The American Peony Society
The History of the Peonies and their Originations p. 9
BESSIE MAGILL (Terry) - Double - Rose and White Midseason.
BETH ANN (Bernstein) - Semi-Double - Red - Midseason. Letter from Mr. Murawska, 1955.
BETHCAR (Kelway, 1926) - Single - Cherry-Rose - Midseason.
BETHEL (Kelsey, 1939) - Semi-double - Pink. Medium height. Medium sized flower on good stems. Blush pink. On mature plants it makes a flower of great beauty. Wild catalog.
BETSEY ROSS (Auten, 1931) - Double - White - Late. Tall. Fragrant. Petals incurved; occasional red spashes. Tall slender stiff stems. A magnificant peony. Bloom of exquisite finish. Chaste. Bulletin 47.
BETSY JEAN MILLER (Home Garden Company - About 1937) - Double - Light Pink - Midseason. List in Bulletin 91.
BETTER TIMES (Franklin, 1941) - Double - Pink - Late Midseason. Tall. Deep rose pink of rose form, straight, strong stems, floriferous. Very showy. Good cut flower. List in Bulletin 91.
BETTY ALDEN (Hollis) - Double - Flesh - Midseason.
BETTY BARNES (Franklin, 1928) - Double - Pink - Late. Fragrant. Rose type. Pale pink. Very upright. Strong grower. Free bloomer. No. D-75. Bulletin 35.
BETTY BLOSSOM (Thurlow, 1925) - Double - White - Late Midseason. Rather dwarf. Large glooular flower with white guard petals, faintly tinted yellow and sometimes flecked on the back, and a high crown center of clear white; the distince collar of narrow petals, heavily edged with gold, and a tuft of narrow staminodes of clear yellow at the extreme center produce a distinct and charming yellow and white effect. General effect soft yellow. M.
BETTY CALVERT (Nicholls-Wild & Son, 1950) - Double - Blush - Late Midseason. Nicholls seedling No. 391. Beautifully colored blush, fading lighter, rather flat flower. Full double, with good stems. The petals are wide and of good substance. It was named for Betty Calvert of Fort Smith, Arkansas, having been chosen by her. Bulletin 132.
BETTY CROOKS (Richmond, 1952) - Double - Deep Pink - Late. Medium height. Some fragrance. Large. All large petals, perfectly placed. Formal rose type, flat flower. Strong, stiff stems. Fully double. Richmond's letter, 1955.
BETTY HIRES (Norton, ) - Japanese - Pink. Bulletin 62, Page 20.
BETTY J (Jones) - Double - Light Pink - Midseason. Prolific in blooms on strong stems. Jones 1955 catalog.
BETTY LOU (Brand, 1936) - Single - Light Pink - Early. Lists in Bulletin 91 and 130.
BETTY MINOR (Nicholis-Wild & Son, 1954) - Double - Light Pink - Late. Medium height. Large, beautifully formed, light pink fading to almost white. Stems good. Sometimes shows a few red markings. Names for Betty Minor, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joe Minor, formerly of Nashville, Tennessee, but now of Atlanta, Georgia. Nicholls seeding No. 1372. Bulletin 132.
BETTY ROSE (Brand) - Single - Pink - List in Bulletin 68.
BEWITCHING (Kelway, 1926) - Double - Pink - Midseason.
B. F. WHEELER - Double - Bulletin 76, Page 7.
BICOLOR (Origin unknown) - Double - White - Midseason.
BIEBRICH (Goos & Koenemann, 1912) - Double - Flesh - Midseason to late. Tall. Good rose fragrance. Large, the flat blooms open soft pink, fading white tinted flesh; free-blooming; strong stems; sturdy habits. Foliage good. Petals have good substance, not coarse. Stems about 36" tall and inclined to bend without being weak. Foliage light green and rather broad. No inclination toward disease. A sure bloomer. Midseason.
BIG BEN (Auten, 1943) - Double - Red - Early. Tall. Fragrant. Medium dark red bomb; opens well, large bloom on stiff stems. Continues to give promise as a most valuable addition to the list of commercial cut flower reds. Especially good in the South. Catalogs and List in Bulletin 91.
BIG PARADE (Neeley, 1936) - Double - White. List in Bulletin 91.
BIJOU (Franklin) - Double. List in Bulletin 91.
BILLY GOOD (Kelsey) - Double - Pink - Midseason. Wild catalog, 1955. DISCARDED.
BINGEN (Goos & Koenemann, 1919) - Double - Midseason. Silvery rose tinted flesh.
BIRKET FOSTER (Kelway, 1909) - Double - Crimson - Midseason.
BIRTHDAY (Saunders, 1935) - Single - Pink. Like a huge pale pink shirley poppy slightly fringed. (Sensation, Boston, 1935). Albiflora x Otto Froebel. List in Bulletins 91 and 129.
BISHOP BURKE (Vories, 1925) - Double - Red - Midseason. A large crimson with silvery sheen of good habit and attractive to many.
BISHOP'S HUISH (Kelway) - Single - Rose Pink - Midseason.
BLACK BEAUTY (Berneche, 1924) - Single - Red - Midseason.
BLACK GOLD (Auten, 1946) - Semidouble - Dark Red. Probably the darkest of Auten's hybrids. Glossy, with a very few yellow markings. Medium size, very distinct. Officinalis x albiflora. List in Bulletin 129.
BLACK HAWK (Auten, 1933) - Single - Red - Early. Medium height. Very dark red. Foliage and stems dark red until near blooming time. Distinct tone. Long lasting blooms. Carpels tipped red. Color lasts extra well. Catalog & Bulletin 54.
BLACK HAWK (Jones) - Double - Red - Early. Tall. Rich dark red, tufted center, tall with profuse blooms. Jones 1955 catalog.
BLACK KNIGHT (Glasscock, 1939) - Name changed to BRIGHT KNIGHT. Bulletin 76 & 77, Page 55.
BLACK MAGIC (Auten, 1929) - Single - Red. Medium height. A black red single, with carpels greenish white. Holds color exceptionally well in hot sun. Very durable color. Medium size bloom and plant. Catalog & Bulletin 39.
BLACK MONARCH (Glasscock, 1939) - Double - Black Red - Early. Medium size bloom. Dark red. Very brilliant. Round bud. Medium stiff stems, foliage medium dark green. Officinalis x albiflora. Bulletin 76.