AMERICAN PEONY SOCIETY PEONY CHECK LIST 1986 -1996
(Compiled by Greta M. Kessenich, Registrar, Nomenclature Department) p. 18
MOON OVER BARRINGTON
MRS. E. J. FRIESEN
MY DARLING STUDENTS
MARSHMALLOW PUFF (Roy G. Klehm), Barrington, IL, 1986. Seedling #121J. Double lactiflora. Pure white well-formed, fully double. Good substance and bloom, reliable, strong stem, 28", blooms mid-season with good vigor. Nice foliage. Well proportioned plants. Bulletin #259.
MARY GRETCHEN (Anne Oveson, Wallowa, Oregon), August 18, 1995. Seedling number OB 1 S90. Seed was purchased from Win. Seidl. Parentage, Salmon Dream x Good Cheer. First bloomed in 1993. Salmon, pink double hybrid has cup-shaped guard petals, full center. The form is flat, has stamens, seeds, and no pollen, reliable, one bud per stem, no fragrance. Height 20 inches, with good stem strength, blooms early, strong and ample foliage that turns copper green in late July. Withstands wind and rain and early frost better than some early cultivars. Has been divided into three plants. Named for my aunt, Mary Gretchen Oliver. Bulletin #296.
MAY FROST (Lyman D. Glasscock, Elwood, Illinois), registered by Elizabeth Falk, June 1, 1987. Deep rich pink, double hybrid with frosted pink edges. Parentage and first-year bloom is unknown. The form is flat, with stamens, pollen, and seeds. No fragrance. Mid-season bloom, excellent stem strength, 3 feet, with large deep green leaves. Bulletin #263.
MERRY MAYSHINE (Saunders), Seedling #Saunders 8277. Hybrid, herbaceous single. Parentage tenuifolia x unknown. First bloomed, unknown. Deep red single, flat form, stamens gold, reliable, good substance, stigmas red, strong, 24" stems, very hardy, early bloom, fine cut, bright deep green foliage, good branching. Bloom is 5" in diameter, petals 2.5" wide. This plant may have been known as Zeida in the Goldsmith collection, as it was labeled Zeida in the field. Introduced by Hollingsworth/Smetana, July 25, 1994. Colored slide filed. Bulletin #292.
MISSIE'S BLUSH (Leola [Missie] Bainum), March 14, 1994. Parentage thought to be close to Queen Victoria. First year bloomed 1940. Blush, passing to white, lactiflora full double, flat form with no stamens, strong fragrance, reliable and prolific. Blooms late to midseason. Strong stems, 32 inches in height, somewhat large foliage. A good cut flower. Grown in the Hollingsworth Nursery since 1960, and distributed - now, this Registration to establish legitimate name. Named for the hybridizer, a Northwest Missouri gardening leader. - Don Hollingsworth. Bulletin #290.
MOON OVER BARRINGTON (Roy Klehm), 1986. Seedling #11E. Double lactiflora, parentage lost. First bloomed 1968. Cream/blush fully rose-type double similar in shape and color to Moonstone and Moon River. Large 8" blossoms held well on sturdy plants. It is fragrant, no pollen or seeds. 32" in height, excellent foliage, midseason to late with ample amount of bloom. Good show flower. Bulletin #260.
MRS. E. J. FRIESEN (R. W. Tischler, Fanbault, Minnesota), April 10, 1987. Seedling #8394. Parentage unknown. Medium pink double with blooms 8" to 9", soft texture. A 28" plant with dark green foliage, no fragrance, blooms midseason. Bulletin #262.
(NAME CHANGE from Little Darlings to:)
MY DARLING STUDENTS (Zlatana Jennie Draskovich), Gary, Indiana, June 26,1996. Seedling #Z2337, parentage Colchicine treatment Mons Jules Elie x Colchicine treated Elsa Sass. Pink double lactiflora, ball form, stamen and pollen, no seeds. 38 inches in height, good stem strength. Divided in 1994 and 1995. Vigorous, and has a mind of its own, just like my students at Morton Senior High School. This is an excellent cutflower. I call my students "Little Darlings." This plant is named after them. Photo on file. Bulletin #299.