Cultivar: Baroness Schroeder

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Baroness Schroeder
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 9.0

1918-B006-I:03 1921-B014:08 Symposium II rating: 9.0 1923-SPN:344 1928-B:25 Double. 9.0 (Sym. 1921). White. 1928-B-d:084 Double type; very large; late midseason. Pale flesh-white,... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1889
Breeder: Kelway
Country of Origin: England
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: white

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1918-B006-I:03

1921-B014:08 Symposium II rating: 9.0

1923-SPN:344

1928-B:25 Double. 9.0 (Sym. 1921). White.

1928-B-d:084 Double type; very large; late midseason. Pale flesh-white, tinted cream; outer petals frequently shaded with faint pink; fragrant. Tall; floriferous; strong stems. Excellent foliage. This variety develops a large, funnel-shaped crown when fully open, and while classed as a white peony it is sometimes very pale pink. The habit of the plant and the lasting quality of the blooms make it good for both garden decoration and cut-flowers. Opens better in water than in the field.

1929-038:48 Rg 1954-Kelway Double. Pale flesh-white tinted cream, turning snow-white. Rose type. Handsome foliage. Pleasant fragrance.

1976-K:007 Double - White - Late Midseason. Tall. Normal fragrance. A double white tinted flesh pink. This pink will disappear as flower opens, leaving it a pure white. Strong stems and one of the best cut flowers. Excellent foliage. Opens better in water than in the field. Very large. Floriferous. Catalogs. Manual.

Historical Color:

1928 - White.

1928 - Pale flesh-white, tinted cream; outer petals frequently shaded with faint pink, while classed as a white peony it is sometimes very pale pink.

1954 - Pale flesh-white tinted cream, turning snow-white.

1976 - White, a double white tinted flesh pink, this pink will disappear as flower opens, leaving it a pure white.

Scent - Historical:

1928 - fragrant

1954 - Pleasant fragrance

1976 - Normal fragrance

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

 

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