JARS v42n2 - American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry

American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry

Rhododendron and azalea breeders and growers are encouraged to register the names of plants which they plan to distribute either commercially or privately. Registration ensures that each clone is given a name which is unique, thus avoiding confusion with other clones. A further benefit is that plant descriptions and histories are recorded in permanent files. The information in these records is accessible to anyone who requests it.

The Royal Horticultural Society is the International Registration Authority for rhododendrons. The ARS, serving as North American representative to the RHS, screens names to determine whether they conform to the recommendations published in the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1980 , and whether they are available for use. The ARS also prepares registration applications in the form required by the RHS, forwards certificates to registrants, publishes plant names and descriptions, and maintains permanent plant records.

Registrations have been completed for the following North American plants during the period November 1, 1987 through February 1, 1988. Descriptions will be included in the next edition of the ARS Plant Registry, to be published in the Spring 1989 issue of the ARS Journal.

Name Type Registered by
'Aloha' ER Donald Paden
'Anita Gehnrich' ER Philip Waldman
'Bea's Glory' ER Bea MacDonald
'Emojene Louise' LR William Fetterhoff
'Floda' LR Philip Waldman
'Green Glow' EA Philip Waldman
'Raymond Weaver' ER William Fetterhoff
'Rose Barbara' ER William Fetterhoff
'Vinecourt Duke' DA Hort Res Inst of Ontario
'Vinecourt Moonlight' DA Hort Res Inst of Ontario
'Vinecourt Troubadour' DA Hort Res Inst of Ontario
'Vinecourt Queen' DA Hort Res Inst of Ontario
'Vineland Dream' DA Hort Res Inst of Ontario
'Vineland Gold' DA Hort Res Inst of Ontario
'Vinewood' ER Hort Res Inst of Ontario
'Wee Love' LR William Fetterhoff
ER=Elepidote Rhododendron
LR=Lepidote Rhododendron
DA=Deciduous Azalea
EA=Evergreen Azalea