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Volume 60, Number 2
Spring 2006

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American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry

Introduction: The following rhododendron and azalea names were approved and added to the International Rhododendron Register prior to February 1, 2006 by the Royal Horticultural Society, International Cultivar Registration Authority for the genus Rhododendron. The North American Registrar assisted the RHS by providing data for plants originating in North America.

References: 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).

Format: Parentage lists the seed parent first, followed by an "(s)" if the direction of the cross is known; this is followed by an upper case "X" and then the name of the pollen parent. 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 dimensions are reported in 5mm (0.2") increments for dimensions greater than 25mm (1").

(r) 'Amiblue':  Elepidote rhododendron: purple-flowered selection from R. ponticum (s) X 'Whidbey Island'. H (1993), G (2000), N (2002), and REG (2005): W.A. Stipe, Greenbank, WA; I (2005): Glynneden Gardens, Greenbank, WA. Fls 20/dome truss, funnel-campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes. Color strong purple (83C) in bud, opening inside light purple (87C); outside strong violet (86B). Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 5" (125mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years; elliptic, broadly acute apex, oblique base, wavy margins; dull and moderate olive green (137A) above; with light olive brown (199B) hairs on underside of lvs. Shrub 4.6' (1.4m) high x 3.7' (1.1m) wide in 9 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 15F (-9C). Early April.

R. 'Becky's Blaze'
'Becky's Blaze'

(r) 'Becky's Blaze':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Molly Smith' (s) X 'Mrs J.G. Millais'. H (1990), G (1993), N and REG (2005): Carl Nys, Longview WA. Fls 15-22/ball truss, flat saucer-shaped, c 3"(75mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes; heavy flower substance. Color pink in bud, opening white throughout, with a large, prominent, strong red (46A), speckled, dorsal blotch. Calyx lobes 0.4" (10mm) long, pink. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, obovate, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; moderate olive green (146A) above; hairless. Shrub 12' (3.6m) high x 10' (3.0m) wide in 15 years; free-flowering; upright habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Mid May. (Synonym: 'Fire 'n' Ice'; epithet rejected in 1996 by IRR.)

(r) 'Clara Cluck':  Elepidote rhododendron: (R. makinoi, white-flowered x R. lanatum (as R. luciferum)) (s) X R. lanatum. H: Carl Adam Lehmann, Klampenborg, DENMARK; G (2005), N, and REG (2005): Torben Stein, Espergaerde, DENMARK. Fls 10-12 per ball/dome truss, funnel-campanulate, 2.8"(70mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. Color strong purplish pink (62A) in bud, opening inside pale purplish pink (62D) with a strong purplish red (59D) blotch; outside light purplish pink (62C). Truss 2.8" (70mm) high x 4.8" (120mm) wide. Lvs oblong, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, down curved margins; glossy green above; with hairy indumentum, pale yellow (161C) at first, maturing to brownish orange (165B). Shrub 2.3' (0.7m) high x 2.7' (0.8m) wide in 8 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy in Denmark. April/May.

(r) 'Eastern Ring of Fire':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Vulcan' (s) X ('Ted's Yellow'* x R. fortunei). H (1988), G (1995), N (2005), and REG (2005): Donald Johnson, Mountain Rest, SC. Fls 10/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 frilly-edged lobes. Color vivid reddish orange (41A) in bud, opening pale yellow (20C) inside and out, with margins of deep yellowish pink (39B), c0.25" (5-6mm) wide inside and 1" (25mm) wide outside; brilliant yellow (11A) dorsal spotting. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, wavy margins; bronze at first, slowly becoming moderate yellowish green (138A) above; hairless. Shrub 3.5' (1.1m) high x 6' (1.8m) wide in 10 years; dense habit; free-flowering. Plant and bud hardy to at least -5F (-21C). Mid May.

(r) 'Just Dandy':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Nancy Evans' (s) X 'Crest'. H (1993), G (1998), N (2002), and REG (2005): W.A. Stipe, Greenbank, WA; I (2003): Glynneden Gardens, Greenbank, WA. Fls 14/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 3" (75mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 6 flat-edged lobes. Color inside light yellow (10C) with moderate yellowish pink (39C) edges and a strong red (46A) throat; outside strong yellowish pink (38A) edged moderate yellowish pink (39C); unmarked. Calyx lobes c 0.5"-1" (13-25mm) long, light yellow (10C) and strong red (46A). Truss 6" (150mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years; elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; dull and dark yellowish green (139A) above; hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) high x 4' (1.2m) wide in 9 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 15F (-9C). Mid May.

(r) 'Keen and Peachy':  Elepidote rhododendron: ' White Elation' (s) X 'Barbara Hardgrove'*. H (1995), G (2005), N (2005), and REG (2005): Donald Johnson, Mountain Rest, SC. Fls 14/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 4" (100mm) wide, with 7 flat-edged lobes. Color moderate yellowish pink (38B) in bud, opening inside pale yellow (11C) with a pale pink (49D) margin 0.8" (20mm) wide; with a deep greenish yellow (153A) flare and dense spotting on dorsal lobe; outside pale yellow (8D) at base shading paler to almost white tinged pale pink (49D) at edge. Truss 7" (175mm) high x 8" (200mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, obtuse apex, oblique base, wavy margins; glossy and moderate yellow green (137C) above; hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) high x 5' (1.5m) wide in 10 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 5F (-21C). Mid May.

(r) 'Lemon Embers':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Percy Wiseman' (s) X 'Recital'. H (1996), G (2000), N (2005), and REG (2005): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 14/ ball truss, openly funnel-shaped, 1.5" (40mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. Color strong red (53B) in bud, opening inside brilliant yellow (13C) blending at edges to moderate purplish pink (62B) and to strong purplish pink (63C) at center of lobe tips; two moderate red (185B) dorsal flares consisting of striated rays terminating in small spots, extending upwards c 1" (25mm) from base; outside brilliant yellow (13C) with moderate purplish pink (62B) edges and strong purplish pink (63C) midribs. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 4.5" (115mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, obtuse apex, rounded base, flat margins; dull and moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x 3' (0.9m) wide in 9 years; intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least 0F (-18C). Late May.

(r) 'Little Hope':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Bellringer' (s) X unnamed yellow hybrid. H (1995), G (2000), N (2005), and REG (2005): Donald Johnson, Mountain Rest, SC. Fls 13/dome truss, 2" (50mm) long x 2.5" (65mm) wide, with 5 wavy- edged lobes; lightly scented. Color of buds deep pink (50B), opening light greenish yellow (8C) throughout; small, deep pink (50B) blotch at base. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base; dull and moderate olive green (137B) above; hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x 3' (0.9m) wide in 7 years; open habit when young, becoming intermediate with age. Plant and bud hardy to at least 5F (-21C). Mid May.

(r) 'Miss Frances':  Elepidote rhododendron: ('Yaku Sunrise' x 'Burgundy') (s) X 'Noyo Chief'. H (1988) and G (1993): Frank Fujioka, Freeland, WA; N (2005): children of Frances Maxwell; I (2005): Meerkerk Gardens, Greenbank, WA; REG (2005): Jay Neel, Andrews, NC. Fls 20/conical truss, funnel campanulate, 2" (50mm) long x 2" (50mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. Color of buds vivid red (45C) at base blending to strong red (46A) at apex, opening inside vivid red (45C) with vivid red (46B) margins; outside vivid red (45B) with vivid red (45A) margins; unmarked; fls similar to 'Taurus'. Lvs 4.5" x 2" (115 x 50mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, down curved margins; semi-glossy and dark yellowish green (139A) above; with a plastered indumentum below, moderate yellow (161B) at first, maturing to moderate orange yellow (165C). Shrub 6' (1.8m) high x 5' (1.5m) wide in 15 years; stems red; intermediate habit. Early April.

(r) 'Morning Dew':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Mrs. J.C. Williams' (s) X 'Plum High'. H (1993), G (1998), N (2005), and REG (2005): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 16/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.2" (55mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. Color light purple (77C) in bud, opening throughout very pale purple (76D), the inside with slightly deeper tones of light purple (77D) in the throat, and a flare 1" (25mm) long x 0.8" (20mm) wide of discrete, moderate red (184B) dorsal spots; the outside with light purple (77D) midribs; entire corolla fades to yellowish white (155D); the prominent filaments and style are purplish pink. Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; dull and moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x 4' (1.2m) wide in 12 years; dense habit. Plant hardy to at least 0F (-18C). Late May.

(r) 'Reileyridge Double Delight':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Evening Glow' (s) X 'Janet Blair'. H, G, N, and REG (2005): H. Edward Reiley, Woodsboro, MD. Fls 10/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.8" (70mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes; moderately scented. Color strong purplish pink (55B) in bud, opening inside light yellow (18A) with pink spotting on dorsal lobe; outside pink and yellow. Calyx lobes 0.4" (10mm) long, yellow with pink margins. Truss 4" (100mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, 5" x 2.2" (125 x 55mm), oblong, broadly acute apex, rounded base, upcurved margins; semi-glossy and dark green above; hairless. Shrub 4' (1.2m) high x 4' (1.2m) wide in 10 years; dense habit. Plant hardy to at least -15F (-26C); buds, -10F (-23C). Midseason.

(r) 'Reileyridge Low Boy':  Elepidote rhododendron: Unknown parentage. H (pre-1985): William Fetterhoff, Gibsonia, PA; G (1985), N (2005), and REG (2005): H. Edward Reiley, Woodsboro, MD. Fls 15/ball truss, funnel-campanulate, c 2.4" (60mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; moderately scented. Color strong purplish red (67A) in bud, opening inside strong purplish red (63B) with a cream center and a golden brown dorsal blotch with greenish brown spotting; outside strong purplish red (63B). Lvs held 2 years, 5" x 1.5" (125 x 40mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded and oblique base, slightly down curved margins; dull and moderate olive green (137B) above; hairless. Shrub 3.6'(1.1m) high x 7'(2.1m) wide in c 20 years; dense habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -15F (-26C). Mid to late May.

(r) 'Reiley White Cloud':  Elepidote rhododendron: Sport from 'Wynterset White'. S (1995), N (2005), and REG (2005): H. Edward Reiley, Woodsboro, MD. Fls 20/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, c 1.8" (45mm) long x 2.8" (70mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. Color pure white in bud, opening pure white throughout, without any tinge of lavender; the inconspicuous, sparse bronze dorsal spotting and red bud scales of 'Wynterset White' are retained. Calyx minute. Lvs held 2 years, 5"-6" x 2"-2.2" (125 - 150 x 50 - 55mm), elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; dull green above; hairless. Shrub 5' (1.5m) high x 5' (1.5m) wide in 10 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -20F (-29C). Early May.

(a) 'Rob Bruce Stewart':  Evergreen azalea: 'Desiree' (s) X CB-1*. H (1990), G (1993), N (2005), I (2005), and REG (2005): Robert Stewart, Springfield, VA. Fls broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5"(65mm) long x 1.5" (40mm) wide, with 5 frilly-edged lobes. Flower buds white with markings close to light purple (75B), opening white striped and speckled with strong reddish purple (72C), and with some selfs near (75B); blotch of light yellow green (near 142C) and some strong purplish pink (66B). Lvs 2.5" x 1" (65 x 25mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, upcurved margins; glossy and moderate olive green (146A) above. Shrub 3'(0.9m) high x 3.7'(1.1m) wide in 14 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 0F (-18C). Midseason.

(r) 'Spot of Gold':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Molly Smith' (s) X 'Mrs. J.G. Millais'. H (1990), G (1993), N (2005) and REG (2005): Carl Nys, Longview WA. Fls 16/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, c2.8" (70mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 5 flat-edged lobes. Color pink in bud, opening white tinged pale pink throughout, with a large, vivid yellow (17B), speckled, dorsal blotch; as fls age they become pure white except for the blotch which becomes darker. Calyx lobes 0.4" (10mm) long, yellowish green. Truss 7" (175mm) high x 7" (175mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, elliptic, acute apex, cuneate base, flat margins; moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 6' (1.8m) high x 6' (1.8m) wide in 15 years; free-flowering; spreading habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 10F (-12C). Mid May.

(r) 'Sun Shower':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Hotei' (s) X 'Satin Gold'. H (1984), G (1989), N (1994), and REG (2005): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 19/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes. Color moderate reddish orange (173B) in bud, opening throughout pale greenish yellow (10D) with touches of moderate yellowish pink (38B) on some edges; moderate reddish orange (42D) dorsal flare consisting of brush-like streaks of very small spots extending upwards c 0.8" (20mm) from base. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, upcurved margins; dull and moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 1.5' (0.45m) high x 2.5' (0.75m) wide in 5 years; dense habit. Plant hardy to at least 0F (-18C). Late April.

R. 'Terra'
'Terra'

(r) 'Terra':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Recital' (s) X 'Nelda Peach'. H (1996), G (2001), N (2005), and REG (2005): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 15/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.2" (55mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes. Color moderate red (47A) in bud, opening inside pale yellow (11C-D), blending to shades of pink near pale purplish pink (56A) at margins; outside pale yellow (11C) turning to strong pink (54C); solid dark red (59A) basal blotch, c 0.5"(15mm) deep, transforming into a spotted dorsal flare of the same color extending upwards another 1" (25mm). Calyx lobes c0.5" (15mm) long, blend of pale yellow (11D) and strong pink (54C) with two dark red (59A) dorsal flares. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, wavy margins; dull and moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 3' (0.9m) high x 4' (1.2m) wide in 9 years; intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least 0F (-18C). Late May.

(r) 'Two Thumbs Up':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Lem's Cameo' (s) X 'Sierra del Oro'. H (1993), G (1997), N (2002), and REG (2005): W.A. Stipe, Greenbank, WA; I (2005): Glynneden Gardens, Greenbank, WA. Fls 20/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. Color light yellowish pink (38C) in bud, opening inside light yellow (10C) with sparse, brilliant yellow (11A) spotting on dorsal lobe; outside pale yellow (11C). Truss 7" (175mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs oblong, broadly acute apex, oblique base, down curved margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 2.5' (0.75m) high x 2.5'(0.75m) wide in 9 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least 15F (-9C). Mid May.

(r) 'Violet Mist':  Elepidote rhododendron: R. yakushimanum (s) X ('Frank Galsworthy' x 'Purple Splendour'). H (1995), G (2000), N (2005), and REG (2005): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 16/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 1.8" (45mm) long x 2.8" (70mm) wide, with 5 frilly-edged lobes. Color strong purplish red (72A) in bud, the dorsal lobe opening yellowish white (158D) from base extending upwards c1.8" (45mm) where it blends into light purple (77D), the predominant color of the interior; outside light purple (77D) blending to strong purple (77B) edges and with random (77B) streaks; prominent, spotted, moderate red (183C) dorsal flare c1" (25mm) wide, extending upwards c 1.2" (30mm) from base. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 4.5" (115mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, upcurved margins; dull and moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) high x 3'(0.9m) wide in 10 years; dense habit. Plant hardy to at least 0F (-18C). Mid May.

(r) 'White Elation':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Scintillation' (s) X 'Carolyn Grace'. H (1985), G (1991), N (2005), and REG (2005): Donald Johnson, Mountain Rest, SC. Fls 8/dome truss, saucer-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 7 wavy-edged lobes plus some petaloids; no stamens present. Color strong purplish pink (55B) in bud, opening yellowish white (155D) throughout; unmarked. Truss 4.5" (115mm) high x 6" (150mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, oblong, obtuse apex, cordate base, down curved margins; glossy and moderate olive green (137A) above; hairless. Shrub 8' (2.4m) high x 8' (2.4m) wide in 20 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -5F (-21C). Early May.

(r) 'White Opal':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Peach Charm' (s) X 'Pirouette'. H (1992), G (1996), N (2005), and REG (2005): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 23/ ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.2"(55mm) long x 3" (75mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes. Color strong purplish pink (63B) in bud, opening throughout light purplish pink (65B) and then changing to yellowish white (155D); two small dorsal flares of strong yellowish pink (37A) spots extending upwards c0.5" (15mm) from base. Truss 6.5" (165mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, down curved margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 3.7' (1.1m) high x 4.7' (1.4m) wide in 12 years; intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least 0F (-18C). Late May.

R. 'Winter Spice'
'Winter Spice'

(r) 'Winter Spice':  Elepidote rhododendron: 'Hachmann's Charmant'(s) X' Dreamland' (Waterer, Bagshot). H (1996), G (2001), N (2005), and REG (2005): Jim Barlup, Bellevue, WA. Fls 21/ball truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 2.8" (70mm) wide, with 5 frilly-edged lobes. Color strong purplish red (63B) in bud, opening inside pale yellow green (155A) blending to pale purplish pink (65C) on dorsal lobes near margin, with a large dorsal flare of deep pink spots extending upwards c 1" (25mm) from base on two dorsal lobes; outside yellowish gray (156A) shading to pale purplish pink (65C) on dorsal lobes. Calyx lobes 0.2" (5mm) long, pale yellow green (155A). Truss 5.5" (140mm) high x 5.5" (140mm) wide. Lvs held 2 years, elliptic, broadly acute apex, down curved margins; dull and moderate olive green (147A) above; hairless. Shrub 2' (0.6m) high x 3' (0.9m) wide in 9 years; dense habit. Plant hardy to at least 0F (-18C). Late May.

(r) 'Yellow South':  Elepidote rhododendron: Unknown (s) X 'Golden Delicious'. H (1995), G (2000), N (2005), and REG (2005): Donald Johnson, Mountain Rest, SC. Fls 12/dome truss, openly funnel-shaped, 2" (50mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 5 wavy-edged lobes; moderately scented. Color strong yellowish pink (43D) in bud, opening throughout light yellow (12C) edged pale yellow (20D); unmarked. Truss 6" (150mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs held 3 years, oblong, broadly acute apex, rounded base, wavy margins; dull and moderate olive green (137B) above; hairless. Shrub 3.5'(1.1m) high x 6' (1.8m) wide in 8 years; intermediate habit. Plant and bud hardy to at least -5F (-21C). Mid May.

* The following unregistered names appear as parents in the above descriptions:
'Barbara Hardgrove' Elepidote rhododendron. R. fortunei (s) X (R. wardii x R. dichroanthum). H and G (c 1962) D.L. Hardgrove.
CB-1 Unnamed evergreen (semi-evergreen) azalea. Parentage unknown. Fls semi-double, pink and white.
'Ted's Yellow' Parentage unknown; pollen obtained from C. and V. Haag, Brevard, NC.

Data Added to the Register:
(r) 'Nearing Pink':  Elepidote rhododendron: (R. decorum x R. griffithianum) (s) X (R. williamsianum x R. griffithianum). H (1940s): G. Guy Nearing, Ridgewood, NJ; G (1954) and N: Joseph B. Gable, Stewartstown, PA. Data provided (2005): Norman and Jean Beaudry, Bethesda, MD. Fls 9/dome truss, broadly funnel-shaped, 2.5" (65mm) long x 3.5" (90mm) wide, with 6 wavy-edged lobes; strong purplish red (67A) in bud, opening inside strong purplish pink (67D) with a strong purplish red (59D) marking deep in throat and a dorsal flare of tiny spots; outside vivid purplish red (67B). Truss 5" (125mm) high x 6.5" (165mm) wide. Lvs 4"x2" (100 x 50mm), elliptic, broadly acute apex, rounded base, flat margins; semi-glossy and moderate olive green (137A) above; hairless. Shrub 7'(2.1m) high x 10'(3m) wide in 40 years; intermediate habit. Plant hardy to at least -15F (-26C); buds, -5F (-21C). Mid May.


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