Cultivar: Alice Harding

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Alice Harding
Acquired: 1937

1916-Farr:40 Very large, medium compact, rose type, developing later a high crown. Violet-rose, changing to lilac-white in the center. Strong, erect, medium tall, free bloomer. Midseason.... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1922
Breeder: Lemoine
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort ascending Found At Currently Present Last Verified
14232 Nichols Arboretum no

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort ascending Found At
14232 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:40 Very large, medium compact, rose type, developing later a high crown. Violet-rose, changing to lilac-white in the center. Strong, erect, medium tall, free bloomer. Midseason. One of the most desirable varieties. $6.

1918-B006-I:23 1921-B014:20 Symposium II rating: 9.8

1923-SPN:351

1928-B:54

1928-B:54

1928-B-d:146 Double type; very large; midseason. Enormous, long petals of pale, translucent, old-rose-pink, paling toward the base and illumined by a golden yellow glow in the depths; not particularly fragrant. Medium height; floriferous; strong stems. Heavy foliage. Truly splendid in form, texture, and color. It is supreme for exhibition but well-developed flowers are too heavy for the stems outdoors, particularly in wet weather. "The flowers fade quickly in bright sunlight."—Fewkes.

1939-RL:11 Double. 9.80, Light pink.

1962-W:089 Double. Pink blooms of fair substance, center cup, tiny white pistils with pink tips. Flowers soon fade in bright sunshine but remain attractive. Numerous side buds, nicely formed. Many 3' graceful stems make a broad, satisfactory bush which may sprawl in rainy weather.

1976-K:098 (Dessert, 1904) - Double - Pink - Midseason. (Wild catalog says Early.) Medium height. Not particularly fragrant. Very large. Enormous, long petals of pale translucent, old- rose pink, paling toward the base and illumined by a golden yellow glow in the depths; floriferous; strong stems. Heavy foliage. Truly splendid in form, texture, and color. It is supreme for exhibition but well-developed flowers are too heavy for the stems outdoors, particularly in wet weather. "The flower fades quickly in bright sunlight. "-Fewkes. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Violet-rose, changing to lilac-white in the center

1928 - pale, translucent, old-rose-pink, paling toward the base and illumined by a golden yellow glow in the depths

1939 - Light pink

1962 - Pink blooms of fair substance, center cup, tiny white pistils with pink tips

1976 - pale, translucent, old-rose-pink, paling toward the base and illumined by a golden yellow glow in the depths

Scent - Historical:

Not particularly fragrant

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

 

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