Cultivar: Chestine Gowdy

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Chestine Gowdy
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.4

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
Introduced: 1913
Breeder: Brand
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Late

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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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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