Cultivar: Mabel L. Franklin

 
Mabel L. Franklin
Acquired: 1932 |  APS Rating: 9.0

1923-SPN:347 1928-B:40 Double. 9.0 (Sym. 1925), Pink. 1928-B-d:114 Double type; very large; midseason. Guards and center brilliant rose-pink; collar flesh-pink or pale salmon; flowers... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1920
Breeder: Franklin
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Midseason

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
13901 Nichols Arboretum yes
13902 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
13901 Nichols Arboretum
13902 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1923-SPN:347

1928-B:40 Double. 9.0 (Sym. 1925), Pink.

1928-B-d:114 Double type; very large; midseason. Guards and center brilliant rose-pink; collar flesh-pink or pale salmon; flowers regularly built but loose and graceful; strong lemon fragrance. Average height. Strong grower; floriferous; stems bend. Foliage large, light green. A very handsome bloom which is sometimes weak in the collar, but the color is very clear and shows up well, especially in half shade. Petals are generally lighter at the edges, giving a brilliant, silvered appearance to the blooms.

1976-K:057 (Franklin, 1920) - Double- Pink - Midseason. Average height. Strong lemon fragrance. Very large. Guards and center brilliant rose-pink; collar flesh-pink or pale salmon; flowers regularly built but loose and graceful. Strong grower; floriferous; stems bend. Foliage, light green. A very handsome bloom which is sometimes weak in the collar, but the color is very clear and shows up well, especially in half shade. Petals are generally lighter at the edges, giving a brilliant, silvered appearance to the bloom. M.

Historical Color:

1928 - Pink

1928 - Guards and center brilliant rose-pink; collar flesh-pink or pale salmon

1976 - Guards and center brilliant rose-pink; collar flesh-pink or pale salmon

Scent - Historical:

1928 - not notably fragrant

1976 - Fragrance not notable

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

 

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History of the Garden

In 1922 the Regents of the University of Michigan appropriated $2,000 to establish the Peony Garden at the Nichols Arboretum.
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