Cultivar: Karl Rosenfield

 
Karl Rosenfield
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.8

1918-B006-I:11 1921-B014:13 Symposium II rating: 8.8 1923-SPN:347 1928-B:37 Double. 8.8 (Sym. 1921). Red. 1928-B-d:106 Double type; large; midseason. Very bright crimson with very little... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1908
Breeder: Rosenfield
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: red
Season: Midseason

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: 8.8

1923-SPN:347 1928-B:37 Double. 8.8 (Sym. 1921). Red. 1928-B-d:106 Double type; large; midseason. Very bright crimson with very little blue in it, outer petals large and waved, central petals incurved and notched; not fragrant. Tall; free-flowering; strong stems. Good foliage. Of good clear color, excellent form, and reliable blooming habit. Considered by many to be the best red variety. Good for both cutting and garden decoration.

1976-K:047 (Rosenfield, 1908) - Double - Red - Midseason. Tall. No fragrance. Large. Very bright crimson with very little blue in it, outer petals large and waved, central petals incurved and notched. Free-flowering. Strong stems. Good foliage. Of good color, excellent form, and reliable blooming habit. Good for both cutting and garden decoration. M.

Historical Color:

1928 - Red.

1928 - Very bright crimson with very little blue in it, considered by many to be the best red variety

1976 - Red, very bright crimson with very little blue in it

Scent - Historical:

Fragrant but not sweet

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

 

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