The American Peony Society
The History of the Peonies and their Originations p. 61
MARY WOODBURY SHAYLOR (Shaylor, 1916) - Double - Flesh - Late Midseason. Iwarf. Fragrant but not sweet. Very large. Guards cupped and rounded, surrounding a collar of shredded petals and stamens and a deep symmetrical center of long, narrow petals with a few rose-like stamens; pale flesh-white, illumined by golden reflections from the stamens and marked with strong crimson blotches on a few short petals in the collar. Very floriferous; stems stiff, foliage broad and abundant. M.
MASSACHUSETTS (Thurlows & Stranger, 1935) - Double - Light Pink - Midseason. A fine light pink with white intermingled. Very much on the order of Miss Salway. List in Bulletin 91.
MASSASOIT (White, 1954) - Single - Dark Red - Early - Hybrid. About 30" high. This brilliant, dark red single has cupped guards, red filaments; yellow anthers, striped red; carpels hairy, green, with pink stigmas. It has thin but adequate stems. Its foliage resembles its officinalis parent, and is especially beautiful in Spring. It is a vigorous grower of good habit. RICHARD CARVEL x Officinalis anemoneflora aurea ligulata. Bulletin 131.
MASTERPIECE (Kelway, 1895) - Syn. MR. MANNING. Double - Cerise - Midseason - DISCARDED. Large, intense brilliant cerise; semi-rose type. Fragrant.
MASTERPIECE (Saunders, 1949) Now called QUEEN ROSE. Semi-Double - Salmon Rose. Hybrid. List in Bulletin 129.
MATCHLESS BEAUTY (Neeley, 1936) - Double - White - Midseason. White guards with broad yellow collar. Stiff stems. Very good. List in Bulletin 91.
MATHILDE de ROSENECK (Crousse, 1883) - Double - Pink - Midseason.
MATHILDE MECHIN (Mechin, 1880) - Double - Pink - DISCARDED - Midseason.
MATILDA LEWIS (Saunders, 1921) - Double - Red - Midseason. Medium tall. Large. Loosely formed blooms of dark maroon. Upright, vigorous growth; stiff stems. Foliage dark green. Like all reds of this shade, the flowers have a tendency to turn black in very bright sunlight. M.
MATTAWAMKEAG (Guppy, 1935) - Single - Deep Pink. Bulletin 60.
MATTIE CHARLES (Pleas) - Double - Pink - Midseason.
MATTIE LAFUZE (Johnson, 1942) - Double - White - Late Midseason. Medium height. Fragrant. Double white, with faint tinge of pink when first opening. Very large bloom, sometimes measuring 10" in diameter and 5" deep on mature plants. Very long lasting. Very large foliage (largest of 150 varieties). Very strong, stiff stems. Opens freely in any weather and has come good the past eight years without failure. Bulletin 93.
MAUDE - Exhibited by Mr. Hapier. Bulletin 54. page 15.
MAUDE E. TICKNOR (Ticknor, 1940) - Double - Rose Pink - Early. Double type, large. Color pale rose pink. Broad guard petals with center incurved. A lighter form of MONS. JULES ELIE. Seldom fades in central Illinois. Bulletin 81.
MAUD L. RICHARDSON (Hollis, 1904) - Double - Pink - Very Late. Tall. Fragrance strong and pleasing. Large to very large. Light rose-pink with a flesh-pink undertone which is most pronounced at base of petals; Floriferous; excellent stems and foliage. An occasional stamen may be found, but the symmetrical although rather loose form of the flower is of the usual double type, with a very full center of narrow, almost white petals. M.
MAURICE LOWE (Kelway) - Double - Rose-Pink. Rosy pink with short rose and yellow petaloids.
MAURICE MAETERLINCK (Kelway) - Single - Crimson - Midseason.
MAURINE (Haupt, 1935) - Double - Pink - Early. 30 to 36" high. Clear, light lavender with bright red stripped guard petals. Petals are loose and fluffy. Full double. Flower medium in size, strong, upright stems. Light green foliage. Bulletin 61.
MAVOURNEEN (Lanigan, 1944) - Semi-Double - Light Rose-Pink - Midseason. Somewhat dwarf. Medium size; light rose pink, rather flat blooms; fairly floriferous. Bulletin 96.
MAXINE (Auten, 1941) - Double - Light Pink - Late Midseason. High built light pink. List in Bulletin 91.
MAXINE (Sass, 1952) - Now named MAXINE ARMSTRONG. Double - White. Bulletin 124.
MAXINE ARMSTRONG (Sass, 1952) Was MAXINE. Double - White - Midseason. The flower is a full double white that in cool weather will often have a decided pink tint. It is somewhat higher built than Margaret and Ethel Halsey. Its stems are adequate but sometimes bow to hard storms. It was formerly known as Maxine, but to avoid confusion with Mr. Auten's Maxine, the full name MAXINE ARMSTRONG will be used in the future. It was named for Mrs. Floyd Armstrong of Omaha, a flower lover and friend of the Sass family. Bulletin 124.
MAY B. (Barneche) - Single - Deep Rose Pink. Midseason. List in Bulletin 91.
MAY CORBIN (Kelsey, 1934) - Double - Deep Pink - Midseason. Tall. Fragrant. Very deep, pink double. Medium size. Wiry stems. High built crown. Large flowers. List in Bulletin 109.
MAY DAVIDSON (Pleas) - Single - Pink - Midseason.
MAY DAWN (Glasscock, 1947) - Single - Pink - Very Early - Hybrid. Bright scarlet red single. Perhaps the brightest red. Albiflora TOKIO x officinalis Sunbeam. Bulletin 108 - List in 129.
MAY DELIGHT (Glasscock, 1941) (1940) - Single - Pink - Early - Hybrid. Single, coral pink. Large size. Albiflora x officinalis Sunbeam. Bulletin 83, and list in 129.
MAY LILAC (Saunders, 1950) - Semi-Double - Clear Lilac - Hybrid. Albiflora x macrophylla - 2nd generation. List Bulletin 129.
MAY MORN (Nicholls, 1952) - Double - Blush Pink - Midseason. Tall. MME. CALOT x unknown. Sister seedling of FLORENCE NICHOLLS. Full double, opening delicately tinted salmon pink, fading white in full sun. Tall, robust grower, prolific bloomer. Good habit.