Cultivar: Bayadère

 
Bayadère
Acquired: 1924

1916-Farr:36 Large, globular, loose, semi-rose type. Creamy white, 2(10). Water-lily effect with an open center of golden stamens. Medium drooping habit. Midseason. Very distinct. $5. 1918... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1910
Breeder: Lemoine
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: white
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:36 Large, globular, loose, semi-rose type. Creamy white, 2(10). Water-lily effect with an open center of golden stamens. Medium drooping habit. Midseason. Very distinct. $5.

1918-B006-I:03

1921-B014:08 Symposium II rating: 8.7

1923-SPN:344

1928-B:25 Double. 8.5 (Sym. 1925). White.

1928-B-d:084 Double type; large; midseason. Very large, overlapping white petals of translucent texture suffused with yellow from buried stamens, faint pink marks on outer petals and an occasional red edge; strong lemon fragrance. Tall; sparse bloomer; strong stems. Excellent foliage. A flower of especially pleasing form, good substance, and carriage, but it has not proved very productive. Open center showing golden stamens; odor unpleasant to many. Not a strong grower and much inclined to disease. "It seems impossible to find stock where the roots are not badly infested."— Brand. "A good deal like Alsace-Lorraine."—Saunders.

1976-K:007 Double - White - Midseason. Tall. Fragrance, strong lemon. Very large, overlapping white petals of translucent texture suffused with yellow from buried stamens, faint pink marks on outer petals and an occasional red edge; sparse bloomer; strong stems. Excellent foliage. A flower of especially pleasing form, good substance and carriage, but it has not proved very productive. Open center showing golden stamens. Not a strong grower and much inclined to disease.

Historical Color:

1916 - Creamy white, with an open center of golden stamens.

1928 - White.

1928 - Overlapping white petals of translucent texture suffused with yellow from buried stamens, faint pink marks on outer petals and an occasional red edge

1976 - White, very large, overlapping white petals of translucent texture suffused with yellow from buried stamens, faint pink marks on outer petals and an occasional red edge.

Scent - Historical:

1928 - strong lemon fragrance, odor unpleasant to many

1976 - Fragrance, strong lemon

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

 

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