Cultivar: Monsieur Jules Elie

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Monsieur Jules Elie
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 9.2

1916-Farr:27 Very large, medium, compact high crown. Pale lilac-rose, 2(178), collar lighter shaded amber-yellow at the base. Fragrance XX. Medium height, strong growth. Early. Extra. $1.... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1888
Breeder: Crousse
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Early

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:27 Very large, medium, compact high crown. Pale lilac-rose, 2(178), collar lighter shaded amber-yellow at the base. Fragrance XX. Medium height, strong growth. Early. Extra. $1. See color plate facing p. 32.

1918-B006-I:17

1921-B014:17 Symposium II rating: 9.2

1923-SPN:349

1928-B:46 Double. 9.2 (Sym. 1921). Pink.

1928-B-d:127 Double type; very large; early. Light rose-pink of the dull, opaque quality seen in pink chrysanthemums; broad, smooth guard petals; center incurved and silvered with light grayish pink; moderately fragrant. Tall; very free-flowering; stems lax and loose. Foliage light green. One of the most popular of all peonies. Its stems are bad for garden use, but it is most effective when cut. "Always finishes crown type."—Little. "As the flower expands, these central petals also expand, but still retain the same general shape."—Thurlow,

1962-W:081 Double. Very large, early. Rose pink. Broad smooth guard petals, center incurved. Tall, free-flowering. Foliage light green.

1976-K:067 (Crousse, 1888) - Double - Pink - Early. Tall. Moderate fragrance. Very large. Light rose-pink of the dull-opaque quality seen in pink chrysanthemums; broad, smooth guard petals; center incurved and silvered with light grayish pink. Very free-flowering; stems lax and loose. Foliage light green. One of the most popular of all peonies. Its stems are bad for garden use, but it is most effective when cut. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Pale lilac-rose, collar lighter shaded amber-yellow at the base

1928 - Pink

1928 - Light rose-pink of the dull, opaque quality seen in pink chrysanthemums; center incurved and silvered with light grayish pink

1962 -. Rose pink

1976 - Light rose-pink of the dull-opaque quality seen in pink chrysanthemums; center incurved and silvered with light grayish pink

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrance XX

1928 - Moderately fragrant

1976 - Moderate fragrance

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

 

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