Cultivar: Félix Crousse

 
Félix Crousse
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.4

1916-Farr:24 Large, globular, typical bomb. Brilliant red, 3(155). Fragrance X. Strong, vigorous grower, medium height, free bloomer. One of the best red varieties. 75 cts. 1918-B006-I:08... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1881
Breeder: Crousse
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: red

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
13736 Nichols Arboretum no
13737 Nichols Arboretum yes
13738 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
13736 Nichols Arboretum
13737 Nichols Arboretum
13738 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:24 Large, globular, typical bomb. Brilliant red, 3(155). Fragrance X. Strong, vigorous grower, medium height, free bloomer. One of the best red varieties. 75 cts.

1918-B006-I:08

1921-B014:11 Symposium II rating: 8.4

1923-SPN:345

1928-B:32 Double. 8.4 (Sym. 1921). Syn., Victor Hugo. Red.

1928-B-d:096 Double type; large; late midseason. Brilliant crimson of even tone and silky luster; poor fragrance. Medium height; very floriferous; stems weak. Foliage good. Has weak stems which need support. Its very clear crimson color makes no pretensions to scarlet. One of the best red varieties. "For a red, it is hard to beat in color."—Boyd. "Compact, globular bloom of good form; outer or guard petals are wider than central petals, and as bloom develops these petals flex outward and central petals still keep their convex form."—Thurlow.

1938-W&D:149 (Crousse, 1881) 8.4 D or SD. amaranth purple

1962-W:075 Double. Globular bomb type, brilliant, red. Named for Felix Crousse of Nancy, 1840-1925, who took over Calot's peony collection in 1880. Late. Long the most popular red variety.

1976-K:030 (Crousse, 1881) - Syn. VICTOR HUGO. Double - Red - Late Midseason. Medium height. Poor fragrance. Large, brilliant crimson of even tone and silky luster; very floriferous; stems weak. Foliage good. Has weak stems which need support. Its very clear crimson color makes no pretensions to scarlet. One of the best red varieties. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Brilliant red

1928 - Red.

1928 - Brilliant crimson of even tone and silky luster

1938 - Amaranth purple

1962 - Brilliant, red. Long the most popular red variety.

1976 - Red, brilliant crimson of even tone and silky luster, its very clear crimson color makes no pretensions to scarlet. One of the best red varieties.

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrance X

1928 - Only slightly scented

1976 - Slightly scented

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

 

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