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Volume 51, Number 3
Summer 1997

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American Rhododendron Society Registry

        The following rhododendron and azalea names, submitted through the North American registrar, were approved and added to the International Rhododendron Register prior to May 1, 1997 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.

In order to avoid repetition of source, groups of names registered by one individual will appear together at the end of this supplement.

'Gwynne Lewis':  Lepidote. (minus Carolinianum Group, dark pink form x racemosum, dark pink form). H (1975), G (1978), N (1996), and REG (1997): G Davis Lewis, Colts Neck, NJ. Fls 5-6/bud, 3-5 buds/truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.1" long x 1.25" wide, 5-lobed with wavy margins; light purplish pink (73C) tipped deep purplish pink (73A) in bud, inside opening white, gradually aging to (73C) edged (73A) and randomly flecked (73A) and strong purplish pink (73B); outside opening white, midribs flushed (73A), aging to very pale purple (69A) flushed (73A). Truss 2.25" high x 3" wide. Lvs held 1.5 years, elliptic, downcurved margins, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 2.25" x 1.1"; dark yellowish green (139A) above, with brown scales below. Shrub 4.5' tall x 5' wide in 20 years, dense growth habit Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F. Late April.

'Mama-san':  Elepidote. ('Naomi Nautilus' x 'Fragrant Red'). H (1988), G (1993), N and REG (1997): Yasmin Workman, Everett, WA. Fls 15-17/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" long x 3.5" wide, with 5-7 wavy-edged lobes, scented, heavy texture; inside light purplish pink (65B) tinged ivory in throat, and edged strong purplish pink (67D); outside deep purplish pink (67C). Calyx very small, green. Truss 6" high x 7' wide. Lvs held 2 years, oblanceolate, flat or slightly wavy margins, 6" x 2.5", glossy green. Shrub 3.5' tall x 5.5' wide in 8 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least 8F. Early April.

'Momo':  Evergreen azalea. (Sport from 'Mitsuki'). S (c l990), N, I, and REG (1996): Higashi Nursery, Sumner, WA. Fls 2-3/bud, openly funnel-shaped, 1.6" long x 2.5" wide, 5-lobed, flat-edged; purplish pink, unmarked. Calyx 0.25" long, light green. Lvs elliptic, upcurved margins, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 1.25" x 0.6", dull green with discrete hairs. Shrub 1.2' tall x 1.2' wide in 5 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 15°F. Mid April

'Reality Check':  Elepidote. ('Kay Kay'* x 'Dead Ringer'). H (1987): Weldon E Delp, Harrisville, PA; G (1992), N (1992), I (1993, through Mowbray Gardens), and REG (1997): Chris Trautmann, Amelia, OH. Fls 12/ball truss, funnel-campanulate, 2" long x 2.75" wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes, scented; vivid red (45A) in bud, opening inside vivid reddish orange (44B) with a light greenish yellow (8B) throat; outside lighter than (44B). Calyx 0.5" long, cream and red. Truss 5" high x 5" wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat margins, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 4" x 1.5", dull, dark green. Shrub 2.5' tall x 2.3' wide in 9 years. Plant hardy to at least -26°F; buds, -15F. Mid May.

'Sardinia':  Elepidote. ('Weldy' x 'Fiery Orange'). H (1988): T L Ring M.D., Bellaire, OH; G (1993), N (1996), I (1996, through Mowbray Gardens), and REG (1997): Chris Trautmann, Amelia, OH. Fls 12/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" long x 2.5" wide, 5-lobed with frilled margins; dark red in bud, opening inside vivid yellow (9B) edged and streaked with moderate reddish orange (35B); outside lighter than strong pink (48C). Calyx very small. Truss 4.5" high x 4.5" wide. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, wavy margins, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 2.5"-3" x 1.5"-1.75", semi-glossy, dark green. Shrub 2' tall x 2' wide in 9 years, dense habit. Plant hardy to at least -26F; buds, -12F. Mid May.

'Star Drive':  Elepidote. ('Kay Kay'* x 'Dead Ringer'). H (1987): Weldon E Delp, Harrisville, PA; G (1991), N (1992), I (1993, through Mowbray Gardens), and REG (1997): Chris Trautmann, Amelia, OH. Fls 12/flattened dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped with very few stamens present, 2.25" long x 3.25" wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes, scented; strong red (39A) to deep yellowish pink (39B) in bud, opening creamy yellow with small reddish rays in throat and a reddish edge. Calyx very small. Truss 4.5" high x 5" wide. Lvs held 2-3 years, elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 3.5" x 1.25", semi-glossy, dark green. Shrub 3' tall x 2.5' wide in 9 years. Plant hardy to at least -25F; buds, -15F. Mid May.

        The following were all H, G, N, I through Holly Springs, and REG (1996): R C Vines, Amelia Island, FL:

'Adriatic':  Evergreen azalea. ('Dancing Butterfly' x 'Girard's Hot Shot'). Fls 3/truss, hose-in-hose, 2.5"-3" wide, fuchsia with a dark red blotch. Shrub upright Late April. Hardy to -10F.

'Aquarius':  Evergreen azalea. (Parentage unknown). Fls 2/truss, single, 3"-3.5" wide, lobes imbricated, with ruffled margins; strong reddish orange with a dark red blotch and an occasional light pink center. Mid May and some late summer bloom. Hardy to -5F.

'Becky's Blush':  Evergreen azalea. ('Glacier' x 'Mother of Pearl' [Glenn Dale]). Fls 3/truss, hose-in-hose, 2.25" wide; light pink with darker margins, a white throat, and a rosy-red blotch. Shrub 4' tall x 3' wide. Early May. Hardy to -10F.

'Blue Ice':  Evergreen azalea. ('Nancy of Robinhill' x 'Shinnyo-no-tsuki'). Fls 2/truss, double, 3"-3.5" wide, flat-faced, lobes imbricated with ruffled margins; purple with strong purplish red blotch, and with narrow white shading on margins when mature (color fades in full sun). Shrub 2.5' tall x 3' wide. Mid May. Hardy to -5°F.

'Carolyn':  Evergreen azalea. ('Presto' x 'Garden State Red'). Fls 2-3/truss, hose-in-hose, 2.5"-3" wide, flat-faced, lobes imbricated with frilled margins; raspberry purple with darker purplish red blotch. Shrub 3.5' tall x 3.5' wide. Mid May. Hardy to -5°F.

'Curtain Call':  Evergreen azalea. ('Ungetsu-no-hikari'* x 'Dorothy Clark"*). Fls 2/truss, single, 2.5" wide, star-shaped with narrow lobes and pointed tips; rosy-orange with red blotch. Shrub 3' tall x 3' wide. Mid May and autumn (Sep-Oct). Hardy to -5F.

'Dawn Elizabeth':  Evergreen azalea. ('Glacier' x 'Peggy Ann Rodino'). Fls 2/truss, hose-in-hose, 2.5"-2.75" wide; light pink center with strong rosy-red margins. Early May. Hardy to -5F.

'Delta Queen':  Evergreen azalea. ('Presto' x 'Garden State Red'). Fls 2-5/truss, hose-in-hose, 2.5" wide, with ruffled margins; white flushed yellowish green, with heavy purplish red sanding, sectors, and stripes, occasional pink sectors, and purplish red selfs. Mid May. Hardy to -5°F.

'Doctor Fred Vines':  Evergreen azalea. ('Chiyoda-nishiki' x 'Juko'*). Fls 2/truss, single, 2.5"-3" wide; white flushed green, with heavy red sanding. Early June. Hardy to -5°F.

'First Lady':  Evergreen azalea. ('Vespers' x 'Refrain'). Fls 2-3/truss, single, 4.25" wide; white with strong green blotch. Shrub 5' tall x 5' wide. Early May. Hardy to -5°F.

'Homecoming':  Evergreen azalea. ('Pink Ruffles' [Bobbink & Atkins] x 'Glacier'). Fls 4-7/truss, single, 3"-3.75" wide, campanulate, with frilled margins; purplish pink to orchid pink with slight purplish red blotch. Shrub 3.5' tall x 3' wide. Late April. Hardy to -5F.

'Jeffery Alan':  Evergreen azalea. ('Nancy of Robinhill' x 'Shinnyo-no-tsuki'). Fls 2-3/truss, double, 3"-3.75" wide, with frilled margins; strong reddish coral with dark red blotch. Mid May. Hardy to -5°F.

'Jessica's Jewel':  Evergreen azalea. ('Gettoku' x unknown). Fls 3.5"-4.5" wide, with 5-6 ruffled and imbricated lobes; color variable, white with green blotch and coral pink and pink sectors, some coral pink and pink selfs, and an occasional light pink with white margins and wine blotch. Shrub 1.25' tall x 3' wide. Early June. Hardy to -5°F.

'June Jasmine':  Evergreen azalea. ('Chiyoda-nishiki' x 'Juko'*). Fls single, 2.75" wide, with ruffled margins; marbleized light orchid pink with lighter segments, greenish white center and throat, and a few rosy-red sectors and lines. Mid June. Hardy to -5F.

'Kathleen Vines':  Evergreen azalea. ('Nancy of Robinhill' x 'Shinnyo-no-tsuki'). Fls double, 2.75"-3.25" wide, flat-faced; very light pink with lighter margins, small rose blotch, and a green throat. Late May. Hardy to -5°F.

'Lost Love':  Evergreen azalea. ('Amagasa' x 'Sekai-no-hikari'*). Fls 4.5"-5" wide, single, 5-6 ruffled and imbricated lobes, very long stamens; strong begonia rose to red, with a red blotch. Late May. Hardy to -5F.

'Maggie McGee':  Evergreen azalea. ('Nancy of Robinhill' x 'Shinnyo-no-tsuki'). Fls semi-double and double, 2.5" wide, with imbricated, rounded lobes; white, lightly flushed yellowish green. Shrub 2.5' tall x 3' wide. Late May. Hardy to -5°F.

'Mariner's Sunset':  Evergreen azalea. ('Saint James' x 'Harukaze'*). Fls 3/truss, single, 3" wide; very light pink star-shaped center with broad reddish orange margins and a purplish pink blotch. Shrub 3' tall x 3' wide. Late May. Hardy to -5°F.

'Matanuska':  Evergreen azalea. ('Festive' x 'James Dunlop') Fls 3-4/truss, single, 3.5"-3.75" wide, with imbricated, pointed lobes; dark red with darker blotch. Late April. Hardy to -5°F.

'Monticello':  Evergreen azalea. ('Amagasa' x 'Sekai-no-hikari'). Fls 2/truss, single, 3.5"-4.5" wide, 5-7 lobes; color variable, white with light green blotch and coral and pink dashes and sectors, occasional light pink with white picotee margins, and white selfs. Early June. Hardy to -5°F.

'Morgan Anne':  Evergreen azalea. ('Nancy of Robinhill' x 'Shinnyo-no-tsuki'). Fls 2-3/truss, double (15 lobes, camellia-like), 2.5"-3" wide; begonia rose to light reddish orange. Shrub 2' tall x 3' wide. Late May. Hardy to -5°F.

'Nocturnal Bliss':  Evergreen azalea. ('Aishifu'* x 'Debonaire'). Fls 2/truss, 2.5" wide, single; light orchid pink with white center and occasional purple stripes, also white selfs and an occasional purple and white bicolor. Mid May. Hardy to -5°F.

'Obsession':  Evergreen azalea. ('Vespers' x 'Copperman'). Fls 2/truss, single, 2.75" wide, with pointed lobes; strong purple with slight purplish red blotch. Shrub 4' tall x 4' wide. Early May. Hardy to -5°F.

'Orange Fluff:  Evergreen azalea. ('Nancy of Robinhill' x 'Shinnyo-no-tsuki'). Fls 2/truss, double (15-20 imbricated lobes), 2.75"-3.5" wide, with ruffled margins; strong begonia rose to reddish orange, with dark red blotch and occasional light pink lines (color fades in full sun). Shrub 2.5' tall x 3' wide. Early May. Hardy to -5F.

'Peggy Vines':  Evergreen azalea. ('Nancy of Robinhill' x 'Shinnyo-no-tsuki'). Fls 2/truss, double, 3"-4" wide, flat-faced, with ruffled margins; variegated light pink with very dark red marbling, dark red marking on lobe tips, occasional pink selfs and pink bicolors. Shrub 2.5' tall x 3' wide. Mid May. Hardy to -5F.

'Pink Persuasion':  Evergreen azalea. ('George Lindley Taber' x 'Red Red'). Fls 2/truss, double (15+ lobes), 2.5" wide; rosy pink. Late April. Hardy to -5F.

'Raspberry Rapture':  Evergreen azalea. ('Kobold' x 'Martha Hitchcock'). Fls 2-3/truss, single, 3"-3.5" wide, 5-6 imbricated lobes with frilled margins; deep bluish purple to strong purplish red with darker red blotch. Mid May. Hardy to -5F.

'Ron Vines Jr':  Evergreen azalea. ('Saint James' x 'Harukaze'*). Fls single, 2.5"-3" wide; very light pink center with light orange red margins and a green throat. Mid May. Hardy to -5F.

'Sabra':  Evergreen azalea. ('Kobold' x 'Kobold'). Fls 3-4/truss, single, 2.5"-3" wide, ruffled lobes with frilled margins; lavender with purplish red blotch. Early May. Hardy to -5F.

'Saint Moritz':  Evergreen azalea. ('Nancy of Robinhill' x 'Shinnyo-no-tsuki'). Fls 2-3/truss, double, occasionally semi-double, 15-20 lobes, 2.5"-3" wide; white with strong green blotch. Shrub 1.5' tall x 3' wide. Late May. Hardy to -5°F.

'Shanghai Suzie':  Evergreen azalea. ('Margaret Douglas' x 'Sekai-no-hikari'*). Fls single, 3.5"-4" wide, imbricated lobes with frilled margins; white with greenish yellow blotch and variable red markings (sanding, flecks, sectors). Early June. Hardy to -5°F.

'Virginia Vines':  Evergreen azalea. ('Nancy of Robinhill' x 'Shinnyo-no-tsuki'). Fls 2/truss, double, 2.5"-3" wide; light pink with light rust red to reddish pink margins and occasional rosy red markings on lobe tips. Late May. Hardy to -5°F.

'White Peacock':  Evergreen azalea. ('Glacier' x 'Mother of Pearl' [Glenn Dale]). Fls 2.5" wide, hose-in-hose with long tapered lobes and space between the two corollas; white flushed light green. Autumn foliage yellow. Early May. Hardy to -10F.

'Winter Wine':  Evergreen azalea. ('Dancing Butterfly' x 'Girard's Hot Shot'). Fls 2-3/truss, hose-in-hose, 2.5"-2.75" wide; purplish red to fuchsia. Late April. Hardy to -10F.

* The following unregistered names appear as parents in the above lists:
'Aishifu':  Satsuki, parentage unknown
'Dorothy Clark':  James Harris cross, ('Grace Freeman No. 2' x 'Amagasa')
'Harukaze':  Satsuki, parentage unknown
'Juko':  Satsuki, ('Kotobuki' x 'Gyoten')
'Kay Kay':  Wister/Scott/Tyler, ('Scintillation' x haematodes)
'Sekai-no-hikari':  Satsuki, sport from 'Tatsumi-no-hikari'
'Ungetsu-no-hikari':  Satsuki, parentage unknown


Volume 51, Number 3
Summer 1997

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