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Volume 53, Number 3
Summer 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 May 1, 1999 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, 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 (0.2") increments for dimensions greater than 25mm (1").

'Arne Jensen':  Vireya. (loranthiflorum x 'Taylori'). H (pre 1985?) and G: Arne Jensen, Waldport, OR; N (1996) and REG (1999): Lucie Sorensen-Smith, Portland, OR; I (1996): The Bovees Nursery, Portland, OR. Fls 8-10/dome truss, funnel-campanulate, 1.75" (45mm) long x 1.75" (45mm) wide, with 5 wavy to frilly-edged lobes; deep, strong, and light purplish pink (55A-C) in bud, opening (55A-C) inside and out, unmarked, outside shading to white at base of tube; scented. Calyx minute, cream edged light red. Truss 3" (75mm) high x 4"-5" (100-125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, slightly downcurved margins, (2.25"-3") (55-75mm) x (1"-1.5") (25- 40mm); semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above, scales not apparent to the naked eye. Shrub 2.5'-3' (0.75-0.9m) high x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 10 years, intermediate plant habit. Plant and bud hardy to 30°F (-1°C). Blooms twice a year. (Code: Bovees No. 225)

'Bewildered':  Elepidote. ('Ginny Mae'* x [(smirnowii x yakushimanum) x aureum]). H (1984) and G (1987): Weldon E. Delp; N (1987): Virginia Delp; I (1999): Crystalaire Naturescapes; REG (1999): Joyce Harris; all Harrisville, PA. Fls 12/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.25"(55mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 6-7 flat-edged lobes; deep red (60A) in bud, opening strong purplish red (63B) and strong and light purplish pink (63C-D) with a white throat, white dorsal flare, and deep greenish yellow (153A) dorsal spots. Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 5.75" (145mm) wide. Lvs narrowly elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 5" (125mm) x 1.5" (40mm); dull, moderate yellowish green (138A) above, with brown, hairy indumentum below. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 5 years, dense habit. Bud hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C). Early June.

'Brunei Bay':  Vireya. (stenophyllum x leptanthum). H (pre 1980) and G: Arne Jensen, Waldport, OR; N (1996): Lucie Sorensen-Smith, Portland, OR; I (1996) and REG (1999): The Bovees Nursery, Portland, OR. Fls 3-4/lax truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 1.6" (40mm) long x 1.5" (38mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; strong pink (52D) in bud, opening strong pink (52D) throughout. Calyx minute, strong pink (52D). Truss 3.5" (90mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, lanceolate, cuneate base, acute apex, flat, 3" (75mm) x 0.5" (13mm); semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above, scaly. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) high x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 10 years, intermediate plant habit. Plant and bud hardy to 32°F (0°C). Bloom time variable. (Code: Bovees No. 227)

'Cecilia'  Synonym of 'Saint Cecilia'.

'Chambri Lake':  Vireya. (Parentage unknown, possibly a natural hybrid). G (c 1985): Unknown; N (1999) and REG (1999): Lucie Sorensen-Smith, Portland, OR; I (1999): The Bovees Nursery, Portland, OR. Fls 5-7/lax truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2.75" (70mm) long x 2.4" (60mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; lobes deep pink (52B-C) inside; outside lobes and upper tube moderate and light pink (49B-C), lower tube light yellowish pink (27A) and pale orange yellow (23D). Calyx minute, pale red. Truss c 3" (75mm) high x 6.75"(170mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, downcurved margins, 3.75" (95mm) x 2" (50mm); semi-glossy, moderate yellowish green (137D) above, with medium brown scales above and below; new growth fawn colored. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 8 years, intermediate plant habit. Plant hardy to 31°F (-1°C). Blooms several times a year. (Code: Bovees No. 248)

'Delp's Full Moon':  Elepidote. ('Catalode' x catawbiense 'Catalgla'). H (1975) and G: Weldon E. Delp; N: Virginia Delp; I (1999): Crystalaire Naturescapes; REG (1999): Joyce Harris; all Harrisville, PA. Fls 16/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2.8" (70mm) wide, with 5-6 slightly frilly-edged lobes; strong to light purplish pink (63C-D) in bud, opening white with a brilliant yellow green (154C) dorsal flare. Truss 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 5" (125mm) x 2" (50mm); semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 6' (1.8m) wide in 23 years, dense habit. Plant hardy to at least -35°F (-37°C); buds, -25°F (-32°C). Mid June. (Synonym: 'Full Moon')

'Delp's Sunsheen':  Elepidote. {Sweet Lulu' x [vernicosum aff. Rock 18139 x (Nereid Group x fortunei ssp. discolor)]}. H (1982) and G (1985): Weldon E. Delp; N (1985): Virginia Delp; I (1997): Crystalaire Naturescapes; REG (1999): Joyce Harris; all Harrisville, PA. Fls 12/lax dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 6 flat-edged lobes; strong and light orange (26B-C) in bud, opening light yellow (10B-C) and pale greenish yellow (10D) with strong reddish orange (31B) freckles. Truss 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 4.25" (105mm) x 2" (50mm); dull, moderate yellow green (146B) above, hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 5.5' (1.7m) wide in 16 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -25°F (-32°C); buds, -15°F (-26°C). Early June. (Synonym: 'Sunsheen')

'Dilly Dally':  Lepidote. (minus Carolinianum Group x mucronulatum, dwarf form). H (1993) and G (1995): Weldon E. Delp; N (1995): Virginia Delp; I (1999): Crystalaire Naturescapes; REG (1999): Joyce Harris; all Harrisville, PA. Fls 6/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.4" (35mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 5 frilly-edged lobes; deep and strong purplish pink (73A-B) in bud, opening inside light purplish pink (73C) and very pale purple (73D), edged deep and strong purplish pink (73A-B). Truss 3.1" (80mm) high x 3.1" (80mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 2" (50mm) x 0.8" (20mm); semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 5 years, intermediate habit. Bud hardy to at least -25°F (-32°C). Late May.

'Dipsy Doodle':  Elepidote. ['Delp's Red Max' x (aureum x maximum)]. H (1987) and G (1990): Weldon E. Delp; N (1990): Virginia Delp; I (1999): Crystalaire Naturescapes; REG (1999): Joyce Harris; all Harrisville, PA. Fls 18/conical truss, openly funnel-shaped, c 1.75" (45mm) long x 2.4" (60mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; combination of strong and vivid purplish red (67A-B), deep purplish pink (67C), and white in bud, opening white and very pale purple (69D), edged (67A-C), with dark greenish yellow (152D) dorsal spots. Truss 6.5" (165mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, cuneate base, acute apex, downcurved margins, 5.5" (140mm) x 2" (50mm); dull, moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -35°F (-37°C); buds, -25°F (-32°C). Early July.

'Doris Mossman':  Vireya. [(zoelleri x macgregoriae) x stenophyllum]. H (pre 1985): Frank Mossman, Vancouver, WA; G (1996) and N (1996): Richard Cavender, Sherwood, OR; I (1996) and REG (1999): The Bovees Nursery, Portland, OR. Fls 4-5/flat truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 1" (25mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; vivid reddish orange (33A) in bud, opening (33A) throughout, with inside fading to vivid reddish orange (33B) towards center; unmarked. Truss 1.5"-2" (40-50mm) high x 4"-4.5" (100-115mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, very narrowly oblong, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 2.75" (70mm) x 0.4" (10mm); glossy, dark yellowish green (139A) above. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) high x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 10 years, intermediate plant habit. Plant hardy to 31°F (-1°C). Blooms several times a year. (Code: Bovees No. 107)

'Flamingo Bay':  Vireya. {[(aurigeranum x 'Doctor Herman Sleumer') x leucogigas] x self}. H (pre 1980) and G: Arne Jensen, Waldport, OR; I (1996) and REG (1999): The Bovees Nursery, Portland, OR; N: Lucie Sorensen-Smith, Portland, OR. Fls 4-8/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped with elongated tube, 3" (75mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 6-7 wavy to frilly-edged lobes; inside tube moderate reddish orange (41C) to deep yellowish pink (41D) with areas of moderate yellowish pink (33D) to moderate pink (35D), lobes light yellowish pink (38C-D) edged strong pink (48D); outside colored similarly; scented. Calyx minute, soft red. Truss 4"-5" (100-125mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, cuneate base, acute apex, flat, 4.25" (105mm) x 2" (50mm); semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137B) above, scaly. Shrub intermediate plant habit, 2' (0.6m) wide with pendent branches 2' (0.6m) long in 10 years. Plant hardy to 32°F (0°C). Bloom time variable. (Code: Bovees No. 135)

'Forever Spring':  Elepidote. ('Midsummer' x 'Delp's Red Max'). H (1977) and G: Weldon E. Delp; N: Virginia Delp; I (1999): Crystalaire Naturescapes; REG (1999): Joyce Harris; all Harrisville, PA. Fls 16/truss, openly funnel-shaped, c 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5-lobed; strong purplish red and white in bud, opening inside with a white, star-shaped center edged strong purplish red (63A-B), with vivid yellow (13A) spotting on three dorsal lobes. Truss 4.5" (115mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 3" (75mm) x 1.5" (40mm); dull, dark yellowish green (139A) above, hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 20 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -35°F (-37°C); buds, -25°F (-32°C). Mid June.

'Full Moon':  Synonym of 'Delp's Full Moon'.

'Garden Party':  Synonym of 'Weston's Garden Party'.

'Garden Rainbow':  Deciduous azalea. (Gandavense Group, open pollinated). S (1964): Edmund V. Mezitt; G (pre 1964) and I (1989): Weston Nurseries; N (pre 1985): Edmund V. or R. Wayne Mezitt; REG (1999): R. Wayne Mezitt; all Hopkinton, MA. Fls 9/dome truss, funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; two distinct colors on each truss: outer fls strong pink (49A), inner fls brilliant yellow (13C); brilliant orange yellow (23B) dorsal flare. Calyx short (c 1.5mm long), green. Truss 2" (50mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs obovate, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 1.5" (40mm) x 0.8" (20mm), glossy green; mildew resistant. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 7 years, open plant habit. Plant hardy to at least -25°F (-32°C); buds, -20°F (-29"C). Early June. (Synonym: 'Rainbow')

'Golden Scepter':  Elepidote. (Pale yellow-flrd hybrid x 'Goldsworth Yellow'). H (1979): Edmund V. Mezitt; G (c 1982) and I (1998): Weston Nurseries; N and REG (1999): R. Wayne Mezitt, Hopkinton, MA. Fls 14/ball truss, funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes; light greenish yellow (5D) with a slightly darker blotch. Calyx very small (c 1 mm long), green. Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs held 1+ years, elliptic, cuneate base, apiculate apex, downcurved margins, 5" (125mm) x 2" (50mm), glossy green, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 7 years, open plant habit. Plant hardy to at least -20°F (-29°C); buds, -15°F (-26°C). Mid May. (Synonym: 'Scepter')

'Hansa Bay':  Vireya. (laetum x zoelleri 'Golden Gate'). H: unknown; G (pre 1980): Peter Schick, Fort Bragg, CA; I (1996): The Bovees Nursery, Portland, OR; N (1996) and REG (1999): Lucie Sorensen-Smith, Portland, OR. Fls 5-7/flat truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 3.25" (80mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged, recurved lobes; inside vivid yellow (16A) edged strong reddish orange (31B), outside vivid yellow (16A); fls age to a soft golden color. Calyx minute, pale yellow green. Truss 3" (75mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, flat, 4" (100mm) x 2" (50mm); dull, moderate olive green (146A) above, scaly. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 10 years, open plant habit. Plant hardy to 30°F (-1°C). Blooms intermittently. (Code: Bovees No. 81)

'Harry Wu': Vireya. (zoelleri x leucogigas). H, G (pre 1985), and N (1996): Peter Sullivan, San Francisco, CA; I (1996): The Bovees Nursery, Portland, OR; REG (1999): Lucie Sorensen-Smith, Portland, OR. Fls 6/flat truss, broadly funnel-shaped with elongated tube, 4" (100mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 5-6 wavy-edged lobes; dark red in bud, opening inside tube light orange yellow (25D), lobes strong yellowish pink(37A); outside tube strong yellowish pink (37A) with a light yellow (12C) base, lobes moderate to light yellowish pink (37C-D). Calyx minute, light red edged darker red. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 8"-9" (200-225mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, downcurved margins, 6" (150mm) x 2.75" (70mm); moderate olive green (137B) above, scaly. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 10 years, intermediate plant habit. Plant hardy to 30°F (-1°C). Blooms several times a year. (Code: Bovees No. 85)

'Humbolata Bay':  Vireya. ('Sir George Holford' x leucogigas). H (c 1968): probably Jock Brydon at Strybing Arboretum; G (pre 1976): Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco, CA; I (1996): The Bovees Nursery, Portland, OR; N (1996) and REG (1999): Lucie Sorensen-Smith, Portland, OR. Fls 8-22/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped with elongated tube, 4" (100mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 6-7 wavy-edged lobes; inside lobes moderate to light yellowish pink (38B-C), tube light yellowish pink (27A) with deep and strong pink (50B-C) markings; outside lobes strong and moderate pink (49A-B), tube light orange yellow (25D to 22B-C) with vertical marks of deep and strong pink (50B-C); scented. Truss 4.5"-5" (115-125mm) high x 9"-11" (225-275mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, oblique base, broadly acute apex, upcurved margins, 7" (175mm) x 2.5" (65mm); semi-glossy, moderate yellow green (137C) above, scaly. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to 30°F (-1°C). Blooms at least twice a year. (Code: Bovees No. 11)

'Jeanhee':  Vireya. ('Felinda' x javanicum). H (1981), G, N, and REG (1999): William A. Moynier, Los Angeles, CA. Fls 11-15/dome truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5-7 frilly-edged lobes; deep yellowish pink (39B); scented. Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 2-3 years, elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, upcurved margins, 5.5" (140mm) x 2" (50mm); dull, dark green above, with tan scales below and on petiole. Shrub 2.7' (0.8m) tall x 2.3' (0.7m) wide in 18 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to 32°F (0°C). November-February. (Code HB-019B)

R. 'Jeanhee'
'Jeanhee', a vireya ('Felinda' x javanicum)
hybridized by William A. Moynier.

'Jenna Soojean':  Vireya. [(aurigeranum x brookeanum) x 'Taylori']. H (1985), G, N, and REG (1999): William A. Moynier, Los Angeles, CA. Fls 10-14/dome truss, narrowly tubular funnel-shaped, c 2" (50mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; narrow edging of strong pink (49A) shading rapidly to pure white for remainder of corolla. Truss 3" (75mm) high x 4.5" (115mm) wide. Lvs held 2-3 years, elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, flat, 3.5" (90mm) x 1.25" (30mm); dull, mid green above, with tan scales below and on petiole. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2.8' (0.9m) wide in 13 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to 32°F (0°C). Autumn-winter. (Code FF-067A)

'Lake Habbema':  Vireya. {gardenia x [(konori var. phaeopeplum x lochiae) x zoelleri]}. H (c 1980): Peter Schick, Fort Bragg, CA; G: Arne Jensen, Waldport, OR; I (1996): The Bovees Nursery, Portland, OR; N (1996) and REG (1999): Lucie Sorensen-Smith, Portland, OR. Fls 5-7/flat truss, elongated tubular salver-form, 4" (100mm) long x 3.25" (80mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; color changeable, inside moderate, light, and pale pink (49B-D); outside strong pink (49A) with markings on lobes and tube, the base near calyx light yellowish pink (27A); scented. Truss 4.0" (100mm) high x 8"-9" (200-225mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, slightly cordate base, broadly acute apex, flat, 5.5" (140mm) x 2.5" (65mm); semi-glossy, dark yellowish green (139A) with reddish margins, scaly; petioles reddish. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to 30°F (-1°C). Blooms several times a year. (Code: Bovees No. 175) (Identity of R. gardenia requires confirmation. It is described as an "imperfectly understood" species in RHS Rhododendron Handbook (1998), p 220.)

'Lake Toba':  Vireya. [(konori x laetum) x aequabile]. H (pre 1985): possibly J. Rouse, Australia; G (c 1987 ?): possibly Arne Jensen, Waldport, OR; N (1996) and REG (1999): Lucie Sorensen-Smith, Portland, OR; I (1997): The Bovees Nursery, Portland, OR. Fls 2-4/dome truss, campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong yellowish pink (33C) in bud, opening (33C) throughout, with vivid reddish orange (33B) and moderate yellowish pink (33D) markings at sinuses. Calyx minute, dusky reddish orange. Truss 2.75" (70mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, broadly elliptic (approaching orbicular), rounded base, obtuse apex, flat and downcurved margins, 4.5"-5" (115-125mm) x 3.5" (90mm); semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137B) above, with numerous dark brown scales above and below. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) high x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 10 years, spreading and twining plant habit. Plant and bud hardy to 30°F (-1°C). Blooms intermittently all year. (Code: Bovees No. 195)

'Lake Wissel':  Vireya. ('Doctor Herman Sleumer' x herzogii). H: unknown; G (pre 1985): Peter Schick, Fort Bragg, CA; I (1997): The Bovees Nursery, Portland, OR; N (1997) and REG (1999): Lucie Sorensen-Smith, Portland, OR. Fls 2-5/flat dome truss, funnel-shaped with elongated, curved tube, 2.75" (70mm) long x 1.75" (45mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; stripes of strong, moderate, and light pink (49A-C) in bud, opening yellowish white (155D) throughout, with pinkish red scales on outside of lobes and tube; scented. Calyx minute, dark red. Truss 2.5" (65mm) high x 3"-4.5" (75-115mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic to orbicular, oblique base, broadly acute apex, upcurved margins, 2.5" (65mm) x 1.5" (40mm); semi-glossy, dark yellowish green (139A) above, scaly. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 10 years, compact to intermediate habit, many-branched. Plant hardy to 30°F (-1°C). Blooms at least twice a year. (Code: Bovees No. 94)

'Little Creature':  Lepidote. ('Bob Danik', selfed). H (1979) and G (1988): Weldon E. Delp; N (1988): Virginia Delp; I (1999): Crystalaire Naturescapes; REG (1999): Joyce Harris; all Harrisville, PA. Fls 8/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, c 1.25" (30mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; pale orange yellow (19D) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (62D) with deep purplish red (61A) spotting on three dorsal lobes. Truss 3" (75mm) high x 3" (75mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 2.5" (65mm) x 1.25" (30mm); dull, moderate olive green (137A) above. Shrub 4' (1.2m)tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 19 years, dense habit. Plant hardy to at least -35°F (-37°C); buds, -25°F (-32°C). Mid May.

'Marudu Bay':  Vireya. [(zoelleri x macgregoriae) x suaveolens]. H (c 1980): Frank Mossman, Vancouver, WA; G: Arne Jensen, Waldport, OR; I (1997): The Bovees Nursery, Portland, OR; N (1997) and REG (1999): Lucie Sorensen-Smith, Portland, OR. Fls 8-15/dome truss, elongated tubular funnel-shaped, 1.9" (47mm) long x 1.4" (35mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; pink and white in bud, lobes opening light purplish pink (55C) inside, and pale purplish pink (55D) outside; tube yellowish white (155D) inside and out. Truss 2.5" (65mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, flat, 4" (100mm) x 1.75" (45mm); glossy, moderate olive green (137B) above. Shrub 1.5' (0.45m) wide with pendent branches 2' (0.6m) long in 10 years, dense habit. Plant hardy to 30°F (-1°C). Blooms several times a year. (Code: Bovees No. 292)

'Mount Kaindi':  Vireya. [(aurigeranum x 'Doctor Herman Sleumer') x ('Triumphans' x javanicum)]. H: unknown; S (late 1980s): from collection of Arne Jensen, Waldport, OR; I (1997): The Bovees Nursery, Portland, OR; N (1997) and REG (1999): Lucie Sorensen-Smith, Portland, OR. Fls 6/dome truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2.75" (70mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; opening inside with pale orange yellow (19D) lobes tipped light yellowish pink (27B) at apex, tube pale orange yellow (24D); outside lobes light yellowish pink (27B) to pale orange yellow (19D), the tube striped with moderate yellowish pink (33D). Calyx 2mm long, dark red. Truss 3" (75mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, cuneate base, acute apex, downcurved margins, 5.5" (140mm) x 2" (50mm); semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above, scaly. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years, dense habit. Plant hardy to 30°F (-1°C). Blooms throughout the year. (Code: Bovees No. 139)

'Mount Ophir':  Vireya. ['Doctor Herman Sleumer' x ('Pink Delight' x jasminiflorum)]. H (1971): Peter Sullivan, San Francisco, CA; G (pre 1980): William Moynier, Los Angeles, CA; I (1997): The Bovees Nursery, Portland, OR; N (1997) and REG (1999): Lucie Sorensen-Smith, Portland, OR. Fls 6-10/flat truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.25" (55mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; inside strong pink(48D), outside light pink (50D) lobes with a yellowish white (155B) tube; scented. Calyx minute, yellow green. Truss 2.5" (65mm) high x 4.5" (115mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, flat, 3.5" (90mm) x 1.75" (45mm); semi-glossy, dark yellowish green (139A), scaly. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years, dense plant habit. Plant hardy to 30°F (-1°C). Blooms intermittently. (Code: Bovees No. 51)

'Outliner':  Elepidote. [('Midsummer' x 'Adele's Yellow) x maximum 'Ruddy Red Max'*]. H (1984) and G (1987): Weldon E. Delp; N (1987): Virginia Delp; I (1999): Crystalaire Naturescapes; REG (1999): Joyce Harris; all Harrisville, PA. Fls 27/conical truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; blend of vivid purplish red (57C) and strong, moderate, and light purplish pink (62A-C) in bud, opening white edged vivid purplish red (57D) and strong purplish pink (62A), with strong greenish yellow (151B) dorsal spots. Truss 6.75" (170mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, flat, rounded base, acute apex, 5.5" (140mm) x 1.75" (45mm); dull, moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 15 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -35°F (-37°C); buds, -25°F (-32°C). Early July.

'Pink Chablis':  Synonym of 'Satin Memories'.

'Rainbow':  Synonym of 'Garden Rainbow'.

'Red Salute':  Deciduous azalea, (viscosum hybrid x unknown). H (1970s): Edmund V. Mezitt; G and I (1980s): Weston Nurseries; N (1970s): Edmund V. or R. Wayne Mezitt; REG (1999): R. Wayne Mezitt; all Hopkinton, MA. Fls 8/dome truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 1.75" (45mm) wide, with 5 broad, star-shaped, wavy-edged lobes; inside deep pink (52B), outside strong red (51A); scented. Calyx c 0.1" (c 3mm) long, light green. Truss 2" (50mm) high x 3.5" (90mm) wide. Lvs oblanceolate, flat to wavy downcurved margins, cuneate base, acuminate to acute apex, 3" (75mm) x 1" (25mm), semi-glossy, dark green above; mildew resistant. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 7 years, intermediate plant habit. Early July. (Synonym: 'Salute')

'Red Splash':  Lepidote. ('Waltham' x PJM Group, Von Wettberg selection). H:(1979) Edmund V. Mezitt; G (c 1983) and I (1995): Weston Nurseries; N and REG (1999): R. Wayne Mezitt, Hopkinton, MA. Fls4/flat dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, c 1.25" (30mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide, 5-lobed; strong purplish red (63B) in bud, opening strong reddish purple (72C). Truss 1" (25mm) high x 2" (50mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, cuneate to rounded base, broadly acute apex, 1.75" (45mm) x 0.8" (20mm), with scales below; lvs turn mahogany color in autumn; slightly fragrant when crushed. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 8 years, dense plant habit. Plant hardy to at least -20°F (-29°C); buds, -5°F (-21°C). Late April. (Synonym: 'Splash')

'Saint Cecilia':  Vireya. (konori var. phaeopeplum x leucogigas). H, G (pre 1980), and N (1996): Peter Sullivan, San Francisco, CA ; I (1996): The Bovees Nursery, Portland, OR; REG (1999): Lucie Sorensen-Smith, Portland, OR. Fls 4-5/dome truss, elongated tubular funnel-shaped, 4" (100mm) long x 4.2" (105mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; dark pink in bud, opening white (155) with purplish pink markings at sinuses; scented. Calyx minute, dark red. Truss 3.2" (80mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, oblique base, broadly acute apex, downcurved margins, 6.8" (170mm) x 2.8" (70mm); glossy, dark yellowish green (139A) above. Shrub 4' (1.2m) high x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years, intermediate plant habit. Plant and bud hardy to 32°F (0°C). Bloom time variable. (Synonym: 'Cecilia'; Bovees No. 108)

'Salute':  Synonym of 'Red Salute'.

'Sarah Meejean':  Vireya. ('Clipsie' x 'Ne Plus Ultra'). H (1981), G, N, and REG (1999): William A. Moynier, Los Angeles, CA. Fls 12-15/dome truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 6-7 wavy-edged lobes, scented; strong reddish orange (42B). Truss 3" (75mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2-3 years, elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, upcurved margins, 3.5" (90mm) x 1.5" (40mm); dull, dark green above, with tan scales below and on petiole. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 17 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to 32°F (0°C). November-January. (Code WB-003A)

'Satin Memories':  Elepidote. {'Mrs. Furnivall' x [('Lem's Goal' x Loderi Group) x 'Lem's Cameo'] x [('Lem's Goal' x Loderi Group) x 'Brandt's Tropicana']}. H (1989), G (1993), N (1998), and REG (1999): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 16/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (63B) in bud, opening inside very pale purple (69A) and fading to greenish white (155C), with a deep purplish red (59B) ring, c 0.1" (3mm) wide, in the throat, and two (59B) flares and discrete spotting on dorsal lobe; outside very pale purple (69C) with deeper pink streaks on center of all lobes. Truss 7" (175mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, flat, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 6" (150mm) x 2.25" (55mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 3.5' (1.1 m) wide in 9 years, intermediate plant habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Early May. (Synonym: 'Pink Chablis')

'Scarlet Sorcerer':  Elepidote. (Red-flrd catawbiense hybrid x unknown red-flrd hybrid). H (1979): Edmund V. Mezitt; G (pre 1986) and I (1998): Weston Nurseries; N and REG (1999): R. Wayne Mezitt; all Hopkinton, MA. Fls 18/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.25" (55mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong red (53C) with a distinct white dorsal blotch which shades to pink at edges and has a yellowish center. Calyx small (c 1.5mm long), pink. Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs held 2+ years, elliptic, cuneate base, acute apex, downcurved margins, 5" (125mm) x 2" (50mm), dull, dark green above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 7 years, open plant habit. Plant hardy to at least -20°F (-29°C); buds, -10°F (-23°C). Mid May.

'Scepter':  Synonym of 'Golden Scepter'.

'Shanna's Song':  Elepidote. ('Mrs. Furnivall' x 'One Thousand Butterflies'). H (1989), G (1993), N (1996), and REG (1999):Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 18/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.25" (55mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (60C) in bud, opening inside with a moderate purplish pink (65A) border, c 0.5" (15mm) wide, shading to very pale purple (76D) with a strong yellow (153D) dorsal blotch and deep purplish red (59B) nectaries; outside very pale purple (76D) with dorsal lobes and all mid ribs vivid purplish red (65A). Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, upcurved margins, 5.5" (140mm) x 2" (50mm), semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 3.5' (1.1m) tall x 4.5' (1.4m) wide in 9 years, intermediate plant habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Early May.

'Sirunki Lake':  Vireya. (Natural hybrid, USDA 382-B; possibly macgregoriae x dielsianum). G: unknown; N (1996) and REG (1999): Lucie Sorensen-Smith, Portland, OR; I (1996): The Bovees Nursery, Portland, OR. Fls 3-8/lax truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 1.25" (30mm) long x 1.25" (30mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; moderate yellowish pink (38B) inside and out, the tube pale yellowish pink (27D) near the calyx. Calyx minute, green. Truss 2" (50mm) high x 2.5"-3" (65-75mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, flat, 2.5" (65mm) x 1.2" (30mm); semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above, scaly. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) high x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 10 years, intermediate plant habit. Plant hardy to 31°F (-1°C). Blooms intermittently throughout year. (Code: Bovees No. 6)

'Splash':  Synonym of 'Red Splash'.

'Star Gazer':  Lepidote. ('Flashy Blue' x 'Carefree'). H (1993) and G (1995): Weldon E. Delp; N (1995): Virginia Delp; I (1998): Crystalaire Naturescapes; REG (1999): Joyce Harris; all Harrisville, PA. Fls 10/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1" (25mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide, 5-lobed; strong violet (86C) and vivid purple (82A) in bud, opening with a star-shaped, vivid purple (81B) center edged with strong and brilliant violet (86C-D). Truss 2.75" (70mm) high x 2.75" (70mm) wide. Lvs narrowly elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 1.75" (45mm) x 0.5" (13mm); dull, moderate olive green (146A) above. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 5 years, open habit. Shrub hardy to at least -25°F (-32°C); buds, -20°F (-29°C). Late May.

'Summer Storm':  Elepidote. ('Summer Rose' hybrid x unknown). H (c 1982): Edmund V. Mezitt; G and I (pre 1985): Weston Nurseries; N (pre 1986): Edmund V. or R. Wayne Mezitt; REG (1999): R. Wayne Mezitt; all Hopkinton, MA. Fls c 15/ball truss, funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; very light purple (75C) with a prominent deep purplish red (71A) dorsal blotch. Truss 3" (75mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs held 2+ years, elliptic, flat to downcurved margins, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 4.5" (115mm) x 1.75" (45mm), glossy, dark green above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 7 years, open plant habit. Plant hardy to at least -20°F (-29°C); buds, -10°F (-23°C). Late June. (Synonym: 'Thunderhead')

'Summer Straw':  Elepidote. ('Nancy Evans' x 'Whitney's Late Frilled Yellow'*). H (1981), G (1986), N (1992), and REG (1999): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 14/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 7 frilly-edged lobes; deep pink (48A) in bud, opening inside pale yellow green (4D) at margins, deepening to light greenish yellow (5C) in throat and lobe centers, with strong red (53C) flares, c 0.5" (15mm) long, on three dorsal lobes, and with faint (53C) spotting extending another 0.5" (15mm); outside similarly colored, but with light yellowish pink (37D) midribs. Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, flat, rounded base, obtuse apex, 4.75" (120mm) x 2.2" (55mm), dull, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 7' (2.1m) wide in 18 years, intermediate plant habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Late April.

'Sunsheen':  Synonym of 'Delp's Sunsheen'.

'Thunderhead':  Synonym of 'Summer Storm'.

'Topsy Turvy':  Elepidote. ('Scott David' x 'Double Faced'). H (1977) and G (1979): Weldon E. Delp; N (1979): Virginia Delp; I (1999): Crystalaire Naturescapes; REG (1999): Joyce Harris; all Harrisville, PA. Fls 20/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2.6" (65mm) wide, with 5 frilly-edged lobes; strong purplish red (63A-B) in bud, opening strong reddish purple and deep purplish pink (70B-C) with the center of each lobe very pale purple (69D) and the throat deep purplish red (59B), and with a white and pale yellow green (4D) dorsal flare; greenish white (157D) filaments and style; yellowish white (156D) anthers; dark red (183A) stigma. Truss 4.25" (105mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 3" (75mm) x 1.4" (35mm); dull, moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 21 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -35°F (-37°C); buds, -15°F (-26°C). Mid June.

'Vyking':  Synonym of 'Weston's Vyking'.

'Weston's Garden Party':  Deciduous azalea. (unnamed hybrid derived from cumberlandense, prunifolium, and viscosum x unknown). H (pre 1980): Edmund V. Mezitt; G and I (1991): Weston Nurseries; N (pre 1986): Edmund V. or R. Wayne Mezitt; REG (1999): R. Wayne Mezitt; all Hopkinton, MA. Fls15/dome truss, funnel-shaped with narrow tube and broadly flaring lobes, 2" (50mm) long x 1.75" (45mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; inside deep pink (47D), very lightly tinged orange on dorsal lobe; outside deep pink (47D) margins, shading paler towards base, with distinct broad whitish stripe on midribs; scented. Calyx c 0.1" (3mm) long, light green. Truss 2" (50mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs ovate, upcurved margins, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 2.5" (65mm) x 1" (25mm), dull, dark green above; mildew resistant. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 7 years, intermediate plant habit. Early-mid July. (Synonym: 'Garden Party')

'Weston's Vyking':  Evergreen azalea. (Arnold Group x 'Vuyk's Scarlet'). H (1958): Edmund V. Mezitt; G (pre 1965) and I (1975): Weston Nurseries; N: Edmund V. and R. Wayne Mezitt; REG (1999): R. Wayne Mezitt; all Hopkinton, MA. Fls 5-7/truss, narrowly funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; strong purplish red (64C). Calyx c 0.1" (3mm) long, green. Lvs elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, flat to downcurved margins, 1" (25m) x 0.5" (13mm), glossy green above, hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 7 years, dense habit. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -13°F (-25°C). Late May. (Synonym: 'Vyking')

'Windflower':  Elepidote. [(maximum x yakushimanum) x maximum, white-flrd, c.w. Jackson Center, PA]. H (1985) and G (1987): Weldon E. Delp; N (1987): Virginia Delp; I (1999): Crystalaire Naturescapes; REG (1999): Joyce Harris; all Harrisville, PA. Fls 12/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; yellowish white (158D) in bud, opening white with brilliant yellow green (154C) dorsal spots. Truss 4.75" (120mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, 4" (100mm) x 2" (50mm); semi-glossy, moderate yellow green (137C) above, with brown, hairy indumentum below. Shrub 3.5' (1.1m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 5 years, dense habit. Bud hardy to at least -25°F (-32°C). Early June.

* The following unregistered names appear as parents in the above descriptions:
'Ginny Mae':  W.E. Delp hybrid, [(catawbiense x Fabia Group) x 'Si Si']
'Ruddy Red Max':  Clark Adams selection, selfed seedling of maximum c.w. Mt. Mitchell
'Whitney's Late Frilled Yellow':  W. Whitney hybrid, cross unknown

Correction

'Capistrano': (published in Journal ARS, Vol. 51, No 2 Fall 1997); The seed parent 'Hindustan' was omitted. Parentage should read {'Hindustan' x {([catawbiense, white-flrd x (fortunei ssp. discolor x Fabia Group)] x ['Russell Harmon' x 'Goldsworth Orange']) x 'Golden Gala'}}


Volume 53, Number 3
Summer 1999

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