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Volume 56, Number 2
Spring 2002

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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 January 15, 2002 by the Royal Horticultural Society, International Cultivar 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). The format for reporting parentage conforms with that now used by the ICRA. If the direction of the cross is known, the seed parent is followed by an "(s)". For the plant being described, seed and pollen parents are separated by an upper case "X". If either parent is itself a cross, the individual components within that cross are separated by a lower case "x". Parentheses are used only in describing the more complex crosses.

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").

(r) 'Angel Food':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Spanish Lady' (s) X probably 'Loder's White'. H (1992): Morna Stockman; G (2000), N (2001), and REG (2001): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 12/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.25" (80mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; moderate purplish pink (65A) in bud, opening white, lightly flushed pale purplish pink (62D), and aging to yellowish white (155B); two speckled red flares in dorsal throat; lightly scented. Calyx with two lobes 0.5" (13mm) long, and five lobes 0.25" (6mm) long, vivid red (46B); calyx retained after corollas fall, changing to apple green with reddish tips. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 1 year, 5.25" x 1.5" (130 x 40mm), oblong, flat, acuminate apex, rounded base, dull and dark green above, hairless. Shrub 2.3' (0.7m) high x 3.5' (1.1m) wide in 10 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (–12°C). Late May.

(a) 'August to Frost':  Evergreen azalea: probably a hybrid of mucronatum. S and G (1940-50s): Dr M.B. Matlack, Arlington, VA; N (2001): Norman Beaudry; REG (2001): Norman and Jean Beaudry, Bethesda, MD; I (1999): Steele's Nursery, West Chester, PA. Fls broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; moderate yellow green (139D) in bud, opening inside white with a pale yellow green (155A) blotch, outside white; sports with strong reddish purple (78B) stripes and sectors; some in red-violet group with white and a prominent red violet blotch; also strong reddish purple (78B) selfs. Calyx 0.8" (20mm) long, moderate yellowish green (137D). Lvs 2" x 0.8" (50 x 20mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins, semi-glossy and moderate yellowish green (138A) above, viscid, with brownish orange (165B) hairs above and below. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x 5' (1.5m) wide in 20 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least –10°F (–23°C). Flowering on current growth continuously, but sparsely, from late summer to first hard frost (never in spring).

(r) 'Berry Purty':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Blimey Limey' (s) X 'O'Harold'. H (1993): Morna Stockman; G (2000), and REG (2001): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; N (2000): Harold Stockman. Fls 12/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.25" (55mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 6 frilly-edged lobes; vivid reddish orange (42A) in bud, opening a blend of deep purplish pink (54B), strong pink (54C), and moderate purplish pink (54D), with a small yellowish white center and yellowish white streaks extending from center to tips of lobes; with age, the inside becomes mainly yellowish white with a deep purplish pink (54B) dorsal blotch; eventually the corolla changes almost entirely to a blend of deep purplish pink (54B) and strong pink (54C). Calyx lobes 0.2" (5mm) long, light green. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 1 year, 4.2" x 1.4" (105 x 35mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, rounded base, upcurved margins, dull and mid green above, hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) high x 3' (0.9m) wide in 8 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (–12°C). Mid May.

(r) 'Blackberry Swirl':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Kubla Khan' (s) X 'Van Nes Sensation'. H (1992): Morna Stockman; G (1999), N (2001), and REG (2001): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 8/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 7 flat-edged lobes; strong red (53C) in bud, opening inside strong purplish pink (63C) at margins, shading to nearly white at lobe centers, and with a prominent basal blotch and dorsal flare of strong purplish red (63A) speckles; outside strong purplish pink (63C) with a narrow line of strong purplish red (63B) extending along midrib of each lobe from base to tip; moderately scented. Calyx light green, three lobes c 0.5" (13mm) long, four lobes 0.2" (5mm) long. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 1 year, 3.8" x 1.5" (95 x 40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, down curved margins, dull and mid green above, hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) high x 2' (0.6m) wide in 9 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (–12°C). Mid May.

(r) 'Chug-a-lug':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Cotton Candy' (s) X 'Van Nes Sensation'. H (1991): Morna Stockman; G (1998), N (2001), and REG (2001): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 6-8/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (64C) in bud, opening inside deep purplish pink (64D) and outside strong purplish red (64C); with age, the inside fades to nearly white, edged moderate purplish pink (70D) with a dark reddish purple, spotted, dorsal flare. Calyx lobes 0.1" (3mm) long, greenish with dark pink tips. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4" x 1.5" (100 x 40mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, rounded base, wavy and down curved margins, dull and dark green above, hairless. Shrub 3.25' (1.0m) high x 3.5' (1.1m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (–12°C). Mid May.

(r) 'Conga Line':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Kubla Khan' (s) X 'Van Nes Sensation'. H (1991): Morna Stockman; G (1999), N (2001), and REG (2001): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 10/ball truss, saucer-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; inside strong red (50A) at margins, shading inwards to deep pink (50B), with a dark red, speckled blotch in dorsal throat; outside strong red (50A); lightly scented. Calyx lobes c 0.1" (3mm) long, greenish yellow. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 5.5" x 2.5" (140 x 65mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, cordate base, wavy and down curved margins, semi-glossy and dark green above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (–12°C). Mid May.

(r) 'Courtenay Duke':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Madame Guillemot' (s) X 'Gomer Waterer'. H (1991), G, N (2001), and REG (2001): Harry R. Wright, Courtenay, B.C., Canada. Fls 12-15/flat truss, saucer-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.2" (80mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; rose in bud, opening inside rose with reddish midribs and a dark red, spotted dorsal blotch; outside dark rose; stamens and pistil red. Calyx 0.4" (10mm) long, cream. Lvs 4.5" x 1.5" (115 x 40mm), oblong with a slight downward twist, broadly acute apex, rounded base, down curved margins, semi-glossy and dull green above, hairless. Shrub 3.3' (1.0m) high x 1.6' (0.5m) wide in 10 years, open habit. Plant hardy to at least –5°F (–21°C). Late May.

(r) 'Courtenay King':  Elepidote rhododendron: auriculatum (s) X unknown (open pollinated). H (1982); G (1994), N (2001), and REG (2001): Harry R. Wright, Courtenay, B.C., Canada. Fls 7-10/conical truss, openly funnel-shaped, c 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; light pink in bud, opening inside light pink with slightly darker pink midribs; outside colored similarly, but slightly darker shades of pink; moderately scented. Lvs 10" x 3.2" (250 x 80mm), narrowly elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, down curved margins, semi-glossy and mid green above, hairless; leaf bud scales long, narrow, dark red. Shrub 6.5' (2.0m) high x 5' (1.5m) wide in 10 years, open habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (–18°C). Mid July.

(r) 'Courtenay Lady':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Ladybird' (s) X 'Enchanted Evening'. H (1992), G (1997), N (2001), and REG (2001): Harry R. Wright, Courtenay, B.C., Canada. Fls 7-10/conical truss, funnel-campanulate, 2.4" (60mm) long x 3.2" (80mm) wide, with 7 wavy edged lobes; buds pink to orange, opening inside with moderate pink margins, a light yellow throat, and light brown dorsal spots, the throat fading to white; outside light pink with darker pink midribs; stamens light red; pistil light green. Calyx less than 0.1" (2mm) long, light red. Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 3.5" (90mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, 5.5" x 2" (140 x 50mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, down curved margins, mid green above, hairless. Shrub 3.25' (1.0m) high x 1.6' (0.5m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least 0°F (–18°C). Mid June.

(r) 'Courtenay Princess':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Haida Gold' (s) X 'Golden Star'. H (1991), G (1997), N (2001), and REG (2001): Harry R. Wright, Courtenay, B.C., Canada. Fls 8-9/conical truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; buds light yellow and pink, opening inside light yellow, randomly flushed pink on lobes; outside light yellow with narrow lines of pink along lobes; lightly scented. Calyx 0.4" (10mm) long, medium pink. Truss 5.2" (130mm) high x 4.8" (120mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 3.5"-4" x 1.5" (90-100 x 40mm), oblong, flat, broadly acute apex, rounded base, semi-glossy green above, hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) high x 1.6' (0.5m) wide in 10 years, dense habit. Plant hardy to at least –5°F (–21°C). Early May.

(r) 'Courtenay Queen':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Haida Gold' (s) X 'Golden Star'. H (1991), G (1997), N (2001), and REG (2001): Harry R. Wright, Courtenay, B.C., Canada. Fls 8-10/conical truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 7-8 wavy-edged lobes; pink in bud, opening inside light yellow, the lobes edged with light pink, unmarked; outside yellow flushed rose to pink; stigma light green; strongly scented. Calyx 0.1" (3mm) long, greenish yellow. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 3.8" (95mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4.8" x 2.2" (120 x 55mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, rounded base, down curved margins, semi-glossy green above, hairless. Shrub 3.25' (1.0m) high x 1.6' (0.5m) wide in 10 years, dense habit. Plant hardy to at least –5°F (–21°C). Mid May.

R. 'Courtenay Queen'
'Courtenay Queen'
Photo by Harry R. Wright

(r) 'Gallacci's Gold':  Elepidote rhododendron: parentage uncertain (perhaps 'Crest' (s) X perhaps one of the Loderi Group). H (c 1986): Charles Gallacci, Sequim, WA; G and I: Freshwater Bay Nursery, Port Angeles, WA; N (2001), and REG (2001): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 7/dome truss, saucer-shaped, 3" (75mm) long x 4"-5" (100-125mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; close to pale yellow green (4D) throughout, the dorsal lobe and throat flushed brilliant yellow (14C), with dark red basal markings; moderately scented. Calyx lobes fused, 1.25"-2" (30-50mm) long, colored as corolla. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 5.75" x 2.4" (145 x 60mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cordate base, down curved margins, dull and dark green above, hairless. Shrub 5.5' (1.7m) high x 8.5' (2.6m) wide in c 15 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (–12°C). Late May.

(a) 'Happy Returns':  Evergreen azalea: 'Higasa' (s) X 'Amagasa'. H (1999), G (2001), N (2001), and REG (2001): Mark Phillips, Cary, NC. Fls solitary, very broadly funnel- shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4"-c 5" (100-c 125mm) wide, 6 slightly wavy-edged lobes; pink to salmon in bud, opening inside salmon pink with some white at center, and slight red blotches on dorsal lobes; outside vibrant salmon pink. Calyx 0.1" (3mm) long, green. Summer lvs 0.5" x 0.25" (13 x 6mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, downcurved margins, glossy and dark green above, hairy. Shrub 0.8' (0.25m) high x 1.25' (0.4m) wide in 2 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least –10°F (–23°C). Mid-late May.

(r) 'Jellia Jam':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Cotton Candy' (s) X 'Van Nes Sensation'. H (1991): Morna Stockman; G (1998), N (2001), and REG (2001): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 14/ball truss, saucer-shaped to funnel-campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (67A) inside and out. Calyx less than 0.1" (c1.5mm) long, lime green. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4.75" x 1.5" (120 x 40mm), narrowly elliptic, acute apex, rounded base, downcurved margins, dark green above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x 3.5' (1.1m) wide in 10 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (–12°C). Early June.

(a) 'Jennifer Nicole':  Evergreen azalea: ('Desirèe' x unnamed hybrid CB-1) (s) X 'Florence Waldman'*. H (1994), G (1997), N (2001), and REG (2001): Robert Stewart, Springfield, VA. Fls semi-double, 3/truss, very broadly funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 1.25" (30mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes and some petaloid stamens; slightly darker than light purplish pink (62D) in bud, opening slightly paler than moderate purplish pink (62B) inside and out, with white streaks and with strong purplish pink (63C) sectors and dorsal spotting. Calyx 0.5" (13mm) long, light yellow green (142D). Terminal inflorescence 2" high x 4" wide (50 x 100mm). Lvs 2.25" x 1" (55 x 25mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins, semi-glossy and strong yellow green (144B) above, hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) high x 1.7' (0.5m) wide in 7 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (–18°C). Midseason.

(r) 'Jersey Bounce':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Van Nes Sensation' (s) X 'Kubla Khan'. H (1991): Morna Stockman; G (1999), N (2001), and REG (2001): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 9/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 7 frilly-edged lobes; strong red (51A) in bud, opening inside strong pink (54C) and moderate purplish pink (54D); outside strong red (53C-D). Calyx lobes unequal, less than 0.1"- c 0.25" (c1.5 - 6mm) long, yellowish green. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 1 year, 4" x 1.5" (100 x 40mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, rounded base, twisted, wavy margins, dull and dark green above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x 4.5' (1.4m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (–12°C). Late May.

(r) 'Jitterbug':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Dianta' (s) X 'Kubla Khan'. H (1993): Morna Stockman; G (2000), N (2001), and REG (2001): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 9/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.75" (45mm) long x 2.75" (70mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (63A) in bud, opening inside moderate to light purplish pink (62B-C), with discrete speckles of vivid red (46C) extending from base to near the edge of the dorsal lobe; outside strong purplish red (63B) to pale purplish pink (62D). Calyx lobes c 0.4" (10mm) long, strap-like and pendulous, pale greenish. Truss 3" (75mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4" x 1.5" (100 x 40mm), elliptic, acute apex, oblique base, slightly down curved margins, dull and dark green above, hairless. Shrub 2.7' (0.8m) high x 3.25' (1.0m) wide in 8 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (–12°C). Late May.

(a) 'Kaitlin Elizabeth':  Evergreen azalea: ('Desirèe' x unnamed hybrid CB-1) (s) X 'Florence Waldman' *. H (1994), G (1997), N (2001), and REG (2001): Robert Stewart, Springfield, VA. Fls semi-double, 3/truss, funnel campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes and some petaloid stamens; white with tinges of light purplish pink (62C) in bud, opening inside white, very lightly flushed light purplish pink (62C) on lobes, with streaks of light purplish pink (62C), flecks slightly paler than deep purplish pink (67C), and some greenish yellow dorsal spotting; outside blush pink. Calyx 0.4" (10mm) long, brilliant yellowish green (140B). Terminal inflorescence 3" high x 4" wide (75x100mm). Lvs 1.25" x 0.75" (30x20mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins, semi-glossy and moderate yellow green (138B) above, hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) high x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 7 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (–18°C). Midseason.

(r) 'Lemon Cheesecake':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Hotei' (s) X 'Van Nes Sensation'. H (1990): Morna Stockman; G (1999), N (2001), and REG (2001): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 15-20/ball truss, funnel-campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 6-7 flat-edged lobes; close to pale yellow green (4D) inside and out, shading slightly deeper in the throat, and with two small, speckled, vivid red (45B) basal brush strokes; lightly scented. Calyx lobes variable, the longest 0.75" (20mm) and the shortest 0.25" (6mm); colored as corolla. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 1 year, 4" x 1.5" (100 x 40mm), elliptic, acute apex, oblique base, wavy and down curved margins, dull and mid green above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) high x 3.5' (1.1m) wide in 11 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (–12°C). Late May.

(r) 'Melinda Munson':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Nancy Evans' (s) X brachycarpum, compact form. H (1994), G (2000), N, and REG (2001): Carl Jacobson, Greenbank, WA. Fls 18/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; strong pink (52D) in bud, opening inside pale yellow (11C), the lobes with a strong pink (49A) edging c 0.25" (6mm) wide, and with a deep yellowish pink (46D) blotch on the three dorsal lobes; outside striped pale yellow (11D) and light yellowish pink (38C), with a strong pink (49A) edging c0.25" (6mm) wide. Calyx 0.1" (3mm) long, light yellow green (145C). Lvs held 2 years, 4" x 1.5" (100 x 40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, down curved margins, semi-glossy and dark green (135A) above, hairless. Shrub 2.25' (0.7m) high x 3' (0.9m) wide in 7 years, dense habit. Midseason.

(r) 'Presque Isle':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Everestianum' (s) X 'Hindustan'. H (c 1989): David G. Leach, Madison, OH; G (1995), N (2001), and REG (2001): Harry W. Johnson, Erie, PA. Fls 16 or more/conical truss, broadly funnel-shaped to saucer-shaped, 2.75" (70mm) long x 4.5" (115mm) wide, with 5 frilly edged lobes; deep purplish pink (66C) in bud, opening inside moderate purplish pink (66D), the dorsal lobe heavily spotted yellowish green; outside deep purplish pink (73A). Calyx 0.1" (3mm) long, strong greenish yellow (153B). Truss 7" (175mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, 7" x 2.5" (175 x 65mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, wavy and downcurved margins, semi-glossy and between dark yellowish green (139A) and moderate olive green (146A) above, hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) high x 6' (1.8m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -23°F (-31°C). Late May-early June. (First place, Great Lakes Chapter show, 2001; second place, RSC Niagara Region, 1999)

(a) 'Sarah Jessica':  Evergreen azalea: ('Desirèe' x unnamed hybrid CB-1) (s) X 'Midnight Flare'*. H (1994), G (1997), N (2001), and REG (2001): Robert Stewart, Springfield, VA. Fls single, 3-4/truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 1.75" (45mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; light purple (77D) in bud, opening inside light purple (77D) shading slightly paler in throat, with faint brownish dorsal spotting and some deep purplish pink (73A) sectors; outside light purple (77D); some deep purplish pink (73A) selfs. Calyx 0.4" (10mm) long, near vivid violet (89C). Terminal inflorescence 3" high x 5" wide (75 x 125mm). Lvs 1.75" x 0.75" (45 x 20mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins, semi-glossy and moderate yellow green (147B) above, hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) high x 2' (0.6m) wide in 7 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0°F (–18°C). Mid May.

(r) 'Schottische':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Hotei' (s) X 'Van Nes Sensation'. H (1990): Morna Stockman; G (1999), N (2001), and REG (2001): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 10/ball truss, saucer-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 6-7 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish pink (63C) in bud, opening white inside and out, with random mottling of strong purplish pink (63C) at margins, fading with age; sparse, discrete, dark red spotting in dorsal throat. Calyx c 0.1" (3mm) long, greenish yellow. Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 5" x 2.2" (125 x 55mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, rounded base, down curved margins, glossy and dark green above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x 5' (1.5m) wide in 11 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (–12°C). Mid May.

(r) 'Slow Waltz':?  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Vicki Reine' (s) X 'Van Nes Sensation'. H (1989): Morna Stockman; G (1997), N (2001), and REG (2001): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 11-13/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, of heavy substance, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 7 wavy edged lobes; strong purplish red (63A-B) to strong purplish pink (63C) in bud, opening inside light purplish pink (63D) at margins, becoming slightly paler at lobe centers and in throat; outside light purplish pink (63D), paling towards base; lightly scented. Calyx 0.25" (6mm) long, yellow. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 5" x 1.5" (125 x 40mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, oblique base, down curved margins, dull and dark green above, hairless. Shrub 3.5' (1.1m) high x 4.5' (1.4m) wide in 11 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (–12°C). Early May.

(r) 'Stockman's Flare':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Dianta' (s) X 'Kubla Khan'. H (1992): Morna Stockman; G (1999), N (2001), and REG (2001): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 5-7/ball truss, funnel-campanulate, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.75" (95mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (63A-B) to strong purplish pink (63C) in bud, opening inside deep purplish pink (54B) and strong pink (54C), with a solid black basal blotch; outside a blend of strong purplish red (54A), deep purplish pink (54B), and strong pink (54C); lightly scented. Calyx forms a "hoop skirt" at the base of the corolla, consisting of four fused lobes, c 1.4" (35mm) long, and one separate lobe c 0.6" (15mm) long, all reflexed, colored as corolla. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 1 year, 5.5" x 2.25" (140 x 55mm), oblong, acute apex, rounded base, dull and dark green above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x 3' (0.9m) wide in 9 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (–12°C). Early May.

(r) 'Sugah Lump':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Lord Roberts' (s) X 'Skipper Hal'. H (1992): Morna Stockman; G (2000), N (2001), and REG (2001): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA. Fls 12-16/dome truss, funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; vivid purple (no color match), with a dull, yellowish brown, spotted dorsal blotch. Calyx less than 0.1" (c 1.5mm) long, greenish tan. Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs held c3 years, 4.5" x 2" (115 x 50mm), elliptic, flat, acute apex, cuneate base, dull and dark green above, hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) high x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 9 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10°F (–12°C). Mid June.

* The following unregistered names appear as parents in the above descriptions:
'Florence Waldman': Evergreen azalea; ('Glacier' x 'Eric Schäme') X 'Anna Kehr'. I: Roslyn Nursery
'Midnight Flare': Evergreen azalea; 'Red Red' X 'Red Slippers'. H: J.O. Harris


Volume 56, Number 2
Spring 2002

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