Cultivar: Marguerite Gérard

 
Marguerite Gérard
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.1

1916-Farr:27 Medium size, flat, compact, semi-rose type. Lilac-white, fading to milk-white, 2(7), golden yellow, 2(16), staminodes or short, narrow petals around the collar. Fragrance X.... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1892
Breeder: Crousse
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:27 Medium size, flat, compact, semi-rose type. Lilac-white, fading to milk-white, 2(7), golden yellow, 2(16), staminodes or short, narrow petals around the collar. Fragrance X. Very tall, free bloomer. Very late. 75 cts.

1918-B006-I:15

1921-B014:16 Symposium II rating: 8.1

1923-SPN:348

1928-B:44 Double. 8.1 (Sym. 1925). White.

1928-B-d:117 Double type; large; very late. Very pale old-rose-pink, changing quickly to white, brightened by a ring of yellow stamens and staminodes in the collar; fragrance fair. Very tall; floriferous; strong stems. Good foliage. It is not a very distinct variety and is not widely distributed. Its chief merit seems to be its very late flowering. "This variety has always appealed to me as very handsome and quite distinct."—Fewkes.

1976-K:059 (Calot, 1868) - Double - Pink - Very Late. Very tall. Fair fragrance. Large. Very pale old-rose-pink, changing quickly to white, brightened by a ring of yellow stamens and staminodes in the collar. Floriferous; strong stems. Good foliage. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Lilac-white, fading to milk-white, golden yellow

1928 - White

1928 - Very pale old-rose-pink, changing quickly to white, brightened by a ring of yellow stamens

1976 - Very pale old-rose-pink, changing quickly to white, brightened by a ring of yellow stamens

Scent - Historical:

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

 

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