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 (C. D. Brickell, R.H.S. Garden, Wisley, Surrey, England) 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.
Please note: There are a number of names which have been sent to the R. H. S. Registrar for their approval but due to postal difficulties we have been unable to receive a reply from our correspondent in Britain.
x 'Mars' (Numbered CM #8). Raised by Sam Baldanza, Benton Harbor, Mich. 1958. Plant 3' tall and 4½' wide in 12 years. Habit, broad, medium density. Leaves, cuneate, 4" long, dark green held 2 yrs. Flower color, bud color scarlet, corolla dark scarlet. Flower shape, rotate. Flower size, 2¾" by 3". Truss, 5" by 5", 8 flowers, globe shape. Flower season, late May. Hardiness H2.
DOUG'S GREENEYES - 'King of Shrubs' x 'Flame'. Raised by Halfdan Lem and introduced by Britt M. Smith in 1970. Plant size, 8' in 10 yrs. Habit, open. Leaves, 1½" x 5½", lanceolate, dark green. Flower color, center Yellow Group 144B. Flower shape, open funnel campanulate, 7 lobes. Flower size, 2" long, 4" diameter. Flower truss, loose, 13-15 flowers. Flower season, late May. Hardy to zero F.
LEONARD FRISBIE - clone of R. occidentale . Found in the wild, 1968. Introduced by Dr. Frank D. Mossman and Britt M. Smith in 1969. Plant size, 4' high and 4' in diam. Habit, clump. Leaves, 1 1 /8" x 3½", dark green on top and lighter green beneath. Flower color, pink, Red Group 51B, flare Yellow Orange Group 17A. Flower shape, tubular funnel. Flower size, 3½" diam. Truss, 22 flowers - compact. Season, June. Hardy to -15°F.
ROBERT FORSYTHE - catawbiense compactuta x 'Mars' (numbered CM #6). Raised by Sam Baldanza, Benton Harbor, Mich. in 1958. Plant size, 4' x 4' in 12 yrs. Habit, broad, good density. Leaves, 5" long, deep green. Flower color, bud color deep rose, corolla rose red, brown blotch. Flower shape, rotate. Truss, globular. Flower season, late May. Hardiness H-2.