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ADOLPHE AUDUSSON SPECIAL

Predominantly white over dk red. Large semidouble Avg compact growth  Mid season bloom


GROWER NOTES:

Adolphe Audusson is a very old cultivar first mentioned in 1877 in France. It is a nice dark red semi double but the "Special" is really special. It has lots of white, some blooms may be as much as 80% white while others are not so highly variegated.






ANN BLAIR BROWN

Light pink with darker pink petaloids blotched white. Large anenome form. Average upright growth.


GROWER NOTES:

Named for the former executive director of ACS and mother of actress Blair Brown.










ALBA PLENA

White. Medium formal double. Slow bushy growth. Early bloom.

GROWER NOTES

This was one of the first japonicas to arrive from China being brought to England in 1792 by Capt Conner on his return from the Orient. Still in demand today, Alba Plena is a dependable, somewhat compact growing formal white.










BART COLBERT VARIEGATED

Deep pink variegated white. Large semidouble. Avg upright growth. Mid season bloom








BERNICE BODDY

Light pink with deep pink under petals. Medium, semi double. Vigorous upright growth. Mid season bloom.

GROWER NOTES:

Bernice Boddy is very cold hardy and has been used in hybridizing other cold hardy varieties.






BETTY FOY SANDERS

White with varying amounts of flecked, splotched and spotted rose red marks or streaks. Medium semi double of flared trumpet shape. Early-mid season bloom. May sport a solid white bloom. Named for the wife of Georgia governor Carl Sanders.






BETTY SHEFFIELD SUPREME

Sport of Betty Sheffield-white with deep pink to red border on each petal. Mid season


GROWER NOTES:

An outstanding, beautiful bloom when it is true to it's name. However, Betty Sheffield is notorious for "sporting" which means you may have several different looking blooms on the plant in addition to the Betty Sheffield Supreme. There are at least 14 different 'sports" from the parent plant Betty Sheffield of which the supreme is one.








BLACK MAGIC

Very dark glossy red. Medium semidouble to rose form dbl. Avg spreading upright growth. Mid to late season bloom. Unusual holly like foliage.

GROWER NOTES:

You almost have to see it to believe it. The petals of Black Magic look like they are carved out of dark red candle wax, they are so glossy. The leaves have an interesting serrated look also. We can never seem to grow enough to keep up with demand.



BLOOD OF CHINA (Victor Emmanuel)

Deep salmon red. Medium, semidouble to loose peony form. Vigorous, compact grower. Late season blooms.









BOB HOPE

Black red. Large semidouble with irregular petals. Slow compact growth. Mid season bloom.



BOBBIE FAIN

Clear bright red w/deep radial veining . Large, semi double to anemone form. Average, upright growth. Early to late bloom.









BOBBIE FAIN VARIEGATED

Clear bright red w/deep radial veining & white form of Bobbie Fain. Early to late bloom.






BOROM'S GEM

Pink. Large to very large, rose form double. Vigorous, upright growth. Mid to late bloom.

GROWER NOTES:

Borom's Gem blooms are so large they could be mistaken for a c. reticulata.

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BROOKE

Dark rose pink. Small to medium formal double. Vigorous dense, spreading growth. Early-mid season bloom.







CAMPARI

Pink striped & flecked crimson.  Med formal dbl.  Vigorous upright growth.  Mid to late bloom. Campari will sometimes sport a solid white or a partial red & white bloom.









CAN CAN

Pale pink with darker veining and darker petal edges. Medium, peony form. Slow upright growth. Early-mid season bloom. Flower is inconsistent in coloration.






CARTER’S SUNBURST

Pale pink striped or marked deeper pink. Large to very large semidouble to peony form to formal double.  Avg spreading growth. Early to late bloom.









CARTER’S SUNBURST SPECIAL

Pink striped or marked deeper pink to raspberry with pale pink petal edges. Early-mid season bloom.


Growers notes:

This plant growing at Massee Lane Gardens differs from Carter's Sunburst in that the blooms have deeper color and tend to be primarily rose form to formal double as opposed to loose peony. We feel it merits including in our availability.








CHARLIE BETTES

White w/deep yellow stamens.  Lg to very lg semidouble. Vigorous compact growth. Early bloom






CHERRIES JUBILEE

Burgandy red w/red & white petaloids intermingled w/stamens. Med to lg full semidouble to rose form dbl. Avg compact growth. Mid season bloom.






DAHLONEGA

Canary yellow. Sm to med formal dbl. Slow open upright growth. Mid season bloom

GROWER NOTES:

This creamy yellow formal bloom was developed in 1986 by Dr Walter Homeyer of Macon, Ga. one of the most outstanding hybridizers of modern times. I believe Dahlonega to be the closest to yellow of any of the japonicas. Dr Homeyer told me that after making a number of crosses and back crosses to achieve the Dahlonega yellow, he thought he knew how to achieve a true yellow but he didn't have time. Within 6 months, he passed away. Dahlonega is a late bloomer and I have discovered that the later it blooms the deeper the yellow. The use of gibberellic acid tends to bleach out the yellow.









DAIKAGURA

Bright rose pink splotched white. Med to large peony form. Slow compact growth. Early bloom.



DEBUTANTE

Light pink. Medium full peony form. Vigorous upright growth. Early to mid season bloom.


GROWER NOTES:

Old time favorite, early blooming pink introduced in the early 1900's from Magnolia Gardens as 'Sara C. Hastie'



DICK HARDISON

Red edged black red. Large to very large, formal double with incurved petals. Early to late bloom.


GROWER NOTES:

I have found the bloom does not always appear as stated above, but when it does it is very eye catching. Blooms respond well to gibb.











DIXIE KNIGHT

Deep red. Medium loose peony form with irregular petals. Vigorous upright growth. Mid to late bloom.


GROWER NOTES:

This is an old favorite developed by Wheeler's Nursery in Macon, Ga and introduced in 1955.









DIXIE KNIGHT SUPREME

 Deep red heavily moired white.Medium loose peony form with irregular petals. Vigorous upright growth. Mid to late bloom

GROWER NOTES:

This heavily white variegation of Dixie Knight was given to me by my friend Marvin Jernigan, an outstanding hybridizer himself who led me to the plant growing in his yard and said "this is the best Dixie Knight Supreme out there." I agree, as we never seem to have enough.







DIXIE KNIGHT VARIEGATED

Deep red streaked white. Medium loose peony form with irregular petals. Vigorous upright growth. Mid to late bloom.






DON-MAC

Dark red. medium to large semi-double to loose peony form with curled and crepe petals surrounding large mass of stamens. Average upright growth. Early to late bloom.






DORIS ELLIS

Pale blush pink with darker pink outer petals and coral rose center. Medium, formal double. Vigorous, upright growth. Early bloom.






DR BURNSIDE

Dk red. Medium to lg semidouble to peony form. Avg upright growth. Mid season bloom.



DR ROBERT E. SCHWARTZ

Metallic red. Medium to large, anemone to loose peony form with fimbriated petals. Early to mid season. Sport of Verdrine introduced early 1900's.






DR. TINSLEY

Very pale pink at base shading deeper pink at edge w/reverse side flesh pink. Medium semi-double. Compact upright growth. Mid season bloom.


GROWER NOTES:

Delicate beauty in a compact slower growing plant. Introduced in 1949 from Louisiana.



EARLY AUTUMN

Lavender rose with center petals edged deeper lavender. Medium, formal double. Early to mid season.







EDNA BASS VARIEGATED

Deep red and white. Very large semi double to peony form. Average open upright growth. Early bloom


GROWER NOTES:

Another show winning cultivar from Dr Homeyer. Introduced in 1992 and a consistent head table selection.



EL ROJO

Bright deep red. Medium, rose form double to formal double. Mid season.







ELAINE'S BETTY

Sport of 'Betty Sheffield'. pink peach pink center with occasional rose red stripes and spots shading to deeper pink at petal edges. medium peony form to rose form double with highly ruffled petals. Vigorous, open, upright growth. Mid season bloom.






ELEANOR MARTIN SUPREME

Red heavily variegated  white. Medium to large semi double w/wide concave petals. Vigorous open upright growth. Mid to late season bloom.






ELIZABETH LeBAY

Light rose pink. Large loose to full peony form with large petals and large erect petaloids, Vigorous pendulous growth. Early to late bloom









ELIZABETH WEAVER

Coral pink. Large, formal double. Average, open, upright growth. Early-mid season.



EMMETT BARNES

White, large semi-double with ruffled and twisted petals and stamens intermixed. Vigorous compact growth. Early bloom.



ESTHER SMITH

White with occasional pink stripes. Medium full peony form. Early-mid season bloom.

GROWER'S NOTES:

Nice early peony bloom. Most blooms have light pink stripes. Good growing plant.






EXTRA POINT

Medium rose pink blotched white sport of ‘Touchdown’. Large to very large loose peony form. Early to mid season bloom.


GROWER'S NOTES:

Registered name for this variety is 'Cheerleader', however it is a sport of 'Touchdown' which is a sport of 'Kickoff' so 'Extra Point' seems more appropriate.







EXTRAVAGANZA

White vividly and profusely marked and striped light red. Large to very large. Average compact upright growth. Mid season bloom.