The American Peony Society
The History of the Peonies and their Originations p. 2
A. E. ROWE (Schneider) - Double - Dark Pink - Midseason. Probable date of introduction, 1933. Listed in Bulletin 91.
A. F. W. HAYWARD (Kelway) - Double - Pink - Midseason.
AGIDA (Origin unknown) - Double - Red - Midseason - DISCARDED. 1930 Wild Catalog: A bright showy red, might well be called a scarlet color.
AGNES BARR (Barr) - Double - Blush Rose - Midseason.
AGNES KENNEDY (Brand, 1942) - Double - Deep Rose - Late Midseason. A large, deep rather loosely built flower of nice fonn with large broad petals of good substance nicely arranged in rose-like form. Color a deep rose with deeper shadings on the outer edge of the petals. Award of Merit, Minnesota Peony Society. Lists in Bulletin 91 and 130.
AGNES KEOGH (Farquhar, 1920) - Double - Pink - Midseason.
AGNES MARY KELWAY (Kelway, 1888) - Double - Rose - DISCARDED - Midseason.
A. G. PERRY (Brand, 1933) - Semi-double - Pink - Midseason. Light pink to blush. A delight- fully formed and colored flower. Lists in Bulletin 91 and 130.
AILEEN BRETHOUR (Brethour, 1935) - Double - Soft Pink - Midseason. Medium height. Strong stems. Flowers medium to large. Flowers in clusters much of a size, all open at one time. Soft pink with daintiest line on edge of petals. Holds color and is a good cut flower. Bulletin 61.
AIRY DREAM (Neeley, 1936) - Double - Light Silvery Pink - Late -All Died- List in Bulletin 91.
A. J. DAVIS - Midseason. See ANDREW JACKSON DAVIS.
A. J. HUNTER (Kelway) - Double - Rose - Midseason.
AKALU (Dessert) - Japanese - Rose Pink - Midseason. Medium tall. Rank odor. Smooth, spoon-shaped guard petals of very clear, dark rose-pink; center composed of long staminodes with yellow filaments and long narrow blades of rose-red tipped and edged with buff; carpels pale green with waxy white tips; rank odor. Vigorous growth. Large.
AKASHIGATA (Origin unknown) - Japanese - Pink - Midseason. A very satisfactory variety with bright rose guard petals surrounding a heavy center of filamental petals of bright pink bordered with gold. Brand catalog says Japan origin. Wassenberg catalog says Des. Catalogs - and M.
AKBAR (Nicholls, 1941) - Japanese - Red - Midseason. Tall. A rose red with bright golden staminodes. Stately grower and a most attractive variety. Overlapping petals. Of good habit and blooms well. No. 202 from MIKADO. Bulletin 83.
AKSARBEN (Rosenfield, 1908) - Double - Red - DISCARDED. Brilliant dark crimson. Tall grower from Wild's 1930 catalog. Midseason.
AKSARBEN (Franklin) - Name dropped. List in Bulletin 93.
ALASKA (Auten, 1925) - Double - Light salmon red - Early. Tall. Rose fragrant. Outer petals deep pink, center shading to light salmon. A long keeper when cut. Anemone type. Durable bloom. Fine tall plant. Distinct. Bulletin 25
ALBA SULFUREA (Calot, 1860) - Double - White - Midseason.
ALBATRE - Double - White - Syn. AVALANCHE - Midseason.
ALBATROSS (Origin unknown) - Japanese - White - Midseason.
ALBE CHASE (Chase, 1935) - See M. LESLIE CHASE. List in Bulletin 91.
ALBERT (See ALBERT, KING OF THE BELGIANS)
ALBERTA KELSEY (Kelsey, 1937) - Double - Pink - Early Midseason. Very fragrant. Light rose pink. Gold tipped petals inter-spersed among neatly cupped petals. Medium sized flowers. Combines beauty and a delightful perfume. One flower is a bouquet. Bulletin 80.
ALBERT CROUSSE (Crousse, 1893) - Double - Light Pink - Late. Tall. Mild fragrance. Light rose-pink with a creamy tone, richly tinted with flesh-pink in a deep, rose-like center when fully open. A profuse bloomer; strong stems and good foliage. Large. The flowers are ball-like and compact, with smooth incurved guards and a rounded center of rather narrow notched petals. The color is very fresh and similar to, but lighter thani -that of Marie Crousse. Midseason.
ALBERT, KING OF THE BELGIANS (Farquhar, 1919)
ALBIFLORA, The Bride (Dessert, 1902) Single Double - Pink - Midseason. White - Early. Syn. THE BRIDE & LA FIANCEE Since albiflora is now used to designate the species only, this peony is usually cataloged as THE BRIDE or LA FIANCEE. - Midseason.
ALBUQUERQUE (Wild, 1955) - Semi-double - Red - Midseason. Medium height. Mild fragrance. A lovely, semi-double, dark red of grace and charm, with three rows of deep rich red petals surrounding a center of yellow stamens. Desirable peony for the garden and landscape use with its good foliage and strong stems. Wild 1955 catalog. List in Bulletin 136.
A. L. CHAPIN (Home Garden Co., about 1937) - Japanese - White - Midseason. White with pink tones, yellow staminodes. This is one Jap with five or six rows of guard petals and a regular Jap center. List in Bulletin 91. Albiflora x lobata.
ALERT (Saunders, 1941) - Single - Red - Brilliant crimson. Bulletin 129.
ALESIA (Lemoine, 1927) - Double - White - Late. Tall. Rose fragrance. Full double flower of large size, creamy white deepening to the center. Perfect fonn, good stems, fine foliage, robust grower, rose fragrance. It is certainly one of the most beautiful of Lemoine's peonies, making a perfect flower on a splendid plant. List in Bulletin 60.
ALEXANDER D. VORIES (Vories, 1924) - Double - Red - Midseason. Tall. Very large and showy flowers with oval petals of dull American Beauty red, shaded lighter at the tips. Vigorous. Good stems and foliage, a free bloomer and excellent grower.