QBARS - v24n3 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, Scotland) 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., P. H. Brydon, Salem, Oregon, 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.

BOLERO - 'Addy Wery' x 'Salmon Elf' Evergreen Azalea, raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen, habit compact, flowers 2" wide, hose in hose, in clusters of 5, strong purplish red 10 RP5/12. Flowering April 30th.

BOURBON SUPREME - 'Melford Chief' x 'Melford Glory' ('Cherokee' x 'Comanche'). Hybridized by Bob Badger, Tacoma, Wash., raised and introduced by Roy Hacanson of Puyallup, Wash. Ball truss 6 inches across, made up to 15 florets. 2 ¾ inches wide and 2 inches long, funnel shaped. Overall color RHS Color Chart Orange Group 28A. blotch yellow. RHS Color Chart Orange Group 23A. Leaves light green, heavily veined. Flowers are fragrant. Plant is upright growing to 5 feet in ten years. Deciduous. with leaves having a good autumn color. Parents are both Ham (New Zealand) hybrids. Blooms in Mid May.

CALIENTE - Addy Wery' x 'Salmon Elf', Evergreen Azalea raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen. Plant compact to 2 feet. Leaf 1¼" x ½". Flower vivid red, 5115/13, hose in hose to 2", in clusters of 2-3. Blooms May 4.

CLOUD CAP - 'Helen Close' x 'Madrigal', raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen. Plant compact to 2 feet. Leaf 1 ¾" x ¾". Flower pure white with yellow blotch 10Y9/9. Single with partially petaloid stamens to 2 ¾". in clusters of 2-4. Blooms May 19.

DORIAN - 'Louise Gable' x 'Helen Close', evergreen azalea, raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen. Plant compact to 2 feet. Leaves 1¼" x ½ ". Flower color light reddish purple 10P6/9, single 4" wide in clusters of 1-2. Flowers May 25.

JIM DREWRY - 'Ruby Bowman' x R. elliottii . Raised by John Druecker and Jim Drewry, 1969. Plant large, habit upright medium open. Flower color. chrysanthemum crimson H.C.C. 824, spotted oxblood red H.C.C. 00823. Flower funnel shaped, truss 24-37 florets. Flowers in mid-season.

MONA LISA - 'Louise Gable'  x 'Helen Close' raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen. Plant medium to 2½ feet. Leaf 1½" x ¾". Flower moderate purplish pink 2.5RP7/8, double (12-14 petals) to 3". in clusters of 1-2. Blooms May 16.

POINT DEFIANCE - 'Anna' x 'Marius Koster' (Whalloper Grex). Hybridized by Halfdan Lem, introduced by the Tacoma Metropolitan Park Dept. Point Defiance Rhododendron Garden. Plant upright and vigorous feet tall, by 4 feet wide in 12 years. Leaves 7¼ inches long, 3 inches wide, very thick and leathery, elliptical. Dark mat green above, pale green below, midrib above impressed and pale yellow green. Leaf tip mucronate, base rounded, margins of leaf recurved. Petiole 1¼" long slightly grooved and rounded. Tall compact truss of 15-17 flowers, 4½" in diameter, 2¼" in length. R. H. S. Color Chart Red Group 53D in bud opening to white in cen­ter, edged on all lobes with Red Group 54A, fading to nearly pure white, without blotch, thick and fleshy. Calyx ½" long, pale green, 5 rounded lobes. Pedicels pale green, 1½" long. 16 stamens, white with reddish purple anthers, ¾ to 1" long. Style white with large pale green stigma. Blooms in May.

STAR RUBY - 'Addy Wery' x Sal­mon Elf' Evergreen Azalea, raised and introduced by W. L. Guttormsen. Habit medium, flowers, hose in hose, 1½" wide, in clusters of 2-3, dark red 5113/7. Flowering May 8th.