Cultivar: Pico

 
Pico
Acquired: 1949

1934-057:35 Rg Single type, large mid-season, pure white with cupped petals of firm texture. Full center of yellow stamens. Carpels, pale green, stigmas white. Plane strong, 3 feet high,... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1934
Breeder: Freeborn
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Single
Color - Authentic: white
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 ascending
14043 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Number Found At
14043 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1934-057:35 Rg Single type, large mid-season, pure white with cupped petals of firm texture. Full center of yellow stamens. Carpels, pale green, stigmas white. Plane strong, 3 feet high, light green foliage, stems strong, without stiffness. Fragrance neither pleasant nor displeasing. Named for a mountain peak visible from the gardens.

1939-RL:25 Single. White.

1943-B091:14 lactiflora. Single. Very large pure white with white stigmas. Medium height with exceptionally strong stems and large foliage. Maybe the best white single yet introduced.

1962-W:084 Single. Pure white, firm, cupped petals. Dense yellow ball of stamens, green pistils with white tops. Strong, loose-leaved plant has graceful, 3' shoots. Generally overrated, nevertheless one of the best early singles.

1976-K:078 (Freeborn, 1934) - Single - White - Midseason. 3' high. Fragrance neither pleasing nor displeasing. Large, pure white with cupped petals of firm texture. Full center of yellow stamens. Carpels, pale green, stigmas white. Plant strong. Light green foliage, stems strong, without stiffness. Named for a mountain peak visible from the gardens. Bulletin 57.

1976-K:130 (1934) lactiflora. Single, early midseason. White. Tall, large leaves. Probably the best white single.

1996-K:071 (1934) lactiflora. Single, early mid-season. White. Tall, large leaves. Probably the best white single.

Historical Color:

1934 - pure white, full center of yellow stamens, carpels, pale green, stigmas white

1939 - White

1943 - pure white with white stigmas

1962 - Pure white, dense yellow ball of stamens, green pistils with white tops

1976 - pure white, full center of yellow stamens, carpels, pale green, stigmas white

1976 - White

1996 - White

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrance XX

1976 - Rose fragrance

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

 

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