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Volume 8, Number 3
July 1954

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Rhododendrons That Received Awards From the A.R.S. - 1954

Rhododendron pseudoyanthinum (James purple form) P. A.

Flowers: Royal Purple, H.C.C. 834/2. Three to six in a truss.
Corolla: 2 to 3 inches across, flat, each lobe large, three upper lobes spotted with dark brown. Scales on back of corolla.
Calyx and Petiole: densely scaly.
Leaves: dull green, 1 inches wide, 3 inches long, scaly.

Grown from seed planted in 1946. Bloomed first 1951.
Grown and exhibited by Del James, Eugene, Oregon.

Rhododendron davidsonianum P. A.

Flowers: Terminal buds have 10-12 flowers and azillary 24, pedicels scaly inch long.
Calyx very small, scaly.
Corolla: 5-6 lobed, inch long, 1 inch wide. Color Persian Rose (H.C.C. 628/1) with red spots on upper petals.
Stamens: 10-12 exerted, uneven, pink.
Leaves: Narrowly lanceolate to oblanceolate, tapering to an acute and mucronate apex, base acute, cross section forming V from midrib to margin, scales about 3 times their diameter apart above; their own diameter apart below, petiole 1/5 inch long.

Grown and exhibited by Marshall Lyons, Eugene, Oregon.

Rhododendron unnamed (racemosum x pemakoense) P. A.

Corolla: Open bell shape; 1 inches wide, 1 inch long. Color Imperial Purple (H.C.C. 33/2 to 33/3). -1 inch long, - inch wide.
Leaves: Broadly elliptic, rounded apex, -1 inch long, - inch wide. Leaves shiny dark green above, green below, scaly. Persistent, alternate at ⅜ inch intervals along branches.

Grown and exhibited in A.R.S. Test Garden. Hybridized and raised by Ben F. Lancaster, Camas, Wash.

Rhododendron unnamed ('Earl of Athlone' x 'F. C. Puddle') P. A.

Flowers: 15 in compact truss.
Corolla: Trumpet shaped. Color Currant Red (H.C.C. 821/1).
Petals: 5 recurved, 2 inches long.
Stamens: 10; Pistil protruding.
Leaves: 4 ⅜ inches long, 1⅞ inches wide. Upper leaf dark green, lower non-pubescent light green.

Grown and exhibited by Robert Walker (Holgate Nursery, Portland, Oregon).

R. 'Little Sheba'
Fig. 22.  R. 'Little Sheba', P.A.

R. 'Little Sheba' P. A. [('Earl of Athlone' x 'Fabia') X repens]

Flowers: 3, borne upright in a terminal umbel.
Pedicel: glandular 1 inch long.
Calyx: inch long recurved.
Corolla: Campanulate 2 inches wide, 1 inch long. Lobes 5. Color blood red (H.C.C. 820/1).
Petals: inch long, inch wide.
Stamens: Pistillate.
Style: Glaborous, red.
Ovary: Densely covered with brown glands.
Leaves: 2 long, 1 inch wide. Dark green above, underside paler.

Grown and exhibited by Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon.

Rhododendron Anna Rose Whitney P. A. griersonianum x 'Countess of Derby'

Flowers: 18-21 Borne in a tight racemose truss. Rachis 3 inches. Pedicel glaborous, stout 2 inches long.
Corolla: 4 inches wide, 2 inches long. Lobes 5. Color Rose Bengal (H.C.C. 25/2).
Stamens: 9-10.
Leaves: 7-9 inches long, 3 inches wide.

Grown and exhibited by W. E. Whitney, Camas, Washington.

Rhododendron 'Pink Mermaid' P. A. ('Azor' x 'Azor')

Flowers: 9 borne on rachis, approximately 1 inch long. Pedicels stout, 2 inches long.
Corolla: Funnel shaped, slightly ribbed, 4-4 inches wide, 2 inches long. Color Dawn Pink #523/3 edged with China Rose, #024/2, with deeper China Rose #024/1 in corolla tube.
Corolla Lobes: 5-6 slightly notched, 1 inches wide.
Stamens: 9-11, uneven length, 1-2 inches long.
Style: Curved at stigma.
Leaves: Lanceolate, approximately 6 inches long, 1 inches wide at center, prominently ribbed.

Grown and exhibited by B. J. Esch, Esch Nursery, Portland, Oregon.

Rhododendron 'Merle Lee' P. A. ('Azar' x 'Azor')

Flowers: 8-10 borne on a rachis approximately 1 inch long. Pedicels very stout, 1 inches long.
Corolla: Funnel shaped, slightly ribbed, 3-4 inches wide, 2-2 inches long. Lobes 5-6. Color Rhodamine Pink, #527/3.
Corolla Lobes: 5-6 notched, 1 inches wide.
Stamens : 8-10, uneven length, 1-1 inches long.
Style: Curved.
Leaves: Lanceolate, approximately 6 inches long, 1 inches wide at center.

Growth Habit: Spreading.

Seeds planted in 1948. Plants bloomed in 1953 and 1954.
Grown and exhibited by B. J. Esch, Esch Nursery, Portland, Oregon.


Volume 8, Number 3
July 1954

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