Cultivar: Polar Star

 
Polar Star
Acquired: 1932

1932-049:16 Rg A large, white Japanese type peony. The stems are tall and strong. 1939-RL:18 Japanese. White. 1943-B091:25 lactiflora. Japanese. Tall strong stemmed, white guards with... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1932
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Japanese
Color - Authentic: white
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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Nichols Arboretum
 

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At Currently Present Last Verified
14046 Nichols Arboretum yes
14047 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
14046 Nichols Arboretum
14047 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1932-049:16 Rg A large, white Japanese type peony. The stems are tall and strong.

1939-RL:18 Japanese. White.

1943-B091:25 lactiflora. Japanese. Tall strong stemmed, white guards with pink flush. Yellow staminodes and carpels tipped pink.

1976-K:079 (Sass, 1932) - Jap. - White. Tall. Large. The stems are strong. Bulletin 49.

1976-K:145 (1932) Jap, midseason. Tall strong stemmed, white guards with pink flush. Yellow staminodes and carpels tipped pink.

1996-K:105 (1932) - Jap., mid-season. Tall strong stemmed, white guards with pink flush. Yellow staminodes and carpels tipped pink.

Historical Color:

1932 - White

1939 - White

1943 - white guards with pink flush, yellow staminodes and carpels tipped pink

1976 - White

1976 - white guards with pink flush, yellow staminodes and carpels tipped pink

1996 - white guards with pink flush, yellow staminodes and carpels tipped pink.

Scent - Historical:

No information

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

 

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