The American Peony Society
The History of the Peonies and their Originations p. 59
MARGUERITE (Origin unknown) - Jap. - Pink - Midseason.
MARGUERITE DESSERT (Dessert, 1913) - Single - White - Midseason. Tall. Faint but pleasing fragrance. Very large. White, thickly powdered with pale rose-pink dots; small cluster of golden yellow stamens in center; carpels tipped red. Very floriferous. Strong stems and foliage.
MARGUERITE GAUDICHAU (Milet, 1903) - Double - Pink - Late. Tall. Sweet but weak fragrance. Very large. A medium shade of light rose-pink, almost white at edges of petals, incurved center disclosing a few golden yellow stamens. Free-blooming; medium-strong stems and well-set foliage. M.
MARGUERITE GERARD (Crousse) - Double - Pink - Midseason. Medium height. Strong fragrance, not unlike wild-cherry blossoms. Very large. Immense, heart-shaped guard petals and a broad, serrated crown of pale flesh-pink, darkening to rose-pink, develops in the center; collar is composed of a few short petals mixed with many yellow stamens. Free-flowering; stems lax at base. Good foliage. Its chief faults are the early discoloration of the stamens in the collar and its spreading habit. Nevertheless,its larqe size and profuse blooming habit have made it very popular. M.
MARIAN PFEIFFER (Pfeiffer, 1925) - Double - Red - Late Midseason. Very brilliant red. Good stems. This is one of the purest reds we have. List in Bulletin 91.
MARIE (Calot, 1868) - Double - Pink - Very Late. Very tall. Fair fragrance. Large. Very pale old-rose-pink, changing quickly to white, brightened by a ring of yellow stamens and staminodes in the collar. Floriferous; strong stems. Good foliage. M.
MARIE CALOT (Calot, 1872) - The date is given by Coit, #409. Mentioned in Bulletin 59, page 36
MARIE CROUSSE (Crousse, 1892) - Double - Pink - Midseason. Medium height. Moderate fragrance. Very large. Guards very large, with usually smooth outline; central petals broad, narrowing toward the collar, forming an immense globular bloom; pale pink, shaded rose in the center, overspread with a glowing suffusion. Free-flowering; stems stiff. Foliage of average quality. A fine peony of note-worthy color and form. There is a suggestion of creaminess about the color, but the petals are too translucent to call it creamy pink and the tint is not strong enough to call it salmon. M.
MARIE DEROUX (Crousse, 1881) - Double - Pink - Late. Flesh-pink, paling to white at edges of petals. Large. M.
MARIE d'HOUR (Calot, 1883) - Double - Pink - Midseason.
MARIE ELIZABETH (Guille, 1950) - Double - Red - Midseason. Medium to large size double with some stamens intermingled and a few yellow edged petaloides. Clear medium red. Good stems and foliage. Bulletin 126.
MARIE HOUILLON (Calot, 1869) - Double - Pink - DISCARDED - Midseason.
MARIE JACQUIN (Verdier) Syn. BRIDESMAID - WATER LILY. Semi-Double - Pink - Midseason. Medium height. Very strong, pungent perfume. Large. Pale pink, becoming white with creamy tones; big clusters of yellow stamens in the center; very floriferous; strong stems. Good foliage. A very distinct, cupped flower of variable fullness, nearly single on young plants but almost fully double when established and under good cultivation. Normally blooms in clusters which give it great decorative value outdoors, but requires disbudding if specimens are wanted for cutting or show.
MARIE KELWAY (Kelway, 1889) - Double - Pink, yellow petaloids. M.
MARIE LEMOINE (Calot, 1869) - Double - White - Late. Dwarf. Rich fragrance. Very large. Compact and flat at first; lemon-white with a trace of crimson on edges of a few petals and whole flower strongly suffused with yellow from hidden stamens and staminodes; develops to a large, globular form, pure white, with a few yellow petaloids in the collar. Moderately floriferous; stout stems and foliage. M.
MARIELLEN (Guppy, 1932) - Single - White - Bulletin 49.
MARIE SASS (Sass, ) - Double - Pink - Late Midseason. Very dark pink, almost red. dense and smooth. Nice plant. New in 1955. Sass catalog, 1955.
MARIE STUART (Calot, 1856) - Double - Pink - M.
MARIETTA SISSON (Sass, 1933) - Double - Light Pink - Early or midseason. Tall, or medium. Light pink, large flowers on medium to tall stems. Given midseason in Bulletin 54 -Early in catalog.
MARILLA BEAUTY (Kelsey, 1940) - Double - Blush White - Late. Large blush-white double of bewitching loveliness. A late bloomer that opens perfectly and lasts long under all weather conditions on a plant that grows vigorously and produces flowers on strong steins. Bulletin 80.
MARINER (Saunders, 1941) - Single - Red - Hybrid. Moderate height. Darkest maroon crimson, very beautiful color. Fine carriage. Albiflora x officinalis. Lists in Bulletins 91 and 129.
MARION CRAN (Kelway, 1929) - Semi-Double - Pink to White. Tall. Fragrant. Flesh pink changing to white. Large flower. Dark foliage. Bulletin 38.
MARION FURNIVAL - Rapidan Show, Bulletin 129, page 43.
MARION LANGE (Kelsey, 1943) - Double - Pink - Midseason. Medium height. Medium light pink, full double. Stems good. Flower large. A very good bloomer. Wild's catalog 1952.
MARION PFEIFFER (Pfeiffer, 1929) - Double - Red. Tall. Spicy rose-geranium fragrance. Brilliant, bright red without a trace of magenta or purple. An outstanding red with a decidely spicy-rose-geranium fragrance. Profuse bloomer. Good propagator. Bulletin 40.
MARION TALLEY (Simpson, 1929) - Double - Pink - Midseason. Tall. Strong stems. Foliage dark green. A free bloomer, a good landscape variety. A fast propagator. Bulletin 40.
MARITA (Guille, 1953) - Double - White - Very Late. Very large pure white double. The latest bloomer on our list. Guille 1955 catalog and letter.
MARJORIE ALLISON (Shaylor, 1918) - Single - White. Medium tall. Large. Flowers in clusters guards long, evenly rounded, and slightly cupped about the center of bright yellow stamens. Willowy, upright stems. Foliage medium. M.