My general plan of action is to grow seedling hybrid rhododendrons in a field and, as they bloom, to select plants that show promise and transplant them to the display garden and watch them. These are selected seedlings. After some time, if a selected seedling seems to be particularly good, I’ll number it with a consecutive number with the prefix TT  (last 2 letters of my last name) and propagate a few, just in case the original plant dies. Over time, many of these numbered seedlings turn out not to be as good as I originally thought and they are discarded. You will notice large gaps in the consecutive numbering of the current list of numbered hybrids. Sometimes I will number a seedling right from the field row if it seems really special.

I have changed my plans to distribute not only my hybrids but any all-ready named plants to rhododendron enthusiasts. We now have a wonderful way to easily and cheaply propagate rhododendrons in the person of Kathy Van Veen at Van Veen Nurseries in Portland, Oregon. She will custom root rhododendrons for you for $2.00-$3.00 a cutting plus postage. I will send a cutting of any plant you see on my web site to Kathy. She will root it and send it (and the bill) directly to you. Please follow this proceedure: Call or e-mail Kathy and confirm what you want to do. e-mail me and tell me what cuttings you want sent. Cuttings are usually rooted from August to November or early December. I will send the cuttings to her and e-mail you what cuttings I have sent and ask you to reimburse the postage for the cuttings. Remember that most of the plants are young and only a small number of cuttings can be taken in a year.  If a plant does well in your garden over the ensuing years, and you think it is worth naming and registering, you are welcome to do so. If I register any of my seedlings, I’ll inform everyone via my web site so the same plant is not registered with different names by two people. I have been able to include pictures of a few of my hybrids.  I hope to have pictures of all of them in 2015.   Updated 3/15/15

Notes on ‘Norman Gill’. You will note that many of the crosses are the results of using pollen from ‘Norman Gill’.  I had noticed that ‘Anna’, a hybrid grown by Halfdan Lem from seed from England, was producing fantastic hybrids on the west coast.  I discovered that it was a hybrid of ‘Norman Gill’ x ‘Jean Marie’.  I decided to obtain a budded plant of ‘Norman Gill’ and use it in my hybridizing.  Not being very smart, I never looked up to see the color of ‘Norman Gill’ and when I received the plant, I didn’t take notice of the flower color!!!  The plant I received could not have been ‘Norman Gill’ as all of the hybrids using its pollen turned out red or very deep pink.  Also ‘Norman Gill’ does not produce pollen.  So the question is, what did I get?  I am guessing it was probably ‘Jean Marie’, but I don’t know that.  So everywhere you see the pollen parent is ‘Norman Gill’, it isn’t. It is the mystery plant.  6/12/12.  I have changed all the cross descriptions to “Unknown West Coast Red” but I can’t change the wording under the pictures.  11/21/13

4/6/15  After assessing my seedlings after a very difficult winter (-1 degree F.) I have discarded about 40 numbered plants because of leaf burn, leaf spotting (mainly yellows) or major die back of stems or outright death of the plants.  We had about 15 inches of snow cover during the cold period and them saved all of the plants under the snow and low growing branches that were under the snow.  But those plants with major damage  above the snow line are useless and I will cut them down,

There are several plants in the listing that I used as seed or pollen  parents that are not registered and you might not be familiar with them.  Here they are in no particular order: ‘Howard Kuhn’ – metternichii v. tsukushiam x (yak#6 x haemaleum)  This is a hybrid developed by Howard Kuhn. It is red and indumented.  Werner Brack kindly sent me some cuttings two years ago and they are rooted.  One little plant has a flower bud!  But buds on tiny plants like that usually do not bloom, but if it does I have several crosses to make next spring.  I don’t know how Howard got red from this cross as only 1/4 of its parents are red and both metternichii and yak are notorious for killing the red color in a cross.  See below for George Woodard’s cross of Annanouri x Howard Kuhn.  It is red but not indumented.  I plan to put Howard Kuhn on Anne Hardgrove x yak and one of the triploid yak x Jean Maries.  I know that is a long shot.   I also plan to put it on Meadowbrook to toughen up the seedlings, bring down the size of Meadowbrook and keep the sharp red color of Howard Kuhn.  Meadowbrook is an ironclad hybrid and thus has mauve in the flowers but it has quite a beautiful truss. ‘Annanouri’ – A registered Phipps hybrid that is pure red but leggy and not a good doer. Registered as (‘Britannia’ x discolor) but I think it is (‘Britannia’ x ‘Mars’).  It is so very red that I can’t believe it is half discolor.  Also the plant looks and behaves a lot like ‘Mars’ and Mr. Phipps had both plants and liked ‘Britannia’.

Annanouri x Howard Kuhn

Annanouri x Howard Kuhn

‘Annanouri’ x ‘Howard Kuhn’  A George Woodard cross.  I abbreviate this as AN x HK. See above for some info on Howard Kuhn.

Margolit

Margolit

‘Margolit’ –  A Nat Hess plant. Nat told me two stories about this plant at different times. Once he said he made the cross of  ‘Cavalcade’ x Hardy fortunei. ‘Cavalcade’ is ‘Essex Scarlet’ x griersonianum. Then later, he said the seed came from Hafdem Lem and Nat didn’t know its background. (Nat got a lot of seed from Lem.) It is flesh colored, perfect sphere of a truss and hardy to +5 F. It is the Hebrew spelling of Nat’s wife’s first name Margaret. There is a picture of it under “Named Rhododendron Hybrids” too. ‘Woodbench’ – This is an unknown Phipps hybrid growing growing next to a wooden bench in his garden.  Large truss, pink/yellow and very attractive. I thought that I had a plant of it but now I don’t think that I do.  The original plant is gone from the Phipps garden. Phipps 32 – This is the designation of the Phipps Evaluation Committee for a very good yellow hybrid in the Phipps garden.  It was later registered as ‘Phipps Yellow’.  Mr. Phipps listed it in his stud book as (yellow seedling x ‘Golden Star’). I am guessing that “yellow seedling” is: (Hardgrove Hicks yellow x ‘Naomi’) x ‘Crest’.  Hardgrove didn’t germinate his seed, but rather gave it to Paul Vossburg to germinate and transplant the seedlings into flats over the winter.  Paul would then sell the seedling back to Hardgrove in the spring.  If  Hardgrove didn’t have the money to purchase all of the seedlings, Paul was free to sell them to anyone.  That is how Hicks (a nursery on Long Island and where Paul worked before WWII) got the plants.  Mr. Phipps was a frequent visitor to the Hicks nursery and would have been aware of the Hardgrove seedlings growing there. ‘Bud’s Yellow’– [(‘Inca Gold’ x yak) x wardii 4170] x ‘Dexter Orange’ ‘Bob Schill’ – ‘Whitney Orange’ x ‘Golden Star’.  Sometimes called “WOGS”

‘Super Nova’ x ‘Very Berry’ GW

‘Super Nova’ x ‘Very Berry’  This is a George Woodard hybrid.  It must be a tetraploid as both parents are.  It is VERY striking.

Peter Faulk x Red Crown

Peter Faulk x Red Crown

‘Peter Faulk’ x ‘Red Crown’ A George Woodard cross that I have used frequently.  It is very impressive in the garden.

Here is the list of my numbered hybrids: (A”***” in front of the number indicates a plant that I think is especially noteworthy.)

TT1

TT1

TT1 – This is not my seedling. In 1964, Don Hardgrove decided to leave Long Island and move to Montana to run a hunting lodge there. He sold almost all of his rhododendrons to a New Jersey nurseryman named Ted Kordus. He did sell about 20 of his most selected and named plants to members of the NY & Conn. chapters of the ARS. Sid Burns told me about this, and his desire to purchase many of the selected plants. I traveled to the garden in May, just to see it before its break-up. The garden was about a half acre in size with tall oaks giving shade.Way off in a corner I saw a good yellow with a perfect truss. The plant was only 18″ high. I told Sid about the plant and he asked Don about it. Don had forgotten he even had the plant and as a little reward gave me the plant together with two rooted cuttings of it, saying that I should name it. I’ve grown it on all these years (the original plant died). The truss is a perfect sphere, 7 lobes, with a top flower and is a good yellow. It almost never sets seed. I was able to use it once in a hybrid, see TT145. (TT111 is an open pollenated seedling from it.) It’s enormous drawback is its plant habit. It is very leggy holding its leaves only one year. The flower will impress you. It roots very easily. There are some plants in the Mass. Chapter and I would be interested in learning how hardy it is for them. It is perfectly hardy for me, but that is not saying much. The plant was from a batch of 1954 seedlings (seed batch #152) of ‘Painted Star’ open pollenated. ‘Painted Star’ is ‘Meadowbrook’ x ‘Griercpy’. I am assuming that ‘Griercpy’  is griersonianum x campylocarpum. Since Don had a large number of yellow rhododendrons in his garden, I assume the pollen came from one of these as I don’t know how else he could have gotten such a yellow hybrid. Which yellow the pollen came from is up for conjecture, but I assume it was hardy fortunei x (dichroanthum x wardii) as he also had a lot of these in the garden.

TT10 = ‘Caroline’ x (Hardy Fortunei x ‘Loderi King George’)

TT10 – Cross 64-8 ‘Caroline’ x (hardy fortunei x ‘Loderei King George’) Pollen from Hardgrove plant. Seedling is mauve/pink, large flowers and fragrant. Major size plant.

TT45Unknown.-Open-pollenated-seed-from-Hardgrove-plant-in-1964-Firemusic-x-Venator

TT45 {(maximum x haematodes) x ‘Firemusic’} x ?.

***TT45 – Cross 64-16 {(maximum x haematodes) x ‘Firemusic’} x ?. Open pollenated in Don Hardgrove’s garden in the spring of 1964. Seed picked off plant Sid Burns purchased from Hardgrove. ‘Firemusic’ is ‘Venator’ x dichroanthum. Seedling is white with pink/red picotee on the edge of the flower. Smallish flowers. Original plant was  leggy but rooted cuttings grow into good looking plants. Sterile with no pollen.  Flower buds are quite round. Seven lobes to the flower. 2014 I picked two enormous seed pods off this and planted the seed.

TT52

TT52 – ‘Jean Marie de Montague’ x (‘Glass White’ x orbiculare) Seed from ARS seed Exchange #67/305. I don’t believe parents. Looks like a yak hybrid. Dense growing, white flower, not much different from many other yak hybrids.

TT60 – 72-58 ‘Mars’ x ‘Gill’s Crimson’. Very red flowers, but leggy. Flowers are small. Blooms quite early in the spring. Plant is 7′ high and is interesting covered with tufts of red, but is not worth propagating.

TT64 = ‘Anne Hardgrove’ x Yak

TT64 – ‘Anne Hardgrove’ x yakushimanum. ‘Anne Hardgrove’ is ‘C.P. Raffill x ‘Moser’s Maroon’. Seedling picked up the legginess from ‘Anne Hardgrove’ but does hold its leaves 4 years. Pink flowers. ‘Anne Hardgrove’ blooms very late in the season. When Sid Burns saw my seedlings, he decided to force ‘Anne Hardgrove’ to bloom early in his greenhouse and use yakushimanum as the seed parent to see if the seed parent affected the offspring. It did.

TT68 – Cross 71-24  ‘Helen Everitt’ x ‘Nestucca’. Large white truss.

TT71 ‘Anne Hardgrove’ x yakushimanum

TT71 – ‘Anne Hardgrove’ x yakushimanum. (See TT64 and TT 99 which are sister seedlings.) This is quite a lovely plant when it first blooms. It is more or  less compact with vivid salmon flowers. Then  it fades all the way to white by the time it is finished. Some people thank that is great. Ralph Potente named this plant in honor of his wife, ‘Jean Potente’. Small truss. 4/2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT76 = Mars x Gill’s Crimson

TT76 –  Cross 72-58 ‘Mars’ x ‘Gill’s Crimson’.   Sister seedling of TT77 and TT60. The earliest to bloom but not worth propagating.

TT77 – Cross 72-58 ‘Mars’ x ‘Gill’s Crimson’. Last to bloom. See TT76 and TT60. The flower is very similar to TT76 except TT77 blooms 8 or 9 days later than TT76. Not worth propagating.

TT78 Meadowbrook x (Jean Marie x Grosclaude)

TT78 Meadowbrook x (Jean Marie x Grosclaude)

TT78 – ‘Meadowbrook’ x (‘Jean Marie de Montague’ x ‘Grosclaude’) Best new hybrid, 1984 ARS Show. Large red truss with large caylix, almost hose-in-hose. I’ve used it frequently in hybridizing. Leggy plant. Color is better than the picture indicates.

TT80 – strigillosum x metternichii. I think I received the seed from Jack Rosenthal. He was very interested in strigillosum. This is quite red. The original plant is dead but I have a few rooted cuttings that have not yet bloomed.

TT81 = (adenopodum x metternichii) x degronianum AE

TT81 – Cross 68-3 (adenopodum x metternichii) x degronianum AE.  Sid Burns had the seed parent from Joe Gable. I had gotten the pollen parent from the West Coast as very special favor from someone, maybe Mrs. Berry. I still have the degronianum AE which is very dwarf, probably 24″ in diameter now.  TT81 is a wonderful, dense, lightly indumented, compact plant that holds it leaves 3 or 4 years and is loaded with quite large, pink flowers early in the spring. It blooms with ‘Taurus’ which kills it for TT81. No one looks at TT81 when you can look at Taurus!

TT82

TT82 = ‘Helen Everitt’ x pseudochrysanthum

***TT82 – Cross 74-23 ‘Helen Everitt’ x pseudochrysanthum. Large white flower, strong grower, good looking plant.

TT 83 (Glass White x fabia) x Phipps 32

TT 83 = (Glass White x fabia) x Phipps 32

TT83 – Cross 81-3 (‘Glass White’ x ‘Fabia’) x Phipps 32. The seed plant was one of the basic crosses Hardgrove made and has a lot more color than you would excect but does have a relatively small flower. I have not noticed it flower lately so I can’t comment other than to say that I originally said it was very yellow.  1/2014-  I don’t think that I still have the plant. 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT86 = ‘Scintillation’ x ‘Sappho’

TT86 – ‘Scintillation’ x ‘Sappho’. Leggy with a lovely blotched flower. Light mauve with blotch. Roots easily. See also TT98, sister seedling.  TT98 is much more impressive. 2014 I cut it down as the plant became ugly.

TT87  Degronianum PF x Nestucca

TT87 Degronianum PF x Nestucca

TT87 – degronianum PF x ‘Nestucca’. (“PF” stands for Planting Fields).  The degronianum is the plant purchased from Don Hardrove in 1964 and is still growing at Planting Fields. Globose white flower in tight truss. Good floiage, good plant habit. Light indumentum. Missing top flower in truss. 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT89 – ‘Mars’ x ‘Jean Marie de Montague’. Bob Furman mentioned to me that this cross gave good reds, so I decided to try it.  He was right! Several seedlings of the cross turned out to be great reds. I’ve numbered a couple. See alsoTT158,  TT100 & TT97, sister seedlings.  (*** dropped 11/13)

TT90 – ‘Vulcan’s Flame’ x (yakushimanum x ‘Mars’). ARS seed exchange seed lot# 75-534. Perfect pink truss.

TT91 – This is an original Dexter plant that Sam Everitt had from Dexter.  He gave cuttings of it to Nat Hess and Sid Burns and I got a cutting from Sid. Very fragrant light pink with a griffithianum look to the truss with a turned-back top petal. I informally call it ‘Sam Everitt’ and used it alot. Gets petal blight.  Never registered.

TT92 = ‘Little Susie Q’

***TT92 – Probably (‘Scintillation’ x ‘Inamoratta’) x Hardgrove yellow. A beautiful plant all year round with cream flowers.  Named by someone else ‘Little Susie Q’.  I don’t know where they got the “Little” from as it is anything  but little.  You take a chance when someone else names one of your plants.

TT95

TT95 = yakushimanum Exbury x degronianum Planting Fields

TT95 – yakushimanum Exbury x degronianum Planting Fields. I have many plants of this cross and I numbered this clone when I first saw it because of the foliage, which is great and the perfect white truss. I have at least three other plants from this cross that could be numbered but I don’t think the world needs another yak-like white rhododendron.

TT96

TT96

TT96 – I am not sure of the parents. I have one tag on the plant that says ‘Annanouri’ open pollinated and another that says ‘C.P.Raffill’ x ‘Moser’s Maroon’ from H. Lem that I got from Nat Hess. All I can say is that it sure is red. To make things more interesting, Hardgrove also made the ‘C.P.Raffill’ x Moser’s Maroon’ cross (‘Anne Hardgrove’) and had a lot of seedlings of the cross and Nat Hess was friendly with Hardgrove. Leggy growth habit.  I have used it in hybridizing for red flowers. 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT97 Mars x Jean Marie

TT97 Mars x Jean Marie

TT97 – ‘Mars’ x ‘The Honorable Jean Marie de Montague’. I keep forgetting to put “The Honorable” in front of “Jean Marie etc” so forgive me. See also sister seedlings TT89, TT100 and  TT158. All nice reds.  TT97 is difficult to root and is open growing, but it is sure red. 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT98 Scintillation x Sappho

TT98 Scintillation x Sappho

TT98 – ‘Scintillation’ x ‘Sappho’. See also TT86 a sister seedling. TT98 is, to my eye, a nicer color flower, still with a blotch.  Enormous flower on an enormous plant.  Not for the small garden.  Very vigerous grower. Not for the small garden.

TT99 - Anne Hardgrove x yak

TT99 – Anne Hardgrove x yak

TT99 – ‘Anne Hardgrove’ x yakushumanum.  Opens hot pink and fades to light pink.  Good looking foliage.

TT 100

TT 100 = ‘Mars’ x ‘The Honorable Jean Marie de Montague’

TT100 – ‘Mars’ x ‘The Honorable Jean Marie de Montague’. The last of this cross to be numbered. As with the others, a very nice red. See also TT97 and TT89. *** removed 5/13 as it only holds 1 year’s leaves and is getting leggy.

TT101 Schlaijker Yellow x 32

TT101 ‘Schlaijker Yellow’ x ‘Phipps 32’

TT101 – Cross 81-2  ‘Schlaijer Yellow’ x ‘Phipps 32’.  ‘Schlaijker Yellow’ is a yellow seedling Dorothy Schlaijker purchased from Hardgrove. Hardgrove called it his deepest yellow and that is probably true.  It suffers from a lax truss with no top flower in the truss.  But for color, it is a very strong yellow.  Hardgrove saw this in 1958 and here, 50 years later, and we don’t have a yellow that is any stronger shade of yellow.  It was Hardgrove’s selection H62-3: hardy fortunei x (wardii x dichroanthum).  See also TT103and TT104, sister seedlings. Picture shows truss form.  Actual color is much better than shown.

TT102 – Cross 72-67 ‘Yaku Dawn’ x strigillosum. Seed from Jack Rosenthal. Deep pink, open growing.  Not 100% sure of parents.

TT103 – 81-2 ‘Schlaijker Yellow’ x ‘Phipps 32’ Good yellow, leggy. Good truss, large flower, medium yellow.  See also TT101 and TT104,  sister seedlings.

TT104 – ‘Schlaijker Yellow’ x ‘Phipps 32’. Good yellow with a large flower. I used this in many crosses but now it is gone from the garden. See Named Hybrids for info about the parents.

TT105 – Cross 81-4. 71-13 x ‘Phipps 32’. 71-13 = (‘Scintillation’ x ‘Inamorata’ x Hardgrove yellow. Hardgrove Yellow = probably hardy fortunei x (dichroanthum x wardii). Not a bad yellow, but leggy. Original plant dead but I have a couple of rooted cuttings from it.

TT111

TT111 = TT1 open pollenated

TT111 – TT1 open pollenated.  One of the very few seedlings from TT1. Good color yellow, large flower  but leggy. TT113 – Pink Carolina x Paul’s Pink Muchronulatum open pollenated. Semi deciduous with red/purple flowers. Roots easily. Somewhat attractive in early spring.

TT115 – GiGi x Debutant. Debutant is ‘Mars x yak’ unregistered. Luminous pink, major size plant. Picture shows truss form but color is much better.

TT116= (Jean Marie x yak) x Grand Slam

TT116= (‘Jean Marie’ x yak) x ‘Grand Slam’

TT116 – (‘Jean Marie’ x yak) x ‘Grand Slam’. Only one seed from this cross germanated. Looks like a polyploid. Pink.  Looks like ‘Trudy Webster’ but is definately a seedling.

TT117 = Aprixcott Fantasy  x Martha Phipps

TT117 = Apricott Fantasy x Martha Phipps

***TT117 – ‘Apricot Fantasy’ x ‘Martha Phipps’. Very strong yellow. One of my best yellows. A little open growing. Sister of TT120 & TT122. *** added 5/15

TT118

TT118

***TT118 – TT105 x TT104 Cross 91-59. Very large yellow. More yellow than the picture. Open growing.  *** removed 5/2014. *** added 5/2016 

TT119= Mrs. Howard Phipps x Phipps 51

TT119= Mrs. Howard Phipps x Phipps 51

TT119 – ‘Mrs. Howard Phipps’ x Phipps 51. A very strong, vigerous plant with a large white truss.  Phipps 51 has probably the largest truss of the Phipps hybrids and ‘Mrs. Howard Phipps’ is a very strong plant with a hot pink flower. Original plant got smacked by the 2010 drought. Color in photo is not correct. 2/2015 I am fearful that the plant is gone. 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT120 – Apricot Fantasy x Martha Phipps. Sister of TT117 & TT122. Large apricot hose-in-hose flower.

TT121 – Anne Hardgrove x TT97. Large red flower. 5/13 especially nice. ***added 5/13  2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT122 Apricot Fantasy x Martha Phipps

TT122 Apricot Fantasy x Martha Phipps

TT122 – ‘Apricot Fantasy’ x ‘Martha Phipps’.  Yellow. Sister of TT117 & TT120. Large flower, good color. Gets leggy as it ages. 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT123= TT104 x TT105

TT123= TT104 x TT105

TT123-  TT104 x TT105  Very large velvety yellow flower. 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT124 = ‘Margolit’ x ‘Phipps 32’

TT124 – ‘Margolit’ x ‘Phipps 32’. Round truss, good yellow. Getting leggy.

TT126= TT105 x TT104

TT126= TT105 x TT104

TT126 – TT105 x TT104. = (‘Schlaijker yellow’ x ‘Phipps 32’) x (‘Mary Guthlein’ x ‘Phipps 32’). Good yellow vigorous plant. Flower color is better than picture. 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT127 ‘Apricot Fantasy’ x ‘Janet Blair’  I have not seen it in several years but should be quite good.

TT129 – TT97 x Unknown West Coast Red.    Sharp pink.

TT131=TT97 x Unknown West Coast Red

TT131=TT97 x Unknown West Coast Red

***TT131 – TT97 x Unknown West Coast Red. Bright red. Much blast winter of 03-04, no foliage damage.  Has better color than shown in picture. TT132 – TT96 x (‘Vulcan ‘x ‘Jean Marie’) Good red lax truss.

TT133 = ‘Parker’s Pink’ x ‘Martha Phipps’

TT133 – ‘Parker’s Pink’ x ‘Martha Phipps’.  Light pink, big truss. Bud blast & leaf burn winter of 03/04 but when it blooms with a full truss it is an eye catcher. Original plant has leaf burn after 2010/2011 winter. Won Breeder’s Cup at the 2012 New York Chapter early show on 4/21/12. 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

***TT134 – ‘Bob Schill’ x Phipps 32. Jack Rosenthal cross. Good yellow. not sure that I still have any plants of this number. (*** added 5/13)

TT135= Janet Blair x (Margolit x Woodbench)

TT135= ‘Janet Blair’ x (‘Margolit’ x ‘Woodbench’)

***TT135 – Cross 94-13  ‘Janet Blair’ x (‘Margolit’ x’ Woodbench’).  Peach/cream, perfect truss, very impressive.  ‘Janet Blair’ certainly throws beautiful offspring.

TT136='Janet Blair' x Phipps 94

TT136=’Janet Blair’ x Phipps 94

TT136 – ‘Janet Blair’ x Phipps 94. yellow/pink. Picture shows truss characteristics but not true color.

TT - 137 Mars x Jean Marie

TT – 137 Mars x Jean Marie

TT137 – ‘Mars’ x ‘Jean Marie’. Cross 78-22. Large red flower. Open growing. Much blast spring of 2009.

TT138 = 91-48 TT94 x Phipps 85

TT138 = 91-48 TT94 x Phipps 85

TT138 Cross 91-48. TT94 x Phipps 8 Large red/pink

TT139 = 'Parker's Pink' x 'Martha Phipps'

TT139 = ‘Parker’s Pink’ x ‘Martha Phipp

TT139 – ‘Parker’s Pink’ x ‘Martha Phipps’. Good pink, beautiful plant. What would expect from these two parents? Petal bleight in 2004.  Much blast in 2005.  Spectacular in 2007, 2008 & 2009. ‘***’ dropped 5/15 Too open growing

TT140= TT105 x TT104

TT140= TT105 x TT104

TT140 – Cross 91-59. TT105 x TT104.  Good yellow. Sister of TT182.  Very impressive  2014, very large flat flower.

***TT141 – TT84 x Gold Medal. Medium Yellow. Very large flower.  Holds leaves two years.

TT142 'Glow Light' x 'Ring of Fire'

TT142 ‘Glow Light’ x ‘Ring of Fire’

TT142 -Cross 92-19.  ‘Glow Light’ x ‘Ring of Fire’. Yellow with red picotee.  Missing top flower in truss. Open growing. From a distance, looks orange. See description of ‘Glow Light’ under “Rhododendron Hybrids”.Original plant died summer of 2014.  ‘***’ dropped 5/15 Too open growing.   Still great color.

TT143  TT97 X Phipps 51

TT143 TT97 X Phipps 51

TT143 – cross 96-34  TT97 x Phipps 51.  Big pink truss, good foliage.  Phipps 51 produces the largest trusses of all the Phipps plants.

TT144= Sappho OP

TT144= Sappho OP

TT144 – Open pollenated seed from ‘Sappho’ growing at Nat Hess’ garden. Light pink with gold blotch.  Holds leaves 3 years. Open growing plant.

TT145 (TT1 x DCL) x 32

TT145 (TT1 x DCL) x 32

***TT145 – (TT1 x DCL) x Phipps 32. DCL=dichroanthum x clorops x lacteum. Yellow with red flower buds during winter. The “DCL” came from Ray Kruse. Very good plant. Picture shows truss form.  Actual color is much yellower. TT146 – (‘Apricot Fantasy’ x Phipps 32) x (‘Margolit’ x ‘Woodbench’).  Medium yellow. Every year my notes say “very good”.

TT147 = 'Dick's Big Red' =

TT147 = ‘Dick’s Big Red’ =TT78 x ‘Jean Marie’

TT147 – TT78 x ‘Jean Marie’. Cross 88-22. Informally called Dick’s Big Red. I made the cross and germinated the seed. Because of no room in my garden, I gave the seedlings to George Woodard to grow and he selected this one. After I took some cuttings a truck ran over the original plant and killed it. It roots easily.  Color is better than picture indicates. Getting leggy. *** removed 5/13 Getting too leggy.

TT148='Margolit' x 'Marybelle'

TT148=’Margolit’ x ‘Marybelle’

TT148 – ‘Margolit’ x ‘Marybelle’. Good plant habit. Color midway between the two parents.  Ball shaped truss. *** removed 5/13.

TT149 = TT92 x 'Gate Cream'

TT149 = TT92 x ‘Gate Cream’

***TT149 – TT92 x ‘Gate Cream’. Pink/white. Compact plant, fragrant. Sister of TT150. See description of ‘Gate Cream’ under “Named Rhodo Hybrids”. *** removed 5/13 *** added 2015

TT150 - TT02 x Gate Cream

TT150 – TT02 x Gate Cream

TT150 – TT92 x ‘Gate Cream’. Sister of TT149. Pink, large flower.

TT152

TT152 = ‘Sam Everitt’ x ‘Martha Phipps’

TT152 – ‘Sam Everitt’ x ‘Martha Phipps’. Pink/white, compact plant, large flowers, fragrant.

TT153 = TT153 = 'Parker's Pink' x Unknown West Coasst Red

TT153 = ‘Parker’s Pink’ x Unknown West Coasst Red

TT153 – ‘Parker’s Pink’ x Unknown West Coast Red.   Early hot pink. Good truss.

TT154 – ((TT97 x (‘Mars’ x ‘Elizabeth’)) x (‘Whitney Red’ x ‘Summatra’). Low growing, red. Winter 02/03 some blast. Large red flowers.  Repends habit and does not like hot weather. Produces fall flowers.

TT155 = ‘Parker’s Pink’ x ‘Norman Gill’

TT155 – Cross 92-11.  ‘Parker’s Pink’ x Unknown West Coast Red. Strong red, open growing. One of the best reds.  No, I don’t know how I got a cherry red from this cross.  I hope I didn’t get the seed mixed up.  The color is much better than the picture indicates. (*** dropped 5/13).

TT157 =  ('Scintillation' x 'Indiana') x 'Snow's Red'

TT157 = (‘Scintillation’ x ‘Indiana’) x ‘Snow’s Red’

TT157 = Jack Rosenthal cross. Bright Red. Open growing. Holds leaves 2 years. Many fall flowers 2009, 2010 and 2011. 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT158  Mars x Jean Marie

TT158 = ‘Mars’ x ‘Jean Marie’

***TT158 – ‘Mars’ x ‘Jean Marie’. Full truss luminescent, sharp red.  Color in picture is off.

TT162 = (‘Gertrude Saxe’ x ‘Senor Melton’)

TT162 – (‘Gertrude Saxe’ x ‘Senor Melton’) x ‘Blue Ridge’. George Woodard cross in 1999. Very floriferous. Blue, compact. Roots easily.

TT163

TT163 = Phipps 27 x (‘Golden Star’ x Phipps 32)

TT163 – Cross 93-10.  Phipps 27 x (‘Golden Star’ x Phipps 32).  Phipps 27 is also called “Cat Walk” and is an original Dexter seedling. Fragrant yellow, no blast or winter damage.  Won breeder’s cup at 5/2009 NY ARS show. (*** dropped 5/13)

 

TT164

TT164 – Unknown seedling.  1988 cross. Wonderful habit, pink flowers.  Long narrow leaves.  Good garden plant.  No top flower in truss,  thus will never win in a show.

TT165 = TT92 x 'Gate Cream;'

TT165 = TT92 x ‘Gate Cream;’

***TT165 – TT92 x ‘Gate Cream’. large flowers, medium yellow. Large flowers but no top flower in truss. Beautiful garden plant.

TT166= 'Parker's Pink' x 'Martha Phipps'  AKA 'Margaret S. Coe'

TT166= ‘Parker’s Pink’ x ‘Martha Phipps’ AKA ‘Margaret S. Coe’

***TT166 – ‘Parker’s Pink’ x ‘Martha Phipps’. Large, round truss, pink/yellow/light pink. Registered as ‘Margret S. Coe’ by Planting Fields. Color is much better than the picture indicates.

TT167= TT97 x West Coast Red

TT167= TT97 x West Coast Red

TT167 = TT97 x Unknown West Coast Red. Hot pink, large truss.

TT168

TT168 = ‘Acclaim’ x ‘Martha Phipps’

TT168 – Cross 91-10.  ‘Acclaim’ x ‘Martha Phipps’. Red/pink, compact plant, round truss. Good plant habit. 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT169 = ‘Sam Everitt’ x ‘Martha Phipps’

TT169 – ‘Sam Everitt’ x ‘Martha Phipps’. Large pink/white. *** removed 5/13 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT170 = TT97 x West Coast Red

***TT170 – TT97 x Unknown West Coast Red. Large red. Good plant habit. Narrow leaves. One of the best reds. another good red from the unknown west coast red. Breeder’s cup NY show 5/13

TT171= ('Parker's Pink' x 'Schaijker Yellow') x 'Martha Phipps'                            SchlaijkerYellow AKA Hardgrove's deepest yellow

TT171= (‘Parker’s Pink’ x ‘Schaijker Yellow’) x ‘Martha Phipps’
SchlaijkerYellow AKA Hardgrove’s deepest yellow

***TT171 – Cross 91-39.  (‘Parker’s Pink’ x ‘Schlaijker Yellow’) x ‘Martha Phipps’.  Many flowers, perfect truss, pink/yellow.  Beautiful garden plant.

 

TT172 = ‘Hotei’ x Phipps 56

TT172 – ‘Hotei’ x Phipps 56.   Bob Schill cross. Very yellow. No spots on leaves. Open growing. Holds leaves 1 year.  I’m not sure that I still have it.

TT174

TT174= TT97 x West Coast Red

TT174 – TT97 x West Coast Red. Perfect truss. Hot pink. TT175 – Jean Marie x Barbara Cooke. ARS seed exchange seed. Pat Walten made the cross.  Dense growing. Many pink flowers. Sister of TT181. *** removed 5/13

TT176 – ‘Gertrude Saxe’ open pollenated. Red/pink. No blast after bad winter.  Seed parent Pink carolinianum x ‘Paul’s Hot Pink’ muchronulatum and is sterile.  I look for seed every year on it and in 1999 got one seed to germinate.  Plant is semi-deciduous.  (*** dropped 5/13)

TT177 – Cross 91-57.  ‘Scintillation’ x ‘Sam Everitt’.  White, fragrant, 3″ flower.

TT178 = TT97 x West Coast Red

TT178 = TT97 x West Coast Red

TT178 – TT97 x Unknown West Coast Red. Scarlet red, Full truss.  Slow growing.2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

 

TT179 = (‘Margolit’ x ‘Martha Phipps’) x ‘Honeyglow’

TT179 – Cross 92-6  (‘Margolit’ x ‘Martha Phipps’) x ‘Honeyglow’. Light salmon.

TT180 = Martha Phipps x Sam Everitt

TT180 = ‘Martha Phipps’ x ‘Sam Everitt’

 

TT180 – ‘Martha Phipps’ x ‘Sam Everitt’. Large salmon truss. Open growing.

TT181='Jean Marie' x 'Barbara Cooke'  Seed from Pat Walton

TT181=’Jean Marie’ x ‘Barbara Cooke’ Seed from Pat Walton

***TT181 – ‘Jean Marie’ x ‘Barbara Cooke’. (‘Barbara Cooke’ is ‘Goldsworth Yellow’ x ‘Mary Belle’).  ARS seed exchange. Pat Walten made cross. Hot pink, beautiful plant. Sister of  TT175.

TT182 – Cross 91-59.  TT105 x TT104.  Sister of TT140. Very large yellow flowers, little blast, no leaf damage. I’m not sure if I still have it.

TT183 -Cross 91-57.   ‘Scintillation’ x ‘Sam Everitt’. Pink, formal truss, no blast good plant habit. Truss not enormous but large compared to the leaves. TT184 – Cross 91-57.  ‘Scintillation’ x ‘Sam Everitt’.  Light mauve/ pink, full formal truss, good plant.

TT185 TT97 x West Coast Red

TT185 TT97 x West Coast Red

TT185 – TT97 x Unknown West Coast Redll’. Perfect red color, orange tint. Low growing. One of the best reds. Color is much better than picture indicates. TT186 – ‘Whitney Orange’ x (‘Dumper Yellow’ x Phipps 32).  Jack Rosenthal cross. Orange/yellow, 2 1/2″ flowers. Full truss. 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT187- TT105 x TT104

TT187- TT105 x TT104

TT187 – TT105 x TT104. Medium yellow. Very large flowers. Very nice.  Open growing. 3/2015 Crossed with ‘Vinecrest’ created rh ‘Ann’s Canary’ hybridized by Allan Glassman.  Reported in winter 2015 edition of Am Rhod Soc Journal

TT188 – Cross 99-2. (‘Peter Faulk’ x ‘Red Crown’) x (‘Annanouri x ”Howard Kuhn’).   Seed parent is probably George Woodard’s best red and pollen parent is semi dwarf red. The seedling is only 4 years old, so it is hard to talk about plant size, but it is certainly red.

TT189 = 91-40  'Acclaim' x 'Martha Phipps'

TT189 = 91-40 ‘Acclaim’ x ‘Martha Phipps’

TT189 – Cross 91-40: ‘Acclaim’ x ‘Martha Phipps’.  Pink/red, large flowers

 

TT190 = ‘Shlaijker yellow’ x Phipps 32

TT190 – Cross 81-2. ‘Schlaijker Yellow’ x Phipps 32. Has been in the garden 14 years and every year a nice early yellow (5/7/05). Very little bud blast after a bad winter. Better color than picture indicates.

 

TT191 = ‘Acclaim’ x ‘Martha Phipps’

TT191 – ‘Acclaim’ x ‘Martha Phipps’.  Big heavy pink truss. TT192 – Cross 03-16.  (‘Annanouri x ‘Howard Kuhn”) x [(TT96 x (‘Vulcan’ x ‘Jean Marie’)]. Almost black flowers. You either love it or hate it. Very small plant had 1 truss on 5/12/05. Looks like it will be a large plant.

TT193

TT193 = ‘Apricot Fantasy’ x ‘Martha Phipps’

TT193 – ‘Apricot Fantasy’ x ‘Martha Phipps’. Original plant dead from drought in 2005. Have a few rooted cuttings though. Very impressive flower. Yellow with red flair. Leggy. Bloomed 5/15/05.

TT194 = ‘Scintillation’ x ‘Martha Phipps’

TT194 – Cross 90-25.  ‘Scintillation’ x ‘Martha Phipps’. White with red flare! The flair came from ‘Scintillation’, but where did the white color come from?  ‘***’ dropped 5/15 Too open growing. Still a great truss.

TT195= ('Scintillation' x '1000 Butterflies') x ('Margolit' x 'Martha) seed by GW 10/99

TT195= (‘Scintillation’ x ‘1000 Butterflies’) x (‘Margolit’ x ‘Martha) seed by GW 10/99

TT195 – (‘Scintillation’ x ‘1000 Butterflies’) x (‘Margolit’ x ‘Martha Phipps’). Seed from George Woodard 10/99. Large, many flowered truss. Pink with flare, perfect truss form.  No flowers in 2008. Small truss. 4/2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

 

TT196 = ‘Whitestone’ x ‘Dexter’s Spice’

TT196 – ‘Whitestone’ x ‘Dexter’s Spice’. This is a very nice white. Large, tall truss. No blast after bad winter. Hose in hose. Bloomed 5/17/05. Fast grower.  I can’t find the plant.

TT197 – (Vulcan’s Flame x Margolit  Orange pink.

TT198 – Unknown yellow.  Nice but not great.

TT199='Whitestone' x ('Dumper Yellow' x Phipps 32)

TT199=’Whitestone’ x (‘Dumper Yellow’ x Phipps 32)

TT199 – ‘Whitestone’ x (‘Dumper Yellow’ x Phipps 32) Double light yellow, very bad habit. I will graft on ‘Cunningham’s White’ to see if I can improve the habit.

 

TT200 = ‘Scintillation’ x ‘Mars’

TT200 –  Cross 80-41: ‘Scintillation’ x ‘Mars’. Good truss form but not a good color. Blue/red.

TT201

TT201 = ‘Janet Blair’ x (‘Margolit’ x ‘Woodbench’)

 

TT201 – Cross 94-13. ‘Janet Blair’ x (‘Margolit’ x ‘Woodbench’) . Full bloom on 6/5/05. Cream, no blast. 12/2014 Plant looks terrible.  Very leggy, discard.

TT202('Peter Faulk' x 'Red Crown') x ("Annanouri x 'Howard Kuhn')

TT202 = (‘Peter Faulk’ x ‘Red Crown’) x (“Annanouri x ‘Howard Kuhn’)

TT202-('Peter Faulk' x 'Red Crown') x ('Annanouri' x 'Howard Kuhn')

TT202 = (‘Peter Faulk’ x ‘Red Crown’) x (‘Annanouri’ x ‘Howard Kuhn’)

 

***TT202 – (‘Peter Faulk’ x ‘Red Crown’) x (“Annanouri x ‘Howard Kuhn’) Sister of  TT220.

TT203: {Apricot Fantasy Phipps 32) x (Margolit x Woodbench)} x Apricot Fantasy x Bud's Yellow x max rose x Bob Bovee x yak x lacteum}

TT203: {Apricot Fantasy Phipps 32) x (Margolit x Woodbench)} x Apricot Fantasy x Bud’s Yellow x max rose x Bob Bovee x yak x lacteum}

 

TT203 – Cross 00-15. {(‘Apricot Fantasy’ x Phipps 32) x (‘Margolit’ x ‘Woodbench’)} x {(‘Apricot Fantasy’ x ‘Bud’s Yellow’ x ‘Max Rose’ x ‘Bob Bovee’ x Yak x lacteum)} Pollen from George Woodard. Very good yellow. Large caylx, no blast.  Leggy. Bloomed 5/4/06

TT204 – ‘Senorita Cherie’ x ‘Brola’ Pollen name in question. Very red, bad foliage, no blast. Someone sent me the seed. Bloomed 5/8/06.  2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT205= 'Scintillation' x 'Sam Everitt'

TT205= ‘Scintillation’ x ‘Sam Everitt’

TT205 'Scintillation' x 'Sam Everitt'

TT205 ‘Scintillation’ x ‘Sam Everitt’

 

TT205 – ‘Scintillation’ x ‘Sam Everitt’.   Spectacular blue/ pink. Full truss. Covered with flowers, slightly fragrant. Bloomed 5/15/06. *** removed 5/13

TT206='King of Shrubs' x 'Veluptuous'

TT206  = ‘King of Shrubs’ x ‘Veluptuous’

TT 206

TT 206 = ‘King of Schrubs’ x ‘Veluptuous’

 

 

TT206 – ‘King of Shrubs’ x ‘Veluptuous’.   Perfect truss, green/yellow/pink flower. Very different.  Bloomed 5/21/06.

TT208 = 'Jean Marie' x 'Wardance'

TT208 = ‘Jean Marie’ x ‘Wardance’

TT208 – ‘Jean Marie’ x ‘Wardance’.   Seed from Dave Leach which he received from Australia. Good red, many flowers, open growing. Bloomed  5/25/06  2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT209 = 'Anne Hardgrove' x TT97

TT209 = ‘Anne Hardgrove’ x TT97

***TT209 – Cross 91-62,’Anne Hardgrove’ x TT97.  Very large red truss. Foliage good. Bloomed  5/29/06  ***added 5/13

TT210 – TT97 x Norman Gill Sister of TT131 but much larger flower. Low growing. 5/29/06

TT211 – {(‘Apricot Fantasy’ x Phipps 32) x (‘Margolit’ x ‘Woodbench’)} x ‘Appricot Fantasy’ x ‘Bud’s Yellow’ x ‘Max Roseum’ x ‘Bob Bovee’ x yak x 32. Pollen from George Woodard. Very yellow/golden. Too young to see growth character.  Bloomed 5/29/06.  Original plant dead.  I have two rooted cuttings.

TT212 =  'Helen Everitt' x Phipps 128

TT212 = ‘Helen Everitt’ x Phipps 128

TT212 – Cross 88-83. ‘Helen Everitt’ x Phipps 128. White, perfect truss. Blooms same time as Cat Album. Large leaves, large plant. Quite hardy. 6/5/06

TT213 = 'Marybelle' x 'Skipper' x yak x Phipps 32 x 'Viennese Waltz' x 'Gosh Darn'

TT213 = ‘Marybelle’ x ‘Skipper’ x yak x Phipps 32 x ‘Viennese Waltz’ x ‘Gosh Darn’

TT213 – ‘Marybelle’ x ‘Skipper’ x yak x Phipps 32 x ‘V. Waltz’ x ‘Gosh Darn’ George Woodard seed. good yellow but small flowers. ***added 5/13  ‘***’ dropped 5/15 Too open growing

TT214 = Whitestone Open Pollenated

TT214 = Whitestone Open Pollenated

TT214 – ‘Whitestone’ open pollinated. Looks just like ‘Whitestone’ except pure white. Open growing.

TT215 = 'Margolit' x 'Sam Everitt'

TT215 = ‘Margolit’ x ‘Sam Everitt’

***TT215 – ‘Margolit’ x ‘Sam Everitt’  Peach/pink. Top petal reflexed. No blast. ***added 5/13 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT216 = 'Margolit' x '(Pacific Gold' x Phipps 32)

TT216 = ‘Margolit’ x ‘(Pacific Gold’ x Phipps 32)

TT216 – ‘Margolit’ x (‘Pacific Gold’ x Phipps 32)  Strong yellow. Small truss. 4/2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT217 =  'Parker's Pink' x 'Martha Phipps'

TT217 = ‘Parker’s Pink’ x ‘Martha Phipps’

TT217 – ‘Parker’s Pink’ x ‘Martha Phipps’.  Medium pink.

TT219='Marybelle' x 'Skipper' x (Yak x Phipps 32) x 'Viennese Waltz' x 'Gosh Darn'

TT219=’Marybelle’ x ‘Skipper’ x (Yak x Phipps 32) x ‘Viennese Waltz’ x ‘Gosh Darn’

TT219 – ‘Marybelle’ x ‘Skipper’ x (yak x Phipps 32) x ‘Viennese. Waltz’ x ‘Gosh Darn’. George Woodard Cross. Red & White Picotee. Seems to be tetraploid. 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT220 = ('Peter Faulk' x 'Red Crown') x ('Annanouri' x 'Howard Kuhn')

TT220 = (‘Peter Faulk’ x ‘Red Crown’) x (‘Annanouri’ x ‘Howard Kuhn’)

***TT220 – ‘Peter Faulk’ x ‘Red Crown’ x (‘Annanouri’ x ‘Howard Kuhn’) 6″ truss, very red. Poor plant habit. (*** added 5/14

TT221= 'Sam Everitt' x 'Martha Phipps'

TT221= ‘Sam Everitt’ x ‘Martha Phipps’

TT221 – ‘Sam Everitt’ x ‘Martha Phipps’.   Pink/mauve, covered with flowers no blast, no burn Bloomed 5/10/08. *** removed 5/13 Small truss. 4/2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.Small truss. 4/2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT222 – TT97 x West Coast Red.   Very red, full truss, holds leaves 2 years. 5/10/08

TT223- ('Apricot Fantasy' x 'Martha Phipps') x (Phipps 32 x 'Gold Medal')

TT223- (‘Apricot Fantasy’ x ‘Martha Phipps’) x (Phipps 32 x ‘Gold Medal’)

***TT223 – (‘Apricot Fantasy’ x ‘Martha Phipps’) x (Phipps 32 x ‘Gold Medal’) Very good truss form, large flowers, good color yellow, leggy.

TT224 – ‘Margolit’ x Phipps 32.   Medium yellow, good plant habit.

TT225= 'Jean Marie' x  ('Peter Faulk' x 'Red Crown')

TT225= ‘Jean Marie’ x (‘Peter Faulk’ x ‘Red Crown’)

***TT225 – ‘Jean Marie’ x (‘Peter Faulk’ x ‘Red Crown’).  Very large flower, good red, not scarlet, looks tetraploid. Won’t take 2n pollen. ***added 5/13

TT226 'Parker's Pink' x 'Martha Phipps'

TT226 ‘Parker’s Pink’ x ‘Martha Phipps’

 

TT226 – ‘Parker’s Pink’ x ‘Martha Phipps’.  Good size flower. Pink with red deep in throat.

TT227 = 'Mrs.Howard Phipps' x Phipps 32) x '1000Butterflies'

TT227 = (‘Mrs.Howard Phipps’ x Phipps 32) x ‘1000Butterflies’

TT227 – ‘Mrs. Howard Phipps’ x Phipps 32 x ‘1000 Butterflies’. Cross by George Woodard 1993.  Good yellow, smallish truss, good plant habit. Color not right in photo.

TT228 = TT104 x TT105

TT228 = TT104 x TT105

TT228 – TT104 x TT105 Large flower and truss, good yellow.

TT229 – ‘Ann Hardgrove’ x yak. Vivid pink, full truss. Doesn’t fade as much as sister seedlings.

 

TT 230 = ‘Mrs. Howard Phipps’ x Phipps 51

TT230 – ‘Mrs. Howard Phipps’ x Phipps 51 Enormous shell pink truss, perfect form 5/25/09′  Got smacked badly from 2010 drought.

TT231 = 'Mrs. Howard Phipps' x West Coast Red

TT231 = ‘Mrs. Howard Phipps’ x West Coast Red

TT 231 = ‘Mrs. Howard Phipps’ x West Coast Red

***TT231 – ‘Mrs. Howard Phipps’ x Unknown West Coast Red.  Shocking red, very good plant habit. Color in picture not correct.  No leaf damage. 5/27/09

TT232 =  'Pacific Gold' x ('Dumper Yellow' x Phipps 32)

TT232 = ‘Pacific Gold’ x (‘Dumper Yellow’ x Phipps 32)

TT232 – TT117 x {‘Pacific Gold’ x (‘Dumper Yellow’ x Phipps 32)} Pollen from George Woodard Initial bloom 5/28/09 Very yellow, tetraploid look to leaves and corolla. 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT233 TT94 x Phipps 85

TT233 TT94 x Phipps 85

TT233 – TT104 x Phipps 85.   Pink with sharp fuchia splash.

TT234 – {Phipps 27 x (‘Golden Star’ x Phipps 32)} x TT182 Perfect truss, good yellow color. Might be gone from garden.

TT235 =  'Marybelle' x 'Skipper' x yak x Phipps 32 x 'Viennese Waltz' x 'Gosh Darn'

TT235 = ‘Marybelle’ x ‘Skipper’ x yak x Phipps 32 x ‘Viennese Waltz’ x ‘Gosh Darn’

TT235 – ‘Marybelle’ x ‘Skipper’ x Yak x 32 x ‘Viennse Waltz’ x ‘Gosh Darn’. Cross by George Woodard. Almost orange. No blast. Best seedling at early NY ARS show 4/21/10. (No I don’t know the order of the cross.) 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT236 = TT170 x ('Peter Faulk' x 'Red Crown')

TT236 = (‘Jean Marie’ x ‘Wardance’) x (haematodes x yak).

 ('Jean Marie' x 'Wardance') x (haematodes x yak).

TT236 – (‘Jean Marie’ x ‘Wardance’) x (haematodes x yak). Nice red but I fear it will become leggy.

***TT237 – TT98 x Unknown West Coast Red.  Very strong red 5/2/10

TT238 =  'Halfdem Lem' x 'Acclaim'

TT238 = ‘Halfdem Lem’ x ‘Acclaim’

TT238 – ‘Halfdem Lem’ x ‘Acclaim’.  Very good red, leggy 5/4/10

TT239= 'Margolit' x 'Woodbench'

TT239= ‘Margolit’ x ‘Woodbench’

***TT239 – ‘Margolit’ x ‘Woodbench’.   Very good pink, perfect truss form. One of very best plants.

TT240 = ('Marybelle' x 'Skipper') x [(yak x 32) x 'Viennese Waltz'] x 'Gosh Darn'

TT240 = {(‘Marybelle’ x ‘Skipper’) x [(yak x 32) x ‘Viennese Waltz’]} x ‘Gosh Darn’

TT240 – [(‘Marybelle’ x ‘Skipper’) x {(yak x 32)x ‘V. Waltz’}]x ‘Gosh Darn’.  Cross by George Woodard.  Greenish yellow

TT241 = (TT97 x West Coast Red x TT132

TT241 = (TT97 x West Coast Red) x TT132

TT241 – (TT97 x Unknown West Coast Red) x TT 132.  Good red

TT242 {Phipps 27 x ('Golden Star' x Phipps 32)} x Phipps 32

TT242 {Phipps 27 x (‘Golden Star’ x Phipps 32)} x Phipps 32

TT242 – {Phipps 27 X (‘Golden Star’ xPhipps 32)} x Phipps 32.  Good yellow color, large flower, holds leaves 2 years. Small truss. 4/2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT243 = 'Parker's Pink' x Martha Phipps'

TT243 = ‘Parker’s Pink’ x ‘Martha Phipps’

TT243

TT243 = ‘Parker’s Pink’ x ‘Martha Phipps’

TT243 – Parker’s Pink X Martha Phipps.. Bi-color, cherry red/white.  Large flowers, large truss.  Holds leaves 2 years.  ‘***’ dropped 5/15 Too open growing

TT244 – TT170 x TT178.  Orange red, good size, holds leaves 2 years.

TT245 = 'Margolit' x ('Halfdam Lem' x 'Acclaim')

TT245 = ‘Margolit’ x (‘Halfdam Lem’ x ‘Acclaim’)

TT245 – Margolit x (Halfdem Lem x Acclaim).  Bright pink, perfect truss, No blast

TT246 = ('Jean Marie' x 'Wardance' ) x (haemaleum x yak)

TT246 = (‘Jean Marie’ x ‘Wardance’
) x (haemaleum x yak)

TT246 – (Jean Marie x Wardance) x (haemaleum x yak).  Large flower, good red, frilled, nice foliange.

TT 247

TT 247 = ‘Margolit’ x (‘Margolit’ x ‘Woodbench’)

TT247 – Margolit x (Margolit x Woodbench).  Similar to Margolit, but pinker. Good truss form, no blast, open growing.

TT 248

TT 248 = ‘Janet Blair’ x Phipps 91

TT248 – ‘Janet Blair’ x Phipps 91. Large flower & truss.  Pink/yellow/white. Holds leaves 2 years.  Not sure if I made cross or George Woodard.

TT249

TT249 = ‘Vulcan’ x TT96

TT249 – ‘Vulcan’ x TT96.  Color of red wine.

TT250 – Margolit x (Halfdem Lem x Acclaim) Hot pink, good truss form, large leaves.

TT251

TT251 = (‘Jean Marie’ x ‘Wardance’) x(haemaleum x yak)

TT251 – (‘Jean Marie’ x’ Wardance’) x (haemaleum x yak).  4/16/12 good red color.  Still a small plant but truss is good size. 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT252 =  'Whitestone' x 'Dexter Spice'

TT252 = ‘Whitestone’ x ‘Dexter Spice’

TT252 -‘ Whitestone’ x ‘Dexter Spice’. 4/21/12 Full truss with double flowers.  Top flower in truss.  Mauve color. Open growing.

TT253- 'Parker's Pink' x 'Martha Phipps'

TT253- ‘Parker’s Pink’ x ‘Martha Phipps’

TT253 – ‘Parker’s Pink’ x ‘Martha Phipps’.  4/21/12  Pink with red flare.  Perfect form.  ‘***’ dropped 5/15 Too open growing

TT254 – Jean Marie x Wardance.  4/21/12 Seed from David Leach which came from Australia or New Zealand. Bright red, good truss size and form.  Open growing.

TT255 – Parker’s Pink x Martha Phipps.  4/21/12  Red/White bi color.  Full round truss, good size.

TT256= ('Glass White' x fabia) x {(Phipps 32 x yak) x 'Mrs. horace Fogg')}

TT256= (‘Glass White’ x fabia) x {(Phipps 32 x yak) x ‘Mrs. horace Fogg’)}

 

TT256 – (‘Glass White’ x fabia) x {(Phipps 32 x yak) x ‘Mrs. Horace Fogg’} 4/21/12 Big yellow, medium shade, good truss form.

TT257

TT257 – (Peter Faulk x Red Crown) x Jean Marie

TT257 – (‘Peter Faulk’ x ‘Red Crown’) x ‘Jean Marie’ 4/24/12 Good color red, good size truss.

TT258= 'Margolit' x 'Sam Everitt'

TT258= ‘Margolit’ x ‘Sam Everitt

 

TT258 – Margolit x Sam Everitt 5/2/12 Pink edge, light yellow in throat, large flowers/truss.  2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT259

TT259 = ‘Scintillation’ x ‘Martha Phipps’

TT259 – ‘Scintillation’ x ‘Martha Phipps’  5/2/12 Electric pink/white.

TT260 'Margolit' x 'Karen Triplet'

TT260 ‘Margolit’ x ‘Karen Triplet’

TT260 ‘Margolit’ x ‘Karen Triplet’ 5/8/12 Similar to Margolit in color but much larger.  Pink on the edge, yellow throat with red splash at bottom of corolla. *** added 5/13 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT261 = 'Apricot Fantasy' x 'Bud's Yellow' x 'Virginia Delp' x TT182

TT261 = ‘Apricot Fantasy’ x ‘Bud’s Yellow’ x ‘Virginia Delp’ x TT182

TT261 – (‘Apricot Fantasy’ x ‘Bud’s Yellow’ x ‘Virginia Delp’) x TT182. 5/16/12 Very good yellow, large flowers large calix.

TT262 = ‘Janet Blair’ x Phipps 91

TT262 – ‘Janet Blair’ x Phipps 91.  5/19/12 Enormous light yellow truss. *** added 5/13  ‘***’ dropped 5/15 Too open growing

 

TT263 -TT170 x (‘Peter Faulk’ x ‘Red Crown’)  (5/13/13) Still a small plant but very good color.

TT264 = (Margolit x Debutant) x TT182

TT264 = (‘Margolit’ x ‘Debutant’) x TT182

TT264 – (‘Margolit’ x ‘Debutant’) x TT182    ‘Dubutant’ is Mars x Yak. Very large flower and truss.

TT265 = (Peter Faulk x Red Crown) x TT178 or TT100x TT178

TT265 = (Peter Faulk x Red Crown) x TT178 or TT100 x TT178

TT265 – (Peter Faulk x Red Crown) x TT178  or TT100 x TT178  I got the two seed lots mixed up so I am not sure which this is, but it is a very good orange red. 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT266 = (TT97 x West Coast Red) x [(TT96 x Vulcan) x Jean Marie)]

TT266 = (TT97 x West Coast Red) x [(TT96 x Vulcan) x Jean Marie)]

TT266 – (TT97 x Unknown West Coast Red) x [(TT96 x Vulcan) x Jean Marie] Good color and truss form. *** added 5/13  ‘***’ dropped 5/15 Too open growing

TT267 = [(AF x 32)(Margolit x Woodbench)] x AF x Bud's Yel x Max Rose x Bob Bovee x yak x lactium

TT267 = [(AF x 32)(Margolit x Woodbench)] x AF x ‘Bud’s Yellow’ x Max Rose x ‘Bob Bovee’ x yak x lactium

TT267 – 00-15  [(‘Apricot Fantasy’ x Phipps 32) x (‘Margolit x Woodbench’)] x ‘Apricot Fantasy’ x ‘Bud’s Yellow’ x ‘Max Rose’ x ‘Bob Bovee’ x Yak x lacteum  GW seed.  Good yellow color, good truss.  George Woodard seed. 2015 Winter damage and leggy growth, discard.

TT268= Gate Cream x Martha

TT268= ‘Gate Cream’ x ‘Martha Phipps’

***TT268 – ‘Gate Cream’ x ‘Martha Phipps’ Good yellow, plant covered with flowers.  Good garden plant.  5/11/13 *** added 5/2015

TT269 – ”Scintillation’ x ‘Sam Everitt’  Enormous pink truss. Exhibitor’s special. 5/22/13

TT270 (Peter Faulk x Red Crown) x Jean Marie

TT270 (‘Peter Faulk’ x ‘Red Crown’) x ‘Jean Marie’

TT270 –  (Peter Faulk x Red Crown) x Jean Marie Another from this cross.  Sharp red, good truss, young plant.  5/25/13

TT271 = Margolit x (Margolit x Woodbench)

TT271 = ‘Margolit’ x (‘Margolit’ x ‘Woodbench’)

TT271 = ‘Margolit’ x (‘Margolit’ x ‘Woodbench’) Looks like Margolit but much later bloom.. Very nice this late in the season. 6/1/13

TT272 -TT97 x West coast Red.  Bi color white/pinklarge flower, , low growing.good truss form  5/17/14

TT273 – Margolit x (Halfdan Lem x Acclaim) Bright pink/red, large truss 5/18/14

TT274 – ‘Janet Blair’ x West Coast Red.  Good truss form, no blast, large leaves.

TT275= {(Apricot Fantasy x Martha) x Gold Medal} x TT106

TT275= {(‘Apricot Fantasy’ x ‘Martha Phipps’) x ‘Gold Medal’} x TT106

TT275- {{(‘Apricot Fantasy’ x ‘Martha Phipps’) x Phipps 32} x ‘Gold Medal’}} x TT106 – Best new hybrid 5/24/14 NY ARS show.  Yellow, good leaves.  Very good tight truss form.

TT276 – ‘Acclaim’ x ‘Martha Phipps’    Very good pink 5/25/14

ARS 89-917 hyperythrum x metternichii double

TT277 – ARS 89-917 hyperythrum x metternichii double

TT277 – ARS seed 89-917 hyperythrum x metternichii.  Very dense growing plant. light indumentum.  Pink changing to white flower.

TT278 – (Jean Marie x War Dance) x (haemaleum x yak) my cross 04-04 Frilled red flower.  Good color, full truss. 5/15/15

TT279 – (Peter Faulk x Red Crown) x Jean Marie  Large lt red flower, full truss, good leaves. 5/11/15

TT280 – Margolit x (Halfdan Lem x Acclaim)  Good truss and color. Open habit.  5/16/15

TT281 – Vulcan’s Flame x Margolit.  Orange/yellow/pink. Good color, different.  5/19/15

TT282 – {(Apricot Fantasy x Bud’s Yellow) x Virginia Delp} x TT182. Good color & size. Very good. 5/20/15

TT183 – Janet Blair x [(Golden Star x Phipps 32) x Becale’s Big Yellow] x [(Great Eastern x Skipper) x Golden Promise]. ARS seed ex  2011-54.Small plant, initial bloom, very large size flower & perfect truss form.  Medium yellow.  5/22/15