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 parentage, 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.
- 'Peach Lady' x 'Aladdin', raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. Plant to 5 ft. in 10 yrs., sturdy, upright, leaves to 9 in. long by 2½ in. Wide, auriculatum-like texture. Flowers, blend of shell fink and delft rose, with radiating lines of deeper color; wide bell shape, to 4 in. wide by 2¾ in. deep, 6 petals. Truss of 12 flowers. Late.
Artie Moon - parentage unknown, raised and introduced by Clarence Loeb, Puyallup, Wash. Plant 2 ft. high. Flowers lavender with a maroon blotch, to 5 in. wide. Conical truss. Mid season.
Avril - R. imperator x R. ciliatum . Raised and introduced by Brian O. Mulligan, Seattle, Wash. Plant 18 in. tall by 28 in. across, cushion form. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, glabrous, to 1¾ in. long by ¾ in. wide. Flowers amaranth rose, H. C. C. 550/1, deeper in bud, funnel-campanulate, to 2 ins. across by 1½ in. long. Truss of 2 to 3 flowers. Mid April.
Aztec Gold - 'Indiana' x 'Inca Gold', raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. To 4 ft. at 10 yrs., sturdy, upright; leaves glossy, to 8 in. long by 3 in. wide, new growth coppery. Flowers clear primrose yellow, H. C. C. 601/2, bell shaped, to 4 in. wide by 2 in. deep, 18 to a 10 in. rounded truss. Early midseason.
Baby Bonnet - 'Rosy Morn' x 'Dido' - raised by Rudolph Henny, introduced by Leona Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant habit medium to upright. Leaves to 4 in. long by 2 in. wide. Flowers peach color, lighter at center with dark fuchsia pink margins, 8 lobes, open bell-shaped. 12 to a truss. Late mid season.
Beverly Harvey - Parentage unknown, raised by Trequa Coen, introduced by Carl Fawcett, Tacoma, Wash. Plant 5 ft. high by 5 ft. across, slightly open. Leaves elliptic, to 6½ in. long, by 2½ in. wide. Flowers Persian Rose H. C. C. 628/3 to 628/1, funnel shaped, 5 lobes, to 4½ in. wide by 2 in. deep. Upright truss of 12 flowers. Mid May.
First Love - R. oreotrephes x 'Royal Flush', raised by Rudolph Henny, introduce, by Leona Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant 5¾ ft. tall, bushy, medium upright, leaves to 2½ in. long by 1 in. wide. Flowers pink with maroon eye, to 8 flowers in a truss. Mid season.
Glad Tidings - 'China' x R. williamsianum , raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash. Plant 4 ft. tall in 10 yrs., upright rounded. Leaves heavy texture, dark green, cordate, to 6 in. long by 2½ in. wide. Flowers, blend of cream and pink, yellow throat with red flare at base, 6 petals, to 4 in. wide by 2½ in. deep. Truss upright, 12 flowers. Early midseason.
John Skrentny - a selection of R. arboreum , raised and introduced by Ben Lancaster, Camas, Wash., from seed collected in Darjeeling, India, by John Skrentny. Plant to 5 ft. in 10 yrs., upright, leaves oblong lanceolate, dark green with a light fawn indumentum, to 8 ins. long by 1¾ in. wide. Flowers clear cherry red, campanulate, to 2 in. wide by 2 in. deep. Globe shaped truss with 15 to 18 flowers. Mid April.
Ken Janeck , P.A. 1964, previously registered.
Loeb's Moonlight - parentage unknown, raised and introduced by Clarence Loeb, Puyallup, Wash. Plant 20 ins. high, leaves to 7 in. long. Flowers rosy orchid, old rose blotch, to 5 in. wide. Conical truss. Mid May.
New Romance - 'Lady Bligh' x 'Loderi Venus', raised by Rudolph Henny, introduced by Leona Henny, Brooks, Ore. Plant 5 ft. tall, medium spreading; leaves to 5 in. long by 1¼ in. wide. Flowers rose pink in bud, opening white, 2½ in. across. Late.
Mira-Mi Linda - 'Bowbells' x 'Hawk', raised and introduced by A. R. Heineman, Milton, Wash. Plant to 5 ft. in 13 yrs., habit slightly open. Leaves elliptic, rounded at the base, 2¼ in. long by 1¼ in. wide. Flowers apricot, H. C. C. 609/3 to Chinese coral 614/3, funnel campanulate, to 2½ in. wide, 5 lobes. Truss upright with 9 flowers. Early May.
Oceanlake - 'Sapphire' x 'Blue Diamond', raised and introduced by Arthur 0. Wright, Milwaukie, Ore. Plant 1½ ft. high by 2½ ft. wide, densely compact. Leaves 1 in. by ⅜ in. Flowers deep violet blue, open, flat, 1 in. across. Truss of 4 to 6 flowers. April.
Peeping Tom - R. wardii x 'Mrs. Furnival', raised and introduced by Arthur 0. Wright, Milwaukie, Ore. Plant to 3 ft. in 10 yrs. rounded, semi-compact. Leaves ovate, 3 in. long by 1¼ in. wide. Flowers white, plum purple eye, shallow cup-shaped, to 2½ in. wide. Compact truss of 10 to 12 flowers. May.
Trude Webster , P.A. 1963, previously registered.
Walluski Chief - R. macrophyllum x R. griersonianum , raised and introduced by George Baker, Astoria, Ore. Plant to 6 ft. in 10 yrs., upright rounded. Leaves to 7 in. long by 2 in. wide, oblong elliptic. Flowers soft rose red, top petal speckled darker, wide bell shaped, 5 petals, to 3 in. wide by 2½ in. long. Upright truss of 15 flowers.
Winifrid Kenna - parentage unknown, raised and introduced by Clarence Loeb, Puyallup, Wash. Plant 2 ft. high, leaves to 6 in. long. Flowers orchid with purple blotch, to 4 in. wide, in a conical truss. Mid May.