Cultivar: Grace Loomis

 
Grace Loomis
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 9.2

1921-B014:12 Symposium II rating: 9.2 1923-SPN:346 1928-B:34 Double. 9.2 (Sym. 1925). White. 1928-B-d:100 Double type; large; late. White, with faint lemon tints in the depths of the... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1920
Breeder: Saunders
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: white
Season: Late

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1921-B014:12 Symposium II rating: 9.2

1923-SPN:346

1928-B:34 Double. 9.2 (Sym. 1925). White.

1928-B-d:100 Double type; large; late. White, with faint lemon tints in the depths of the petals; mildly fragrant. Medium height; floriferous, strong stems. Good foliage. Excellent form and generally considered an improvement on MIREILLE (Crousse, 1894). Awarded First Class Certificate at National Peony Show, Detroit, Michigan, June 17, 1919, and Certificate of Merit at National Peony Show, Philadelphia, June 18, 19, and 20, 1921. "One of the best whites we have."—Boyd. "A charming white."—Christman.

1943-B091:26 lactiflora. Double. Pure white. F.C.C. Very large.

1976-K:037 (Saunders, 1920) - Double - White - Late. Medium height. Mild fragrance. Large, white with faint lemon tints in the depths of the petals. Floriferous, strong stems. Good foliage. M.

1976-K:149 (1920) Double white. lactiflora.

1996-K:111 (1920) - Double white. lactiflora.

Historical Color:

1928 - White.

1928 - White, with faint lemon tints in the depths of the petals

1943 - Pure white

1976 - White with faint lemon tints in the depths of the petals

1976 - White

1996 - White

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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