Cultivar: Clairette

 
Clairette
Acquired: 1926

1918-B006-I:05 Single 1921-B014:09 Symposium II rating: 8.5 1923-SPN:344 1928-B:64 Single. 8.1 (Sym. 1925). White. 1928-B-d:088 Single type; large; midseason. Pale pink buds, opening to... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1905
Breeder: Dessert
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
 
Historical Significance:

1918-B006-I:05 Single

1921-B014:09 Symposium II rating: 8.5

1923-SPN:344

1928-B:64 Single. 8.1 (Sym. 1925). White.

1928-B-d:088 Single type; large; midseason. Pale pink buds, opening to regularly formed white flowers of silky texture with a tuft of yellow stamens in the center; no appreciable fragrance. Tall; profuse in bloom; strong Stems. Good foliage. Blooms in clusters and its stiff stems give it some value for decorative use in the garden. "Too tall and straggling for an ideal garden single."—Saunders.

1938-W&D:105 8.1 Single. Large, blush pink, early. Carpels hairy, tips white; disk distinct, white. Plant medium size, spreading.

1976-K:015 Single - Pink -Pink to White. Tall. No appreciable fragrance. Large. Pale pink buds, opening regularly formed white flowers of silky texture with a tuft of yellow stamens in the center. Profuse in bloom; strong stems. Good foliage. Blooms in clusters and its stiff stems give it some value as a decorative use in the garden. M.

Historical Color:

1928 - White.

1928 - Pale pink buds, opening to regularly formed white flowers of silky texture with a tuft of yellow stamens in the center.

1938 - Large, blush pink, tips white; disk distinct, white.

1976 - Pink -Pink to White. Pale pink buds, opening regularly formed white flowers of silky texture with a tuft of yellow stamens in the center.

Scent - Historical:

No appreciable fragrance

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

 

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