Cultivar: John Richardson

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John Richardson
Acquired: 1926 |  APS Rating: 8.2

1918-B006-I:11 1921-B014:13 Symposium II rating: 8.1 1923-SPN:347 1928-B:36 Double. 8.2 (Sym. 1925). Blush. 1928-B-d:106 Double type; very large; late. Flesh-pink, darker in center... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1904
Breeder: Richardson
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Late

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1918-B006-I:11

1921-B014:13 Symposium II rating: 8.1

1923-SPN:347

1928-B:36 Double. 8.2 (Sym. 1925). Blush.

1928-B-d:106 Double type; very large; late. Flesh-pink, darker in center and paling at the tips of the petals; moderately fragrant. Tall; moderately floriferous; strong, spreading stems. Good foliage. Compact, flat flowers of considerable substance, well liked by some but not very popular or distinct. Described by Professor Saunders as pale lilac-rose, which would be rose-pink or old-rose pink according to the present color nomenclature, depending upon the strength of the lilac tone.

1976-K:046 (Richardson, 1904) - Double - Pink - Late. Tall. Moderate fragrance. Very large, Flesh-pink, darker in center and paling at the tips of the petals. Moderately floriferous; strong, spreading stems. Good foliage. Compact flat flowers of considerable substance. M.

Historical Color:

1928 - Blush

1928 - Flesh-pink, darker in center and paling at the tips of the petals, which would be rose-pink or old-rose pink according to the present color nomenclature, depending upon the strength of the lilac tone.

1976 - Pink, flesh-pink, darker in center and paling at the tips of the petals

Scent - Historical:

1928 - moderately fragrant

1976 - moderate fragrance

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

 

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