Cultivar: Charles McKellip

 
Charles McKellip
Acquired: 1925 |  APS Rating: 7.8

1916-Farr:33 Perfectly formed rose-shaped flower. Rich ruby-crimson, showing gold stamens. $5. 1918-B006-I:05 1921-B014:09 Symposium II rating: 7.8 1923-SPN:344 1928-B:27 Double. 7.8 (... Read more

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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Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:33 Perfectly formed rose-shaped flower. Rich ruby-crimson, showing gold stamens. $5.

1918-B006-I:05

1921-B014:09 Symposium II rating: 7.8

1923-SPN:344

1928-B:27 Double. 7.8 (Sym. 1921). Crimson.

1953-B130:29 7.8. D. M. Rich, bright red. Medium height. This was considered by Mr. Brand to be one of the finest reds he had. He worked up a large stock of it and was about to push it as much as he could, when the 1921 rating list came out with a rating of 7.8. This killed it and he dumped the stock on the market at ten cents a root. However those who have it still consider it one of the good reds.

1976-K:014 Double - Red - Midseason. Medium height. Rich bright red. This was considered by Mr. Brand to be one of the finest reds he had. He worked up a large stock of it and was about to push it as much as he could when the 1921 rating list came out with a rating of 7.8. This killed it and he dumped the stock on the market at ten cents a root. However, those who have it still consider it one of the good reds. List in Bulletin 130. Midseason.

1976-K:127 Double, crimson.

1996-K:059 Double, crimson.

Historical Color:

1916 - Rich ruby-crimson, showing gold stamens.

1928 Crimson.

1953 - Rich, bright red. Medium height.

1976 - Rich bright red.

1976 - Crimson.

1996 - Crimson.

Scent - Historical:

No Information

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

 

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