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Volume 51, Number 4
Fall 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 August 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.

'Alfred A. Raustein':  Elepidote. (vernicosum aff. Rock 18139 x 'Clara Raustein'). H (1977): Alfred A Raustein, Holbrook, NY; G (1989), N (1997), and REG (1997): Donald B Johnson, Mountain Rest, SC. Fls 16/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" long x 3" wide, 7-lobed with wavy margins, scented; deep purplish pink (67C) in bud, opening inside pale purplish pink (65C) with a light yellow (20B) flare, about 0.75" long, at base of tube; outside moderate purplish pink (68C). Truss 5.5" high x 6" wide. Lvs oblong, upcurved margins, rounded base, obtuse apex, 5" x 2.5", dull, moderate olive green (146A) above. Shrub 2' tall x 4' wide in 20 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -8F. Early May.

'Babar':  Elepidote. ('Cynthia' x 'Nova Zembla'). H (1975), G (c 1983), N, and REG (1997): Lonnie M Player, Fayetteville, NC. Fls 16/conical-dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 3.25" long x 3.25" wide, 5-lobed with wavy margins; strong red (53D) with deep red (53A) margins, a white throat, and dark red (187A) spotting on dorsal lobe; style white. Calyx very small, grayish yellow green (148C). Truss 7" high x 6" wide. Lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 5.5" x 2.5",dull, dark yellowish green (139A) above. Shrub 6' tall x 6' wide in 15 years, open growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10°F. Early May. (Code: Player 7-75-2; blue ribbons at 1997 Piedmont Chapter show)

'Bob Hill':  Evergreen azalea. (Descended from the Indian azalea 'Triumph' [syn: 'Triomphe']). H (pre-1980) and G: August E Kehr, Hendersonville, NC; N (1996) and REG (1997): Freida Hill, Pavo, GA. Fls 2/truss, saucer-shaped, 1.5" long x 1" wide, 5-lobed with wavy margins; deep reddish orange in bud and flower, with darker reddish orange blotch on three dorsal lobes. Calyx 0.4" long, lime green. Lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 1.4" x 0.6", dark green. Shrub 1' tall x 1' wide in 5 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -5°F; buds, 0°F. Midseason. (Code: Kehr R-14)

'Brei':  Elepidote. [fortunei, yellow selection 3 x ('C.I.S.' x 'Lem's Goal')]. H (1970) and G (1977): Arthur Childers; N (1997) and REG (1997): Maxine Childers, Eugene, OR. Fls 13/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" long x 4.25" wide, heavy-textured, 7-lobed with wavy margins, lightly scented; strong yellowish pink (31C) in bud, opening brilliant yellow (13A), unmarked, with the outside tinged strong yellowish pink (31C). Calyx irregular, 0.1"-0.8" long, (13C) tinged (31C). Truss 7" high x 8" wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 6" x 2.25", dull, moderate olive green (137A) above. Shrub 5' tall x 6.5' wide in 30 years. Plant hardy to at least -12F; buds, -5°F. Early May.

'Bridal Bouquet':  Elepidote. (Parentage includes yakushimanum). H (pre-1973): William E Whitney; N and I (1987): Anne Sather, Whitney Gardens & Nursery, Brinnon, WA; REG (1997): Eugenie Beutler, Basking Ridge, NJ. Fls 6-10/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped to saucer-shaped, some hose-in-hose and some with petaloid stamens, 1.75"-2.25" long x 3" wide, with 5-6 wavy-edged lobes; pink in bud, opening inside pale yellow (8D) with a few red spots on two dorsal lobes, and nearly white margins; outside light greenish yellow (8C). Truss 4.75" high x 6" wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, slightly downcurved margins, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 3" x 2", semi-glossy, dark yellowish green (139A). Shrub 1.3' tall x 2' wide in 5 years. Plant hardy to at least -16°F. Early-mid May.

'Carolyn Van Vleck Pratt':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (1970s) and G: Howard A Van Vleck; N and REG (1997): The Van Vleck House and Gardens, Montclair, NJ. Fls 12/lax truss, funnel-campanulate, 2" long x 2.25" wide, 5-lobed with wavy margins, lightly scented; strong red (50A) in bud, opening pale yellow green (4D) throughout with a strong red (46A) blotch, consisting of two patches about 0.75" long at base of throat, with some spotting above; outside midribs of three dorsal lobes are marked with a deep pink (51A) stripe which fades slightly with age. Calyx very small, green to red. Truss 3" high x 6" wide. Lvs held 3 years, oblong, upcurved margins, oblique base, broadly acute apex, 4" x 1.75", semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above. Shrub 5' tall x 5' wide in c 20 years. Plant hardy to at least -15°F; buds, -5°F. Mid May.

'Charlie McNew':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' x elliottii 'War Paint'). H (c 1960) and G (c 1970): Charles McNew, Kelso, WA; N and REG (1997): David Goheen, Camas, WA; I (1996): A Sandy Rhododendron, Sandy, OR. Fls 10-12/flat dome truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, 2.5" long x 2.5" wide, 5 flat-edged lobes, heavy-textured; vivid red (45A) in bud, opening vivid reddish orange(41A), all except base gradually fading to deep pink (47D) with faint (41A) spots on dorsal lobes. Calyx 0.25" long, vivid reddish orange (41A), glandular. Truss 3" high x 8" wide. Lvs held 3-4 years, narrowly elliptic, downcurved margins, acute apex, 7" x 2", dull, dark green, bullate and powdery above, with felted hairs and glands below (moderate yellowish pink (173D) at first, becoming moderate reddish orange (173B)); petiole with felted hairs and glands. Shrub 10' tall x 8' wide in 20 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. May.

'Cinco de Mayo':  Elepidote. ('Paprika Spiced' x 'Fawn'). H (1989), G (1996), N (1997), and REG (1997): David Goheen, Camas, WA; I: A Sandy Rhododendron, Sandy, OR. Fls 10-12/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" long x 4" wide, heavy-textured, 7-lobed with wavy margins, scented; strong red (51A) in bud, opening inside light yellow (18B) shading to pale yellow (158B) at margins, with seven 0.5"-0.75" long vivid reddish orange (43A) rays in throat and prominent deep yellowish pink (39B) spotting on three upper lobes; outside opens strong yellowish pink (38A) and lightens to moderate yellowish pink (39C) mixed with (18B). Calyx minute, tinged yellowish pink. Truss 6" high x 7" wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 5" x 2", dull, strong yellow green (143C) above. Shrub 3.5' tall x 3' wide in 6 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. Early May.

'Deming Brook':  Lepidote. (keiskei 'Yaku Fairy', open pollinated). R (pre-1987): H Lincoln Foster, Falls Village, CT; REG (1997): A Richard Brooks, Concord, MA. Fls at least 6/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 0.75"-0.9" long x 1.25"-1.5" wide, 5-lobed with wavy margins; buds pale yellowish pink (27D) shading to moderate purplish pink (62B) at tip, opening pale yellowish pink (36D) throughout, unmarked; outside shading to pale purplish pink (62D) along midribs. Calyx minute, green. Truss at least 1.5" high x 2" wide. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly elliptic, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 0.75"-1.1" x 0.25"-0.4"; dull, moderate yellow green (147B) above, with white scales aging to rust red, sparse above and dense beneath. Shrub 0.75' tall x 1.3' wide in 8 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -12°F. Mid May.

'Dexter's Purple':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (pre-1943): Charles O Dexter, Sandwich, MA; G: probably New York Botanical Garden, Bronx Park, NY; N (pre-1959): Paul Vossberg, Westbury, NY; I (1959): Westbury Rose Co, Westbury, NY; REG (1997): Princeton Study Group (W M Zurich Jr., Toms River, NJ). Fls c 6/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.25" long x 3" wide, 7(-6)-lobed with wavy margins; inside close to light purple (82C) at margins, shading slightly lighter in center, with solid vivid red (45C) flare in throat, extending upwards about 1.25" on dorsal lobe(s), and with strong greenish yellow (153C) spotting above; outside close to light purple (76A), tinged vivid reddish purple (74B) at base and on midribs. Truss 6" high x 6"-6.5" wide. Calyx very small, pale green. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 5"-5.5" x 2.25"-2.5", dull to semi-glossy, moderate yellow green (147B) above. Shrub 3' tall x 5' wide in c 8 years. Plant hardy to at least -10F. Mid May. (Synonyms: 'NYBG 203', 'NY16')

'Dexter's Red Velvet':  Elepidote.('Pygmalion' x haematodes x 'Wellfleet', exact combination unknown). H (pre-1943): Charles O Dexter, Sandwich, MA; G: Scott Horticultural Foundation, Swarthmore, PA; N and I (pre-1972): Dorothy Knippenberg, Wayne, NJ; REG (1997): Princeton Study Group (W M Zurich Jr., Toms River, NJ). Fls 12-14/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" long x 2.75" wide, 5-lobed with frilled margins; bright crimson red without blue undertone (no matching RHS color), with a dark grayish purple (202A) spotted flare extending from throat to near margin of dorsal lobe. Truss 5" high x 5.5" wide. Calyx very small, brownish green. Lvs held 2 years, mainly elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 4.2" x 1.8", moderate olive green (146A) above; tiny grayish green hairs on new growth, pedicels, and calyx. Shrub 5.5' tall x 5.5' wide in c 10 years, open growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -7°F. Mid May. (Synonyms: 'Red Velvet', 'Sw 12507-2')

'Diane Mouchett-Burns': Elepidote. ['Ditto' x ('Fawn' x 'Indian Penny')]. H (1984), G (1996), and N (1997): Ralph E Burns; REG (1997): Ralph and Frances Burns, Vida, OR. Fls 8-10/dome truss, funnel-campanulate, 2.4" long x 3" wide, heavy-textured, 6-lobed with wavy margins, lightly scented; strong red (50A) in bud, opening inside pale yellowish pink (36D) with two prominent deep pink (50B) rays in center of two upper lobes; outside light yellow (11B) with (50A) tinged edges fading into lobes. Calyx 1.6" long, (11B) heavily tinged (50B) outside. Truss 4" high x 6" wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, slightly downcurved margins, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 5" x 2.1", glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above; new foliage (candelabra stage) strong red (46A). Shrub 4' tall x 4' wide in 13 years, open growth habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F; buds, 5°F. Early May. [Correct seed parent from [(yakushimanum x Fabia Group) x 'C.I.S.'] to 'Ditto' - mod. 10/09/14, ref.]

'Dolores':  Syn. of 'Dolores LeFever'

'Dolores LeFever':  Elepidote. [('Pink Petticoats' x 'Janet Blair') x decorum, yellow-flrd]. H (1987), G (1990), N (1997), and REG (1997): G Wyatt LeFever, Kernersville, NC; I (1998): A Sandy Rhododendron, Sandy, OR. Fls 14/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.75" long x 4.5" wide, 5-lobed with wavy margins, scented; deep purplish pink (54B) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (56A) inside with diffuse light yellow green (150D) spotting on dorsal lobe, outside pale purplish pink (56D); color fades to white with a narrow edge of very pale pink. Truss 6" high x 8" wide. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, flat, rounded base, obtuse apex, 5.75" x 3", semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 5' tall x 5' wide in 10 years. Plant hardy to at least -5°F; buds, 0°F. Mid May. (Synonym: 'Dolores')

'Eva Stockman':  Elepidote. ('Vicki Reine' x 'Van Nes Sensation'). H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1996) and REG (1997): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; N (1 996): Harold Stockman. Fls 7-10 tight ball truss, saucer-shaped, double (some vestigial anthers present, no normal stamens), outer corolla 2.25" long x 4" wide, inner corolla c 1"-2" long x 3.5" wide, 7 flat-edged lobes/whorl; inside moderate purplish pink (70D) with deep purplish pink (70C) margins; outside (70C) with broad bands of deep purplish pink (73A) on midribs. Calyx c 0.1" long, green. Truss 5" high x 5" wide. Lvs oblong, flat, rounded base, acute apex, 5" x 1.5", dull, moderate olive green (147A). Shrub 2.3' tall x 2.7' wide in 7 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F. Late May.

'Fire Opal':  Deciduous azalea. ('Ballerina' (Exbury) x 'Corringe'). H (1969), G (1972), N, and REG (1997): Alyce M. McBrayer, Seattle, WA. Fls 8-9/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3" long x 4.5" wide, lightly scented, with 5 lobes and some petaloid stamens, all with frilled margins; standard is strong orange yellow (24B) fading to light yellow (17D) at margins; upper wings pale orange yellow (19D), flushed pale purplish pink (55D) at margins and on reverse; lower wings pale yellow (19C). Calyx 0.4" long, moderate yellow green (138B). Truss 5" high x 8" wide. Lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 3.5"-5.5" x 1.5"-2", glossy, moderate yellow green (138B) above, with hairs on upper surface and on petiole. Shrub 5' tall x 4' wide in 25 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least 5°F. Late May.

'Frank Skerbeck':  Elepidote. ('Lord Roberts' x 'Vicki Reine'). H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1996), N (1997), and REG (1997): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 12-14/ ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" long x 3.5" wide, 5(-6) wavy-edged lobes; vivid red (46B) in bud, opening vivid red (46C) with darker red dorsal spotting, fading to strong to light purplish pink (55B-C) with lighter midribs inside. Calyx c 0.1" long, yellowish tan. Truss 6" high x 6" wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, wavy margins, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 4" x 1.75". Shrub 3.3' tall x 2.5' wide in 7 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F. Mid May.

'Fred's Fragrant Yellow':  Syn. of 'Olympic Sun'

'Golden Token':  Elepidote. {(Jalisco Group x 'Warm Spring') x ['Lem's Goal' x ('C.I.S.' x 'Crest')]}. H (1970) and G (1977): Arthur Childers; N (1997) and REG (1997): Maxine Childers, Eugene, OR. Fls 11-13/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 3" long x 4.25" wide, heavy-textured, 7-lobed with frilled margins; strong red (39A) in bud, opening inside pale yellow (20D) heavily speckled moderate red (179B) on three upper lobes, and with strong yellowish pink (38A) markings on edges; outside strong yellowish pink (37A) tinged pale yellow (20D) at base. Calyx 1" long, (20D) speckled moderate reddish orange (179C). Truss 5" high x 7" wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, rounded/cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 6" x 2.25", dull, moderate olive green (137A) above. Shrub 5' tall x 7' wide in 27 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -12°F; buds, -5°F. Early May.

'Hillbilly Pink to White':  Elepidote. ('Vulcan' x 'Carolyn Grace'). H (1985), G (1992), N (1997), and REG (1997): Donald B Johnson, Mountain Rest, SC. Fls10/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.5" long x 2" wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; vivid red (45B) in bud, opening pink and fading to white lightly flushed pink with pale yellowish pink(36D) margins inside, and with strong purplish red (54A) stripes on outside midribs. Truss 3.5" high x 4" wide. Lvs elliptic, upcurved margins, oblique base, broadly acute apex, 3.75" x 1.75", semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above. Shrub 2.5' tall x 2.5' wide in 12 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -7F. Early May.

'Jeanette Baker':  Elepidote. ('Loderi King George' x 'Puget Sound'). H (1991), G (1995), N (1997), and REG (1997): Harry S Baker, Longview, WA. Fls 12-14/conical truss, openly funnel-shaped, 4.5" wide, 7-lobed with slightly wavy margins, scented; dark pink in bud, opening light purple (76A) inside and out, shading to very pale purple (76D) center with strong yellow green (145A) streaks, about 0.75" long, in dorsal throat. Calyx minute, red. Truss 8"-9" high x 5"-6" wide. Lvs elliptic, flat, rounded base, obtuse apex, 4.5"-5" x 2.5", dull, moderate olive green (137A) above. Shrub 5' tall x 4' wide in 6 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. Late April.

'Kay Too':  Elepidote. {[(auriculatum x 'Fabia') x (auriculatum x 'Azor')] x 'Gargantua'}. H (1987), G (1992), and N: Loyd Newcomb; REG (1997): Edna Newcomb, Snohomish, WA. Fls 10/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 3.75" long x 6" wide, 6-8 lobes with frilled margins, very heavy-textured; strong purplish pink (63C) in bud, opening white with 1.5" wide margin tinged very pale purple (69C), and the throat light yellow (10C) with a 1.5" long dorsal flare of strong yellow green (144C) streaks and flecks; flare persists when corolla becomes white with brilliant yellow green (154C) throat; outside white shading to pale greenish yellow (10D) at base. Calyx partial, c 0.2" long, strong yellow green (145A). Truss 8" high x 9" wide. Lvs held 1 year, obovate, downcurved, rounded base, obtuse apex, 5"-10" x 1.5"-4", dull, moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 7' tall x 8' wide in 10 years, open habit. Plant hardy to at least 5°F; buds, 10°F. June. (Best in Show, 1997, Seattle NW Hybridizers Group. Seed parent is unnamed Lem hybrid, L28E)

R. 'Kay Too'
R. 'Kay Too'

'Kaye Player':  Elepidote. ('The Honourable Jean Marie de Montague' x Yelton's fortunei hybrid*). H (1978), G (1989), N, and REG (1997): Lonnie M Player, Fayetteville, NC. Fls 14-17/flat truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3" long x 4.5" wide, heavy-textured, 5(-6-7)-lobed with wavy margins; deep purplish pink (55A) shading to pale purplish pink (56D) in throat and on about ⅔ of dorsal lobe; lighter portion of dorsal lobe spotted with strong red (53B) and dark red (187B). Calyx very small, brilliant yellow green (150B). Truss 6" high x 8" wide. Lvs held 2 years, ovate, flat, acute to broadly acute apex, 5.5" x 2.25", dull, moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 4.5' tall x 4.5' wide in 15 years, open growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. Mid April-early May. (Code: Player 7-79-1; blue ribbon at 1993 Piedmont Chapter show)

'Kehr's White Ruffles':  Lepidote. ('Epoch' x white-flrd mucronulatum). H (1977), G (1979), N (1997), and REG (1997): August E Kehr, Hendersonville, NC. Fls 2-3/flat truss, openly funnel-shaped, c 1.75" long x 2.5" wide, 5-lobed with frilled margins; white in bud, opening white inside and out, with greenish dorsal blotch. Truss c 3" high x c 3.5" wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, cuneate base, acuminate tip, 5" x 1.75"; deep green and semi-glossy above, with scales below. Shrub 4' tall x 7.5' wide in 10 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -15F; buds, -10°F. Early.

'Legend':  Elepidote. ('Point Defiance' x 'Lem's Monarch'). H (1988), G (1994), N (1997), and REG (1997): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 15/conical truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.9" long x 4.5" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; deep red (53A) in bud, opening inside with white center and narrow, strong red (53D) edge, and with deep yellowish pink (44D) veining on the dorsal lobe on each side of a central white band; outside strong purplish red (54A). Truss 10" high x 8" wide. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, downcurved, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 7" x 2.9", dull, moderate olive green (147A). Shrub 4' tall x 4' wide in 9 years. Plant hardy to at least 0°F. Early-mid May.

'Lem's Annabella':  Elepidote. ('Anna' x Temple Belle Group). H (pre-1969): Halfdan Lem, Seattle, WA; N (1997) and REG (1997): Herbert A Spady, Salem, OR. Fls 11/flat truss, funnel-shaped, 2" long x 3.1" wide, with 5 smooth-edged lobes; vivid purplish red (57B) in bud, opening inside strong purplish pink (62A) with vivid red (52A) spots on all lobes, but more numerous on dorsal lobes; outside vivid purplish red (57D). Calyx very small, green. Truss 3.5" high x 5.5" wide. Lvs lanceolate, markedly recurved and saddle-shaped with strongly upcurved margins, cordate base, acute apex, 3.1" x 1.2", dull, moderate olive green (137A) above. Shrub 3' tall x 4' wide in 10 years.

'Manitou':  Lepidote. ('Conestoga' x unknown). H (pre-1975), G, N, and I (pre-1980): G Guy Nearing, Ramsey, NJ; REG (1997): Princeton Study Group (W M Zurich Jr., Toms River, NJ). Fls up to 31-35/multi-bud ball-shaped truss, openly funnel-shaped, 0.8" long x 1"-1.2" wide, 5-lobed with slightly wavy margins; greenish white with pale pink markings in bud, opening white, rapidly changing to pale purplish pink (62D) with a moderate purplish pink (62B) throat and small, discrete strong red (51A) spots on dorsal lobe, sometimes spreading to edges of adjacent lobes. Truss 2.4" high x 3.2" wide. Calyx very small, pale green. Lvs elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 1.8" x 1"; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (146A) above, with brown scales below, heaviest on midrib. Shrub 3' tall x 3.75' wide in c 7 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -7°F. Late April.

'Mary Guthlein':  Elepidote. {('Scintillation' x 'Inamorata') x [(fortunei x wardii) x dichroanthum)]}. H (pre-1982), G, and N: Richard Murcott, East Norwich, NY; REG (1997): A Richard Brooks, Concord, MA. Fls 7-9/flat truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.75"-2" long x 3" wide, 6-lobed with wavy margins, lightly scented; buds deep pink (48A) shading to strong yellowish pink (35C) to moderate pink (35D) at tip, opening pale orange yellow (23D), unmarked, shading inside to strong yellowish pink (38A) at edges (but not tips) of lobes; outside heavily suffused strong yellowish pink (37A). Calyx very small, yellow green. Truss 3" high x 5" wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic to oblong, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex with mucro, 3"-4" x 1"-1.25", dull, moderate yellowish green (138A). Shrub 2.5' tall x 2.5' wide in 9 years. Plant hardy to at least -12°F; buds, 0°F. Mid May.

'Nancy Jane': Elepidote. ['Ditto' x ('Fawn' x 'Indian Penny')].. H (1984), G, and N (1997): Ralph E Burns; REG (1997): Ralph and Frances Burns, Vida, OR. Fls 8/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" long x 3.5" wide, heavy-textured, 5-lobed with frilled margins; light yellowish pink (36A) in bud, opening inside pale yellowish pink (36D) with four moderate yellowish pink (37C) rays on each lobe, and two prominent strong yellowish pink (37B) rays in center of two upper lobes; outside light yellowish pink (36C) tinged with strong pink (49A) at margins and mid lobes. Calyx 1.5" long, (36D) flushed heavily outside with deep, strong, and light pink (50B-D). Truss 4" high x 6" wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 6.5" x 2.6", semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above; young lvs strong yellow green (143B) edged moderate red (182A), midvein (182A). Shrub 5' tall x 4' wide in 13 years. Plant hardy to at least 0°F; buds, 5°F. Late April-early May. [Correct seed parent from [(yakushimanum x Fabia Group) x 'C.I.S.'] to 'Ditto' - mod. 10/09/14, ref.]

'Olympic Sun':  Elepidote. ('Brandt's Best Yellow'* x 'Marcia'). H (c1984): Fred Minch; G (1995), N (1997), and REG (1997): Bob Ward, both Puyallup, WA. Fls 12/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" long x 3.5" wide, 7-lobed with frilled margins; buds strong purplish pink (55B) with light yellow green (2C) base, opening inside pale greenish yellow (2D) at margins and shading to pale yellow green (4D); outside (4D) with traces of strong pink (48D) only while opening; unmarked when fully open. Truss 6" high x 7" wide. Lvs held 1 year, narrowly oblong, flat, oblique base, broadly acute apex, 4.75" x 1.4", dull, moderate olive green (137B) above. Shrub 4.5' tall x 5' wide in 13 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. Late April. (Synonym: 'Fred's Fragrant Yellow')

'Patricia Marie':  Lepidote. (nuttallii x Linddal Group). H (1971): Mrs. Ray Granston, Seattle, WA; G (1980), N (1990), and REG (1997): Halvor J Braafladt, Eureka, CA; I (1992): Singing Trees Nursery, McKinleyville, CA. Fls 5-6/flat truss, tubular-campanulate, 4.5" long x 5.5" wide, 5-lobed with wavy to frilled margins, scented; deep purplish pink (54B) in bud, opening light yellow (11B) and gradually becoming white with a pale yellow blotch inside and a strong purplish red (58B) line running externally from base of tube to tip of each lobe. Calyx 0.75"-2" long, brilliant yellow green (154C). Truss 5.5" high x 10" wide. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, downcurved margins, cuneate base, acuminate apex, prominently veined, 5.5" x 2.5"; semi-glossy, strong greenish yellow (151A) above, with tiny dark brown scales below and on petiole. Shrub 4' tall x 3' wide in 7 years. Plant hardy to at least 20F. Early May. (ARS Seed Exchange Lot 72-445)

'Pioneer Silvery Pink':  Lepidote. ('Gable's Pioneer' x unknown). R (pre-1985), N, I (pre-1989): Hoogendoorn Nurseries, Newport, RI; REG (1997): A Richard Brooks, Concord, MA. Fls 17/multi-bud, ball truss; openly funnel-shaped, 1.25" long x 2" wide, 5-lobed with wavy margins; moderate purplish pink (65A) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (65C) inside, irregularly shaded deep purplish pink (70C), and lightly spotted moderate purplish red (186A) on dorsal lobe; outside (65A), slightly darker along midribs. Calyx very small, yellow green. Truss 3" high x 3.5" wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 2.25"-2.75" x 0.75"-1.1"; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above, with dense covering of tiny, discrete, rust-colored scales beneath and on new growth. Shrub 7' tall x 6' wide in 15 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -17°F. Early May.

'Pussyfoot':  Lepidote. (minus Carolinianum Group, dark pink form x racemosum, dark pink form). H (1975), G (1978), N (1983), and REG (1997): G David Lewis, Colts Neck, NJ. Fls 5-7/bud, 1-3 buds/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.25" long x 1.5" wide, 5-lobed with wavy margins; buds white tinged deep purplish pink (73A) at tips, opening white inside and out, with vivid purplish red (66B) dorsal spotting, and gradually aging to light reddish purple (73C) throughout. Truss 2" high x 2.5" wide. Lvs held 1.5 years, elliptic, downcurved margins, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 1.75" x 0.75"; dull, dark yellowish green (139A) above, with brown scales below. Shrub 4' tall x 3.5' wide in 20 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F. Late April.

'Red Paisley':7  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (pre-1943): Charles O Dexter, Sandwich, MA; N: Unknown; REG (1997): G David Lewis, Colts Neck, NJ. Fls 8-10/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.75" long x 4.25" wide, 7-lobed with wavy margins; deep purplish red (61A) in bud, opening inside light yellowish pink (27A) changing to deep purplish pink (64D) at margins, with prominent strong purplish red (63A) blotch in throat and spotting extending upwards on three dorsal lobes; outside strong purplish red (64C). Calyx very small, greenish red. Truss 8" high x 7.5" wide. Lvs held 2.5 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 4.5" x 1.75", semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above. Shrub 6' tall x 5' wide in 10 years. Plant hardy to at least -15F; buds, -10F. Mid May.

'Red Velvet':  Syn. of 'Dexter's Red Velvet'

'Seaview Sunset':  Elepidote. ('Nancy Evans' x 'Canadian Sunset'). H (1988), G (1993), N (1997), and REG (1997): Frank Fujioka, Freeland, WA. Fls 16/dome truss, openly campanulate, 1.5" long x 2" wide, 5-lobed with wavy margins; vivid reddish orange (34A) in bud, opening inside light yellow (18A) edged with broad band of reddish orange; outside deep yellowish pink (41D). Calyx 0.75" long, light yellow (18A). Truss 5" high x 6" wide. Lvs held 3-4 years, elliptic, flat, downcurved margins, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 4" x 1.5", semi-glossy, dark green (135A), with sparse tan hairs beneath. Shrub 2.5' tall x 2.5' wide in 9 years, dense habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F; buds, 10°F. Early April.

'Sue Ann':  Elepidote. ('Lem's Cameo' x yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'). H : E C Brockenbrough, Bellevue, WA; G (1990), N, and REG (1997): Jack North, Edmonds, WA. Fls 17/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.75" long x 3" wide, with 5-7 wavy-edged lobes; vivid red (52A) in bud, opening inside pale purplish pink (56B) with a pale yellow (20D) flare, deep pink (52B) nectar pouch, flecks of deep yellowish pink (43C), and strong purplish pink (55B) picotee effect from outside color. Truss 5" high x 6" wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 4" x 1.5", glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above; new growth reddish bronze. Shrub 2.5' tall x 3' wide in 10years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F; buds, 5°F. Early May.

'Sue's Windmill':  Lepidote. (keiskei 'Yaku Fairy' x edgeworthii). H (1990), G (1992), N (1997), and REG (1997): Sue Mauritsen, Kent, WA. Fls 4-12/multi-bud lax truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.5" long x 1" wide, 5-lobed with wavy margins; pink and white in bud, opening with pink stripes on a cream-colored ground which fades to white. Truss 3" high x 3" wide. Calyx very small, green. Lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 1.6" x 0.6"; dull green with light brown scales below. Shrub 1' tall x 1.75' wide in 7 years, open growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F. Early.

'Summer Peach':  Elepidote. ('Whitney's Late Peach'* x 'Phyllis Korn'). H (1988), G (1995), N (1996), and REG (1997): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 15/ball truss, saucer-shaped, 2.5" long x 4" wide, with 8 wavy-edged lobes; strong yellowish pink (37B) in bud, opening inside pale yellow (18C) with three upper lobes flushed light yellow (11B) and with flares of discrete dark red (59A) spots; outside pale yellow (11C) with strong pink (49A) midribs. Calyx 0.5" long, light yellow (11B). Truss 6" high x 6" wide. Lvs held 2 years, ovate, wavy margins, rounded base, obtuse apex, 6.25" x 2.6", dull, moderate olive green (147A). Shrub 4' tall x 5' wide in 9 years. Plant hardy to at least 0°F. Early-mid June.

'Tottenham':  Lepidote. (ferrugineum x unknown). H (c 1950): Tottenham Nursery; I (pre-1988): Royal Nurseries, Moerheim, Holland; REG (1997): A Richard Brooks, Concord, MA. Fls 8-9/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1" long x 1.5" wide, 5-lobed with wavy margins; moderate and light purplish pink (65A-B) in bud, opening light purplish pink (65B) throughout, unmarked, shading outside to moderate purplish pink (65A) along midribs to base. Calyx negligible. Truss 2" high x 2.5" wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 1.25"-1.5" x 0.5"-0.6"; dull, moderate olive green (147A) above, with dense covering of moderate olive brown (199A) scales beneath. Shrub 2.5' tall x 3' wide in 14 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -17°F; buds, -12°F. Late May.

'Whitney Buff':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (pre-1973): William E Whitney; I (c 1985): Anne Sather, Whitney Gardens & Nursery, Brinnon, WA; REG (1997): Eugenie Beutler, Basking Ridge, NJ. Fls 10/lax dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.4" long x 3.3" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, lightly scented; strong yellowish pink (37B) in bud, opening inside pale yellow (19C) with sparse brilliant greenish yellow (5A) dorsal spotting; outside light yellowish pink (27A) with streaks of light yellowish pink (36B) on mid lobes. Truss 5" high x 8.25" wide. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, wavy margins, oblique base, obtuse apex, 5" x 2", dull, moderate olive green (146A). Shrub 4.5' tall x 8' wide in 10 years. Plant hardy to at least -16°F; buds, -5°F. Mid May.

'Yaku Incense':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Lackamas Spice'). H (c 1960) and G (pre-1967): Ben Lancaster, Camas, WA; REG (1997): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 14/dome truss, funnel-campanulate, 1.9" long x 2.5" wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes and a spicy scent; deep pink (51C) in bud, quickly turning yellowish white (155B) throughout when fully open, with some brilliant yellow green (154C) spotting in throat. Truss 4.5" high x 5.5" wide. Lvs held 3 years, oblong, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 5.75" x 1.75", semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, with sparse hairs below, pale yellow (161D) aging to moderate orange yellow (164C). Shrub 3' tall x 5' wide in 15 years. Plant hardy to at least -5F. Mid-late April.

'Zu-Zu':  Elepidote. ('Hotei' x 'Morna Belle'). H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1996) and REG (1997): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; N (1996): Harold Stockman. Fls 13-16/ ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" long x 3.5" wide, 5-lobed with frilled margins; close to pale orange yellow (165D) in bud, opening white with a light yellow (162C) dorsal blotch. Calyx c 0.1" long, yellow. Truss 6.5" high x 6.5" wide. Lvs elliptic to ovate, slightly wavy margins, rounded base, acute apex, 5.1" x 2". Shrub 3' tall x 3' wide in 7 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F. Early May. (Blue ribbon, Sequim Valley show, 1996)

* The following unregistered names appear as parents in the above lists:
'Brandt's Best Yellow':  Lester Brandt hybrid, parentage unknown
'Whitney's Late Peach':  William Whitney hybrid, parentage unknown
Yelton's fortunei hybrid: E H Yelton hybrid; plant grown in Rhododendron Glen at University of North Carolina, Charlotte

CORRECTION
'Fragrant Red':  (published in Journal ARS, Vol. 49, No 1, Winter 1995); parentage should read ('Loderi Venus' x 'The Honourable Jean Marie de Montague')


Volume 51, Number 4
Fall 1997

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