Cultivar: Adolphe Rousseau

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Adolphe Rousseau
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.5

1916-Farr:36 Very large, semi-double. Purple-garnet, 5(165). Very tall, vigorous grower; dark foliage, veined red. Early. One of the darkest Peonies. Fine for landscape effects. In my... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1890
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: red

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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Nichols Arboretum
 

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At Currently Present Last Verified
13591 Nichols Arboretum yes February 5, 2012
13592 Nichols Arboretum yes February 5, 2012

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
13591 Nichols Arboretum
13592 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:36 Very large, semi-double. Purple-garnet, 5(165). Very tall, vigorous grower; dark foliage, veined red. Early. One of the darkest Peonies. Fine for landscape effects. In my opinion the best very early dark red Peony. $2. See color plate facing p. 32.

1921-B014:07 Symposium II rating: 8.5.

1923-SPN:343

1928-B:23 Double. 8.5 (Sym. 1921). Red.

1928-B-d:079 Double type; very large; early midseason. Dark, lustrous red shaded maroon, showing yellow stamens and light red stigmas in center; odor somewhat disagreeable. Tall; floriferous; stems very strong. Foliage dark, tinged red. Young and weak plants produce single flowers and the side blooms on established plants are almost always single. At its best, a very large, handsome flower, but it requires a strong plant and a favorable season to develop it. Good for garden decoration.

1976-K:001 Double - Red - Early - Midseason. Tall. Moderate fragrance, but disagreeable. Dark, lustrous red shaded maroon, showing yellow stamens and light red stigmas in center; odor somewhat disagreeable. Tall; floriferous; stems very strong. Foliage dark, tinged red.

Historical Color:

1916 - Purple-garnet,dark foliage, veined red.

1928 - Red

1928 - Dark, lustrous red shaded maroon, showing yellow stamens and light red stigmas in center. Foliage dark, tinged red.

1976 - Red. Dark, lustrous red shaded maroon, showing yellow stamens and light red stigmas in center. Foliage dark, tinged red.

Scent - Historical:

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Historic information about this cultivar includes published information courtesy of the American Peony Society.

 

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In 1922 the Regents of the University of Michigan appropriated $2,000 to establish the Peony Garden at the Nichols Arboretum.
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