Cultivar: Frances Willard

 
Frances Willard
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 9.1

1918-B006-I:09 1921-B014:12 Symposium II rating: 9.1 1923-SPN:346 1928-B:32 Double. 9.1 (Sym. 1925). White. 1928-B-d:098 Double type; large; late midseason. Opens pale pink, changing... Read more

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

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1918-B006-I:09

1921-B014:12 Symposium II rating: 9.1

1923-SPN:346

1928-B:32 Double. 9.1 (Sym. 1925). White.

1928-B-d:098 Double type; large; late midseason. Opens pale pink, changing to white with yellow suffusion in collar; develops a hollow, symmetrical center and bears a few faint red lines; mildly fragrant. Tall; very floriferous; strong stems. Heavy dark foliage. Blooms retain their excellent form, and the habit of the plant gives it value for garden decoration. Does well everywhere and is very popular. Resembles BARONESS SCHROEDER except for crimson touches. "One of the best whites."—Saunders.

1953-B130:29 9.1. D. LM. Blush changing to white. One of the best. Tall, strong stems.

1962-W:077 Double. Semi-rose type, opening blush white with occasional carmine touches and changing to white. Fragrant. Late mid-season. Named for great educator and reformer, 1839-1898, President of W.C.T.U.

1976-K:032 (Brand, 1907) - Double - Pink to White - Midseason. Tall. Mild fragrance. Large. Opens pale pink, changing to white with yellow suffusion in collar; develops a hollow, symmetrical center and bears a few faint red lines. Very floriferous; strong stems. Heavy dark foliage. Blooms retain their excellent form, and the habit of the plant gives it value for garden decoration. M.

1976-K:126 (1907) Double, midseason. White with carmine touches.

1996-K:058 (1907) - Double, mid-season. White with carmine touches.

Historical Color:

1928 - White

1928 - Opens pale pink, changing to white with yellow suffusion in collar; develops a hollow, symmetrical center and bears a few faint red lines

1953 - Blush changing to white.

1962 - Opening blush white with occasional carmine touches and changing to white.

1976 - Pink to White, opens pale pink, changing to white with yellow suffusion in collar; develops a hollow, symmetrical center and bears a few faint red lines.

1976 - White with carmine touches.

1996 - White with carmine touches.

Scent - Historical:

1928 - mildly fragrant

1976 - Mild fragrance

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

 

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