Cultivar: Helen

 
Helen
Acquired: 1932

1923-018:29 Rg Double row of broad rounded petals of deep shell pink, with a mass of golden stamens. The petals have a great deal of substance and do not droop for a long time. Stems tall... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1922
Breeder: Thurlow
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Single
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: 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
13800 Nichols Arboretum yes
13801 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
13800 Nichols Arboretum
13801 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1923-018:29 Rg Double row of broad rounded petals of deep shell pink, with a mass of golden stamens. The petals have a great deal of substance and do not droop for a long time. Stems tall and erect. Foliage dark green and heavy. Early midseason.

1928-B:65 Single. 9.0 (by Directors' vote). Pink.

1928-B-d:102 Single. 9.0 (by Directors' vote). Pink. Single type; early. Double row of broad, round, dark shell-pink petals with a mass of golden stamens in center. Stems tall and erect. Dark green foliage. Usually one of the first of the Chinese peonies to bloom.

1933-Sup:05 Single. 8.88 (Sym. 1933).

1938-W&D:108 (Thurlow, 1922) 8.9 Single. Large, rose pink, early. Carpels hairy, with red tips; disk conspicuous, dark pink. Plant medium size, spreading; flowers held well above foliage.

1940-Cat-CHN:52 9.0 Stems very tall and erect, and broad, dark green foliage. A double row of broad rounded petals of deep shell-pink surround a mass of golden stamens. The petals are of good substance and hold their attractive cup shape without drooping. The earliest to bloom and the highest rated of the single flowered peonies. L. D.

1962-W:077 Single. Distinctive light salmon pink petals with golden stamens and red pistils with red tops. Blooms very early from rigid, 34" stems with such hybrids as Bravura, Red Red Rose, and Dauntless.

1976-K:039 (Thurlow, 1922) - Single - Pink - Early. Tall. Double row of broad, round, dark shell-pink petals with a mass of golden stamens in center. Erect stems. Dark green foliage. Usually one of the first Chinese peonies to bloom. M.

Historical Color:

1923 - Petals of deep shell pink, with a mass of golden stamens

1928 - Pink.

1928 - Pink, dark shell-pink petals with a mass of golden stamens in center

1938 Rose pink, early. Carpels hairy, with red tips; disk conspicuous, dark pink

1940 - Petals of deep shell-pink surround a mass of golden stamens

1962 - Distinctive light salmon pink petals with golden stamens and red pistils with red tops.

1976 - Pink, dark shell-pink petals with a mass of golden stamens in center.

Scent - Historical:

No information

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

 

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