Cultivar: Mrs. A.G. Ruggles

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Mrs. A.G. Ruggles
Acquired: 1924

1916-Farr:24 Medium size. Pure white crown, sulphur-white collar, no crimson flecks. Fragrant. Vigorous grower, medium height, very free bloomer. Early. Extra-good commercial variety, two... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1913
Breeder: Brand
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
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
17702 Nichols Arboretum no

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
17702 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:24 Medium size. Pure white crown, sulphur-white collar, no crimson flecks. Fragrant. Vigorous grower, medium height, very free bloomer. Early. Extra-good commercial variety, two days later than Festiva maxima. Distinct from Duchesse de Nemours (Gr.) which is a clear violet, lilac center, and is generally confused with Edulis superba. 50 cts.

1918-B006-I:07

1921-B014:10 Symposium II rating: 8.1

1923-SPN:345

1928-B:30 Double. 8.1 (Sym. 1921). White.

1928-B-d:090 Double type; large; early. Cupped, white guards and a moderately full center of light canary-yellow, deepening to pale green at the base of the petals; notably fragrant. Medium tall; very floriferous; stems erect and strong. Excellent foliage. The general impression is a rounded, flattish globe-like flower. Dependable and well regarded for its profuse production of medium-sized blooms and its excellent garden habit. "The flowers are best in their early stage; later on they are apt to spread open too much, exposing the carpels."—Saunders. "A distinctive characteristic of this flower is its green carpels and stigmas."—Fewkes.

1976-K:022 Double - White - Early. Notable fragrance. Large, cupped, white guards and a moderately full center of light canary-yellow deepening to a pale green at the base of the petals; very floriferous; stems erect and strong. Excellent foliage. The general impression is a rounded flattish globe-like flower. Dependable and well regarded for its profuse production of medium-sized blooms, and its excellent garden habit. Mrs. D. Y. Dunn, Lexington, Kentucky, says the plant sprawls and blooms later than midseason. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Pure white crown, sulphur-white collar, no crimson flecks.

1928 - White.

1928 - White guards and a moderately full center of light canary-yellow, deepening to pale green at the base of the petals

1976 -White, white guards and a moderately full center of light canary-yellow deepening to a pale green at the base of the petals.

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrant

1928 - notably fragrant

1976 - Notable 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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