Cultivar: Loveliness

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Loveliness
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.8

1916-Farr:34 Large, compact, flat, rose type. Uniform hydrangea-pink, 1(132), changing to lilac-white. Fragrance X. Medium tall. Midseason. A very beautiful variety; one of Hollis’ best.... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1907
Breeder: Hollis
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: very late

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
13887 Nichols Arboretum yes
13888 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
13887 Nichols Arboretum
13888 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:34 Large, compact, flat, rose type. Uniform hydrangea-pink, 1(132), changing to lilac-white. Fragrance X. Medium tall. Midseason. A very beautiful variety; one of Hollis’ best. First-class Certificate, Massachusetts Horticultural Society. $5.

1918-B006-I:13 1920-B010:29 An exquisite shade of pink, a finely modelled flower. Received a First Class Certificate (Massachusetts Horticultural Society) in 1906. $15.00. (Catalogue of 1907.) Cornell Bulletin 306, p. 148. Symposium 1919; eight votes; three 10's, two 9's, one 8, two 7's. Average 8.8. "Many of the Hollis varieties surprised me this year by their beauty. Loveliness surpassed anything I had, even Le Cygne (from nine plants) could not take away her honors. Among the Hollis varieties I should place Loveliness first. It was rightly named." (Mrs. Wm. Crawford, 1919.) "Loveliness is a very beautiful variety. Flower large but compact and of rose type. The color is a beautiful blush pink. It is very fragrant. I believe it is about the best that Hollis produced." (James Boyd.) Sold by: 5, 6, 7, 10, 14, 16, 22, 35, 39. 40, 41, 42, 44, 49. Grown by: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 37, 38, 43, 46, 47, 50.

1921-B014:14 Symposium II rating: 8.8

1923-SPN:347

1928-B:40 Double. 8.8 (Sym. 1921). Pink.

1928-B-d:114 Double type; large; very late. Pale flesh-pink, darkest about midway to the center, which is flesh-white with a few red markings; mildly fragrant. Medium tall; floriferous; strong stems. Attractive foliage. Valued not only because of the high quality of its bloom and excellent habit, but also because of its late blooming season. "Never very satisfactory with me."—Saunders.

1976-K:055 (Hollis, 1907) - Double - Pink - Very Late. Medium tall. Mild fragrance. Large. Pale flesh-pink, darkest about midway to the center, which is flesh-white with a few red markings. Floriferous; strong stems. Attractive foliage. Valued not only because of the high quality of its bloom and excellent habit, but also because of its late blooming season. Midseason.

Historical Color:

1916 - Uniform hydrangea-pink, changing to lilac-white

1920 - An exquisite shade of pink

1928 - Pink.

1928 - Pale flesh-pink, darkest about midway to the center, which is flesh-white with a few red marking

1976 - Pale flesh-pink, darkest about midway to the center, which is flesh-white with a few red markings

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrance X

1928 - Mildly fragrant

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

 

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