Cultivar: Reine Hortense

no photo available

 
Reine Hortense
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.7

1916-Farr:29 Syn. Pres. Taft. Very large, flat, compact, semi-rose type. Uniform hydrangea-pink, 2(132), color minutely splashed on a white background, center prominently flecked crimson.... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1857
Breeder: Calot
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
Share this page:
Print this page
This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:29 Syn. Pres. Taft. Very large, flat, compact, semi-rose type. Uniform hydrangea-pink, 2(132), color minutely splashed on a white background, center prominently flecked crimson. Fragrance X. Very tall, long, stiff stems. Midseason. $2.

1918-B006-I:21

1921-B014:19 Symposium II rating: 8.7

1923-SPN:350 syn. President Taft

1928-B:51 Double. 8.7 (Sym. 1921). Syn., President Taft. Pink.

1928-B-d:138 Double type; very large; midseason. Rose-pink with crisp, fluffy petals of translucent texture, notched and silvered at the tips and occasionally flecked with crimson in the center; slight unpleasant odor. Tall; free-flowering; good stems and foliage. A bold, handsome, flat flower of unusually full petalage for its type. PRESIDENT TAFT is considered identical.

Historical Color:

1916 - Uniform hydrangea-pink, color minutely splashed on a white background, center prominently flecked crimson

1928 - Pink

1928 - Rose-pink with crisp, fluffy petals of translucent texture, notched and silvered at the tips and occasionally flecked with crimson in the center

1962 - Uniform pink center, prominently flecked crimson

1976 - Pink, Rose-pink with crisp, fluffy petals of translucent texture, notched and silvered at the tips and occasionally flecked with crimson in the center

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrant

1928 - notably fragrant

1976 - Notable fragrance

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

 

Codebreaking

What is 1928-B:68?  Learn more about the 'funny numbers and letters' as keys to historic references.
Read More

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.
Read More

 

Browse by photo

Rosy Dawn Peony

Search through our collection of peonies in a photo gallery that allows you to filter based on color, form, or breeder.
View Photos