Peony Registry

Mary P. King

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Cultivar
Mary P. King
Originator
Franklin
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1920

Double type; large; midseason. Rich, even flesh-pink, opening to a broad lily-like center, with a faint yellow suffusion in the depths and a slightly darker pink tint; some petals edged with crimson; mildly fragrant. Medium height and vigor; moderately free-flowering; stiff stems. Excellent foliage. A variable flower, sometimes extremely ragged in the collar, giving the appearance of a semi-double flower. It is unusually clear in color, having very little of the lavender tint so common in pink peonies. “A semi-double flower of loose, globular form, clear bright pink, shading lighter at the tips, giving something of the WALTER FAXON tints as it grows on the plant.”—Little.

Reference: 1928-B-d:119