Cultivar: The Queen

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The Queen
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.3

1923-SPN:344 Double. 8.1 (Sym. 1925). Pink. 1928-B-d:081 Anemone type; large; midseason. Pale, rose-pink guard-petals, veined with darker pink; center composed of very long, narrow... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1902
Breeder: Kelway
Country of Origin: England
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 Numbersort descending Found At Currently Present Last Verified
17747 Nichols Arboretum no

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
17747 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1923-SPN:344 Double. 8.1 (Sym. 1925). Pink.

1928-B-d:081 Anemone type; large; midseason. Pale, rose-pink guard-petals, veined with darker pink; center composed of very long, narrow petaloids fringed at tips, yellow at the base, paling lighter and tinted pink at the edges; carpels pale, waxy green with pink tips; faintly fragrant. Medium tall; strong growth; free-blooming. Foliage medium with reddish green veins. An extremely variable variety, both in color and form. Frequently produces blooms of almost true Japanese type, and often the center is feathered with broad petals of the same color as the guards. Curious, but scarcely beautiful or reliable. "Rating much too high."—Fewkes. "Not very desirable."—Saunders. "A mediocre variety with us."—Thurlow. "Established plants produce fully transformed flowers of uniform violet-rose coloring that are very beautiful."—Little.

1938-W&D:123 Japanese. Large, light Tyrian pink, midseason. Staminodes linear to obovate, light pink with a few yellow spots on the edges. Carpels smooth, tips light pink; disk inconspicuous, pink-tinged. Plant large, spreading.

Historical Color:

1923 - Pink.

1928 - Pale, rose-pink guard-petals, veined with darker pink, yellow at the base, paling lighter and tinted pink at the edges; carpels pale, waxy green with pink tips

1938 - Large, light Tyrian pink, light pink with a few yellow spots on the edges.

Scent - Historical:

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

 

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History of the Garden

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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