The American Peony Society
The History of the Peonies and their Originations p. 55
LONG ISLAND (Guille, 1952) - Double - White - Early. Medium height. The milky white guard petals surround a center of shorter creamy petals. The flower is medium sized. It is prolific. Bulletin 127.
LORA DEXHEIMER (Brand, 1913) - Double - Red - Midseason. Medium height. Fragrance not notable. Large, bright crimson, showing a light midrib on outer petals, center incurved, concealing a few stamens; floriferous; strong stems. Good foliage. Unusually good form for a red peony, and the color is clear and lively. M.
LORCH (Goos & Koenemann, 1913) - Double - White - Midseason. Fine rose fragrance. Large. Outer petals large, pure snow-white, incurving over a center of pale lemon and cream; a few pale crimson lines on the edges of petals near center, A scarce sort of which it is difficult to secure truly well-developed flowers. When well done it is an exceedingly symmetrical, high-built bloom with the petals regularly overlapped and incurved. M.
LORD AVEBURY (Kelway) - Double - Crimson Maroon - Midseason. Crimson maroon or bright red, showing anthers. Bulletin 38.
LORD CAVAN (Kelway) - Single - Cherry-Rose - Midseason.
LORD KITCHENER (Kelway) - Single - Maroon Crimson - Early. Color, bright maroon crimson. Very upright growing variety. Bulletin 38.
LORD KITCHENER (Renault, 1916) - Double - Red - Midseason. 1930 Wild catalog .-Rose type; very early. A most beautiful flower, well filled out; of a brilliant cherry-red color; a most dazzling hue; very free bloomer, lasting well. It is the earliest of all Chinese Peonies to bloom, therefore, it is very valuable. Said to bloom almost as early as the officinalis family of peonies. M.
LORD LYTTON (Origin unknown) - Double - Cerise-Rose - Midseason.
LORD MORLEY (Kelway) - Single - Crimson-Purple - Midseason.
LORD ROSEBERRY (Kelway, 1895-6) - Double - Rose - Midseason.
LOREN FRANKLIN (Franklin, 1931) - Double - Dark Pink - Late. 3' tall. Fragrant. A deep pink peony of more than ordinary merit. Very large, full rose type with stiff stems and foliage to the ground. Bulletin 47.
LORETTA FRANK (Franklin, 1953) - Single - Dark Pink - Early. Medium height. Large dark pink guards, stiff stems. It is a good bloomer and keeps well when cut. It should be a valuable addition as we have few good singles in its color class. Bulletin 131.
LORNA DOONE (Kelsey, 1936) - Double - Pink - Midseason. Medium pink. Rather loose built medium pink double. Flat flower. Wild's 1952 catalog.
LOST CHORD - Pleasing fragrance. Bulletin 100, page 13.
LOTHARIO (Wettengel, 1921) - Jap. -Pink. Bright violaceous pink. Bulletin 18.
LOTTIE COLLINS (Barr) - Double - Red - Midseason - DISCARDED. Brilliant red.
LOTTIE DAWSON REA (Rea, 1939) - Double - Pink - Midseason. A very trim flower of light pink with exquisite tints. We believe this will make a real cut-flower variety. List in Bulletin 91.
LOTUS (Origin unknown) - Jap. - Pink - Midseason.
LOTUS BLOOM (Saunders, 1943) - Semi-Double - Pink - Hybrid. Tall. Light pink. Enormous flat bloom. Albiflora x Otto Froebel. Lists in Bulletins 91 and 129.
LOTUS CUP (Neeley, 1936) - Semi-Double - Pink - Midseason. Nymphoea like pink showing many stamens. Large. List in Bulletin 91.
LOTUS QUEEN (Murawska, 1947) - Jap. - White - Midseason. Medium height. Slightly fragrant. Pure white guard petals. Staminodes long very fine golden yellow. Rather small yellow anthers; carpels yellow green with very pale pink tips. Disc, white. A very beautiful medium sized flower, cup shaped. Upright, dark green foliage, good grower. Wonderful for the garden. Bulletin 107.
LOUISA BRAND (Brand, 1913) - Double - Light pink to white - Late. Medium tall. This was the first peony named for Mrs. A. M. Brand. List in Bulletin 130.
LOUIS BARTHELOT (Doriat, 1927) - Double - White. Sulphur-white. Midseason.
LOUISE (Saunders, 1935) - Double - White - Late. Tall. List in Bulletin 91.
LOUISE - See RUIGEGNO. Jap. - Midseason.
LOUISE ANN (Brand, 1936) - Single - Deep Red - Early. Dwarf. Lists in Bulletins 91 and 130.
LOUISE DELETTRE (Doriat) - Single - Light Pink. Wassenberg 1954 catalog.
LOUISE LOSSING (Lossing, 1943) - Double - White - Late Midseason. Immense white with faint yellow and rose tints in the depths of the flower. Very deep. Often has small rosettes around the guard petals. List in Bulletin 91.
LOUISE M. (Murawska, 1943) - Double - White - Midseason. White with opalescent coloring. Bulletin 92.
LOUISE RENAULT (Crousse, 1881) - Double - Slate-Rose - Midseason.
LOUIS JOLIET (Auten, 1929) - Double S.D. - Red - Early Midseason. Medium height. A fine free-flowering non-fading, deep red. Stamens hidden. Stiff stems, a strong grower and a free bloomer. List in Bulletin 61. Bulletin 39.
LOUIS van HOUTTE (Calot, 1867) - Double - Cherry -DISCARDED - Midseason.
LOUISVILLE (Auten, 1940) - Single - Pink - Early - Hybrid. Cerise pink. Clear, deep and brilliant. Officinalis x albiflora. Bulletin 80. List in Bulletin 129.
LOU SHENK (Rosefield, 1927) - Jap. - Rose - Midseason. The manual gives credit to Rosefield. Reno Rosefield's Price List says Rosenfield, and his letter says it is midseason.
LOVANCIA (Lyman, 1933) - Semi-Double - Light Pink - Midseason. Fragrant. Semi-double or Jap. Very pale pink outer petals in double row; center yellow, white fringed petals turning to whitish pink. Scattered stamens. Strong stems and foliage. Good size. Bulletin 55.
LOVELINESS (Hollis, 1907) - Double - Pink - Very Late. Medium tall. Mild fragrance. Large. Pale flesh-pink, darkest about midway to the center, which is flesh-white with a few red markings. Floriferous; strong stems. Attractive foliage. Valued not only because of the high quality of its bloom and excellent habit, but also because of its late blooming season. Midseason.