Cultivar: Ama-no-sode

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Ama-no-sode
Acquired: 1932 |  APS Rating: 9.2

Double type; large; midseason. Large, cupped guards and conical center with an incurved narrow collar of notched petals, pale, old-rose-pink with a decided lavender tone, especially in the... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Form: Japanese
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

Double type; large; midseason. Large, cupped guards and conical center with an incurved narrow collar of notched petals, pale, old-rose-pink with a decided lavender tone, especially in the center; pleasing fragrance. Tall, free-blooming, with good stems and broad, light foliage. A very distinct variety. Good for both garden decoration and cutting. "Very tall. I should call the color light rose-pink. The flower is distinguished by its very high form."—Saunders. "Ideal cut-flower. Strong grower."—Boyd.

1976-K:101 (Kelway, 1888) - Double - Pink - Midseason. Tall. Pleasing fragrance. Large. Large, cupped guards and conical center with an incurved narrow collar of notched petals, pale old-rose pink with a decided lavender tone, especially in the center. Free-blooming, with good stems and broad, light foliage. A very distinct variety. Good for both garden decoration and cutting. "Very tall. I should call the color light rose-pink. The flower is distinguished by its very high form." - Saunders. "Ideal cut-flower. Strong Grower." - Boyd. M.

Historical Color:

1928 - pink

1928 - pale, old-rose-pink with a decided lavender tone

1976 - pale, old-rose-pink with a decided lavender tone

Scent - Historical:

Pleasing fragrance

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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