Cultivar: President Wilson

 
President Wilson
Acquired: 1924

1918-B006-I:20 1921-B014:18 Symposium II rating: 9.4 1923-SPN:350 1928-B:49 Double. 9.3 (Sym. 1925). Pink. 1928-B-d:136 Double type; very large; late. Bright rose-pink, paling with age... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1918
Breeder: Thurlow
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Late

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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Historical Significance:

1918-B006-I:20

1921-B014:18 Symposium II rating: 9.4

1923-SPN:350

1928-B:49 Double. 9.3 (Sym. 1925). Pink.

1928-B-d:136 Double type; very large; late. Bright rose-pink, paling with age, and a trifle darker in the deep, cupped center; rich spicy fragrance. Medium height; floriferous; strong stems. Good foliage. A very large flower of the THÉRÈSE type but brighter in color and with petals held more horizontally. Sometimes the collar is a little weak, giving it a two-story effect, but established, well-treated plants give superb flowers. Awarded Certificate of Honorable Mention at London, Ont., June 16, 1922. "Height 36 to 42 inches."—Thurlow. "A perfect beauty."—Boyd.

1940-Cat-CHN:53 9.3 Bright rose-pink, changing to shell-pink as flower opens, petals broad and overlapping, with cupped center. The blooms will last a long time and hold their delicate coloring until the end. Spicy fragrance. Late. Described by Mr. Boyd in the Peony Manual as "a perfect beauty." Honorable Mention A. P. S., 1922. L. D.

1976-K:080 (Thurlow, 1918) - Double - Pink - Late. Medium height. Rich spicy fragrance. Very large. Bright rose-pink, paling with age, and a trifle darker in the deep cupped center; floriferous, strong stems. Good foliage.

Historical Color:

1928 - Pink

1928 - Bright rose-pink

1940 - Bright rose-pink, changing to shell-pink as flower opens

1976 - Bright rose-pink, changing to shell-pink as flower opens

Scent - Historical:

Fragrant

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

 

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