Cultivar: La Rosière

 
La Rosière
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.3

1916-Farr:25 Large, flat, medium compact, semi-double. Outer petals pure white, shading to cream-white in the center, pale green carpels with white stigma. Habit medium. Midseason. 75 cts... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1888
Breeder: Crousse
Country of Origin: France
Color - Authentic: white
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:25 Large, flat, medium compact, semi-double. Outer petals pure white, shading to cream-white in the center, pale green carpels with white stigma. Habit medium. Midseason. 75 cts.

1918-B006-I:12 1921-B014:14 Symposium II rating: 8.3

1923-SPN:347 1928-B:38 Double. 8.3 (Sym. 1921). White.

1928-B-d:111 Semi-double type; medium size; midseason. Several rows of long, pointed, white petals symmetrically arranged about a central cluster of golden yellow stamens; not notably fragrant. Medium height; very free-flowering; stems wiry. Foliage small. Blooms in huge clusters, each flower like a many-pointed star. One of the most distinct, and trustworthy varieties, especially good for garden decoration. Very striking. "One of the loveliest peonies for the garden."—Saunders. "Should not be disbudded."—Mrs. Harding.

1976-K:052 (Crousse, 1888) - Semi-Double - White - Midseason. Medium height. Fragrance not notable. Medium size. Several rows of long, pointed, white petals symmetrically arranged around a central cluster of golden yellow stamens. Very free-flowering; stems wiry. Foliage small. Very striking. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Outer petals pure white, shading to cream-white in the center, pale green carpels with white stigma.

1928 - White. 1928 - white petals symmetrically arranged about a central cluster of golden yellow stamens

1976 - white petals symmetrically arranged around a central cluster of golden yellow stamens

Scent - Historical:

1928 - Mildly Fragrant

1976 - Mild Fragrance

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

 

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