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Volume 50, Number 2
Spring 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 February 1, 1996 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.

'Aromi Sunny-side-up':  Deciduous azalea. (austrinum x 'Golden Sunset'). H (1978): Eugene Aromi, Mobile, AL; G (1982): John Smith, Chunchula, AL; N: David Ellis; I (1995) and REG (1996): Magnolia Nursery, Chunchula, AL. Fls 8-16/flat truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 1.4" long x 1.8" wide, 5-lobed, moderately scented; vivid yellow (13A) with a vivid orange yellow (23A) blotch. Truss 2.5" high x 4.5" wide. Lvs elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 2.75" x 1.3"; dull, close to strong yellow green (143A) above, with discrete hairs below. Shrub 6' high x 3.5' wide in 10 years, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F; heat tolerant in USDA Zone 9A. Mid April.

'Aromi Sunrise':  Deciduous azalea. ('Hiawatha'(Knap Hill) x austrinum). H (1978): Eugene Aromi, Mobile, AL; G (1981): John Smith, Chunchula, AL; N: David Ellis; I (1994) and REG (1996): Magnolia Nursery, Chunchula, AL. Fls 14/flat truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 1.6" long x 2" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, highly scented; brilliant yellow (21C) with vivid orange yellow (23A) blotch. Truss 2.5" high x 4.5" wide. Lvs elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 2.4" x 1"; moderate olive green (146A) above, with moderate yellow green (146B) hairs below. Shrub 6' high x 3' wide in 10 years, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F; heat tolerant in USDA Zone 9A. Mid-late April.

'Aromi Sunstruck':  Deciduous azalea. (austrinum x 'White Swan'). H (1978): Eugene Aromi, Mobile, AL; G (1981): John Smith, Chunchula, AL; N: David Ellis; I (1995) and REG (1996): Magnolia Nursery, Chunchula, AL. Fls 14/lax truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 1.8" long x 1.8" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; vivid yellow (15A) with a vivid orange yellow (23A) blotch. Truss 2.5" high x 4.5" wide. Lvs elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 2.4" x c l"; dull green above, with discrete hairs below. Shrub 6' high x 3' wide in 10 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F; heat tolerant in USDA Zone 9A. Mid-late April.

'Brianna':  Elepidote. ('Naomi' x 'Mrs. Horace Fogg'). H (pre l979): Dr Robert Rhodes, Gabriola Island, BC; G, N, I (1985), and REG (1995): Ken Gibson, Tofino, BC. Fls 14/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" long x 3" wide, of heavy substance, with 6 smooth-edged lobes; inside deep purplish pink (67C), outside strong purplish red (63A). Truss 6" high x 6" wide. Lvs narrowly elliptic, concave, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 6" x 2"; petiole 1.5" long, dark red, pubescent. Shrub 5' high x 4' wide in 10 years, open growth habit, moderately floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 10°F. Mid May.

'Clayoquot Warrior':  Elepidote. (strigillosum x 'Essex Scarlet'). H (pre l968): H L Larson, Tacoma, WA; G: Evelyn Weesjes, Sidney, BC; N, I (1988), and REG (1995): Ken Gibson, Tofino, BC. Fls 14-16/dome truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2.25" long x 2.5" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; dark red in bud (color retained during winter), opening vivid red (46B) throughout, with faint, dark reddish-brown spotting on dorsal lobe. Calyx 0.5" long, dark red. Truss 4" high x 5" wide. Lvs held 3 years, narrowly oblong, convex, acuminate apex, cuneate base, 7" x 1.5"; dull green above, with tan hairs below aging to reddish brown hairs on midrib; petiole 1" long, yellowish green, pubescent. Shrub 9' high x 6' wide in 18 years, open growth habit, moderately floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 10F. Early April. (First prize, Victoria, BC show, 1990)

R. 'Clayoquot Warrior'
R. 'Clayoquot Warrior'

'Dead Ringer':  Elepidote. ('Phyllis Ballard' x catawbiense 'Clark's White'). H (1974): E R Bahnson M.D., Winston-Salem, NC; N and I (through Mowbray Gardens): C A Trautmann, Amelia, OH; G (1978) and REG (1996): T L Ring M.D., Bellaire, OH. Fls 13/lax truss, funnel-shaped, 1.9" long x 2" wide, with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes; strong red (46A) in bud, opening inside vivid purplish red (67B) with light yellow (21D) in throat and on dorsal lobe; outside vivid purplish red (67B). Calyx lacking. Truss 4" high x 5.5" wide. Lvs narrowly elliptic, concave, 5" x 1.9". Shrub 4' high x 5' wide in 21 years, open growth habit, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least -25F; buds, -15F. Early midseason. (ARS Seed Exchange, Lot 74-516)

'Ellie Green': Elepidote. ('Janet Blair' x strigillosum). H (1981): A R Fitzburgh, Caldwell, NJ; G, N, I (1994), and REG (1995): Allan and Shirley Anderson, Franklin Lakes, NJ. Fls 15/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, c 2.25" long x 2.25" wide, with 5 smooth-edged lobes; vivid purplish red (57C) with discrete strong purplish red (60B) spots on upper lobe. Calyx lacking. Truss 4.5" high x 5" wide. Lvs held 2-3 years, elliptic, convex, 4.5"-5" x 2"; dull, moderate olive green (147A) to moderate yellow green (147B) above. Shrub 5' high x 4' wide in 14 years, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -16F. Early May. (Photo: JARS, Fall 1994)

'Frontier Gold':  Deciduous azalea. ('Rothschild Supreme' sdlg x austrinum). H (1971) and N: Eugene Aromi, Mobile, AL; G (1975): John Giordano, Eight Mile, AL; I (pre l985) and REG (1996): Magnolia Nursery, Chunchula, AL. Fls 15-21/ball truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2" long x 2.6" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, highly scented; brilliant orange yellow (23B) flushed vivid reddish orange (34A), and with a vivid orange yellow (23A) blotch. Truss 4" high x 6" wide. Lvs narrowly obovate, flat, acute apex, cuneate base, 3" x 1.4"; moderate olive green (147A) above, with discrete hairs below. Shrub 6' high x 3.5' wide in 10 years, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F; heat tolerant in USDA Zone 9A. Late March.

'Gretha Rijksen':  Elepidote. ('Kluis Sensation' x 'Fusilier'). H (1968): H L Larson, Tacoma, WA; N: K N Weesjes; G, I (1995), and REG (1995): Mrs. Evelyn Weesjes, Sidney, BC. Fls 11/dome truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, c 3.1" long x 3.5" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish pink (63C) spotted deep purplish red on dorsal lobe, fading to light purplish pink (63D). Calyx c 0.1" long, yellowish. Truss 5" high x 6" wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, broadly acute apex, rounded base, 6.5" x 2.25"; dull, mid green above. Shrub 8' high x 5' wide in 15 years, moderately floriferous. Plant hardy to at least -15F. Early June.

'Kelsey Lynn Young':  Elepidote. ('Vulcan' x unnamed Dexter hybrid). H (1976), G, N, I (c l992), and REG (1995): Allan and Shirley Anderson, Franklin Lakes, NJ. Fls 8-10/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, c l.75" long x 2.5" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; vivid red (57A) in bud, opening deep purplish pink (68A) at edges, shading to moderate purplish pink (68C) in throat. Calyx c 0.1", yellow. Truss 4" high x 5" wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, obtuse apex, rounded base, 4" x 2". Shrub 5' high x 5' wide in 19 years, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least -16F; buds, -12F. Mid-late May. (Best New Hybrid, ARS Tappan Zee Chapter c l992)

'Liz Colbert':  Deciduous azalea, (viscosum Serrulatum Group x austrinum). H (1979) and N: Eugene Aromi, Mobile, AL; G (1984): John Smith, Chunchula, AL; I (1995) and REG (1996): Magnolia Nursery, Chunchula, AL. Fls 14/flat truss, tubular funnel-shaped, c l.6" long x 1.8" wide, 5-lobed, highly scented; white flushed deep pink (52B), and with a vivid yellow (16A) blotch. Truss 1.8" high x 3.5" wide. Lvs narrowly elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 2.75" x 1"; moderate olive green (146A) above, with discrete, moderate yellow green (146B) hairs below. Shrub 5' high x 3' wide in 10 years, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F; heat tolerant in USDA Zone 9A. Late April.

'Lucie Sorensen':  Vireya. (macgregoriae(?) x bagobonum). H (1986): John Rouse, Victoria, Australia; G (1991): Fran Rutherford, Port Orchard, WA; N, I (1995), and REG (1995): E White Smith, Tacoma, WA. Fls 4-6/flat truss, tubular funnel-shaped, of heavy substance, 0.75" long x 0.75" wide, with 5 smooth-edged lobes; reddish green in bud, opening vivid yellowish pink (30C). Calyx very small, light green. Truss 1" high x 2.75" wide. Lvs held 3-4 years, elliptic, concave, acute apex, cuneate base, 0.9" x 0.4", glossy above. Shrub 14" high x 14" wide in 8 years, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to 32°F. Peak flowering spring and autumn.

'Lynne Heckler':  Elepidote. ('Kiev' x yakushimanum). H (1966): R P Jefferis, Media, PA; G (1976), N, I (1980), and REG (1995): Robert and Helene Huber, Salford, PA. Fls 14/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" long x 3" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (55A) in bud, opening inside pale purplish pink (56B) with light purplish pink (55C) edging about 0.4" wide, and with deep pink (51B) spotting on upper lobes; outside light purplish pink (55C). Calyx 1.25" long, strong yellow (153D). Truss 4"-4.5" high x 6.25"-6.9" wide. Lvs held 3 years, narrowly obovate, convex, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 6" x 2"; dull, dark yellowish green (139A) and hairless above, with grayish yellow green (196A) plastered hairs below, maturing to light yellowish brown (199C); petioles hairy. Shrub 3.5' high x 3.0' wide in 10 years, dense habit, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10F. Mid May.

'Nick's Choice':  Elepidote. ('Van Nes Sensation' x 'Mrs. Horace Fogg'). H (1963), G (1967), N, I (1990), and REG (1995): Mrs. Evelyn Weesjes, Sidney, BC. Fls 12/conical truss, openly funnel-shaped, of heavy substance, c 3.25" long x 3.75" wide, 5-lobed with frilled margins; inside very pale purple (69A) lobes and (69C) tube, with pale yellow (11C) throat; outside with strong purplish pink (68B) stripes on petals. Calyx c 0.1" long, greenish, edged red. Truss 7" high x 6.5" wide. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, flat, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 6.5" x 2.25"; dull, mid green above. Shrub 8' high x 6' wide in 16 years, open habit, moderately floriferous. Plant hardy to at least -15F. Early May.

'Pathfinder':  Deciduous azalea. ('Rothschild Supreme' sdlg x austrinum). H (1971) and N: Eugene Aromi, Mobile, AL; G (1975): John Giordano, Eight Mile, AL; I (pre l985) and REG (1996): Magnolia Nursery, Chunchula, AL. Fls 11-16/ball truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2" long x 2.4" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, highly scented; brilliant orange yellow (23B) flushed strong red (39A), and with a vivid orange yellow (23A) blotch. Truss 4" high x 6" wide. Lvs narrowly obovate, flat, acute apex, cuneate base, 3" x 1.4"; moderate olive green (147A) above, with discrete hairs below. Shrub 6' high x 3.5' wide in 10 years, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F; heat tolerant in USDA Zone 9A. Late March.

'Pink Carousel':  Deciduous azalea. ('Melford Red Letter' x austrinum). H (1978): Eugene Aromi, Mobile, AL; G (1988): John Smith, Chunchula, AL; N: David Ellis; I (1994) and REG (1996): Magnolia Nursery, Chunchula, AL. Fls 14-19/truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" long x 2.4" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, moderately scented; brilliant orange yellow (21B) flushed moderate red (47A), and with a vivid orange yellow (23A) blotch. Truss 3" high x 5" wide. Lvs narrowly elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, 3.5" x 1.2"; moderate olive green (147A) above, with discrete, moderate yellow green (147B) hairs below. Shrub 6' high x 3.5' wide in 10 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F; heat tolerant in USDA Zone 9A. Mid April.

'Rose Lee Clagett':  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 2-3/truss, hose-in-hose, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.75" long x 2.5" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes/whorl; paler than light purple (77D) with very narrow strong purple (77B) edging and inconspicuous pale reddish purple spotting near base of dorsal lobe. Green calyx absent. Lvs obovate, concave, acute apex, cuneate base, 1.4" x 0.6"; moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 0.7' high x 1' wide in 3 years, dense habit, moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -8F. Early May. (Distributed under Code 89-4-11 at 1995 Azalea Society of America national meeting)

'Sea Gold':  Elepidote. ('Amanda Joan Young' x 'Golden Star'). H (1982), G, N, I, and REG (1995): Allan and Shirley Anderson, Franklin Lakes, NJ. Fls 10/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, c 2.25" long x 2.75" wide, with 6-7 smooth-edged lobes; light yellowish pink (19B) throughout. Calyx lacking. Truss 4" high x 5" wide. Lvs held 2-3 years, elliptic, flat, acute apex, cuneate base, 4.5" x 1.75", dull strong yellow green (144C) above. Shrub 3' high x 3' wide in 12 years, moderately floriferous. Plant hardy to at least -16F; buds, -8°F. Mid May.

'September Sunset':  Elepidote. [dichroanthum ssp. apodectum x [yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' x 'Harvest Moon')]. H (1978), G (1990), N, and REG (1995): D W Goheen, Camas, WA; I (1995-96): A Sandy Rhododendron (Chris Hoffman), Sandy, OR. Fls 8-10/lax truss, campanulate, 2" long x 2" wide, of heavy substance, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; vivid reddish orange (43A) in bud, opening variable flr color on same rachis: about half of the flrs are light greenish yellow (8B) tinged deep yellowish pink (39B), remaining fls are strong red (39A) or deep yellowish pink (39B) tinged light greenish yellow (8B); all fls have a vivid reddish orange (43A) basal blotch. Calyx 5-lobed, with 3-4 lobes 1" long x 0.25" wide, remaining lobes very small; brilliant yellow (8A) tinged red-orange, large lobes blotched as fls. Truss 3" high x 7" wide. Lvs held 3 years, narrowly elliptic, flat to convex, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 4"-5" x 1"-1.5"; bullate, glabrous, deep yellowish green (141A) above, with light buff felted hairs below maturing to moderate orange yellow (164B). Shrub 4' high x 5' wide in 15 years, dense growth habit, moderately floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 0°F; buds, 5°F. Mid September except for an occasional flr in the spring.

'Towner Crest':  Elepidote. ('Van Nes Sensation' x 'Mrs. Horace Fogg'). H (1963), G (1967), N, I (1990), and REG (1995): Mrs. Evelyn Weesjes, Sidney, BC. Fls 12-14/dome truss, openly funnel-campanulate, c 3.75" long x 5" wide, with 5-6 wavy-edged lobes; inside pale purplish pink (65D) suffused light purplish pink (65B) on upper lobes, throat deep purplish pink (66C) paling to light greenish yellow (8C), outside lobes suffused light purplish pink (65B). Calyx c 0.25" long, green. Truss 5" high x 6" wide. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly elliptic with wavy margins, broadly acute apex, oblique base, 6" x 1.5"; dull, mid green above. Shrub 7' high x 9' wide in 16 years, dense habit, very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least -15F. Late April.


Volume 50, Number 2
Spring 1996

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