AMERICAN PEONY SOCIETY PEONY CHECK LIST 1986 -1996
(Compiled by Greta M. Kessenich, Registrar, Nomenclature Department) p. 17
MANY HAPPY RETURNS
MA PETITE CHERIE
MAGENTA GLOW (Roy G. Klehm), Klehm Nursery, June, 1995. Seedling #KR47-51. Single lactiflora, magenta color, 28" tall with 6" wide bloom, matching magenta tipped petals. Excellent foliage of deep green. Double row of rounded strong guards. Nice glowing magenta strong stems, blooms early, good substance, pollen, seeds. 2-4 buds per stem. Bulletin #295.
MAGENTA JENSA (John F. Cote, Jr., Brooklyn, Connecticut), Jan. 20, 1994. Parentage unknown. First year bloomed 1984. This magenta colored double hybrid has pollen, seeds, and is fragrant. Good substance with very strong sturdy stems and average height 48-52 inches. Very floriferous, blooms in midseason, with flowers held high above the deep green foliage, which has always withstood the rain and wind of our Connecticut weather. Named for my wife, Jeannette, and granddaughter, Sarah. Bulletin #290.
MAGENTA MOON (Roy G. Klehm), Klehm Nursery, June, 1995. Seedling #KR47-53. Semi-double lactiflora, magenta, good substance, pollen. 6" wide bloom, slight fragrance. Semi-double with strong supporting rounded guards. Foliage average to below average. 0-3 side buds. Very glowing magenta blooms, somewhat flat, moonlike. Excellent plant carriage. Height 28-29:, early bloom. Bulletin #295.
MAGNIFIQUE (Roger F. Anderson, Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin), July 2, 1992. Seedling #L12188. Parentage Martha W. x Seedling #L14482. First year bloomed 1985. This large pink double lactiflora has a ball form with pom pom-like blooms. Good strong self supporting stems, 30-36 inches in height. Barrel-shaped plant. No pollen, no seeds, fragrant. Mid to late season. Bulletin #283. Sept., 1992.
MAJOR STEVE (D. Steve Varner, Monticello, Illinois), Sept. 12, 1994. A seedling of Red Charm. By stressing the plant, a few seeds were produced. Parentage... pollen used from Sunny Boy. The flower has two rows, nicely cupped pastel flesh pink single, with very strong stiff stems. The plant is valuable for hybridizing as it carries 50% genes of Red Charm. To my knowledge Red Charm does not have pollen. For years I have tried to achieve the results of today, with this plant Red Charm. Bulletin #292.
(The registered variety Happy Returns has been changed to read MANY HAPPY RETURNS. For those that have purchased these peonies, please change your records accordingly).
MANY HAPPY RETURNS (Hollingsworth, Kansas City, Missouri), July 1, 1986. Seedling #1298. Parentage (Nippon Splendor x Good Cheer), 3-species hybrid. First bloomed 1979. Mid-season hybrid, Japanese to bomb, medium height, brick red, yellow-edged collar petalodes highlight the color. Abundant flowers. Center ball grows. Upright plant, wavy leaflets are extra divided, fast increaser. Pollen at petalode edges. Bulletin #259.
MA PETITE CHERIE (Krekler-Roy Klehm), June, 1994. Seedling #KR43-41. Semi-double lactiflora. First bloomed 1994. Soft pink semi-double lactiflora, good substance, reliable, stamen, pollen, seeds, and fragrant. Good stem strength, 20-22 inches in height, midseason bloom. Delicate, dainty short garden peony with excellent small stature and pleasing textural balance between height, flower position and bush habits. Excellent and pleasing soft pink blossom color. Bulletin #291.
MARSHMALLOW BUTTON (Roy G. Klehm), Barrington, IL, 1986. Seedling #92 IS. Lactiflora, bomb. Pure white, strong growing, ball-shaped blossoms with upcurving guard petals, short, 24", blooms mid-season, excellent luxurious dark green foliage, fragrant. Good amount of bloom and substance. Reliable. Has seeds. Bulletin #259.