Cultivar: Kelway’s Queen

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Kelway’s Queen
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). Flesh. 1928-B-d:107 Double type; large; late midseason. Bright rose-pink, with... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1909
Breeder: Kelway
Country of Origin: England
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink

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). Flesh.

1928-B-d:107 Double type; large; late midseason. Bright rose-pink, with flesh tones in collar and extreme center and a few red flakes; strong rose fragrance. Medium height; fairly floriferous; strong stems. Large, bright green foliage. A globular flower with serrated center petals, and at one time much confused because of a mixture of varieties sent to this country under this name. Compact, decorative plant which does not produce many stems but each stem usually flowers. "There is a spurious violet-rose variety offered under this name which is very poor. The true variety is very scarce."—Boyd.

1929-038:48 Rg 1954-Kelway Palest shell- to coral-pink, delicate lovely tint. White when mature. Large globular. Sweetly rose scented. Medium height

1976-K:048 (Kelway, 1909) - Double - Pink - Late Midseason. Medium height. Strong rose fragrance. Large. Bright rose-pink, with flesh tones in collar and extreme center and a few red flakes; fairly floriferous; strong stems. Large, bright green foliage. A globular flower with serrated center petals, and at one time much confused because of a mixture of varieties sent to this country under this name. Compact, decorative plant which does not produce many stems but each stem usually flowers. M. Bulletin 38.

Historical Color:

1928 - Flesh.

1928 - Bright rose-pink, with flesh tones in collar and extreme center and a few red flakes

1954 - Palest shell- to coral-pink, delicate lovely tint

1976 - Bright rose-pink, with flesh tones in collar and extreme center and a few red flakes

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrant

1928 - Richly fragrant

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

 

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