Cultivar: Souvenir de Francois Ruiffon

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Souvenir de Francois Ruiffon
Acquired: 2013 |  APS Rating: 7.8

1916-Farr:24 Large, loose, flat crown. Bright mauve-pink, 2(181); collar mixed with narrow lilac, 1(176). Fragrance XXX. Early. Strong, upright; very free bloomer. One of the best... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1908
Breeder: Rivière
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: red
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 Number Found At Currently Present Last Verifiedsort descending
17694 Nichols Arboretum no

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Number Found At
17694 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:24 Large, loose, flat crown. Bright mauve-pink, 2(181); collar mixed with narrow lilac, 1(176). Fragrance XXX. Early. Strong, upright; very free bloomer. One of the best commercial pinks for Decoration Day. 50 cts.

1918-B006-I:07

1921-B014:11 Symposium II rating: 7.6

1923-SPN:345

1928-B:30 Double. 7.6 (Sym. 1921). Pink. Included in descriptive list by vote of Directors.

1928-B-d:091 Double type; medium size; very early. Guard and center petals bright old-rose pink, with a collar of distinctly lighter narrow petals; very fragrant. Usually develops a crown as the flower ages. Tall; extremely floriferous; with excellent foliage and rather bending stems. A very old, tried and true variety, largely planted for its very early bloom. Also a popular and desirable commercial variety widely grown for cut-flowers. Included by vote of Directors in spite of its rating. "Does exceedingly well in heavy clay soils and should rate much higher."—Boyd.

1962-W:074 Double. Old-rose pink. Fragrant. Early mid-season. Literal translation "splendidly eatable." This is one of the most famous of the older varieties and is grown in immense quantities for commercial cut flowers.

1976-K:024 Double - Pink - Early. Tall. Very fragrant. Medium size. Guard and center petals bright old-rose pink, with a collar of distinctly lighter narrow petals. Usually develops a crown as the flower ages. Extremely floriferous; with excellent foliage and rather bending stems. A very old, tried and true variety, largely planted for its very early bloom. Also a popular and desirable commercial variety widely grown for cut flowers. "Does exceedingly well in heavy soils and should rate much higher." Boyd. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Bright mauve-pink, collar mixed with narrow lilac.

1928 - Pink.

1928 - Guard and center petals bright old-rose pink, with a collar of distinctly lighter narrow petals;

1962 - Old-rose pink.

1976 - Pink, guard and center petals bright old-rose pink, with a collar of distinctly lighter narrow petals.

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrance XXX

1928 - very fragrant

1976 - very fragrant

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

 

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