The American Peony Society
The History of the Peonies and their Originations p. 19
DANIEL BOONE (Auten, 1931) - Double - Red. Large, high-built dark red, stamens nearly hidden, on tall straight stiff steins. Very distinct and outstanding. Bulletin 47.
DAPHNE (Earnshaw, 1919) - Double - Blush - Late Midseason. Rose fragrance. Immense in size, often the equal of any white, with good strong stems and rose fragrance. This daintily tinted peony does not always perform well. It seems to be resentful of division and takes several years to recover. When its pink-veiled bloom comes in perfection, it will rank among the best. M. List in Bulletin 60.
DARIUS (Origin Unknown) - Single - Rose-Pink. M.
DARK KNIGHT (Glasscock, 1945) - Single - Brilliant Black Red - Early - Hybrid. Tall. Albiflora (Fuyajo) x officinalis (Jap.) - Bulletin 83. Notice: Fuyajo is not registered (C.B.2000)
DARKNESS (Brand, 1913) - Single - Red - Midseason. Medium height. Pleasant fragrance. Medium size. The evenly rounded guard petals are dark maroon-red, shading darker at the base, and are arranged in a single row around the center of bright gold stamens. Upright plant. with stiff but graceful stems. Very free bloomer. Flowers hold unusually long as a cut flower, and it is fine for this purpose. Fewkes says: Rated too high. It burns badly in the sun. M.
DARLING O' MINE (Good & Reese, 1930) - Double - Pink - Midseason. Light rose pink with stamens showing. List in Bulletin 91.
DARWIN (Winslow, 1951) - Single - led - Midseason. Medium height. Dark red. Guard petals dark red. Center of yellow stamens. Color of stigmas and disc not stated. Vigorous grower. Strong stems. Good foliage. In opening the buds resembly a large Darwin tulip, hence its name. Bulletin 123.
DAUNTLESS (Glasscock, 1944) - Single - Brilliant Dark Red - Early - Hybrid. Albiflora x officinalis. List in Bulletin 129.
DAVID (Kelway) - Double - Coral Pink - M.
DAVID HARUM (Brand, 1907) (1920) - Double - Red - Midseason. Tall. No fragrance. Very large. Clear, light crimson, smooth texture. Floriferous; strong stems. Broad light green foliage. Good cut flower variety. M.
DAWN (Calot) - Jap. - Pink - M.
DAWN OF DAY - Shown by Brand, Bulletin 54, Page 12.
DAWN PINK (Sass, 1946) - Single - Pink - Early to Midseason. Medium height. Guard petals large and well rounded, medium dark rose pink, brilliant and lasting color. Stamens, bright yellow. Carpels green. Stigmas, deep rose pink. Disc not evident. Foliage medium sized, medium green and extends well down on the stems which are strong and medium in height. The color is somewhat darker than that of SEA SHELL. The flower is well formed and lasts well. Bulletin 122.
DAWN'S FLUSH (Nealey, 1936)-Double-Pink. Deep self pink showing stamens. List in Bulletin 91.
DAYBREAK - Jap. - Pink or Pale Rose. Pfeiffer list.
DAYBREAK (Hollis, 1910) - Double - Violet Rose - DISCARDED. M.
DAYBREAK (Saunders, 1949) - Single - White - Hybrid. Name changed to EARLY DAYBREAK . List in Bulletin 129.
DAY DREAM (R. W. Auten, 1939) - Jap. - Pink and Yellow. Pink and yellow Jap, medium height, medium sized bloom carried gracefully on stiff slender stems above the foliage. Bulletin 80.
DAYLIGHT (Risk, 1929) - Jap. - White - Midseason. Medium height. Large. White guard petals; center a large mass of straw colored stamenodes becoming nearly white with age. Good foliage and stems. Blooms freely. Bulletin 39.
DAYSTAR (Saunders, 1949) - Single - Yellow -Hybrid. 3' tall. Third generation. Single goblets of clear, pale Yellow. With red stems and handsomely pointed leaves. Sets seed. Tenuifolia x Mlokosewitschi. Third generation. Letter from Miss Saunders.List in Bulletin 129.
DAZZLER (Auten, 1956) - Single --Red - Early - Hybrid. Medium to low height. A single, with two rows of petals. Very rich black red, filaments pink. Stiff stems. Officinalis x albiflora. Letter from Mr. Auten, April, 1956. Mr. Auten's 1956 catalog.
DEAN HOLE (Kelway) - Double - Rose - M.
DEARBORN (Auten, 1929) - Double or Semi-Double - Red - Late Midseason. Medium height. A brilliant medium dark red semi-rose double, with stamens well hidden. Color holds exceptionally well in hot sun. Strong stiff stems. Bulletin 39.
DEBORAH SAYLES (Shaylor, 1916) - Single - Shell Pink - M.
DE CANDOLLE (Crousse, 1880) - Double - Red - DISCARDED - M.
DE CANDOLLE (Verdier, 1860) - Double - Dark Pink - M.
DECORATION DAY (Wright, 1940) - Single - Red - Early. Bright rose red. List in Bulletin 91.
DEEDIE MAY (Veries, 1927) - Double - Pink - White - Early. Tall. This rather queerly named peony is described by Judge Vories as white, but when it first opens it is a very beautiful shade of light pink, nothing washed out about it. If left on the plant it gradually fades to white. It has some red markings on the edges of its petals and is loosely built. Large. Rather flat, white flowers with crimson thread-like on edges of center petals. Occasionally partially streaked with crimson. Strong stems. Manual. M. List in Bulletin 60.
DEEMSTER (Kelway, 1909) - Double - Brownish Red - M.
DEEP RIVER - Double - Pink. Shown by Lins, Bulletin 94, Page 31.
DEER CREEK (Bigger, 1952) - Formerly MID-AMERICA - Double - Pink - Midseason. Full rose type double. Smooth shade of medium pink with a slight lavender cast. Flower is cup shaped with a collar of white petals intermingled with or tipped with the major color of the flower. The center is a cup that tends to be white. Good cut flower. Keeps well in storage. Bulletin 126 and 127.