Cultivar: Mrs. Edward Harding

 
Mrs. Edward Harding
Acquired: 1924

1921-B014:17 Symposium II rating: 9.9 1923-SPN:349 1928-B:46 Double. 9.3 (Sym. 1925). White. 1928-B-d:129 Double type; large; midseason. White, illumined by many golden stamens hidden... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1918
Breeder: Shaylor
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: white
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 Number Found At Currently Present Last Verifiedsort descending
14001 Nichols Arboretum yes
14002 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Number Found At
14002 Nichols Arboretum
14001 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1921-B014:17 Symposium II rating: 9.9

1923-SPN:349

1928-B:46 Double. 9.3 (Sym. 1925). White.

1928-B-d:129 Double type; large; midseason. White, illumined by many golden stamens hidden under the petals and by a bright tuft of them in the center when fully open; not notably fragrant. Medium height; free-flowering; stiff stems. Excellent foliage. A very handsome flower of perfect form and delicate, lacy quality. It is reported to be disappointing to some, but established plants are claimed to be excellent. The stock has been scarce and very closely divided since its introduction. Awarded special prize of $100 at the National Show at Cleveland, Ohio, June 5-6, 1918. "Much like ENCHANTERESSE, but a better grower."—Boyd.

1962-W:083 Double. White flowers, golden stamens. Dependable. Long, 38" stems, good foliage. Opens with such earlier varieties as Kansas, Miss America, and Dr J. H. Neeley. Reasonably priced.

1976-K:069 (Shaylor, 1918) - Double - White - Midseason. Medium height. Fragrance not notable. Large. White, illumined by many golden stamens hidden under the petals and by a bright tuft of them in the center when fully open. Free-flowering; stiff stems. Excellent foliage. A very handsome flower of perfect form and delicate, lacy quality.

Historical Color:

1928 - White

1928 - White, illumined by many golden stamens hidden under the petals

1962 - White flowers, golden stamens

1976 - White, illumined by many golden stamens hidden under the petals

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrance XXX

1928 - Very Fragrant

1976 - Very Fragrant

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

 

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