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Volume 53, Number 1
Winter 1999

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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 15, 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).
        Parents of a plant are reported in the conventional order: (seed parent x pollen parent). Abbreviations are used where appropriate: H = hybridized by, C = 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 (0.2") increments for dimensions greater than 25mm (1").

'Abbey Grange':  Elepidote. ('Catalode' x 'Francesca'). H (1984), G, N (1998), and REG (1998): Richard H Gustafson, Lawrenceville, NJ. Fls 14/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, 6-lobed; yellowish white (156D) with a strong purplish red (67A to 60C) edging 0.25"-0.35" (6-9mm) wide, and with moderate yellow green (139C) stippling on dorsal lobe. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, flat, 7.5"-9" (190-225mm) x 3" (75mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A), hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 6.8' (2.1m) wide in 14 years, intermediate growth habit. Early May.

'Amocat':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Hallelujah'). H (1988) and G (1990): Fred Minch; N (1992) and REG (1998): Fred and Jean Minch, Puyallup, WA; I (c 1993): Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Fls 10/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; moderate purplish pink (65A) in bud, opening inside pale purplish pink (65D), unmarked; outside moderate purplish pink (65A). Truss 3" (75mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs held 5 years, ovate, oblique base, broadly acute apex, downcurved margins, 5" (125mm) x 2" (50mm), dull, dark green (136A), hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years, intermediate growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Midseason.

'April Joy':  Lepidote. [Unnamed double-flrd lavender (73-107) x ('Gable's Pioneer' x PJM Group)]. H (1978): Edmund V. and R. Wayne Mezitt; G (1981) and I (1985): Weston Nurseries; N and REG (1998): R. Wayne Mezitt; all Hopkinton, MA. Fls up to 5/flat truss, broadly funnel-shaped, fully double (no normal stamens), c 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 15 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish pink (68B). Truss 1" (25mm) high x 2.5" (65mm) wide. Lvs held 1 year, obovate, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 1.25" (30mm) x 0.6" (15mm), dull green, fragrant when crushed. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -20°F (-29°C); buds, -15F (-26C). Early April.

'Apritan':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (pre 1943): Charles O. Dexter, Sandwich, MA; G and N: unknown; REG (1998): Richard H Gustafson, Lawrenceville, NJ. Fls 10-11/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.75" (95mm) wide, with 7 flat-edged lobes; strong purplish pink (55B) in bud, opening pale yellow (161C-D) in center, edged light to pale purplish pink (55C-D); outside light purplish pink (55C); moderately scented. Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs narrowly elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, wavy margins, 5"-6" (125-150mm) x 1.75"-2" (45-50mm), dull, moderate yellow green (146B), hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 4.2' (1.3m) wide in c 14 years, intermediate growth habit. Mid June.

'Balta':  Lepidote. (white-flrd minus Carolinianum Group x PJM Group). H (1958): Edmund V. Mezitt; G (c 1962) and I (1978): Weston Nurseries; N: Edmund V. and R. Wayne Mezitt; REG (1998): R. Wayne Mezitt; all Hopkinton, MA. Fls c 9/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, c 1.25" (30mm) long x 1.75" (45mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; pink in bud, opening yellowish white (155B) to very pale purple (76D), and changing to white. Calyx very small (c 1.5mm long), tan. Truss 3" (75mm) high x 2" (50mm) wide. Lvs held 1 year, elliptic, cuneate base, acute apex, downcurved margins, 1.5" (40mm) x 0.8" (20mm), semi-glossy, dark green, with scales below. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F (-29°C). Early May. (Syn: 'PJM White No. 1')

'Champagne':  Synonym of 'Dexter's Champagne'.

'Chinta':  Elepidote. ('Hotei' x 'Van Nes Sensation'). H (1990): Morna Stockman; G (1997), N (1998), and REG (1998): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 10/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; vivid red and deep yellowish pink (46C-D) blending to light orange yellow (22B) in bud, opening near white tinged very pale pink, with brilliant yellow (13C) center; outside flushed with (13C). Calyx very small (c 1.5mm long), green. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, rounded base, acute apex, slightly wavy margins, 4.5" (115mm) x 1.75" (45mm), semi-glossy, dark green, hairless. Shrub 3.25' (1.0m) tall x 3.25' (1.0m) wide in 8 years, dense, rounded growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Mid April.

'Commonwealth':  Elepidote. ('Henry's Red', open pollinated). S, N, and REG (1998): R. Wayne Mezitt; G (1979) and I (1998): Weston Nurseries; both Hopkinton, MA. Fls 18/tall dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, c 2.1" (55mm) long x 3" (75 mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; deep red (60A). Calyx very small (c 1.5mm long), red/pink. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 2-3 years, elliptic, cuneate base, acute apex, wavy and downcurved margins, 5" (125mm) x 2" (50mm), glossy green, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 7 years, open growth habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F (-29°C). Late May.

'Desmit':  Lepidote. (Laetevirens Group x minus Carolinianum Group). H (pre 1960): Robert L. Ticknor, Canby, OR; G (c 1960) and I (1989): Weston Nurseries; N: Edmund V. Mezitt; REG (1998): R. Wayne Mezitt; all Hopkinton, MA. Fls 9/ball truss, funnel-shaped, c 1" (25mm) long x 1.2" (30mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; moderate purplish pink (74D). Calyx very small (c 1.5mm long), green. Truss 1.75" (45mm) high x 2" (50mm) wide. Lvs held 1 year, elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, downcurved margins, 1.25" (30mm) x 0.6" (15mm), dull green, with scales above and below and on petiole. Shrub 1' (0.3m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -20°F (-29C); buds, -10F (-23°C). Mid May. (Syn: 'Waltham No. 10')

'Dexter's Champagne':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (pre 1943): Charles O. Dexter, Sandwich, MA; G (pre 1949): New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY; N ('Champagne', c 1955): Paul Vossberg, Westbury, NY; I (1958): Westbury Rose Co., Westbury, NY; REG (1998): G. David Lewis, Colts Neck, NJ. Fls 14/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; light yellowish pink (38C) in bud, opening pale yellowish pink (36D) at margins, and changing to pale yellow (20D) at center, with slight double flare of strong yellow green (144A) in dorsal throat; outside light yellowish pink (36C). Calyx very small (c 1.5mm long), light yellow green (145C). Truss 7" (175mm) high x 7.5" (190mm) wide. Lvs held 1.5 years, elliptic, flat, cuneate base, obtuse apex, 5" (125mm) x 2" (50mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (146A), hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 7' (2.1m) wide in 15 years, intermediate growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -10°F (-23°C). Early May. (Syn: 'Champagne'; codes: NY No. 2, NYBG No. A)

'Doreen Gale':  Elepidote. ('Point Defiance' x 'Trude Webster'). H (1986): Dennis Sanders; N and REG (1998): Merle Sanders; G (1992) and I: Sanders Nursery; all Roseburg, OR. Fls 14/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3.25" (80mm) long x 5.5" (140mm) wide, of heavy texture, with 5 flat-edged lobes; very pale purple (69C) center, edged vivid purplish red (57C), with vivid purplish red (57B) dorsal freckling; outside (57C). Truss 7.5" (190mm) high x 8.5" (215mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, oblique base, broadly acute apex, 7.5" (190mm) x 3.25" (80mm), glossy, dark green, hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 6' (1.8m) wide in 11 years. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C); buds, 5°F(-15°C). Early May.

'Elaine Pagel Paden':  Elepidote. (smirnowii x yakushimanum). H (c 1988): Stanley Hall, Junction City, OR; G (1992), N, and REG (1998): Donald W. Paden, Urbana, IL. Fls 15/dome truss, funnel-shaped, 2.2" (55mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; strong purplish red (67A) in bud, opening (67A) and gradually fading to pink and white with a yellow blotch; lightly scented. Calyx 0.4" (10mm) long, green fading to brown. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 6"(150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly elliptic, cuneate base, acute apex, downcurved margins, 5" (125mm) x 1.5" (40mm), dull green; with felted hairs below, yellowish white (196D) at first, becoming moderate orange yellow (165C). Shrub 3.5' (1.1m) tall x 5.5' (1.7m) wide in 10 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -25°F (-32C); buds, -10F (-23°C). May.

'Frederick Prigger':  Elepidote. ('Mary Belle' x 'Mars'). H (1984), G (1995), N, and REG (1998): Joseph F. Minahan, Camp Hill, PA. Fls18/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; strong red (53C) in bud, opening vivid purplish red, (57D) inside and (57C) outside; unmarked. Truss 6.5" (165mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, oblong, rounded base, broadly acute apex, upcurved and wavy margins, 7" (175mm) x 2.5" (65mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A), hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 13 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -33°F (-36°C); buds, -20°F (-29C). Early-mid May. (Best in Show, 1997, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, ARS)

'Frosted Opal':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (c 1960): Jack Cowles, Stow, MA; G (pre 1970): Heritage Plantation, Sandwich, MA; N: Richard H. Gustafson, Lawrenceville, NJ; REG (1998): Sandwich Club, c/o R.H. Gustafson. Fls 11/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.25" (55mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 5 frilly-edged lobes; deep to strong purplish pink (67C-D) in bud, opening inside light yellow (11B), edged pale purplish pink (62D); outside pale purplish pink (65C). Truss 4.8" (120mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute to obtuse apex, 5.5"-6.5" (140-165mm) x 2"-2.75" (50-70mm), dull, moderate olive green (137B), hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 6.3' (1.9m) wide in 10 years, intermediate growth habit. Late May. (Syn: 'Parking Lot'; Code: HP 279-72)

'George's Ring':  Elepidote. ('George's Delight' x 'Ring of Fire'). H (1989), N, and REG (1998): Merle Sanders, Roseburg, OR; G (1995) and I (1999): Sanders Nursery. Fls 10/lax truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 6 flat-edged lobes; light yellow (11B) with a 0.4" (10mm) wide border of vivid purplish red (57C). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, oblique base, broadly acute apex, 5.25" (130mm) x 2" (50mm), glossy, dark green, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3.5' (1.1m) wide in 8 years, open growth habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18C); buds, 5°F (-15C). Mid May.

'Gilbert Myers':  Elepidote. ('Blue Peter', open pollinated). G (1986) and S: Gilbert Myers; N (1998) and REG (1998): Helen Myers, Westminster, MD. Fls 11/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, c 2.4" (60mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 6 wavy and frilly-edged lobes; light purple (81C) in bud, opening white with distinct (81C) margins inside and out, and with a yellowish green dorsal blotch. Calyx very small (c 1.5mm long), white. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 4.5" (115mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 7" (175mm) x 2" (50mm), semi-glossy, dark green, hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 14 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -10°F (-23°C). Midseason.

'Golden Maya':  Elepidote. ('Apricot Fantasy' x 'Lemon Marmalade'*). H (1991): Clint Smith, Sumner, WA; G (1997), N (1998), and REG (1998): Stuart Imrie, Bonney Lake, WA; I: Lake Tapps Nursery, Bonney Lake, WA. Fls 17/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5-lobed; vivid yellow (13A) in bud, opening inside brilliant yellow (11A), unmarked; outside light yellow (10B). Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly oblong, flat, oblique base, obtuse apex, 6.5" (165mm) x 2.25" (55mm), glossy, moderate olive green (137A), hairless. Shrub 4.5' (1.4m)tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 7 years, intermediate growth habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C); buds, 10°F (-12C). Late May.

'Golden Spirit':  Elepidote. ('Delp's Stardust'* x 'Si Si'). H (1987): Weldon Delp, Harrisville, PA; G (1997), N (1998), and REG (1998): Richard H. Gustafson, Lawrenceville, NJ. Fls 12-14/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.1" (55mm) long x 3.6" (90mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; light greenish yellow (8B) in bud, opening pale greenish yellow (10D), shading to vivid yellow (17C) in throat. Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, oblique base, broadly acute apex, 4.75" (120mm) x 1.75" (45mm), dull, moderate olive green (137A), hairless. Shrub 3.8' (1.2m) tall x 3.3' (1.0m) wide in 10 years, intermediate growth habit. Late April-early May. (ARS Seed Exchange 88-1335)

'Gorgeous George':  Elepidote. ('Point Defiance' x 'Trude Webster'). H (1986): Dennis Sanders; N and REG (1998): Merle Sanders; G (1991) and I (1997): Sanders Nursery; all Roseburg, OR. Fls 18/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; very pale purple (69C) with vivid purplish red (57C) margins and vivid red (57A) dorsal spotting; outside (57C). Truss 7" (175mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, oblique base, acute apex, 7" (175mm) x 3" (75mm), glossy, dark green, hairless. Shrub 7' (2.1m) tall x 7' (2.1m) wide in 11 years. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C); buds, 5°F (-15°C). Early May.

'Gwen Morgan':  Elepidote. ('Anna' x 'Ruby Bowman'). H (1985), G (1993), N (1998), and REG (1998): Edwin T. Anderson, Longview, WA. Fls 12/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.25"-2.5" (55-65mm) long x 4"-4.75" (100-120mm) wide, with (6-)7 frilly-edged lobes; deep purplish red (61A) in bud, opening inside (61A) and fading to strong purplish red (61B) and deep red (60A) with prominent dark red (59A) dorsal blotch and small basal marking; outside streaked with strong and vivid purplish red (61B-C); lightly scented. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, rounded base, broadly acute apex, upcurved margins, 5.5"-7.5" (140-190mm) x 2"-2.5" (50-65mm), dull, moderate olive green (137A), hairless. Shrub 7' (2.1m) tall x 6' (1.8m) wide in 13 years, open growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Mid May.

'Harold Stockman':  Elepidote. ('Kubla Khan' x 'Spanish Lady'). H (1988) and N (1997): Morna Stockman; G (1996) and REG (1998): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 5-9/dome truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, 2.25" (55mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 frilly-edged lobes; strong red (51A) in bud, opening (51A) throughout, with five small dark marks at base and sparse dark red dorsal spotting. Calyx saucer-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long, colored as corolla. Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs oblong, oblique base, broadly acute apex, wavy margins, 4.5" (115mm) x 1.75" (45mm), dull, dark green, hairless; new growth reddish. Shrub 3.25' (1.0m) tall x 3.25' (1.0m) wide in 10 years, dense, rounded growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Mid April.

'Heather Young':  Elepidote. ('Vicki Reine' x 'Van Nes Sensation'). H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1996), N (1998), and REG (1998): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 7-9/truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 6 frilly-edged lobes and some partially petaloid stamens; nearly white, flushed with moderate, light, and pale purplish pink (65A-D), darker at margins, and with sparse, dark pink dorsal spotting; stigma lime green. Calyx 0.25" (6mm) long, lobes reflexed, strong red (51A). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs oblong, oblique base, broadly acute apex, wavy margins, 3.75" (95mm) x 1.75" (45mm), dull, dark green, hairless. Shrub 3.25' (1.0m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 9 years, intermediate growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Early May.

'Hillside Orange':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (1988), N, and REG (1998): Merle Sanders, Roseburg, OR; G (1995) and I: Sanders Nursery. Fls 14/lax truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.75" (70mm) long x 3.25" (80mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; strong red (41B) at edge, shading with age to strong yellowish pink (37B) center, with a small vivid red (45A) dorsal flare; nectaries vivid reddish orange (42A). Calyx 0.6" (15mm) long, vivid reddish orange (44B). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 5.25" (130mm) x 2" (50mm), glossy, dark green, hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 9 years, open growth habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C); buds, 5F (-15°C). Mid June.

'Jessica Marie':  Elepidote. ('Mars' x 'Prelude'). H (1984), G (1994), N, and REG (1998): Joseph F. Minahan, Camp Hill, PA. Fls 15-18/conical truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.75" (70mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; strong red (45D) in bud, opening inside pale yellowish pink (27D) with strong pink (48D) veins, and flushed (48D) at sinuses, shading to pale yellow (11C) in center, with a strong yellow (153D) blotch at base of dorsal lobe; outside (45D) fading to (27D) veined with (45D). Truss 7" (175mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly oblong, rounded base, broadly acute apex, upcurved and wavy margins, 6" (150mm) x 2" (50mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (146A), hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 14 years, intermediate growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -33°F (-36°C); buds, -20°F (-29°C). Early-mid May. (Best New Hybrid, 1997, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, ARS)

'Justa Pink':  Elepidote. ('Mrs. A.T. de la Mare' x 'Trude Webster'). H (1986): Dennis Sanders; N and REG (1998): Merle Sanders; G (1991) and I (1995): Sanders Nursery; all Roseburg, OR. Fls20/conical truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; very pale purple (69D) edged very pale purple (69B), with sparse dorsal spotting of strong reddish purple (70B); lightly scented. Truss 9" (225mm) high x 8" (200mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, narrowly elliptic, flat, oblique base, broadly acute apex, 7.25" (180mm) x 2.25" (55mm), glossy, dark green, hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 7' (2.1m) wide in 11 years. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18C); buds, 5°F (-15°C). Late April.

'Kara Tsuki Hana':7NBSP; Elepidote. ('Vicki Reine' x 'Van Nes Sensation'). H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1997), N (1998), and REG (1998): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 11-14/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4.5" (115mm) wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; light purple (75A-B) at margins, shading paler inside, with deep red (53C) speckled flare in dorsal throat; outside vivid to light reddish purple (74B-C). Calyx 0.1" (3mm) long, yellowish green. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs lanceolate, rounded base, acute apex, slightly wavy margins, 6.25" (155mm) x 2.5" (65mm), glossy, dark green, hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 9 years, intermediate growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Mid May.

'Kelly Jester':  Elepidote. ('Jalisco Janet' x 'Crest'). H (1972): P.G. Valder, Sydney, Australia; G (1974), N, and REG (1998): Edwin T. Anderson, Longview, WA. Fls 7-8/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.25"-4" (80-100mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; deep yellowish pink (47C) in bud, opening with streaks of (47C), light yellowish pink (29C), light yellow green (2C) and light greenish yellow (1C) throughout, becoming light orange yellow (24C) and pale orange yellow (23D) with (1C) deep in throat. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 1 year, oblong, rounded base, obtuse apex, downcurved margins, 3.5"-5" (90-125mm) x 1.4"-1.75" (35-45mm), dull, moderate olive green (137A), hairless. Shrub 8' (2.5m) tall x 7.5' (2.3m) wide in 14 years, intermediate growth habit. Plant hardy to at least 7°F (-14°C). Early May. (ARS Seed Exchange 73-436)

'Knuksie':  Elepidote. ('Vicki Reine' x 'Van Nes Sensation'). H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1997), N (1998), and REG (1998): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 10-12/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes and an occasional partially petaloid stamen; strong red (53D) in bud, opening inside very pale purple (75D) with broad margins of light to very light purple (75B-C); outside light to very light purple (75A-C). Calyx 0.1" (3mm) long, green. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held c 2 years, lanceolate, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 4" (100mm) x 1.4" (35mm), glossy, dark green, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3.25' (1.0m) wide in 9 years, intermediate growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Late April.

'Lavender Frost':  Lepidote. ('Laurie' x white-flrd dauricum). H (1977): Edmund V. Mezitt; G (c 1981) and I (1992): Weston Nurseries; N and REG (1998): R. Wayne Mezitt; all Hopkinton, MA. Fls c 4/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, fully double (no normal stamens), c 1" (25mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide, with 15 wavy-edged lobes; very pale purple (75D) to almost white, with light purple (75A) margins; flushed pale greenish yellow (2D) when opening. Calyx very small (c 1.5mm long), green. Truss 1" (25mm) high x 2.5" (65mm) wide. Lvs held 1 year, elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, upcurved margins, 1.75" (45mm) x 0.8" (20mm), glossy green, with scales above and on petiole. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 7 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -20°F (-29°C); buds, -15°F (-26C). Late April.

'Lies Weesjes':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Belvedere'). H (1968): Hjalmar Larson, Tacoma, WA; G (c 1978) and REG (1998): Evelyn and Nick Weesjes, Sidney, B.C.; N (1998): Nick Weesjes. Fls 13-15/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 1.75" (45mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (63B) in bud, opening strong purplish pink (63C) throughout, and fading to pale purplish pink (55D) inside, with faint yellowish green spotting on dorsal lobe. Calyx 1" (25mm) long, reflexed, pale purplish pink (55D). Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 4" (100mm) x 1.5" (40mm), dull, mid green; at first with silvery gray hairs on both surfaces, then pale yellow (162D) hairs on underside only. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 7' (2.1m) wide in 20 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least 15°F (-9°C). Early May.

'Little Olga':  Lepidote. (Natural sport from [minus, compact form x pink-flrd dauricum Sempervirens Group]). S (1984): Edmund V. Mezitt; G, and I (c 1990): Weston Nurseries; N: Edmund V. and R. Wayne Mezitt; REG (1998): R. Wayne Mezitt; all Hopkinton, MA. Fls 9/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, c 1.25" (30mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; moderate purplish pink (74D). Calyx very small (c 1.5mm long), tan. Truss 2" (50mm) high x 3.5" (90mm) wide. Lvs held 1 year, elliptic, cuneate base, acute apex, downcurved margins, 2" (50mm) x 1" (25mm), glossy green, with scales below. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 7 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F (-29C). Early May.

'Little Sara':  Elepidote. ('Apricot Glow' x aureum). H (1984), G (1993), N, and REG (1998): A. Richard Brooks, Concord, MA. Fls 10/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.1" (30mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; brilliant greenish yellow (2B) in bud, opening light yellow green (2C) throughout, with faint feathering of strong greenish yellow (151C) halfway up dorsal and two adjacent lobes. Calyx very short (c 3mm long), dark greenish yellow (152C). Truss 2.5" (65mm) high x 3.5" (90mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex with small mucro, 1.5"-2.25" (40-55mm) x 0.5"-0.75" (13-19mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137A-B); with thin, buff hairs in scattered patches at first, visible only with hand lens. Shrub 1' (0.3 m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 14 years, very dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -16°F (-27C); buds, -7°F (-22C). Early May.

'Mary Kittel':  Elepidote. ('Nor'easter' x 'Mrs. P. den Ouden'). H (1963) and N (1974): Edmund V. Mezitt; G and I (1974): Weston Nurseries; REG (1998): R. Wayne Mezitt; all Hopkinton, MA. Fls 15/flat ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, c 1.8" (45mm) long x 2.25" (55mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (66C). Calyx very small (c 1.5mm long), green. Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2+ years, ovate, cuneate base, acute apex, downcurved margins, 4" (100mm) x 2" (50mm), dull green, hairless. Shrub 1.5' (0.45m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 7 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20°F (-29C). Mid May.

'Meggie Meg':  Elepidote. ('Hotei' x 'Morna Belle'). H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1997), N (1998), and REG (1998): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 13-15/dome truss, openly campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; deep yellowish pink (47C) in bud, opening very pale pink mottled inside and flushed outside with deep pink (51C), with a pale greenish yellow (2D)center, and prominent dorsal flares of strong red (50A) spots; corolla fades to nearly white with (2D) center and (50A) flares. Calyx lobes 0.2"-0.5" (5-13mm) long (dorsal longest), pale yellow with c 1-2mm green starry marking at base. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held c 2 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 4.8" (120mm) x 2.4" (60mm), glossy, dark green, hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 9 years, dense, rounded growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12C). Early May.

'Melrose Flash':  Elepidote. ('Scintillation' x "Lem's 4A Newcomb"*). H (1988), N, and REG (1998): Merle Sanders, Roseburg, OR; G (1995) and I: Sanders Nursery. Fls 15/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, without stamens, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2.75" (70mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; pale yellow green (157B) with moderate purplish pink (65A) margins, c 0.4" (10mm) wide, and with sparse spotting of pale greenish yellow (160C) on dorsal lobe; lightly scented. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, narrowly obovate, flat, oblique base, broadly acute apex, 4.5" (115mm) x 2.25" (55mm), glossy, dark green, hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 9 years. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C); buds, 5°F (-15C). Early June.

'Melrose Queen': Elepidote. ('Scintillation' x calophytum). H (1984): Jack Ayers, Oakton, VA; G (1994), N, and REG (1998): Merle Sanders, Roseburg, OR; I (1997): Sanders Nursery. Fls 15/ dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4.25" (105mm) wide, with 7 flat-edged lobes; very pale purple (69A) at edge, shading to very pale purple (69D) center, with dense dorsal spotting of vivid purplish red (57B); lightly scented. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 7.5" (190mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, oblique base, broadly acute apex, 6.5" (165mm) x 2.75" (70mm), glossy, dark green, hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 9' (2.7m) wide in 12 years, open growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Early May. (ARS Seed Exchange 85-1358; Best New American Hybrid, Eugene Chapter, ARS (Early Show, c 1996))

'Misty Glow':  Elepidote. ('Faggetter's Favourite' x 'Peach Surprise'*). H (1984), N, and REG (1998): Merle Sanders, Roseburg, OR; G (1989) and I: Sanders Nursery. Fls 12/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3.25" (80mm) long x 4.4" (110mm) wide, with 6 flat-edged lobes; moderate purplish pink (62B) at margins, shading to light purplish pink (62C) center, with sparse, strong brown (172A) freckles in throat; moderately scented. Truss 8" (200mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly elliptic, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 7.5" (190mm) x 2.5" (65mm), glossy, dark green, hairless. Shrub 7.5' (2.3m) tall x 10' (3.1m) wide in 13 years, open growth habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C); buds, 5°F (-15C). Early April.

'Mrs Murples Purple':  Elepidote. ('Purple Splendour' x 'Whitney Purple'). H (1986), N, and REG (1998): Merle Sanders, Roseburg, OR; G (1991) and I (1995): Sanders Nursery. Fls 15/conical truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.25" (80mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; vivid purple (81B) with conspicuous, spotted, dorsal blotch which is strong yellow green (145A) in shade, becoming reddish in sun; lightly scented. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, ovate, flat, oblique base, broadly acute apex, 4.5" (115mm) x 2" (50mm), glossy, dark green, hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 11 years. Plant hardy to at least 0°F(-18°C); buds, 5°F (-15C). Mid May.

'Naughty Pink':  Elepidote. ('Vulcan's Flame' x 'Kimberly'). H (1990): Marilyn J. Whitman; G (1997), N and REG (1998): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 7-9/lax truss, funnel-shaped, 2.9" (75mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; strong purplish red (63A) in bud, opening inside strong purplish red (63B) deepening to strong purplish red (63A) in throat, unmarked; outside (63B) with (63A) midribs. Lvs elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 3.75" (95mm) x 1.5" (40mm), near dark yellowish green (139A). Shrub 1' (0.3m) tall x 1.5' (0.45m) wide in 8 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C). Mid April.

'Orange Schnapps':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (1988) and G (1990): Fred Minch; N (1992) and REG (1998): Fred and Jean Minch, Puyallup, WA. Fls 15/conical truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; vivid reddish orange (32A) in bud, opening inside brilliant yellow (20A) with deep orange markings in throat; outside vivid reddish orange (32A). Calyx 2" (50mm) long, vivid reddish orange (32A). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 3" (75mm) wide. Lvs broadly elliptic, rounded base, obtuse apex, wavy margins, bullate, 2.5" (65mm) x 1.5" (40mm), semi-glossy, dark yellowish green (136B), hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 6 years, intermediate growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Midseason.

'Pao-Pao':  Elepidote. ('Lem's Cameo' x 'Kimbeth'). H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1996), N (1998), and REG (1998): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 7-9/lax truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; vivid red (44A) in bud, opening near strong reddish purple (72C) inside and out, somewhat lighter in center of lobes and throat, with very dark red, small star-shaped marking in base, and very sparse dark red dorsal spotting. Calyx lobes reflexed, 0.25"-1.5" (5-40mm) long; red throat, creamy white center, scattered red speckles, and light pink edge. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs narrowly elliptic, flat, rounded base, obtuse apex, 5" (125mm) x 1.75" (45mm), semi-glossy, mid green, hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 9 years, intermediate growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Mid April.

'Parking Lot':  Synonym of 'Frosted Opal'.

'Peach Petticoat':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (c 1960): Jack Cowles, Stow, MA; G (pre 1970): Heritage Plantation, Sandwich, MA; N: Richard H. Gustafson, Lawrenceville, NJ; REG (1998): Sandwich Club, c/o R.H. Gustafson. Fls 11/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.1" (55mm) long x 3.6" (90mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; deep to strong purplish pink (67C-D) in bud, opening inside light yellow (11B) with light purplish pink (62C) margins and a red dorsal flare, 0.4"-0.8" (10-20mm) long; outside moderate, light, and pale purplish pink (65A-C); green stigma. Truss 4.8" (120mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, flat, rounded base, broadly acute to obtuse apex, 4" (100mm) x 1.6" (40mm), dull, moderate olive green (137A-B), hairless. Shrub 3.5' (1.1m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 10 years, intermediate to dense growth habit. Mid May. (Code: HP152-70)

'Peridot':  Elepidote. ('Hotei' x 'Dianta'). H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1997), N (1997), and REG (1998): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 16-18/ball truss, funnel-campanulate, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; brilliant yellow (11A) in bud, opening brilliant yellow (7A) throughout, with a strong yellow green (144A) throat. Calyx saucer-shaped, lobes 0.4"-0.8" (10-20mm) long, colored as corolla, eventually fading paler. Calyx and pistil remain on shrub after other flower parts drop off. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 3.5" (90mm) x 1.5" (40mm), glossy, mid green, hairless. Shrub 1.6' (0.5m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 9 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12C). Early May.

'Pink Star Shell':  Elepidote. (pseudochrysanthum, Ben Nelson form x 'The Honourable Jean Marie de Montague'). H (1993): Marilyn J. Whitman; G (1998), N (1998), and REG (1998): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 9/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.1" (55mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; vivid purplish red (66A) in bud, opening deep purplish pink (66C) throughout, and fading to pale purplish pink (62D) at center with light purplish pink (62C) edges; moderate purplish red (64A) spotting on three dorsal lobes. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 5" (125mm) x 1.75" (45mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A). Shrub 1.5' (0.45m) tall x 1.7' (0.5m) wide in 5 years. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26C); buds, -10°F (-23C). Mid April.

'PJM White No. 1':  Synonym of 'Balta'.

'Pochi':  Evergreen azalea. (Sport from 'Mitsuki'). S (1997), N (1997), I (1998), and REG (1998): Higashi Nursery, Sumner, WA. Fls single, 2/truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 0.8" (20mm) wide, 5-lobed; light pink in bud, opening light pink throughout, with dark pink dorsal blotch. Calyx 0.25" (6mm) long, light green. Lvs elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 1.5" (40mm) x 0.7" (17mm), dull green with light green hairs. Shrub estimated to be c 1' (0.3m) tall x 1' (0.3mm) wide in 5 years, dense growth habit. Mid April.

'Red Peach':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H: unknown; I (c 1980): Laurelwood Gardens, Wayne, NJ; REG (1998): Richard H. Gustafson, Lawrenceville, NJ. Fls 9-10/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.25"-3.75" (80-95mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes, very lightly scented; strong red (51A) in bud, opening inside light yellowish pink (19B) to strong orange (26B) with deep purplish pink (54B to 55A) margins; outside deep purplish pink (55A); stigma strong yellow green (145A); style light yellow green (145C). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic to slightly obovate, 5.25"-6.5" (130-165mm) x 2"-2.5" (50-65mm), dull, moderate olive green (137A), hairless. Shrub 4.2' (1.3m) tall x 6' (1.8m) wide in c 15 years with pruning, intermediate growth habit. Late May.

'Retta's Pink Delight':  Elepidote. ('Ogaretta' x 'Nestucca'). H (1992): Robert L. Means, Winston-Salem, NC; G (1996), N (1998), I (through Yadkin Valley Nursery), and REG (1998): Rob Means, Yadkinville NC. Fls 15/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, lightly scented; moderate purplish pink (68C) in bud, opening inside very pale purple(69C) with prominent, strong red (46A) blotch in throat; outside very light purple (75C). Calyx insignificant. Truss 3.75" (95mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly elliptic, cuneate base, acute apex with slight twist, downcurved margins, 5.5" (140mm) x 1.75" (45mm), dull, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 6 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -5°F (-21C). Early May.

'Roxanne Hardgrove':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H, G, N (pre 1964): Donald L. Hardgrove, Merrick, NY; REG (1998): G. David Lewis, Colts Neck, NJ. Fls 8/lax truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.25" (55mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong red (51A) in bud, opening inside pale yellow (11D) with (51A) flares on dorsal and adjacent petals; outside (11D), tinged at first with (51A). Calyx very small (c 2mm long), strong red (51A). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 1.5 years, narrowly elliptic, flat, slightly cordate base, obtuse apex, 3.5" (90mm) x 1.25" (30mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137A), hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 6' (1.8m) wide in 20 years, intermediate growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -10F (-23C); buds, -5°F (-21°C). Early May.

'Ruth Marthine':  Elepidote.[(yakushimanum x 'Earl of Athlone') x Medusa Group]. H (1983), G (1994), N, and REG (1998): Edwin T. Anderson, Longview, WA. Fls 16/dome truss, open campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 2.75"-3.25" (70-80mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; dark red (59A) in bud, opening deep purplish red (59B) throughout, and fading slightly to moderate purplish red (59C); with a black, spotted blotch on dorsal lobe; scented. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, downcurved and flat to slightly wavy margins, to 6" (150mm) x 2.4" (60mm), dull, moderate olive green (137A), hairless. Shrub 5.5' (1.7m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 15 years, intermediate growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Early May.

'Sanaye':  Evergreen azalea. (Parentage unknown). H (1993), G (c 1995), N, I, and REG (1998): Higashi Nursery, Sumner, WA. Fls hose-in-hose, 2/truss, funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 5-6 lobes; purple with dark purple blotch. Calyx 1.4" (35mm) long, colored as corolla. Lvs elliptic, flat, rounded base, obtuse apex, 1.5" (40mm) x 0.75" (19mm), semi-glossy, green with light green hairs. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9mm) wide in 5 years, dense growth habit. Mid April.

'Sidestep':  Lepidote. (Selected 'Waltham' hybrid, open pollinated). S (c 1983): Edmund V. Mezitt; G, and I (1989): Weston Nurseries; N, and REG (1998): R. Wayne Mezitt; all Hopkinton, MA. Fls 10/flat ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, c 1" (25mm) long x 1.25" (30mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; pale greenish yellow (1D) in bud, opening yellowish white (155D) flushed with very pale yellow at first, then with pale purplish pink (62D). Calyx very small (c 1.5mm long), green. Truss 1.5" (40mm) high x 2" (50mm) wide. Lvs held 1 year, elliptic, cuneate base, acute apex, downcurved margins, 2" (50mm) x 0.8" (20mm), glossy green turning bronze in winter, with scales on both surfaces and on petiole. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 7 years, dense growth habit. Plant hardy to at least -10F (-23°C); buds, -5°F (-21°C). Early May.

'Singular Surprise':  Elepidote. ('Pineapple Delight' x 'Purple Lace'). H (1988): Jim Hobbs, Bothell, WA; G (1992): John Winberg, Fall City, WA; N (1998) and REG (1998): Stuart lmrie, Bonney Lake, WA; I: Lake Tapps Nursery, Bonney Lake, WA. Fls 12/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 frilly-edged lobes; strong reddish purple (72B) in bud, opening inside moderate purplish red (70A) with a deep purple (79C) spotted flare in dorsal throat; outside deep purplish red (71A). Calyx 0.75" (20mm) long, colored as corolla. Truss 4"(100mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs oblong, flat, oblique base, broadly acute apex, 5.5" (140mm) x 2" (50mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137B), hairless. Shrub 4.5' (1.4m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years, intermediate growth habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C); buds, 10°F (-12C). Late May.

'Sissy Pants':  Elepidote. [yakushimanum, Exbury form x 'Rocket' (Shammarello)]. H (1991): Marilyn J. Whitman; G (1998), N (1998), and REG (1998): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 21/dome truss, funnel-shaped, 1.25" (30mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (54A) in bud, opening inside pale purplish pink (56B) with narrow, deep purplish pink (55A) edging, fading to pale purplish pink (56D) center, with a brilliant yellow (11A) blotch in the throat and with light yellow (18A) and strong orange yellow (22A) dorsal spotting; outside pale purplish pink (55D) with (55A) midribs. Truss 3" (75mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs oblong, rounded base, obtuse apex, downcurved margins, 6.5" (165mm) x 2.25" (55mm), dull, moderate olive green (137A). Shrub 1.5' (0.45m) tall x 1.5' (0.45m) wide in 7 years. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26C); buds, -10F (-23C). Mid April.

'Skookumchuck':  Elepidote. [(yakushimanum x 'Mars') x 'America']. H (c 1965): Hjalmar Larson, Tacoma, WA; G (c 1970): Fred Minch; N and REG (1998): Fred and Jean Minch, Puyallup, WA: I (c 1993): Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Fls 20/conical truss, funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; inside vivid red (45A) to almost white deep in throat, with sparse dark spots on dorsal lobe; outside vivid red (45A). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 5 years, narrowly elliptic, flat, rounded base, acute apex, 6" (150mm) x 2" (50mm), dull, dark yellowish green (136B), hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Midseason.

'Snu-Pei':  Elepidote. ('Hotei' x 'Morna Belle'). H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1996), N (1997), and REG (1998): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 8-16/lax truss, funnel-campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; color pattern variable, shades of light to pale yellow green (2C-4D) mottled with deep to moderate yellowish pink (39B-C) and light pink (39D), and with spotted flares of strong red (39A) on dorsal lobes. Calyx cup-shaped at first, opening to 4 lobes, some reflexed, the longest quite broad, 0.4"-1.25" (10-30mm) long, colored more or less as corolla. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs oblong, flat, rounded base, acuminate apex, 4" (100mm) x 1.5" (40mm), semi-glossy, dark green, hairless; new growth reddish. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 9 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12C). Mid May.

'Sterling Knight':  Elepidote. [('Mars' x catawbiense 'Clark's White') x yakushimanum]. H (1983): Robert L. Means, Winston-Salem, NC; G (1988), N (1998), I (through Yadkin Valley Nursery), and REG (1998): Rob Means, Yadkinville NC. Fls 17/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.25" (55mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes, scented; light purplish pink (63D) in bud, opening white with two spotted flares of brownish orange (166C) on dorsal lobe; outside pale purplish pink (62D). Calyx insignificant. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 5.75" (145mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, downcurved margins, 4" (100mm) x 1.5" (40mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above, with sparse dark greenish yellow (152D) hairs below. Shrub 3.5' (1.1m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 15 years, dense growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10°F (-23C). Late April.

'The Birthday Boys':  Elepidote. ('Anna' x 'Fran's Song'). H (1990), G (1998), N, and REG (1998): Frances E. Burns, Vida, OR. Fls 15/ball truss, funnel-campanulate, 2.75" (70mm) long x 4.25" (105mm) wide, with 5-6(-7) frilly-edged lobes; deep red (53A) in bud, opening inside strong red (53B) at margins and flushed deep purplish pink (56A) down center of lobes, with this area spotted moderate red (185B); throat marked with dark red (187A) blotch on 2 dorsal lobes, and a smaller, deep purplish red (59B) blotch on other lobes; outside moderate purplish red (58A), flushed vivid purplish red (57C) on mid lobes, darkening to moderate purplish red (59C) at base; lightly scented. Calyx irregular, 0.25"-0.5" (6-13mm) long, deep purplish red (59B) with dark red (187A-B) freckling inside. Truss 7" (175mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, oblong, slightly oblique base, broadly acute apex, upcurved and wavy margins, 6.25" (155mm) x 2.25" (55mm), dull, dark green (135A), hairless. Shrub 5.5' (1.7m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 8 years, intermediate growth habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Late May.

* The following unregistered names appear as parents in the above descriptions:
'Delp's Stardust':  W.E. Delp hybrid, ('Ronald Otto Delp' x 'Golden Star')
'Lemon Marmalade':  H. Larson cross, ('Mrs Lammot Copeland' x 'Mary Drennen')
"Lem's 4A Newcomb":  H. Lem hybrid, raised by L. & E. Newcomb; [('Mrs A.T. de la Mare' x 'King of Shrubs') x 'Holy Moses']
'Peach Surprise':  H. Greer, {[(Jalisco Group x Loderi Group) x decorum] x ('Dot' x 'Fawn')}

Correction:
'Gold Rush':  (published in Journal ARS, Vol. 51, No 1, Fall 1997); correct name is 'Delp's Gold Rush'.


Volume 53, Number 1
Winter 1999

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