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Volume 58, Number 1
Winter 2004

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American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry

        The following rhododendron and azalea names, submitted through the North American registrar, were approved and added to the International Rhododendron Register prior to November 1, 2003 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: (a) = azalea, (r) = rhododendron, (v) = vireya rhododendron, (z) = azaleodendron; H = hybridized by, G = grown to first flower by, R = raised by, S = selected by, N = named by, I = introduced commercially 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) 'Alan Stockman':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Van Nes Sensation' (s) X 'Kubla Khan'. H (1992): Morna Stockman; G (2000), N (2003), and REG (2003): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2005): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 10-13/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.2" (55mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 6-7 frilly-edged lobes; lightly scented; strong purplish red (61B) in bud, opening inside deep purplish pink (66C) at margins, shading to moderate yellowish pink (31D) in center, with a solid, dark red (187A) basal blotch surrounded by strong red (46A) speckles; the blotch extends upwards 1.2" (30mm) on 4 dorsal lobes, and c 0.25" (6mm) on other lobes; outside deep purplish pink (66C). Calyx lobes moderate purplish pink (65A) with a dark red (187A) blotch similar to that on corolla; 5 lobes 1"-1.2" (25-30mm) long, one lobe c 0.5" (15mm) long. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 4.5" x 2" (115 x 50mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) high x 3.3' (1.0m) wide in 11 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Mid May.

R. 'Alan Stockman'
'Alan Stockman'

(r) 'Ann Sharley-Hubbard':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Van Nes Sensation' (s) X 'Kubla Khan'. H (1992): Morna Stockman; G (1999), N (2003), and REG (2003): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2005): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 10-14/flat truss, campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 6 flat-edged lobes; lightly scented; deep yellowish pink (47C) in bud, opening inside and out light purplish pink (55C) shading to pale greenish yellow (13D) at base; the inside with a small, deep red (53A) blotch on dorsal lobes; the outside with a broad band of deep purplish pink (55A) on midribs. Calyx lobes strongly concave, irregular in length, from 0.2" to 0.6" (5-15mm), deep pink (52B) with a deep red (53A) blotch similar to that on corolla. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 4.8" x 2" (120 x 50mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; glossy and moderate yellow green (147B) above; hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) high x 4' (1.2m) wide in 11 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Mid May.

(r) 'Britt's Cameo':  Elepidote rhododendron: pink-flowered Loderi Group hybrid (s) X 'Nancy Evans'. H: Britt Smith, Kent, WA; G (1998), N (2003), and REG: Stuart Imrie, Bonney Lake, WA; to be I (2004): Lake Tapps Rhododendron Nursery, Bonney Lake, WA. Fls 14/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 7 frilly-edged lobes; light purplish pink (68D) in bud, opening inside light purplish pink (68D) with a speckled flare of vivid reddish orange (33A) at base of dorsal lobe; outside moderate purplish pink (68C). Calyx lobes 1.5" (40mm) long, inside vivid reddish orange (33A). Lvs held 2 years, 6.5" x 2" (165 x 50mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy green above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least 5F (-15C); buds, 10F (-12C). Late May.

(a) 'California Chameleon':  Deciduous azalea: unnamed Exbury seedling (double pink fls) (s) X 'Ginger'. H (1980), G (1985), N (2002), and REG (2003): Parker Smith, Sebastopol, CA. Fls 12-15/dome truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; moderately scented; vivid reddish orange (33A) in bud, opening inside light yellow (10C) with deep yellowish pink (39B) edges, changing to light pink (39D) with moderate yellowish pink (39C) edges, and fading to white with light pink (39D) edges; outside white with deep yellowish pink (39B) edges; brilliant orange yellow (23B) blotch covering about one-half of dorsal lobe. (All colors are visible at once.) Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Calyx lobes c 0.1" (3mm) long, strong yellow green (143B). Lvs 3.5" x 1.2" (90 x 30mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy and strong yellow green (144A) above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) high x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 15F (-9C). Mid May. (Synonym: 'Double Down')

(r) 'Cara Danvolgyi':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Vicki Reine' (s) X 'Van Nes Sensation'. H (1990): Morna Stockman; G (1999), N (2003), and REG (2003): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2005): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys Arlington, WA. Fls 6-8/ball truss, funnel-campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; vivid red (57A) in bud, opening inside deep purplish pink (68A) at edges, shading to light purplish pink (68D) in center, with central basal markings consisting of lines of vivid red (45A) spots; outside deep purplish pink (68A) with vivid purplish red (57B) midribs. Calyx lobes c 0.1"-0.25" (3-6mm) long, light yellow green (145B). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 4.4" x 1.5" (110 x 40mm), oblong, acuminate apex, rounded base, flat margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (137A) above; hairless. Shrub 4.5' (1.4m) high x 4.5' (1.4m) wide in 13 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Late April-mid June.

(r) 'Debra Stockman':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Dianta' (s) X 'Kubla Khan'. H (1992): Morna Stockman; G (2001), N (2003), and REG (2003): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2005): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 6-10/truss, funnel-campanulate, 1.8" (45mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; buds moderate pink (49B) tinged moderate yellow green (146D), opening throughout pale yellow (20C) shading to moderate pink (49B) at margins; with a moderate yellow green (146C) basal blotch, solid in the center and dispersing into spots. Calyx lobes reflexed, 1 lobe c 1"-1.2" (25-30mm) long; 2 lobes c 1.2"-1.4" (30-35mm) long; 2 lobes c 1.5"-1.8" (40-45mm) long; color similar to that of corolla. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 3.2" x 1.2" (80 x 30mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, oblique base, wavy and upcurved margins; dull and dark yellowish green (139A) above; hairless. Shrub 2.7' (0.8m) high x 2.3' (0.7m) wide in 11 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Mid May.

(r) 'Diane Stockman':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Kubla Khan' (s) X 'Dianta'. H (1992): Morna Stockman; G (2000), N (2003), and REG (2003): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I ( c2005): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 6-8/flat truss, funnel-campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 wavy edged lobes; strong purplish red (61B) in bud, opening inside strong purplish red (61B) at margins, changing abruptly to light orange yellow (22C) in center with a prominent blotch of dark red (59A), solid at the base and dispersing into spots; outside strong purplish red (61B). Calyx lobes reflexed, 1 lobe c 0.5" (15mm) long, 4 lobes c 1.4" (35mm) long; color similar to that of corolla. Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 4.5" (115mm) wide. Lvs 4.2" x 1.2" (105 x 30mm), oblong, acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x 3' (0.9m) wide in 11 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Mid May.

(a) 'Double Down':  Synonym of 'California Chameleon'

(r) 'Eye Catching':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Dexter's Champagne' (s) X 'Unique'. H (1991), G (1995), N (2003), and REG (2003): Delbert Brim, Mount Airy, NC. Fls 12/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.8" (70mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 8 flat edged lobes; corolla opens pale yellow (11C) inside and out, with speckled flares of deep greenish yellow (153A) in the throat, accented by dark anthers; lightly scented. Truss 7" (175mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs 10" x 2" (250 x 50mm), oblong, obtuse apex, oblique base, downcurved margins; glossy and dark yellowish green (139A) above; hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) high x 7' (2.1m) wide in 12 years; intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -15F (-26C); buds, -8F (-22C). Early.

(r) 'Good 'n' Plenty':  Elepidote rhododendron: parentage unknown. H (pre 1967): John C. Cowles, Stow, MA; G: Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, Sandwich, MA; N and REG (2003): Edward T. Connors, Whiting, NJ. Fls 12/conical truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.8" (70mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; deep red (60A) in bud, opening deep purplish pink (73A) along margins and midribs, and shading lighter (almost white) towards center; strong greenish yellow (151C) rays on dorsal lobes. Calyx lobes c 0.1" (3mm) long, green. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 2-3 years, 6" x 2" (150 x 50mm), elliptic, obtuse apex, rounded base, flat margins; glossy and moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) high x 3' (0.9m) wide in 15 years; dense habit. Plant hardy to at least -15F (-26C); buds, -9F (-23C). Mid May. (Code: HP259-71)

(r) 'Harold Palmer':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Blimey Limey' (s) X 'Cotton Candy'. H (1993): Morna Stockman; G (2001), N (2003), and REG (2003): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2005): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 6-8/flat truss, funnel-campanulate, 2.2" (55mm) long x c 4" (100mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; vivid red (52A) in bud, opening inside deep pink (52B), shading to strong red (50A) in center of dorsal lobe and half of adjacent lobes, with a small area of vivid red (45A) spotting at base of dorsal lobes; outside vivid red (52A). Calyx lobes saucer-shaped, of variable length from c 0.5" (c 15mm) to 1.2" (30mm), colored as corolla. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 3.2" x 1.5" (80 x 40mm), oblong, acuminate apex, rounded base, flat and down curved margins; semi-glossy and moderate yellow green (147B) above; hairless. Shrub 2.7' (0.8m) high x 2.7' (0.8m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Late May.

(r) 'Johanna Joyce':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Hotei' (s) X 'Van Nes Sensation'. H (1990): Morna Stockman; G (1998), N (2003), and REG (2003): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2005): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 7-11/ball truss, open funnel-campanulate, 2.2" (55mm) long x c 4" (100mm) wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; buds light yellow (12C), with base and apex moderate yellowish pink (37C), opening inside light yellow (12C) slightly tinged pale purplish pink (56D) at margins, and with a small flare of vivid red (46B) on the dorsal lobe; outside brilliant yellow (13C), the midribs lightly spotted pale purplish pink (56D). Calyx lobes irregular, 0.2"-0.4" (5-10mm) long, light yellow (12C). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 4.5" x 1.5" (115 x 40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat and upcurved margins; semi-glossy and moderate yellow green (147B) above; hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) high x 5' (1.5m) wide in 13 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Mid April.

(r) 'Karen Stockman':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Kubla Khan' (s) X 'Spanish Lady'. H (1990): Morna Stockman; G (2000), N (2003), and REG (2003): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2005): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 9-10/ball truss, campanulate, 2.2" (55mm) long x 2.8" (70mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong red (45D) in bud, opening inside deep yellowish pink (41D) at margins, shading to a blend of pale yellow (20C) and deep yellowish pink (44D), with a small, strong red (46A) spot at base and a small area of strong red (46A) spotting on the dorsal lobe; outside deep yellowish pink (41D) at margins, shading to vivid red (45C) at base, and with stripes of vivid red (45C) on midribs. Calyx lobes reflexed, 4 lobes c 1.8" (45mm) long, and 1 lobe c 1.2" (30mm) long; margins light yellow (20B) shading to deep yellowish pink (44D), with a small, strong red (46A) spot at base. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 4.2" x 1.8" (105 x 45mm), elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; dull and moderate yellow green (147B) above; hairless. Shrub 3.3' (1.0m) high x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 13 years, open habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Late May.

(r) 'Kit Stockman':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Blimey Limey' (s) X 'O' Harold'. H (1993): Morna Stockman; G (2002), N (2003), and REG (2003): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2005): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 7-8/truss, funnel-campanulate, 2.8" (70mm) long x 4.2" (105mm) wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (61B) in bud, opening inside strong purplish red (63A) at edges, shading to light purplish pink (63D) in center, with sparse, dark red (187A) dorsal spotting; outside strong purplish red (63B). Calyx lobes reflexed, c 0.5" (13mm) long, strong purplish pink (63C), edged yellowish white (158C). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs 4.8" x 2" (120 x 50mm), ovate, acuminate apex, rounded base, flat and down curved margins; semi-glossy and moderate yellow green (146B) above; hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x 2.7' (0.8m) wide in 10 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Early May.

(a) 'Landon Pride':  Evergreen azalea: 'Kobold', open pollinated (vivid purplish red fls) (s) X 'Kobold', open pollinated (dark red fls). H, G, and REG (2003): William C. Miller III, Bethesda, MD; N (1996): Barbara F. McCeney, Kensington, MD; I (1997): Ten Oaks Nursery, Clarksville, MD. Fls 2-3/truss, single with an occasional petaloid stamen, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5(-6) frilly-edged lobes; inside strong purplish red (60C-D) with a very faint orange tinge deep in throat of three dorsal lobes, and inconspicuous, slightly darker speckles on these same lobes; outside strong purplish red (60D) with a strong red streak, near (53B, but lower in chroma) extending c 0.5" (13mm) upwards on each midrib from the base. Calyx lobes 0.5" (13mm) long, light green. Lvs 1.9" x 0.8" (c 50 x 20mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, semi-glossy and green above; with hairs on midrib and margins, white at first, maturing to reddish. Shrub 3.3' (1.0m) high x 2.8' (0.85m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Early May. (Synonym: Landon no. 6)

(a) Landon no. 6:  Synonym of 'Landon Pride'

(a) 'Las Vegas':  Deciduous azalea: 'Old Gold' (s) X unnamed seedling. H (1974), G (1979), N (1999), and REG (2003): Parker Smith, Sebastopol, CA. Fls 12+/dome truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; moderately scented; strong reddish orange (31A) in bud, opening brilliant orange yellow (23B) throughout, except for a vivid yellow (16A) blotch covering about 90% of the dorsal lobe. Calyx lobes minute, green. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs 3.5" x 1.2" (90 x 30mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy and strong yellow green (144A) above, hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) high x 4' (1.2m) wide in 12 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 15F (-9C). Mid May.

(r) 'Lemon Zest':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Janet Blair' (s) X 'Phipps Yellow'. H (1983), G (1989), N (2003), and REG (2003): H.C. (Bud) Gehnrich, Huntington, NY. Fls 11/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; lightly scented; light yellowish pink (19B) in bud, opening pale greenish yellow (13D) inside and out; deep red (53A) blotch in dorsal throat, with discrete red spots extending upwards on lobe. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 6"-7" x 2.5" (150-175 x 65mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (137B) above; hairless. Shrub 8' (2.4m) high x 12' (3.6m) wide in 15 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0F (-18C). Mid May.

(r) 'Linda Lee':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Hotei' (s) X 'Virginia Richards'. H (1993): Morna Stockman; G (2000), N, and REG (2003): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2005): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 6/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 5 frilly edged lobes and 1-3 petaloid stamens (no normal stamens); moderate red (47A) in bud, opening inside strong pink (54C) at margins, shading to pale purplish pink (56D) in center, with a narrow, strong pink (54C) line down the center of each lobe, and a large, moderate red (47A), speckled dorsal blotch; outside strong pink (54C), with a narrow, vivid red (52A) line on each midrib. Calyx lobes 1"-1.2" long (25-30mm), colored as corolla. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 3.5" x 2" (90 x 50mm), broadly elliptic, obtuse apex, cordate base, flat and down curved margins; dull and moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 2.8' (0.85m) high x 2.7' (0.8m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Mid May.

(a) 'Marmalade Chiffon':  Deciduous azalea: unnamed Exbury seedling (double pink fls) (s) X 'Ginger'. H (1979), G (1985), N (2002), and REG (2003): Parker Smith, Sebastopol, CA. Fls 15+/dome truss, tubular funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose, zero stamens; 2" (50mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 10 very wavy-edged lobes; moderately scented (carnation-like); buds vivid reddish orange (32A) with yellow tips, opening inside strong yellowish pink (32C) with pale yellow (20C) tips on lobes; outside strong yellowish pink (32D); unmarked. Calyx lobes less then 0.1" (c 1.5mm) long, green. Lvs 3" x 1.5" (75 x 40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy and strong yellow green (144A) above, hairless. Shrub 4.5' (1.4m) high x 3' (0.9m) wide in 20 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 15F (-9C). Mid May.

(a) 'Persimmon Glow':  Deciduous azalea: unnamed Exbury seedling (late orange fls) (s) X unnamed Exbury seedling (yellow fls). H (1976), G (1981), N (2002), and REG (2003): Parker Smith, Sebastopol, CA. Fls 12-14/ball truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; moderately scented; vivid reddish orange (34A) in bud, opening inside vivid yellowish pink (30C), outside strong orange (30D); unmarked; stamens red. Calyx lobes c 0.25" (6mm) long, green. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 4" x 1.5" (100 x 40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) high x 4' (1.2m) wide in 20+ years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 15F (-9C). Mid-late June.

(r) 'Robin Stockman':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'O'Harold' (s) X 'Blimey Limey'. H (1993): Morna Stockman; G (2000), N (2003), and REG (2003): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2005): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 16-19/ball truss, funnel-campanulate, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 6 flat-edged lobes; strongly scented; vivid purplish red (66B) in bud, opening inside deep purplish pink (66C) at margins, shading to pale purplish pink (62D) in center; outside strong purplish red (64C); moderate purplish red (64A) spotting on dorsal lobe and portions of adjacent lobes. Calyx lobes 0.05"-0.1" (1.5-3mm) long, brilliant yellow green (142B). Truss 7" (175mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs 5.5" x 2" (140 x 50mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; dull and moderate olive green (137A) above; hairless. Shrub 4.3' (1.3m) high x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Early May.

(a) 'Salmon Points':  Deciduous azalea: unnamed Exbury seedling (salmon fls) (s) X unnamed Exbury seedling (double pink fls). H (1979), G (1984), N (1989), and REG (2003): Parker Smith, Sebastopol, CA. Fls 15/ball truss, tubular funnel-shaped, hose-in-hose to hose-in-hose and double (zero stamens); 2" (50mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 10-15 wavy-edged lobes; lightly scented; strong purplish red (58C) in bud, opening inside deep purplish pink (58D) with white at base and along midribs, changing quickly to two-thirds white and one-third light purplish pink (65B) at ends of lobes; outside white with lobe tips flushed light purplish pink (65B); unmarked. Calyx lobes c 0.25" (6mm) long, light yellow green (145B). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 3" x 1.5" (75 x 40mm), obovate, obtuse apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy and strong yellow green (143A) above, hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) high x 4' (1.2m) wide in 22 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 15F (-9C). Mid May.

(r) 'Terry Stockman':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Cotton Candy' (s) X 'Van Nes Sensation'. H (1991): Morna Stockman; G (2000), N (2003), and REG (2003): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2005): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 6-8/ball truss, saucer shaped, 2.2" (55mm) long x c 4.5" (115mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; moderate purplish red (184C) in bud, opening inside moderate purplish pink (186D) with a V-shaped flare of dark red (187B) spots on the dorsal lobe; outside moderate purplish red (184D). Calyx lobes c 0.05" (1.5mm) long, moderate yellow green (146C), edged moderate purplish red (184D). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 5" x 1.5" (125 x 40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, wavy and down curved margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (137A) above; hairless. Shrub 3.7' (1.1m) high x 3.7' (1.1m) wide in 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Mid April.

(r) 'Violet Feathers':  Lepidote rhododendron: 'Virginia Stewart' (s) X unnamed R. maddenii hybrid. H (1986), G (1994), N (1999), and REG (2003): Parker Smith, Sebastopol, CA. Fls 6-8/flat truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 frilly-edged lobes; corolla opening inside pale purplish pink (56A) with deep purplish pink (55A) edges; outside strong purplish pink (55B) with deep purplish pink (55A) edges; vivid yellow (15A) to brilliant yellow (15C) on three dorsal lobes; lightly scented. Calyx lobes c 0.25" (6mm) long, vivid red (52A). Truss 3" (75mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4" x 1.5" (100 x 40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; semi-glossy and dark green (135A) above; new growth dark red (59A); hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) high x 4' (1.2m) wide in 12 years; intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least 20F (-7C); buds, 25F (-4C). Mid April.


Volume 58, Number 1
Winter 2004

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