The American Peony Society
Nomenclature 1976-186 p.8
DANCE BALLERINA DANCE
CORNELL - William H. Krekler, Somerville, Ohio, May 1977. Hybrid. bloomed before May 6. Seedling #301. Large single deep red. Upright. Cutter, low. Bulletin #223.
CREAM DELIGHT - Reath 1971. Large cream single, upright stems, dark green leaves. Besides the terminal flower it has three or four side buds producing a long season of bloom. Tetraploid. Fertile as pod and pollen parent.
CREAM PUFF - Walter Marx; Introduced by Rogers, Sherwood, Oregon, May 19, 1981. Seedling #68-19; Japanese; parentage unknown; first bloomed 1965. Pale but bright pink cream staminodes, bowl-shaped, no seeds, no fragrance, heavy bloom, M, strong stems; 36-inch height; very dark green crinkled and rolled foliage.
CROWN JEWELL-William H. Krekler, Somerville, Ohio, June 1977. Seedling #575. Flat, dense semidouble red lactiflora. Not tall. Registered by Roy Klehm. Bulletin #223.
CUCKOO'S NEST-William H. Krekler. Somerville, Ohio, May 1977. Hybrid, bloomed before May 6. Seedling IC287. Big single wine-red. Crinkly, stamens edged cream. Bulletin #223.
DAKOTA PRINCESS (6414) - Ben Gilbertson, Kindred, North Dakota 58051, Dec. 19, 1977. Parentage: Laura Dessert, seed parent x Seedling 5908, pollen parent. First bloomed 1970. Light pink, double lactiflora. Good substance, no stamens, pollen or seeds. No fragrance, 28" height, late bloom. Stem strength good. Sometimes blooms are very large and need staking. No disease problems, good grower, average rate of increase. Medium green foliage. Bulletin #226.
DANCE BALLERINA DANCE - Registered by Busse Gardens, Cokato, Minnesota, July 16, 1984. Originator - Pees, Belle Center, Ohio - Busse Gardens. Parentage unknown; first bloomed prior to 1978, in Cokato, Minnesota 1979. Pale pink anemone, fragrant. Pale yellow "shredded" center with tuft of pink in center, same color as guards, variation in tufts. Height 34".
DAN DEE (K 725)-William H. Krekler, May 1978. Hybrid, 22-inch generous orange red single. Bulletin #227.
DAVID LEE-William H. Krekler. Somerville, Ohio, May 1977. Bloomed before May 3. Hybrid. Seedling #218. The best- bright gay single pink cup. Upright 25" bush. Bulletin #225.
DEBBIE (K 937) - William H. Krekler, June 1978. Big late dense deep pink like-flat, double. Bulletin #231.
DELAWARE CHIEF - Don Hollingsworth. 5831 N. Colrain Ave., Kansas City, Missouri 64151, July 7, 1984. Seedling #141. Officinalis double hybrid. Parentage: Paeonia officinalis Ruba Plena x red double lactiflora. First bloomed about 1975. Officinalis Hybrid, bomb double flowers of rich rose red take on fiery tints under incandescent lighting. Flowers with others of its group, from fat buds which develop into a 6 ½ inch ball of smooth petals. Good grower; dark green foliage, has a strong component of red, and matte finish; lasts well into the summer compared to others of the type. Spicy fragrance. Leaves to the ground, straight strong stems make a good landscape plant. Honorable Mention Award 1984.