Cultivar: Grandiflora Nivea Plena

 
Grandiflora Nivea Plena
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.1

1916-Farr:25 Large, globular, rose type. Guards milk-white, slight collar cream-white, but petals of all sizes, intermingled on first opening, delicately shaded salmon. Fragrance XX. Medium... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1824
Breeder: Lémon
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: white
Season: Very Early

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
13793 Nichols Arboretum yes
13794 Nichols Arboretum yes
13795 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
13793 Nichols Arboretum
13794 Nichols Arboretum
13795 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:25 Large, globular, rose type. Guards milk-white, slight collar cream-white, but petals of all sizes, intermingled on first opening, delicately shaded salmon. Fragrance XX. Medium height, very early. Though one of the oldest varieties, it ranks among the best, and the true stock is scarce. $1.50.

1918-B006-I:10

1921-B014:12 Symposium II rating: 8.1

1923-SPN:346

1928-B:34 Double. 8.1 (Sym, 1921). White.

1928-B-d:101 Double type; very large; very early. Guards large, faintly pink, becoming white; ball-like center of small pale yellow petals fading white, with prominent red marks; sweetly fragrant. Tall; very floriferous; weak stems. Heavy dark foliage. Variously described as rose, bomb, and crown type, and at certain stages it may be considered any one. It finishes with a distinct tuft in the center. One of the very earliest white varieties and valued for cut-flowers on that account. "Very large cream-white. Stems a little weak. Often the first to bloom."—Boyd.

1976-K:037 (Lemon, 1824) - Double - Pink to White - Very Early. Tall. Sweet fragrance. Very large. Guards large, faintly pink, becoming white; ball-like center of small pale yellow petals fading white, with prominent red marks. Very floriferous. Weak stems. Heavy dark foliage. Variously described as rose, bomb, and crown type, and at certain stages it may be considered any one. It finishes with a distinct tuft in the center. One of the very earliest white varieties and valued for cut flowers on that account. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Guards milk-white, slight collar cream-white, but petals of all sizes, intermingled on first opening, delicately shaded salmon.

1928 - White.

1928 - Guards large, faintly pink, becoming white; ball-like center of small pale yellow petals fading white, with prominent red marks

1976 - Pink to White, guards large, faintly pink, becoming white; ball-like center of small pale yellow petals fading white, with prominent red marks

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrance XX

1928 - sweetly fragrant

1976 - Sweet fragrance

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

 

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History of the Garden

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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