Cultivar: La Fayette

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La Fayette
Acquired: 1924

1928-B:26 Double. 8.9 Directors’ Vote. White. 1928-B-d:085 Double type; large; late midseason. A globular flower with white guard petals, faintly tinted yellow and sometimes flecked on... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1904
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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Nichols Arboretum
 

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At Currently Present Last Verified
17727 Nichols Arboretum no

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
17727 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1928-B:26 Double. 8.9 Directors’ Vote. White.

1928-B-d:085 Double type; large; late midseason. A globular flower with white guard petals, faintly tinted yellow and sometimes flecked on the back, and a high crown center of clear white; the distinct collar of narrow petals, heavily edged with gold, and a tuft of narrow staminodes of clear yellow at the extreme center produce a distinct and charming yellow-and-white effect. This is from the introducer’s description.

1933-Sup:04 Double. 8.73 (Sym. 1933).

1935-B060:05 Late midseason. White. Guard petals white tinted yellow, center petals white with a collar of short narrow staminodes heavily edged yellow. Rather dwarf in growth. General effect soft yellow. A nice flower.

1940-Cat-CHN:52 8.9 Lovely white guard petals faintly tinted yellow and center petals clear white intermixed with a collar of short, narrow staminodes heavily edged yellow. This .yellow light is reflected through the flower giving a total effect of charming soft yellow. Late midseason. Certificate of Merit, A. P. S., 1923. L. D.

1962-W:071 Double. White flowers which frequently reflect a faint yellow from the base of the narrow petals. Somewhat dwarf. Blooms regularly and plentifully late in the season.

1976-K:009 Double - White - Late Midseason. Rather dwarf. Large globular flower with white guard petals, faintly tinted yellow and sometimes flecked on the back, and a high crown center of clear white; the distinct collar of narrow petals, heavily edged with gold, and a tuft of narrow staminodes of clear yellow at the extreme center produce a distinct and charming yellow and white effect. General effect soft yellow. Manual.

Historical Color:

1928 - White.

1928 - White guard petals, faintly tinted yellow and sometimes flecked on the back, and a high crown center of clear white; the distinct collar of narrow petals, heavily edged with gold, and a tuft of narrow staminodes of clear yellow at the extreme center produce a distinct and charming yellow-and-white effect.

1935 - White. Guard petals white tinted yellow, center petals white with a collar of short narrow staminodes heavily edged yellow. General effect soft yellow.

1940 - Lovely white guard petals faintly tinted yellow and center petals clear white intermixed with a collar of short, narrow staminodes heavily edged yellow. This yellow light is reflected through the flower giving a total effect of charming soft yellow.

1962 - Double. White flowers which frequently reflect a faint yellow from the base of the narrow petals.

1976 - White, large globular flower with white guard petals, faintly tinted yellow and sometimes flecked on the back, and a high crown center of clear white; the distinct collar of narrow petals, heavily edged with gold, and a tuft of narrow staminodes of clear yellow at the extreme center produce a distinct and charming yellow and white effect. General effect soft yellow.

Scent - Historical:

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

 

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