Cultivar: Marie Crousse

 
Marie Crousse
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.9

1916-Farr:39 Large, globular, medium to loose bomb. Uniform pale lilac-rose, 1(130). Tall, erect, strong grower and free bloomer. Midseason. Extra good. $3. 1918-B006-I:15 1921-B014:16... 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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This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At Currently Present Last Verified
13912 Nichols Arboretum yes
13913 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
13912 Nichols Arboretum
13913 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:39 Large, globular, medium to loose bomb. Uniform pale lilac-rose, 1(130). Tall, erect, strong grower and free bloomer. Midseason. Extra good. $3.

1918-B006-I:15

1921-B014:16 Symposium II rating: 8.9

1923-SPN:348

1928-B:44 Double. 8.9 (Sym. 1921). Pink.

1928-B-d:117 Double type; very large; midseason. Guards very large, with usually smooth outline; central petals broad, narrowing toward the collar, forming an immense globular bloom; pale pink, shaded rose in the center, overspread with a glowing suffusion; moderately fragrant. Medium height; free-flowering; stems stiff. Foliage of average quality. A fine peony of noteworthy color and form. There is a suggestion of creaminess about the color, but the petals are too translucent to call it creamy pink and the tint is not strong enough to be called salmon. "I should call this rose-pink shaded salmon."—Saunders. "One of the most beautiful blooms on the show-table."—Boyd.

1976-K:059 (Crousse, 1892) - Double - Pink - Midseason. Medium height. Moderate fragrance. Very large. Guards very large, with usually smooth outline; central petals broad, narrowing toward the collar, forming an immense globular bloom; pale pink, shaded rose in the center, overspread with a glowing suffusion. Free-flowering; stems stiff. Foliage of average quality. A fine peony of noteworthy color and form. There is a suggestion of creaminess about the color, but the petals are too translucent to call it creamy pink and the tint is not strong enough to call it salmon. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Uniform pale lilac-rose

1928 - Pink

1928 - pale pink, shaded rose in the center, overspread with a glowing suffusion

1976 - pale pink, shaded rose in the center, overspread with a glowing suffusion, there is a suggestion of creaminess about the color, but the petals are too translucent to call it creamy pink and the tint is not strong enough to call it salmon

Scent - Historical:

1928 - moderately fragrant

1976 - moderate fragrance

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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