Rhododendrons That Received Awards From The A.R.S., 1953
Rhododendrons Judged by A.R.S. Committee, May 9th, 1953, at Clarence Prentice
Nursery, E. Marginal Way, Seattle, Washington, and granted a Preliminary Award
Rhododendron 'James Barto'. P.A. Raised by the late James Barto; shown by Mr. Clarence Prentice, Seattle. Leaves elliptic, about three inches long by 1¾-2 inches wide, rounded to cordate at base, rounded to sub-acute at apex, glaucous and glabrous beneath, tough in texture; ,petiole glabrous, up to 1¼ inches long. Flowers 3-5, loosely arranged in a very short raceme; slightly fragrant; pedicels ¾-1 inch long, glandular (with stalked glands) except near very small calyx,-this scarcely more than a glandular reddish rim; corolla funnel form, narrow at base, about 2 inches long by 2½ inches wide, lobes usually 6, occasionally 7, rounded, undulate and crenate, color Fuchsine pink (H.C.C. 627/3), stamens 12, glabrous, unequal in length, pollen profuse, style slightly longer than stamens, glandular to tip, ovary densely glandular, 7-chambered. This plant, from the late James Barto's garden at Junction City, Oregon, may well be a hybrid of R. williamsianum and R. orbiculare, and would then be a variant of 'Temple Belle', but nothing definite is known as to its origin. It flowers about 8-10 days later than 'A. J. Ivens' and 'Temple Belle' and lasts about three weeks in bloom.
Seedling of 'Earl of Athlone' x 'Rubina', P.A. No. 5. , Raised by Lester Brandt, Tacoma; shown by Endre Ostbo, Bellevue, Washington. Leaves 5-6 inches long, 1¾-2½ inches wide, elliptic, lanceolate, acute and apiculate at tip, broadly wedge-shaped to slightly rounded at base, markedly veined with 12 or more pairs of lateral veins prominently raised below; upper side glabrous except on lower part of midrib, lower covered with a thin brown tomentum. Flowers about 11 in a loose truss, each on a glandular 1-1½ inch pedicel, calyx very small, glandular, the lobes dull red, tube funnel-shaped, lobed at base, sparingly pubescent within, the five petals overlapping one quarter to nearly half their width, color between Cardinal Red (H.C.C. 822) and Chrysanthemum Crimson (H.C.C. 824 ) . Corolla 2 inches long, 2⅜ inches wide, of firm texture, stamens variable in length, shorter or slightly longer than tube, sometimes becoming petaloid at base, rose colored; style longer than tube and stamens, red, bent or curved, glabrous; ovary densely white woolly.
J. H. Bowen, D. G. Graham, O. E. Holmdahl, B. O. Mulligan, E. Ostbo
|Fig. 26. R. 'Little Pudding' P.A.||Fig. 27. R. 'Red Cloud' P.A.|
Rhododendrons Judged by the A.R.S. Committee, May 21, 1953 at Portland Oregon, and granted a Preliminary Award.
Rhododendron 'Little Pudding' (decorum x 'Fabia') P.A. May 21, 1953. Flowers: 10-13 borne rather loosely in a terminal umbel, rachis 2 inches long. Pedicels glandular. Calyx irregular nearly two inches on the upper side. Corolla: Funnel campanulate, 4 inches wide, 2 inches long. Lobes 5-7. Color Camellia Rose (H.C.C. 622/1) on the outer lobes, shaded to near Chinese Coral (H.C.C. 614/2) in the throat. Petals: 5-7 One inch long 1½ inches wide. Stamens: 10 uneven length, white. Style: Glandular from the base to ½ inch of the tip, pale pink. Leaves: Oblanceolate to elliptic 3½ inches long. Upper surface dark green very slightly grooved. Under surface covered with a thin indumentum. Grown and exhibited by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon.
Rhododendron 'Red Cloud' ('Corona' x 'Tally Ho') P.A. May 21, 1953. Flowers: 16-18 Borne in a tight racemose truss. Rachis 3 inches long. Pedicels very glandular, stout, 2 inches long. Calyx less than ⅛ inch. Corolla: Funnel Campanulate 3½ inches wide, 2 inches long. Lobes 5, 1½ inches wide. Color: Outer petals Claret Rose (H.C.C. 021.) Inner part of tube overlaid Scarlet (H.C.C. 19/11. Petals 5. 1⅛ inches wide, 1 inch long. Stamens: 9-10 uneven length, scarlet. Ovary: glandular. Leaves: Oblong elliptic, 5-6 inches, green, underside very pale green. Grown and exhibited by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon.