Cultivar: La Perle

 
La Perle
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.5

1916-Farr:38 Very large, compact, globular, rose type. Deep lilac-white, 4(7), blush center, prominently flecked carmine. Fragrant. Extra strong, free bloomer. Midseason. Extra good. $1.50... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1886
Breeder: Crousse
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Midseason

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
13852 Nichols Arboretum yes
14324 Nichols Arboretum no
18891 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
13852 Nichols Arboretum
14324 Nichols Arboretum
18891 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:38 Very large, compact, globular, rose type. Deep lilac-white, 4(7), blush center, prominently flecked carmine. Fragrant. Extra strong, free bloomer. Midseason. Extra good. $1.50.

1918-B006-I:12 1921-B014:14 Symposium II rating: 8.5

1923-SPN:347 1928-B:38 Double. 8.5 (Sym. 1921). Pink.

1928-B-d:110 Double type; large; midseason. Globular shape, with light old-rose-pink guards and collar, and a slightly darker center prominently flaked with red, the whole flower of a distinctly lavender tone; spicy fragrance. Medium height; floriferous; good stems and foliage. Much confused with a false white variety which has a high, broad crown. The true LA PERLE is pale lavender-pink, darker than VENUS, and is considered an excellent sort. "Very dainty and beautiful."—Boyd. "The old color description, 'lilac-white,' is much better, or lavender-pink as given in the second paragraph. One of the very few beautiful varieties in this color. Highly fragrant, but not spicy."—Saunders.

1976-K:052 (Crousse, 1886) - Double - Pink - Midseason. Medium height. Spicy fragrance. Large, globular shape, with light old-rose-pink guards and collar, and a slightly darker center prominently flaked with red. Whole flower of a distinctly lavender tone; floriferous. Good stems and foliage. Much confused with a false white variety which has a high, broad crown.

Historical Color:

1916 - Deep lilac-white, blush center, prominently flecked carmine

1928 - Pink.

1928 - light old-rose-pink guards and collar, and a slightly darker center prominently flaked with red, the whole flower of a distinctly lavender tone

1976 - light old-rose-pink guards and collar, and a slightly darker center prominently flaked with red. Whole flower of a distinctly lavender tone

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrant

1928 - spicy fragrance

1976 - spicy fragrance

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

 

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History of the Garden

In 1922 the Regents of the University of Michigan appropriated $2,000 to establish the Peony Garden at the Nichols Arboretum.
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