Cultivar: Marie Lemoine

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Marie Lemoine
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.5

1916-Farr:27 Large, very compact, rose type. Pure white, with cream-white center, occasional carmine tip. Fragrant. Medium height, extra-strong stem. Very late. Extra-good commercial... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1869
Breeder: Calot
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: white
Season: Late

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
13917 Nichols Arboretum yes
13918 Matthaei Botanical Gardens no

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
13917 Nichols Arboretum
13918 Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:27 Large, very compact, rose type. Pure white, with cream-white center, occasional carmine tip. Fragrant. Medium height, extra-strong stem. Very late. Extra-good commercial variety. 75 cts.

1918-B006-I:15

1921-B014:16 Symposium II rating: 8.5

1923-SPN:348

1928-B:44 Double. 8.5 (Sym. 1921). White.

1928-B-d:118 Double type; very large; late. Compact and flat at first; lemon-white with a trace of crimson on edges of a few petals and whole flower strongly suffused with yellow from hidden stamens and staminodes; develops to a large, globular form, pure white, with a few yellow petaloids in the collar; richly fragrant. Dwarf; moderately floriferous; stout stems and foliage. Very highly regarded as one of the handsomest peonies. A few stamens are usually present and many half-developed petals in the depths of the flower. "Subject to diseased roots."—Christman. "Much subject to disease."—Boyd.

1976-K:059 Large, very compact, rose type. Pure white, with cream-white center, occasional carmine tip. Fragrant. Medium height, extra-strong stem. Very late. Extra-good commercial variety. 75 cts.

Historical Color:

1916 - Pure white, with cream-white center

1928 - White

1928 - lemon-white with a trace of crimson on edges of a few petals and whole flower strongly suffused with yellow from hidden stamens and staminodes, pure white, with a few yellow petaloids in the collar; richly fragrant

1976 - Pure white, with cream-white center, occasional carmine tip

Scent - Historical:

1928 - strong rose fragrance

1954 - Sweetly rose scented

1976 - Strong rose fragrance

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

 

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