Quarterly Bulletin of the ARS - Vol 12 No 4, American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry

American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry

Note: It is proposed to print the names and brief description of new American varieties which meet the requirements for registration. The names must be accompanied by descriptions of the varieties and must meet the requirements of the International Registration Authority (Dr. H. R. Fletcher, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Registrar) before they are eligible for A.R.S. registry. Only clones will be registered, no group names. In the formula giving the percentage, the female parent is written first. We hope, whenever possible, to indicate the probable size of the bush at 10 years of age. Unless otherwise specified the person's name, following the cross, indicates the one who made the cross, did the selecting, and introduced, or plans to introduce, the variety.  Breeders are urged to submit proposed names to the Registrar of the A.R.S., Dr. J. Harold Clarke, Long Beach, Wash, before they are actually used. There are thousands of names already in use and a name to be registered must not have been used before and must meet the other requirements of the A.R.S. Code of Nomenclature.

'COTTON CANDY' 'Marinus Koster' x (Loderi G.) 'Venus; Henny and Wennekamp, Brooks, Ore, Medium compact habit, 8 to 10 ft, Flowers pink, tall conical truss.

'COLONEL COEN' Seedling named by the late Endre Ostbo, Bellevue, Wash, Description to be secured.

'DEL' 'Fabia' x R. croceum Dr. Chas. Thompson, Eugene, Oregon, Leaves 8" long, 2½" wide, elliptic, Flowers amaranth rose, HCC 530/1, shading white to center, greenish yellow spotted blotch; widely funnel shaped, 4½" wide, 2" long, 12 flowers in a rounded truss.

'ELIZABETH BLACKFORD' Seedling named by the late Endre Ostbo, Bellevue, Wash. Description to be secured.

'ENDRE OSTBO' P. A. R. souliei x R. discolor ; Endre Ostbo, Bellevue, Wash, Leaves 4-5 ins, long, 1¾ in, wide, acute at apex, cordate at base, glabrous, Blush pink, fading to almost white, upper half of tube streaked rose at base; lax truss of 7-9 flowers, each 3½-4 ins. wide, 7 notched petals, This clone received a P.A. in 1954, subject to naming. Des. in A.R.S. Bulletin Vol. 8, No. 4, p. 216.

'GLADYS JOHNSON' P.A. 'Diva' x R. fortunei ; shown by Mrs. E. E. Johnson, Tacoma, Wash., plant purchased as unnamed seedling from a nurseryman, resembles superior form of R. fortunei and shows little evidence of hybridity. Leaves oblong lanceolate, thick, 6-7 ins. long, 3 ins. wide. Flowers rose pink in bud, lighter when open, good texture, 4 ins. in diameter, 7 petals, wide funnel shaped, 15 in a rounded truss.

'LITTLE PATTY' R. forrestii var. repens x 'Hummingbird; Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Plants 18" wide by 6" high, Leaves pale green, rugulose, elliptic 2" long, 1¾" wide, Flowers orient red, HCC 819/3, campanulate, 2" wide, 1½" long. Truss a terminal umbel, 4-5 flowered, petaloid center forming a tube with inturned edges.

'MARTHA ISAACSON' P.A. R. occidentale x Ostbo seedling No, 70; Endre Ostbo, Bellevue, Wash. Awarded a P.A. as an unnamed seedling in 1956 and described as R. occidentale hybrid, white No, 4 in the A.R.S. Bulletin Vol. 10, No. 3, p. 137.

'MARY HARMON' A. E. 'Mrs. Donald Graham' x R. occidentale ; Endre Ostbo, Bellevue, Wash. Upright bush, leaves to 4 ins. long, 1½ ins. wide, sparingly pubescent on both sides. Flowers white, striped pink on outside, funnel shaped, 2 ins. wide, fragrant, about 15 flowers to the truss.

'OPAL FAWCETT' A. E. Parentage unknown, raised by Endre Ostbo, Bellevue, Wash., shown by Carl Fawcett, Tacoma, Wash. Upright bush, leaves 5-8 ins. long, 2-2½ ins. wide in 1956. Flowers very pale, opalescent pink, fading to white, funnel shaped, 5 lobes, 3-3½ ins. in diameter, slightly fragrant, 16 flowers to a truss. Ovary densely glandular.

'REDHOT' 'Britannia' x 'Elizabeth'; Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Plant spreading, 4' wide, 2' high. Leaves 5" long, 1-1½" wide, oblong cuspidate, base obtuse. Flowers orient red, HCC 819/3, shaded mandarin red 17/1 in the throat funnel campanulate, 2½ wide, 1½" long, 8-10 in an upright truss.

'REDWAX' P. A. R. haematodes x 'May Day': Rudolph Henny, Brooks, Oregon. Described in July ARS Bulletin, 1957.

'SPRING DANCE' Triflorum hybrid, parentage unknown; raised by the late James Barto, named and introduced by Robt. Bovee, Portland, Oregon. Plant to 5', habit similar to R. triflorum , flowers rotate, 1½" wide. Description to be completed.

'YELLOW CREEK' P. A. 'Sarita Loder x 'Idealist'; D. W. James, Eugene, Oregon. Leaves elliptic, 4" long, 2" wide. Flowers primrose yellow, HCC 601/2, widely funnel shaped, recurved, 5-lobed, 4½" wide, 2" long, 12 flowers to a truss.