Cultivar: Madame Auguste Dessert

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Madame Auguste Dessert
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.6

1916-Farr:38 Very large, medium globular, semi-rose type. Uniform violet-rose, 1(154), guards and center slightly flecked crimson. Erect, medium height, free bloomer. Early midseason. $2.50... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1899
Breeder: Dessert
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Number Found At Currently Presentsort descending Last Verified
13950 Nichols Arboretum yes
13951 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Number Found At
13951 Nichols Arboretum
13950 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:38 Very large, medium globular, semi-rose type. Uniform violet-rose, 1(154), guards and center slightly flecked crimson. Erect, medium height, free bloomer. Early midseason. $2.50.

1918-B006-I:14

1921-B014:14 Symposium II rating: 8.6

1923-SPN:348 1928-B:41 Double. 8.6 (Sym. 1921). Pink.

1928-B-d:122 Double type; large; early midseason. Cupped blooms of old-rose-pink, developing a hollow center full of golden yellow stamens and dark rose-pink carpels, with crimson flakes on a few petals; fragrance like elderberries. Medium height; very floriferous; strong stems. Good foliage. Rather irregular flowers of ordinary color and little distinction, but the plant is of good habit and is excellent for garden decoration. "The description does not do justice to this fine variety."—Saunders. "Odor not pleasant."—Boyd. "Very unpleasant odor."—Henry Cooper.

1976-K:064 (Dessert, 1899) - Double - Pink - Early - Midseason. Medium height. Fragrance like elderberries. Large. Cupped blooms of old-rose-pink, developing a hollow center full of golden stamens and dark rose-pink carpels, with crimson flakes on a few petals. Very floriferous; strong stems. Good foliage. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Uniform violet-rose, guards and center slightly flecked crimson

1928 - Pink

1928 - old-rose-pink, developing a hollow center full of golden yellow stamens and dark rose-pink carpels, with crimson flakes on a few petals

1976 - old-rose-pink, developing a hollow center full of golden stamens and dark rose-pink carpels, with crimson flakes on a few petals

Scent - Historical:

Fragrance like elderberries

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

 

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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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