Cultivar: Augustin d'Hour (General MacMahon)

 
Augustin d'Hour (General MacMahon)
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 7.8

1916-Farr:22 Syn. Marechal MacMahon. Large, medium compact, bomb. Dark, brilliant solferino-red, 5(157), slight silvery reflex. Medium tall, free bloomer. Midseason. Extra. 75 cts. 1918-... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1867
Breeder: Calot
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: red
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:22 Syn. Marechal MacMahon. Large, medium compact, bomb. Dark, brilliant solferino-red, 5(157), slight silvery reflex. Medium tall, free bloomer. Midseason. Extra. 75 cts.

1918-B006-I:03

1921-B014:08 Symposium II rating: 7.8

1923-SPN:344 syn. Maréchal MacMahon.

1928-B:25 Double. 7.8 (Sym. 1921). Syn., Maréchal MacMahon. Solferino-red.

1976-K:006 Double - Red - Midseason. Syn. MARECHAL MacMAHON. Color and form similar to Felix Crousse with stronger stems. A very good red for landscape planting. Catalogs and Manual.

Historical Color:

1916 - Dark, brilliant solferino-red, 5(157), slight silvery reflex..

1928 - Solferino-red.

1976 - Red. A very good red for landscape planting.

Scent - Historical:

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

 

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