Cultivar: Mademoiselle Leonie Calot

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Mademoiselle Leonie Calot
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.1

1918-B006-I:24 1921-B014:21 Symposium II rating: 9.3 1923-SPN:351 1928-B:56 Double. 9.3 (Sym. 1921). Pink. 1928-B-d:148 Double type; medium size; midseason. Vivid shell-pink of a... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1861
Breeder: Calot
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1918-B006-I:24 1921-B014:21 Symposium II rating: 9.3

1923-SPN:351 1928-B:56 Double. 9.3 (Sym. 1921). Pink.

1928-B-d:148 Double type; medium size; midseason. Vivid shell-pink of a luminous intensity unique in peonies, which fades with age; mildly fragrant. Medium height; fairly floriferous; good stems and foliage. A fairly good flower of value for its striking color. If RAOUL DESSERT and SOUVENIR de LOUIS BIGOT are arranged beside it, Faxon is clearly the brightest and finest. In other respects it is merely average. "Fades quickly in sunlight."—Saunders. "Its color makes it an outstanding variety."—Christman. "Walter Faxon is the most distinct and outstanding pink variety when well grown and used as a cut-flower for show purposes. As a garden flower it lacks substance, fags in the sun, and is disappointing."—Little. "The plant needs age, good cultivation, and disbudding to bring it to its best. It is then superb and stands the hot sun quite as well as the majority of varieties."—Fewkes.

1962-W:089 Double. Medium height. Globular semi-rose type. Uniform pure bright rose, deepening toward center. Unusually beautiful color. Mid-season.

1976-K:103 (Richardson, 1904) - Double - Shell-Pink - Midseason. Medium height. Mildly fragrant. Medium size. Vivid shell-pink of a luminous intensity unique in peonies, which fades with age. Fairly floriferous; good stems and foliage. A fairly good flower of value for its striking color. If Raoul Dessert and Souvenir Louis Bigot are arranged beside it, Faxon is clearly the brightest and finest. In other respects it is merely average. "Fades quickly in sunlight"-Saunders. "Its color makes it an outstanding variety." Christman. "Walter Faxon is the most distinct and outstanding variety when well grown and used as a cut flower for show purposes. As a garden flower it lacks substance fades in the sun, and is disappointing".-Little. M.

Historical Color:

1928 - Pink

1928 - Vivid shell-pink of a luminous intensity

1962 -- Uniform pure bright rose, deepening toward center. Unusually beautiful color

1976 - Shell-Pink, Vivid shell-pink of a luminous intensity unique in peonies, which fades with age

Scent - Historical:

1928 - delicious fragrance

1940 - Very fragrant

1976 - delicious fragrance

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

 

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