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Volume 59, Number 3
Summer 2005

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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 April 15, 2005 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 7th Edition (2004).
        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) 'Bethany Jade':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Arthur Bedford' (s) X 'Jonathan Shaw'. H: unknown; G (1999), N (2004), and REG (2005): John Doppel, Lenhartsville, PA. Fls 10/dome truss, saucer-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes; deep purple in bud, opening inside moderate purple on dorsal lobes and margins of ventral lobes; the ventral lobes shade to very light purple towards center; outside purple; prominent dorsal markings of discrete dark spots. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 6" x 1.8" (150 x 45mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, rounded base, down curved margins, semi-glossy and mid green above; hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit; male and female fertile. Plant hardy to at least -15F (-26C); buds, -10F (-23C). Late May.

(r) 'Bisque':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Rio' (s) X 'Tan'. H (1996): Tom Ahern, Allentown, PA; G (2001), N (2004), and REG (2005): John Doppel, Lenhartsville, PA. Fls 10/ball truss, saucer-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.8" (95mm) wide, 6 flat-edged lobes; apricot in bud, opening inside light peach shading slightly darker in center; outside peach; sparse, greenish-brown dorsal spotting; lightly scented. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 5.5" x 2" (140 x 50mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins, semi-glossy and mid green above; hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years, dense habit; male sterile, female fertile. Plant hardy to at least -15F (-26C); buds, -10F (-23C). Early May.

(a) 'Briana Murin':  Evergreen azalea: ('Desiree' x unnamed hybrid CB-1*) (s) X 'Nami'*. H (1994), G (1997), N (2004), and REG (2004): Robert Stewart, Springfield, VA. Fls 2/truss, saucer-shaped, semi-double, 1.8" (45mm) long x 2.8" (70mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes and some petaloid stamens; lighter than deep purplish pink (68A) in bud, opening inside slightly lighter than moderate purplish pink (78D) with brownish yellow dorsal spotting; outside similar to bud color. Calyx lobes 0.2" (5mm) long, brilliant yellow green (142B). Lvs 1.8" x 0.8" (45 x 20mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, upcurved margins, semi-glossy and mid green above. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 8 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0F (-18C). Midseason.

(r) 'Bush's Bush':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Murray's Pink' (s) X 'Roy Stockman'. H (1993): Morna Stockman; G (2002), N (2004), and REG (2005): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2006): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 12-15/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.2" (55mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; deep red (53A) in bud, opening inside with a distinct, strong red (53D) band, c 0.6"-0.8" (15-20mm) wide at lobe margins, changing abruptly to pale yellowish pink (36D); outside strong red (53B); the dorsal throat with two freckled markings, deep red (53A), c 0.8" (20mm) long, on a pale greenish yellow (10D) ground. Calyx lobes c 0.4" (10mm) long; dark greenish yellow (152D). Truss 6" (150mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 7.5" x 2.2" (190 x 55mm), oblong, acute apex, cuneate base, flat and down curved margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (137A) above; hairless. Shrub 3.3' (1.0m) high x 3' (0.9m) wide in 11 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Late May.

(r) 'Bzzz Bee':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Blimey Limey' (s) X 'Gallacci's Gold'. H (1993): Morna Stockman; G (2001), N (2004), and REG (2005): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2006): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 5-7/lax truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.8" (45mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5-6 wavy-edged lobes; buds light orange yellow (19A) at base, shading to strong yellowish pink (31C) at tips; opening inside light yellow (20B) shading to strong yellowish pink (31C) on outer rim of lobes; outside colored similarly but with more strong yellowish pink (31C) along sides of lobes; with dark greenish yellow (152C) freckles on inside of dorsal lobe and portions of adjacent lobes. Calyx consists of 5 "fused" lobes, 0.8"-1.0" (c 20-25mm) long and 1 separated lobe, 0.4"-0.5" (c 10-12mm) long; light yellow (20B) with lines of dark greenish yellow (152C) freckles on basal portion of "fused" section. Truss 2.5" (65mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 4" x 1.5" (100 x 40mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, oblique base, flat and upcurved margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (137B) above; hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) high x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 11 years, heavily foliaged but sprawling habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Late April.

(r) 'Christina Dee':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Casanova' (s) X 'Wyandanch Pink'. H (1995), G (2000), N (2004), and REG (2005): John Doppel, Lenhartsville, PA. Fls 15/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5 somewhat frilly-edged lobes; coral pink in bud, opening pinkish cream and fading to cream; outside slightly darker than inside; large area of discrete dorsal spotting, light maroon at first, then fading to tan. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4.8" x 1.6" (120 x 40mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, oblique base, down curved margins, semi-glossy and mid green above; hairless. Shrub 3.5' (1.1m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit; male and female fertile. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F (-26C). Early May.

(r) 'Cocheco Big George':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Mrs. Charles S. Sargent' (s) X 'Dexter's Purple'. H (1985), G (1991), N (1995), and REG (2005): Joe B. Parks, Dover, NH. Fls 13-15/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.2" (80mm) wide, 6-7 wavy-edged lobes; light purple (75A) in bud, opening inside light purple (75B), with the center of the lobes slightly paler than the edges, and the base light yellow (163D); outside light purple (75A-B). Calyx lobes 0.1" (c 3mm) long, pale yellow green (193A). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, 9" x 3.4" (225 x 85mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, oblique base, flat margins; glossy and moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 8' (2.4m) tall x 8' (2.4m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -22F (-30C); buds, -18F (-28C). Late May.

(r) 'Cocheco Honey Glac':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Ice Cube' (s) X unidentified, white-flowered, Consolini hybrid. H (1987), G (1992), N (1998), and REG (2005): Joe B. Parks, Dover, NH. Fls 15/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.8" (45mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; moderate purplish pink (186D) in bud, opening inside near white (paler than pale orange yellow (159C) or pale yellowish pink (159D)); outside between yellowish white (155D) and white; the interior dorsal lobe is so heavily spotted as to appear almost a solid color ranging from light yellow (163D) at the edge to grayish reddish orange (174B) at the base. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 6.4" x 2.5" (160 x 65mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (137B) to yellow green (137C) above, hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 6' (1.8m) wide in 13 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -22F (-30C); buds, -18F (-28C). Early June.

(r) 'Cocheco Purple Butterfly':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Roseum Elegans' (s) X 'Olin O. Dobbs'. H (1983), G (1990), N (1993), and REG (2005): Joe B. Parks, Dover, NH. Fls 12/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 3" (75mm) long x 2.2" (55mm) wide, 5 flat-edged lobes; strong reddish purple (78B) in bud, opening inside between strong reddish purple (78B) and light purple (78C), with a very large, dark greenish yellow (152C) dorsal blotch speckled with grayish reddish orange (177C) dots; outside light purple (75B). Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, 5.8" x 2.2" (145 x 55mm), elliptic, obtuse apex, cuneate base, wavy margins; semi-glossy and dark to moderate yellowish green (139A-B) above, hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) tall x 5' (1.5m) wide in 14 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -22F (-30C); buds, -18F (-28C). Late May.

(r) 'Cody':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Wind River' (s) X 'Janet Blair'. H (1996), G (2000), N (2004), and REG (2005): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 15/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.2" (55mm) long x 3.2" (80mm) wide, with 5 frilly-edged lobes; strong purplish red (60C) in bud, opening inside pale yellow (20D) overlaid with moderate purplish pink (62B) deepening at edges to strong purplish pink (62A), the dorsal lobe tinged light yellow (11B) c 1.5" (40mm) from base; outside pale yellow (20D) blending with moderate purplish pink (62B), edges and midribs strong purplish pink (62A); dark greenish yellow (152D) dorsal flare, extending c 1.4" (45mm) from base, speckled with discrete, dark red spots. Calyx lobes 1" (25mm) long, blend of pale yellow (20D) and moderate purplish pink (62B). Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4.8" x 1.8" (120 x 45mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; dull and moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2 m) high x 3' (0.9m) wide in 8 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least 0F (-18C). Late April.

(r) 'Dalton's Sunrise':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Blimey Limey' (s) X 'Gallacci's Gold'. H (1992): Morna Stockman; G (2000), and REG (2005): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; N (2004): Sonia Zachman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2006): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 11-13/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.2" (80mm) wide, with (6-)7 wavy-edged lobes; buds strong yellowish pink (31C) shading to deep yellowish pink (47C) at tips; opening inside and out pale yellow (20C) with moderate yellowish pink (38B) along lobe sides and edges; with an inconspicuous light orange yellow dorsal blotch. Calyx lobes irregular, c 0.2"-0.8" (5-20mm) long, light orange yellow (22C), edged deep yellowish pink (38B). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 4.8" x 1.5" (120 x 40mm), elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, flat and down curved margins; dull and moderate olive green (137B) above; hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) high x 5' (1.5m) wide in 12 years, dense habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Mid May.

(r) 'Diane's Delight':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Peter Alan'* (s) X 'Anah Kruschke'. H (1992), G (1998), N (2004), and REG (2005): John Doppel, Lenhartsville, PA. Fls 20/conical truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes; dark reddish purple in bud, opening inside reddish purple; outside slightly darker than inside; prominent, black dorsal spotting. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4.5" x 1.6" (115 x 40mm), obovate, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins, semi-glossy and dark green above; hairless. Shrub 4.5' (1.4m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years, open habit, filling in with new growth from base; male and female fertile. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F (-26C). Mid May.

(r) 'Early Light':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Vinecrest' (s) X ['Janet Blair' x ('Donna Hardgrove' x 'Weston's Hardy Yellow'*)]. H (1996): Allan Glassman, Allentown, PA; G (2001), N (2004), and REG (2005): John Doppel, Lenhartsville, PA. Fls 8/ball truss, saucer-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, 7 slightly wavy-edged lobes; lightly scented; light "brick" in bud, opening inside light yellow, shading slightly darker yellow in the throat; outside similar to inside; unmarked. Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4.5" x 1.8" (115 x 45mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, oblique base, flat margins, semi-glossy and mid green (slightly olive) above; hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 4.5' (1.4m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit; produces, but rarely accepts pollen. Plant hardy to at least -15F (-26C); buds, -10F (-23C). Early May. (Synonym: 'Yellow Fellow')/p>

(r) 'Enumclaw Chinook':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Anna' (Rose/Lem) (s) X 'Elizabeth de Rothschild'. H (1982): W.B. Wilkes, Seattle, WA; G (1990): Ray Wieder, Kent, WA; N (2004) and REG (2005): John D. Anderson, Enumclaw, WA; I (2005): Anderson Garden, Enumclaw, WA. Fls 16-20/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.2" (55mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; dark pink in bud, opening inside white with a small pink marking in throat of one lobe; outside pink, becoming paler with age; pedicel c 0.8" (20mm) long, green to dark pink. Calyx lobes c 0.1" (3mm) long, light green. Lvs held 2-3 years, 5" x 2" (125 x 50mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, rounded base, up-curved margins; dark green, variegated with yellowish green and light green streaks in center of blade; hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least 0F (-18C); buds, 10F (-12C). Mid May.

(r) 'Golden Mystery':  Elepidote rhododendron: Parentage unknown. H and G: unknown; S (1997), N (2004), and REG (2005): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2006): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 14-16/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.8" (45mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 7 frilly-edged lobes; strong red (53B) in bud, opening inside light yellow (11B) with an irregular, very dark blotch (almost black) in the base, edged with strong red (46A) linear markings, and with (46A) dorsal spotting on a reddish ground; outside strong red (53B). Calyx strong red (53B), with either 2 lobes, c 0.5" (12mm) long and the remaining lobes less than 0.1" (c1.5mm) long, or all lobes less than 0.1" (c 1.5mm) long. Truss 3" (75mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 3.8" x 1.5" (95 x 40mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, cordate base, flat and down curved margins; moderate olive green (137B) above; hairless. Shrub 3.3' (1.0m) high x 5' (1.5m) wide in perhaps 15 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Late April.

(a) 'Grace Katherine':  Evergreen azalea: 'Saybrook Glory' X 'Dorothy Clark' *.H (1996), G (1999), N (2004), and REG (2004): Robert Stewart, Springfield, VA. Fls single, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.2" (80mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; somewhat brighter than vivid red (52A) in bud, opening inside light purplish pink (62C) with faint dorsal spotting; outside similar to bud color. Calyx lobes 0.2" (5mm) long, close to brilliant yellow green (142B). Lvs 1.8" x 0.8" (45 x 20mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, down curved margins, semi-glossy and 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 0F (-18C). Midseason.

(r) 'Holly Snaza':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Award' (s) X 'Betty Anderson'. H (1995): E.T. (Ted) Anderson, Longview, WA; G: Ernie Metcalfe, Beaverton, OR; N (2004) and REG (2005): Betty E. Anderson; Longview, WA. Fls 13/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.8"-3" (70-75mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 6 frilly-edged lobes; strong purplish red (67A) in bud, opening white inside and out, edged deep purplish pink (67C); strong greenish yellow (151B) basal blotch; Calyx lobes less than 0.1" (2mm) long, light yellow green (145B). Truss 7" (175mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs 4"-7" x 1.5"-2.5" (100-175 x 40-65mm), elliptic, obtuse apex, rounded base, wavy margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) high x 4' (1.2m) wide in 9 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -10F (-23C). Mid May.

(a) 'Jake Frey':  Evergreen azalea: unnamed hybrid CB-1* (s) X 'Mitey White'. H (1994), G (1997), N (2004), and REG (2004): Robert Stewart, Springfield, VA. Fls single, 3/truss, saucer-shaped, 1.8" (45mm) long x 3.2" (80mm) wide, 5 very wavy-edged lobes; white in bud, opening white, sanded and streaked with vivid purplish red (66A); some flowers open near strong purplish pink (67D) with vivid purplish red (66A) markings; small yellow-green blotch. Calyx lobes c 0.25" (6mm) long, brilliant yellow green (149C). Lvs 2" x 0.8" (50 x 20mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, down curved margins, semi-glossy and mid green above. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 8 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0F (-18C). Midseason.

(r) 'Jonathan Bryce':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Blue Peter' (s) X 'White Dimples'. H (1994): Tom Ahern, Allentown, PA; G (2000), N (2004), and REG (2005): John Doppel, Lenhartsville, PA. Fls 18/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.2" (55mm) wide, 6 frilly-edged lobes; light grayed lavender in bud, opening white inside and out; large, V-shaped dorsal flare composed of dark purple spots. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 5.5" x 2" (140 x 50mm), obovate, obtuse apex, rounded base, slightly down curved margins, semi-glossy and dark green above; hairless. Shrub 3.5' (1.1m) tall x 3.5' (1.1m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F (-26C). Mid May.

(r) 'Kyle Snaza':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Van Nes Sensation' (s) X 'Wilburn'. H (1975): E.T. (Ted) Anderson; G: Burt Mendlin; N (2004) and REG (2005): Betty E. Anderson; all Longview, WA. Fls 13-15/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; light purple (80C) in bud, opening inside light purple (80C) at margins, changing abruptly to very light purple (76B) with a vivid purple (81B) stripe on each midrib, and a large, prominent, speckled, dark red (59A) dorsal blotch; outside light purple (80C). Calyx lobes c 0.1" (2-3mm) long, vivid purplish red (57D). Truss 6" (150mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 2+ years, 5.5"-8" x 2" (140-200 x 50mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate to rounded base, upcurved margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (137A) above, hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) high x 3' (0.9m) wide in 6-8 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -10F (-23C). Early May.

(r) 'Makayla':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Blimey Limey' (s) X 'O'Harold'. H (1993): Morna Stockman; G (2001), N (2004), and REG (2005): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2006): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 4-5/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 5 frilly-edged lobes; strong purplish red (61B) in bud, opening inside and out deep purplish pink (66C), the inside with a solid dark red (59A) center and speckled with the same color on the dorsal lobe to within c 0.5" (15mm) of the edge, and spreading onto adjacent lobes; outside deep purplish pink (66C) with a strong purplish red (61B) base and a narrow stripe up the center of each lobe. Calyx lobes irregular, 1.4"-2" (35-50mm) long, colored as corolla. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 4.8" x 2" (120 x 50mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat and down curved margins; dark yellowish green (139A) above; hairless. Shrub 3.3' (1.0m) high x 3.3' (1.0m) wide in 11 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Early May.

(r) 'Morna's Piccolo':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Murray's Pink' (s) X 'Roy Stockman'. H (1993): Morna Stockman; N (2004): Harold Stockman; G (2002), and REG (2005): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2006): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 6-10/lax truss, campanulate, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 6 flat-edged lobes; deep red (53A) in bud, opening strong reddish purple (70B) throughout, with a small, deep red (53A) spot in the base; no other markings. Calyx lobes less than 0.1" (c 1.5mm) long; dark greenish yellow (152D). Truss 3" (75mm) high x 3.5" (90mm) wide. Lvs 3"x2" (75 x 50mm), orbicular, obtuse apex, cordate base, flat margins; dull and moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) high x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 11 years, dense habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Early April.

(r) 'Nova Sunrise':  Elepidote rhododendron: ([R. fortunei x R. smirnowii] x [R. yakushimanum x 'Goldsworth Yellow']) (s) X (R. aureum x 'Prelude'). H (1988) and G (1994): D.L. Craig; N and REG (2005): D.L. Craig and Sue Gunn, Centerville, NS, Canada. Fls 12-14/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2.4" (60mm) wide, with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes; buds light yellow suffused with strong yellowish pink (37B), opening inside light greenish yellow (5D) with light yellow green (145B) flecks in the upper throat and scattered moderate red (180C) spots in the lower throat; outside light greenish yellow (5D) very lightly suffused with strong yellowish pink (37B). Calyx lobes 0.1" (3mm) long, light greenish yellow (5D) suffused with strong yellowish pink (37B). Lvs held 2 years, 2.8" x 1.2" (70 x 30mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, down curved margins; moderate yellow green (147B) above; hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) tall x 3' (0.9m) wide in 11 years; dense, compact plant habit; very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least -4F (-20C). Early May.

R. 'Nova Sunrise' 
in bud     R. 'Nova Sunrise' 
in full flower
R. 'Nova Sunrise' in bud.     R. 'Nova Sunrise' in full flower.

(r) 'Philip Dee':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Casanova' (s) X 'Peter Alan'*. H (1995), G (2000), N (2004), and REG (2005): John Doppel, Lenhartsville, PA. Fls 12/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, c 2" (50mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, 5 flat to slightly wavy-edged lobes; pinkish lavender in bud, opening inside light cream with a prominent, dark maroon, dorsal blotch; outside cream with some lavender tinges. Truss 3" (75mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4" x 2" (100 x 50mm), obovate, obtuse apex, rounded base, moderately down-curved margins, semi-glossy and mid green above; hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -15F (-26C); buds, -10F (-23C). Late May.

(v) 'Sherla':  Vireya (lepidote) rhododendron: ([R. leucogigas x R. laetum] x R. javanicum) (s) X R. konori (known locally as Jake's form"). H (1999), G (2005), N (2005), and REG (2005): R.A. Mitchell, Volcano, HI. Fls tubular funnel-shaped, 12/truss, horizontally disposed, with 7 wavy-edged, deeply cut lobes; corolla 2.5" (65mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide; lightly scented; interior light purplish pink (65B) at edges, blending to pale purplish pink (65C), and then to light yellow green (2C) at center; outside pale purplish pink (65C) blending to pale greenish yellow (2D) at base; unmarked. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 17"(425mm) wide. Lvs 5" x 2.5" (125 x 65mm), obovate, broadly obtuse apex, cuneate base, flat margins; dull and moderate olive green (137B) above; no scales visible to naked eye. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x 2' (0.6m) wide in 4.5 years, open habit. Plant hardy to at least 40F (4C). February.

(r) 'Siltcoos Sunrise':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Paprika Spiced' (s) X 'Jezebel'. H (1995), G (2000), N (2000), and REG (2005): Eugene Cockeram, Florence, OR. Fls 10-13/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.8" (45mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes; strong yellowish pink (37A) in bud, opening inside brilliant yellow (8A) in throat, fading to brilliant yellow (11A); outside brilliant yellow (11A); irregularly-shaped vivid reddish orange (33B) markings inside all corollas, varying from single or multiple flares to entire centers. Calyx lobes 1.2" (30mm) long, brilliant yellow (11A), with vivid reddish orange (33B) spots. Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4" x 1.2" (100 x 30mm), elliptic, obtuse apex, cuneate base, wavy margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (147A) above, hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 9 years, dense habit. Plant hardy to at least 5F (-15C); buds, 10F (-12C). Early April.

(r) 'Star Spangled':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Lem's Goal' (s) X 'Skipper Hal'. H (1994): Morna Stockman; N (2004): Harold Stockman; G (2001), and REG (2005): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2006): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 6-7/lax truss, funnel-campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 frilly-edged lobes; strong purplish red (61B) in bud, opening inside pale purplish pink (62D) tinged deep purplish pink (66C) randomly and along margins, and with a large, deep red (53A), freckled blotch on the dorsal lobe and half of the adjacent lobes; outside strong purplish red (61B). Truss 3" (75mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 4.2" x 1.5" (105 x 40mm), elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, wavy margins; dull and moderate olive green (137B) above; hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) high x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Mid May.

(r) 'Stockman's Black Eye':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Van Nes Sensation' (s) X 'Kubla Khan'. H (1992): Morna Stockman; N (2004): Harold Stockman; G (2000), and REG (2005): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2006): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 8/conical truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.8" (90mm) wide, with (5-6)-7 wavy-edged lobes; lightly scented; strong purplish pink (62A) in bud, opening inside moderate purplish pink (62B) shading to light purplish pink (62C) with a prominent basal blotch darker than deep red (53A), surrounded by a jagged, strong purplish red (63B) blotch; outside strong purplish pink (62A) with some color showing through from the blotch. Calyx lobes c 1"-1.2" (c 25-30mm) long; reflexed, colored as corolla. Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs 4.8" x 1.8" (120 x 45mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, wavy margins; dull and moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) high x 3' (0.9m) wide in 12 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Mid May.

(r) 'Stockman's Firecracker':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Blimey Limey' (s) X 'Gallacci's Gold'. H (1992): Morna Stockman; G (2000), N (2004), and REG (2005): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2006): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 9-11/flattened ball truss, funnel-campanulate, 2.2" (55mm) long x 2.8" (70mm) wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; vivid red (45D) in bud, opening inside deep pink (48A) with a slight yellowish tinge shading to solid deep pink (51B) at edges, and two narrow lines of strong red (45D) spotting on dorsal lobes; outside deep pink (50B). Calyx lobes reflexed, either 0.6"-0.8" (c 15-20mm) long (dorsal) and deep pink (48B), or 0.4"-0.6" (c 10-25mm) long (ventral) and moderate yellowish pink (31D). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs 6.5" x 1.8" (165 x 45mm), elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, flat and down curved margins; glossy and moderate yellow green (137C) above; hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) high x 5' (1.5m) wide in 12 years, heavily foliaged but sprawling habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Mid May.

(r) 'Stockman's Flirt':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Blimey Limey' (s) X 'Christie Ess'. H (1993): Morna Stockman; G (2002), N (2004), and REG (2005): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2006): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 7-8/loose ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.8" (45mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 6 frilly-edged lobes; strong red (51A) in bud, opening inside light yellow (17D), edged strong red (51A); outside light yellow (17D) at base, becoming light yellowish pink (29C) with 0.1"-0.2" (c 5mm) wide stripes of strong red (51A) up the center of each lobe and on edges; no other markings. Calyx lobes c0.6"-0.8" (15-20mm) long, "hugging" the base of the corolla; light yellow green (17D). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 6" x 2.2" (150 x 55mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, wavy and down curved margins; dull and moderate olive green (137A) above; hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x 3.3' (1.0m) wide in 11 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Early May.

(r) 'Tisofee':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Blimey Limey' (s) X ('Cotton Candy' x 'Van Nes Sensation'). H (1993): Morna Stockman; G (2000), N (2004), and REG (2005): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2006): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 5-6/lax truss, funnel-campanulate, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish pink (55B) in bud, opening inside light purplish pink (55C) shading to pale yellow green (4D) in center, with two speckled, strong red (50A) lines c 1" long x 0.1" wide (25mm long x 3mm wide) in center of two dorsal lobes; outside light purplish pink (55C) with a pale yellow green (4D) base and stripes of strong purplish pink (55B) up the center of each lobe. Calyx lobes irregular, 0.8"-1.5" (20-40mm) long, pale yellow green (4D), edged light purplish pink (55C), with strong red (50A) speckling on dorsal lobes. Truss 3" (75mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs 4.8" x 1.5" (120 x 40mm), lanceolate, acute apex, oblique base, flat and down curved margins; semi-glossy and moderate yellow green (147B) above; hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) high x 5' (1.5m) wide in 11 years, intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Mid May.

(r) 'Tootie Flutey':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Van Nes Sensation' (s) X 'Kubla Khan'. H (1992): Morna Stockman; G (1999), N (2004), and REG (2005): Harold and Morna Stockman, Port Angeles, WA; to be I (c 2006): Hammond's Acres of Rhodys, Arlington, WA. Fls 4-5/ball truss, saucer-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 7 frilly-edged lobes; light purplish pink (55C) in bud, opening inside pale purplish pink (56A) at margins, shading paler to pale purplish pink (56D) towards center, with a vivid red (45A) solid base and and conspicuous (45A) dorsal spotting on a pale yellow (11D) ground; outside margins pale purplish pink (56B), shading to pale purplish pink (56A) at base and pale purplish pink (56D) along lobe centers. Calyx lobes light yellow green (145D); two dorsal lobes c 0.2" (5mm) long, others c 0.1" (3mm) long. Truss 6" (150nm) high X 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 5.5" x 2" (14O x 50mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat and down curved margins; dull and moderate yellowish green (138A) above; hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) high X 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 12 years, dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Early May.

(v) 'Tropic Alpine Survivor':  Vireya (lepidote) rhododendron: (R zoelleri x R. lochiae) (s) X R. commonae. H (1985), G, N, and REG (2004): ]ames Gerdemann, Yachats, OR; I: The Bovees Nursery, Portland, OR. Fls 4-7/flat truss, elongated tubular funnel-shaped, with reflexed lobes; 2" (50mm) long x 1.8" (45mrn) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; inside and out vivid reddish orange (44C), the inside blending to vivid yellow (17C) in lower part of tube and the outside with some strong yellowish pink (35C) on tube. Calyx lobes inconspicuous. Truss 2" (50nm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs 2.5" X 1.5" (65 x 40mm), elliptic, broadly acute or obtuse apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (l37A) above. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x l.7' (0.5m) wide in 18 years, intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least 25F (-4C); flowering any time of year. (Note: plant has been frozen back 50% or more, once to the ground, but has always recovered.)

(r) 'Yellow Fellow':  Elepidote rhododendron: Synonym of' Early Light'

The following unregistered names appear as parents in the above descriptions:
CB-1:  Evergreen to semi-evergreen azalea; hybrid of unknown parentage used by Robert Stewart in his breeding program; fls semi-double, pink and white.
'Dorothy Clark':  Evergreen azalea; H: James Harris; parentage: 'Grace Freeman No. 2' X 'Arnagasa'.
'Nami':  Evergreen (Satsuki) azalea; parentage unknown.
'Peter Alan':  Elepidote rhododendron. I: Girard Nurseries. Parentage: 'Purple Splendour' hybrid.
'Weston's Hardy Yellow':  Elepidote rhododendron. I: Weston Nurseries; no data available.

Additions and Corrections:
'Karen Morebeck': (published in Journal ARS, Vol. 54, No 3 Summer 2000); Parentage should read: R. leucogigas 'Hunstein's Secret' (s) X R konori 'White Giant'.

'Stewart Armstrong':  cf International Rhododendron Register and Checklist, 2d Ed., p 1310 (2004). Name should read 'Stuart Armstrong'

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Volume 59, Number 3
Summer 2005

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