Cultivar: Kansas

 
Kansas
Acquired: 1940

1940-080:38 Double, bright clear red, containing almost no blue. Fades very little, if any. Dependable bloomer every year. Buds all open and color carries better than most reds. Stems... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1940
Breeder: Bigger
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: red
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
13833 Nichols Arboretum yes
13834 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
13833 Nichols Arboretum
13834 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1940-080:38 Double, bright clear red, containing almost no blue. Fades very little, if any. Dependable bloomer every year. Buds all open and color carries better than most reds. Stems strong and stand about 30 inches high. Formerly carried No. 2-35. Large bloom. Seedling # 2-35.

1943-B091:09 lactiflora. Double. Seedling No. 2-35. A very distinctive dark red pink or rosy red. Excellent plant and stems. Showy flower. A.H.A.M.

1962-W:079 Double. A popular peony that has every desirable quality except color; dull red blooms with a hint of blue and silver, the flowers fade very little and are extremely durable. With the exception of Wabash no peony has a more robust bush with stout 3' stems which bear early flowers.

1976-K:047 (Bigger, 1940) - Double - Red - Early. 30" high. Bright clear red, containing almost no blue. Fades very little, if any. Dependable bloomer every year. Buds all open and color carries better than most reds. Stems strong. Large bloom. Mr. Bigger's 1955 list says 1942. Bulletin 80 shows it registered in 1940.

1976-K:125 (1942) Double, red.

1996-K:057 (1942) - Double, red.

Historical Color:

1940 - Bright clear red, containing almost no blue, color carries better than most reds

1943 - A very distinctive dark red pink or rosy red

1962 - Dull red blooms with a hint of blue and silver

1976 - Bright clear red, containing almost no blue

1976 - Red.

1996 - Red

Scent - Historical:

No information

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

 

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