each lobe inside, and three narrow pink lines on reverse, with middle line brighter. Calyx 0.4" long, green with some red. Truss 8" wide x 8"-9" high. Lvs held 2 years, ovate, flat, broadly acute apex with distinctive twist, rounded base, 7'-8.5" x 2.75"-3.25"; glaucous above at first, dull, moderate olive green (147A). Shrub 6.5' high x 4.5' wide 10 years from cutting, moderately dense habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0F. May. (Note: Gwen Bell reports, "Possibly this is the same clone selected by Elmer Fisher and named 'Lem's Monarch'.")

'Polynesia':  Elepidote {{[(white-flrd catawbiense x (fortunei ssp. discolor x Tabia')] x ('Russell Harmon' x 'Goldsworth Orange')} x 'Rio'}. H (1982), G (1987), N, I (1994), and REG (1995): David G Leach, Madison, OH. Fls 16/dome truss, funnel-shaped, 2" wide x 1.5" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; light purplish pink (73C) margins with light greenish yellow (5C) throat and with a yellow streak extending upwards on each lobe; greenish yellow blotch on upper lobe. Calyx absent. Truss 5.5" wide x 4.5" high Lvs held 3 years, narrowly obovate, convex, 4"-5" x 1.5"; glossy, very dark green above. Shrub 3' high x 3.5' wide 12 years from seed, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least -20F; buds, -15F. Mid-late May.

'Professor Dan':  Elepidote. ('Tortoiseshell Wonder' x 'Evening Glow'). H (1980): Morna Stockman; G (1992), N, and REG (1995): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 7/flat lax truss, openly funnel-campanulate, 3" wide x 2.5" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; close to moderate purplish pink (62B) background color, with strong red (51A) throat, spots (most numerous on two upper lobes), and veins; outside strong red to deep pink (51A-B). Calyx variable, c 0.4"-0.8" long, colored as corolla. Truss 7" wide x 6" high. Lvs narrowly oblong, convex, cuspidate apex, rounded base, with wavy margins, 4" x 1.25"; medium green above, hairless. Shrub 3.3' high x 4.0' wide 14 years from seed, dense habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F. Early June.

'Queens Ware':  Elepidote. (Parentage includes catawbiense and fortunei). H (1980), G, N, and REG (1995): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Fls 10-12/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, of heavy substance, highly scented, 2.4" wide x 2.4" long, with 7 frilly-edged lobes; light purplish pink with a deep red blotch. Calyx lacking. Truss 4" wide x 3.5" high. Lvs elliptic, 5.9" x 2.4". Shrub 7.3' high x 10' wide 15 years from seed, dense growth habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25F. Early-mid May.

'Regan Jo':  Elepidote. ('Ho-Ho' x 'Bloomin' Charlie'). H (1987): Morna Stockman; G (1993), N, and REG (1995): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 10-14/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped with deeply cut lobes, 2" wide x 1.5" long, with 5-6 wavy-edged lobes; inside close to white with 0.1"-0.25" wide edging of strong reddish purple (70B) to deep purplish pink (70C); outside (70B-C). Calyx c 0.1" long, yellowish. Truss 4" wide x 3" high. Lvs elliptic, convex, acute apex, oblique base, 4" x 1.5"; medium green above, hairless. Shrub 2' high x 2' wide 8 years from seed, dense habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F. Late May.

'Remember Me':  Elepidote. (Parentage includes catawbiense and fortunei). H (1975), G, N, and REG (1995): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Fls 12/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.6" wide x 2.6" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes; deep purplish pink with a strong purplish red blotch. Calyx lacking. Truss 4.75" wide x 4.3" high. Lvs elliptic, 5.5" x 2". Shrub 5' high x 6.7' wide 15 years from seed, dense growth habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25F. Early June.

'Rich Mine':  Lepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (1965), G, N, and REG (1995): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Fls 30/ball truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 1" wide x 1.2" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes; light purplish pink with sparse light reddish orange spotting on dorsal lobe; stamens have white filaments and purple anthers; pistil has white style and red stigma. Calyx lacking. Truss 4.75" wide x 2.6" high. Lvs held 1 year, broadly elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, 2.4" x 2", dull green above, with scales below. Shrub 11.7' high x 11.7' wide 30 years from seed, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25F. May 19.

'Royal Ruffles':  Elepidote. ('Mrs. A.T. de la Mare' x 'Purple Lace'). H (1985): Dennis Sanders; G (1989), N, I (1995, through Sanders Nursery), and REG (1995): Merle Sanders, all Roseburg, OR. Fls 14-16/conical truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3.75" wide x 2.75" long, with 6 frilly-edged lobes; inside very pale purple (69D) with c 0.4" wide edging of deep purplish pink (73A); upper lobe flushed brilliant greenish yellow (4A). Calyx minute. Truss 5.5" wide x 5.5" high. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, flat, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 5.75" x 2"; dull green. Shrub 5' high x 5' wide 9 years from seed, dense growth habit, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0F. Early May. (Red ribbon, best new American hybrid class, ARS Eugene Chapter, 1992)

'Russian Castle':  Elepidote. (Parentage includes catawbiense and fortunei). H (1980), G, N, and REG (1995): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Fls 10-12/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, of heavy substance, 2.75" wide x 2.4" long, with 5 frilly-edged lobes; white with a light purplish pink border and a deep purplish red blotch. Calyx lacking. Truss 4.75" wide x 4" high. Lvs elliptic, 3.1"-3.5" x 2". Shrub 16.6' high x 13.3' wide 15 years from seed, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25F. Mid May.

'Santa Fe':  Elepidote. {'Limelight' x [('King of Shrubs' x smirnowii) x 'Limelight']}. H (1969), G, N, I (1993), and REG (1995): David G Leach, Madison, OH. Fls 14/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.5" wide x 1.5" long, with 6 frilly-edged lobes; strong purplish red (58C) with cream colored stripes extending down lobes to throat, and with moderate red (184B) blotch at base of throat on dorsal lobe. Calyx absent. Truss 4.5" wide x 4" high. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, with wavy margins, 3"-3.5" x 1"-1.5"; dull, dark green above. Shrub 8' high x 11' wide 26 years from seed, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least -20F; buds, -18F. Late May.

'Silk Ribbon':  Elepidote. ('Anita Dunstan' x 'One Thousand Butterflies'). H (1985), G (1989), N, I (1995), and REG (1995): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 24/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" wide x 1.6" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; inside edges deep purplish pink (55A) with interior fading to pale orange yellow (159B), and with dark red (59A) star in throat and moderate purplish red (59C) spotting on upper lobe; outside (55A). Calyx 1.25" long, colored as corolla. Truss 5.5" wide x 5.5" high. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 4" x 1.5"; glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 3' high x 3' wide 10 years from seed, dense habit, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 0°F. Mid April-early May.

'Starbright Champagne':  Elepidote. [('Yaku Sunrise' x 'Hansel'*) x 'Lem's Cameo']. H (1983), G, N, and REG (1995): Frank Fujioka, Freeland, WA. Fls 15/dome truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, of heavy substance, 3" wide x 2.5" long, with 6-7 smooth-edged, deeply-cut lobes having rather pointed tips; pale yellow (18C) with deep red (53A) throat and prominent spotting and streaking of the same color on the upper lobe, sometimes spreading to adjacent lobes. Calyx 1" long, colored as corolla. Truss 6" wide x 5" high. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, flat, broadly acute apex, cordate base, dull, 6" x 2.25". Shrub 3' high x 3' wide 12 years from seed, dense habit, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 0°F; buds, 10°F. Mid April. (Synonym: 'Burns')

'Sweet and Low':  Elepidote. (R. x nikomontanum x unidentified Hardgrove hybrid). H (1968), G, N, and REG (1995): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Fls 16/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.4" wide x 1.6" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (67A) in bud, opening inside strong purplish pink (67D) margins with white center, and with light yellow green (150D) dorsal blotch spotted strong greenish yellow (151B); outside strong purplish pink (67D) paling to white base. Calyx <0.1" long, light green. Truss 5.5" wide x 4" high. Lvs held 2 years, moderate yellow green (146C) with short white hairs above and tan hairs below when young, maturing to moderate olive green (147A) with very sparse tan hairs below, elliptic, convex, acute apex, rounded base, 4" x 1.6". Shrub 3.5' high x 4.5' wide 29 years from seed, dense habit, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10F. Late May.

'Tammy Jean':  Elepidote. ('Apricot Nectar' x 'Lem's Cameo'). H (1986), G (1990), N, I (1994 through Westgate Gardens Nursery), and REG (1995): Catherine Weeks, Eureka, CA. Fls 15/dome truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, 3" wide x 2" long, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; inside light orange yellow (16B) with vivid reddish orange (42A) edges and (42A) blotch in center, extending upwards in dorsal throat, and with some speckling of same color on dorsal lobe; some (42A) stripes outside. Calyx <0.1" long, vivid red (45A). Truss 8" wide x 5" high. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, convex, broadly acute apex, oblique base, 4.25" x 1.75"; moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 3' high x 1.7' wide 9 years from seed, dense habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F. Late March.

'Twice Nice':  Elepidote. (maximum x 'Ponticum Roseum'). H (1978): Dr H R Schroeder; G (1986), N, I (1995, through Holly Hills, Inc), and REG (1995): Stephen Schroeder, Evansville, IN. Fls 21/lax truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" wide x 1.5" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (55A) in bud, opening light purplish pink (55C) with yellow green blotch. Calyx c 0.1" long, yellow green. Truss 5.5" wide x 3" high. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, convex, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 4.5" x 2"; dull, moderate yellowish green (138A) above, with discrete yellowish green hairs below, maturing to brown. Shrub 7' high x 6' wide 17 years from seed, moderately floriferous. Plant hardy to at least -20F; buds, -15F. Early-mid June.

'Twister':  Lepidote. (minus Carolinianum Group x dauricum). H (1970), G (1974), N, I (1978), and REG (1995): G David Lewis, Colts Neck, NJ. Fls up to 15/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" wide x 1.5" long, with 5 smooth-edged lobes; light purple (75B) throughout, with dorsal petal lightly spotted moderate purplish red (58A). Calyx lacking. Truss 2.75" wide x 1.5" high. Lvs held 1.5 years, elliptic, convex, acute apex, cuneate base, slightly twisted, 2.75" x 1.1"; glossy, dark yellowish green (139A) above, with brownish scales below; winter foliage dark red. Shrub 5' high x 5' wide 10 years from seed, dense habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F. Mid April.

'Veni Ici':  Elepidote. (Parentage includes catawbiense and fortunei). H (1980), G, N, and REG (1995): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Fls 5-7/ball truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 1" wide x 1.2" long, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; medium pink with a medium red blotch. Calyx lacking. Truss 2.4" wide x 2.75" high. Lvs elliptic, 1.2"-1.6" x 0.8". Shrub 10' high x 10' wide 15 years from seed, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25F. May 10.

'Warm Welcome':  Elepidote. ('Essex Scarlet' x fortunei). H (1959), G, N, and REG (1995): Ben and Marion Shapiro, East Brunswick, NJ. Fls 13/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3.5" wide x 2.5" long, with 7 smooth-edged lobes; inside strong purplish pink (62A) margins paling to nearly white center with strong purplish red (71B) spotting in throat, outside (62A); stamens vestigial. Calyx c 0.l" long, light green. Truss 6" wide x 5" high. Lvs moderate olive green (137A-B) above, held 2 years, narrowly obovate, flat, cuspidate apex, rounded/slightly oblique base, 7" x 3", with sparse white hairs above on new growth and on petiole. Shrub 7.3' high x 6.5' wide 35 years from seed, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10F. Late May-early June.

'Windsong':  Elepidote. ['Nancy Evans' x ('Mrs. Betty Robertson' x 'Fred Rose')]. H (1982), G (1986), N, I (1995), and REG (1995): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 17/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3" wide x 2" long, with 6 very wavy-edged lobes; light greenish yellow (1C) throughout, with dark red (187C) nectaries. Calyx 0.75"-1.25" long, light greenish yellow (1C) with dark red (187C) base. Truss 6" wide x 5.5" high. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, obtuse apex, rounded base, 4.25" x 1.75"; glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 3.5' high x 6' wide 12 years from seed, open habit, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 0°F. Late April-early May. (Blue ribbon, ARS Cascade Chapter, 1994; placed on ARS Plant Awards eligibility list 1993)

* The following unregistered names appear as parents in the above listing:
'Brandt's Tropicana':  L Brandt hybrid, ('Britannia' x 'Goldsworth Orange')
'Hansel':  Lem hybrid, (bureavii x 'Fabia')
'Mindy's Love':  Barlup hybrid, ('Nancy Evans' x 'Lionel's Triumph')
'Nadia':  Barlup hybrid, ['Hotei' x ('Virginia Richards' x 'Hawk' hybrid)]
'Platinum Pearl':  H Greer hybrid, ('Trude Webster' x fortunei ssp. discolor)


Volume 50, Number 1
Winter 1996

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