Cultivar: Longfellow

 
Longfellow
Acquired: 1925 |  APS Rating: 9.0

1918-B006-I:13 1921-B014:14 Symposium II rating: 9.0 1923-SPN:347 1928-B:40 Double. 9.0 (Sym. 1921). Red. 1928-B-d:113 Double type; large; midseason. Bright crimson, intensified by... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1907
Breeder: Brand
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: red
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1918-B006-I:13 1921-B014:14 Symposium II rating: 9.0

1923-SPN:347 1928-B:40 Double. 9.0 (Sym. 1921). Red.

1928-B-d:113 Double type; large; midseason. Bright crimson, intensified by golden yellow stamens near center; not notably fragrant. Rather dwarf; fairly floriferous; strong stems. Excellent foliage. One of the most popular red peonies because of its distinct, fadeless color and general dependability, both for cutting and garden decoration. It would be better if it bloomed more freely and if the flowers were always symmetrical. "Delicate but pleasing fragrance. Early midseason."—Boyd.

1953-B130:30 9. D. M. Pure red. Meidium height. One of the best we have in it's color.

1962-W:080 Double. Bright red with golden stamens, outer petals reflexed. Early mid-season.

1976-K:054 (Brand, 1907) - Double - Red - Midseason. Rather dwarf. Fragrance not notable. Large bright crimson, intensified by golden yellow stamens near center; fairly floriferous; strong stems. Excellent foliage. One of the most popular red peonies because of its distinct, fadeless color and general dependability, both for cutting and for garden decoration. It would be better if it bloomed more freely and if the flowers were always symmetrical. M.

1976-K:126 (1907) Double, early midseason, red.

1996-K:058 (1907) - Double, early mid-season, red.

Historical Color:

1928 Red

1928 - Bright crimson, intensified by golden yellow stamens near center

1953 - Pure red

1962 - Bright red with golden stamens

1976 - Red, large bright crimson, intensified by golden yellow stamens near center

1976 - red.

1996 - red

Scent - Historical:

strong lemon fragrance

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

 

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