Cultivar: Gigantea

 
Gigantea
Acquired: 2013 |  APS Rating: 8.2

1918-B006-I:09 synonym of Lamartine (Calot) 1921-B014:12 Symposium II rating: 8.2 1923-SPN:346 syn. Lamartine 1928-B:34 Double. 8.2 (Sym. 1921). Syn., Lamartine. (Calot, 1860) Pink.... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1860
Breeder: Calot
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink

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
13778 Nichols Arboretum yes
13779 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
13778 Nichols Arboretum
13779 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1918-B006-I:09 synonym of Lamartine (Calot)

1921-B014:12 Symposium II rating: 8.2

1923-SPN:346 syn. Lamartine

1928-B:34 Double. 8.2 (Sym. 1921). Syn., Lamartine. (Calot, 1860) Pink.

1928-B-d:099 Double type; very large; early midseason. Clear rose-pink, fading to light old-rose with silver-tipped petals; mild, pleasing fragrance. Tall; floriferous; sprawling stems. Good foliage. Its chief merit is its size, which is sometimes enormous. Likely to be a coarse, rough flower of flattish form, and it seems to be of best quality on young plants. Stems too weak to support blooms. Original name was LAMARTINE, (Calot, 1860), but is called GIGANTEA to distinguish it from another LAMARTINE introduced by Lemoine.

1976-K:035 (Calot, 1860) Syn. LAMARTINE. - Double - Pink - Early Midseason. Tall. Mild, pleasing fragrance. Very large. Clear rose-pink, fading to light old-rose -with silver tipped petals. Floriferous; sprawling stems. Good foliage. Its chief worth is its size, which is sometimes enormous. Likely to be a coarse, rough flower of flattish form, and it seems to be of best quality on young plants. Stems too weak to support blooms. Called Gigantea to distinguish it from another Lamartine introduced by Lemoine. M.

Historical Color:

1928 - Pink

1928 - Clear rose-pink, fading to light old-rose with silver-tipped petals

1976 - Pink, clear rose-pink, fading to light old-rose -with silver tipped petals

Scent - Historical:

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

 

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