JARS 42n3 - American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry

American Rhododendron Society Plant Registry
Jay W Murray
ARS Plant Registrar
Colts Neck, New Jersey

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 February 1, 1988 through May 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
'Advent' ER Max E Byrkit
'Andrew Paton' ER Dorothy G Swift
'Art Childers' ER Maxine Childers
'Childers' Indian Summer' ER Arthur Childers
'Clark's White' ER E Reid Bahnson, MD
'Delray' EA Arthur and Maxine Childers
'Doctor Denis Percell' ER Col and Mrs Raymond H Goodrich
'Dorothy Peake' ER Mrs AJ Holden, Harstine Island Nursery
'Gayle Vincent' ER Arthur and Maxine Childers
'Ken's Find' ER E Reid Bahnson, MD
'Jean's Old Spice' DA Jean Minch
'Katie Childers' LR Arthur Childers
'Lady Elberta' ER Arthur and Maxine Childers
'Marjie Kay Hinerman' ER D L Hinerman, MD
'Marlene Saye' ER Arthur Childers
'Michael Stenning' ER D L Hinerman, MD
'Mini-Sol' LR Arthur and Maxine Childers
'Mrs. June Rink' EA Stephen Schroeder, Holly Hills, Inc
'Oh! Kitty' ER Fred and Jean Minch
'Philip Tripp' ER Paul Holden, Harstine Island Nursery
'Roger Cash' ER Sigrid Laxdall
'Schumacher' DA Fred C Galle
'Suellen' ER Arthur Childers
'Tea Time' ER Arthur and Maxine Childers
ER=Elepidote Rhododendron
LR=Lepidote Rhododendron
DA=Deciduous Azalea
EA=Evergreen Azalea