Cultivar: Festiva

 
Festiva
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.0

1916-Farr:24 Large, full, double, rose type. Creamy white with crimson spots in the center. Fragrance XX. Dwarf grower; late bloomer. Often sold as Festiva maxima, and sometimes as Edulis... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1838
Country of Origin: Belgium
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: white

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:24 Large, full, double, rose type. Creamy white with crimson spots in the center. Fragrance XX. Dwarf grower; late bloomer. Often sold as Festiva maxima, and sometimes as Edulis alba. 50 cts.

1918-B006-I:08

1921-B014:11 Symposium II rating: 8.0

1923-SPN:345

1928-B:32 Double. 8.0 (Sym. 1921). White.

1928-B-d:096 Much overrated and suppressed by vote of the Directors.

1976-K:030 (Donkelaer, 1838) - Double - White - SUPPRESSED. 1930 Wild catalog; creamy-white, with crimson spots in center; fragrant, globular, compact, dwarf, slightly spreading. M.

Historical Color:

1916-Farr:24 Large, full, double, rose type. Creamy white with crimson spots in the center. Fragrance XX. Dwarf grower; late bloomer. Often sold as Festiva maxima, and sometimes as Edulis alba. 50 cts.

1918-B006-I:08

1921-B014:11 Symposium II rating: 8.0

1923-SPN:345

1928-B:32 Double. 8.0 (Sym. 1921). White.

1928-B-d:096 Much overrated and suppressed by vote of the Directors.

1976-K:030 (Donkelaer, 1838) - Double - White - SUPPRESSED. 1930 Wild catalog; creamy-white, with crimson spots in center; fragrant, globular, compact, dwarf, slightly spreading. M.

Scent - Historical:

Not notably fragrant

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

 

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