The American Peony Society

Nomenclature 1976-186 p.17












MARTHA W. (because of name duplication. Peony Martha Washington, Bulletin #253, has been changed to Martha W). Carroll F. Spangler, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, Jan. 9, 1985. Seedling #S 172. Parentage unknown, chance seedling; might be of Mons Jules Elie. First bloom 1974 - a full double, all subsequent years blooms single. Single light pink lactiflora, early to midseason bloom, no fragrance. 32 inches in height, many stems, stiff and wiry. A very nice plant but not valued for its beauty of flower but rather for the hybridizer. A proven seed parent for the Itoh hybrids. Highly fertile both ways with large seeds in great abundance. An apparent break-through for the hybridizer. See Bulletin #250, page 34. Bulletin #253.

MARTHA WEBSTER-William H. Krekler, Somerville, Ohio, 1975. Large near white semi-double flowers. Pistols. 1976 check list, name only. Bulletin #219.

MARY HENDERSON-William H. Krekler, Somerville, Ohio, 1975. Vivid red Jap. Golden ball center, late medium to tall. 1976 check list, name only. Bulletin #219.

MARY JO LEGARE (because of name duplication, peony Mary Jo, Bulletin #228, has been changed to Mary Jo Legare - Registered by E. Leroy Pehrson, Lafayette, Minnesota, 1978). Hybrid. Parentage - unknown lactiflora x Little Dorritt. First bloomed 1976. Light red or very deep pink double, ball form. Good substance. Reliable. Does not have stamens, pollen, or seeds. No fragrance, midseason bloom. Foliage attractive medium green, medium width, small on upper stems, 24" height. Tastefully proportioned semi-dwarf habit. The color of this 41/2-5" ball shaped flower fades to a pale pink but the deep pink is retained in the heart of the bloom until petals drop. Color traits are clearly a legacy of P. lobata (Perry), which was used by Saunders in creating some of his lobata hybrids and Little Dorritt as well. Named for Mary Jo LeGare, who has assisted me in the garden these past four years.

MARY SOMERVILLE-William H. Krekler, Somerville, Ohio, 1975. Early, double, purple-red flowers. Medium height. 1976 check list, name only. Bulletin #219.

MAY APPLE-Originated by Harold Wolf, Belleville, 111. (12-61). Single hybrid. A very nice shade of medium pink with base of flower that is white. The over-all effect is apple blossom pink. About 30 inches tall with good stem and bright green foliage. White stigmas and green seed capsules. Registered by Myron D. Bigger, Topeka, Kansas, 1977. Bulletin #223.

MAY JOY (K 8101-William H. Krekler, May 1978. Hybrid, 23-inch, double rows light salmon petals. Bulletin #227.

MAY MAGIC (K 749)-William H. Krekler, May 1978. Hybrid, 30-inch, bright scarlet red. Bulletin #227.

MAY TREAT (K 779)-William H. Krekler, May 1978. Hybrid, 36-inch, late big pale pink single. Bulletin #227.

MEADOW LARK (11-59)-Myron D. Bigger, 1977. Parentage Polar Star x ?. Very smooth light pink Jap. Partially transformed stamenodes form the center that is all one shade of bright yellow. The thirty-six inch stems are very stiff with fine foliage. Red stigmas with green seed. Bulletin #223.

MEMORIAL GEM (K 812)-William H. Krekler, June 1,1978. 29-inch, twisty chocolate red. Registered by Charles Klehm and Son Nursery. Bulletin #229. - 17 -