Cultivar: Duchesse de Nemours

 
Duchesse de Nemours
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.1

1916-Farr:24 Large, loose, flat crown. Bright mauve-pink, 2(181); collar mixed with narrow lilac, 1(176). Fragrance XXX. Early. Strong, upright; very free bloomer. One of the best... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1856
Breeder: Calot
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: white
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
13705 Nichols Arboretum yes
13706 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
13705 Nichols Arboretum
13706 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:24 Large, loose, flat crown. Bright mauve-pink, 2(181); collar mixed with narrow lilac, 1(176). Fragrance XXX. Early. Strong, upright; very free bloomer. One of the best commercial pinks for Decoration Day. 50 cts.

1918-B006-I:07

1921-B014:11 Symposium II rating: 7.6

1923-SPN:345

1928-B:30 Double. 7.6 (Sym. 1921). Pink. Included in descriptive list by vote of Directors.

1928-B-d:091 Double type; medium size; very early. Guard and center petals bright old-rose pink, with a collar of distinctly lighter narrow petals; very fragrant. Usually develops a crown as the flower ages. Tall; extremely floriferous; with excellent foliage and rather bending stems. A very old, tried and true variety, largely planted for its very early bloom. Also a popular and desirable commercial variety widely grown for cut-flowers. Included by vote of Directors in spite of its rating. "Does exceedingly well in heavy clay soils and should rate much higher."—Boyd.

1962-W:074 Double. Old-rose pink. Fragrant. Early mid-season. Literal translation "splendidly eatable." This is one of the most famous of the older varieties and is grown in immense quantities for commercial cut flowers.

1976-K:024 Double - Pink - Early. Tall. Very fragrant. Medium size. Guard and center petals bright old-rose pink, with a collar of distinctly lighter narrow petals. Usually develops a crown as the flower ages. Extremely floriferous; with excellent foliage and rather bending stems. A very old, tried and true variety, largely planted for its very early bloom. Also a popular and desirable commercial variety widely grown for cut flowers. "Does exceedingly well in heavy soils and should rate much higher." Boyd. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Pure white crown, sulphur-white collar, no crimson flecks.

1928 - White.

1928 - White guards and a moderately full center of light canary-yellow, deepening to pale green at the base of the petals

1976 -White, white guards and a moderately full center of light canary-yellow deepening to a pale green at the base of the petals.

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrance X

1928 - Unpleasant odor

1976 - Slightly unpleasant odor

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

 

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