Cultivar: Le Cygne

 
Le Cygne
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 9.9

1916-Farr:38 Large, globular, semi-rose type. Pure milk-white. Fragrance XX. Very erect, medium tall, stiff stem, free bloomer. Midseason. Petals very much incurved. A very distinct and... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1907
Breeder: Lemoine
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: white
Season: Early

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
13868 Nichols Arboretum yes
13869 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
13868 Nichols Arboretum
13869 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:38 Large, globular, semi-rose type. Pure milk-white. Fragrance XX. Very erect, medium tall, stiff stem, free bloomer. Midseason. Petals very much incurved. A very distinct and beautiful variety. $20.

1918-B006-I:12 1921-B014:14 Symposium II rating: 9.9

1923-SPN:347 1928-B:39 Double. 9.9 (Sym. 1921). White. Double type; very large; early. White, tinged ivory, becoming pure white without markings as it develops; moderately fragrant. Medium height; fairly floriferous; stems usually stiff but occasionally lax at the base. Foliage large, dark green. Its broad, overlapped, incurving petals and compact form make this one of the most perfect peonies, but the flowers are not always profusely borne, and they are not uniformly perfect. When good, it is the acme of quality, but there are some seasons when it is not up to standard. "With me a regular and abundant bloomer."—Saunders. "Seems to do much better in the East than the West. Likes a heavy clay soil. When well grown and well shown, no other peony can compare with it. With me it is wonderfully fine and very reliable."—Boyd.

1939-RL:06 Double. 9.90, White.

1962-W:080 Double. Broad, incurving and overlapping, thin, ivory-white petals form a compact, sunken-centered flower with a pale yellow tint. Weak stems and long, deep green leaves. A delicate and fragile variety, when successfully grown it is one of the most valued peonies. Rather early.

1976-K:053 (Lemoine, 1907) - Double - White - Early. Medium height. Moderate fragrance. Very large. White, tinged ivory, becoming pure white without markings as it develops; fairly floriferous; stems usually stiff, but occasionally lax at the base. Foliage large, dark green. Its broad overlapped, incurving petals and compact form make this one of the most perfect peonies, but the flowers are not always profusely borne, and they are not uniformly perfect. When good, it is the acme of quality, but there are some seasons when it is not up to standard. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Pure milk-white

1928 - White, tinged ivory, becoming pure white without markings as it develops

1939 - White.

1962 - ivory-white petals form a compact, sunken-centered flower with a pale yellow tint

1976 - White, tinged ivory, becoming pure white without markings as it develops

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrance X

1928 - Sweet, rose-like fragrance

1976 - Sweet, rose-like fragrance

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

 

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