Cultivar: Pride of Essex

 
Pride of Essex
Acquired: 1924

1918-B006-I:20 1921-B014:18 Symposium II rating: 8.8 1923-SPN:350 1928-B:49 Double. 8.9 (Sym. 1925). Pink. 1928-B-d:136 Double type; large; midseason. Incurved guards and a crumpled... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1916
Breeder: Thurlow
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
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 Numbersort descending Found At Currently Present Last Verified
14055 Nichols Arboretum yes
14056 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
14055 Nichols Arboretum
14056 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1918-B006-I:20

1921-B014:18 Symposium II rating: 8.8

1923-SPN:350

1928-B:49 Double. 8.9 (Sym. 1925). Pink.

1928-B-d:136 Double type; large; midseason. Incurved guards and a crumpled center of light rose-pink, paling to blush-white with a golden suffusion from its many stamens; central petals boldly marked with crimson; strong, fresh fragrance. Tall; floriferous, stiff stems. Good foliage. A large, loose flower and a good decorative plant in the garden. "Similar to LADY ALEXANDRA DUFF, which it resembles much in coloring and habit. A fine variety."¬óLittle, and Fewkes.

1940-Cat-CHN:53 8.9 Large, cup-shaped blooms of deep shell-pink suffused yellow from the stamens interspersed with-.the petals. Clear fragrance. Midseason. Similar in coloring and habit to Lady Alexandra Duff, but flowers are larger and borne on longer stems. L. D.

1976-K:080 (Thurlow, 1916) - Double - Pink - Midseason. Tall. Strong, fresh fragrance. Large, incurved guards and a crumpled center of light rose-pink, paling to blush-white with a golden suffusion from its many stamens; central petals boldly marked with crimson; floriferous; stiff stems. Good foliage. M.

Historical Color:

1928 - Pink

1928 - a crumpled center of light rose-pink, paling to blush-white with a golden suffusion from its many stamens; central petals boldly marked with crimson

1940 - deep shell-pink suffused yellow from the stamens interspersed with-.the petals

1976 - Pink, a crumpled center of light rose-pink, paling to blush-white with a golden suffusion from its many stamens; central petals boldly marked with crimson

Scent - Historical:

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

 

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In 1922 the Regents of the University of Michigan appropriated $2,000 to establish the Peony Garden at the Nichols Arboretum.
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