Cultivar: Celestial

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Celestial
Acquired: 1925

1916-Farr:33 Perfectly formed, crown-shaped flower, with broad silvery pink guards and cream petals, with center crown deep pink splashed crimson. Medium late. S5. 1918-B006-I:05 1921-... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Country of Origin: France
Form: Single
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
17716 Nichols Arboretum no

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
17716 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:33 Perfectly formed, crown-shaped flower, with broad silvery pink guards and cream petals, with center crown deep pink splashed crimson. Medium late. S5.

1918-B006-I:05

1921-B014:09 Symposium II rating: 8.4

1923-SPN:344

1928-B:27 Double. 8.4 (Sym. 1921). Pink.

1928-B-d:087 Double type; large; late. Guards and crown light rose, the latter surrounded by a belt of red-edged petals; collar creamy white; excellent fragrance. Tall; strong grower; floriferous; strong stems. Good foliage. Quite distinct. In early stages a dumpy, conical shape; later the crown expands horizontally making a cylindrical or "plug-hat" flower. The color fades also, becoming white in collar and extreme center. Plant is excellent for garden decoration. "A very distinct and interesting flower."—Boyd. "Rose-type bloom when first opening, but soon expanding into a very high crown so that flower is oftentimes higher than it is broad."—Thurlow.

1953-B130:29 8.4. D. LM. Silvery pink with a collar of creamy yellow petals. The flower is cone shaped at its best. Fragrant.

1976-K:014 Double - Pink - Late. Tall. Excellent fragrance. Large. Guards and crown light rose, the latter surrounded by a belt of red-edged petals; collar creamy white. Strong grower; floriferous; strong stems. Good foliage. Quite distinct. Midseason.

1976-K:126 Double, pink.

1996-K:058 Double, pink.

Historical Color:

1916-Farr:33 Perfectly formed, crown-shaped flower, with broad silvery pink guards and cream petals, with center crown deep pink splashed crimson. Medium late. S5.

1918-B006-I:05

1921-B014:09 Symposium II rating: 8.4

1923-SPN:344

1928-B:27 Double. 8.4 (Sym. 1921). Pink.

1928-B-d:087 Double type; large; late. Guards and crown light rose, the latter surrounded by a belt of red-edged petals; collar creamy white; excellent fragrance. Tall; strong grower; floriferous; strong stems. Good foliage. Quite distinct. In early stages a dumpy, conical shape; later the crown expands horizontally making a cylindrical or "plug-hat" flower. The color fades also, becoming white in collar and extreme center. Plant is excellent for garden decoration. "A very distinct and interesting flower."—Boyd. "Rose-type bloom when first opening, but soon expanding into a very high crown so that flower is oftentimes higher than it is broad."—Thurlow.

1953-B130:29 8.4. D. LM. Silvery pink with a collar of creamy yellow petals. The flower is cone shaped at its best. Fragrant.

1976-K:014 Double - Pink - Late. Tall. Excellent fragrance. Large. Guards and crown light rose, the latter surrounded by a belt of red-edged petals; collar creamy white. Strong grower; floriferous; strong stems. Good foliage. Quite distinct. Midseason.

1976-K:126 Double, pink. 1996-K:058 Double, pink.

Scent - Historical:

excellent fragrance

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

 

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