Cultivar: Madame Jules Dessert

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Madame Jules Dessert
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 9.4

1916-Farr:39 Large flower of beautiful form and exquisite coloring. White, shaded flesh and straw-yellow, showing golden stamens. $7.50. 1918-B006-I:14 1921-B014:15 Symposium II rating: 9... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1909
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
13971 Nichols Arboretum yes
13972 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Number Found At
13972 Nichols Arboretum
13971 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:39 Large flower of beautiful form and exquisite coloring. White, shaded flesh and straw-yellow, showing golden stamens. $7.50.

1918-B006-I:14

1921-B014:15 Symposium II rating: 9.4

1923-SPN:348

1928-B:42 Double. 9.4 (Sym. 1921).

1928-B-d:125 Double type; very large; late midseason. Long, smooth petals of flesh-white, graduated symmetrically about a hollow, funnel-like center, with a few stamens in its depths, which reflect a yellow glow through its translucent texture; mildly fragrant. Tall; splendid habit; very floriferous; stems occasionally floppy. Good foliage. A very popular and highly regarded sort. Occasionally the guard petals are greenish near the base and sometimes are distinctly marked with green. The center is usually a trifle pinker than the rest of the flower, and always bears a few inconspicuous crimson marks. "Strong stems and perfect habit of growth."—Little. "I should rank this among the best dozen."—Saunders. "Thoroughly reliable and one of the very best. A beautiful flower and fine plant."—Boyd.

1976-K:066 (Dessert, 1909) - Double - Flesh-White. Late Midseason. Tall. Mild fragrance. Very large. Long smooth petals of flesh-white, graduated symmetrically about a hollow, funnel-like center, with a few stamens in its depths, which reflect a yellow glow through its translucent texture. Splendid habit. Very floriferous. Stems occasionally floppy. Good foliage. Occasionally the guard petals are greenish near the base and sometimes are distinctly marked with green. The center is usually a trifle pinker than the rest of the flower, and always bears a few inconspicuous crimson marks. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - White, shaded flesh and straw-yellow

1928 - flesh-white

1976 - Flesh-White. Occasionally the guard petals are greenish near the base and sometimes are distinctly marked with green. The center is usually a trifle pinker than the rest of the flower, and always bears a few inconspicuous crimson marks

Scent - Historical:

Fragrant

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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