Cultivar: Souvenir de Louis Bigot

 
Souvenir de Louis Bigot
Acquired: 1924

1916-Farr:40 Large convex bloom. Brilliant Bengal rose, turning to salmon-pink, with silvery reflex. $7.50. 1918-B006-I:22 1921-B014:20 Symposium II rating: 8.8 1923-SPN:351 1928-B:53... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1913
Breeder: Dessert
Country of Origin: France
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
14118 Nichols Arboretum yes
14119 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
14118 Nichols Arboretum
14119 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:40 Large convex bloom. Brilliant Bengal rose, turning to salmon-pink, with silvery reflex. $7.50.

1918-B006-I:22

1921-B014:20 Symposium II rating: 8.8

1923-SPN:351

1928-B:53 Double. 9.1 (Sym. 1925). Salmon-pink.

1928-B-d:143 Double type; large; midseason. Vivid rose-pink, brightening to shell-pink in the center, all petals slightly lighter at the edges; mildly fragrant. Medium height; floriferous; strong stems. Good foliage. Close to the WALTER FAXON color group in that it has no trace of the mauve and old-rose shades which are characteristic of many pink varieties. It is one of the cleanest and brightest colored peonies grown. "Possessing a shade desirable in peonies."—Christman. "A real treasure. Its effect in the garden is nothing short of gorgeous."— Mrs. Edward Harding. "One of the most attractive peonies I have ever seen."—Boyd.

1962-W:087 Double. Beautiful rose turning to salmon pink with silvery reflex. Late mid-season.

1976-K:094 (Dessert, 1913) - Double - Pink - Midseason. Medium height. Mildly fragrant. Large. Vivid rose-pink, brightening to shell-pink in the center, all petals slightly lighter at the edges. Floriferous, strong stems. Good foliage. Close to Walter Faxon color group in that it has no trace of the mauve and old-rose shades which are characteristic of many pink varieties. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Brilliant Bengal rose, turning to salmon-pink, with silvery reflex

1928 - Salmon-pink

1928 -. Vivid rose-pink, brightening to shell-pink in the center, all petals slightly lighter at the edges

1962 - Beautiful rose turning to salmon pink with silvery reflex

1976 - Vivid rose-pink, brightening to shell-pink in the center, all petals slightly lighter at the edges

Scent - Historical:

1928 - unpleasant odor

1976 - unpleasant odor

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

 

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