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Volume 8, Number 4
October 1954

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New York Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society
Exhibit of Cut Trusses 1954

CLASS 1-Any elepidote species. No entries.
CLASS 2-Dexter hybrids, white to blush tints. First place to Mr. Nathaniel E. Hess with a very large truss of H47-X. This is a blush color with a small red throat mark. Flowers almost 5 inches across.
  Second place to Mr. Donald Hardgrove with H54-4, a large flowered white.
  Third place to Mr. Donald Hardgrove with Parker No. 1.
CLASS 3-Dexter hybrids, pink to deep pink. First place to Mrs. Schlaikjer with a bright pink identified as H.S.4.
  Second place to Mr. Donald Hardgrove with H47-2.
  Third place to Mr. Nathaniel E. Hess with H47-9.
CLASS 4-Dexter hybrids, cream to apricot. No awards were made for first and third place.
  Second place to Mr. Donald Hardgrove with 'C.O.D.'
CLASS 5-Fortunei hybrids. First place to Mr. Donald Hardgrove for a truss of fortunei x 'Azma'.
  No awards were made for second and third place.
CLASS 6-Decorum hybrids. First place to Mr. Donald Hardgrove with a truss of H46-6. A well rounded truss of rose flowers fading to blush toward the center. With a large conspicuous maroon blotch.
  No awards were made for second and third place.
CLASS 7-Griffithianum hybrids. First and second places went to 'Cynthia' and 'Mother of Pearl' respectively. Both trusses exhibited by Mr. Donald Hardgrove.
  No award was made for third place.
CLASS 8-Neriiflorum series hybrids. No awards were made for first and third places.
  Second place was taken by a truss of 'Atrosanguineum' x floccigerum exhibited by Mr. Hardgrove.
CLASS 9-Ponticum series hybrids. 'Blue Peter' exhibited by Mr. Hess took first place
  and another truss of the same variety exhibited by Mr. Hardgrove was rated second.
  Third place went to Mr. Sumner for a truss labeled as Caroline Hunnewell which was found to be erroneous.
CLASS 10-Campylocarpum hybrids. A seedling of campylocarpum x fortunei exhibited by Mr. Hardgrove took the blue ribbon. This closely resembled 'Letty Edwards' but with a taller truss.
  Second place went to another of Mr. Hardgrove's crosses, this one fortunei x (griersonianum x campylocarpum).
  No award was made for third place.
CLASS 11-Thomsonii series hybrids, exclusive of campylocarpum. This class was well represented and excited a great deal of interest. First place was unanimously awarded to a new seedling exhibited by Mr. Hardgrove named tentatively "Crimson Star." This variety was acclaimed by Dr. Bowers as being as good as any of the award reds in England.
  Second place was taken with 'Mars'
  and third place with 'Mme. de Bruin.'
CLASS 12-Griersonianum hybrids. First and third place awards were withheld by the judges.
  Second place was awarded to a clear bright red form of the variable cross of 'Atrosanguineum' x griersonianum exhibited by Mr. Hardgrove.
CLASS 13-Single spray of an evergreen Azalea. This class was swept by the Gable Azalea's. First Place was awarded to 'Gable's Flame' exhibited by Mr. Hardgrove.
  Second Place went to Gable's P1G, exhibited by Mr. Summers and
  Third place to 'James Gable' exhibited by Mr. Hardgrove.
CLASS 14-Single spray of a deciduous Azalea. First place went to Mrs. Schlaikjer for a bright deep yellow mollis seedling.
  Second place went to Mrs. Schlaikjer for another mollis seedling, salmon with a gold blotch.
  Third place was awarded to Mr. Nathaniel E. Hess for a spray of 'Directeur Moerlands'.
CLASS 15-Any hybrid not included in previous classes. First place went to a lacteum hybrid exhibited by Mr. Hardgrove.
  Second place for a truss of 'Broughtonii Aureum'.
  No award for third place.
CLASS 16-New seedling raised by the exhibitor. First prize was awarded to a really outstanding new hybrid. The truss was particularly well formed and would undoubtedly been a serious contender in CLASS 17 if all the flowers had been open, there being 3 unopened buds in the truss. The flowers were over 4 inches across, and the most notable feature was the smoothness of the color, a bright coral pink. This seedling identified so far as H54-4 was exhibited by Mr. Hardgrove.
CLASS 17-Best truss in exhibit. This award was made to 'Cynthia'.


Volume 8, Number 4
October 1954

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