Cultivar: Perfection

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Perfection
Acquired: 1924

1921-B014:11 Symposium II rating: 8.7 1923-SPN:345 1928-B:32 Double. 8.5 (Sym. 1921). Pink. 1928-B-d:095 Double type; large; midseason. Bright rose-pink, paling toward tips of the long,... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lutea hybrid
Introduced: 2001
Color - Authentic: red

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
17705 Nichols Arboretum
14184 Nichols Arboretum
14183 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1921-B014:11 Symposium II rating: 8.7

1923-SPN:345

1928-B:32 Double. 8.5 (Sym. 1921). Pink.

1928-B-d:095 Double type; large; midseason. Bright rose-pink, paling toward tips of the long, shaggy petals of the very loose, flat flowers; fragrance poor. Medium height; floriferous; good stems and foliage. Young plants produce inferior, irregular flowers, but the form improves as the plant becomes established. At its best, the flower develops a large hollow crown with a starry shredded center. "Free-blooming; strong and graceful stems. Good foliage. Large, loose flower that only shows well on established plants. Beautiful when well-grown." —Little. "Exquisite seems to me nearer EUGÉNIE VERDIER than any other variety, but I know it only in shows."—Saunders. "Rather weak stems."—Thurlow. "Much like JUDGE BERRY and EUGÉNIE VERDIER. Almost impossible to distinguish them apart on the show-table."—Boyd.

1938-W&D:127 (Kelway, 1912) Japanese. Medium size, blush pink, late. Staminodes yellow, with yellow filaments. Carpels smooth, tips cream-colored; disk inconspicuous, cream-colored. Plant medium size, spreading. Other varieties received under this name included a white-flowered Japanese, apparently Snow Wheel, a pink-flowered form with hairy, cream-tipped carpels, and a pink double, evidently Kelway's Exquisite. A white single Exquisite is also described.

1939-RL:13 Japanese. Light pink. (Kelway lists no such variety).

1976-K:029 (Kelway, 1912) - Double - Pink - Midseason. Medium height. Poor fragrance. Large. Bright rose-pink, paling toward tips of the long, shaggy petals of the very loose, flat flowers. Floriferous; good stems and foliage. Young plants produce inferior, irregular flowers, but the form improves as the plant becomes established. At its best, the flower develops a large hollow crown with a starry shredded center. M.

Historical Color:

1928 - Pink.

1928 - Bright rose-pink, paling toward tips of the long.

1938 - Blush pink, staminodes yellow, with yellow filaments, tips cream-colored; disk inconspicuous, cream-colored, a pink-flowered form with hairy, cream-tipped carpels, and a pink double

1939 - Light pink.

1976 - Pink, bright rose-pink, paling toward tips of the long

Scent - Historical:

1928 - fragrance poor

1976 - Poor fragrance

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

 

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