The American Peony Society
The History of the Peonies and their Originations p. 15
CHIEF JUSTICE (Auten, 1941) - Semi-Double - Red - Late - Hybrid. Very rich deep red, color exceptionally fine. Semi-double, showing some beautiful yellow stamens in center held erect on long red filaments. Good size with stiff stems. One of the late hybrids, blooming with the first of the regular season. Officinalis x albiflora. Lists in Bulletins 91 & 129.
CHIEFTAN (Auten, 1956) - Double - Red - Very Early. A very rich dark red bomb, on a good plant. Letter from Mr. Auten, April 1956. Auten's 1956 catalog.
CHINA BOY (Auten, 1942) - Single - Red - Hybrid. A brilliant red single, almost scarlet, on short stiff stems. Trim foliage, making a very distinctive plant. Officinalis x albiflora. Lists in Bulletins 91 & 129.
CHINA MAID (Murawska, 1943) - Jap. - Pink - Midseason. Bulletin 92.
CHINENSIS ROSEA (Origin Unknown) - Double - China-Pink - M.
CHIPPEWA (Murawska, 1943) - Double - Red - Midseason. Tall. Medium size, good originator. A very strong grower. Bulletin 92.
CHOCOLATE SOLDIER (Auten, 1939) - Jap. Red - Very Early - Hybrid. Black red Jappy bomb type with some yellow dots on center petals. Color is unusually rich and free from purple suggestions. Officinalis x albiflora. Bulletin 80.
CHOICE RED (Wild Bros.) - Double - Ked. Correctly named, a "choice" among the reds. Very double dark red flowers on tall, straight stems. Excellent for garden or cut flower use. Sarcoxie Nursery List.
CHRISTABEL (Kelway, 1909) - Double - Flesh - M.
CHRISTINA AMELIA (Nelson, 1953) - Won first as BEST SEEDLING PEONY at 31st Annual North Dakota Peony Show at Grand Forks, N.D., 1953. Shown by Dr. C. I. Nelson. Bulletin 130, pg. 13.
CHRISTINE (Auten, 1945) - Jap. - White - Early. Tall. Large bloom, narrow thread-like filaments Very vigorous plant, stiffly erect. Auten's letter, 1955. Auten catalog.
CHRISTINE RITCHER (Hollis, 1907) - Double - Pink - DISCARDED - M.
CHRISTINE SHAND (Kelway) - Double -Violet-Rose - M.
CHRYSANTHEMIFLORA (Guerin, 1842) - Double - White - DISCARDED - M.
CINDERELLA (Jones, 1938) - Single - Pink - Early Midseason. 36" tall. Extremely large apple blossom pink that holds its color. A distinctively beautiful flower. Very heavy bloomer. Bulletin 71.
CIRCLET (Saunders, 1952-1955) - Cream - Hybrid. A tawny cream with warmer tones at the base, and golden center. Petals veined rosy outside, and occasionally rosy edged. Quadruple hybrid: albiflora, Officinalis, macrophylla and Mlokosewitschi. Saunders 1955 catalog.
CLAIRE - Syn. KOCHOMAI - Jap. - Red - M.
CLAIRE DE LUNE (White - Wild & Son 1954) - Single -Yellow - Very Early - Hybrid. 28" tall. A ten petaled single hybrid, pale yellow, crinkled and rounded at the petal edges. Carpels pale and hairy with pink tips. Filament is yellow in color, and the anthers orange. The stems are Mlokosewitschi; leaflets midway between the two parents. Albiflora (MONS. JULES ELIE) x Mlokosewitschi. Bulletin 131.
CLAIRE DUBOIS (Crousse, 1886) - Double - Rose Pink - Late. Moderately tall. Fragrance not pleasant. Very large, bright rose pink, with much blue, almost a mauve-pink, paling toward the tips of the petals whose serrated edges give the flower a crisp appearance; fairly floriferous. Stiff stems. Dark foliage. Has much the silvery appearance of Mons. Jules Elie, but the color is livelier and its texture less opaque. At its best, it is a heavy-built flower, closely incurved and compact, of fine globular form. Its keeping and shipping qualities are worthy of note. M.
CLAIRE PATRICIA - Pink. Guille catalog.
CLAIRETTE (Dessert, 1905)- Single - Pink -Pink to White. Tall. No appreciable fragrance. Large. Pale pink buds, opening regularly formed white flowers of silky texture with a tuft of yellow stamens in the center. Profuse in bloom; strong stems. Good foliage. Blooms in clusters and its stiff stems give it some value as a decorative use in the garden. M.
CLARA ANDERSON (Hollis-Anderson) - Double - White. Formerly called HARRIET BEECHER STOWE. M.
CLARA BARTON (Terry, 1906) - Double - White - M.
CLARA MacQUEEN (Kelway) - Single - Rose - M.
CLARA MAY BERNHARDT (Kummer,1939) - Double - White - Medium Early. 30 to 36" tall. Sweet moderate rose fragrance. Large size, absolutely pure white. Petals delicate but of firm texture. High crown. Good lasting qualities. Plant does not readily break down in severe rains or storms. Good stiff stems. Compact upright plant. Broad, dark green shiny foliage. Consistent bloomer. Insignificant side buds. Rather slow propagator. Note: This flower has a rather strange and unbelievable parentage. The pollen parent unknown. Seed producing this white offspring is from MONS. MARTIN CAHUZAC. Bulletin 76
CLARA STOCKWELL (Wettengel, 1926) - Double - Bright Mauve-Pink - M.
CLARION (Saunders, 1952-1955) - White - Hybrid. Mlokosewitschi x macrophylla. F3. Miss Saunders letter, 1955.
CLARISSA (Origin Unknown) - Double - Pink - M.
CLARISSE - Syn. OIMATSU - Jap. - Pink changing to white - M.
CLAUD BARROW - Double - Red. Description: A beautiful dark red. Large bloom, a fine flower that always attracts attention. Stock scarce. Source -- catalog of William Brown of Elora, Ontario, Canada.
CLAUDE BARROW, JR. (Kelsey, 1939) - Double - Pink. One of the largest and finest flowers in the garden. Informal shape. A profuse bloomer. Long, very pointed buds. A show flower. List in Bulletin 109.
CLAUDE GELLEE (Lemoine, 1904) - Double - White - M.
CLAUDE LORRAIN (Crousse, 1884) - Double - Violet-Pink - DISCARDED - M