Cultivar: Florence Nightingale

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Florence Nightingale
Acquired: 1924

1916-Farr:33 Very large, beautifully formed, full, rose type. Pure white with faint crimson markings on the edge of the petals. Fragrant. Tall grower. Very late. $5. 1918-B006-I:08 1921-... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1907
Breeder: Brand
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: white
Season: Late

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:33 Very large, beautifully formed, full, rose type. Pure white with faint crimson markings on the edge of the petals. Fragrant. Tall grower. Very late. $5.

1918-B006-I:08

1921-B014:11 Symposium II rating: 8.1

1923-SPN:346

1928-B:32 Double. 7.8 (Sym. 1925). White.

1953-B130:29 7.8. D. L. Pure white, slightly marked red. Medium tall. Often fails to perform.

1976-K:031 (Brand, 1907) - Double - White- Late. Medium height. Pure white, slightly marked red. Often fails to perform, has delicately arranged petals. List in Bulletin 130. M.

1976-K:127 (1907) Double, white.

1996-K:060 (1907) - Double, white.

Historical Color:

1916 - Pure white with faint crimson markings on the edge of the petals.

1928 - White.

1953 - Pure white, slightly marked red.

1976 - Pure white, slightly marked red.

1976 - White

1996 - White

Scent - Historical:

Fragrant

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

 

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