Cultivar: Galathée

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Galathée
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.1

1916-Farr:37 Large, full-double, rose type. Fleshy white. Fragrance XXX. Tall, strong grower. Very late. $3.50. 1918-B006-I:09 1921-B014:12 Symposium II rating: 8.1 1923-SPN:346 syn.... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1900
Breeder: Lemoine
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: white
Season: very late

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort ascending Found At Currently Present Last Verified
13773 Nichols Arboretum yes
13772 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort ascending Found At
13773 Nichols Arboretum
13772 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:37 Large, full-double, rose type. Fleshy white. Fragrance XXX. Tall, strong grower. Very late. $3.50.

1918-B006-I:09

1921-B014:12 Symposium II rating: 8.1

1923-SPN:346 syn. Galathée

1928-B:33 Double. 8.1 (Sym. 1921). Flesh.

1928-B-d:098 Double type; large; very late. Flesh-white with pink center; very fragrant. Tall; floriferous; good stems and foliage. Extremely late, very double blooms of high quality but they develop very slowly and sometimes fail to open well.

1976-K:033 (Lemoine, 1900) - Double - White - Very Late. Tall. Very fragrant. Large. Flesh-white with pink center. Floriferous; good stems and foliage. Extremely late, very double blooms of high quality that develop very slowly and sometimes fail to open well. M

Historical Color:

1916 - Fleshy white

1928 - Flesh.

1928 - Flesh-white with pink center

1976 - White, flesh-white with pink center

Scent - Historical:

1928 - not notably fragrant

1976 - Fragrance not noticeable

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

 

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In 1922 the Regents of the University of Michigan appropriated $2,000 to establish the Peony Garden at the Nichols Arboretum.
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