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Volume 54, Number 4
Fall 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 August 1, 2000 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").

'Alexandra's Ruby':  Elepidote. ('Mars' x 'Inca Chief'). H (1986), G (1992), N, and REG (2000): J. Leonard, Sandwich, MA. Fls 15/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; deep red (53A); anthers white. Calyx c 0.1" (3mm) long, grayish yellow green (148D) with strong red (53B). Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, 3"-6" (75-150mm) x 1.25"-2.5" (30-65mm), elliptic, obtuse apex, rounded base, flat margins; dull, moderate olive green (146A) and wrinkled above, hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 8' (2.4m) wide in 12 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C). Late May-early June.

'Alva':  Elepidote. (hemsleyanum x yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada'). H (1963), G (1973), N, and REG (2000): D.W. Goheen, Camas, WA; I (c 1980): L. Bulgin, Salem, OR. Fls 14-16/ dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.5"-4" (90-100mm) wide, 7 wavy to frilly-edged lobes; white tinged green-yellow in bud, opening yellowish white (155B, 155D) throughout, unmarked; strongly scented. Calyx minute, pale green and rose. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 8" (200mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, 5" (125mm) x 2.5" (65mm), obovate, flat, mucronate apex, rounded base; glossy green above, with a thin, felted indumentum below, white to tan at first, deep orange yellow (163A) at maturity. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 6' (1.8m) wide in 10 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least 5°F (-15°C). May.

'Amy Cotta':  Lepidote. (sport from PJM Group). S (1982), G (1984), N (1997), and REG (2000): Steve Cotta, Tiverton, RI; I (1998): Portsmouth Nursery, Portsmouth, RI. Fls 12-15/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1" (25mm) long x 1.8" (45mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; light purple (75A) in bud, opening inside very pale purple (75D), shading to white in throat; outside light, very light, and very pale purple (75A-D). Calyx 0.4" (10mm) long, strong yellow green (144A). Truss 2" (50mm) high x 3.2" (80mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 1.3" (32mm) x 0.7" (17.5mm), elliptic or sometimes obovate, cuneate to somewhat rounded base, obtuse or slightly retuse apex, down curved margins; semi-glossy, darker than moderate olive green (147A) above, with tiny scales, tan above, rusty brown and more numerous below. Shrub 3.5' (1.1m) tall x 5.2' (1.6m) wide in 18 years, compact, dense habit, slow-growing. Plant hardy to at least -20°F (-29°C). Mid April. (US Plant Patent 11311)

'Bill Vinson':  Elepidote. ('Point Defiance' x 'Countess of Derby'). H (1973): Bill Vinson, Sumner, WA; G (c1981), N, and REG (2000): E.T. (Ted) Anderson, Longview, WA. Fls 11-15/conical truss, open funnel-campanulate, 4" (100mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong red (53B) in bud, opening inside strong purplish red (58B) at margins, paling to strong purplish red (58C) at center; outside strong purplish red (58B), fading a little lighter; stigma vivid red (46C). Calyx rim-like, strong purplish red (58B). Truss 7" (175mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 6"-7" (150-175mm) x 2.25"-2.75" (55-70mm), elliptic, broadly acute and slightly wavy apex, cuneate base; dull, moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 6' (1.8m) wide in 26 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C. Early May.

'Black Diamond':  Elepidote. ('Lord Roberts' x 'Cowboy Joe'). H (1991): Morna Stockman; G (1999), N (1999), and REG (2000): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 20-26/ conical truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2.25" (55mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; (no good color match) near strong purplish red (63A-B, 67A) inside and out, with a prominent dorsal blotch of black spots, and with pale yellow stamens. Calyx 0.1" (3mm) long, tan tinged red. Truss 7" (175mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 5.75" (145mm) x 1.75" (45mm), narrowly elliptic, acuminate apex, cuneate base, flat and down curved margins; glossy, dark green above, hairless. Shrub 2.7' (0.8m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 9 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Late May.

'Boing Boeing':  Elepidote. ('Dianta' x 'Kubla Khan'). H (1993): Morna Stockman; G (1999), N (2000), and REG (2000): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 8-10/ball truss, funnel-campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 3.25" (80mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong red (53C-D) in bud, opening inside strong to light purplish pink (73B-C) at margins, with a large star-shaped white center, brilliant to light yellow (15C-D) areas on three dorsal lobes, and dense spotting of strong red (53C) in dorsal throat; outside deep to strong purplish pink (73A-B). Calyx 0.25" (6mm) long, green edged yellow. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 4.25" (105mm) x 1.75" (45mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat and down curved margins; dull, mid green above, hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 7 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Early June.

'Border Jewel':  Evergreen azalea. ('Chinzan' x 'Marian Lee'). H (1994), G (1995), N, and REG (2000): Mark Phillips, Cary, NC. Fls 4-5/lax truss, funnel-shaped, 1" (25mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide; buds rose pink with a white base, opening pastel pink with a rose pink picotee edge inside and out, the center and base light pastel pink, unmarked; anthers white; stigma red. Calyx c 0.06" (1.5mm) long, light green. Lvs 1" (25mm) x 0.5" (13mm), elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, flat and down curved margins; glossy dark green above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 5 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 3°F (-16°C). Mid May.

'Brim's Heartburn':  Elepidote. ('Parker's Pink' x Avocet Group). H (1995): J. Delbert Brim, Mount Airy, NC; G (1999), N (2000), and REG (2000): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 18/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, 7 wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (66C) in bud, opening light purplish pink (73C) at edges, fading to pale pinkish white, with a small orange-brown flare in throat of dorsal lobe, spreading as light greenish yellow (8C) rays on three dorsal lobes; outside light purplish pink (73C) flushed with deep purplish pink (66C). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 8" (200mm) x 2.5" (65mm), narrowly elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; dull, near moderate olive green (137A) above, mid vein strong yellow green (144B), hairless. Shrub 2.3' (0.7m) tall x 3.3' (1.0m) wide in 5 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -5°F (-21°C). Late May.

'Bronzed Beauty':  Elepidote. (unnamed Lem hybrid x falconeri ssp. eximium). H (1986), G (1991), N (1998), and REG (2000): Catherine Weeks; I (1997): Westgate Garden Nursery; both Eureka, CA. Fls 15/slightly lax dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.25" (55mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, 7 wavy-edged lobes; light yellow (12C) in bud, opening pale yellow (11C) inside and out, unmarked; moderately scented. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 8" (200mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 5.5" (140mm) x 2" (50mm), elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, slightly upcurved margins; glossy, new foliage dark red (187A), with color persisting for 4-5 months before changing to dark yellowish green (139A) above, moderate yellow green (139D) below, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 4.5' (1.4m) wide in 12 years, intermediate to dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 11°F (-12°C). Early April.

R. 'Bronzed Beauty'
R. 'Bronzed Beauty'
(unnamed Lem hybrid x falconeri ssp. eximium)

'Butterscotch Dancer':  Elepidote. ('Sunstruck' x 'Skipper'). H (1993), G (1998), N, and REG (2000): J. Leonard, Sandwich, MA. Fls 10-11/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.75" (70mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, 7 flat-edged lobes; peach-colored buds opening pale yellow (20D) at margins, shading to pale greenish yellow (10D) in center, with a strong red (46A) basal blotch extending upwards 1.25" (30mm) on dorsal lobe, lesser lengths on other lobes; moderately scented. Calyx c 0.1" (3mm) long, strong yellow green (144B). Truss 4.5" (11.5mm) high x 7" (1 75mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 3"-7.5" (75-190mm) x 1.25"-2.25" (30-55mm), elliptic, apiculate apex, cuneate base, flat margins; dull, moderate yellow green (146B) above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 7 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Late May-early June.

'Canadian Sunshine':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1997), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 14/ball truss, funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2.75" (70mm) wide, 7 wavy-edged lobes; yellow flushed reddish in bud, opening inside light greenish yellow (3D), unmarked; outside light greenish yellow (3C). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 5.5" (140mm) x 2" (50mm), held 3 years, elliptic, acute to broadly acute apex, oblique base, down curved margins, impressed veins; glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Mid May.

'Carolina Babe':  Elepidote. ('Gladsgay Gardens'* x 'Governor's Mansion'). H (1995): Marilyn Whitman; G (2000), N (2000), and REG (2000): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 16-18/ conical truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, 7 frilly-edged lobes; light purple (78C) in bud, opening moderate purplish pink (78D) inside and out, the inside fading to white; strong yellow green (144C) spotting on dorsal lobes. Truss 6.5" (165mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs 5.5" (140mm) x 3" (75mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; dull, moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 5 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -5°F (-21°C). Early May. (Blue ribbon, new hybrid class, Princeton Chapter show, May 2000)

'Carolina Dream Girl':  Elepidote. ('Gladsgay Gardens'* x 'Governor's Mansion'). H (1995): Marilyn Whitman; G (2000), N (2000), and REG (2000): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 18/conical truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.75" (95mm) wide, 6-7 flat-edged lobes; deep purple (79C) and light purple (78C) in bud, opening inside white, faintly tinged lavender at first, with deep purplish red (61A) markings at base of dorsal lobes; outside white with pale lavender midribs; pistil green. Truss 6.5" (165mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs 7.25" (180mm) x 3" (75mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; dull, moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2.2' (0.7m) wide in 5 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -5°F (-21°C). Mid May. (Best new hybrid, Tappan Zee Chapter show, May 2000)

'Chalk Leopard':  Elepidote. ('Mrs. T.H. Lowinsky' x 'Calsap'). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1997), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 18/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; inside white, faintly flushed palest lavender at first, with a large, densely spotted, maroon blotch on the dorsal lobe; outside very pale purple (69C). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 3" (75mm) x 1.5" (40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, down curved margins; dark yellowish green (139A) above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Mid June.

'Chitwood':  Elepidote. ('Hotei' x 'Van Nes Sensation'). H (1990): Morna Stockman; G (1997), N (1999), and REG (2000): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 13-16/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.25" (55mm) long x 3.25" (80mm) wide, 6 wavy-edged lobes; buds brilliant yellow (11A) at base, shading paler towards apex, opening inside white with a brilliant to light yellow (11A-B) center and solid color flares on two dorsal lobes; outside white with a light yellow (11B) base. Calyx c 0.25" (5mm) long, yellow. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4.75" (120mm) x 1.75" (45mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, cordate base, flat and down curved margins; dull, dark green above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 10 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Early May. (Blue ribbon, Olympic Peninsula Chapter show, May 2000)

'Clyde Wesche':  Elepidote. ('Lem's Cameo' x 'Sierra del Oro'). H (1995), G (1998), N (1999), and REG (2000): W.A. Stipe, Greenbank, WA. Fls 15/ball truss, funnel-campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 6 wavy-edged lobes; strong red (51A) in bud, opening inside moderate purplish pink (54D) at edge, shading to a light orange (29B) throat, with a small, deep pink (50B) basal blotch; outside light pink (50D). Calyx 0.5" (13mm) long, deep yellowish pink (39B). Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 2.5" (65mm) x 1.25"(30mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; dull, moderate yellow green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 1.7' (0.5m) tall x 1.25' (0.4m) wide in 4 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 14°F (-10°C). Midseason.

'Dapper Dan':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x unknown). H (c 1989): unknown; G, N, and REG (2000): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 14/dome truss, funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5-6 wavy-edged lobes; vivid purplish red (57B) in bud, opening inside white with (57B) markings and some vivid yellow green (154A) spotting on dorsal lobe; outside white with vivid purplish red (57B) midribs and a light purplish pink (63D) base. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 4.5" (115mm) x 1.5" (40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; dull, moderate olive green (137A) above, with a thick, hairy, light tan indumentum below. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -10°F (-23°C). Mid May. (Blue ribbon, Tappan Zee Chapter show, May 2000)

'Early Star':  Elepidote. ('Vossberg No. 2'*, selfed). H (1991): Marilyn Whitman; G (1999), N (1999), and REG (2000): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls9/dome truss, funnel-campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 3.25" (80mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (67A) in bud, opening inside very light purple (75C) with a strong greenish yellow (151A) dorsal blotch; outside light purple (75A) edged moderate purplish pink (74B). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 5.25" (130mm) x 2.5" (65mm), elliptic, obtuse apex, cordate base, flat margins; semi-glossy, near moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 2.25 (0.7m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 9 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -10°F (-23°C). Mid April.

'Etamin':  Elepidote. ('Kubla Khan' x 'Christie Ess'). H (1990): Morna Stockman; G (1998), N (1999), and REG (2000): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 7/lax dome truss, funnel-campanulate, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, 7 wavy-edged lobes; moderate red (47A) in bud, opening deep yellowish pink (39B) at margins, vivid yellow (15A-B) in center of lobes and throat, and with discrete spotting of moderate red (47A) on dorsal lobes; outside strong reddish orange (42B-C) fading to deep yellowish pink (39B). Calyx cup-shaped, tapering from 1" to 0.2" (25-5mm), reddish at edge shading to yellow base. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 6" (150mm) x 2" (50mm), narrowly elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, down curved margins; dull, dark green above, hairless. Shrub 3.3' (1.0m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Mid May.

'Ethel Kirkpatrick':  Elepidote. ('Lem's Cameo' x 'Ken Janeck'). H (1985): unknown; G (1996), N, and REG (2000): E.T. (Ted) Anderson, Longview, WA. Fls14/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.25" (55mm) long x 3"-3.5" (75-90mm) wide, 5 wavy-and frilly-edged lobes; vivid red (57A) in bud, opening inside vivid purplish red (57C) at edge, shading lighter through vivid purplish red (57D) to approximately pale purplish pink (62D) at center, with a V-shaped, moderate red (185B) densely spotted blotch in the dorsal throat and sparser spotting towards the edge; outside vivid purplish red (57C), streaked with strong purplish red (58B) on midribs. Calyx c 0.1" (3mm) long, vivid purplish red (58C). Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 3"-6" (75-150mm) x 1"-2" (25-50mm), narrowly elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, down curved margins; dull, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 15 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C). Early May.

'Flavone':  Elepidote. ('Neat-O' x bureavii). H (1979), G (1988), N, and REG (2000): D.W. Goheen, Camas, WA; I: A Sandy Rhododendron, Sandy, OR. Fls 16-20/conical truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 2"-2.5" (50-65mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; white, with strong purplish red (54A) spotting on dorsal lobe. Calyx 2-3mm long, pale pink. Truss 5"-6" (125-150mm) high x 5"-6" (125-150mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, 5"-5.25" (125-130mm) x 2.5" (65mm), elliptic, apiculate apex, cuneate base, flat to down curved wavy margins; glossy and dark green above, with a thick, felted, moderate orange (167A) indumentum below. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 15 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 5°F (-15°C). April.

'Frill City':  Elepidote. ('Ben Moseley' x 'Francesca'). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1999), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 14/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 6 frilly-edged lobes; inside moderate purplish pink (74D), edged light reddish purple (74C), with inconspicuous ocher spotting on dorsal lobe; outside vivid and light reddish purple(74B-C). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 4.75" (120mm) x 2.5" (65mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate/rounded base, down curved margins; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Early June.

'Frill Seeker':  Elepidote. (unknown x 'Bob As'). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; C (1998), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 19/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; inside moderate purplish pink (74D) at margins, shading to very pale purple (75D) center, with a spotted green blotch on the dorsal lobe; outside vivid reddish purple (74B) fading to light reddish purple (74C). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 4.5" (115mm) x 2" (50mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, down curved margins; semi-glossy, mid green above, with a reddish brown hairy indumentum below. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Mid June.

'Grape Leopard':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1997), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 15/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 3.25" (80mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; light purple (75A) throughout, with a large, dark maroon, densely spotted dorsal blotch. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 3.5" (90mm) x 1.25" (30mm), narrowly elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (146A) above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Mid June.

'Halibut Hal':  Elepidote. ('Hotei' x 'Van Nes Sensation'). H (1990): Morna Stockman; G (1997), N (1999), and REG (2000): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 10-15/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, 5-6 wavy-edged lobes, moderately scented; close to pale greenish yellow (13D) in bud, opening inside white, tinged pale greenish yellow (10D) in center; outside light yellow (10B-C). Calyx lobes c 0.5" (15mm) long, colored as corolla. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4" (100mm) x 2" (50mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, cordate base, wavy and down curved margins; semi-glossy, dark green above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 4.5' (1.4m) wide in 10 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Early May. (Blue ribbon, Olympic Peninsula Chapter show, May 2000)

'Hollywood and Vine':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1997), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 17/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.75" (95mm) wide, 7 wavy-edged lobes; vivid purplish red (57B) in bud, opening inside vivid purplish red (57C), with strong greenish yellow (151B) dorsal spotting; outside vivid purplish red (57D). Truss 7.25" (180mm) high x 6.25" (155mm) wide. Lvs 6.75" (170mm) x 2.75" (70mm), held 3 years, elliptic, broadly acute apex, oblique base, flat margins; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C).

'Hot Lick':  Elepidote. ['Vivacious' x ('Mars' x 'America')]. H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1998), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 15/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (67A) in bud, opening inside strong and vivid purplish red (67A-B) with slightly darker dorsal spotting (barely perceptible); outside strong purplish red (67A). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 5" (125mm) x 1.75" (45mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate to rounded base, down curved margins; dull, moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Midseason.

'Ice Dunes':  Elepidote. ('Vineblanc' x 'Mrs. T.H. Lowinsky'). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1997), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 17/dome truss, funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.75" (70mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; inside light purple (75B) at margins, paling to white center, with inconspicuous yellowish green dorsal spotting; outside very pale purple (69D); with age, fls fade to white throughout. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs 3" (75mm) x 1.75" (45mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 3.5' (1.1m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Mid June.

'Ilio Point':  Elepidote. ('Hotei' x 'Morna Belle'). H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1998), N (1999), and REG (2000): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 14/bail truss, saucer-shaped, 2.25" (55mm) long x 3.25" (80mm) wide, 6 flat-edged lobes; buds white with longitudinal streaks of vivid red (52A), opening inside white, lightly flushed in throat with very pale yellowish pink, and with sparse dorsal spotting of deep pink (52B); outside white. Calyx lobes 0.75"-0.5" (20-13mm) long, bright pink shading to white edged pink. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4.5" (115mm) x 1.75" (45mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, oblique base, flat and down curved margins; dull, mid green above, hairless. Shrub 3.3' (1.0m) tall x 3.3' (1.0m) wide in 11 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Early May. (Blue ribbon, Olympic Peninsula Chapter show, May 2000)

'Ima Beaut':  Elepidote. ('Kubla Khan' x 'Van Nes Sensation'). H (1992): Morna Stockman; G (1999), N (1999), and REG (2000): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 12-15/ dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.25"-3.5" (80-90mm) wide, 6 frilly-edged lobes; strong red (53C-D) in bud, opening inside light to pale purplish pink (55C-D) at margins, light yellow (near 11B) at lobe centers, with strong red (51A) dorsal spotting. Calyx lobes variable, two 0.8" (20mm) long, two 0.5" (13mm) long and one 0.2" (5mm) long, red and yellow. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 6" (150mm) x 2.5" (65mm), lanceolate, acute apex, oblique base, wavy and down curved margins; semi-glossy, dark green above, hairless; new foliage red. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 8 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Late April.

'Island Echoes':  Elepidote. [(catawbiense 'Powell Glass' x yakushimanum) x 'War Dance']. H (1994): Marilyn Whitman; G (1999), N (1999), and REG (2000): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 16/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.25" (55mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (67A) in bud, opening inside vivid purplish red (67B) with a small (67A) star-shaped blotch in the base, the dorsal lobe heavily spotted with deep red (60A); outside vivid purplish red (67B) with strong purplish red (67A) midribs; anthers white. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 7.5" (190mm) wide. Lvs 6" (150mm) x 2.5" (65mm), oblong, obtuse apex, rounded base, flat margins; semi-glossy, near moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 6 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C); buds, -5°F (-21°C). Early-mid May. (Blue ribbon, new hybrid class, Princeton Chapter show, May 2000)

'Island Prince':  Elepidote. [(catawbiense 'Powell Glass' x yakushimanum) x 'War Dance']. H (1993): Marilyn Whitman; G (1998), N (1999), and REG (2000): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 18-20/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; dark red (59A) in bud, opening inside strong purplish red (63A) at edges, shading lighter to center, with moderate purplish red (64A) dorsal spotting; outside deep purplish red (61A); anthers yellowish white. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs 5.5" (140mm) x 3" (75mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, slightly wavy margins; dull, near moderate olive green (137A) above, with sparse rusty tan hairs below. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 7 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -10°F (-23°C). Early May.

'Jazzberry Twirl':  Elepidote. ('Stokes Bronze Wings' x 'Vinebrook'). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1999), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 20/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; yellowish white (155D), tipped light lavender (78C) in bud, opening inside yellowish white (155D), with a narrow, light purple (78C) edge and a dorsal blotch of yellow ocher spots; outside (155D), edged (78C) and tinged lavender on midribs; scented (berry-like). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, 5" (125mm) x 1.5" (40mm), narrowly elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, wavy margins; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Early June.

'Jolly Rouge':  Elepidote. [('Pygmalion' x yakushimanum) x red-flowered elepidote of unknown parentage, attributed to W.M. Fetterhoff]. H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1998), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 10-11/ball truss, funnel-campanulate, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2.75" (70mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; moderate purplish red (58A) in bud, opening inside with pale purplish pink (56D) margins, c 0.2" (5mm) wide, shading to near white in center, and with slight yellow spotting on the dorsal lobe; outside strong purplish red (58B). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, 5" (125mm) x 2.5"(65mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, oblique base, flat margins; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Mid May.

'Lavender Crystals':  Elepidote. (probably 'Kristin' x 'Calsap'). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1997), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 19/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.6" (40mm) long x 2.25" (55mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; inside light purple (80D) shading to white center with a prominent, dark maroon-red dorsal blotch; outside light purple (80D). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs 3.75" (95mm) x 1.5" (40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in c 12 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Mid May.

'Lavender Leopard':  Elepidote. ('Mrs. T.H. Lowinsky' x 'Calsap'). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1997), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 22/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; buds light purple (75A) shading to white, opening very pale purple (76D) shading to very light purple (76B) at edge, with prominent reddish purple spotting covering most of the dorsal lobe and portions of adjacent lobes; outside very light purple (76B). Truss 6" (150mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 4.5" (115mm) x 2" (50mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, slightly cordate base, down curved margins; glossy, moderate olive green to moderate yellow green (147) above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Early June.

'Leslie Belle':  Elepidote. ('Purple Splendour' x 'One Thousand Butterflies'). H (1989), G (1994), N (1997), and REG (2000): W.A. Stipe; I (1997): Glynneden Gardens; both Greenbank, WA. Fls 18/ ball truss, flatter than broadly funnel-shaped (approaching rotate), 1.75" (45mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; vivid reddish purple (74A) in bud, opening inside very pale purple (76C), with a conspicuous vivid purple (81B) edge and a small, strong purplish red (59B) center; outside strong purple (80B). Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 3.5" (90mm) wide. Lvs 5"(125mm) x 1.75" (45mm), elliptic, acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; semi-glossy, dark green (136A) above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 7 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 14°F (-10°C). Mid May.

'Lime Chiffon':  Elepidote. ('Vinecrest' x 'Ken Janeck'). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1998), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 14/dome truss, funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; inside pale yellow green (4D) shading to pale yellow green (157A-B) at base, unmarked; outside close to pale yellow green (4D). Truss 3" (75mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs 4" (100mm) x 1.3" (35mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, down curved margins; dull, moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Early.

'Little Girl Pink':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum, Exbury form x 'Marchioness of Lansdowne'). H (1991): Marilyn Whitman; G (1998), N (1998), and REG (2000): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 11/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2.25" (55mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish pink (66C) in bud, opening pale purplish pink (65D) inside, fading to white with age, and with strong yellow green (144C) spotting on dorsal lobe; outside pale purplish pink (65D) with moderate purplish pink (65A) midribs. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 5.25" (130mm) x 2" (50mm), obovate, broadly acute apex, rounded base; semi-glossy, near moderate olive green (137A) above, with a light rusty brown indumentum below on new growth only. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 9 years, dense habit. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -5°F (-21°C). Mid-late May. (Best specimen plant, Tappan Zee Chapter show, May 1999)

'Little Red Eye':  Elepidote. ('Vinecrest' x 'Gee Whiz'*). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1998), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 11/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5 frilly-edged lobes; inside pale yellow green (155A) in center, fading to yellowish white (155D) near margins, with an intense red basal blotch and red speckling on the dorsal lobe; outside yellowish white (155D). Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs 4" (100mm) x 1" (25mm), narrowly elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, down curved margins; dull, strong yellow green (144A) above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in c 12 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Midseason.

'Little Twit':  Elepidote. ('La Bar's White' x sutchuenense). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1998), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 15/dome truss, funnel-campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 2.25" (55mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; opening inside pale purplish pink (56D) with a small, magenta blotch at base of dorsal lobe; outside pale purplish pink (56C) at base, paling to (56D). Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs 8.5" (215mm) x 2.5" (65mm), narrowly elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, down curved margins; semi-glossy, dark yellowish green (139A) above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Early.

'Lompoc':  Elepidote. ('Hotei' x 'Morna Belle'). H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1998), N (1999), and REG (2000): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 12/ball truss, funnel-campanulate, 2.25" (55mm) long x 3.5"- c 4" (90- c 100mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong red (51A) in bud, opening inside white, lightly flushed pale purplish pink (56C-D), with small, vivid red (52A) markings in base; outside white tinged pale purplish pink (56A-B). Calyx lobes 0.5" (13mm) long, colored as corolla. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4" (100mm) x 1.5" (40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, wavy and down curved margins; dull, mid green above, hairless. Shrub 3.3' (1.0m) tall x 3.3' (1.0m) wide in 11 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Early May. (Blue ribbon, Olympic Peninsula Chapter show, May 2000)

'Lovely Linda':  Evergreen azalea. ('Florence Waldman'* x 'Dayspring'). H (1993), G (1995), N (2000), I (2000), and REG (2000): Joseph F. Klimavicz, Vienna, VA. Fls variable, semi-double to double (1 to all stamens petaloid), some also hose-in-hose; 2-3/ball truss, saucer-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, average 5(-6) wavy-edged lobes/whorl plus 2 petaloid stamens; vivid purplish red (57C) in bud, opening inside moderate purplish pink (65A) to light purplish pink (73C), with sparse dorsal spotting of moderate orange (171D) and a small, pale green blotch at the base; outside moderate purplish pink (62B). Calyx 0.4" (10mm) long, moderate yellow green (138B). Spring lvs 1.8" (45mm) x 0.8" (20mm), elliptic, cuneate base, broadly acute apex, flat margins; glossy and moderate olive green (146A) above, hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 5 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Early April.

'Lucky Seven':  Elepidote. {'Ronald Otto Delp' x [vernicosum aff. Rock 18139 x (Nereid Group x fortunei ssp. discolor)]}. H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1998), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 10/lax truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, 7 flat-edged lobes; moderate to light purplish pink (68C-D) in bud, opening inside pale yellow green (155A), edged light purplish pink (68D), and with rusty red spotting in an arrowhead configuration on each of the three dorsal lobes; outside light purplish pink (68D) to yellowish white (155B). Calyx c 0.1" (3mm) long, reddish green. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs 5.5" (140mm) x 2.25" (55mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, oblique base, wavy and down curved margins; dark yellowish green (139A) above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in c 12 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Midseason.

'Mandy Kay':  Elepidote. ['Amigo' x (aberconwayi x elliottii 'War Paint']). H (1978), G (1988), N, and REG (2000): D.W. Goheen, Camas, WA; l: A Sandy Rhododendron, Sandy, OR. Fls 12-16/dome truss, open campanulate, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2"-2.5" (50-65mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; deep to strong purplish pink (55A-B) with vivid red (46C) nectaries. Calyx minute, mid green. Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 5"-6" (125-150mm) wide. Lvs held 3-4 years, 3"-3.5" (75-90mm) x 1" (25mm), narrowly elliptic, apiculate apex, down curved margins; glossy green above, hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 5°F (-15°C). May.

'Maria's Dream':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum 'Koichiro Wada' x 'Blue Bell'). H (1987) and G (1992): Tijs Huisman, Nijensleek, The Netherlands; N (2000) and REG (2000): J. Leonard, Sandwich, MA. Fls 12/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; opening greenish white (155C), lightly flushed light purplish pink (62C) inside at sinuses, and more heavily flushed with (62C) outside at midribs; prominent dorsal flare shading from deep yellowish pink (47C) to strong yellow (153D); anthers white. Calyx c 0.1" (3mm) long, brilliant greenish yellow (151D). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 5 years, 3"-6" (75-150mm) x 0.75"-1.75" (20-45mm), oblanceolate, acute apex, cuneate base, down curved margins; dull, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 2.2' (0.7m) wide in 6 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Late May-early June.

'Marley's Ghost':  Elepidote. ('Catalgla' x 'Merley Cream'). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1997), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 17/ball truss, funnel-shaped, 2.1" (55mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; white in bud, opening white throughout, with a spotted, greenish yellow dorsal flare; stigma bright pink. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 4" (100mm) x 1.5" (40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, down curved margins; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Mid May.

'Moon Puff':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (pre 1989); A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1999), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 13/dome truss, funnel-to saucer-shaped, some reflexed lobes, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.75" (95mm) wide, 6 very wavy-edged lobes; moderate purplish pink (68C) in bud, opening (68C) and changing to yellowish white (155B) with a light yellow green (2C) center and some yellow dorsal spotting; outside yellowish white (155B). Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 8" (200mm) wide. Lvs 5" (125mm) x 1.75" (45mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in c 12 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Midseason.

'Morna Stockman':  Elepidote. ('Blimey Limey' x 'O'Harold'). H (1992): Morna Stockman; N (1999): Harold Stockman; G (1999) and REG (2000): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 10-13/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes and some petaloid stamens, lightly scented; buds strong red (51A), shading lighter towards apex, opening inside white, flushed moderate purplish pink (54D) at margins, and (54D) and pale yellow (158A) in dorsal throat, with deep red (53A) dorsal spotting; outside close to deep pink (51C). Calyx lobes 1.25" (30mm) long, colored as corolla with a strong red blotch on two dorsal lobes. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4.5" (115mm) x 2" (50mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, rounded base, down curved margins; dull, dark green above, hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 7 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Late April.

'Mount Vernon':  Elepidote. ('Van Nes Sensation' x 'Vicki Reine'). H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1996), N (1998), and REG (2000): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 14/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.25" (55mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes, lightly scented; strong purplish red (63A-B) in bud, opening inside deep to strong purplish pink (73A-B), with prominent dorsal spotting darker than dark red (59A); outside close to strong purplish red (63A). Calyx less than 0.1" (c 1.5mm) long, red. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, 5.5" (140mm) x 2.25" (55mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat and slightly down curved margins; semi-glossy, dark green above, hairless. Shrub 4.7' (1.4m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 11 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Early May. (Blue ribbons, Olympic Peninsula Chapter shows, 1999 and 2000)

'My Patti':  Elepidote. ('Mars' x 'Phipps Yellow'*). H (c1984): R.J. Bondira, Scotch Plains, NJ; G (2000), N (2000), and REG (2000): Edward Jasionowski, Parlin, NJ. Fls 18/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.4"-2.6" (60-65mm) long x 3.6"-4.6" (90-115mm) wide, 6-7 wavy-edged and slightly crinkled lobes; inside paler than pale yellowish pink shading to light cream at center of lobes, throat pale yellow (11D) with two or three moderate yellow (162A) dorsal streaks at center; outside colored similarly, but without streaks; anthers moderate orange yellow (164B); green ovary covered with viscous white hairs. Calyx c 0.06"-0.1" (1.5-2.5mm) long, light green. Truss 6"-6.4" (150-160mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 6.6" (165mm) x 3" (75mm), elliptic, rounded base, broadly acute apex with small apiculus, flat margins; moderately impressed veins and midrib; dull, between moderate olive green (147A) and moderate yellow green (147B) above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in c 6 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C). Early-mid May.

'Niihau':  Elepidote. ('Hotei' x 'Van Nes Sensation'). H (1990): Morna Stockman; G (1998), N (1998), and REG (2000): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls10-12/dome truss, saucer-shaped, 3.75" (95mm) long x 2.75" (70mm) wide, 7 wavy-edged lobes, lightly scented; pale yellow (20D) in bud, opening inside white, flushed pale greenish yellow (10D) in center, with moderate purplish red dorsal spotting; outside yellowish white (158D), flushed very pale pink at edges and with three narrow pink lines extending from base to tip of each lobe. Calyx c 0.1" (3mm) long, yellow, edged red. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4.25" (105mm) x 1.5" (40mm), elliptic, acuminate apex, rounded base, down curved margins; semi-glossy, dark green above, hairless. Shrub 2.7' (0.8m) tall x 2.7' (0.8m) wide in 10 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Mid May.

'Patty Ann':  Elepidote. ('Lem's Tangerine' x 'Lem's Fluorescent Pink'*). H (1988), G (1993), N (1996), and REG (2000): W.A. Stipe; I (1997): Glynneden Gardens; both Greenbank, WA. Fls 12/conical truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, 7 flat-edged lobes; vivid purplish red (66A) in bud, opening inside light purplish pink (68D) with deep purplish pink (66C) on tips of lobes, unmarked; outside deep purplish pink (66C). Truss 6.5" (165mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 7" (175mm) x 2.5" (65mm), elliptic, acute apex, oblique base, down curved margins; semi-glossy, dark yellowish green (139A) above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 7 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 14°F (-10°C). Mid May.

'Pilkington Strawberry Parfait':  Elepidote. (Parentage unknown). H (1971), G (1985), and N: Eveline Pilkington, Monument Beach, MA; REG (2000): Norman Beaudry, Bethesda, MD. Fls 11/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5"(65mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, 7 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (64C) in bud, opening inside light purplish pink (62C), with a deep red (60A) throat and dorsal flare; outside strong purplish pink (63C). Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 7" (1 75mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, 5.75" (145mm) x 2" (50mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 4.25' (1.3m) tall x 7' (2.1m) wide in 29 years. Plant and bud hardy to at least -5°F (-21°C). Midseason.

'Pink Frost':  Elepidote. ('Vineblanc' x 'Mrs. T.H. Lowinsky'). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1997), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 18/ball truss, funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.3" (85mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; light purplish pink (68D) in bud, opening inside very pale purple (69C), with a spotted, yellow dorsal flare; outside very pale purple (69A). Truss 6.5" (165mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs 5" (125mm) x 2.5" (65mm),elliptic, acute apex, rounded base, down curved margins; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Late May.

'Pink Medley':  Elepidote. ['Pygmalion' x brachycarpum (as ssp. tigerstedtii)]. H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Fails, Ontario; G (1997), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 19/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5 very wavy-edged lobes; light purplish pink (55C), edged vivid purplish red (57D), with greenish yellow dorsal spotting; outside vivid purplish red (57D). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 5" (125mm) x 2" (50mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate to rounded base, down curved margins; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, with impressed veins, hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Late May.

'Pinky Dinky':  Elepidote. ('Bibiani' x 'Ruddy Red Max'*). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1999), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 14/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; light reddish purple (74C) at edges, fading slightly towards center, with maroon spotting on dorsal lobe; outside somewhat darker than (74C). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 6" (150mm) x 2.5" (65mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, down curved margins; semi-glossy, dark yellowish green (139A) above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Early.

'Plumpy':  Elepidote. (parentage unknown). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1999), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 22/conical truss, funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5 very wavy-edged lobes; moderate purplish red (64A) inside and out, with dark reddish purple spotting on dorsal lobe. Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 6.5" (165mm) x 2" (50mm), narrowly elliptic, broadly acute apex, oblique base, flat margins; dull, moderate olive green (146A) above, hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in c 12 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Mid May.

'Puffy':  Elepidote. ['Si Si' x (smirnowii x catawbiense)]. H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1997), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 24/ball truss, funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 6 flat-edged lobes; strong pink (49A) to light yellowish pink (38A) in bud, opening white throughout, with sparse yellow gold spotting on dorsal lobe. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 4" (100mm) x 1.5" (40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, oblique base, down curved margins; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C) Late May.

'Purple Leopard':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum x 'Moser's Maroon') H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1997), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 19/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.25" (55mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; inside strong reddish purple (78B), fading to deep purplish pink (70C), with dense purple speckling on the dorsal lobe and portions of adjacent lobes; outside moderate purplish red (70A) fading to strong reddish purple (70B). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs 5" (125mm) x 2" (50mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; dull, dark yellowish green (139A) above, hairless. Shrub 4'(1.2m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in c 12 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Early June.

'Qumquat':  Elepidote. ('Hotei' x 'Van Nes Sensation'). H (1990): Morna Stockman; N (2000): Harold Stockman; G (1997) and REG (2000): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 11-12/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.25" (55mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, 6 wavy-edged lobes; vivid yellow (12A) in bud, opening inside white with a vivid yellow (13A) throat paling to pale greenish yellow (13D) bands in center of dorsal lobes; outside brilliant yellow (13B) at base, shading to pale greenish yellow (13D) at margins; anthers dark. Calyx lobes 0.5" to 0.1" (13-3mm) long, yellow. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4.5" (115mm) x 1.5"(40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, oblique base, flat and upcurved margins; semi-glossy, dark green above, hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 3.5' (1.1m) wide in 10 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C) Early June.

'Raging Bull':  Elepidote. ('Fantastica' x 'The Honourable Jean Marie de Montague'). H (1994) Marilyn Whitman; G (2000), N (2000), and REG (2000): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 15/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong red (46A) in bud, opening strong to vivid red (46A-B) inside and out, the dorsal lobe lightly spotted strong red (46A). Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs 3.25" (80mm) x 1.5" (40mm), elliptic, acute to broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat to wavy margins; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 1.3' (0.4m) tall x 1.2' (0.35m) wide in 6 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -5°F (-21°C). Mid-late May. (Blue ribbon, specimen plant, Tappan Zee Chapter show, May 2000)

'Red Pony':  Elepidote. ('Susy'* x 'Vinerouge'). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1998), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 22/ball truss, broadly funnel-campanulate, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; opening strong red (46A) throughout, unmarked. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs 4" (100mm) x 1.5" (40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, down curved margins; dull, moderate olive green (146A) above, hairless. Shrub 1.5' (0.45m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in c 12 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Mid May.

'Red Top':  Elepidote. ('Lord Roberts' x 'Skipper Hal'). H (1992): Morna Stockman; G (1998), N (2000), and REG (2000): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 13-14/ball truss, funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.75" (70mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; vivid red (45B) in bud, opening inside strong red (45D) with sparse darker red dorsal spotting; outside vivid red (45B). Calyx lobes 1.25" to 0.25" (30-6mm) long, colored as corolla. Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 5.25" (130mm) x 2" (50mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy, mid green above, hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 8 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Mid May.

'Roberta Rae': Elepidote. ('Hotei' x 'Morna Belle'). H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1998), N (1999), and REG (2000): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 9-15/lax dome truss, funnel-campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; strong pink (54C) in bud, opening inside light purplish pink (62C) at margins, shading paler at center of lobes, and with strong red (51A) dorsal spotting; outside strong pink (54C) with three longitudinal, reddish lines on each lobe. Calyx c 0.2" (5mm) long, light green. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 3.75" (95mm) x 1.5" (40mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, rounded base, down curved margins; glossy, mid green above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 3.5' (1.1m) wide in 11 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Early May. (Red ribbon, Olympic Peninsula Chapter Show, May 2000)

'Rocket's Red Flare':  Elepidote. (yakushimanum, Exbury form x 'Rocket' (Shammarello)). H (1991): Marilyn Whitman; G (1997), N (2000), and REG (2000): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 10/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped with deeply cut lobes, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; strong red (53B-C) in bud, opening inside pale purplish pink (56D) edged with a band of strong red (53C-D); outside strong red (53D) at edges fading to pale purplish pink (56C) at base. Truss 3" (75mm) high x 3.5" (90mm) wide. Lvs 4.5" (115mm) x 1.75" (45mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat to wavy margins; dull, dark yellowish green (139A) above, hairless. Shrub 1.3' (0.4m) tall x 1.3' (0.4m) wide in 9 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C). Early May.

'Rosy Martian':  Elepidote. ('Wyandanch Pink' x 'Mars') H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; C (1998), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 16/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; inside strong purplish pink (68B) with some yellow green dorsal spotting; outside deep purplish pink (66C) with vivid purplish red (66B) midribs. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs 5" (125mm) x 2" (50mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, oblique base, down curved margins; dark yellowish green (139A) above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Early June.

'Sandra Ann Stipe':  Elepidote. [('Crest' x 'Brandt's Tropicana') x 'Sonata']. H (1990), G (1995), N (1996), and REG (2000): W.A. Stipe; I (1997): Glynneden Gardens; both Greenbank, WA. Fls 16/conical truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong reddish orange (42C) in bud, opening inside moderate reddish orange (35B), tinged very pale purple at edges, unmarked; outside strong purplish red (58C). Calyx 1" (25mm) long, vivid reddish orange (33B). Truss 4.25" (105mm) high x 3.75" (95mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 5.75" (145mm) x 2.5" (65mm), elliptic, acuminate apex, rounded base, down curved margins; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 6 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 14°F (-10°C). Mid April.

'Silver Lining':  Elepidote. ('Crest' x 'Naomi Nautilus'). H (1983), G (1991), N (2000), and REG (2000): Catherine Weeks; I (2000): Westgate Garden Nursery; both Eureka, CA. FIs 14/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, c 3" (75mm) long x up to 5.75" (145mm) wide, 7 wavy-edged lobes; strong red (51A)in bud, opening pale yellow (11D) inside and out, with a small blotch of moderate red (47A), fading rapidly to cream; moderately scented. Truss 8" (200mm) high x 8" (200mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 6.75" (170mm) x 3.5" (90mm), ovate, obtuse apex, oblique base, flat margins; glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 6.5' (2.0m) wide in 17 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 11°F (-12°C). Early-mid May.

'Sky Duke':  Elepidote. (Catfortcampy Group (selection No. 19), open pollinated x macabeanum (from Saville Gardens, England)). H (1978), G (1988), N (1989), and REG (2000): Frank Furman, Bridgewater, NJ. FIs 14/lax truss, funnel-campanulate, 2.2"-2.4" (55-60mm) long x 2.4"-2.8" (60-70mm) wide, 7 wavy-edged lobes; pale purplish pink (62D) inside and out, with several strong purplish red (63A) basal flares varying from c 0.3" to 0.8" (8-20mm) long, and several lines of (63A) dorsal spots extending upwards another 0.8" (20mm) on a pale yellow (12D) ground; with age, the color fades to pale cream lightly flushed pale pink externally. Calyx less than 0.1" (c 1.5mm) long, pale green edged dark pink. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4"-8" (100-200mm) x 2"-3.5" (50-90mm), narrowly obovate, obtuse apex with apiculus, rounded base, flat to slightly wavy margins, with impressed veins; moderate yellow green (137C) and hairless above, with a thin, light tan, floccose indumentum below and on petioles. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 20 years. Plant hardy to at least -9°F (-23°C); buds, -3°F (-19°C). Mid-late April.

'Sky King':  Elepidote. (Catfortcampy Group (selection No. 19), open pollinated x macabeanum (from Saville Gardens, England)). H (1978), G (1988), N (1989), and REG (2000): Frank Furman, Bridgewater, NJ. FIs 15/lax truss, funnel-campanulate, 2.2"-2.4" (55-60mm) long x 2.2"-2.4" (55-60mm) wide, 7 wavy-edged lobes; strong pink (48C) in bud, opening inside pale orange yellow (19D) with seven strong purplish red (63A) basal flares varying from 0.2" to 0.6" (5mm-15mm) long, and very sparse (63A) spotting on the dorsal lobes; outside light purplish pink (62C); with age, the ground color becomes pale cream throughout, irregularly flushed yellow inside and pale pink outside. Calyx c 0.1" (3mm) long, pale green edged red. Truss 3.2" (80mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 7"-13" (175-325mm) x 2"-5" (50-125mm), oblanceolate, broadly acute to obtuse apex with apiculus, rounded base, margins flat to slightly wavy, with impressed veins; darker than moderate olive green (137A) and hairless above, with a thin, light tan, floccose indumentum below and on petioles. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 20 years. Plant hardy to at least -9°F (-23°C); buds, -3°F (-19°C). Mid-late April.

'Sky Wings':  Elepidote. ('Mrs. T.H. Lowinsky' x 'Stokes Bronze Wings'). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1998), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 12/dome truss, funnel-campanulate, 1.5" (40mm) long x 1.75" (45mm) wide, 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes; inside pale greenish yellow (2D) fading to pale yellow green (155A), with basal spotting of reddish bronze; outside pale yellow green (155A). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 4.5" (115mm) x 1.6" (40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, oblique base, down curved margins; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Midseason.

'So Dainty':  Elepidote. ('Yaku Sunrise' x 'Kimberly', selfed). H (1994): Marilyn Whitman; G (1999), N (1999), and REG (2000): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 7/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 6 wavy-edged lobes; moderate purplish pink (65A) in bud, opening inside very pale purple (69D) edged light purple (75B), with a small, moderate purplish red (58A) mark in the throat; outside (75B). Truss 3.25" (80mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs 3.75" (95mm) x 1.75" (45mm), oblong, flat, rounded base, broadly acute apex; semi-glossy, near moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 0.8' (0.25m)tall x 0.8' (0.25m) wide in 5 years, dense habit. Plant hardy to at least -10°F (-23°C); buds, -5°F(-21°C). Early May.

'Spring Heat':  Elepidote. ('Ben Moseley' x 'Ken Janeck'). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1998), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 11/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.25" (55mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; inside strong, moderate, and light purplish pink (68B-D), with a large area of dense red spotting at base of dorsal lobe; outside deep, strong, moderate, and light purplish pink (68A-D). Calyx c 0.1" (3mm) long, light green. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 6" (150mm) x 2" (50mm), narrowly elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate to rounded base, wavy margins; moderate olive green (147A) above, with a light tan indumentum below. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31 °C). Midseason.

'Spring Jewel':  Elepidote. [pseudochrysanthum x (yakushimanum x 'Leo')]. H (1993): Marilyn Whitman; G (1999), N (2000), and REG (2000): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 14/dome truss, funnel-campanulate, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; vivid red (57A) in bud, opening inside very light purple (75C) with some deep red (60A) dorsal spotting; outside strong purplish red (64C). Truss 3" (75mm) high x 4.5" (115mm) wide. Lvs 4.75" (120mm) x 1.5" (40mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; dull, near dark yellowish green (139A) above, hairless. Shrub 1.25' (0.4m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 7 years, dense habit. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -5°F (-21°C). Late April.

'Stargate':  Elepidote. ('Oh My!' x unknown). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1998), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 18/dome truss, saucer-shaped, 1.25" (30mm) long x 2.25" (55mm) wide, 5 frilly-edged lobes; vivid purplish red (67B) in bud, opening inside strong purplish pink (68B) at margins, shading to white in center, with some pale pink spotting on all lobes and greenish yellow spots on the dorsal lobe; outside deep purplish pink (68A), paling towards base. Calyx c 0.1" (3mm) long, light green. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 5" (125mm) x 1.75" (45mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, down curved margins; dull, dark yellowish green (139A) above, hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Midseason.

'Timeless Pink':  Elepidote. ('Gladsgay Gardens'* x 'Carolyn Grace'). H (1995): Marilyn Whitman; G (2000), N (2000), and REG (2000): Marilyn and Bud Whitman, Wall, NJ. Fls 14/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 6 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (64C) and deep purplish pink (64D) in bud, opening inside very pale purple (69D), tinged very pale purple (69B)on lobe tips, and with a brilliant yellow green (150B) blotch and spotting at base of dorsal lobe; outside very pale purple (69D) with very pale purple (69B) midribs. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 5.75" (145mm) wide. Lvs 4" (100mm) x 1.75" (45mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, slightly oblique base, flat margins; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137A) and moderate yellowish green (139B) above, hairless. Shrub 1.5' (0.45m) tall x 1.5' (0.45m) wide in 5 years, dense habit. Plant hardy to at least -15°F (-26°C); buds, -5°F (-21°C). Mid May.

'Tiny Troll':  Elepidote. ('Tols' x hyperythrum). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1998), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 10/dome truss, saucer-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2.25" (55mm) wide, 5 frilly-edged lobes; very pale purple (69D) to white in bud, opening very pale purple (69D) inside and out, and changing to yellowish white (155D) with sparse yellow spotting on three dorsal lobes; anthers very dark. Calyx very small, red. Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs 3" (75mm) x 1" (25mm), narrowly elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, down curved margins; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 1' (0.3m) tall x 1.5' (0.45m) wide in c 12 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Midseason.

'Titian Bouquet':  Elepidote. ('Bridal Bouquet' x 'Titian Beauty'). H (1990), G (1995), N, and REG (2000): R.W. (Bob) Ward, Puyallup, WA. Fls 10/ ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 7 frilly-edged lobes; light purplish pink (73C) throughout, with deep purplish pink (61D) spotting inside, 1.5" (40mm) from center on dorsal lobes and 0.5" (13mm) from center on others. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 1 year, 5" (125mm) x 1.75" (45mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, rounded base, wavy margins; dull, moderate olive green (146A) above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Early May.

'Tri-Lights':  Deciduous azalea, (atlanticum selection or hybrid x unnamed red-flowered Exbury azalea). H (1978): Harold Pellett; G, N, I (2000), and REG (2000): University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chanhassen, MN. Fls 10-15/ dome truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 1.8" (45mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5 wavy- to frilly-edged lobes; color is a somewhat marbled effect of strong purplish pink (68B) and white, with the midribs and margins being paler, and with prominent vivid yellow (17B) speckles on the dorsal lobe, extending from the throat to mid lobe on each side of the midrib; moderately scented. Calyx c 0.2" (4.5mm) long. Lvs 4"-4.8" (100-120mm) x 1.2"-1.6" (30-40mm), obovate, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; moderate olive green (137A) and hairless above, with discrete hairs on mid veins below. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 6.5' (2.0m) wide in 10 years. Plant hardy to at least -30°F (-34°C); buds, -25°F (-32°C). Late May-early June.

'Valentine's Day':  Elepidote. ('Vinecrest' x 'Kettledrum'). H (pre 1989): A.W. Smith, Niagara Falls, Ontario; G (1998), N (2000), and REG (2000): Doug Irish-Hosier, North East, PA. Fls 16/dome truss, funnel-campanulate, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; vivid purplish red (66A) in bud, opening inside light purplish pink (68D), veined with deep purplish pink (68A) on dorsal lobe and with deep and strong purplish pink (68A-B) on other lobes, paling to slightly yellowish white near base, and with a dense red blotch and peripheral red spotting at base of dorsal lobes; outside vivid purplish red (57B) and strong purplish pink (68B). Truss 3" (75mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 5.25" (130mm) x 2" (50mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; semi-glossy, moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in c 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Midseason .

'Volunteer':  Elepidote. (Natural seedling discovered in garden c 1992), S, G (1999), N, and REG (2000): R.W. (Bob) Ward, Puyallup, WA. Fls 10/conical truss, broadly funnel-shaped, of heavy texture, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, 7 frilly-edged lobes; inside strong purplish pink (73B) with a pale purplish pink (65D) edging approximately 0.4" (10mm) wide, and with strong purplish red (59D) dorsal speckles 1.5" (40mm) from the center; outside strong purplish pink (73B). Truss 6" (150mm) high x 8.5" (215mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 5" (125mm) x 2" (50mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, oblique base, upcurved margins; dull, moderate olive green (137A)above, hairless. Shrub 3.5' (1.1m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in c 9 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (-18°C). Early May.

'Xtra Fair':  Elepidote. ('Hotei' x 'Morna Belle'). H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1997), N (1999), and REG (2000): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 12-16/lax truss, funnel-campanulate, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; vivid purplish red (57B) in bud, opening close to strong purplish pink (63C) inside and out. Calyx lobes 0.8" (20mm) long, colored as corolla. Truss 3" (75mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4" (100mm) x 2" (50mm), elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy, dark green above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 11 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Early May.

'Yesterday's Dream':  Elepidote. ('Hotei' x 'Morna Belle'). H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1998), N (2000), and REG (2000): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 13/dome truss, funnel-campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 2.75" (70mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; strong to pale yellowish pink (32D-29D) in bud, opening yellowish white tinged pale pink (49D), and flushed yellow in the throat. Calyx lobes irregular, c 0.5"-0.8" (13-20mm) long, the dorsal lobes yellow, others cream tinged yellow or pink. Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 4.5" (115mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4" (100mm) x 1.5" (40mm), oblong, acuminate apex, rounded base, wavy and down curved margins; dull, mid green above, hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) tall x 3.5' (1.1m) wide in 11 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (-12°C). Late April.

*The following unregistered names appear as parents in the above descriptions:
'Florence Waldman':  Evergreen azalea. R: Roslyn Nursery, [('Glacier' x 'Eric Schäme') x 'Anna Kehr']
'Gee Whiz':  Elepidote rhododendron. H: W.E. Delp, ('Princess Elizabeth' x 'Calsap')
'Gladsgay Gardens':  Elepidote rhododendron. H: C.O. Dexter, parentage unknown
'Lem's Fluorescent Pink':  Elepidote rhododendron. H: H. Lem, (C.P. Raffill Group x 'Loderi King George')
'Phipps Yellow':  Elepidote rhododendron. R: H. Phipps, parentage unknown
'Ruddy Red Max':  Elepidote rhododendron. R: C. Adams, (F4 seedling from maximum 'Mount Mitchell')
'Susy':  Elepidote rhododendron. H: W.M. Fetterhoff, [('America' x 'Blaze') x 'Red Brave']
'Vossberg No. 2':  Elepidote rhododendron. R: P. Vossberg, parentage unknown.


Volume 54, Number 4
Fall 2000

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