Cultivar: Madame Emile Lemoine

 
Madame Emile Lemoine
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.9

1916-Farr:38 Large, globular, compact, semi-rose type. Milk-white. Medium height, spreading habit, medium bloomer. Midseason. Extra good. $2. 1918-B006-I:14 1921-B014:15 Symposium II... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1899
Breeder: Lemoine
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: white
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:38 Large, globular, compact, semi-rose type. Milk-white. Medium height, spreading habit, medium bloomer. Midseason. Extra good. $2.

1918-B006-I:14

1921-B014:15 Symposium II rating: 8.9

1923-SPN:348

1928-B:42 Double. 8.9 (Sym. 1921). White

1928-B-d:124 Double type; large; midseason. Opens with crimson streaks on outer petals and a faint flush of tiny pink dots, fading to creamy white, with crimson flakes on center petals; mildly fragrant. Tall; free-blooming; strong stems and foliage. Before fading it develops an immense, crown-like center of many compact petals, mixed with stamens. Highly regarded by fanciers. "One of the truly great peonies. Would rate in high 9 if all the stock were healthy."—Little. "A great show flower."—Brand. "I see fine blooms at shows, but have never had any first-rate ones on my own plants."—Saunders. "Much inclined to disease but have had some bloom that was truly magnificent."—Boyd.

1976-K:065 (Lemoine, 1899) - Double - White - Midseason. Tall. Mild fragrance. Large. Opens with crimson streaks on outer petals and a faint flush of tiny dots of pink, fading to creamy white, with crimson flakes on center petals. Free-blooming; strong stems and foliage. Before fading it develops an immense, crown-like center of many compact petals, mixed with stamens. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Milk-white

1928 . White

1928 - Opens with crimson streaks on outer petals and a faint flush of tiny pink dots, fading to creamy white, with crimson flakes on center petals

1976 - White, opens with crimson streaks on outer petals and a faint flush of tiny dots of pink, fading to creamy white, with crimson flakes on center petals

Scent - Historical:

1928 - Mildly Fragrant

1976 - Mild Fragrance

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

 

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