GARY HERBERT [photo]
ROBERT HUBER [photo]
GAY PRINCESS [photo]
RUTH DAVIS [photo]
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HELENE HUBER [photo]
VALLEY CREEK [photo]
VALLEY FORGE [photo]
1.5ft(.45m) -5F(-21C) M Flowers 3in(7.6cm) across, 6 lobes, pink with rosy red throat, in trusses of about 12; plant as wide as tall; leaves 4.7in(12cm) x 1.5in(4cm). Lewis Bagoly, cross 1969; raiser, C. Herbert; reg. 1980.
5ft(1.5m) -5F(-21C) M 3/3 Flowers of azalea pink shading to Naples yellow, base of throat blood red, dorsal blotch; corolla openly funnel-shaped, 5 lobes, 3.25in(8cm) across. Lax trusses of 10. Plant as wide as tall. Joe Becales, cross; Charles Herbert, reg. 1977. [Photo by Dr. R. Gustafson]
3ft(.9m) -10F(-23C) M Rose red buds open to flowers roseine purple; ball truss of 16. Elliptic leaves, pale beige indumentum; plant broad. Bagoly, cross 1966; Marie Tietjens, reg. 1986.
6ft(1.8m) -15F(-26C) M 4/3 Flowers bright fuchsia pink in large trusses. Joe Gable, cross; C. Herbert, reg. 1962. A.E. 1960. [Photo by Steve Henning]
6ft(1.8m) -5F(-21C) ML Flower 4in(10.2cm) wide, 7 lobes, fragrant, orchid pink, edges darker, yellowish green blotch; trusses of 17. Leaves 7in(17.8cm) x 3in(7.6cm). Herbert, reg. 1977.
4ft(1.2m) -5F(-21C) ML Flowers openly funnel shape, six lobes, of Neyron rose, fading lighter, throat spotted gold; ball shape trusses of 14. C. Herbert, cross 1968; W.A. Reese, reg. 1977.
5ft(1.5m) -10F(-23C) EM Very fragrant white flowers, with chartreuse spotting; trusses 6in(15cm) wide, of 14 flowers. Plant upright, broad; new growth bronze green. C. Herbert, reg. 1979. [Drawing by Helene Huber]
6ft(1.8m) -5F(-21C) M Flowers in shades of pink, with chartreuse throat, fragrant; corolla 7-lobed, 4in(10cm) wide. Trusses 8in(20.3cm) across, hold about 16. C. Dexter, cross; S. Everitt, raiser; C. Herbert, reg. 1976. [Photo by Dr. R. Gustafson]
3ft(.9m) x 4ft(1.2m)(18yr) 0F(-18C) M Widely funnelcampanulate flowers with 5 wavy-edged lobes; deep purplish pink buds open pale purplish pink outside. Dome-shaped trusses 5in (12.7cm) wide hold 17. Leaves with undersurface coated with plastered hairs, moderate yellow green. Charles Herbert, cross 1970; Clarence & Evelyn Rahn, reg. 1990; described by Robert Huber.
6ft(1.8m) -10F(-23C) ML Buds amber yellow and salmon open to flowers light primrose yellow, in 7in(17.8cm) trusses of 7-11. Plant tall, as wide as high; leaves very dark green. L. Bagoly, cross, 1970; Mr. & Mrs. F.B. Lawson, reg. 1986. [Photo by Henk Borsje of original plant in Peggy Lawson's garden.]
4ft(1.2m) -10F(-23C) E Lepidote. Terminal inflorescence of 3-4 buds, each with 10 bell-shaped flowers of lavender pink. Plant broad, well-branched. C. Herbert, introduced 1965; reg. 1977. [Drawing by Helene Huber]
3ft(.9m) -5F(-21C) ML Flowers 4in(10cm) wide, light pink with darker pink stripes and a yellow throat, in trusses of up to 12; fragrant. Charles Herbert, reg. 1967.
5ft(1.5m) -15F(-26C) ML Upright plant, moderate branching; medium-sized leaves held 3 years. Flowers 3.5in(9cm) across, pink fading white; large trusses of 23. Herbert, reg. 1977.
GARY HERBERT (form of vernicosum R 18139)
4ft(1.2m) -5F(-21C) M Fragrant flower of shaded salmon tones, openly funnel-shaped, 3in(7.6cm) wide, ruffled; flat trusses of 7. Plant rounded, moderately branched; glossy leaves held 3 years. New growth showy; burgundy red bracts. Rock, collector, 1929; J. Gable, selection; Charles Herbert, reg. 1976. [Photo by Jim Willhite]
5ft(1.5m) -5F(-21C) ML Synonym PINK PRINCESS. Plant upright, well-branched; long narrow leaves. Flower medium fuchsia purple, paler on edges; throat and reverse with grayed yellow orange blotch, about 3in(7.6cm) wide; trusses of 18. C. Herbert, reg. 1979. [Photo by Steve Henning]
6ft(1.8m) -5F(-21C) ML Plant as wide as tall, well-branched; large, glossy, rounded leaves, held 3 years. Fragrant flower, openly funnel-shaped, 4in(10cm) wide, Neyron rose tinged with glowing orange, light green throat, chartreuse green dorsal spots. Large conical trusses of 15-17. Charles Herbert, reg. 1976.
3ft(.9m) -10F(-23C) EM An upright plant, broader than tall, large glossy leaves. Flower of heavy substance, 4in(10cm) wide, 7 lobes, white with throat tinged yellowish green, in trusses of up to 11. Lewis Bagoly, cross; Marie Tietjens, reg. 1976.
6ft(1.8m) -5F(-21C) ML Dark purplish pink buds open medium mauve pink, spotted almond shell brown, openly funnel-shaped, 3in(7.6cm) across, and very fragrant; spherical trusses of 14-16. Floriferous. Plant upright, rounded, Dexter, cross; Swarthmore College & Charles Herbert, raisers; Herbert, reg. 1978. [Photo by Bud Gehnrich]
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5ft(1.5m) -5F(-21C) ML Fragrant flowers of rhodamine pink, chartreuse green dorsal blotch, the reverse spirea red, 3.5in(8.9cm) wide, 6 wavy lobes; trusses of 12. Plant rounded; glossy leaves held 2 years. L. Bagoly, cross; C. Herbert, reg. 1979.
6ft(I.8m) -5F(-21C) ML Large leaves, 7in(17.8cm) by 2.5in(6.4cm). Flowers pale pink, shadowed with lavender, a small dark blotch, the reverse much deeper; trusses of about 14. J. Gable, cross; Charles Herbert, reg. 1976.
3ft(.9m) -10F(-23C) ML Flowers soft spirea red, unmarked, 3.5in(8.9cm) broad, 7 wavy-edged lobes; ball trusses of 7. L. Bagoly, cross 1969; Marie Tietjens, raiser; reg. 1976. [Drawing by Helene Huber]
3ft(.9m) -5F(-21C) EM Flowers of dark pink fading lighter to center, darker pink spotting on upper lobe, funnel-shaped, 3.25in. (8.3cm) across, reverse dark pink; trusses of 10. Plant rounded, as wide as high; felted fawn indumentum underneath. Seedling from James Beury; raised and introduced by Charles Herbert. Charles Herbert, reg. 1976.
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6ft(1.8m) -5F(-21C) ML Trusses of 8-10 flowers, light rose with deeper edges, 3 upper lobes pale yellow with darker spotting, throat yellow; corolla widely campanulate, to 3in(7.6cm) wide. Free-flowering. Plant slightly wider than tall; glossy leaves. Charles Herbert, reg. 1977. [Photo by Randell Jesup]
1ft(.3m) -5F(-21C) EM Lepidote. Plant rounded, as wide as tall; leaves 2.25in(5.7cm) long, scaly below, held 3 years. Flower pale rose with darker edges and spotting, 1.25in(3.2cm) across, 5 lobes; inflorescence of about 6 trusses, each 6 to 7 flowers. Free flowering. Charles Herbert, reg. 1976. [Photo by Sally Perkins, www.rosebay.org]
3ft(.9m) -5F(-21C) ML Leaves long and narrow. Flowers deep pink, shading to white in center; ball-shaped truss of about 24. Bagoly, cross; C. Herbert, reg. 1976.
4ft(1.2m) -5F(-21C) M Probably a cross of 2 Dexter hybrids. Dark pink buds opening to orchid pink flowers, with darker pink edges, spotting of Spanish orange; spherical trusses of about 14. Upright plant, almost as broad as tall; glossy, yellowish green foliage. S. Everitt, cross; Charles Herbert, reg. 1979. [Photo by Sally Perkins.]
5ft(1.5m) -10F(-23C) M Fragrant white flowers without marks; light lavender on opening; new growth copper color. C. Herbert.
2.5ft(.75m) -10F(-23C) M Cherry red buds open to white flowers, reverse pink until fully open, held in ball-shaped trusses of 17. Semi-dwarf plant, broader than tall with distinctive winter foliage, glossy dark green. Joseph Gable, cross; Ross B. Davis, Jr., reg. 1978; registration published 1988. [Photo by Steve Henning}
2.5ft(.75m) -5F(-21C) EM Leaves 5.75in(14.6cm) long. Pink flowers fading to creamy white, some darker pink spotting; a pink stripe down center of each lobe; rounded trusses of 18. C. Herbert, reg. 1977.
4ft(1.2m) -5F(-21C) EM Small foliage; flowers 2in(5cm) wide clear orchid without markings, in terminal inflorescence to 5 buds, of up to 12 flowers each. C. Herbert, reg. 1977.
5ft(1.5m) -5F(-21C) EM Plant upright, well-branched; leaves glossy, dark yellowish green, 4.25in(10.8cm) long. Magenta buds, opening to Neyron rose flowers with ruby red blotch and dorsal spotting, 4in (10.2cm) wide, fragrant, 7-lobes; spherical trusses of 13. Charles Herbert, reg. 1977.
5ft(1.5m) -5F(-21C) EM Plant upright, rounded; glossy leaves 5in (12.7cm) long. Flowers 4in(10cm) wide, 7-lobes, vibrant pink shading paler at center, the upper 2 lobes spotted cardinal red. Ball shape trusses of about 18. Charles Herbert, reg. 1978.
6ft(1.8m) -5F(-21C) ML An upright plant with stiff branches; narrowly elliptic leaves 6.75in(17cm) long, held 3 years. Deep rosy pink flowers, a dark blotch, 3.5in(9cm) wide, 5 to 7-lobes, slightly fragrant, in flat trusses of 10. Joe Gable, cross; Charles Herbert, reg. 1976. [Photo by Sally Perkins.]
6ft(1.8m) -5F(-21C) ML Flowers medium spinel red, spotted in cardinal red, heavily on dorsal lobe, 3.8in(9.5cm) wide, 7 lobes; trusses of 15-18. Plant upright, rounded, well-branched; glossy leaves 6in(15.2cm) long. Charles Herbert, reg. 1976. [Photo by Dr. R. Gustafson]
3ft(.9m) -5F(-21C) ML Plant rounded, wider than tall; glossy, convex leaves with tan indumentum, held 3 years; new growth tomentose. Buds of light pink open to frilled white flowers with faint touch of pink at edges, chartreuse green dorsal spotting, 2.75in (7cm); spherical trusses of 20. C. Herbert, reg. 1979.
5ft(1.5in) -5F(-21C) ML Leaves 6.5in x 3in) (16.5cm x 7.6cm). Flowers 4in(10.2cm) across, white spotted deep chocolate on upper petal, 7-lobed, in trusses of 10. C. Herbert, reg. 1967.
Parentage is the same as Mary Fleming, except reversed
1ft(.3m) -5F(-21C) EM 3/3 Leaves of dark yellowish green, scaly beneath. Flower 1in(2.5cm) wide, 5-lobed, strong Neyron rose edges shading to yellowish white; terminal inflorescence of 8-10, each 3-5 flowered trusses. C. Herbert, reg. 1976.
OTHER HYBRIDS WHICH AREN'T REGISTERED
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Thank you to Sonja Nelson and the American Rhododendron Society for permission to use information from ARS Quarterly Bulletins.
Thank you to Laura Grant for researching the original records of the club in ARS archives.
Thank you to Tadeusz Dauksza for searching his archives of ARS bulletins for early information on the Valley Forge chapter and its founders.
Thank you to Eva Jackson for contributing information from the Valley Forge newsletter.
Thank you to Ted Stecki and Karel Bernady for contributing information on Charlie Herbert and the early years of the Valley Forge Chapter.
Thank you to Win Howe for contributing the list of Bronze Medal recipients and flower show records.
Thank you to Joan Warren for contributing the report of the Rhododendron Study Group and information on Chapter members.
Thank you to Helene Huber who drew the botanic sketches over the years.
Thank you to Henk Borsje, Bud Gehnrich, Dr. R. Gustafson, Randell Jesup, Sally Perkins, Jim Willhite, & Steve Henning for contributing pictures.
Thank you to Dr. Homer E. Salley and Harold Greer for compiling the pedigree of the hybrids made by the Valley Forge founders.
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