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Volume 51, Number 1
Winter 1997

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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 Nov 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 - 1995.

'Adeeno':  Elepidote. ('Trango' x 'Markeeta'). H (1982), G (1990), N, and REG (1996): David W Goheen, Camas, WA; I: A Sandy Rhododendron, Sandy, OR Fls 12- 14/flat dome truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, heavy textured, 2.5" long x 2.5" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, scented; strong purplish red (54A) in bud, opening white, upper dorsal throat heavily spotted strong purplish red (54A); outside white tinged strong pink (54C) to moderate purplish pink (54D), mostly at tips of lobes. Calyx 0.2" long, deep purplish pink (54B). Truss 4" high x 6" wide. Lvs held 3+ years, narrowly elliptic, downcurved margins (curled under), cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 4"-6" x l"-2"; dull, moderate yellowish green (137B) with grayish tomentum above and tawny white felt-like hairs below, maturing to moderate orange (170C); glandular hairs on petiole. Shrub 5' tall x 6' wide in 10 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 5F. Mid-late April.

'Andrea Marie':  Elepidote. ['Mrs Horace Fogg' x ('Diva' x yellow-flrd decorum)]. H (1982), G (1989), N, I (1990) through Westgate Gardens Nursery, and REG (1996): Catherine Weeks, Eureka, CA. Fls 8/slightly lax truss, openly funnel-campanulate, heavy textured, 3.25" long x 3.75" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish red (61A) in bud, opening inside strong purplish red (61B) at margins, becoming paler towards center; outside strong purplish red (60C). Calyx c 0.1" long, (61A). Truss 5" high x 9" wide. Lvs held 2 years, lanceolate, wavy margins, rounded or oblique base, acute apex, 6" x 1.9", moderate olive green (147A). Shrub 4.5' tall x 5' wide in 14 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 5°F. April-May.

'Angela':  Elepidote. ('Crest' x 'Naomi Nautilus'). H (1982), G (1984), N, I (1988) through Westgate Gardens Nursery, and REG (1996): Catherine Weeks, Eureka, CA. Fls 9/ball truss, saucer-shaped, heavy textured, 3" long x 5" wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes, scented; light yellow with pink margins (pink usually fades with time). Calyx minute, light yellow. Truss 6.5" high x 8" wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, obtuse apex, 5.25" x 3", strong olive green (144A). Shrub 5' tall x 5.5' wide in 14 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least 5°F. Mid April.

'Bibby':  Elepidote. ('Paprika Spiced' x 'Fawn'). H (1989), G (1995), N, and REG (1996): David W Goheen, Camas, WA; I: A Sandy Rhododendron, Sandy, OR. Fls 14-16 per ball/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, heavy textured, 2" long x 3.5" wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes, scented; deep purplish pink (55A) in bud, opening inside light and pale yellow (20B-C) with light purplish pink (55C) margins and seven vivid red (52A) rays, c 0.l" wide x c 0.5" long, in throat; outside (55C). Calyx minute, green tipped pink. Truss 5" high x 6" wide. Lvs held 3+ years, elliptic, flat to downcurved margins, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 5" x 1.5"-2", dull, moderate yellow green (148A). Shrub 3' tall x 2.5' wide in 6 years. Plant hardy to at least 0F; buds, 5F. Late April.

'Beautiful Bouquet':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (c l988): Fred Minch; G (1994), N (1996), and REG (1996): Bob Ward; both Puyallup, WA; I (1998): Whitney Gardens, Brinnon, WA Fls 11/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.25" long x 3.25" wide, with 6 frilly-edged lobes; moderate purplish pink (68C) in bud, opening inside yellowish white (155D) with deep purplish pink (73A) streaks at mid-lobes, small vivid yellow (9A) flares at base, and a moderate orange (172D) flare in dorsal throat (solid at base, spotted above); outside yellowish white (155B) with strong purplish pink (73B) mid-lobe streaks. Truss 4.5" high x 6" wide. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly oblong, downcurved margins, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 5" x 1.5", semi-glossy, dark yellowish green (139A). Shrub 3' tall x 5' wide in 8 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. June.

'Bretonne':  Lepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Purple Lace'). H (1985), G (1989), N: Marc Colombel, Fouesnant, France; I (1993): A Sandy Rhododendron (Chris Hoffman), Sandy, OR; REG (1996): M Colombel and C Hoffman. Fls 18-20/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, c l.75" long x c 2.5" wide, with 5 frilly-edged lobes; pinkish red in bud, opening light lavender/pink. Truss 6" high x 6" wide. Lvs held 3 years, lanceolate, flat to downcurved margins, cuneate base, acute apex, 6" x 1.5", glossy, deep bluish green. Shrub to 4' tall x 4' wide in 10 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -13F. Midseason. (Synonym: "yak x Purple Lace - Colombel")

'Briggs Red Star':  Elepidote. ('The Honourable Jean Marie de Montague', treated with colchicine, and confirmed to be tetraploid). Treated (1987), G (1992), N (1996), I and REG (1996): Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA Fls 12-14/flat truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.25" long x 3.5" wide, heavy textured, with 5 frilly-edged lobes; inside strong red, center (53D) shading to (53C) margins, with strong red (53B) veining, and with dark red (187A) speckles in throat; outside (53D) base shading to (53C) margins; color fades slightly with age. Truss 4.5" high x 6.25" wide. Lvs held 3 years, narrowly elliptic, slightly wavy and up-curved margins, cuneate base, acute apex, 3.5"-5.5" x 1.25"-1.75", glossy, moderate olive green (147A). Shrub 1.8' tall x 1.7' wide in 3 years, open growth habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F. Late April-early May.

'Calvary's Love':  Evergreen azalea. (White-flrd Southern Indian azalea, open pollinated). H (pre-1980), G (c l980), N (1996), I (1996) through Oak Hill Farm, and REG (1996): Mrs. Betsy Johnson, Clover, SC. Fls 2-3/terminal, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" long x 3" wide, with 5 flat to very slightly wavy-edged lobes; light green in bud, opening yellowish white (155D) throughout, unmarked. Calyx 0.4" long, light yellowish green. Spring lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 1.75" x 0.6", semi-glossy with discrete hairs. Shrub c 4' tall x 6' wide in 10 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. Early April.

'Gary Ann Lewis':  Lepidote. (Dark pink flrd minus Carolinianum Group x dark pink flrd mucronulatum). H (1977), G (1980), N (1985), and REG (1996): G David Lewis, Colts Neck, NJ. Fls 3-5/bud, 3-6 buds/terminal, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.5" long x 2" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (72A) in bud, opening inside strong reddish purple (72B) fading to very light purple (75C) at center, with moderate orange (167C) dorsal spotting; outside (72B) fading to strong reddish purple (72C) at base; filaments white. Calyx minute, brilliant yellow green (149C). Truss ball-shaped, 3.5" high x 4" wide. Lvs held 1.5 years, lanceolate, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 3.25" x 1.3", semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) with white scales aging to brown, sparse above and numerous below. Shrub 6' tall x 6' wide in 18 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F. April.

'Golden Comet':  Deciduous azalea. (Selection from luteum). Seed c.w. near Inebolu, Turkey (near Black Sea, c l978): Dorothy Ann Robbins; G, S (1994), N, and REG (1996): Rhododendron Species Foundation, Federal Way, WA. Fls 30/dome truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2" long x 2.5" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, strongly scented; green in bud, opening vivid yellow (13A) with a darker vivid yellow (14A) throat and edge on dorsal lobe. Calyx to 0.1" long, green. Truss 3.5" high x 4" wide. Lvs narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, flat with wavy margins, cuneate base, acute apex, 4" x 1.25", moderate yellow green (137C), with discrete white hairs above, below, and on petiole; autumn lvs brilliant scarlet with silvery pubescence, retained to late November/early December. Shrub 6' tall x 5' wide in 18 years, rounded habit. Plant hardy to at least -20F; buds, -10F (?). Mid March to mid May.

'Jeannette Marie':  Elepidote. ('Bonito' x 'Angelo'). H (1982), G (1990), N, I (1991) through Westgate Gardens Nursery, and REG (1996): Catherine Weeks, Eureka, CA. Fls 13/dome truss, funnel-shaped, 3.25" long x 4.75" wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes, scented; strong purplish red (63B) in bud, opening light purplish pink (62C) with strong purplish pink (62A) markings. Calyx 0.25" long, light yellow green (145D). Truss 7.5" high x 9" wide. Lvs held 2 years, ovate, slightly wavy margins, cordate base, broadly acute apex, 6.75"-7" x 3.1", dark yellowish green (139A). Shrub 4.75' tall x 4' wide in 14 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least 10°F. Mid April.

'Jessica Joy':  Elepidote. ('Mrs. Horace Fogg' x 'Azor'). H (1984), G, N, I (1992) through Westgate Gardens Nursery, and REG (1996): Catherine Weeks, Eureka, CA Fls 10/lax ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, heavy textured, 3.75" long x 3" wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; vivid red (45C) margins shading to brilliant yellow (13B) center, with moderate red (47A) spotting in dorsal throat (color carries as orange-pink and yellow with some red in throat). Lvs elliptic, wavy margins (somewhat twisted), rounded base, broadly acute apex, 6" x 2.1", dull, dark yellowish green (139A). Shrub 4.5' tall x 4.5' wide in 11 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F. May.

'Kernsey':  Lepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (1970), G (1981), N, and REG (1996): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Fls 25-30/multi-bud truss, campanulate, heavy textured, 0.5" long x 0.5" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; pale purplish pink with a faint moderate orange yellow dorsal blotch. Truss ball-shaped, 2" high x 3.1" wide. Lvs oblong, upcurved margins, cuneate base, acute apex, 2" x 0.75", glossy, with scales below. Shrub 3.3' tall x 3.3' wide in 25 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -28F. Early-mid June.

'MacConkey':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (1970), G (1983), N, and REG (1996): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Fls 14-17/dome truss, openly funnel-campanulate, 1.5" long x 1.5" wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; strong purple with brilliant yellowish green blotch. Truss 2.75" high x 4.3" wide. Lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, obtuse apex, 4.3" x 1.5", glossy. Shrub 6.3' tall x 4.3' wide in 25 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -28F. Mid June.

'Mandarin Day':  Elepidote. [('Chlorops' x decorum ssp. diaprepes) x venator]. H (1964), G (1974), N, and REG (1996): David W Goheen, Camas, WA; I: A Sandy Rhododendron, Sandy, OR. Fls 10-12/flat dome truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, heavy textured, 2.25" long x 2.5" wide, with 5-6 wavy-edged lobes; deep yellowish pink (43C) in bud, opening inside vivid reddish orange (33A) with vivid reddish orange (32A) nectaries and spots in throat; outside (43C). Calyx minute, (43C). Truss 3" high x 5" wide. Lvs held 4 years, elliptic, flat/downcurved margins, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 4"-5" x 1.5"-2"; dull, moderate olive green (137A) with glands on midrib below and on petiole. Shrub 5' tall x 6' wide in 20 years. Plant hardy to at least 0°F; buds, 5°F. Late April-early May.

'Northern Starburst':  Lepidote. (Compact-growing selection from PJM Group [known at Briggs Nursery as "PJM Compact Form"], treated with colchicine, and confirmed to be tetraploid). Treated (1987), G (1992), N (1996), I, and REG (1996): Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Fls 4-5/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.5" long x 2.5" wide, heavy textured, with 5 frilly-edged lobes; strong purple (77B) inside and out, fading inside to light purple (77C) center. Truss 2.5" high x 4" wide. Lvs held 1-2 years, elliptic, slightly down curved margins, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, heavy textured, 2"-2.5" x 1"-1.25"; with brown scales above and below; late winter foliage dark grayish reddish brown (200A). Shrub 1.5' tall x 1.3' wide in 2 years, dense growth habit, thicker stems than untreated parent. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25F. Mid March.

'Red Beam':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (1970), G (1978), N, and REG (1996): Dr W L Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Fls 10-12/dome truss, openly funnel-campanulate, 2" long x 2" wide, with 5-7 wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish pink with a deep purplish red dorsal blotch. Truss 3.25" high x 4" wide. Lvs narrowly elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 4.75" x 1.5". Shrub 4.25' tall x 3.25' wide in 25 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25F. Late May.

'Rhein's Legacy':  Elepidote. ('Mary Belle' x vernicosum aff. Rock 18139). H (1977), G (1982), and N: William L Rhein DDS, Mechanicsburg, PA; REG (1996): Rhein Registration Committee, Susquehanna Valley Chapter, ARS. Fls 13-15/open ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, scented, 2" long x 3" wide, with 6-7 wavy-edged lobes; pale yellow (11C) with 0.4" wide light purplish pink (73C) edging; throat heavily spotted dark red to deep purplish red (187B-D), with spotted rays of (187D) changing to (73C) extending towards edges. Calyx minute. Truss 4.5" high x 6"-6.5" wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, downcurved margins, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 3.5"-4" x 1.3"-1.5", glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above. Shrub 3.8' tall x 5.8' wide in 17 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -25F; buds, -15F. Mid May.

'Sunset Serenade':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum hybrid x unknown). H (1984) and G: Fred Minch; N (1996) and REG (1996): Bob Ward; both Puyallup, WA; I (1997): Whitney Gardens, Brinnon, WA. Fls 17/flat truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" long x 2.5" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; vivid reddish orange (44C) in bud, opening inside moderate purplish pink (65A) with vivid purplish red (66B) markings in throat and sparse (66B) spotting on dorsal lobe; outside light pink (50D). Truss 3" high x 6" wide. Lvs held 3 years, narrowly elliptic, downcurved margins, cuneate base, acute apex, 3.5" x 1.25", dull, moderate olive green (137B), with heavily plastered hairs on underside, pale yellow green (157A) at first, aging to moderate orange yellow (164B). Shrub 3' tall x 3' wide in 10 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. Late April.

'Supernova':  Elepidote. ('Nova Zembla', treated with colchicine, and confirmed to be tetraploid). Treated (1987), G (1993), N (1996), I, and REG (1996): Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Fls 10-12/flat truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" long x 3.25"-3.5" wide, heavy textured, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; inside vivid purplish red (57B) margins shading to mottled vivid purplish red (57C) center with dark red (187A) speckles on dorsal lobe; outside (57B) margins shading to mottled (57C) base, with (57B) veining throughout. Truss 5.5" high x 5.5" wide. Lvs held 3 years, oblong, downcurved and wavy margins, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 4"-4.5" x 2"-2.25", dull, moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 2' tall x 2' wide in 3 years, open growth habit. Plant hardy to at least 10°F. Late May.

'Supra-syn':  Elepidote. {('Tracigo' x 'Trilby') x [('Chlorops' x decorum ssp. diaprepes) x 'Bonito']}. H (1984), G (1991), N, and REG (1996): David W Goheen, Camas, WA; I: A Sandy Rhododendron, Sandy, OR Fls 14-16 per conical/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" long x 3.5" wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (54A) in bud, opening strong purplish pink (55B) edged deep purplish pink (55A); upper lobe and throat spotted strong reddish orange (31A), with spotting dense in throat. Calyx minute, (55B). Truss 6"-7" high x 6"-7" wide. Lvs held 3-4 years, obovate, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 5"-6" x 1.5"-2", dull, moderate yellowish green (138A). Shrub 5' tall x 5' wide in 10 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0F. Early May.

'Theresa Elizabeth':  Elepidote. ('Apricot Nectar' x 'Lem's Cameo'). H (pre-1992), G (1992), N, I (1996) through Westgate Gardens Nursery, and REG (1996): Catherine Weeks, Eureka, CA. Fls 17/ball truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, 1.8" long x 3" wide, with 6 very wavy-edged lobes; strong red (39A) in bud, opening inside deep yellowish pink (39B) shading to light yellow (10B) center, with red markings in throat; outside (39B). Calyx c 0.1" long, strong red (46A). Truss 4.5" high x 6.5" wide. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, flat, oblique base, acute apex, 3.4" x 1.5", moderate yellow green (147B). Shrub 2.3' tall x 1.7' wide from seed, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least 5°F. April-May.

'Titleist':  Elepidote. ('Scintillation' x fortunei). H (1981), G (1986), and N: William L Rhein DDS, Mechanicsburg, PA; REG (1996): Rhein Registration Committee, Susquehanna Valley Chapter, ARS. Fls 12-14/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, scented, 2.1" long x 3.9" wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (68A) in bud, opening to large white star-shaped center with moderate purplish pink (62B) edges, strong greenish yellow (151A) throat, and (151A) streaks and freckles on dorsal lobe. Calyx minute. Truss 5.5" high x 6" wide. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, downcurved margins, rounded base, obtuse apex, 6"-7" x 2.5"-2.75", glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 7.5' tall x 10.5' wide in 15 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -25F; buds, -15F. Early May.

'Tygo':  Elepidote. ('Ruby Bowman' x elliottii 'War Paint'). H (1975), G (1985), N, and REG (1996): David W Goheen, Camas, WA; I: A Sandy Rhododendron, Sandy, OR Fls 18-20/flat dome truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, heavy textured, 3" long x 3.5" wide, with 5 flat to slightly wavy-edged lobes; deep red (53A) in bud, opening vivid red (45A) with upper half of corolla heavily spotted deep red (53A). Calyx minute, (53A). Truss 6" high x 8"-9" wide. Lvs held 3+ years, elliptic, downcurved margins, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 6" x 2.5", dull, moderate olive green (137A) above with sparse tan hairs below, mainly on midrib. Shrub 5' tall x 5' wide in 10 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 5F. Early May. (Best New Hybrid, ARS Portland Chapter show, 1996)

'White Beam':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (1970), G (1985), N, and REG (1996): Dr WL Tolstead, Elkins, WV. Fls 12-15/truss, openly funnel-campanulate, 1.6" long x 1.6" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; pale purplish pink. Truss 2.4" high x 4.3" wide. Lvs elliptic, flat, rounded base, obtuse apex, 4.3" x 1.5". Shrub 3.3' tall x 2.7' wide in 25 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -28F. Early June.

'Wild Honey':  Elepidote. [(fortunei x vernicosum aff. Rock 18139) x 'Golden Star']. H (1980), G (1985), and N: William L Rhein DDS, Mechanicsburg, PA; REG (1996): Rhein Registration Committee, Susquehanna Valley Chapter, ARS. Fls 11-13/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, heavy textured, scented, 1.6" long x 2.5"-3" wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; buds deep pink (51B) at first, changing to deep yellowish pink (41D), opening inside pale yellow (8D) with two brilliant yellow green (150B) markings on upper lobe; outside pale greenish yellow (10D). Calyx minute. Truss 4" high x 5.25" wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, obtuse apex, 4.5" x 2", dull, moderate olive green (146A) above. Shrub 7' tall x 6.5' wide in 15 years, open growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -25F; buds, -15F. Early May.

'Will's Wisp':  Elepidote. (fortunei x 'Vulcan'). H (1978), G (1982), and N: William L Rhein DDS, Mechanicsburg, PA; REG (1996): Rhein Registration Committee, Susquehanna valley Chapter, ARS. Fls 14/conical truss, openly funnel-shaped, scented, 1.8" long x 3" wide, with 6 flat-edged lobes; deep pink (52B) in bud, opening pale orange yellow (159B) edged strong purplish pink (73B), spotted and streaked vivid yellow green (154A) on upper lobes; outside midribs streaked deep pink (52C). Calyx minute. Truss 5" high x 6.5" wide. Lvs held 1 year, oblong, flat, oblique base, broadly acute apex, 4"-5" x 1.5"-2", dull, moderate olive green (137B) above. Shrub 10' tall x 8.5' wide in 17 years, open growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -25F; buds, -20F. Mid May.

'Wissahickon':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (pre-1943): Charles O Dexter, Sandwich, MA; N (pre-1961): Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA; I (1961): Wells Nursery, Red Bank, NJ; REG (1996): ARS Willamette Chapter Study Group, Salem, OR. Fls 16/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" long x 3.2" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (61B) in bud, opening vivid purplish red (57B) with deep pink (52B) throat and faint brownish green spotting on dorsal and edges of adjacent lobes. Calyx very small, (57B). Truss 3.6" high x 6.8" wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, oblique base, broadly acute apex, 3.6"-4.8" x 1.4"-2", semi-glossy, dark yellowish green (139A). Shrub to 6' tall x variable width; open, leggy to sprawling growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10F. Mid-season. (Synonym: 'Morris No. 3')

The following were grown (G) by Weldon E Delp; named (N) by Virginia Delp; introduced (I) through Crystalaire Rhododendron Naturescapes, and REG (1996) by Joyce Delp Harris; all Harrisville, PA:

'Baby Christina':  Lepidote. ('Weston's Pink Diamond' x 'Cuddles'). H (1993): Weldon E Delp. Fls 9/multi-bud truss, openly funnel-shaped, c l" long x 1.25" wide, 5-lobed; moderate reddish orange (173B) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (56B-D), with a pale greenish yellow (1D) flare and light yellow (18A) dorsal spots. Truss 2.5" wide. Lvs cuneate base, acute apex, 1.5" x 0.6". Shrub 2' tall x 1.5' wide in 3 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20F. Mid-late May.

'Bantam':  Lepidote. ('April Gem' x 'Epoch'). H (1992): Jack Looye, St Catharines, Ont. Fls 6/truss, openly funnel-shaped with some petaloid stamens, c l" long x 1.25" wide, 5-lobed; deep reddish purple (77A) in bud, opening strong purple (77B) with brownish orange (165B) dorsal spots. Truss 2.1" wide. Lvs cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 0.5" x 0.4". Shrub 2.5' tall x 2' wide in 4 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F. Mid-late May.

'Burning Force':  Elepidote. ['China Boy' x ('Charles Dickens' x 'Mars')]. H (1990): Jack Looye, St Catharines, Ont. Fls 16/truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, c l.6" long x 2.5" wide, 5-lobed with frilled margins; dark, deep, and strong red (187A, 53A-B) in bud, opening deep, strong, and vivid red (53A-B, 46A-B). Calyx 1" long, colored as corolla. Truss 5.75" wide. Lvs cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 4.75" x 1.75". Shrub 3' tall x 3' wide in 6 years. Plant hardy to at least -20F; buds, -15F. Early June.

'Dawes Yellow':  Elepidote. [('V6510-l' * x 'Fiery Orange'), selfed]. H (1990): Weldon E Delp. Fls 6/truss, openly funnel-shaped, c 2.6" long x 3.75" wide, 5-lobed; moderate red (180A-B) and moderate yellowish pink (179D) in bud, opening light greenish yellow (4C), pale yellow green (4D), and strong and moderate yellowish pink (33C-D), fading gradually to (4C-D) with a light greenish yellow (4B) flare and vivid yellow (9B) throat. Truss 5.75" wide. Lvs rounded base, broadly acute apex, 4.75" x 1.5". Shrub 2.5' tall x 2' wide in 6 years. Plant hardy to at least -15F; buds, -10F. Early June.

'Delp's Light Touch':  Lepidote. ('Downwind'* x 'Epoch')- H (1991): Weldon E Delp. Fls 10/multi-bud truss, openly funnel-shaped, c l.75" long x 2.25" wide, with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes; moderate and light purplish pink (66D, 65A-B) in bud, opening moderate, light, and pale purplish pink (65A-D) with a white flare and deep greenish yellow (153A) dorsal spots. Truss 3.5" wide. Lvs cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 2" x 1". Shrub 2.5' tall x 2.5' wide in 5 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F. Mid-late May.

'Flirt Alert':  Elepidote. ('Wizard' x 'Sweet Lulu'). H (1991): Weldon E Delp. Fls 18/truss, openly funnel-shaped, c 2" long x 2.75" wide, 5-7 lobes with frilled margins; vivid and strong reddish orange (42A-C) and light yellow (10B) in bud, opening light yellow (10B-C) edged strong and moderate reddish orange (42B-D), and with deep red (53A) spots on three upper lobes. Truss 5.5" wide. Lvs cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 4" x 1.5". Shrub 4' tall x 3' wide in 5 years. Plant hardy to at least -15F; buds, -10F. Early June.

'Delp's Gold Rush':  Elepidote. ['Fiery Orange' x ('Stokes Opal'* x 'Goldsworth Yellow')]. H (1991): George Gray, Williams Bay, WI. Fls 12/truss, openly funnel-shaped, c l.8" long x 2.5" wide, 5-lobed with frilled margins; moderate reddish orange (35A-B) and light greenish yellow (3D) in bud, opening light greenish yellow (3C-D) with strong brown (172A) spots on three upper lobes. Truss 4.5" wide. Lvs cuneate base, acute apex, 3.25" x 1.25". Shrub 1.5' tall x 1.5' wide in 5 years. Plant hardy to at least -15F; buds, -10F. Early June. [Correct name from "Gold Rush" to "Delp's Gold Rush" - mod 02/12/15, ref.]

'Good Will':  Evergreen azalea. ('Corsage', selfed). H (1991): Weldon E Delp. Fls 5/truss, openly funnel-shaped, c l.8" long x 2.5" wide, 5-lobed; strong and light purple (77B-C) in bud, opening light, very light, and very pale purple (75B-D) with moderate red (181A) dorsal spots. Truss 4" wide. Lvs cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 1.2" x 0.4". Shrub 3' tall x 2.5' wide in 5 years. Plant hardy to at least -20F; buds, -15F. Late May.

'Major Harris':  Elepidote. ('Aunt Mildred' x 'Virginia Delp'). H (1991): Weldon E Delp. Fls 22/truss, openly funnel-shaped, c 2" long x 3" wide, 5-lobed with frilled margins; vivid and strong purple (82A, 83D) in bud, opening very pale purple (76D) edged strong, moderate, and light purple (82B-D), and with deep greenish yellow (153A) spots on three upper lobes. Truss 5.9" wide. Lvs cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 4" x 1.75". Shrub 3' tall x 3.5' wide in 5 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20F. Early June.

'Purple Knockout':  Elepidote. [('Sefton' x 'Olin O. Dobbs'), selfed]. H (1990): Jack Looye, St Catharines, Ont. Fls 17/truss, openly funnel-shaped, c 2" long x 3.25" wide, 5-lobed with frilled margins; dark purple (79A-B) and vivid reddish purple (78A) in bud, opening deep reddish purple (77A) with a dark red (59A) flare and dark red (187A) spotting on three upper lobes. Truss 5.25" wide. Lvs rounded base, broadly acute apex, 2.75" x 1.25". Shrub 3' tall x 2' wide in 6 years. Plant hardy to at least -15F; buds, -10F. Early June.

'Snow Pixie':  Lepidote. ('Downwind' * x 'Epoch'). H (1991): Weldon E Delp. Fls 7/truss, openly funnel-shaped, c l.2" long x 1.75" wide, with 5 slightly frilled lobes; pale purplish pink (56B) and brilliant yellow green (150B) in bud, opening white and pale purplish pink (56D) with light yellow (18A) dorsal spots. Truss 3.5" wide. Lvs twisted, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 2.25" x 0.5". Shrub 2.5' tall x 2.5' wide in 5 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20F. Mid-late May.

'Solar Power':  Lepidote. ('Twinkle Toes', selfed). H (1989): Weldon E Delp. Fls 10/truss, openly funnel-shaped, c l.25" long x 1.75" wide, 5-lobed; light yellow green and pale greenish yellow (2C-D) in bud, opening pale yellow green (4D) with brilliant yellow (12B) dorsal spots. Truss 3.1" wide. Lvs cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 2.5" x 1". Shrub 3' tall x 2.5' wide in 7 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20F. Mid-late May.

The following were selected (S), named (N), introduced (I) in 1996 through Piping Tree Gardens, and REG (1996) by Parker Lewis Little, Beaverdam, VA:

'Little's Early Light Pink':  Deciduous azalea. (Selection from arborescens). Sdlg from Woodlanders, Inc, Aiken, SC. Fls to 29/multi-bud dome truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 1.75" long x 1.5" wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes, scented; white flushed very light pink, and streaked light pink; tube light greenish white, streaked pink near top; filaments light pink, style red. Calyx 0.25" long, light green. Truss, from five buds, 2.75" high x 4" wide. Lvs elliptic, flat, acute base and apex, 2.25" x 0.75". Shrub 4' tall x 5' wide in 18 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -14F. Late April-early May, flowering heavily alternate years.

'Little's Frosted Purple':  Deciduous azalea. (Selection from periclymenoides, Hanover County, VA). Fls 12/flat truss, tubular funnel-shaped, scented, with 5 wavy-edged, narrow, twisted, and/or reflexed lobes; light pinkish purple flushed white on dorsal lobe, with lavender red midribs outside and lavender red tube growing darker at base. Calyx very small, blackish purple. Truss 2.75" high x 3.25" wide. Lvs elliptic, wavy margins, acute base and apex, 2" x 0.6", with discrete white hairs below. Shrub 1.5' tall x 1' wide, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -12F. Early May.

'Little's Lavender Glow':  Deciduous azalea. (Selection from periclymenoides, Hanover County, VA). Fls 16/lax ball truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 1.75" long x 1.5" wide, heavy textured, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, scented; tube purplish red, dorsal lobe light pink, remaining lobes deep lavender-pink, aging to lavender. Calyx very small, green. Truss 3" high x 4" wide. Lvs elliptic, downcurved margins, acute base and apex, 1.75" x 0.75", glossy, light green with discrete white hairs below. Shrub 7' tall x 9' wide, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F. Late April.

'Little's Mountain Gold':  Deciduous azalea. (Selection from calendulaceum, Greenbrier County, WV). Fls 7/dome truss, narrowly tubular funnel-shaped, 1.5" long x 2.25" wide, with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes, heavy textured; pale yellow flushed light pink with golden blotch on dorsal lobe; outside tube light greenish yellow at base, becoming pink near lobes; lobe edges translucent. Calyx very small, green. Truss 2" high x 4" wide. Lvs elliptic, flat, acute base and apex, 2.25" x 1"; light green with white hairs above, below, and on petiole. Shrub 10' tall x 9' wide, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20F. Late May. (Best Deciduous Azalea, Best Native Azalea, Best in Show; ARS Middle Atlantic Chapter, 1996)

'Little's Mountain Passion':  Deciduous azalea. (Selection from calendulaceum, Greenbrier County, WV). Fls 8/ball truss, narrowly tubular funnel-shaped, 2" long x 2.25" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, heavy textured; light pink with light yellow markings throughout; dorsal lobe golden at base, shading to yellow with pink margins; tube pink. Calyx very small, green. Truss 2" high x 3.75" wide. Lvs elliptic, upcurved margins, acute base and apex, 3" x 1.25"; bluish green with white hairs above, below, and on petiole. Shrub 10' tall x 10' wide, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20F. Late May.

'Little's Orange Pink':  Deciduous azalea. (Selection from cumberlandense, Knox County, KY). Fls 4/dome truss, narrowly tubular funnel-shaped, 1.4" long x 1.6" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; orange flushed reddish pink, outside with light yellowish cream midribs. Calyx very small, green. Truss 1.5" high x 2.5" wide. Lvs elliptic to obovate, flat, acute base, broadly acute apex, 2.2" x 0.9"; glossy above with white hairs below and on petiole. Shrub 2' tall x 2' wide, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -14F. Late May.

'Little's Red Glow':  Deciduous azalea. (Selection from cumberlandense, Knox County, KY). Fls 6/dome truss, narrowly tubular funnel-shaped, 1.6" long x 1.9" wide, heavy textured, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; lobes scarlet-pink with large yellow-orange dorsal blotch, tube deep pink (cerise); lobes age to dark pink-red with scarlet blotch. Calyx very small, green. Truss 2" high x 3.5" wide. Lvs elliptic to obovate, slightly upcurved margins, acute base, broadly acute apex, 2.5" x 1", with white hairs above, below, and on petiole. Shrub 2.2' tall x 1.7' wide, open habit, rhizomatous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -14°F. Early June.

'Little's Salmon':  Deciduous azalea. (Selection from prunifolium). Sdlg from Woodlanders, Inc, Aiken, SC. Fls 13/dome truss, narrowly tubular funnel-shaped, 1.75" long x 1.75" wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; shades of salmon, salmon flushed orange, salmon flushed pink, or salmon flushed red, depending on weather and age of fls; filaments pink, style red. Truss, from two buds, 2" high x 4" wide. Lvs elliptic, flat, acute base and apex, 4.5" x 1.5", with sparse white hairs below. Shrub 10' tall x 5' wide in 14 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F. Late July-mid August.

'Little's Spreading Pink':  Deciduous azalea. (Thought to be arborescens x possibly cumberlandense). Fls 6/dome truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2.25" long x 2.25" wide, with 5 elongated lobes (dorsal frilled, others flat-edged), scented (clove-like); light pink with darker pink margins, and a gold blotch on lower portion of dorsal lobe; tube dark pink with dark pink streak extending upwards along midvein of dorsal lobe, filaments pink, style red. Calyx very small, green. Truss 3" high x 4.5" wide. Lvs elliptic, upcurved margins, acute base, broadly acute apex, 2.5" x 1.75"; glossy, dark green with discrete white hairs below. Shrub 2.7' tall x 2.7' wide, open habit, rhizomatous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -14F. Late May.

'Little's Sugarplum':  Deciduous azalea. (Selection from periclymenoides, Hanover County, VA). Fls 14/lax truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 1.25" long x 1.5" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, scented; rose-red in bud, opening lavender with a lavender-red tube and light lavender-pink filaments. Calyx very small, light green. Truss 2.5" high x 3" wide. Lvs elliptic, upcurved margins, acute base and apex, 1.75" x 0.75", light green with discrete white hairs below. Shrub 5' tall x 2.5' wide in 15 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -14F. Late April.

'Little's Super Truss':  Deciduous azalea. (Selection from atlanticum, Henrico County, VA). Fls 21/multi-bud ball truss, tubular funnel-shaped, heavy textured, 1.9" long x 1.5" wide, with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes, scented; white with lavender-pink tinge, more pronounced at edges, especially at tips of lobes. Truss 3.25" high x 4.75" wide. Lvs elliptic, flat, acute base and apex, 1.6" x 0.6", glossy, light green with white hairs above, below, and on petiole. Shrub 2' tall x 1.5' wide, open habit, rhizomatous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -13F. Early May.

'Little's White Spice':  Deciduous azalea. (Selection from atlanticum, Henrico County, VA). Fls 9/dome truss, tubular funnel-shaped, heavy textured, 1.75" long x 1.75" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, scented; white, some lobes tinged very light pink at margins; tube light green at base shading to white flushed light pink and covered with glandular white hairs tipped brownish red, extending upwards along midribs of lobes. Calyx 0.25" long, light green. Truss 2" high x 4" wide. Lvs narrowly elliptic, downcurved margins, acute base and apex, 1.25" x 0.25", light green with glandular white hairs tipped brownish red on leaf surfaces. Shrub 2' tall x 1' wide, open habit Plant and bud hardy to at least -12F. Early May.

* The following unregistered names appear as parents in this Supplement:
'V6510-l':  Vineland Station cross, ['La Bar's White' x (fortunei x wardii)] No. 1
'Downwind':  Weldon Delp cross, ('Achiever' x 'Gable's Pioneer')
'Stokes Opal':  Warren Stokes cross, (maximum x catawbiense)


Volume 51, Number 1
Winter 1997

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