Cultivar: Luetta Pfeiffer

 
Luetta Pfeiffer
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.7

1921-B014:14 Symposium II rating: 8.4 1923-SPN:347 1928-B:40 Double. 8.7 (Sym. 1925). Flesh. 1928-B-d:114 Double type; very large; early. Very pale pink, becoming nearly white, with... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1916
Breeder: Brand
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Early

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1921-B014:14 Symposium II rating: 8.4

1923-SPN:347

1928-B:40 Double. 8.7 (Sym. 1925). Flesh.

1928-B-d:114 Double type; very large; early. Very pale pink, becoming nearly white, with an occasional crimson fleck on center petals and numerous golden yellow stamens; notably fragrant. Tall; very floriferous; strong stems. Excellent foliage. A very large flower of rather few petals which are remarkable for great .length and spread. Rapidly becoming a popular variety. "Flower seems very coarse to me."—Fewkes.

1953-B130:30 8.7. SD. EM. Blush pink. Tall and willowy. One -of the best of the true" semi-doubles. This was bought by the Pfeiffer Nursery of Winona, Minnesota, and introduced by them. The plant is quite distinctive.

1976-K:056 (Brand, 1916) - Double - Pink - Early. Tall. Fragrance notable. Very large. Very pale pink, becoming nearly white, with an occasional crimson fleck on center petals and numerous golden yellow stamens. Very floriferous; strong stems. Excellent foliage. A very large flower of rather few petals which are remarkable for great length and spread. M.

1976-K:126 (1916) Double, early, flesh.

1996-K:058 (1916) - Double, early, flesh.

Historical Color:

1928 - Flesh.

1922 - Very pale pink, becoming nearly white, with an occasional crimson fleck on center petals and numerous golden yellow stamens

1953 - Blush pink

1976 - Very pale pink, becoming nearly white, with an occasional crimson fleck on center petals and numerous golden yellow stamens

1976 - Flesh

1996 - Flesh

Scent - Historical:

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

 

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