Cultivar: Nymphaea

 
Nymphaea
Acquired: 1924

1921-B014:18 Symposium II rating: 9.1 1923-SPN:349 1928-B:48 Double. 8.8 (Sym. 1925). White, 1928-B-d:132 Double type; large; midseason. Creamy white, flushed pale rose-pink on first... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1919
Breeder: Thurlow
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: white
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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Historical Significance:

1921-B014:18 Symposium II rating: 9.1

1923-SPN:349

1928-B:48 Double. 8.8 (Sym. 1925). White,

1928-B-d:132 Double type; large; midseason. Creamy white, flushed pale rose-pink on first opening; symmetrical, cupped form with a small tuft in the center and many stamens which diffuse a golden yellow light throughout the flower; mildly fragrant. Medium height; profuse bloomer; stiff stems. Good foliage. Very pretty flowers of the water-lily type which are produced freely and dependably, giving the variety considerable value for garden decoration. "The form of the flower is more semi-double than rose."—Fewkes.

1940-Cat-CHN:53 8.8 Large, flat flowers with wide silky petals of creamy-white. Yellow stamens are mixed among the petals, giving flower a reflex of golden light. The edges of the petals are somewhat rolled, giving a water-lily effect; hence its name. Mildly fragrant. Midseason. L. D.

1976-K:074 (Thurlow, 1919) - Double - White - Midseason. Medium height. Mildly fragrant. Large. Creamy white, flushed pale rose-pink on first opening; symmetrical, cupped form with a small tuft in the center and many stamens which diffuse a golden yellow light throughout the flower; medium height. Profuse bloomer, stiff stems. Good foliage. “The form of the flower is more semi-double than rose.” - Fewkes. M.

Historical Color:

1928 - White

1928 - Creamy white, flushed pale rose-pink on first opening

1940 - silky petals of creamy-white. Yellow stamens are mixed among the petals, giving flower a reflex of golden light

1976 - Creamy white, flushed pale rose-pink on first opening

Scent - Historical:

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

 

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