Cultivar: Arcturus

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Arcturus
Acquired: 1949

1933-054:32 Rg A large, dark red single, brilliant and enduring. Stiff stems. Will rate among the very best. 1939-RL:20 Single. Red. 1943-B091:05 Single. Velvety dark red. The best we... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1933
Breeder: Auten
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Single
Color - Authentic: red
Season: Very Early

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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Nichols Arboretum
 

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Number Found At Currently Present Last Verifiedsort descending
13615 Nichols Arboretum yes February 5, 2012
13616 Nichols Arboretum yes February 5, 2012

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Number Found At
13616 Nichols Arboretum
13615 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1933-054:32 Rg A large, dark red single, brilliant and enduring. Stiff stems. Will rate among the very best.

1939-RL:20 Single. Red.

1943-B091:05 Single. Velvety dark red. The best we have.

1962-W:071 Single. Rich dark red. Color holds. Extra early, tall, strong stems.

1963-B169:31 A large single dark crimson with a 2" crest in the centre. Its petals are twisted slightly giving each flower a propeller effect. Staminodes are yellow and pistils red. Flowers 6½" dia. x 1¼" high. Height 30".

1976-K:005 Single - Red - Very Early. Large. Clear, rich velvety red fine form and substance, on a good plant. Does not fade. Tall stiff stems. Catalogs & Bulletin 54.

1976-K:123

1996-K:050 Single. Velvety dark red. The best we have.

Historical Color:

1933 - Red

1939 - Red.

1943 - Velvety dark red.

1962 - Rich dark red. Color holds. .

1963 - Dark crimson with a 2" crest in the centre, Staminodes are yellow and pistils red.

1976 - Red. Clear, rich velvety red fine form and substance.

1996 - Velvety dark 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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