Cultivar: Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin
Acquired: 1925 |  APS Rating: 8.1

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Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1907
Breeder: Brand
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: red
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 
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Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrance XX

1920 - The flower is very fragrant

1928 - Strong, agreeable fragrance

1976 - Strong, agreeable fragrance

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

 

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