Cultivar: Opal

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Opal
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.5

1918-B006-I:19 1921-B014:18 Symposium II rating: 8.5 1923-SPN:349 1928-B:48 Double. 8.5 (Sym. 1921). Syn. The Jewel. White. 1928-B-d:132 Double type; large; midseason. Pale rose-pink... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1908
Breeder: Pleas
Country of Origin: USA
Color - Authentic: pink
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 Numbersort descending Found At Currently Present Last Verified
14020 Nichols Arboretum yes
14021 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
14020 Nichols Arboretum
14021 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1918-B006-I:19

1921-B014:18 Symposium II rating: 8.5

1923-SPN:349

1928-B:48 Double. 8.5 (Sym. 1921). Syn. The Jewel. White.

1928-B-d:132 Double type; large; midseason. Pale rose-pink becoming almost white when fully open; petals very long, pointed, and arranged in a deep, funnel-like form; not notably fragrant. Medium height; floriferous; stems not strong. Foliage good. A flower of great beauty of form and delicacy of color and texture. A peony called THE JEWEL is identical. "Rating much too high."—Fewkes. "Rated much too high. Does not do well in my heavy clay soil."—Boyd.

1976-K:075 (Pleas, 1908) - Syn. THE JEWEL. Double - Pink to White - Midseason. Medium height. Not notably fragrant. Pale rose-pink becoming almost white when fully open; petals very long, pointed, and arranged in a deep, funnel-like form; floriferous; stems not strong. Foliage good. M.

Historical Color:

1928 - White

1928 - Pale rose-pink becoming almost white when fully open

1976 - Pink to White, Pale rose-pink becoming almost white when fully open

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrance XX

1976 - Fragrant

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

 

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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.
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