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Volume 60, Number 1
Winter 2006

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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, 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").

(a) 'Arneson Cameo':  Deciduous azalea: F3 selection from ('Gallipoli' x 'Cecile') (s) X F3 selection from ('Gallipoli' x 'Cecile'). H (1980), G (1986), and REG (2005): Ivan and Robertha Arneson, Canby, OR; N (2005) and I (2005): Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Fls double, 12-14/ball truss, funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.8" (70mm) wide, 6 frilly-edged lobes plus petaloids. Color deep red (53A) in bud, opening inside strong pink (48C) with a brilliant orange yellow (21B) dorsal blotch; outside deep pink (48A). Calyx lobes less than 0.1" (1.5mm) long, moderate yellow green (139C). Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Leaves 1.8"-2.8" (45 - 70mm) x 0.8"-1.5" (20 - 40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (146A) above; hairless. Shrub 1.7' (0.5m) tall x 2.3' (0.7m) wide in 24 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F (-26C). Mid to late May.

(a) 'Arneson Fairy Jewel':  Deciduous azalea: [('Gallipoli' x 'Cecile') x 'Pink Delight'] (s) X ('Strawberry Ice' x 'Sunset Pink'). H (1984), G (1989), and REG (2005): Ivan and Robertha Arneson, Canby, OR; N (2005) and I (2005): Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Fls double, 5-7/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 wavy-edged lobes plus petaloids. Color strong purplish red (63A) in bud, opening inside moderate purplish pink (68C), outside strong purplish pink (68B). Calyx lobes 0.2" (5mm) long, moderate yellow green (138B). Truss 3" (75mm) high x 4.5" (115mm) wide. Leaves 1.5"-2.5" (40 - 65mm) x 0.8"-1" (20 - 25mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (146A) above; hairless. Shrub 1.5' (0.5m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 20 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F (-26C). Mid May.

(a) 'Arneson Flame':  Deciduous azalea: Unnamed red Exbury seedling (s) X Unnamed red Exbury seedling. H (1987), G (1992), and REG (2005): Ivan and Robertha Arneson, Canby, OR; N (2005) and I (2005): Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Fls single, 8-12/ball truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2.2" (55mm) long x 2.8" (70mm) wide, 5 frilly-edged lobes; lightly scented. Color strong red (46A) in bud, opening inside vivid red (46B), outside vivid red (46C). Calyx lobes 0.1" (3mm) long, light yellow green (139D). Truss 3" (75mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Leaves 1.5"-2.4" (40 - 60mm) x 0.8"-1" (20 - 25mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (146A) above; hairless. Shrub 1.4' (0.4m) tall x 2' (0.6m) wide in 17 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F (-26C). Mid-late May.

(a) 'Arneson Frilly Orange':  Deciduous azalea: Parentage unknown. H (1986), G (1992), N (1993), and REG (2005): Ivan and Robertha Arneson, Canby, OR; I (2005): Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Fls 4-8/ball truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2.2" (55mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 6-8 frilly-edged lobes; moderately scented. Color vivid red (46B) in bud, opening vivid reddish orange (32A) throughout. Calyx lobes less than 0.1" (1.5mm) long, moderate yellow green (139D). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Leaves 2"-3.5" (50 - 90mm) x 1"-1.4" (25 - 35mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy and strong yellow green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 1.8' (0.5m) tall x 2.3' (0.7m) wide in 18 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F (-26C). Mid-late May.

(a) 'Arneson Golden Solitaire':  Deciduous azalea: Unnamed yellow Exbury (s) X Unnamed yellow Exbury. H (1986), G (1991), and REG (2005): Ivan and Robertha Arneson, Canby, OR; N (2005) and I (2005): Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Fls single, 4-6/ball truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 lobes. Color strong orange (25A) in bud, opening inside vivid yellow (16A) with a strong orange yellow (17A) dorsal flare; outside vivid yellow (16A). Calyx lobes 0.1" (3mm) long, moderate yellow green (139D). Truss 3" (75mm) high x 4.5" (115mm) wide. Leaves 1"-2" (25 - 50mm) x 0.8"-1" (20 - 25mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (146A) above; hairless. Shrub 1.2' (0.4m) tall x 2.3' (0.7m) wide in 18 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F (-26C). Early-mid May.

(a) 'Arneson Medallion':  Deciduous azalea: Parentage unknown. H (1986), G (1992), and REG (2005): Ivan and Robertha Arneson, Canby, OR; N (2005) and I (2005): Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Fls single, 11-14/ball truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.8" (70mm) wide, 5 frilly-edged lobes; lightly scented. Color vivid reddish orange (42A) in bud, opening vivid reddish orange (33A) throughout. Calyx lobes 0.1" (3mm) long, moderate yellow green (139D). Truss 2.5" (65mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Leaves 1.8"-2.8" (45 - 70mm) x 0.8" (20mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (146A) above; hairless. Shrub 1.2' (0.4m) tall x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 18 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F (-26C). Early May.

(a) 'Arneson Ruby Princess':  Deciduous azalea: [('Gibraltar' x 'Favor Major') x 'Corringe'] (s) X 'Wallowa Red'. H (1986), G (1992), and REG (2005): Ivan and Robertha Arneson, Canby, OR; N (2005) and I (2005): Briggs Nursery, Olympia, WA. Fls single, 6-8/ball truss, tubular funnel-shaped, 2.2" (55mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, 5 frilly-edged lobes. Color strong red (46A) in bud, opening inside vivid red (46B), outside strong red (46A). Calyx lobes 0.1" (3mm) long, moderate yellow green (138B). Truss 4" (100mm) high x 4" (100mm) wide. Leaves 1.5"-2.5" (40 - 65mm) x 0.8"-1" (20 - 25mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (146A) above; hairless. Shrub 1.5' (0.5m) tall x 2.3' (0.7m) wide in 18 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F (-26C). Mid May.

(r) 'Betty J. Miller':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Autumn Gold' (s) X R. fortunei (selection from Gable). H, G, N (2005), and REG (2005): George Miller, New Oxford, PA. Fls 8/lax truss, broadly funnel-shaped, c 3" (75mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes. Color of buds light yellowish pink (27A) with darker veins, opening inside pale yellow green (4D) changing to light greenish yellow (4C) in the throat and green in the base; outside pale yellowish pink (27C); no markings. Calyx lobes 0.8" (20mm) long, light greenish yellow (4C) with light yellowish pink (29C) veins. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 8" (200mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 5.5" x 2.5" (140 x 65mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; dull and moderate yellow green (137C) above; hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) high x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years; intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -15F (-26C); buds, 0F (-18C). Late midseason.

(a) 'Brenda Marie':  Evergreen azalea: CB-1* (s) X ('Elsie Lee' x 'Dancing Butterfly'). H (1997), G (1999), N (2005), I (2005), and REG (2005): Joseph F. Klimavicz, Vienna, VA. Fls 2-3/terminal, saucer-shaped, 2.2" (55mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. Color white in bud, opening inside white, throat tinted light yellow green (154D), and with a very large, strong to light yellow green (145A-B), speckled dorsal blotch; outside white; pistil 2" (50mm) long; stigma less than 0.1" (2mm) diameter, light yellow green (145B). Calyx lobes 0.4" (10mm) long, moderate yellow green (138B). Lvs 2.2" x 0.6" (55 x 15mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; glossy and moderate olive green (146A) above. Shrub 2' (0.6m) high x 2' (0.6m) wide in 5 years; dense habit; flower substance thick. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0F (-18C). Mid April-May.

(r) 'Dean Barber':  Lepidote rhododendron: R. keiskei 'Yaku Fairy' X R. keiskei. H (c 1976) and G (c 1981): Dean Barber, formerly of Contoocook, NH, now in AZ; N and REG (2005): John K. Weagle, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; I: Rhodoland Nursery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. Fls 4-9/lax truss (2-3 fls/bud, 2-3 buds/terminal) openly funnel-shaped, 1.4" (35mm) long. Color brilliant to light yellow green (154C-D) in bud, opening between pale greenish yellow (2D) and light yellow green (150D) throughout, with a slight flare of brilliant yellow green (150B) spots emanating from the center and covering an area about 0.3" x 0.3" (7 x 7mm) on three dorsal lobes; stigma c 1.2" (30mm) long, pale yellow green, some tinged red. Calyx lobes c 0.1" (2.5mm) long, greenish yellow, some tinged red. Truss 2" (50mm) high x 2" (50mm) wide. Lvs 1.8" x 1" (45 x 25mm), narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; winter color dark red (187A-B); summer color near moderate olive green (146A) above; with large brown scales, typical of R. keiskei, on underside of lvs. Shrub 1.7' (0.5m) high x 4.6' (1.4m) wide in 23 years; compact, mounding habit. Plant hardy to at least -13F (-25C); buds, -10F (-23C). Mid-late May.

(r) 'Dreambaby':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Dreamland' (Waterer, Bagshot) (s) X 'Pretty Baby'*. H (1998), G (2002), N (2005), and REG (2005): Stuart T. Imrie, Bonney Lake, WA; I (2007): Lake Tapps Rhododendron Nursery, Bonney Lake, WA. Fls 9/ball truss, campanulate, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5 frilly-edged lobes. Color vivid red (52A) in bud, opening inside light pink (50D), and outside strong pink (52D); no markings. Calyx lobes to 1.5" (40mm) long, many re-curved; deep pink (52B) streaked with pale yellowish pink (36D). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs 3.5" x 1.5" (90 x 40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, down curved margins; dull and dark yellowish green (139A) above; hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) high x 4' (1.2m) wide in 7 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0F (-18C). Late May.

(r) 'Ella Carpenter':  Elepidote rhododendron: Parentage unknown. H: Unknown; G (1970): Ella Carpenter, Kirkland, WA; N and I (2005): Griswold Nursery, Kirkland, WA; REG (2005): Linda Malland, Kirkland, WA. Fls 5/lax truss, broadly funnel-shaped, c 2" (50mm) long x c 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5-6 wavy-edged lobes. Color vivid reddish orange (33A) in bud, opening light greenish yellow (4B) throughout with vivid orange (28B) spotting on three dorsal lobes. Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 3.5" (90mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, 4" x 2" (100 x 50mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, flat margins; moderate olive green (137B) above; hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) high x 5' (1.5m) wide; upright habit. Plant hardy to at least 0F (-18C). May.

R. 'Ella Carpenter'
'Ella Carpenter'

(r) 'Eveline Pilkington':  Elepidote rhododendron: Consolini No. 279* (s) X Consolini No. 303*. H (1976) and G (1989): Eveline Pilkington, Monument Beach, MA; N (2005), and REG (2005): Norman Beaudry, Bethesda, MD. Fls 13/conical truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4.5" (115mm) wide, with 5-6 wavy-edged lobes. Color vivid purplish red (67B) in bud, opening inside vivid purplish red (67B) fading to very pale purple (69A) at edge, with a large dorsal blotch of strong greenish yellow (151A) speckles; outside strong purplish pink (68B); filaments yellowish white (155D); anthers light reddish brown (177B). Calyx lobes c 0.2" (5mm) long, strong purplish pink (68B). Truss 8.5" (215mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs 6" x 2.5" (150 x 65mm), oblong, acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 10' (3.0m) high x 8' (2.4m) wide in 14 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0F (-18C). Late May.

(r) 'Gingerine':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Apricot Fantasy' (s) X 'Brandt's Tropicana'. H (1991), G (1998), N, and REG (2005): Catherine Weeks, Eureka, CA; I (2000): Westgate Gardens Nursery, Eureka, CA. Fls 15/slightly lax truss, campanulate, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.2" (80mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes. Color vivid reddish orange (32A) in bud, opening inside strong reddish orange (32B), the three dorsal lobes with vivid reddish orange (30A) and vivid orange yellow (23A) markings; outside strong reddish orange (32B). Truss 3.5" (90mm) high x 7.5" (190mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 5.5" x 1.8" (140 x 45mm), elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) high x 3.7' (1.1m) wide in 14 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 15F (-9C). Late April.

(a) 'Gloria Louis':  Evergreen azalea: 'Carol Kittel' (s) X 'Girard's Fuchsia'. H (1998), G (2000), N (2005), I (2005), and REG (2005): Joseph F. Klimavicz, Vienna, VA. Fls 3/terminal, saucer-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2.8" (70mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. Color deep purplish pink (73A) in bud, opening inside moderate purplish pink (66D) with a prominent star-shaped design consisting of five yellowish white bands originating c 0.8" (20mm) from base where each band is c 0.25" (6mm) wide, the width decreasing to less than 0.1" (c 1mm) as it approaches the lobe tip; outside deep purplish pink (73A); two V-shaped, spotted dorsal blotches, moderate to strong purplish red (59C-D). Calyx lobes c 0.3" (7mm) long, moderate yellow green (138B). Lvs 2" x 0.8" (50 x 20mm), obovate, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; glossy and moderate olive green (146A) above. Shrub 1.5' (0.45m) high x 1.5' (0.45m) wide in 5 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0F (-18C). Mid April-May.

R. 'Gloria Louis'
'Gloria Louis'

(a) 'Gracie Girl':  Evergreen azalea: ('Elsie Lee' x 'Dorsett') (s) X 'Helen Curtis'. H (1996), G (2000), N (2005), and REG (2005): William Clagett, Derwood, MD; I (2006): White's Nursery, Damascus, MD. Fls hose-in-hose, 3/terminal, openly funnel-shaped, 1.2" (30mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide, with 5+5 wavy-edged lobes. Color strong red (53D) in bud, opening inside narrowly edged strong red (53D) shading to white in the center and yellow green at base of tube; outside strong red (53D) shading to white at base; sparse salmon to ocher spotting on dorsal lobe. Lvs 1.8" x 1" (45 x 25mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; glossy green above. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x 1.5' (0.45m) wide in 9 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 2F (-17C). Midseason.

(r) 'Karen Swenson':  Elepidote rhododendron: (R. calophytum x 'Sarita Loder') (s) X R. macabeanum. H (1969), G (1978), N, and REG (2005): Elsie Watson, Kirkland, WA. Fls of heavy substance, 14/ball truss, open campanulate, 3.2" (80mm) long x 3.2" (80mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; moderately scented (honey-like). Color light purplish pink (62C) in bud, opening light purplish pink (62C) and fading to white; dark purple (79A) basal flare, extending upwards from center 0.8" (20mm) on dorsal lobes to 0.2" (5mm) on ventral lobes. Truss 8" (200mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 12" x 4.2" (300 x 105mm), elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, very slightly upcurved margins; glossy and dark yellowish green (139A) above; felted hairs on underside of lvs, moderate orange yellow (164C) at first, becoming pale yellow (164D). Shrub 14' (4.2m) high x 12' (3.6m) wide in 35 years; open habit; moderately floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 8F (-13C). Early March. (Known as Pink Prelude 2" at Meerkerk Test Garden c 1995.)

(a) 'Li'l Fella':  Evergreen azalea: ('Elsie Lee' x 'Dorsett') (s) X 'Helen Curtis'. H (1996), G (1999), N (2005), and REG (2005): William Clagett, Derwood, MD; I (2006): White's Nursery, Damascus, MD. Fls hose-in-hose and double, 3/terminal, broadly funnel-shaped, 1" (25mm) long x 1.4" (35mm) wide, with 5+5 wavy-edged lobes and 5 petaloids. Color inside and out deep yellowish pink (47C) paling to white at base; sparse rose spotting on dorsal lobe. Lvs 1" x 0.5" (25 x 13mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; glossy and moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 1.7' (0.5m) high x 1.7' (0.5m) wide in 9 years; intermediate habit; slow-growing. Plant and bud hardy to at least 2F (-17C). Mid May.

(a) 'Li'l Sweetie Pie':  Evergreen azalea: ('Elsie Lee' x 'Dorsett') (s) X 'Helen Curtis'. H (1996), G (1999), N (2005), and REG (2005): William Clagett, Derwood, MD; I (2006): White's Nursery, Damascus, MD. Fls hose-in-hose and semi-double, 2-3/terminal, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.4" (35mm) long x 2.2" (55mm) wide, with 5+5 wavy-edged lobes and some petaloids. Color moderate purple (82C) in bud, opening with a moderate purple (82C) picotee edge paling to nearly white in center; outside similar except green at base; sparse but large basal dorsal spots of reddish purple to ocher to chartreuse. Lvs 1.8" x 0.8" (45 x 20mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; moderate yellow green (146B) above; when young, very fine white hairs on lvs above and below. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) high x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 9 years; intermediate habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 2F (-17C). Mid May.

(a) 'Li'l Tae':  Evergreen azalea: ('Elsie Lee' x 'Dorsett') (s) X 'Helen Curtis'. H (1996), G (2000), N (2005), and REG (2005): William Clagett, Derwood, MD; I (2006): White's Nursery, Damascus, MD. Fls hose-in-hose and double, 2-3/terminal, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.4" (35mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 5+5 wavy-edged lobes and 5 petaloids. Color deep purplish pink (68A) in bud, opening inside deep purplish pink (68A) at margins, shading to moderate and light purplish pink (68C-D) in center with bright yellow green at base; outside deep purplish pink (68A); bright reddish purple markings on three dorsal lobes. Lvs 1.8" x 0.8" (45 x 20mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy and moderate yellow green (146B) above; very fine white hairs on underside of lvs. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) high x 2' (0.6m) wide in 9 years; dense habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 2F (-17C). Mid May. ("Tae" is pronounced TAY.)

(r) 'Lonnie Foley':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Scintillation' (s) X 'Lem's Cameo'. H (1974): Doris Griswold, Kirkland, WA; G (1984), N, I, and REG (2005): Griswold Nursery, Kirkland, WA. Fls 14/lax truss, openly funnel-campanulate, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. Color strong yellowish pink (38A) in bud, opening very pale purple (69C), edged very pale purple (69A), the throat pale greenish yellow (2D) with short, spiky, deep yellowish pink (43C) markings in the center; green stigma; dark anthers. Lvs 4" x 1.5" (100 x 40mm), elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, wavy margins; glossy and strong yellow green (144A) above. Shrub 5' (1.5m) high x 5' (1.5m) wide in 30 years; upright and spreading habit; very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0F (-18C). May.

(a) 'May Young':  Evergreen azalea: R. nakaharae (s) X 'Rosebud' (Gable). H (1974), G (1983): Garda Griswold, Kirkland, WA; N, I, and REG (2005): Griswold Nursery, Kirkland, WA. Fls semi-double to double, 3/terminal, broadly funnel-shaped, c 1.2"-1.5" (30-40mm) long x c 1.5"-1.8" (40-45mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes plus 1-5 petaloids. Color strong purplish red (63A). Calyx lobes 0.5" (13mm) long, vivid purplish red (66B). Lvs 0.8" x 0.25" (20 x 6mm), elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; hairy above; glossy and moderate olive green (147A) above. Shrub 2' (0.6m) high x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years; upright and spreading habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0F (-18C). May.

(a) 'Miss Curlicue':  Evergreen azalea: ('Elsie Lee' x 'Dorsett') (s) X 'Helen Curtis'. H (1996), G (2000), N (2005), and REG (2005): William Clagett, Derwood, MD; I (2006): White's Nursery, Damascus, MD. Fls hose-in-hose and double, 3/terminal, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.4" (35mm) long x 1.8" (45mm) wide, with 5+5 wavy-edged lobes and 5 petaloids. Color deep pink (50B) in bud, opening inside with an irregular edging of strong red (50A) shading to deep pink (50B) and then white, the center bright yellow green; outside strong red (50A) fading to yellow at base; yellow ocher blotch on dorsal lobe, speckled with a few purple dots. Calyx lobes 0.1" (3mm) long, green. Lvs 1" x 0.5" (25 x 13mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; semi-glossy green above, with very fine white hairs below. Shrub 2' (0.6m) high x 2' (0.6m) wide in 9 years; dense habit; very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 2F (-17C). Mid-late April.

(r) 'Petite Nancy Jean':  Lepidote rhododendron: Sport from PJM Group. S (1998), N, I (2005), and REG (2005): Corneliussen's Nursery, Gervais, OR. Fls 4/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 1" (25mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. Color vivid reddish purple (78A) in bud, opening inside light purple (77D); outside strong purple (77B), fading to light purple (77D); no markings; style red. Truss 2.5" (65mm) high x 1.5" (40mm) wide. Lvs held 1 year, 0.5"-1" x 0.25"-0.5" (13-25 x 6-13mm), elliptic, obtuse apex, cuneate base, slightly down curved margins; glossy and moderate olive green (147A) above; dark grayish purple (202A) in winter; scaly on underside of lvs. Shrub 1.3'-1.5' (0.4-0.45m) high x 1.7' (0.5m) wide in 5 years; compact habit; very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least -25F (-32C). March.

(r) 'Princess Angeline':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Chevalier Felix de Sauvage' (s) X 'Purple Splendour'. H (1964), G (1975), N, and REG (2005): Elsie Watson, Kirkland, WA. Fls 23/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. Color strong reddish purple (70B) throughout, with a darker, prominent, speckled dorsal blotch. Truss 8" (200mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 4.2" x 1.2" (105 x 30mm), elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, very slightly down curved margins; dull and grayish yellow green (191A) above; hairless. Shrub 1.7' (0.5m) high x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 30 years; spreading habit; very floriferous. Plant hardy to at least 0F (-18C); buds, 5F (-15C). Midseason.

(r) 'Reileyridge Bright Day':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Janet Blair' (s) X 'Ed's Red'. H (1983), G (1988), N, and REG (2005): H. Edward Reiley, Woodsboro, MD. Fls 17/conical truss, saucer-shaped, c 2.8" (70mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. Color deep purplish pink (55A) in bud, opening inside strong purplish pink (55B) with a strong orange yellow (24B) dorsal flare lightly speckled with small, darker spots; outside strong purplish pink (55B). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 5" x 2" (125 x 50mm), elliptic, broadly obtuse apex, cuneate base, flat margins; dull and dark green above; hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) high x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years; intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -20F (-29C); buds, -15F (-26C). Midseason.

(r) 'Reileyridge Picotee':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Janet Blair' (s) X 'Donna's Day'*. H (1983), G (1990), N, and REG (2005): H. Edward Reiley, Woodsboro, MD. Fls 13/conical truss, saucer-shaped, 3" (75mm) long x 3.8" (95mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; lightly scented. Color strong red (51A) in bud, opening inside strong red (51A) at margins, with a light pink (50A), star-shaped center; outside strong red (51A); faint dorsal spots of brilliant greenish yellow (6A). Calyx lobes less than 0.1" (c 1.5mm) long, light brown. Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 5.8" x 2" (145 x 50mm), oblong, broadly obtuse apex, rounded base, flat margins; dull and deep green above; hairless. Shrub 5'-6' (1.5-1.8m) high x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years; intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -15F (-26C); buds, -10F (-23C). Mid May.

(r) 'Reileyridge Sweet Sue':  Elepidote rhododendron: R. fortunei (s) X 'Caractacus'. Seed purchased from F.W. Schumacher (c 1974); G, S, N (2004), and REG (2005): H. Edward Reiley, Woodsboro, MD. Fls 9/dome truss, saucer-shaped, c 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.8" (95mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; strongly scented. Color very light purple (76B) in bud, opening inside very pale purple (76D) with a solid, dark purple (79A) blotch in the center and discrete dorsal spotting of the same color; outside very light purple (76B). Calyx lobes less than 0.1" (1mm) long, moderate purplish red (186B). Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 1 year, 4.5"-5" x 2" (115-125 x 50mm), oblong, obtuse apex, rounded base; semi-glossy and dark yellowish green (139A) above; hairless. Shrub 10' (3m) high x 15' (4.5m) wide in 30 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F (-26C). Early.

(r) 'Reileyridge Target':  Elepidote rhododendron: (R. fortunei x 'Caractacus') (s) X 'Caractacus'. Seed purchased from F.W. Schumacher (c 1974); G, S, N (2004), and REG (2005): H. Edward Reiley, Woodsboro, MD. Fls 8/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, c 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; stamens lacking; strongly scented. Color deep purplish pink (55A) in bud, opening inside pale purplish pink (56A) with light purplish pink (55C) edges and a solid, deep red (53A) center; outside strong purplish pink (55B) with strong purplish red (54A) midribs. Calyx lobes less than 0.1" (2mm) long, moderate yellow green (139C). Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 5" x 2" (125 x 50mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, oblique base; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (137A) above; hairless. Shrub 7' (2.1m) high x 12' (3.6m) wide in 30 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F (-26C). Early.

(r) 'Richard Cree':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Etta Burrows' (s) X (R. yakushimanum hybrid x R. barbatum). H (1995), G (2003), N, and REG (2005): Elsie Watson, Kirkland, WA. Fls of heavy substance, 29/ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.8" (70mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes. Color strong red (51A) throughout. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, 6" x 3" (150 x 75mm), elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, wavy and down curved margins; dull and moderate olive green (137A) above; petiole visibly hairy. Shrub 5' (1.5m) high x 3' (0.9m) wide in 10 years; upright habit; very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 15F (-9C). Late April.

(a) 'Scotian Breeze':  Evergreen azalea: R. kiusianum (RSF NO. 81/11) (s) X 'Lady Louise'. H (c 1985/6), G, N, and REG (2005): John K. Weagle, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; I: Rhodoland Nursery, Niagara-onthe-Lake, Ontario, Canada. Fls 2/bud, openly funnel-shaped with the face quite flat, 1.2" (30mm) long x 1.4" (35mm) wide, with 5 slightly wavy-edged lobes. Color light purplish pink (55C) in bud, opening inside and out with a 0.25" (c 6mm) wide margin of strong purplish pink (68B) that changes abruptly to a white center; occasional strong purplish pink (68B) selfs; bicolors have faint (68B) spotting; selfs have darker spotting. Calyx lobes less than 0.1" (c 1mm) long, covered with silky white hairs. Spring lvs 0.8" x 0.6" (20 x 15mm), elliptic/obovate, broadly acute/ obtuse apex, cuneate base; moderate yellow green (146B-C); slightly shiny. Summer lvs 0.6" x 0.25" (15 x 6mm), obovate/elliptic, broadly acute/obtuse apex, cuneate base, moderate olive green (146A); shiny with flat, very short reddish hairs. Shrub 2.7' (0.8m) high x 4' (1.2m) wide in c 20 years; very compact. Plant hardy to at least -16F (-27C); buds, -l0F (-23C). Late June.

(a) 'Tim-Tim':  Evergreen azalea: ('Elsie Lee' x 'Dorsett') (s) X 'Helen Curtis'. H (1996), G (2000), N (2005), and REG (2005): William Clagett, Derwood, MD; I (2006): White's Nursery, Damascus, MD. Fls 3/terminal, broadly funnel-shaped, c 0.8" (20mm) long x 1.4" (35mm) wide, with 5-8 wavy-edged lobes and 1-4 petaloids. Color deep yellowish pink (43C) in bud, opening deep yellowish pink (43C) throughout; large dark salmon spots on dorsal lobe. Lvs 1.2" x 0.4" (30 x 10mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; glossy and moderate yellow green (146B) above; when young, very fine white hairs on lvs, above and below. Shrub 2' (0.6m) high x 2' (0.6m) wide in 9 years; intermediate habit, very floriferous. Plant and bud hardy to at least 2F (-l7C). Mid May.

(r) 'Wally Harper':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Minnie' (s) X 'Barbara Cook'. H (1990) and G (1998): Allan and Shirley Anderson, Franklin Lakes, NJ; N (2005) and REG (2005): Patricia Walton, Mahwah, NJ. Fls 10-14/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5-7 wavy-edged lobes. Color strong purplish pink (63C) in bud, opening pale yellowish pink (159D) throughout; twin, speckled, dark red (187C) dorsal flares; also, rays of strong purplish pink (63C) freckles extending from base to sinuses of all lobes. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 5" x 1.5" (125 x 40mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, rounded base, wavy margins; dull and moderate yellow green (147B) above; hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x 3.5' (1.1m) wide in 15 years; intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least-l5F (-26C); buds, -l0F (-23C). Late May-early June.

* The following unregistered names appear as parents in the above descriptions:
CB-1 - Unnamed evergreen to semi-evergreen azalea obtained from Robert Stewart. Parentage unknown. Fls semidouble, pink and white.
Consolini No. 279 - Elepidote rhododendron. H: A. Consolini; parentage unknown.
Consolini No. 303 - Elepidote rhododendron. H: A. Consolini; parentage unknown.
'Donna's Day' - Elepidote rhododendron. H: Frank Moniz; parentage unknown.
'Pretty Baby' - Elepidote rhododendron, 'Lem's Cameo' X 'Hydon Dawn'; H: Unknown.


Volume 60, Number 1
Winter 2006

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