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Volume 52, Number 4
Fall 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 July 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.

'Aaron Heckler':  Elepidote. (Selection from degronianum, infra specific variant uncertain). G (1977), N, and REG (1998): Robert R Huber, Salford, PA. Fls 11/dome truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish pink (55B) in bud, opening inside very pale purple (69D) shading darker to very pale purple (69B) at margins, and with sparse, vivid reddish orange (34B) speckling; outside very pale purple (73D) with light purple (78C) midribs. Calyx very small, pale yellow green (195D). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held c 4 years, oblanceolate, downcurved, oblique base, acute apex, 7" (175mm) x 1.5" (40mm), glossy, moderate olive green (137A) and hairless above; with persistent, brownish orange (165B), felted hairs below. Shrub 4.5' (1.4m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 30 years. Plant hardy to at least -20°F (-29°C); buds, -10°F (-23°C). Mid April. (Grown from seed obtained from Valley Forge Chapter seed exchange, 1967.)

'Afternoon Delight':  Evergreen azalea. ('Crimson Queen'* x 'Eiko'). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls single, 4"-4.5" (100-115mm) wide, with 5 imbricated, wavy-edged lobes; bicolor with strong rosy pink borders and light pink center, and an amber blotch. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21 °C). Late May.

'Asian Sunrise':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (1961) and G (1968): Arthur A Childers; N and REG (1998): Maxine Childers, Eugene, OR. Fls 7-10/lax truss, funnel-campanulate, 2.75" (70mm) long x 2.8" (70mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong red (39A) in bud, opening inside strong orange (26B), unmarked; outside, strong yellowish pink (37A). Calyx very small, strong yellowish pink (37A) edged moderate reddish orange (35B). Truss 6" (150mm) high x 7.5" (190mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, wavy margins, 4" (100mm) x 1.75" (45mm), dull, dark yellowish green (139A). Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 9' (2.8m) wide in 36 years, dense growth. Plant hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C); buds, -5°F (-21°C). Mid-late May.

'Beautiful Baby':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum, Exbury form x 'Kimberly'). H (1991): Marilyn J Whitman; G (1998), N and REG (1998): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 22/truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.75" (70mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (67A) in bud, opening inside pale purplish pink (65D) with faint dorsal spotting of strong greenish yellow (153B); outside strong purplish pink (73B), fading to very pale purple (69D). Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, oblique base, broadly acute apex, slightly wavy margins, 4.25" (105mm) x 1.75" (45mm), near moderate olive green (147A). Shrub 1.3' (0.4m) tall x 1.7' (0.5m) wide in 8 years. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -5°F (-21°C). Mid April.

'Bob's Red':  Elepidote. ('Sammetglut' x 'Peter Faulk'). H (c 1990): Robert J Bondira, Scotch Plains, NJ; G (c 1995), N and REG (1998): Edward Jasionowski, Parlin, NJ. Fls 15/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 1.8" (45mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong red (46A) in bud, opening strong to vivid red (46A-B) throughout, with small, star-shaped, moderate red (183C) marking in throat. Calyx very small, strong to vivid red (46A-B). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, slightly downcurved, oblique base, acute to broadly acute apex, 5.2" (130mm) x 2" (50mm), dull, dark green (136A) above, bullate. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 4.5' (1.4m) wide in c 8 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C). Late April.

'Brocade Pillow':  Evergreen azalea. ('Nancy of Robinhill' x 'Shinnyo-no-tsuki'). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls hose-in-hose, 3" (75mm) wide; bicolor when mature, light pink center bordered and tipped salmon red to coral; occasional salmon red sectors and light pink selfs. Shrub 1.5' (0.45m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Late May.

'Buzzer Beater':  Elepidote. ['Catalgla' F3 x (Jalisco Group x yakushimanum)]. H (1965) and G: Gustav A.L. Mehlquist; I (1998): U of CT, Dept. of Plant Science; N and REG (1998): Mark H. Brand; all Storrs, CT. Fls 16-18/dome truss, openly to broadly funnel-shaped, 2"-2.5" (50-65mm) long x 2.4"-3.2" (60-80mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; moderate yellowish pink (173D & 179D) in bud, opening inside pale orange yellow (159B-C & 19D) with a relatively narrow, deep to strong greenish yellow (153A-B) V-shaped flare, mostly on dorsal petal; outside pale orange yellow (159B-C) and light to pale yellowish pink (27B-C). Calyx 2mm long, strong yellow green (144C). Truss 6" (150mm) high x 8" (200mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 5.5"-7.2" (140-180mm) x 1.8"-2.5" (45-65mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A). Shrub 8.5' (2.6m) tall x 12' (3.7m) wide in 25 years. Plant hardy to at least -25°F (-32°C); buds, -15°F (-26°C). Late May.

'Caitlin Marie':  Evergreen azalea. ('Elsie Lee' x 'Satellite'*). H (1991), G (1993), N (1998), I (1998), and REG (1998): Joseph F Klimavicz, Vienna, VA. Fls double, 3/ball truss, saucer-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2"-2.5" (50-65mm) wide, with 20-40 wavy-edged lobes; vivid purplish red (57D) in bud, opening (57D) throughout, with sparse, strong red (53B) dorsal spotting; outside with a narrow greenish white stripe along central axis of petals. Calyx 0.4" (10mm) long, moderate yellow green (138B). Truss 2.5" (65mm) high x 3" (75mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 1.5" (40mm) x 0.6" (15mm), glossy, strong yellow green (144A) above. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2' (0.6mm) wide in 5 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C). Mid May.

'Captain Midnight':  Elepidote. ('Purple Splendour' x 'Blue Peter'). H (1990) and G (1991): Fred Minch; N and REG (1998): Fred and Jean Minch, Puyallup, WA. Fls 30/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, c 1.5" (c 40mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; strong violet (90A) in bud, opening moderate violet (86A) throughout, with a deep violet (93A) flare on dorsal lobe. Calyx 0.25" (6mm) long, strong purple (82B). Truss 7" (175mm) high x 8" (200mm) wide. Lvs held 5 years, lanceolate, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 9" (225mm) x 3" (75mm), semi-glossy, dark bluish green (133A). Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 8 years, with very heavy stems. Bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). May.

'Carol Kittel':  Evergreen azalea. ('Mrs. Nancy Dippel' x 'Carrie Amanda'). H (c 1988), G, N, and REG (1998): Harry C. Weiskittel, Chase, MD; I: (1995) Marshy Point Nursery, Chase, MD. Fls double (no normal stamens), c 4/multi-bud truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.8"-3" (70-75mm) wide, with 19-20 flat-edged lobes; white, edged light and very light purple (76A-B). Calyx c 0.3" (c 7mm) long, pale green. Lvs elliptic to slightly obovate, slightly upcurved, cuneate base, acute to broadly acute apex with small mucro, 1.5" (40mm) x 0.8" (20mm), semi-glossy, dark yellowish green (139A) above, with discrete, appressed, pale yellow hairs on both surfaces and on petiole. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall in 5 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Midseason.

'Coral Pacific':  Elepidote. ('Lem's Tangerine' x 'Pacific Gold'). H (1987): Northwest Hybridizer Group (cross of the year), Seattle, WA; G (1993), N and REG (1998): Paul Christensen, Kirkland, WA; I (1999): Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Fls 16/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4.5" (115mm) wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; vivid red (52A) in bud, opening inside center strong red (50A), blending to light yellow (14D) and then light pink (49C) to deep pink (52C) at edges (c 13mm wide), and with strong red (53B) spotting on three dorsal lobes; outside base pale orange yellow (19D) shading through strong pink (48D) to deep pink (52B) edges. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 5.5" (140mm) x 2" (50mm), dull, dark yellowish green (139A). Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years. Early May.

'Coral-pink Prologue':  Lepidote. (Unknown [possibly 'Alice Swift'] x lutescens). H (1982), G (1988), N and REG (1998): Frank Furman, Bridgewater, NJ. Fls 3-8/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.25" (30mm) long x 1.75" (45mm) wide, with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes; base of tube close to strong purplish pink (55B) inside and out, shading irregularly lighter on lobes, approaching pale greenish yellow (13D) on dorsal lobe which is tipped or edged pink, and with sparse spotting of pale yellowish brown in dorsal throat. Truss 2.5" (65mm) high x 3.5" (90mm) wide. Lvs held 1.5 years, ovate to lanceolate, cuneate base, apiculate apex, some with wavy margins, 3.25"-4.4" (80-110mm) x 0.8"-1.5" (20-40mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green with tiny scales on petiole and leaf surfaces, near white above, reddish brown below. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years. Plant hardy to at least -9°F (-23°C); buds, -4°F (-20°C). April.

'Dan Layman':  Elepidote. ('Mars' x 'Polynesian Sunset'). H (1984), G (1998), N and REG (1998): Joseph F Minahan, Camp Hill, PA. Fls 12-15/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.75"-4" (95-100mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong red (46A) in bud, opening vivid red (46C) throughout, with vivid red (46B) veining, and a (46A) blotch in the throat. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, narrowly elliptic, flat to downcurved, rounded base, acute apex, 6" (150mm) x 2" (50mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A). Shrub 5.5' (1.7m) tall x 5.5' (1.7m) wide in 14 years. Plant hardy to at least -30°F (-34°C); buds, -20°F (-29°C). Mid-late June.

'Dick West':  Evergreen azalea. ('Kotobuki-hime'* x 'Crimson Queen'*). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls single, 3"-3.5" (75-90mm) wide, with rounded lobes; white with red sanding, sectors, and lines; some red selfs. Shrub low, spreading. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Late May.

'Disco Dancer':  Evergreen azalea. ('Ungetsu-no-hikari'* x 'Dorothy Clark'*). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls double, hose-in-hose, or single, 2.5" (65mm) wide, with up to 15 narrow, strap-like lobes, coral red. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Late May.

'Dragon Blood':  Elepidote. ('Vulcan's Flame' x 'Kimberly'). H (1991): Marilyn J Whitman; G (1997), N and REG (1998): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 12/dome truss, funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2.75" (70mm) wide, with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes; deep and strong red (53A-B) in bud, opening (53A-B) throughout, unmarked. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 4.5" (115mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, wavy margins, 3" (75mm) x 1.5" (40mm), semi-glossy, near dark yellowish green (139A). Shrub 1.8' (0.6m) tall x 1.7' (0.5m) wide in 7 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C). Mid April.

'Frank's Coup':  Lepidote. ('Flat Frank'* x unknown [possibly veitchianum]). H (1978), G (1983), N (1983), and REG (1998): Frank Furman, Bridgewater, NJ. Fls 4-5/open dome truss, funnel-shaped, 1.50" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes; pale greenish yellow (2D) throughout, unmarked; anthers near brownish orange (164A). Calyx 5mm long, light yellow green (145B). Truss 2.5" (65mm) high x 3.2" (80mm) wide. Lvs held 1.5 years, elliptic, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, margins minutely crenate, 1.2"-2" (30-50mm) x 0.5"-0.8" (13-20mm), dull, moderate olive green (147A)becoming darker in winter; whitish hairs and pale tan scales on calyx, pedicel, base of fls, petiole, and lvs (mainly below). Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3.1' (1.0m) wide in 10 years. Plant hardy to at least -9°F (-23°C); buds, -4°F (-20°C). April.

'Grandma Barbara':  Elepidote. (One parent is macrophyllum; the other, unknown). H and G: unknown (pre 1972); N and REG (1998): David J Williams, Eugene, OR. Fls 21-25/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.8"-2.2" (45-55mm) long x 2.4"-2.8" (60-70mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish pink (55B) throughout, with 10-15 dark pink spots on dorsal lobe. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 8"-10" (200-250mm) x 3"-3.5" (75-90mm), dull, moderate olive green (137A). Shrub 15' (4.6m) tall x 20' (6.2m) wide in 25 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C). Early May.

'Hoopla':  Elepidote. ['Catalgla' F3 x (haematodes x yakushimanum)]. H (1965) and G: Gustav A.L. Mehlquist; I (1998): U of CT, Dept. of Plant Science; N and REG (1998): Mark H. Brand; all Storrs, CT. Fls 10-12/dome truss, openly to broadly funnel-shaped, 1.5"-2" (40-50mm) long x 2.8" (70mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; moderate purplish pink (186D) in bud, opening moderate purplish pink (62B & 65A) and fading to pale purplish pink (62D & 56C) and light yellowish pink (36B) inside and out, with prominent blotch of light yellowish pink (159A & 27A) fading to pale yellow (160D & 162D) on dorsal lobe and encompassing entire throat. Calyx 3mm long, greenish, edged red. Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 6"-6.8" (150-170mm) wide. Lvs held 2-3 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 4.8"-5.5" (120-140mm) x 1.5"-2" (40-50mm), semi-glossy moderate olive green (146A & 147A) above; with rusty tan hairs at first, heaviest on stem, petiole, and buds, but also on lvs; hairless when mature. Shrub 7' (2.1m) tall x 10' (3.1m) wide in 30 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25°F (-32°C). Mid May.

'Howard Kuhn':  Elepidote. [degronianum ssp. heptamerum x (yakushimanum 'Siouxon' x sanguineum ssp. sanguineum var. haemaleum)]. H (1986): Howard Kuhn, Muttontown, NY; G: George Woodard, Westbury, NY; N and REG (1998): Jacob Rosenthal, Jamaica, NY. Fls 8/flat truss, funnel-campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; deep purplish red (61A) throughout. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs oblong, flat, oblique base, obtuse apex, 4.5" (115mm) x 1.5" (40mm), dull, moderate yellowish green (139B) above; with persistent, plastered hairs below, tan at first, becoming light tan. Shrub 1.3' (0.4m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 12 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Mid May.

'Huskymania':  Elepidote. (unnamed lavender catawbiense type from U of CT campus x unknown). Open pollinated (1963); G: Gustav A.L. Mehlquist; I (1998): U of CT, Dept. of Plant Science; N and REG (1998): Mark H. Brand; all Storrs, CT. Fls 12-16/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.8"-3.2" (70-80mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; dark purple (83A) in bud, opening vivid, strong, and deep reddish purple (78A-B & 77A) inside and out, with 15mm wide blotch on dorsal lobe, grayish reddish orange (177C-D) and light reddish brown (177B). Calyx 2mm long, light green. Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 6.4" (160mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, downcurved, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, wavy margins, 4.8"-5.2" (120-130mm) x 1.5"-2" (40-50mm), semi-glossy, dark yellowish green (139A) above; with rusty orange hairs at first, heaviest on stem, petiole, and buds, but also on lvs; hairless when mature. Shrub 8' (2.4m) tall x 10' (3.1m) wide in 30 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -25°F (-32°C). Mid June.

'Island Canoe':  Elepidote. [catawbiense 'Powell Glass' x yakushimanum) x 'War Dance']. H (1994): Marilyn J Whitman; G (1998), N and REG (1998): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 19/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.25" (55mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5 slightly frilly-edged lobes; vivid purplish red (67B) in bud, opening inside light purple (75A) with slightly darker edging and deep red (60A) dorsal spotting; outside deep purplish pink (66C) mottled with very pale purple (69C), and with vivid purplish red (66B) midribs. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs oblong, downcurved, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 9" (225mm) x 4" (100mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A). Shrub 1.7' (0.5m) tall x 1.2' (0.4m) wide in 4 years. Plant hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C); buds, -5°F (-21°C). Early May.

'Island Drums':  Elepidote. ('Westbury' x 'War Dance'). H (1993): Marilyn J Whitman; G (1998), N and REG (1998): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 13-15/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 3" (75mm) long x 4.5" (115mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; vivid purplish red (57B) in bud, opening inside vivid red (57A) at margins and shading through (57B) to vivid purplish red (57D) center, with a dark red (187A) blotch in the throat, solid at base with peripheral spotting; outside with (57B) lines along midribs. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 9" (225mm) wide. Lvs oblong, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 9.5" (240mm) x 4" (100mm), semi-glossy, dark yellowish green (139A). Shrub 1.8' (0.6m) tall x 1.7' (0.5m) wide in 5 years. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -5°F (-21°C). Mid-late April.

'Island Fire':  Elepidote. ('Yaku Sunrise' x 'War Dance'). H(1993): Marilyn J Whitman; G(1998), N and REG (1998): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 20/dome truss, open campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes; vivid red (45B) in bud, opening inside strong red (53C) with moderate purplish pink (54D) mottling, shading to pale purplish pink (56D) center, and with small, star-shaped, deep red (53A) blotch at base of throat, and (53A) dorsal spotting; outside strong red (53C). Truss 6" (150mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs oblong, rounded base, acute apex, 7" (175mm) x 3" (75mm), dull, near moderate olive green (137A). Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 1.5' (0.45m) wide in 5 years. Plant hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C); buds, -5°F (-21°C). Early May.

'Island Flirt':  Elepidote. ('Westbury' x 'War Dance'). H (1993): Marilyn J Whitman; G (1998), N and REG (1998): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 13-15/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with (5-)6 slightly wavy-edged lobes; vivid red (57A) in bud, opening inside vivid purplish red (66B) at edge, shading through deep purplish pink (66C) to pale purplish pink (65D) center, with very small, vivid red (45A), star-shaped blotch at base, and with deep red (53A) spots on two dorsal lobes; outside (66B) at margins, shading to (66C) base, with moderate to strong purplish red (58A-B) midrib on dorsal lobe. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, downcurved, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 7" (175mm) x 2.5" (65mm), dull, near dark yellowish green (139A). Shrub 1.7' (0.5m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 5 years. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -10°F (-23°C). Early April.

'Island Rhythm':  Elepidote. [(catawbiense 'Powell Glass' x yakushimanum) x 'War Dance']. H (1993): Marilyn J Whitman; G (1998), N and REG (1998): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 20/dome truss, saucer-shaped, 2.25" (55mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 frilly-edged lobes; deep to strong purplish red (61A-B) in bud, opening strong purplish red (63B) mottled strong purplish pink (63C) inside and out, the inside edged with strong purplish red (63A), and with slight dorsal spotting of deep purplish red (61B), the outside with strong red (53C) midribs. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, downcurved, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 7" (175mm) x 3" (75mm), dull, moderate olive green (147A). Shrub 1.8' (0.55m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 5 years. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -5°F (-21 °C). Early May.

'Island Song':  Elepidote. ('Arthur Bedford' x 'War Dance'). H (1993): Marilyn J Whitman; G (1998), N and REG (1998): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 16-18/conical truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (60B) in bud, opening inside strong reddish purple (72B) mottled (72C), with small white area at base and deep red (185A) dorsal spotting; outside deep purplish red (71A) with vivid reddish purple (74A) mottling and vivid purplish red (66A) midribs. Truss 6.5" (165mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 6" (150mm) x 2.5" (65mm), semi-glossy, dark yellowish green (139A). Shrub 1.7' (0.5m) tall x 1.3' (0.4m) wide in 5 years. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -5°F (-21°C). Late April.

'Jazz's Cream': Elepidote. ['Arctic Gold' x ('Hardgrove's Deepest Yellow'* x 'Phipps Yellow'*)]. H (c1990): Allan and Shirley Anderson, Franklin Lakes, NJ; G (1998), N and REG (1998): Edward Jasionowski, Parlin, NJ. Fls 14/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.4"-2.5" (60-65mm) long x 3.5"-3.8" (90-95mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; moderate yellowish pink (179D) with moderate red (179B) veins in bud, opening pale yellow (11C) inside with two, strong red (53B), speckled dorsal flares, c 15mm long, and five additional flares, 5-10mm long, in throat; outside (11 C) flushed light pink at base. Calyx very small, light green, edged red. Truss 6.0" (150mm) high x 6.8" (170mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 6.8" (170mm) x 2.75" (70mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147B) above, with rusty brown hairs on midrib below. Shrub 3.25' (1.0m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in c 8 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C). Late April. [Correct hybridizer from "Robert J Bondira, Scotch Plains, NJ" to "Allan and Shirley Anderson, Franklin Lakes, NJ" - mod 07/09/15, ref].

'Jill McDowell':  Evergreen azalea. ('Kotobuki-hime'* x 'Crimson Queen'*). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls single, 2/truss, 2.5" (65mm) wide, with rounded lobes; variable: coral with narrow white margins; coral with red sectors; white with red and coral pink sectors and sanding; red or white selfs. Shrub 1.5' (0.45m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Late May.

'Jim Baggette':  Evergreen azalea. ('Achievement'* x 'Winedrop'). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls single, 2/truss, 2.5" (65mm) wide; white with heavy purple stripes, sanding, and sectors; some purple selfs. Lvs purple and yellow in autumn. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Early May.

'Jungle Star':  Elepidote. ('Blue Peter' x 'White Gold'). H (1991): Marilyn J Whitman; G (1998), N and REG (1998): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 17-19/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes; strong purple (64A) in bud, opening inside very light purple (85C) with narrow edging of strong purple (84A), and with a strong yellow green (143B) dorsal blotch; outside shading from (84A) margins to (85C) base. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, slightly downcurved, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 5.25" (130mm) x2.25" (55mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A). Shrub 1.9' (0.6m) tall x 1.7' (0.5m) wide in 7 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C). Early April.

'Lady Lauren':  Evergreen azalea. (HS79-10* x 'Janet Rhea'). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls hose-in-hose, 2/truss, flat-faced, 3"-4" (75-100mm) wide, with imbricated, wavy-edged lobes; hot pink to strong rosy red with darker red blotch. Shrub c 3' (0.9m) tall x c 3' (0.9m) wide. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Mid May.

'March Madness':  Elepidote. ('Purpureum Elegans' x calophytum). H (1965) and G: Gustav A.L. Mehlquist; I (1998): U of CT, Dept. of Plant Science; N and REG (1998): Mark H. Brand; all Storrs, CT. Fls 12-15/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.4" (60mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, lightly scented; vivid reddish purple (78A) in bud, opening moderate purplish pink (78D) and light purple (77C & 75A) inside and out, with a deep red (60A) flare, about 0.75" (20mm) wide on dorsal lobe. Calyx less than 1 mm long, strong yellow green (145A). Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 6.2" (155mm) wide. Lvs held 1-2 years, narrowly elliptic, downcurved, cuneate to rounded base, acute apex, 6.8" (170mm) x 2" (50mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137A). Shrub 10' (3.1m) tall x 15' (4.6m) wide in 30 years, dense habit. Plant hardy to at least -25°F (-32C); buds, -20°F (-29°C). (Late April)-early May.

'Marilyn's Show Stopper':  Elepidote. ('Westbury' x 'The Honourable Jean Marie de Montague'). H (1993): Marilyn J Whitman; G (1998), N and REG (1998): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 15/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (67A) in bud, opening white with narrow, vivid purplish red (67B) edges and a brilliant yellow (11A) blotch with strong greenish yellow (151A) spotting on three dorsal lobes; outside with strong purplish red (67A) edges and midribs, fading to white. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, wavy margins, 7.5" (190mm) x 2.75" (70mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A). Shrub 1.7' (0.5m) tall x 1.3' (0.4m) wide in 5 years. Plant hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C); buds, -5°F (-21 °C). Early May.

'Mary Ellen Thomsen':  Evergreen azalea. ('Mrs. Nancy Dippel' x 'Carrie Amanda'). H (c 1988), G, and REG (1998): Harry C. Weiskittel, Chase, MD; N (c 1995): George Thomsen, Baltimore, MD; I: (1995) Marshy Point Nursery, Chase, MD. Fls double (no normal stamens), c 6/multi-bud truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.5"-2" (40-50mm) long x 2.4"-3.2" (60-80mm) wide, with 17-22 flat-edged lobes; buds near white with light purple (75A) apex, opening with light purple (75A) margins, about 2-8mm wide, and paling to nearly white center, unmarked; outside colored similarly. Calyx c 0.2" (c 4mm) long, green. Lvs elliptic, slightly upcurved, cuneate base, acute apex with small mucro, 1.5"-1.8" (40-45mm) x 0.8"-1" (20-25mm), glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, with discrete, appressed, pale yellow hairs on both surfaces. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall in 5 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Late midseason.

'Means Beauty':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Mars'). H (1983): Robert L Means, Winston-Salem, NC; G (1988) and REG (1998): Delbert Brim, Mount Airy, NC. Fls 15/balltruss, funnel-campanulate, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; vivid purplish red (61C) in bud, opening light purplish pink (62C) throughout, unmarked. Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 10.5" (265mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 4" (100mm) x 2" (50mm), dull, moderate olive green (137A) above; with persistent hairs below, near white at first, becoming pale brown. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 13 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -5°F (-21°C). Midseason.

'Miss Holly Springs':  Evergreen azalea. ('Robin Hill Frosty' x 'Easter Parade'*). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls hose-in-hose, 2-3/truss, 3.5" (90mm) wide; very soft pink flushed green. Lvs glossy. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Early May.

'Mountaineer':  Evergreen azalea. ('Girard's Hot Shot' x 'Gloria Kessel'*). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls hose-in-hose, 3/truss, 2.5" (65mm) wide, with wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (60D). Lvs crimson in autumn. Shrub 1.3' (0.4m) tall x 2.3' (0.7m) wide in 8 years. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Early May.

'My Jane':  Elepidote. ['Arctic Gold' x ['Hardgrove's Deepest Yellow'* x 'Phipps Yellow'*)]. H (c 1990): Allan and Shirley Anderson, Franklin Lakes, NJ; G (1998), N and REG (1998): Edward Jasionowski, Parlin, NJ. Fls 16/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 3.2" (80mm) long x 5" (125mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; light yellow (10C) throughout, with seven, strong red (53B), speckled flares in throat, c 5-15 mm long. Calyx very small, dark green, edged red. Truss 6.8"-7.6" (170-190mm) high x 8"-8.4" (200-210mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 6" (150mm) x 2.5" (65mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (146A). Shrub 2.6' (0.8m) tall x 3.25' (1.0m) wide in c 8 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C). Late April.

'Nancy Stipa':  Evergreen azalea. ('Robin Hill Frosty' x 'Easter Parade' *). H, N (pre 1990), and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls single, 2/truss, 2.5"-3.25" (65-80mm) wide; light pink with heavy green blotch, white throat, and occasional white tips. Lvs glossy. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Early May.

'Naughty Lady':  Evergreen azalea. ('Achievement'* x 'Winedrop'). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls single, 2/truss, 3"-3.5" (75-90mm) wide, with pointed lobes; white with purple sectors and lines; some purple selfs. Lvs purple and yellow in autumn. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Mid May.

'Painted Lips':  Evergreen azalea. ('Kamino-yama-kirin'* x 'Dorothy Clark'*). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls single, 2/truss, star-shaped, 2.5"-3" (65-75mm) wide; very light pink with strong red to hot pink margins, and with small red blotch. Lvs ovate, dark green. Shrub low. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Late May.

'Pete's Purple':  Evergreen azalea. ('Kikoshi' x HS81-11*). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls single, 3.75"-4.25" (95-105mm) wide, with imbricated, slightly wavy-edged lobes; vivid dark purple, flushed magenta, with no blotch. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Mid May.

'Poignant':  Evergreen azalea. ('Nancy of Robinhill' x 'Shinnyo-no-tsuki'). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls single, 2/truss, 3"-3.5" (75-90mm) wide, with imbricated, wavy-edged lobes; light reddish pink with large purplish rose blotch and white throat. Shrub 1' (0.3m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 8 years. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Late May.

'Purple Magic':  Evergreen azalea. ('Achievement'* x 'Winedrop'). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls single, 3-4/truss, 2.5" (65mm) wide; variegated purple and white with greenish yellow blotch and large orchid purple sectors, sometimes covering entire lobe; some purple selfs. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Early May.

'Rebecca Lynn':  Evergreen azalea. ('Robin Hill Frosty' x 'Easter Parade'*). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls semi-double, 3-4/truss, 2.5"-3" (65-75mm) wide, with very wavy-edged lobes; peach pink with yellow green blotch, lighter margins, and white marbling. Lvs glossy, dark green. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide, compact habit. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Early May.

'Scarlet Princess':  Evergreen azalea. ('Girard's Hot Shot' x 'Gloria Kessel'*). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls single, 2-3/truss, 2.5"-3" (65-75mm) wide, with imbricated, wavy-edged lobes; strong red (47B) with inconspicuous darker red blotch. Lvs rounded. Shrub 1.5' (0.45m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 8 years. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Early May.

'Sensuous':  Evergreen azalea. ('Kotobuki-hime'* x 'Crimson Queen'*). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls single, 2.75"-3" (70-75mm) wide, with rounded, imbricated lobes; rosy pink with purplish red blotch. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Mid May.

'Slam Dunk':  Elepidote. (Code 58-2 [parentage unknown] x 'Sefton'). H (1965) and G: Gustav A.L. Mehlquist; I (1998): U of CT, Dept. of Plant Science; N and REG (1998): Mark H. Brand; all Storrs, CT. Fls 16-20/dome truss, openly to broadly funnel-shaped, 1.6"-2" (40-50mm) long x 2.8" (70mm) wide, 5-lobed with frilled margins; dark red (187A-B & 183A) in bud, opening strong purplish red (72A) and deep and strong purplish red (71A-B), with dark red (187A) dorsal flare, about 1.2" (30mm) wide. Calyx 1mm long, light green. Truss 4"-4.8" (100-120mm) high x 6"-6.4" (150-160mm) wide. Lvs held 2-3 years, elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, wavy margins, 4.8" (120mm) x 2" (50mm), dull, moderate olive green (147A). Shrub 7' (2.1m) tall x 10' (3.1m) wide in 30 years. Plant hardy to at least -25°F (-32°C); buds, -20°F (-29°C). Early-mid June.

'Southern Beauty':  Evergreen azalea. ('White Jade' x oldhamii 'Fourth of July'*). H (1985), G (1988), and REG (1998): Robert Edward Lee, Independence, LA; N (1996): Randy Jacobs (Flowerwood Nursery), Bushnell, FL; I: (1997) Plant Development Services Inc, Loxley, AL. Fls single, 2-3/truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.75"-2.25" (45-55mm) long x 2"-2.5" (50-65mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (73A) in bud, opening (73A) throughout, spotted strong purplish red (64B) on dorsal lobe and upper wings. Calyx 0.4"-0.5" (9-13mm) long, strong yellow green (144B). Lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 1.75"-2.4" (45-60mm) x 0.6"-1" (15-25mm), dull, moderate olive green (147A) with white hairs on both sides of new lvs, becoming moderate orange (167C) and less numerous with age. Shrub 5'-6' (1.5-1.8m) tall x 5'-6' (1.5-1.8m) wide in 6-8 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least USDA Zone 8**. Flowering 2-3 weeks March/April and then intermittently as new buds mature July/August to frost. (Patent pending)

'Southern Blush':  Evergreen azalea. ('Carla'* x oldhamii 'Fourth of July'*). H (1985), G (1988), and REG (1998): Robert Edward Lee, Independence, LA; N (1996): Randy Jacobs (Flowerwood Nursery), Bushnell, FL; I: (1997) Plant Development Services Inc, Loxley, AL. Fls single and semi-double, 2-3/truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.75"-2.25" (45-55mm) long x 2.5"-3" (65-75mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes and up to 5 petaloid stamens; vivid red (45B) in bud, opening vivid reddish orange (43A), with deep to strong red (53A-D) spotting on dorsal lobe and upper wings. Calyx 0.4"-0.5" (9-13mm) long, strong yellow green (144B). Lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 1.5"-2" (40-50mm) x 0.6"-0.8" (15-20mm), dull, moderate olive green (147A) with white hairs on both sides of new lvs, becoming moderate orange (167C) and less numerous with age. Shrub 3'-4' (0.9-1.2m) tall x 4'-5' (1.2-1.5m) wide in 6-8 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least USDA Zone 8 **. Flowering 2-3 weeks March/April and then intermittently as new buds mature July/August to frost. (Patent pending)

'Southern Flame':  Evergreen azalea. ('Red Slippers' x oldhamii 'Fourth of July'*). H (1985), G (1988), and REG (1998): Robert Edward Lee, Independence, LA; N (1996): Aimee Cobb (Flowerwood Nursery) and I: (1997) Plant Development Services Inc, both Loxley, AL. Fls single and semi-double, 3-4/truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.5"-2" (40-50mm) long x 1.75"-2.4" (45-60mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes and up to 5 petaloid stamens; vivid red (46B) in bud, opening vivid reddish orange (42A) with flecks of strong red (53B) on dorsal lobe and upper wings. Calyx 0.25"-0.6" (6-15mm) long, strong yellow green (144B). Lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 1.75"-2.25" (45-55mm) x 0.6"-0.9" (15-22mm), dull, moderate olive green (147A) with white hairs on both sides of new lvs, becoming moderate orange yellow (167D) and less numerous with age. Shrub 4'-5' (1.2-1.5m) tall x 4'-5' (1.2-1.5m) wide in 6-8 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least USDA Zone 8**. Flowering 2-3 weeks March/April and then intermittently as new buds mature July/August to frost. (Patent pending)

'Southern Glory':  Evergreen azalea. ('Carror'* x oldhamii 'Fourth of July'*). H (1985), G (1988), and REG (1998): Robert Edward Lee, Independence, LA; N (1996): Aimee Cobb (Flowerwood Nursery) and I: (1997) Plant Development Services Inc, both Loxley, AL. Fls single and semi-double, 3-4/truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.5"-2" (40-50mm) long x 1.75"-2.25" (45-55mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes and up to 5 petaloid stamens; vivid purplish red (57D) in bud, opening deep purplish pink (67C) throughout, with strong red (53B) spotting on dorsal lobe and upper wings. Calyx 0.25"-0.4" (6-10mm) long, strong yellow green (144B). Lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 1.5"-2" (40-50mm) x 0.5"-0.7" (13-18mm), dull, moderate olive green (147A) with white hairs on both sides of new lvs, becoming moderate orange yellow (167D) and less numerous with age. Shrub 2'-3' (0.6-0.9m) tall x 4'-5' (1.2-1.5m) wide in 6-8 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least USDA Zone 8**. Flowering 2-3 weeks March/April and then intermittently as new buds mature July/August to frost. (Patent pending)

'Southern Grace': Evergreen azalea. ('Carror'* x oldhamii 'Fourth of July'*). H (1985), G (1988), and REG (1998): Robert Edward Lee, Independence, LA; N (1996): Aimee Cobb (Flowerwood Nursery) and I: (1997) Plant Development Services Inc, both Loxley, AL. Fls semi-double, 3-4/truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.75"-2.25" (45-55mm) long x 2.25"-2.75" (55-70mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes and 4-7 petaloid stamens; strong purplish red (54A) in bud, opening inside deep purplish pink (54B) with strong red (53B) spotting on dorsal lobe and upper wings; outside moderate purplish pink (54D). Calyx 0.25"-0.4" (6-10mm) long, strong yellow green (144B). Lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 1.25"-1.75" (30-45mm) x 0.5"-0.8" (13-20mm), dull, moderate olive green (147A) with white hairs on both sides of new lvs, becoming moderate orange (167C) and less numerous with age. Shrub 4'-5' (1.2-1.5m) tall x 4'-5' (1.2-1.5m) wide in 6-8 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least USDA Zone8**. Flowering 2-3 weeks March/April and then intermittently as new buds mature July/August to frost. (Patent pending)

'Southern Maiden':  Evergreen azalea. ('Pink Cascade'* x oldhamii 'Fourth of July'*). H (1985), G (1988), and REG (1998): Robert Edward Lee, Independence, LA; N (1996): Randy Jacobs (Flowerwood Nursery), Bushnell, FL; I: (1997) Plant Development Services Inc, Loxley, AL. Fls single, 2-3/truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.75"-2.5" (45-65mm) long x 2.25"-2.75" (55-70mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; moderate red (47A) in bud, opening vivid reddish orange (44C) throughout, with strong red (53B) flecks on dorsal lobe and upper wings. Calyx 0.25"-0.4" (6-10mm) long, strong yellow green (144B). Lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 1.25"-1.5" (30-40mm) x 0.5"-0.75"(13-19mm), dull, moderate olive green (147A) with white hairs on both sides of new lvs, becoming moderate orange yellow (167D) and less numerous with age. Shrub 2'-3' (0.6-0.9m) tall x 4'-5' (1.2-1.5m) wide in 6-8 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least USDA Zone 8**. Flowering 2-3 weeks March/April and then intermittently as new buds mature July/August to frost. (Patent pending)

'Southern Pride':  Evergreen azalea. ('Sweet Briar' x oldhamii 'Fourth of July'*). H (1985), G (1988), and REG (1998): Robert Edward Lee, Independence, LA; N (1996): Randy Jacobs (Flowerwood Nursery), Bushnell, FL; I: (1997) Plant Development Services Inc, Loxley, AL. Fls single, 2-3/truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.25"-1.5" (30-40mm) long x 1.5"-2" (40-50mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; vivid purplish red (57D) in bud, opening (57D) throughout, with strong red (53B) flecks on dorsal lobe and upper wings. Calyx 0.25"-0.4" (6-10mm) long, strong yellow green (144B). Lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 1.6"-2" (40-50mm) x 0.5"-0.75" (13-19mm), dull, moderate olive green (147A) with white hairs on both sides of new lvs, becoming moderate orange yellow (167D) and less numerous with age. Shrub 2'-3' (0.6-0.9m) tall x 4'-5' (1.2-1.5m) wide in 6-8 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least USDA Zone 8**. Flowering 2-3 weeks March/April and then intermittently as new buds mature July/August to frost. (Patent pending)

'Stormy':  Evergreen azalea. ('Shiryu-no-homare'* x HS81-17*). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls single, 2/truss, star-shaped, 3.5" (90mm) wide; deep reddish purple with insignificant blotch. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Early May.

'Tip Off':  Elepidote. ('Chionoides' x calophytum). H (1965) and G: Gustav A.L. Mehlquist; I (1998): U of CT, Dept. of Plant Science; N and REG (1998): Mark H. Brand; all Storrs, CT. Fls 12-15/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.8" (45mm) long x 3.2" (80mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, lightly scented; light purple (75B) and moderate purplish pink (78D & 70D) in bud, opening yellowish white(155D & 156D) inside and out with pale purplish pink (56C-D) and pale pink (49D) high lights (more pronounced outside), and a prominent, dark red (187B) flare, about 1.5" (40mm) wide. Calyx less than 1mm long, strong yellow green (145A). Truss 3" (75mm) high x 6.2" (155mm) wide. Lvs held 1-2 years, narrowly elliptic, downcurved, cuneate base, acute apex, 6" (150mm) x 1.4" (35mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137A & 147A) above. Shrub 8' (2.4m) tall x 10' (3.1m) wide in 30 years, dense habit. Plant hardy to at least -25°F (-32°C); buds, -15°F (-26°C). (Late April)-early May.

'Tooneybird':  Elepidote. ('Joe Gable' x 'Goldsworth Orange'). H: Unknown; seed germinated (c 1985): Henry A Schannen, Princeton, NJ; G (c 1991), N and REG (1998): Lou Seeds, Bethlehem, PA; I (c 1997): Steven Kristoph Nursery, Englishtown, NJ and Rare Find Nursery, Jackson, NJ. Fls 12/dome truss, funnel-shaped, 1.6" (40mm) long x 1.8" (45mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; pink with some yellow in bud, opening yellow at tips of lobes, and shading lighter to chartreuse in throat, with greenish spotting on dorsal lobes; outside golden yellow. Calyx very short, yellow. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, downcurved, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 3.5" (90mm) x 1.6" (40mm), semi-glossy, dark green. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in c 12 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -12°F (-24°C). Mid May.

'Zodiac':  Evergreen azalea. ('Shiryu-no-homare'* x HS81-17*). H, N, and REG (1997): R.C. Vines, Amelia Island, FL. Fls single, 4"-4.5" (100-115mm) wide, with wavy-edged, imbricated lobes; white, flushed green, with moderate red to coral pink sanding; occasional white selfs. Hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Late May.

* The following unregistered names appear as parents in the above descriptions:
'Achievement' (as an evergreen azalea): unknown (name unacceptable)
'Anytime': Evergreen azalea, parentage unknown
'Carla': NC State U/LA State U; ('Anytime'* x 'Amagasa')
'Carror': NC State U/LA State U; ('Anytime'* x 'Morning Glow')
'Crimson Queen' (as an evergreen azalea): R.C. Vines hybrid, parentage unknown (name unacceptable)
'Dorothy Clark': J. Harris hybrid, ('Grace Freeman No. 2' x 'Amagasa')
'Easter Parade': Bristow/Mossholder hybrid, parentage unknown
'Flat Frank': F. Furman, keiskei cross
'Fourth of July': Selection from oldhamii
'Gloria Kessel': Evergreen azalea, parentage unknown
Hardgrove's Deepest Yellow': D. Hardgrove hybrid, parentage unknown
HS79-10: R.C. Vines hybrid, unnamed
HS81-11: R.C. Vines hybrid, unnamed
HS81-17: R.C. Vines hybrid, unnamed, ('Getsutoku' x unknown)
'Kamino-yama-kirin': Satsuki azalea, parentage unknown
'Kotobuki-hime': Satsuki hybrid, ('Shinsen' x 'Kotobuki')
'Pink Cascade': J. Harris hybrid; (nakaharae x 'Bunka')
'Satellite': Hybridizer unknown, (Double pink florists' azalea x 'Treasure')
'Shiryu-no-homare': Evergreen azalea, parentage unknown
'Ungetsu-no-hikari': Satsuki azalea, parentage unknown

NOTES:
** Average annual minimum temperature for USDA Zone 8 is 10°F (-12°C) to 20°F (-7°C)
'Cream Perfection': cf. JARS, 52:1, (1998), Register of Plant Names. This is probably a later synonym for 'Mizu-no-yamabuki' (at least as grown in the USA).


Volume 52, Number 4
Fall 1998

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