Cultivar: Nike

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Nike
Acquired: 2013

1916-Farr:23 Large, flat, semi-rose type. Pure white, with a ring of yellow stamens around a tuft of center petals, tipped carmine. Medium tall, splendid grower, free bloomer. Late. One of... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lutea hybrid
Introduced: 1987
Breeder: Daphnis
Country of Origin: USA
Color - Authentic: multi
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:23 Large, flat, semi-rose type. Pure white, with a ring of yellow stamens around a tuft of center petals, tipped carmine. Medium tall, splendid grower, free bloomer. Late. One of the best white varieties. 75 cts.

1918-B006-I:06 1921-B014:10 Symposium II rating: 8.1

1923-SPN:345 1928-B:28 Double. 8.1 (Sym. 1921). Syn., Dorothy E. Kibby. White.

1928-B-d:088 Double type; large; late. Full, evenly rounded, white flowers illumined near the center by a ring of yellow stamens, center petals tipped with crimson; odor strong, like water-lilies. Medium height; very floriferous; strong stems. Good foliage. A dependable, late white sort of good habit for both cutting and garden decoration. Some find its odor disagreeable.

1976-K:017 Double - White - Late. Syn. DOROTHY E. KIBBY. Medium height. Strong fragrance, like water lilies. Large, full, evenly rounded white flowers illumined near the center by a ring of yellow stamens, center petals tipped with crimson; very floriferous; strong stems. Good foliage. A dependable, later white sort of good habit for both cutting and garden decoration. Some find its odor disagreeable. Dependable. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Brilliant Bengal rose, turning to salmon-pink, with silvery reflex

1928 - Salmon-pink

1928 -. Vivid rose-pink, brightening to shell-pink in the center, all petals slightly lighter at the edge

1962 - Beautiful rose turning to salmon pink with silvery reflex

1976 - Vivid rose-pink, brightening to shell-pink in the center, all petals slightly lighter at the edges

Scent - Historical:

Mildly fragrant

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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