Cultivar: Katherine Havemeyer

 
Katherine Havemeyer
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 9.0

1923-018:28 Rg Form; Rose. Size: Large. Color: Total effect, flesh pink. Guards, shell-pink. Collar next to guards, white. Center, extreme, same as guards. Petals between collar and center... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1921
Breeder: Thurlow
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1923-018:28 Rg Form; Rose. Size: Large. Color: Total effect, flesh pink. Guards, shell-pink. Collar next to guards, white. Center, extreme, same as guards. Petals between collar and center, flesh pink. Petals: Guards, broad and rounded, somewhat notched at the ends. Collar next to guards, inconspicuous, and stamenoids very narrow. Center, extreme, filled with narrow fringed carpelodes, shorter than outer petals. Calyx; Dark green, with crimson edges and midrib. Stem: Drooping. Odor: Sweet. Remarks: This is a promising flower with high center, but, as examined, it is a little too rough in build and lacks strength of stem. (Note. Above blossom taken from small plant.) Seedling # 49A.

1928-B:37 Double. 9.0 (Sym. 1925). Pink. 1928-B-d:107 Double type; large; midseason. Light rose-pink with a tinge of old-rose; as it develops the outer petals droop sharply and the inner ones incurve about a perfect rose-bud center; mild rose fragrance. Average height; floriferous; excellent stems. Good foliage. A good sort for general planting as the flowers have high quality and are sturdy enough to last well in the garden. Awarded Certificate of Honorable Mention at London (Ontario), June 16, 1922. "A flower of refined form and texture, in a class with PRESIDENT WILSON and EDWIN C. SHAW. Midseason to late. Tall. Fragrance usually strong."—Thurlow.

1940-Cat-CHN:53 9.0 Large blooms of light rose-pink. Guard petals rounded, somewhat notched at the ends, full, high center. The center petals are incurved, giving the flower a perfect rosebud center. Fragrant. Midseason to late. Excellent both for cut flowers and garden use. Honorable Mention A. P. S., 1922. L. D.

1976-K:048 (Thurlow, 1921) - Double - Pink - Midseason. Average height. Mild rose fragrance. Large. Light rose-pink with tinge of old-rose; as it develops the outer petals droop sharply and the inner ones incurve about a perfect rose-bud center. Floriferous; excellent stems. Good foliage. A good sort for general planting as the flowers have high quality and are sturdy enough to last well in the garden. M. Bulletin 18.

Historical Color:

1923 - Flesh pink. Guards, shell-pink. Collar next to guards, white, Calyx; Dark green, with crimson edges and midrib

1928 - Pink

1928 - Light rose-pink with a tinge of old-rose

1940 - Light rose-pink.

1976 - Pink, light rose-pink with tinge of old-rose

Scent - Historical:

1923- Odor: Sweet

1928 - mild rose fragrance

1940 - Fragrant

1976 - mild rose fragrance

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

 

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