The American Peony Society
The History of the Peonies and their Originations p. 30
FAVORITE (Franklin) - Name dropped. Lists in Bulletins 91 and 93.
F. B. WHEELER (Chase, 1935) - Double - Deep Pink - Midseason. List in Bulletin 91.
FELICITY (Origin unknown) - Jap. - White - M.
FELIX CROUSSE (Crousse, 1881) - Syn. VICTOR HUGO. Double - Red - Late Midseason. Medium height. Poor fragrance. Large, brilliant crimson of even tone and silky luster; very floriferous; stems weak. Foliage good. Has weak stems which need support. Its very clear crimson color makes no pretensions to scarlet. One of the best red varieties. M.
FELIX SUPREME (Kriek, 1955) - Double , Red - Midseason. Medium height. Large, full double, rich ruby red. Stem and flower meet all the requirements for a cut flower. Also excellent for garden and exhibition. Probably REINE HORTENSE with an unknown albiflora variety. Formerly Cottage Garden #6. Mission Gardens cataloged it Felix Supreme (Littleford) in error. Bulletin 140.
FERDINAND STOLICZKA (Richardson, 1904) - Double - Blush-White - M.
FERN LEAF - Single - Red - Early. Leaves resemble a fern. First peony to bloom, wild's 1943 catalog. (Mr. Peyton, could this be some variety of tenuifolia?)
FESTIVA (Donkelaer, 1838) - Double - White - SUPPRESSED. 1930 Wild catalog; creamy-white, with crimson spots in center; fragrant, globular, compact, dwarf, slightly spreading. M.
FESTIVAL QUEEN (Lins) - Double - Yellow-White. Above average height. Large yellow with pure white collar and pure white crown. Keeps the deep yellow longer than any yellow we know of. Lins 1955 list: Foliage resembles that of a hybrid, way down. Lins ad in Bulletin 133.
FESTIVA MAXIMA (Mielles, 1851) - Double - White - Early. Tall. Fairly fragrant. Very large. White with prominent crimson flakes on a few central petals. Very floriferous; stems usually strong. Foliage large, dark green. Excellent for both garden decoration and cutting. The flowers are globular, with wide petals of heavy substance, loosely arranged, and last well when cut. An old, thoroughly tested variety whose merit is proved by its great popularity. M.
FEZ (Kelsey, 1939) - Double - Pink. Old rose double, fading lighter on tips. Very large blooms.
FIDELINA (Origin unknown) - Double - Pink - M.
FIDELITY (Blacklock) - Double - White - Midseason. Fine pure creamy white. List in Bulletin 93.
FIDELITY (Saunders, 1935) - Single - Pink - Hybrid. Lovely salmon flesh color. Albiflora x Otto Froebel. Lists in Bulletins 91 and 129.
FIESTA (Auten, 1956) - Single - Red - Early - Hybrid. Tall. Orange red. Single with two rows of petals. The color holds. Bloom medium size, stems tall and stiff. Officinalis x albiflora. Letter from Mr. Auten, April, 1956. Auten's 1956 catalog.
FILAGREE (Kelsey, 1938) - Jap. - Pink - Early. Tall. Large rose pink staminodes, self color edged with straw color. A very striking plant, tall and vigorous. Staminodes so full they almost cover the petals. Something off the beaten path. Fine. List in Bulletin 109.
FINE LADY (Kelway, 1909) - Single - Blush White - M.
FIREBALL (Brand, 1938) - Semi-Double - Red - Midseason. A large extremely bright Tyrian rose that looks like a scarlet flower. Very showy for the garden. Lists in Bulletins 91 and 130.
FIRE CHIEF (Auten, 1934) - Jap. - Red. Novelty Jap. Brilliant deep red and yellow, anemone type center, very bold. Bulletin 58.
FIRE BIRD (Auten, 1956) - Double - Red - Early - Hybrid. Black red. Large full double, with some hidden Japanese type marking. Good stems. Officinalis x albiflora. Letter from Mr. Auten, April, 1956. Auten's 1956 catalog.
FIRELIGHT (Brent, 1931) - Single - Red. Bright red flower of good texture. Blooms later and lasts longer than most singles. Strong grower. Bulletin 48. Correction: The name of the breeder is Brandt ! (Burkhardt, 2001)
FIRELIGHT (Saunders, 1950) - Semi-Double - Pink -Hybrid. Deep bright rose pink with deeper flares and crimson stigmas. Gold center. Fine substance. Quadruple hybrid: albiflora, Officinalis, macrophylla, Mlokosewitschi. List in Bulletins 91 and 129.
FIREPLACE (Kelsey, 1936) - Double - Red - Early - Midseason. Dark mahogany toned red shading lighter to tips. Colors do not fade. Lasts well. Bulletin 80 - List in Bulletin 109.
FIRE RIBBON (Murawska, ) - Jap. - Red. Listed in 1955 by Mrs. D. Y. Dunn, Lexington, Ky.
F. KOPPIUS (Introduced from Holland) - Red. Deep red, very large and well formed flowers. Bulletins 68, page 21. CHATAUQUA FLOWERFIELD.
FLAG OF TRUCE (Kelway, 1900) - Single - White - DISCARDED - M.
FLAG OF WAR (Kelway, 1900) - Single - Red - DISCARDED - M.
FLAMBEAU (Crousse, 1897) - Double - Cerise - DISCARDED. 1930 Wild catalog: Rose type; midseason. Very free blooming variety of medium height. Large tufted bloom. Very large lively cerise, tipped white petals. Very pretty shade. M.
FLAMBOYANT (Origin unknown) - Jap. Red - Midseason. Tall. Rank color. Large. Guard petals cupped, becoming lax with age. Dark rose-red or light crimson; center rather short, composed of yellow staminodes tinged whitish on the outer surface; carpels pale yellow-green, ruddy at base and crimson at the top. Strong growth; floriferous. Foliage dark green and somewhat crinkled. This variety is catalogued frequently as KAMENO-KEGOROMO or Karagomo. It is an excellent sort, a little later than the well-liked King of England. M. Notice: Karagomo is not registered (C.B.2000)
FLAME (Glasscock, 1939) Single - Red - Early - Hybrid. Medium to large. Total effect red flame, hence name. Form of bud, round; stem medium stiff; foliage, medium dark green. Very brilliant red. Albiflora x Officinalis Sunbeam. Bulletin 76.
FLAMINGO (Andrews, 1925) - Single - Pink - List in Bulletin 91.
FLAMING YOUTH (Pfeiffer, 1932) - Single - Bright Red - List in Bulletin 91.
FLANDERS FIELDS (Brand, 1928) - Single - Red - Midseason. One of the purest and finest bright reds ever produced. Two rows of petals surround a large, prominent center of golden stamens. Petals of great substance are rich and velvety in appearance. A single of the most brilliant red. A splendid flower. Lists in Bulletins 91 and 130.