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Volume 52, Number 2
Spring 1998

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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, 1998 by the Royal Horticultural Society, International Registration Authority for the genus Rhododendron. Names conform to the rules and recommendations of the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995.
        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.
        Metric conversions of flower and leaf measurements are reported in 5mm increments for dimensions greater than 25mm.

'Alice D':  Elepidote. [('Sappho' x 'Catanea') x ('Sappho' x 'Catanea')]. H (1980), G (1990), N, and REG (1997): Sandra McDonald, Hampton, VA. Fls 20/conical truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.75" (70mm) long x 2.4" (60mm) wide, 5-lobed with frilled margins; very light purple (75C) in bud, opening inside white, edged very light purple (75C) with strong yellow (153D) dorsal spotting; outside white with lavender near the margins. Calyx very small, grayish yellow green (148C). Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 4.75" (120mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, decurved margins, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 4.75" (120mm) x 2" (50mm), semi-glossy, grayish yellow green (148C) above. Shrub 4.5' (1.4m) tall x 4.75' (1.5m) wide in 16 years. Plant and shrub hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Early May.

'Bliss':  Elepidote. ('Donna Hardgrove', selfed x 'Percy Wiseman'). H (1984), G (1990), N, and REG

(1997): Allan and Shirley Anderson, Franklin Lakes, NJ. Fls 11/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5-lobed with wavy margins; pale purplish pink (56B) in bud, opening inside pale purplish pink (56A) at margins, fading to pale yellow (11D) with vivid to brilliant greenish yellow (2A-B) spots on dorsal lobe; outside (11D) with pale purplish pink (55D) margins and midribs; ultimately color ages to almost white. Calyx minute. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 5.5" (140mm) x 2.25" (55mm), semi-glossy, dark yellowish green (139A) above. Shrub 3.5' (1.1m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -10°F (-23C). Mid May.

'Cannon's Fawn Yellow':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (1973), G (1975), and N: Clifford Cannon, Olympia, WA; REG (1997): Lynne Caton (Briggs Nurseries), Olympia, WA. Fls 13-14/conical truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, 7-lobed with frilled margins; buds light yellow (162C) tinged pink at margins, opening pale yellow (12D) with moderate yellowish pink (37C) margins, and with vivid reddish orange (34B) spotting in the throat. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, dull, dark yellowish green (139A) above. Shrub 7' (2.1m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 25 years, open growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 5°F (-15°C). Mid-late May.

'Cannon's Plum Perfect':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (1973), G (1976), and N: Clifford Cannon, Olympia, WA; REG (1997): Lynne Caton (Briggs Nurseries), Olympia, WA. Fls 11-12/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.75" (70mm) long x 4.5" (115mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes, lightly scented; deep purplish pink (70C) in bud, opening to soft blush pink and rapidly turning white with a dark red (187A) blotch on upper lobes. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 8" (200mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, flat, rounded base, acute apex, dull, moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 12' (3.7m) tall x 8' (2.4m)wide in 23 years, open growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 5°F (-15C). Early June.

'Cannon's Sun Gold':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (1989), G (1996), and N: Clifford Cannon, Olympia, WA; REG (1997): Lynne Caton (Briggs Nurseries), Olympia, WA. Fls 10-11/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.25" (55mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes, heavy-textured; strong red (39A) in bud, opening light greenish yellow (6D) throughout with a brilliant greenish yellow (6B) throat. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 7.5" (190mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, obtuse apex, dull, moderate olive green (137A) above. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 7 years, open growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 5°F (-15°C). Mid-late May.

'Cecil's Goal':  Elepidote. [(yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' x 'Bow Bells') x hyperythrum]. H (1980): Cecil Smith, Newberg, OR; G (1987): Ernie Metcalfe, Beaverton, OR; N (1997) and REG (1997): Herbert A Spady, Salem, OR; I (1998): Cecil & Molly Smith Garden, St. Paul, OR. Fls 12/lax dome truss, funnel-campanulate, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2.4" (60mm) wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (73A) in bud, fading to white throughout when fully open, unmarked. Calyx very small, deep pink (51C). Truss 4.4" (110mm) high x 5.6" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, de-curved margins, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 3.2" (80mm) x 1.6" (40mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (146A) above; new growth shining reddish bronze color that persists for a considerable time. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 6' (1.8m) wide in 10 years. Mid April. (ARS Seed Exchange 81-1150)

'David's Choice':  Evergreen azalea. ('Dainty Rose' x 'Ho-o'). H (1975), G (1977), N (1987), and REG (1997): Sandra McDonald, Hampton, VA; I (1988): Le-Mac Azaleas. Fls 2/truss, openly funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose, 1" (25mm) long x 1.25" (30mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes per whorl; light pink in bud, opening inside pale purplish pink (62D) fading to nearly white, with a strong purplish pink (63C) spotted flare; outside (62D). Calyx 1" (25mm) long, pale purplish pink (62D). Lvs obovate, flat, cuneate base, acuminate apex, 1" (25mm) x 0.4" (10mm), glossy, moderate yellow green (139D) with discrete hairs. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 22 years, dense growth habit. Plant and buds hardy to at least 3°F (-16°C). Late April. (Best-in-Show, Middle Atlantic Chapter, ARS, 1994)

'Delicate Air':  Elepidote. ('Percy Wiseman' x 'Keystone'*). H (1985), G (1995), N (1997), and REG (1997): Allan and Shirley Anderson, Franklin Lakes, NJ. Fls 11/dome truss, funnel-shaped, 3" (75mm) wide, with 5-6 flat-edged lobes; deep yellowish pink (39B) in bud, opening pale yellow green (4D) throughout, edged strong pink (50C), and with brilliant yellow (7B) spotting on dorsal lobe; pink color fades with time. Calyx minute. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 4.5" (115mm) x 1.75" (45mm), moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 12 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C). Mid May.

'Elizabeth Ann Rowe':  Evergreen azalea. ('Christina' [Vuykiana] x 'Shinnyo-no-tsuki'). H (1989), G (1994), N, and REG (1997): William L Clagett, Derwood, MD; to be I: White's Nursery, Germantown, MD. Fls 2-3/truss, broadly funnel-shaped, semi-double, 1.5" (40mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes and up to 8 wavy-edged petaloid stamens; strong red (53C) with light purplish pink (55C) blotches distributed randomly on most flowers; may be solid color on young plants. Calyx c 0.2" (5mm) long, green. Lvs elliptic, decurved margins, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 1.5" (40mm) x 0.8" (20mm), glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, with discrete yellow hairs below and on petiole. Shrub 1.5' (0.45m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 8 years, open growth habit. Plant and buds hardy to at least -8°F (-22C). Late May-early June. (Distributed under Code 89-2-5 at 1995 ASA convention)

'Gladys Cannon':  Deciduous azalea. (Parentage unknown). H (1990), G (1994), and N: Clifford Cannon, Olympia, WA; REG (1997): Lynne Caton (Briggs Nurseries),. Olympia, WA. Fls 16-17/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose, 2.25" (55mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes per whorl, no stamens, and a 2" (50mm) long moderate reddish orange (35A) style, moderately scented; moderate reddish orange (35B) in bud, opening vivid yellow (17C) with outer lobes tinged moderate reddish orange (35A) at margins. No green calyx. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 3" (75mm) x 1.5" (40mm), glossy, moderate olive green (146A) with discrete hairs above and below. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 6 years, open growth habit. Plant and buds hardy to at least 5°F (-15°C). Mid-late May.

'Grandma Cleveland':  Evergreen azalea. ('Christina' [Vuykiana] x 'Shinnyo-no-tsuki'). H (1989), G (1993), N, and REG (1997): William L Clagett, Derwood, MD; I (1995): White's Nursery, Germantown, MD. Fls 2-3/truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2.75" (70mm) wide, with "wrinkled" texture, 5-lobed with wavy to frilled margins and 6 normal stamens; light pink (50D) with a narrow, deep pink (50B) picotee-like edge, red stigma, bright green style, and bright pink stamens. Calyx 0.2" (5mm) long, chartreuse. Lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 1.75" (45mm) x 0.75" (19mm), glossy, moderate olive green (147A) with discrete yellow hairs below and on petiole. Shrub 0.75' (0.23m) tall x 0.9' (0.28m) wide in 3 years, dense growth habit. Plant and buds hardy to at least -8°F (-22C). Mid-late May. (Distributed under Code 89-2-1 at 1995 ASA convention)

'Hardgrove's Royal Star':  Elepidote. ('Moser's Maroon' x unknown). H, G, and N (pre 1962): Donald L Hardgrove, Merrick, NY; REG (1997): A Richard Brooks, Concord, MA. Fls 16/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2.25"-2.5" (55-65mm) wide, 5-lobed with wavy margins; buds deep purplish red (71 A) shading to strong purplish red (72A) along midribs, opening inside moderate purplish red (70A) with middle half of dorsal lobe densely spotted dark purple (79A), and with spots merging to almost solid blotch at midrib; outside (71A). Calyx c 0.2" (c 5mm) long, with narrow curving lobes, strong purplish red (71B). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 4.5" (115mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, slightly decurved, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 3.5"-4.5" (90-115mm) x 1.5"-2" (40-50mm), semi-glossy, near dark yellowish green (139A). Shrub 7' (2.1m) tall x 6' (1.8m) wide in 14 years, open habit. Plant hardy to at least -17°F (-27°C); buds, -12F (-24C). Early June.

'Jingle Jungle':  Elepidote. (ivory-flrd maximum x 'Jingle Bells'). H (1984): William Fetterhoff, Gibsonia, PA; G (1992): A Richard Brooks and Ken Turkington; N: Ken Turkington, Brookline, NH; REG (1997): A Richard Brooks, Concord, MA. Fls 11 -18/flat truss, funnel-campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5-lobed with wavy margins; buds deep yellowish pink (47C) at tip shading to moderate yellowish pink (39C) base, opening inside light yellowish pink (29C) with prominent speckling of strong red (46A) extending upwards c 1.25" (c 30mm) on the dorsal lobe from a small solid blotch of the same color at the base, and with a small vivid red (46C) blotch c 0.4" (10mm) long x 0.1" (3mm) wide) at base of other lobes; outside (29C) with narrow stripe of strong yellowish pink (31C) on midribs. Calyx with 5 unequal lobes, 0.4"-0.9" (10-23mm) long, moderate yellowish pink (31D) with strong speckling of vivid red (46B). Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, oblanceolate, flat, cuneate base, acuminate apex, 4.5"-6" (115-150mm) x 1.4"-1.75" (35-45mm), dull, dark yellowish green (139A) above, with thin, patchy, grayish hairs below. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 12 years, open habit. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, 0°F (-18°C). Mid June.

'Kathie Cannon':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (1973), G (1976), and N: Clifford Cannon, Olympia, WA; REG (1997): Lynne Caton (Briggs Nurseries), Olympia, WA. Fls 11/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 3.25" (80mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (54A) in bud, opening to a bi-color with deep purplish pink (55A) margins, a white center, and strong orange yellow (17A) spotting on dorsal throat. Calyx 1.25" (30mm) long, star-shaped, colored as corolla. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, wavy margins, cuneate base, obtuse apex, 4.5" (115mm) x 1.75" (45mm), dull, dark yellowish green (139A) above. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 7' (2.1 m) wide in 23 years, open growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 5°F (-15C). Mid-late May.

'Lady Diana Spencer':  Elepidote. ('Noyo Brave' x arboreum ssp. cinnamomeum). H (1988), G (1995), N (1997), and REG (1997): Yasmin Workman, Everett, WA. Fls 18-20/ball truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 2.5"-2.75" (65-70mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; dark pink in bud, opening inside strong purplish pink (62A) with strong purplish pink (63C) nectaries; outside moderate purplish pink (62B). Calyx very short, green. Truss 4.75" (120mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, lanceolate, decurved margins, oblique base, acute apex, 2.5"-4" (65-100mm) x 0.75"-1.4" (19-35mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, with thick hairy indumentum below, fawn at first, aging to moderate orange yellow (164B). Shrub 3.5' (1.1m) tall x 2.25' (0.7m) wide in 9 years, open growth habit. Plant hardy to at least 5°F (-15°C); buds, 10°F (-12C). Midseason.

'Layne Ashlee':  Evergreen azalea. ('Christina' [Vuykiana] x 'Shinnyo-no-tsuki'). H (1989), G (1994), N, and REG (1997): William L Clagett, Derwood, MD; I (1995): White's Nursery, Germantown, MD. Fls 2-3/truss, broadly funnel-shaped, semi-double, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes and 7-9 wavy-edged petaloid stamens); vivid reddish orange (43B) with light pink (39D) centers or blotches distributed randomly on most of the flowers; on young plants, fls may be solid color. Calyx 0.2" (5mm) long, green. Lvs elliptic, decurved margins, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 0.8" (20mm) x 0.5" (13mm), glossy, moderate olive green (147A) with discrete yellow hairs below and on petiole. Shrub 1' (0.3m) tall x 1.7' (0.5m) wide in 8 years, open growth habit. Plant and buds hardy to at least -8°F (-22°C). Late May-early June. (Distributed under Code 89-2-7 at 1995 ASA convention)

'Mama Elsie':  Elepidote. ('Anna' x 'One Thousand Butterflies'). H (1988), G (1992), N (1997), and REG (1997): Yasmin Workman, Everett, WA. Fls 15/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, 5-lobed with frilled margins; buds striped strong purplish red (58B-C) and deep purplish pink (58D), opening inside dark red (59A) shading to moderate purplish pink (68C) throat, and with dark blotch on upper lobe; outside stripes fade to strong purplish red (58B). Calyx lobes strap-like, 1" (25mm) long, deep purplish pink (58D) and dark red (59A). Truss 8" (200mm) high x 8" (200mm) wide. Lvs oblong, flat, oblique base, broadly acute apex, 5"(125mm) x 1.75" (45mm), semi-glossy, dark yellowish green (136B) above. Shrub 2.4' (0.7m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 8 years. Late April.

'Mama Jo':  Elepidote. ('Edith Boulter' x 'Amigo'). H (1988), G (1992), N (1997), and REG (1997): Yasmin Workman, Everett, WA. Fls 24/ball truss, saucer-shaped, c 1.8" (c 45mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; inside very pale purple (69A) with narrow, deep purplish pink (70C) margins, and with numerous yellow-red speckles on dorsal lobe; outside (70C). Calyx very short, red. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs lanceolate, wavy upcurved margins, acute apex, 4" (100mm) x 1.25"-1.5" (30-40mm), glossy, moderate yellow green (137C) above. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 9 years. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18C); buds, 10°F (-12°C). Mid April.

'Mama Mia':  Elepidote. {{['Bryce Canyon' x ('Naomi' x 'Loderi Sir Joseph Hooker')] x 'Lem's Cameo'} x ('Brandt's Tropicana' x 'Blue Boy')} H (1992), G (1997), N (1997), and REG (1997): Yasmin Workman, Everett, WA. Fls 20-22/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, scented; strong red (47B) in bud, opening inside deep purplish pink (58D), with yellow highlights, moderate red (47A) nectaries, and paprika-colored spotting on dorsal lobe; outside deep pink (47D) with deep purplish pink (58D) upper margins. Calyx lobes strap-like, 0.5" (13mm) long, moderate red (47A). Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, oblong, flat, oblique base, obtuse apex, 3"-3.5" (75-90mm) x 1.5"-1.75" (40-45mm), glossy, dark green (136A) above. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 1' (0.3m) wide in 5 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least 8°F (-13°C); buds, 10°F(-12°C). Late April.

'Minas Rose Dawn':  Elepidote. [('Nova Zembla' x yakushimanum) x (Catalgla' x 'Elizabeth')]. H (c 1983) and N: Donald Craig, Kentville, N.S.; REG (1997): A Richard Brooks, Concord, MA. Fls 14/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.75"-2" (45-50mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5-lobed with very frilly margins; strong purplish red (67A) in bud, opening inside vivid purplish red (67B) at very edge of lobes, shading quickly through moderate purplish pink (65A) to pale purplish pink (65D) at center, with light speckling of moderate red (180A-C) on dorsal lobe; outside deep purplish pink (67C) at edge, shading to light purplish pink (65B) at base. Calyx negligible. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 4.25"-5" (105-125mm) x 1.4"-1.6" (35-40mm), dull, moderate olive green (137B), with very fine hairs beneath on midrib. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 5 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -12°F (-24°C). Late May.

'Patrick William':  Evergreen azalea. ('Pixie' [Glenn Dale] x 'St 4'*). H (1989), G (1994), N, and REG (1997): William L Clagett, Derwood, MD; I (c 1999): White's Nursery, Germantown, MD. Fls 3/truss, broadly funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5 wavy to frilly-edged lobes per whorl; white with large yellow-green blotch on standard and upper wings, creating a creamy white garden effect. No green calyx. Lvs broadly elliptic, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 1.4" (35mm) x 0.75" (19mm), glossy, moderate olive green (147A) with discrete yellow hairs below and on petiole. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 8 years, open growth habit. Plant and buds hardy to at least -8°F (-22°C). Mid May.

'Pearly Pink':  Evergreen azalea. [(Venus' * x 'Girard's Hot Shot') x 'Girard's Hot Shot']. H (1985), G (1988), N (1997), and REG (1997): Sandra McDonald, Hampton, VA. Fls 2/truss, openly funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose, 1.25" (30mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 5 wavy and frilly-edged lobes per whorl; moderate purplish pink (62B) in bud, opening (62B) with a light purplish pink (62C) throat; outside (62B). Calyx 1.25" (30mm) long, moderate purplish pink (62B). Lvs obovate, decurved margins, cuneate base, obtuse apex with mucro, 1" (25mm) x 0.5" (13mm),glossy, light yellow green (145B) with sparse, discrete hairs on both surfaces of lvs and on petiole. Shrub 1.25' (0.4m) tall x 1.25' (0.4m) wide in 7 years. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C); buds, 10°F (-12C). Early May.

'Peppermint Twist':  Elepidote. (hyperythrum x 'Scintillation'). H (1992) and G: John Thornton, Franklinton, LA; N and REG (1997): Len Miller, Grove, OK; to be I: Briggs Nurseries, Olympia, WA. Fls. c 12/truss, funnel-shaped, c 2.75" (c 70mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; red in bud, opening pink with a white throat and a small area of red spotting on dorsal lobe; with age, the interior approaches white shading to pale pink margins. Calyx very short, green. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, decurved margins, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 4.5" (115mm) x 1.4" (35mm), glossy above. Shrub 4.5' (1.4m) tall x 4.5' (1.4m) wide in 5 years. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -10°F (-23C). April.

'Princess Diana':  Elepidote. ('Noyo Brave' x arboreum ssp. cinnamomeum). H (1988), N (1997), and REG (1997): Yasmin Workman, Everett, WA; G (1995): Dorothy Kasch, Mukilteo, WA. Fls 18/ball truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 2.1" (55mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; inside strong purplish pink (63C) with darker pink nectaries and red spotting on dorsal lobe; outside moderate purplish pink (62B). Calyx very short, green. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2-3 years, elliptic, flat, oblique base, acute apex, 2.5"-4" (65-100mm) x 0.75"-1.4" (19-35mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, with thick hairy indumentum below, fawn at first, aging to moderate orange yellow (164B). Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 1.5' (0.45m) wide in 9 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least 5°F (-15°C); buds, 8°F (-13C). Midseason.

'Ringgold':  Deciduous azalea. (prunifolium x arborescens). H (1950s), G, and I (pre-1972): Joseph B Gable; N: Caroline Gable, both Stewartstown, PA; S: George Miller, Hanover, PA; REG (1997): George W Ring, Bent Mountain, VA. Fls funnel-shaped with elongated narrow tube, 1.5" (40mm) long x 1.25"-1.5" (30-40mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; standard is brilliant orange yellow (23B), limbs moderate reddish orange (35B) to strong yellowish pink (35C). Lvs elliptic, upcurved margins, cuneate base, acute to broadly acute apex, 1.5"-3" (40-75mm) x 0.75"-1" (19-25mm), glossy, dark green above. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years, upright habit. Plant hardy to at least -20°F (-29°C); buds, -10F (-23C). Early-mid July.

'Ryan Michael':  Evergreen azalea. ('Pixie' [Glenn Dale] x 'St 4'*). H (1989), G (1993), N, and REG (1997): William L Clagett, Derwood, MD; I (c 1999): White's Nursery, Germantown, MD. Fls 3/truss, broadly funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5 frilly-edged lobes per whorl; deep purplish pink (68A) with bright rose spotting on standard and upper wings. No green calyx. Lvs elliptic, upcurved margins, cuneate base, acuminate apex, 1.25" (30mm) x 0.5" (13mm), dull, moderate olive green (146A) with discrete yellow hairs below and on petiole. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 8 years, open growth habit. Plant and buds hardy to at least -8°F (-22C). Early-mid May.

'Samantha Michelle':  Evergreen azalea. ('Christina' [Vuykiana] x 'Shinnyo-no-tsuki'). H (1989), G (1994), N, and REG (1997): William L Clagett, Derwood, MD; I (1995): White's Nursery, Germantown, MD. Fls 2-3/truss, broadly funnel-shaped, semi-double, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes and 8-9 wavy-edged petaloid stamens; deep purplish pink (73A) with very pale purple (73D) centers of varying size in each flower. Calyx 0.2" (5mm) long, light green. Lvs elliptic, decurved margins, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 0.9" (23mm) x 0.5" (13mm), glossy, moderate olive green (147A) with discrete yellow hairs below and on petiole. Shrub 1.3' (0.4m) tall x 1.5' (0.5m) wide in 8 years. Plant and buds hardy to at least -8°F (-22°C). Late May-early June. (Distributed under Code 89-2-6 at 1995 ASA convention)

'Sandra Hinton':  Elepidote. [brachycarpum, as ssp. tigerstedtii x (smirnowii x yakushimanum)]. H (1984), G (1991), N (1997), and REG (1997): David N Hinton, Orono, Ont. Fls 20/conical truss, saucer-shaped, c 2" (50mm) long x 2.75" (70mm) wide, 5-lobed, wavy-edged; strong pink in bud, opening inside very light pink with discrete light green spots mainly in dorsal throat; outside light pink with strong pink midribs. Calyx very small, green. Truss 6.5" (165mm) high x 7.5" (190mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, slightly wavy margins, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 7.5" (190mm) x 2.5" (65mm), semi-glossy, dark green; with white hairs maturing to tan, forming a continuous, adherent coating below, sparse above. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 12 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -30°F (-34°C). Mid June.

R. 'Sandra Hinton'
'Sandra Hinton' (brachycarpum, as ssp. tigerstedtii x
yakushimanum
). This cultivar will be on display in the
Dave Hinton garden during the ARS Annual
Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in May.

'Sandra's Green Ice':  Evergreen azalea. ('Elsie Lee' x 'Anna Kehr'). H (1980): Donald W Hyatt, McLean, VA; G (1983), N (1994), and REG (1997): Sandra McDonald, Hampton, VA; I: Le-Mac Azaleas. Fls 2/truss, broadly funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose, c 1" (25mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, usually 5 frilly-edged lobes per whorl, with a rare petaloid stamen; pale yellow green (149D) in bud, opening (149D) in center inside and base outside, growing white towards margins; greenish center ages to white. Calyx c 1" (c 25mm) long, colored as corolla. Ovary of fresh fls is green and hairy. Lvs elliptic, upcurved margins, cuneate base, acuminate apex, 1" (25mm) x 0.6" (15mm), dull, moderate yellow green (139D), slightly hairy below. Shrub 4.5' (1.4m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 16 years, upright growth habit. Plant and buds hardy to at least 3°F (-16°C). Late April. (Best seedling, Middle Atlantic Chapter, ARS, 1994)

'Sandra's Misty Morn': Evergreen azalea. [('Venus'* x 'Girard's Hot Shot') x 'Girard's Hot Shot']. H (1985), G (1988), N (1997), and REG (1997): Sandra McDonald, Hampton, VA. Fls (2-)3/truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3.1" (80mm) long x 3.1" (80mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; pale purplish pink (56D) in bud, opening inside with a white throat, pale green (muted) dorsal blotch, and narrow longitudinal rays of pale purplish pink on each lobe extending from throat to margins; outside, (56D). Calyx 0.25" (6mm) long, light green. Lvs obovate, decurved margins, cuneate base, obtuse apex with mucro, 1.75" (45mm) x 0.8" (20mm), glossy, moderate yellow green (139D) with sparse, discrete hairs on both surfaces of lvs and on petiole. Shrub 1.7' (0.5m) tall x 1.7' (0.5m) wide in 7 years. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C); buds, 10°F (-12°C). Early May.

'Tony Wallner':  Elepidote. (Selection from decorum). G, S (1995), and N: Herman Vaartnou; REG (1997): Hella Vaartnou, Victoria, B.C. Fls 8-9/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes, moderately scented; pale pink in bud, opening inside pale yellow green (155A) to pale yellow green (157C) on upper lobes, and with a light yellow green (154D) throat and reddish spotting on upper lobe; outside also (155A), but with reddish tones at base and light pink veins. Calyx c 0.1" (c 3mm) long, green, rimmed with red glands. Truss 7" (175mm) high x 8" (200mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, flat, rounded to slightly oblique base, obtuse apex, 6" (150mm) x 2.25" (55mm), dull, dark yellowish green (139A) above. Shrub 12' (3.7m) tall x 7' (2.1m) wide in c 35 years. Plant hardy to at least 5°F (-15°C). Early May.

* The following unregistered names appear as parents in the above descriptions:
'Keystone':  Weldon Delp hybrid, ('Gosh Darn!' x ['Mrs. H.R. Yates' x wardii]), where 'Mrs. H.R. Yates' is an unregistered Gable cross, ('Caroline' x unknown)
'St 4':  Bob Stewart hybrid, semi-evergreen azalea, hose-in-hose, white with pink variegation (similar to 'Helen Fox')
'Venus':  Forcing azalea by Henson.


Volume 52, Number 2
Spring 1998

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