JARS v44n1 - 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 plants during the period August 15, 1989 through November 15, 1989. Parents of the clones are listed in the conventional order: (seed parent x pollen parent); an unregistered parent is followed by the symbol [a]. Descriptions will be published in the Spring 1990 issue of the ARS Journal .

'Christie-Anne Behring': Elepidote; ('Cheer' x 'Disca'); registered by Rudy Behring.

'Cum Laude': Elepidote; ('Essex Scarlet' x fortunei ); registered by Ben and Marion Shapiro.

'Darren Schmahl': Elepidote; ('Rocket' x brachycarpum subsp. tigerstedtii ); registered by Rudy Behring.

'Dorothy Yargus': Elepidote; [('Idealist' x 'Fawn') x ('Lemon Custard' x 'Crest')]; registered by Floyd Waiters.

'Ea Tatiana': Elepidote; ('China' x 'Lady Bessborough'); registered by Thorvall Aunsbjorn.

'Giuseppe Verdi': Elepidote; (fortunei x 'Vineland Fragrance'); registered by Rudy Behring.

'Horizon Monarch': Elepidote; ('Nancy Evans' x 'Point Defiance'); registered by Edwin C Brockenbrough.

'Horizon Snowbird': Elepidote; [('Britannia' x yakushimanum ) x ('Mrs. Lindsay Smith' x yakushimanum )]; registered by Edwin C Brockenbrough.

'Kelly's Kipps': Elepidote; parentage unknown; registered by Winston A & Joan E Ragan.

'Little Miss Muffet': Elepidote; parentage unknown; registered by Floyd Waiters.

'Lyall Fretz': Elepidote; ['Chionoides' x ( catawbiense 'Catalgla' x 'Lady Bessborough')]; registered by Rudy Behring.

'Nancy Lee Lund': Elepidote; parentage unknown; registered by Floyd Watters.

'Nancy's Bouquet': Elepidote; ('Catawbiense Grandiflorum' x yakushimanum 'Pink Parasol'); registered by Rudy Behring.

'New Beginning': Elepidote; ('Janet Blair' x 'Dorothy Amateis'); registered by Rudy Behring.

'Roly Barnsley': Elepidote; ( yakushimanum x rex ); registered by Rudy Behring.

'Royal Mint': Elepidote; ('Catawbiense Boursault' x 'China'); registered by Thorvall Aunsbjorn.

'Sara Ann': Evergreen azalea; ('Edna Bee' x unknown); registered by Leon Yavorsky.

'Shiloh': Evergreen azalea; (Purple seedling, unknown parentage x 'Hahn's Red' [a]); registered by Leon Yavorsky.

'Sigrid Aunsbjorn': Elepidote; ('China' x 'Crest'); registered by Thorvall Aunsbjorn.

'Sir Isaac Brock': Elepidote; ('Direcktor E. Hjelm' x 'Monique Behring'); registered by Rudy Behring.

'Third Millennium': Elepidote; ('Furnivall's Daughter' x 'Crest'); registered by Thorvall Aunsbjorn.

'Transit Gold': Lepidote; ('Royal Flush'/g [cream form] x xanthocodon [L, S, & H 17521]); registered by W.A. Dale.