Cultivar: Shawnee Chief

 
Shawnee Chief
Acquired: 1940

1940-078:54 Rg Double, dark red, with fine foliage that holds its color until late in the fall. Very good grower with stiff stems and well proportioned flowers that hold well in cold... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1940
Breeder: Bigger
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
14106 Nichols Arboretum yes
14107 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
14106 Nichols Arboretum
14107 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1940-078:54 Rg Double, dark red, with fine foliage that holds its color until late in the fall. Very good grower with stiff stems and well proportioned flowers that hold well in cold storage, color better than Felix Crousse but not quite as good as Philippe Rivoire, but a better grower than either. It was originally carried under number 7-32. Seedling # 7-32.

1943-B091:09 lactiflora. Double. Seedling No. 7-32. Dark brilliant red on a good plant.

1976-K:091 (Bigger, 1940) - Double - Red - Midseason. Dark red, with fine foliage that holds its color until late in the fall. Very good grower with stiff stems and well proportioned flowers that hold well in cold storage. Color better than Felix Crousse but not quite as good as Philippe Rivoire, but a better grower than either. It was originally carried under No. 7-32. Bulletin 78.

1976-K:125 (1940) Double, dark red.

1996-K:057 (1940) - Double, dark red.

Historical Color:

1940 - dark red, with fine foliage that holds its color until late in the fall

1943 - Dark brilliant red

1976 - Dark red, with fine foliage that holds its color until late in the fall.

1976 - dark red

1996 - dark red

Scent - Historical:

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

 

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