Cultivar: Germaine Bigot

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Germaine Bigot
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.5

1916-Farr:22 Very large, medium, globular, compact, semi-rose type. Milk-white, guards and center prominently flecked crimson. Tall, erect, free bloomer; extra good. Early midseason. 75 cts... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1902
Breeder: Dessert
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Midseason

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
17724 Nichols Arboretum no

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
17724 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:22 Very large, medium, globular, compact, semi-rose type. Milk-white, guards and center prominently flecked crimson. Tall, erect, free bloomer; extra good. Early midseason. 75 cts.

1918-B006-I:04

1921-B014:08 Symposium II rating: 8.0

1923-SPN:344

1928-B:26 Double. 8.0 (Sym. 1921). White.

1928-B-d:085 Double type; large; early midseason. Cupped outer petals surrounding a fluffy center of mixed narrow petals and stamens. White with a yellow suffusion and very prominent crimson flecks on the guards and on a ring of short thick petals near the center; fragrance raw and pungent. Tall; floriferous; strong stems. Heavy dark foliage. Blooms immediately after FESTIVA MAXIMA and somewhat resembles it. It is closer to Monsieur Dupont in appearance although its red markings are much more conspicuous.

1976-K:010 Double - White- Early Midseason. Tall. Raw and pungent odor. Large, cupped outer petals surrounding a fluffy center of mixed narrow petals and stamens. White with a yellow suffusion and very prominent crimson flecks on the guards and on a ring of short thick petals near the center. Floriferous; strong stems. Heavy dark foliage. Blooms immediately after Festiva Maxima and somewhat resemble it. It is closer to Mons. Dupont in appearance although its red markings are much more conspicuous. Manual.

Historical Color:

1916 - Milk-white, guards and center prominently flecked crimson.

1928 - White.

1928 - White with a yellow suffusion and very prominent crimson flecks on the guards and on a ring of short thick petals near the center.

1976 - White with a yellow suffusion and very prominent crimson flecks on the guards and on a ring of short thick petals near the center.

Scent - Historical:

1976 - Raw and pungent odor

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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