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Volume 54, Number 1
Winter 2000

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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 November 10, 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").

'Alleyne Cook':  Lepidote. (Lady Chamberlain Group x flavidum).) H (pre 1970) and G: Lester E. Brandt; N (1999) and REG (1999): Gerard Picher, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Fls 6/lax truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 1" (25mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; creamy yellow. Truss 2.5" (65mm) high x 2.5" (65mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, flat, 2.5" (65mm) x 1.25" (30mm); dull, bluish green above, scaly. Shrub 8' (2.5m) tall x 8' (2.5m) wide in 30 years; dense habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Mid May.

'Big Foot':  Elepidote. ('Cotton Candy' x decorum ssp. diaprepes 'Gargantua'). H (1984): Clint Smith, Sumner, WA; G (1996): Loyd and Edna Newcomb, Snohomish, WA; N (1997): Loyd Newcomb; REG (1999): Edna Newcomb; to be I (2001): Benjamins Rhododendrons, Sumner, WA. Fls 8-12/tall dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 3"-4" (75-100mm) long x 5.5"-6" (140-150mm) wide, 6-8 wavy and frilly-edged lobes, moderately scented, of very heavy substance; strong purplish pink (63C) in bud, opening inside white, edged pale purplish pink (65C) aging to white, with a dark red (59A) flare in the throat, and deep purplish red (61A) spots and continuation of flare on two dorsal lobes; outside white flushed pale purplish pink (62D). Calyx 0.25" (c 5mm) long, light yellow (162C). Truss 10"-12" (250-300mm) high x 10"-12" (250-300mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly obovate, cuneate base, apiculate apex, upcurved margins, 6"-12.5" (150-315mm) x 2.5"-4.75" (65-120mm); dull, moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 5.5' (1.7m) tall x 6.5' (2.0m) wide in 10 years; open habit. Plant hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C); buds, 15°F (-9°C). Mid June. (Code: S134A)

'Chattaroy':  Elepidote. [('Britannia' x 'China') x 'Lem's Cameo']. H (1987), G (1993), N (1996), and REG (1999): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 15/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.25"(55mm) long x 3.75" (95mm) wide, 7 wavy-edged lobes; moderate purplish red (58A) in bud, opening inside yellowish white (158D) blending to strong purplish pink (55B) towards margins, and with a dark red (187A-C) stain covering the base, extending outward 0.4"-0.6" (10-15mm) from center; outside light purplish pink (55C) with deep purplish pink (55A) midribs. Truss 8" (200mm) high x 8" (200mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, upcurved margins, 6.6" (165mm) x 2.75" (70mm); dull, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 11 years; open habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Mid May.

'Cherokee Big Peach':  Deciduous azalea. [(an Exbury azalea x atlanticum) x ('Chelsea Reach' x viscosum)], seedling treated with colchicine. H (1988), G (1994), N, and REG (1999): Joe B. Parks, Dover, NH. Fls8/flat truss, tubular funnel-shaped, of heavy substance, 2.5" (65mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; opening moderate to light yellowish pink (38B-C) with a dorsal flare of strong to brilliant orange (25B-C); with age, corolla changes to deep purplish pink (54B) to strong pink (54C), and the entire dorsal lobe is suffused with strong to brilliant orange (25B-C); moderately scented. Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs obovate, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, flat, 4" (100mm) x 2" (50mm); dull, dark green (135A) above, hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 11 years; open habit; mildew resistant. Plant hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C); buds, -18°F (-28°C). Early June.

R. 'Cherokee Big Peach'
'Cherokee Big Peach', hybridized by Joe Parks.
Photo by Joe Parks

'Cherokee Coral Beauty':  Deciduous azalea. (viscosum, as var. glaucum x cumberlandense). H (1989), G (1996), N, and REG (1999): Joe B. Parks, Dover, NH. Fls 7/flat truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.25" (55mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; dorsal lobe vivid yellowish pink (30C) in center, gradually shifting to vivid yellow (17C) at the edge; remainder of flower is deep to strong yellowish pink (43C-D); moderately scented. Truss 2" (50mm) high x 3.5" (90mm) wide. Lvs obovate, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, margins wavy and down curved, rugose, 2.75" (70mm) x 1" (25mm); glossy, dark to moderate yellowish green (139A-B) above, hairless. Shrub 2.3' (0.7m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 10 years; open habit; mildew resistant. Plant hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C); buds, -18°F (-28°C). Early July.

'Cherokee Frosty Morn':  Deciduous azalea. [arborescens x ('Chelsea Reach' x unknown)]. H (1988), G, N, and REG (1999): Joe B. Parks, Dover, NH. FIs 9/dome truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; pure white with two vivid yellow (15B) dorsal flares; pistil and stamens strong red (46A); strongly scented. Truss 2.5" (65mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs obovate, cuneate base, acute apex, down curved margins, 3.25" (80mm) x 1.25" (30mm); glossy, strong yellow green (143A) above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 11 years; dense habit, slightly stoloniferous; mildew resistant. Plant hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C); buds,-18°F (-28°C). Early-mid June.

'Cherokee Lemon Chiffon':  Deciduous azalea. (arborescens x 'Vineland Flare'). H (1986), G (1996), N, and REG (1999): Joe B. Parks, Dover, NH. FIs 7-9/flat truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.25" (55mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; light yellow to almost white, with a broad, vivid yellow (15A) band in the middle of the dorsal lobe; sometimes the entire dorsal lobe and the adjacent lobes are suffused with yellow which becomes lighter the farther away from the central band; moderately scented. Truss 2.75" (70mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs obovate, cuneate base, acute apex, down curved margins, 3" (75mm) x 1.25" (30mm); glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 3.3' (1.0m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 13 years; dense habit; mildew resistant. Plant hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C); buds, -18°F (-28°C). Early June.

'Cherokee Rose Beauty':  Deciduous azalea. (viscosum, as var. glaucum x cumberlandense). H (1989), G (1995), N, and REG (1999): Joe B. Parks, Dover, NH. FIs 7/flat truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 1.75" (45mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (64B), the dorsal lobe with a strong orange (25B) flare which is lighter towards the center; moderately scented. Truss 2.25" (55mm) high x 3" (75mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, margins wavy and down curved, rugose, 2.5" (65mm) x 1.25" (30mm); glossy, dark yellowish green (139A)above, hairless. Shrub 3.5' (1.1m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years; dense habit; mildew resistant. Plant hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C); buds, -18°F (-28°C). Early July.

'Cherokee Star':  Deciduous azalea. ('Popsicle' x 'Vineland 6038A'*). H (1989), G (1997), N, and REG (1999): Joe B. Parks, Dover, NH. FIs 7/flat truss, tubular funnel-shaped, with 5 flat-edged, long, and fairly narrow lobes, 2.25" (55mm) long x 1.75" (45mm) wide; light purple (75B) to very light purple (75C), shading lighter at lobe centers; filaments and style red; moderately scented. Truss 2" (50mm) high x 3.5" (90mm) wide. Lvs obovate, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, flat, 2.25" (55mm) x 1" (25mm); glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years; open habit; mildew resistant. Plant hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C); buds, -18°F (-28°C). Early July.

'Cherokee Sunrise':  Deciduous azalea. [unnamed azalea, wild collected as "speciosum" by unknown x ('Homebush' x 'Vineland Orange')]. H (1988), G (1993), N, and REG (1999): Joe B. Parks, Dover, NH. Fls 14/ball truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 1.75" (45mm) wide, 5-6 wavy-edged lobes; variable blends of strong orange yellow (24B), brilliant yellow (15C), and strong purplish pink (55B); typical dorsal lobe is strong orange yellow (24B) at center, shading to brilliant yellow (15C) at edge; typical lateral lobes are strong purplish pink (55B); moderately scented. Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs obovate, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, flat, 2.75" (70mm) x 1.25" (30mm); glossy, dark green (136A) above, hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 11 years; dense habit; mildew resistant. Plant hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C); buds, -18°F (-28°C). Early June.

'Cherokee Sunset Serenade':  Deciduous azalea. [cumberlandense x ('Homebush' x 'Vineland Orange')]. H (1988), G (1993), N, and REG (1999): Joe B. Parks, Dover, NH. Fls 11/ball truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5-6 wavy-edged lobes; variable shades of orange or pink from flower to flower; one to three dorsal lobes mainly vivid orange yellow (23A), sometimes brilliant orange (25C) or intermediate shades; lateral lobes mainly brilliant orange (25C), sometimes strong pink (46D) or intermediate shades. Truss 2.25" (55mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, cuneate base, acute apex, upcurved margins, 3.25" (80mm) x 1.5" (40mm); moderate olive green (137B) above, with discrete white hairs below and on petiole. Shrub 3.5' (1.1m) tall x 3.5' (1.1m) wide in 11 years; dense habit; mildew resistant. Plant hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C); buds, -18°F (-28°C). Early June.

'Cherokee Tears':  Deciduous azalea. ('Popsicle' x 'Vineland 6038A'*). H (1989), G (1997), N, and REG (1999): Joe B. Parks, Dover, NH. Fls 9/flat truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 1.75" (45mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; white with a faint pink tinge (shades of RHS 54) at tips of lobes and on outside midribs; style vivid reddish orange (43B); strongly scented. Truss 2" (50mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs obovate, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, flat, 2.75" (70mm) x 1.25" (30mm); glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years; dense habit; mildew resistant. Plant hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C); buds, -18°F (-28°C). Mid July-early August.

'Chessie's Lavender':  Synonym of 'Chessie's Lavender Gem'.

'Chessie's Lavender Gem':  Evergreen azalea. ('Elsie Lee' x self). H (1976), G (1980), N, and REG (1999): Sandra McDonald; I: Le-Mac Azaleas; both Hampton, VA. Fls 3/truss, openly funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose, semi-double (some petaloid stamens), 1.75" (45mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, number of lobes variable, wavy-edged; some normal lobes and many of the petaloid stamens are split longitudinally; light purple (75A) in bud, opening inside light purple (75B) with some strong reddish purple (72B) dorsal spotting; outside light purple (75B) with white streaks (c 0.4" (10mm) wide) on midribs. Calyx c 0.25" (5mm) long, light green. Lvs elliptic, cuneate base, acute apex, flat, 1.75" (45mm) x 0.6" (15mm); semi-glossy, strong yellow green (144A) above, with sparse hairs (white at first, becoming tan) above and below. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 6' (1.8m) wide in 22 years; open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Early. (Synonym: 'Chessie's Lavender')

'Chessie's Pink':  Evergreen azalea. ('Elsie Lee' x self). H (1976), G (1980), N, and REG (1999): Sandra McDonald; I: Le-Mac Azaleas; both Hampton, VA. Fls 3/truss, broadly funnel-shaped, semi-double (only a few normal stamens present), 1.5" (40mm) long x 2.4" (60mm) wide, number of lobes variable, frilly-edged; deep purplish pink (68A) in bud, opening inside strong purplish pink (68B) with some moderate purplish red (70A) dorsal spots; outside moderate purplish pink (68C) with white stripes on midribs. Calyx 0.2" (5mm) long, green. Lvs elliptic, cuneate base, acuminate apex, flat, 2" (50mm) x 1" (25mm); semi-glossy, strong yellow green (143A) above, with sparse white hairs above and below. Shrub 3.5' (1.1m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 22 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Mid April.

'Chrysos':  Elepidote. ('Hotei' x 'Spanish Lady'). H (1990): Morna Stockman; G (1996) and REG (1999): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; N (1999): Harold Stockman. Fls 5-10/lax truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 (-6) wavy-edged lobes; strong red (39A) in bud, opening inside pale yellow green (4D) with a brilliant yellow (11A) throat; outside pale yellow (11D) at margins, shading to light yellow (11B) at base; unmarked. Calyx 1.25" (30mm) long, colored as corolla. Truss 3" (75mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, rounded base, obtuse apex with mucro, wavy and down curved margins, 4" (100mm) x 1.75" (45mm); semi-glossy, near moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 3.3' (1.0m) wide in 9 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Early June.

'Cybil Rhodes':  Elepidote. ('Lord Roberts' x 'Vicki Reine'). H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1995), N (1999), and REG (1999): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 12-14/ ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 frilly-edged lobes; inside near strong purplish red (64C), shading slightly lighter towards center of lobes, and with slightly darker spotting in dorsal throat; outside strong purplish red (64C). Calyx less than 0.1" (c 1.5mm) long, green. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex with small mucro, flat, 4.5" (115mm) x 1.75" (45mm); dull, near moderate yellow green (147B) above, hairless. Shrub 3.7' (1.1m) tall x 5.5' (1.7m) wide in 10 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Mid May. (Blue ribbon, Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival, 1999)

'David Carroll': Elepidote. ('Hotei' x 'Virginia Richards'). H (1990): Morna Stockman; G (1996), N (1999), and REG (1999): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 7-9/ball truss, funnel-campanulate, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, 6-7 wavy-edged lobes; inside white with vivid red (45A-C) spots in dorsal throat-outside white with a few narrow lines of strong pink (54C) to moderate purplish pink (54D) from base to tip of each lobe. Calyx c 0.2" (5mm) long, greenish yellow. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex with mucro, flat to wavy margins, 4.5" (115mm) x 1.8" (45mm); glossy, near moderate yellow green (148A) above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 9 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Early May.

'Deep Clover':  Elepidote. [('Fancy' x yakushimanum) x 'Frank Galsworthy']. H (1989), G (1994), N (1996), and REG (1999): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 18/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.75" (70mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; deep red (185A) in bud, opening inside moderate purplish red (59C) with deep purplish red (59B) margins and a pale purplish pink (62D) dorsal flare extending c 1.2" (30mm) from base, spotted moderate yellow green (146D); outside (59C) with (59B) margins and midribs. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly elliptic, flat, cuneate base, acute apex, 6" (150mm) x 1.6" (40mm); dull, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 4.5' (1.4m) wide in 9 years; dense habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Late May.

'Dreamsicle':  Evergreen azalea. ('Venus'* x 'Girard's Hot Shot'). H (1976), G (1979), N, and REG (1999): Sandra McDonald; I: Le-Mac Azaleas; both Hampton, VA. Fls 2-4/truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong pink (52D) in bud, opening strong pink (52D) inside and out, the interior with a white dorsal blotch and white markings at tips of all lobes. Calyx 0.2" (5mm) long, green. Lvs elliptic, cuneate base, acute apex, flat, 1.75" (45mm) x 0.75" (20mm); semi-glossy, strong yellow green (144A) above, with hairs (white at first, becoming light tan) above and below. Shrub 1.7' (0.5m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 7 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Late April.

'Frosted Plum':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Frank Galsworthy'). H (1989), G (1994), N (1999), and REG (1999): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 19/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.8" (45mm) long x 2.8" (70mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish red (71A) in bud, opening inside with a strong reddish purple (78B) picotee edge, c 6mm wide, changing rapidly to a very pale purple (69C) center, and with a large, prominent, dorsal blotch of light olive (152A) spots; outside light purple (75B) with strong reddish purple (78B) margins and midribs. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm)wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, down curved margins, 4.25" (105mm) x 1.6" (40mm); semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above; light yellowish pink (159A) tomentum on new growth, mature lvs with slightly hairy, moderate orange yellow (165C) indumentum below. Shrub 3.5' (1.1m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 9 years; dense habit. Plant hardy to at least 6°F (-14°C). Late May.

'Herbie':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown; may have fortunei in background). H (pre 1966): Ernest H. Yelton; G (c 1976): Herbert Hechenbleikner, Charlotte, NC; N (1996) and REG (1999): T. Larry Mellichamp, Charlotte, NC. Fls 15/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2+" (50+mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; yellowish pink in bud, opening inside yellow, tinged randomly with strong pink and peach tones, and with a diffuse yellowish blotch; outside yellowish with pink overtones; moderately scented. Calyx c 0.2" (5mm) long, reddish. Truss 6"-8" (150-200mm) high x 6"-8" (150-200mm) wide. Lvs lanceolate, rounded base, broadly acute apex, flat, 6"-8" (150-200mm) x 1.5"-2" (40-50mm); dull green above, hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 10 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -6°F (-21 °C). Late April.

'Hill's Low Red':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown, possibly a haematodes cross). H, G, and N (pre 1975): Walter Hill, Poulsbo, WA; S (pre 1975) and REG (1999): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 10/ball truss, funnel-campanulate, 1.8" (45mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; dark red (59A) in bud, opening vivid red (45B) throughout; with a dark red (187A) basal blotch, c 0.25"-0.5" (5-15mm) deep, and slight, dark red 087B) dorsal spotting. Calyx c 0.5" (15mm) long, vivid red (45B) with a narrow band, c 0.1" (3mm), of dark red (187A) at base. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 4.5" (115mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, down curved margins, 3.4" (85mm) x 1.6" (40mm); dull, moderate olive green (147A) above; thick, hairy indumentum on petioles and underside of lvs, pale orange yellow (159C) at first, maturing to moderate orange yellow (164B). Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years; dense habit. Plant hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Late May.

'Hyper George':  Elepidote. ('Loderi King George' x hyperythrum). H (1974): P.G. Valder, Darling Point, NSW, Australia; G (c 1980), N, and REG (1999): Sandra McDonald, Hampton, VA. Fls 7/loose dome truss, funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; white in bud, opening white throughout, unmarked. Calyx minute (c 1 mm long), green. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, cuneate base, acuminate apex, down curved margins, 5.25" (130mm) x 2.25" (55mm); glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 7' (2.1m) tall x 8' (2.4m) wide in 23 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). April. (ARS Seed Exchange Lot 75-479)

'Ice Music':  Elepidote. ('Nancy Evans' x 'Pirouette'). H (1991), G (1996), N (1998), and REG (1999): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 16/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.25" (55mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, 6 frilly-edged lobes; strong red (53C) in bud, opening pale yellowish pink (159D) inside and out, the inside with two light yellow (11B) dorsal flares extending c 0.8" (20mm) from base, and with deep red (60A) nectaries c 0.25" (5-6mm) long; the lower third of outside midribs pale purplish pink (56C). Calyx 0.8" (20mm) long, pale yellowish pink (159D) with two strong purplish red (60B) spots. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, wavy margins, 4.5" (115mm) x 1.8" (45mm); semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 8 years; intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least 9°F (-13°C). Mid May.

'Isola Bella':  Lepidote. (fletcherianum 'Yellow Bunting' x dauricum 'Arctic Pearl', selfed). H (1979) and G: Dr. Joseph Brueckner; N: Anna Marta Brueckner, Mississauga, Ontario; REG (1999): John K. Weagle, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Fls 3-5/bud, 3-5 buds/terminal; broadly funnel-shaped, 1.4" (35mm) long x 2.2" (55mm) wide, 5-lobed; pinkish to apricot in bud, opening very pale purple (69B-C) at interior lobe centers, and very pale purple (69B) at exterior lobe centers, maturing to yellowish white (155D) with faint pink blush at lobe centers inside and out; faint yellow to green spotting on three dorsal lobes. Calyx c 0.2" (4mm) long, light yellow green (145C). Truss 2" (50mm) high x 3.5" (90mm) wide. Lvs variable, mainly elliptic, cuneate to rounded base, acute to broadly acute apex, upcurved margins, 1.8" (45mm) x 0.8" (20mm); glossy, dark green (138A) above, with slight reddish tint in autumn and winter; sparsely ciliate, and with reddish brown scales above and below; in autumn non-persistent lvs change to shades of yellow to deep red. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 6' (1.8m) wide at maturity; dense habit. Plant hardy to at least -17°F (-27°C); buds, -8°F (-22°C). Early May. (Synonym: 'Mabel R.')

'Janet's Fantasy':  Elepidote. ('Apricot Fantasy' x 'Janet Blair'). H (1990): Jacob Rosenthal, Jamaica, NY; G (1995), N (1999), and REG (1999): Werner Brack, St. James, NY; to be I (2000): Roslyn Nursery, Dix Hills, NY. Fls 14/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.25" (55mm) long x 2.75" (70mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; moderate yellowish pink (37C) in bud, opening inside brilliant yellow (14C) with light yellowish pink (37D) margins and moderate reddish orange (35A) dorsal spots; outside light yellowish pink (37D). Calyx c 0.1" (3mm) long, strong yellow green (145A). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, flat, 4" (100mm) x 1.5" (40mm); dull, moderate olive green (137B) above, hairless. Shrub 4.6' (1.4m) tall x 3.5' (1.1m) wide in 9 years; open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -5°F (-21 °C). Early May.

'Leda Luana':  Elepidote. ('Lord Roberts' x 'Vicki Reine'). H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1996), N (1999), and REG (1999): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 14-16/ ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong to vivid red (46A-B) in bud, opening inside strong purplish red (63B), shading lighter towards middle of lobes, and with deep red (185A) dorsal spotting; outside strong purplish red (63A). Calyx c 0.2" (5mm) long, red. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs obovate, cuneate base, acute to broadly acute apex with mucro, upcurved margins, 5.75" (145mm) x 2.25" (55mm); semi-glossy, near moderate olive green (146A) above, hairless. Shrub 4.3' (1.3m) tall x 4.7' (1.4m) wide in 10 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Late May. (Red ribbon, Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival, 1999)

'Mabel R.':  Synonym of 'Isola Bella'.

'Martian King':  Elepidote. ('Gipsy King' x 'Mars'). H (1978), G (1982), N (1986): Winston Hanke, Corvallis, OR; I (1986): Hanke's Rhododendron Nursery, Corvallis, OR; REG (1999): Everett G. Hall, Eugene, OR. Fls 10-12/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; dark red (59A) in bud, opening deep red (53A) throughout, unmarked; anthers cream-colored. Calyx 0.5" (c 15mm) long, colored as corolla. Truss 6.5" (165mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, slightly down curved margins, 6" (150mm) x 2" (50mm); dull, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years; intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C); buds, 5°F (-15°C). Mid May. (Best-in-Show, Eugene Chapter, 1983)

'Maxecat':  Elepidote. (maximum x catawbiense). H (pre 1945), G, and N: Joseph B. Gable, Stewartstown, PA; I (c 1950): either J.B. Gable or Thomas F. Wheeldon, Richmond, VA; REG (1999): T. Larry Mellichamp, Charlotte, NC. Fls 15-20/conical truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; deep pink in bud, opening inside light pink with a distinct yellow blotch, spotted darker pink; outside light pink with dark pink edges. Calyx c 0.2" (5mm) long, green to white. Truss 5"-6" (125-150mm) high x 5"-6" (125-150mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, lanceolate, cuneate to rounded base, broadly acute apex, flat, 4"-6" (100-150mm) x 1"-1.5" (25-40mm); semi-glossy, dark green above, hairless. Shrub 8' (2.4m) tall x 6' (1.8m) wide in 10 years; dense habit; youngest stems normally deep red. Plant and bud hardy to at least -6°F (-21°C). Mid May.

'Memory of Fred Galle':  Deciduous azalea. (arborescens x prunifolium). Seed of a natural hybrid collected by Fred C. Galle at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA; G (1983), S (1997), N (1999), and REG (1999): August E. Kehr, Hendersonville, NC; in tissue culture (1998): Shadow Mountain Nursery (S.M. McCulloch). Fls 8-12/lax truss, tubular at first, becoming broadly funnel-shaped, 2"-2.4" (50-60mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; yellowish pink in bud, opening apricot with a yellow dorsal flare and a yellow throat, unmarked; filaments and style red; slight to no scent. Truss 1.5" (40mm) high x 3"-3.5" (75-90mm) wide. Calyx c 0.1" (3mm) long, light green. Lvs elliptic, cuneate base, acuminate apex, flat, 3.25"-4" (80-100mm) long; dull, deep green above, hairless. Shrub 7' (2.1m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 18 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C). Mid August.

'Mini Carnations':  Evergreen azalea. ('Ripples'* x 'Evening Glow'). H (1976), G (1979), N, and REG (1999): Sandra McDonald; I: Le-Mac Azaleas; both Hampton, VA. Fls2-3/truss, openly funnel-shaped, double (pistil present, but no stamens), c 0.8" (20mm) long x 1.25" (30mm) wide, flat-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (68A) in bud, opening deep purplish pink (68A) throughout, unmarked. Calyx 0.1" (3mm) long, light green. Lvs obovate, cuneate base, acute apex, flat, 1"(25mm) x 0.4" (10mm); semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137C) above, sparsely hairy (white at first, becoming tan) on edge and below. Shrub 3.3' (1.0m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 22 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Mid April.

'New Generation Red':  Evergreen azalea. ('Girard's Hot Shot' x 'Hershey's Red-tetra'*). H (1977), G (1980), N, and REG (1999): Sandra McDonald; I: Le-Mac Azaleas; both Hampton, VA. Fls 3/truss, openly funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5+5 frilly-edged lobes; strong red (50A) in bud, opening strong red (51A) throughout, with faint dorsal spotting. Calyx 1.5" (40mm) long, strong red (51A). Lvs elliptic, cuneate base, acute apex, flat, 2.25" (55mm) x 1.5" (40mm); semi-glossy, strong yellow green (144A) above, sparsely hairy (hairs white at first, becoming tan). Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 22 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Mid April.

'Orchid Mist':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum, Exbury form x 'Frank Galsworthy'). H (1989), G (1994), N (1996), and REG (1999): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 19/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.8" (45mm) long x 2.25" (55mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; moderate purplish red (70A) in bud, opening inside with a very light purple (75C) picotee edge c 0.25" (5mm) wide, changing to very pale purple (76D) in center, and with a dark greenish yellow (152D) spotted dorsal blotch c 0.8" (20mm) long; outside very light purple (75C) at margins, shading to very pale purple (76D) near base. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high × 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, down curved margins, 4.8" (120mm) x 2" (50mm); dull, moderate olive green (147A) above; slight pale orange yellow (165D) tomentum on new growth, petioles and mature lvs with slightly hairy, moderate orange yellow (165C) indumentum below. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 9 years; dense habit. Plant hardy to at least 6°F (-14°C). Late May.

'Peach Charm':  Elepidote. ['Nancy Evans' x ('Whopper' x 'Lem's Cameo')]. H (1984) and G (1989): Ned Brockenbrough; N (1999) and REG (1999): Jim Barlup; both Bellevue, WA. Fls 17/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4.5" (115mm) wide, 7 wavy-edged lobes; strong red (47B) in bud, opening inside with a moderate pink (51D) picotee edge c 0.25" (6mm) wide, shading rapidly to light orange yellow (16C) on three dorsal lobes, and to pale orange yellow (16D) on others; with two strong red (46A) flares c 0.5" (15mm) long on dorsal lobe, and strong red (46A) nectaries; outside deep pink (51C). Calyx 1" (25mm) long, pale orange yellow (16D) with strong red (46A) basal flares c 0.25" (6mm) long. Truss 8" (200mm) high x 8" (200mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, wavy margins, 5.5" (140mm) x 2.5"(65mm); semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 5.5' (1.7m) tall x 5.5' (1.7m) wide in 10 years; intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Early May.

'Porcelain Promise':  Elepidote. ('Peach Charm' x 'Pirouette'). H (1992), G (1996), N (1999), and REG (1999): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 23/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 6 wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (54B) in bud, opening yellowish white (155D) throughout, with a light greenish yellow (5C) dorsal flare c 0.5"(13mm) long in base. Calyx 0.4" (10mm) long, pale yellow green (4D). Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, upcurved margins, 5.2" (130mm) x 2.2" (55mm); semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 6 years; intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least 9°F (-13°C). Mid May. (Best New Hybrid, Cascade Chapter, 1998)

'Powder Snow':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum, Exbury form x macabeanum). H (1981), G (1989), N (1998), and REG (1999): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 20/dome truss, funnel-campanulate, 2.2" (55mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 6 wavy-edged lobes; light pink (49C) in bud, opening yellowish white (155D) throughout, with a deep purplish red (187D) dorsal flare c 0.5" (15mm) long, and sparse, discrete spots extending c 0.4" (10mm) beyond the flare, and with shorter flares on adjacent lobes. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, down curved margins, 5.8" (145mm) x 2.2" (55mm); semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above; new growth with heavy, greenish white (157D) tomentum, mature lvs with thick, brownish orange (165B) hairy indumentum below and on petioles. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 17 years; dense habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Early April.

R. 'Powder Snow'
'Powder Snow', hybridized by Jim Barlup.
Photo by Jim Barlup

'Recital':  Elepidote. ('Mindy's Love' x 'Jessie's Song'). H (1991), G (1994), N (1999), and REG (1999): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 20/ball truss, funnel-shaped, 2.2" (55mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong pink (48D) in bud, opening inside pale yellow (8D), the dorsal and portions of adjacent lobes light greenish yellow (8C), with strong red (53B) basal flares c 1" (25mm) long on dorsal lobe, c 0.25" (6mm) long on others. Calyx 1" (25mm) long, pale yellow (8D) with strong red (53B) flares. Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, wavy margins, 4.2" (105mm) x 2" (50mm); dull, moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 8 years; intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least 9°F (-13°C). Mid May.

'Rockbridge':  Elepidote. ('Maxecat' x hyperythrum). H (1989), N, and REG (1999): Michael Stilwell, Dugspur, VA; G (1991): Wyatt LeFever, Kernersville, NC. Fls 15/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; pink in bud, opening white throughout, with two narrow red flares (solid color in dorsal throat, becoming spotted above); lightly scented. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, lanceolate, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, down curved margins, 4.75" (120mm) x 1.4" (35mm); dull, dark green, with floccose white hairs above. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 8 years; dense habit. Plant hardy to at least -20°F (-29°C); buds, -10°F (-23°C) . Mid May.

'Rosy Frills':  Evergreen azalea. ('Girard's Hot Shot' x 'Hershey's Red-tetra'*). H (1977), G (1980), N, and REG (1999): Sandra McDonald; I: Le-Mac Azaleas; both Hampton, VA. Fls usually 3/truss, openly funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5+5 frilly-edged lobes; vivid purplish red (57D) in bud, opening vivid purplish red (57D) throughout; a few vivid red (57A) dorsal spots. Calyx 1.75" (45mm) long, vivid purplish red (57D). Lvs elliptic, cuneate base, acute apex, flat, 2.25" (55mm) x 1.5" (40mm); glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above, sparsely hairy above and below (hairs white at first, becoming tan). Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 22 years (with pruning); intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Mid April.

'Royston Frost':  Elepidote. (auriculatum x hemsleyanum). H (1950): E.J. and M. Greig, Royston, B.C.; G: Vancouver Parks Board, Vancouver, B.C.; REG (1999): Gerard Picher, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Fls 11-12/lax truss, funnel-shaped, 4" (100mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, wavy-edged lobes, strongly scented; buds ivory with slight flush of pale pink on lobes, opening pure white with a tinge of green in the throat. Calyx minute, pale green. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 10" (250mm) wide. Lvs lanceolate, auriculate base, broadly acute apex, wavy and down curved margins, 10.5" (265mm) x 2" (50mm); dull green above, hairless. Shrub 30' (9.2m) tall x 20' (6.2m) wide in 40 years; dense habit. Plant hardy to at east 0°F (-18°C). Late July-August.

'Royston Opaline':  Elepidote. (auriculatum x 'Last Rose'). H (1950): E.J. and M. Greig, Royston, V.C.; G (1970): Vancouver Parks Board, Vancouver, B.C.; REG (1999): Gerard Picher, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Fls 12/lax truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3" (75mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, wavy-edged lobes, lightly scented; light pink with dark pink ribs in bud, opening inside light blush pink with spotted, cinnamon-colored flares in dorsal throat, coalescing into solid blotch at base; outside slightly darker blush pink with pink ribs. Calyx minute, greenish. Truss 7" (175mm) high x 9" (225mm) wide. Lvs held 1 year, narrowly elliptic, oblique-auriculate base, broadly acute apex, flat, 10" (250mm) x 3" (75mm); dull, dark green above, hairless. Shrub 11' (3.4m) tall x 19' (5.8m) wide in 35 years; dense habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Late July.

'Royston Radiance':  Elepidote. (hemsleyanum x auriculatum). H (1950s): E.J. and M. Greig, Royston, B.C.; G: Vancouver Parks Board, Vancouver, B.C.; REG (1999): Gerard Picher, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Fls 12/lax truss, funnel-shaped, 4" (100mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, 7 wavy-edged lobes; pink in bud, opening light pink inside and out, with dark rose spotting in throat. Calyx 0.5" (c 15mm) long, dark pink. Truss 7" (175mm) high x 10" (250mm) wide. Lvs narrowly elliptic, oblique-auriculate base, broadly acute apex, 11" (275mm) x 3" (75mm); dull, dark green above, hairless. Shrub 12' (3.7m) tall x 19' (5.8m) wide in 30 years; dense habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Late July.

'Royston Regency':  Elepidote. (auriculatum x 'Fabia'). H (1950): E.J. and M. Greig, Royston, B.C.; G: Vancouver Parks Board, Vancouver, B.C.; REG (1999): Gerard Picher, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Fls 8-9/lax truss, narrowly funnel-shaped, 3.5" (90mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; pale salmon pink in bud, opening creamy white, edged pale pink inside and out, the throat and base pale yellow. Calyx length varying from (dorsal) 2" (50mm) to (ventral) 1" (25mm), colored as corolla. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 9" (225mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, narrowly elliptic, oblique-slightly auriculate base, broadly acute apex, down curved margins, 10" (250mm) x 3" (75mm); dull, dark green above, with sparse hairs below, white at first, becoming buff. Shrub 11' (3.4m) tall x 20' (6.2m) wide in 30 years; intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Late July.

'Sachet':  Elepidote. ('Dosido' x yakushimanum, Exbury form). H (1984), G (1989), N (1995), and REG (1999): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 15/dome truss, funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; light purplish pink (55C) in bud, opening yellowish white (155D) throughout, unmarked. Truss 3" (75mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, wavy margins, 4" (100mm) x 1.5" (40mm); dull, moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 14 years; dense habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Early May.

'Sandra's White Surprise':  Evergreen azalea. ('Dainty Rose' x unknown). Open pollinated (1974), G (1977), N, and REG (1999): Sandra McDonald; I: Le-Mac Azaleas; both Hampton, VA. Fls 2-3/truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.3" (33mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; brilliant yellow green (149C) in bud, opening white throughout; some brilliant yellow green (149C) spotting on dorsal and adjacent lobes. Calyx 0.1" (3mm) long, brilliant yellow green (149A). Lvs obovate, cuneate base, acute apex, flat, 2.5" (65mm) x 1" (25mm); glossy, moderate olive green (137B) above, sparsely hairy (pale at first, becoming light tan) below. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 24 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Early April. (Synonym: 'White Surprise')

'Sassy Orange':  Elepidote. ('Sedona' x 'Hill's Low Red'). H (1989), G (1994), N (1999), and REG (1999): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 14/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75 mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; vivid red (46B) in bud, opening inside with strong red (39A) edges on dorsal lobes and moderate yellowish pink (39C) edges on ventral lobes, all shading to a light yellow (20B) center, the dorsal lobes with a dark red (187B) flare and large area of heavy (187B) spotting; dark red (187B) nectaries; outside light yellow (20B) shading to (39A-C) at edges and (39A) midribs. Calyx 1" (25mm) long, light yellow (20B) with a dark red (187B) base. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, oblong, rounded base, broadly acute apex, down curved margins, 5.5" (140mm) x 2.2" (55mm); dull, moderate olive green (147A) above; new growth with light, moderate orange yellow (165C) tomentum, mature lvs with sparse, moderate orange yellow (165C) hairy indumentum below. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years; intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least 6°F (-14°C). Mid May.

'Star Sapphire':  Lepidote. (minus Carolinianum Group, white-flrd x augustinii). H: (c1948), G, and N (pre 1960): Donald L. Hardgrove, Merrick, NY; I (1982): Sidney V. Burns, Syosset, NY; REG (1999): Werner Brack, St. James, NY. Fls 4-7/ball truss, saucer-shaped, 1.25" (30mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; strong purple (83D) in bud, opening inside vivid purple (87B), fading lighter towards center, and with green spotting; outside light purple (84B). Calyx very short, (c 1.5mm), strong yellow green (144C). Truss 2.5" (65mm) high x 2.75" (70mm) wide. Lvs held 1-2 years, elliptic, rounded base, acute apex, flat, 2" (50mm) x 0.75" (20mm); dull, moderate olive green (137A) above. Shrub 7' (2.1m) tall x 6' (1.8m) wide in 19 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Early May.

'Strawberry Frills':  Elepidote. ['Kluis Sensation' x 'Caroline' (Gable)]. H (1976), G (c 1981), N, and REG (1999): Sandra McDonald, Hampton, VA; I (1988): Middle Atlantic Chapter, ARS, at Williamsburg, VA. Fls 7-9/dome truss, saucer-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, 5 frilly-edged lobes; strong purplish red (67A) in bud, with flushes of deep purplish pink (70C) at first, opening inside very pale purple (69A) with a prominent dorsal blotch composed of lines of small, strong purplish red (67A) spots; outside strong purplish pink (68B) shading to moderate purplish pink (70D) near edge. Calyx minute, (less than 1 mm long), green. Lvs elliptic, oblique base, acuminate apex, flat, 5" (125mm) x 2" (50mm); dull, moderate olive green (137B)above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 12 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Early May.

'Tom-Cath McNally':  Elepidote. ('Lamplighter' x 'Crest'). H (1990): Morna Stockman; G (1997), N (1998), and REG (1999): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 10/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes, moderately scented; inside near light purple (77C) with a white flare extending from base to tip of each lobe, and with discrete spots of strong purplish red (61B) in dorsal throat; outside near strong purplish red (71C). Calyx less than 0.1" (c 1.5mm) long, deep pink. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs narrowly elliptic, oblique base, acute apex with mucro, down curved margins, 4"-8" (100-200mm) x 1.4"-2.5" (35-65mm); dull, near moderate yellow green (146B) above, hairless. Shrub 3.7' (1.1 m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 9 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Mid May.

'Vanilla Spice':  Elepidote. ('Silk Ribbon' x 'White Cinnamon'). H (1991), G (1996), N (1998), and REG (1999): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 16/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.2" (55mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; moderate purplish red (59C) in bud, opening pale yellowish pink (159D), with pale yellow green (4D) on interior midribs and exterior edges; strong red (53C) nectaries and a large, dark red (59A), densely spotted dorsal blotch. Calyx 1.5" (40mm) long, pale yellowish pink (159D) tinged pale yellow green (4D), with two strong red (53C) basal spots. Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex, down curved margins, 4" (100mm) x 1.8" (45mm); semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 8 years; dense habit. Plant hardy to at least 9°F (-13°C). Mid May.

'Westport Point': Lepidote. [(minus x racemosum) x ciliatum]. H (pre 1980) and G: unknown; N (1995): J. Powell Huie, Westport Point, MA; REG (1999): Ian E.M. Donovan, Pembroke, MA. Fls 3-7/ball truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 1.4" (35mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; light purplish pink (73C) in bud, opening inside very pale purple (75D) with faint brown spotting in dorsal throat; outside opening light reddish purple (74C) to moderate purplish pink (74D), changing with age to light purplish pink (65B), very light purple (75C), and finally pale purplish pink (65D). Calyx c 0.2" (5mm) long, green. Multi-bud terminal inflorescence 3.75" (95mm) high x 3.5" (90mm) wide. Lvs elliptic, cuneate base, acute apex, flat, 3" (75mm) x 1.25" (30mm); glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above, no visible indumentum. Shrub c 4' (1.2m) tall x c 4.5' (1.4m) wide in 10 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Midseason. (MA Chapter Code: P4M-1518) [Correct parentage to (minus x racemosum) x ciliatum - mod 09/09/15, ref]

'White Surprise':  Synonym of 'Sandra's White Surprise'.

'Whopper':  Elepidote. ('Lem's Goal' x 'Loderi King George'). H, G, and N (pre 1960): Halfdan Lem, Seattle, WA; REG (1999): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 12/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.75" (70mm) long x 4.25" (105mm) wide, 6 wavy-edged lobes, lightly scented; strong purplish red (60B) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (62D) at inside edges and fading to pale orange yellow (159B) center, with streaks of strong purplish red (63B) radiating from nectaries, and two dark reddish orange (178B) rays, c 0.8" (20mm) long, on dorsal lobe; outer edges pale purplish pink (62D) deepening to strong purplish red (63B) along midribs and at base. Truss 8" (200mm) high x 9" (225mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, narrowly oblong, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex, 8" (200mm) x 2.5" (65mm); dull, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 4.5' (1.4m) wide in 10 years; intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least 7°F (-14°C). Mid May.

'Williamsburg Rose':  Synonym of 'Williamsburg Rose Bouquet'. Neither name should be confused with the previously registered 'Williamsburg', an evergreen azalea having white fls with a greenish throat and reddish orange sectors, stripes, and flecks.

'Williamsburg Rose Bouquet':  Evergreen azalea. ('Ripples'* x 'Evening Glow'*). H (1976), G (1979), N, and REG (1999): Sandra McDonald; I (1988): Le-Mac Azaleas; both Hampton, VA. Fls 2-3/truss, broadly funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose, double (occasional anther sac attached), c 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, frilly-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (73A) in bud, opening strong purplish pink (73B) inside and out, with a few tiny, strong purplish red (71C) spots. Calyx c 1.5." (40mm) long, strong purplish pink (73B). Lvs obovate, cuneate base, acute apex, flat, 1.5"-1.8" (40-45mm) x 0.6" (15mm); semi-glossy, dark yellowish green (139A) above, with hairs (white at first, becoming tan) above and below. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 15 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Early April. (Synonym: 'Williamsburg Rose')

* The following unregistered names appear as parents in the above descriptions:
'Evening Glow':  Evergreen azalea, grower and parentage unknown
'Hershey's Red-tetra':  Polyploid form of 'Hershey's Red', introduced by USDA
'Ripples':  H. Kerrigan, ('Lambertus C. Bobbink' x 'Rosebud' (Gable))
'Venus':  Forcing azalea by Henson, parentage unknown
'Vineland 6038A':*nbsp; Deciduous azalea from Vineland, Ontario Research Station, parentage unknown

Corrections:
'Mount Mitchell' (Leach): cf Quarterly Bulletin, ARS, 18:1, (1964). This has now been renamed (S. Krebs, 1999) as 'Leach's Mount Mitchell' to avoid confusion with the earlier use of this epithet by J.B. Gable. The renamed 'Leach's Mount Mitchell' has been distributed by the Rhododendron Species Foundation under Accession number RSF 77/646; the Accession number of the Gable plant, which retains the name 'Mount Mitchell' (sometimes seen as 'Mt. Mitchell'), is RSF 75/137.

'Olga Mezitt' (published in error as OLGA): published in Journal ARS, Vol. 37 No 1 Winter 1983. Parentage should read: (minus, compact form x dauricum hybrid, pink-flrd).


Volume 54, Number 1
Winter 2000

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