The American Peony Society
The History of the Peonies and their Originations p. 57
LUXOR (Sass, 1933) - Double - White - Early Midseason. Shape, size and height like MONS. JULES ELIE and blossoms at the same time. Bulletin 54.
L. W. POLLOCK Correct name LEE W. POLLOCK.
LYDIA (Guille) - See Bulletin 125, page 24.
LYDIA WILHELM (Wilhelm) - Double - Red. Slight fragrance. Flowers not large but were held rigidly erect on stiff, strong stems. Color did not show any fading nor the usual bluish cast in many reds, after they have been exposed to a hot sun for several days. Bulletin 77, page 51.
LYNDA (Brand, 1907) - Double - White - DISCARDED - Midseason.
MABEL L. FRANKLIN (Franklin, 1920) - Double- Pink - Midseason. Average height. Strong lemon fragrance. Very large. Guards and center brilliant rose-pink; collar flesh-pink or pale salmon; flowers regularly built but loose and graceful. Strong grower; floriferous; stems bend. Foliage, light green. A very handsome bloom which is sometimes weak in the collar, but the color is very clear and shows up well, especially in half shade. Petals are generally lighter at the edges, giving a brilliant, silvered appearance to the bloom. M.
MAD CAP (Auten, 1931) - Single - Red - Late. Tall. Medium red flushed to white. Very unusual. Stiff stems. Bulletin 47. List in Bulletin 61.
MADELEINE GAUTHIER (Dessert, 1908) - Single - Pink - Early Midseason. Medium tall. Poor fragrance. Large. Light flesh-pink petals of waxy texture surrounding a center of yellow stamens and yellow-green carpels with red base and tips. Floriferous; strong, upright stems. Medium foliage. M.
MADELON (Dessert, 1922) - Double - Pink - Late. Fresh fragrance. Large. A flower of heavy substance, with large, incurved outer petals, surrounding a compact, globular center; light shell-pink with an old-rose tint in the center and fades quickly; some center petals edged maroon; clean, fresh fragrance. Strong stems. Some growers consider it too small, and object to its heavy stems and scant foliage. M.
MADONNA (Neeley, 1936) - Semi-Double - Pink - Midseason. Large long petalled flower of ivory pink. List in Bulletin 91.
MADRIGAL (Saunders, 1941) - Semi-Double - Blush - Early - Hybrid. Palest pink or white. Very large. Officinalis x albiflora. Lists in Bulletins 91 and 129. Miss Saunders' letter, 1955.
MAE - Exhibited. Bulletin 110, page 27.
MAFEKING (Kelway) - Single - Red - Midseason. Tall. Mild, mint-like fragrance. Very large, smooth cupped guards of dark ruby-red center composed of many yellow stamens with ruddy filaments; carpels nearly white, with a white base at tips; fairly strong; free-blooming. Dark green foliage. M. and Bulletin 38.
MAGNA CHARTA - Double - Pink. Unusually pleasing fragrance. Large full double pink. Bulletin 59, page 17.
MAGNIFICA (Origin unknown) - Double - White, yellowish center - Midseason.
MAGNIFICENCE (Kelway) - Jap. - Rose - Midseason.
MAGNIFICENT (Brand) See BRAND'S MAGNIFICENT - Midseason.
MAGNOLIA (Thurlow) - Jap. - Rose Pink. Bright rose-pink with overlapping petals. Center of enlarged stamens of chrome-yellow which are crusted with golden yellow. Strong vigorous growth. Extra good for garden effects. 1955 Rosefield Gardens List.
MAGNOLIA FLOWER (Saunders, 1949) - Semi-Double . Blush - Hybrid. Names after the flower it most resembles. Large, mauve and cream. Albiflora x Wittmanniana. List in Bulletin 129.
MAHAL (Sass, 1934) - Double - White - Early. Pure white showing yellow stamens. Bulletin 57.
MAHARAJAH OF GWALIOR (Kelway) - Double - Pink - Midseason.
MAHOGANY (Glasscock, 1937) - Single - Deep mahogany. Very early. Hybrid. Large, single, cup-shaped bloom of deep mahogany color. Albiflora x officinalis Otto Froebel. Bulletin 70. List in Bulletin 129.
MAIDEN BLUSH (Neeley, 1936) - Double - Pink - Early. Soft pink guards with a heavy comb of yellow petals of straw yellow deeper at base. List in Bulletin 91.
MAIDEN QUEEN (Neeley, 1936) - Double - Rose colored - Late. Large. List in Bulletin 91.
MAIDEN'S BLUSH (Pleas) - Double - Pink - Midseason.
MAID OF ATHENS (Pillow, 1924) - Jap. - Pink - Bulletin 21.
MAID OF HONOR (Auten) Double - White - Late. Very large, full double, built higher in the center. Pure white. Very stiff stems. Auten's letter and Catalog, 1955.
MAID OF HONOR (Pillow, 1924) - Semi-Double - Pink. Bulletin 21.
MAID OF HONOR (Pleas, 1909) - Double - Pink - Midseason.
MAI FLEURI (Lemoine, 1905) - Single - White - Hybrid. White with the yellow and green tints. Albiflora x Wittmanniana. List in Bulletin 91.
MAINZ (Goos & Koenemann, 1926) - Double - Ivory-White - Midseason.
MAITLAND (Kelway) - Double - Pink - Midseason.
MAJESTIC (Andrews, 1932) - Double - Rose Pink - Late. Fragrant. Very large rather flat flower with large-rose-like petals. Rose pink of an even tone. Often outstanding. List Bulletin 91.
MAJESTIC ROSE (Franklin, 1953) - Double - Medium rose pink. Late. Medium height. Large re-flexing petals give this medium rose pink double the general appearance of a big rose, hence its name. Its strong stems are of medium height. Its foliage is ample and good. It won the American Home Achievement medal, 1953. Bulletin 131.
MAJOR LODER (Kelway) - Jap. - Flesh - Midseason.
MAKITATEYAMA (Origin unknown) - Jap. - Pink - Midseason.
MAMAN MILLET (Millet, 1924) - Semi-Double - Pink - Midseason. A very large flower, often immense, with rather bending stems and distinctive foliage. Its coloring is exquisite in its soft pink guard petals with a center of white tinted pink and many yellow staminodes. M. List in Bulletin 60.