Cultivar: Auguste Dessert

 
Auguste Dessert
Acquired: 1920 |  APS Rating: 8.7

1923-SPN:344 1928-B:24 Double. 8.7 (Sym. 1925). Pink. 1928-B-d:082 Double type; large; midseason. Big, round petals symmetrically graduated toward a loose center which shows a few stamens... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1920
Breeder: Dessert
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 descending Found At Currently Present Last Verified
13619 Nichols Arboretum yes
13620 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
13619 Nichols Arboretum
13620 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1923-SPN:344

1928-B:24 Double. 8.7 (Sym. 1925). Pink.

1928-B-d:082 Double type; large; midseason. Big, round petals symmetrically graduated toward a loose center which shows a few stamens; intensely pink, no blue and no yellow—each petal edged with a narrow silvery border; fragrance not notable. Plant of moderate height and seems fairly prolific. A striking new sort of unusually vivid color and wheel-like form. The characteristics of established plants have yet to be determined. "I should not call this flower pink at all. It is a very unusual shade of light red, a very solid color but not without some blue in it."—Saunders. "My notes say that real petal color is violet-rose 154 (2) but total effect lilac-rose 152 (2) (French color chart). This would bear out Professor Saunders that there is blue in the color. Further, color rather in splashes on white ground, making total effect pink but real color is much brighter, more of a cherry-red. Fragrance unpleasant. Habit strong; tall stems; single buds only medium in quantity. Fair as a cut bloom but much better in the garden as its bold color makes an accent."—Thurlow.

1976-K:006 - Double. Pink. Late Midseason. Moderate height. Fragrance not noticeable. Large. Big round petals symmetrically graduated toward a loose center which shows a few stamens intensely pink, no blue, and no yellow - each petal edged with a narrow silvery border. Fairly prolific. Midseason.

Historical Color:

1928 - Pink.

1928 - Intensely pink, no blue and no yellow—each petal edged with a narrow silvery border, a striking new sort of unusually vivid color and wheel-like form.

1976 - Pink., A few stamens intensely pink, no blue, and no yellow - each petal edged with a narrow silvery border.

Scent - Historical:

No information

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

 

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