Cultivar: Le Jour

 
Le Jour
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.6

1918-B006-I:13 Single 1921-B014:14 Symposium II rating: 8.2 1923-SPN:347 1928-B:66 Single. 8.6 (Sym. 1925). White. 1928-B-d:112 Single type; very large; early midseason. White, with two... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1915
Breeder: Shaylor
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Single
Color - Authentic: white

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
13870 Nichols Arboretum yes
13871 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
13870 Nichols Arboretum
13871 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1918-B006-I:13 Single 1921-B014:14 Symposium II rating: 8.2

1923-SPN:347 1928-B:66 Single. 8.6 (Sym. 1925). White.

1928-B-d:112 Single type; very large; early midseason. White, with two rows of very long, wide, overlapping petals; center, a broad ring of golden yellow stamens about a group of reddish carpels tipped darker and having a pink line at the base; not notably fragrant. Tall; very floriferous; strong, erect stems. Good foliage. Perhaps the finest of all single white varieties although EXQUISITE is rated 3 points higher. Especially notable for its great size and the very distinct color contrast in its center.

1938-W&D:112 (Shaylor, 1915) 8.6 Single. Large, white, early. Carpels smooth, with red tips; disk conspicuous, pink-tinged. Plant large, compact. A white-flowered variety with sparsely hairy, pink-tipped carpels and white disk was also received under this name.

1962-W:080 Single. Large, rather loose white flower with slightly crinkled-edged petals, which form a cup. Yellow stamens and white pistils with red tops. Few side buds. Vigorous, dense bush, nearly 3' high, graceful stems which make it particularly good for cutting. One of the best single white varieties grown in this country in the past fifty years, with Dunlora and Pico.

1976-K:053 (Shaylor, 1915) - Single - White - Early Midseason. Tall. Fragrance not notable. Very large. White, with two rows of long, wide, overlapping petals; center, a broad ring of golden yellow stamens about a group of reddish carpels tipped darker and having a pink line at the base. Very floriferous; strong, erect stems. Good foliage. M.

Historical Color:

1928 - White.

1928 - White, with a broad ring of golden yellow stamens about a group of reddish carpels tipped darker and having a pink line at the base

1938 - White, carpels smooth, with red tips; disk conspicuous, pink-tinged

1962 - White flower, yellow stamens and white pistils with red tops

1976 - White, with a broad ring of golden yellow stamens about a group of reddish carpels tipped darker and having a pink line at the bas

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrance X

1928 - Very Fragrant

1976 - Very Fragrant

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

 

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