Cultivar: Phyllis Kelway

 
Phyllis Kelway
Acquired: 1924

1918-B006-I:19 1921-B014:18 Symposium II rating: 8.8 1923-SPN:349 1928-B:49 Double. 9.0 (Sym. 1925), Pink. 1928-B-d:135 Semi-double type; very large; midseason. Rose-pink, paling to... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1908
Breeder: Kelway
Country of Origin: England
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 Number Found At Currently Present Last Verifiedsort descending
14042 Nichols Arboretum yes
14041 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Number Found At
14042 Nichols Arboretum
14041 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1918-B006-I:19

1921-B014:18 Symposium II rating: 8.8

1923-SPN:349

1928-B:49 Double. 9.0 (Sym. 1925), Pink.

1928-B-d:135 Semi-double type; very large; midseason. Rose-pink, paling to white in center, thin texture; hollow, cupped form, at first showing many stamens, later developing a flat crown which covers the imperfect collar; faintly fragrant. Medium height; floriferous; stiff stems. Abundant foliage. A frail, loose, shaggy flower of much charm; at best attractively informal, but needs good cultivation to produce flowers which are not ragged and unkempt. "Should not rate over 8.5."—Boyd.

1929-038:48 Rg

1954-Kelway Rosy-pink paling to white in centre. Entrancing in delicacy of colouring. Very large loosely built flower of exquisite form and great beauty. Medium height plant. One of the very best and most attractive kinds for garden or exhibition.

1976-K:078 (Kelway, 1908) - Semi-Double - Pink - Midseason. Medium height. Faint fragrance. Very large. Rose-pink, paling to white in center, thin texture; hollow cupped form, at first showing many stamens, later developing a flat crown which covers the imperfect collar, floriferous, stiff stems, abundant foliage. M. Bulletin 38.

Historical Color:

1928 - Pink

1928 - Rose-pink, paling to white in center

1954 - Rosy-pink paling to white in center

1976 - Pink, Rose-pink, paling to white in center

Scent - Historical:

No information

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

 

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