Cultivar: Philippe Rivoire

 
Philippe Rivoire
Acquired: 1925 |  APS Rating: 9.2

1918-B006-I:19 1921-B014:18 Symposium II rating: 9.2 1923-SPN:349 1928-B:48 Double. 9.2 (Sym. 1921). Red. 1928-B-d:134 Double type; small; early. Very dark crimson with a blackish sheen... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1911
Breeder: Rivière
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: red
Season: Early

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 Currently Present Last Verifiedsort descending
14036 Nichols Arboretum yes
14034 Nichols Arboretum no
14035 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Number Found At
14036 Nichols Arboretum
14035 Nichols Arboretum
14034 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1918-B006-I:19

1921-B014:18 Symposium II rating: 9.2

1923-SPN:349

1928-B:48 Double. 9.2 (Sym. 1921). Red.

1928-B-d:134 Double type; small; early. Very dark crimson with a blackish sheen, fully double with a symmetrically incurved center; richly rose-scented. Medium height; floriferous; wiry stems. Good foliage. Its great fault is lack of size. It is especially decorative in the garden. "PHILIPPE RIVOIRE, as I know it, is a purple-red with no blackish sheen, not richly rose-scented though it has a slight fragrance."—Saunders. "The only really sweet-scented red peony that I know of."—Boyd.

1976-K:078 (Riviere, 1911) - Double - Red - Early. (Wild catalog says Late Mid.) Medium height. Richly rose scented. Small. Very dark crimson with a blackish sheen, fully double with a symmetrically incurved center; floriferous, wiry stems. Good foliage. M.

Historical Color:

1928 - Red

1928 - Very dark crimson with a blackish sheen

1976 - Red, Very dark crimson with a blackish sheen

Scent - Historical:

No Information

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

 

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