Cultivar: Octavie Demay

 
Octavie Demay
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.5

1916-Farr:28 Very large, flat, crown. Guards and center pale Hydrangea-pink, 1(132), collar almost white. Fragrant. Very dwarf habit, free bloomer. Extra. $1. 1918-B006-I:19 1921-B014:18... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1867
Breeder: Calot
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Early

Updated February 9, 2016

 
Share this page:
Print this page
This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At Currently Present Last Verified
14017 Nichols Arboretum yes
14018 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
14017 Nichols Arboretum
14018 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:28 Very large, flat, crown. Guards and center pale Hydrangea-pink, 1(132), collar almost white. Fragrant. Very dwarf habit, free bloomer. Extra. $1.

1918-B006-I:19

1921-B014:18 Symposium II rating: 8.5

1923-SPN:349

1928-B:48 Double. 8.5 (Sym. 1921). Pink.

1928-B-d:132 Double type; large; early. Guards very light old-rose-pink and the somewhat darker crown, which develops early, is splashed with a few crimson markings; collar distinct, composed of narrow, almost white petals; not especially fragrant. Dwarf; very floriferous; stiff stems. Abundant foliage. Very dependable and attractive, recalling a very highly refined cactus dahlia. Very popular.

1962-W:084 Double. Opens with considerable pink turning to white. Large, compact blooms of good substance, high built and shapely with a prominent collar. Dwarf bush which bears abundantly. Increasingly scarce because of its age, but not inferior, in any way. One of the best dwarfs.

1976-K:074 (Calot, 1867) - Double - Pink - Early. Dwarf. Not especially fragrant. Large. Guards very light old-rose-pink and the somewhat darker crown, which develops early, is splashed with a few crimson markings; collar distinct, composed of narrow, almost white petals, very floriferous, stiff stems. Abundant foliage. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Guards and center pale Hydrangea-pink, collar almost white

1928 - Pink

1928 - Guards very light old-rose-pink and the somewhat darker crown, which develops early, is splashed with a few crimson markings; collar distinct, composed of narrow, almost white petals

1962 - Opens with considerable pink turning to white

1976 - Pink, guards very light old-rose-pink and the somewhat darker crown, which develops early, is splashed with a few crimson markings; collar distinct, composed of narrow, almost white petals

Scent - Historical:

Not especially fragrant

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

 

Codebreaking

What is 1928-B:68?  Learn more about the 'funny numbers and letters' as keys to historic references.
Read More

History of the Garden

In 1922 the Regents of the University of Michigan appropriated $2,000 to establish the Peony Garden at the Nichols Arboretum.
Read More

 

Browse by photo

Rosy Dawn Peony

Search through our collection of peonies in a photo gallery that allows you to filter based on color, form, or breeder.
View Photos