Cultivar: Midsummer Night's Dream

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Midsummer Night's Dream
Acquired: 1924

1916-Farr:36 Large, globular, loose, semi-rose type. Creamy white, 2(10). Water-lily effect with an open center of golden stamens. Medium drooping habit. Midseason. Very distinct. $5.... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1906
Breeder: Pleas
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: white

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
17732 Nichols Arboretum no

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
17732 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:36 Large, globular, loose, semi-rose type. Creamy white, 2(10). Water-lily effect with an open center of golden stamens. Medium drooping habit. Midseason. Very distinct. $5.

1918-B006-I:03

1921-B014:08 Symposium II rating: 8.7

1923-SPN:344

1928-B:25 Double. 8.5 (Sym. 1925). White.

1928-B-d:084 Double type; large; midseason. Very large, overlapping white petals of translucent texture suffused with yellow from buried stamens, faint pink marks on outer petals and an occasional red edge; strong lemon fragrance. Tall; sparse bloomer; strong stems. Excellent foliage. A flower of especially pleasing form, good substance, and carriage, but it has not proved very productive. Open center showing golden stamens; odor unpleasant to many. Not a strong grower and much inclined to disease. "It seems impossible to find stock where the roots are not badly infested."— Brand. "A good deal like Alsace-Lorraine."—Saunders.

1976-K:007 Double - White - Midseason. Tall. Fragrance, strong lemon. Very large, overlapping white petals of translucent texture suffused with yellow from buried stamens, faint pink marks on outer petals and an occasional red edge; sparse bloomer; strong stems. Excellent foliage. A flower of especially pleasing form, good substance and carriage, but it has not proved very productive. Open center showing golden stamens. Not a strong grower and much inclined to disease.

Historical Color:

1916 - Creamy white, with an open center of golden stamens.

1928 - White.

1928 - Overlapping white petals of translucent texture suffused with yellow from buried stamens, faint pink marks on outer petals and an occasional red edge

1976 - White, very large, overlapping white petals of translucent texture suffused with yellow from buried stamens, faint pink marks on outer petals and an occasional red edge.

Scent - Historical:

1928 - strong lemon fragrance, odor unpleasant to many

1976 - Fragrance, strong lemon

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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