Cultivar: Standard Bearer

 
Standard Bearer
Acquired: 1924

1916-Farr:35 Very high-built, globular, compact, bomb. Uniform light violet-rose, 1(154). Fragrance XX. Medium tall, very strong, stiff stem, very free bloomer. Midseason. Similar in form... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1906
Breeder: Hollis
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Early

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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Nichols Arboretum
 

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At Currently Present Last Verified
14120 Nichols Arboretum yes
14121 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
14120 Nichols Arboretum
14121 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:35 Very high-built, globular, compact, bomb. Uniform light violet-rose, 1(154). Fragrance XX. Medium tall, very strong, stiff stem, very free bloomer. Midseason. Similar in form and color to Madame Ducel, but twice the size. Not for sale.

1918-B006-I:22

1920-B010:38 Pale pink, high and incurved, making a flower of great beauty. $2.00. (Catalogue of 1906.) Cornell Bulletin 306, p. 112. Symposium 1919; five votes, one 10, four 9's. Average 9.2. "Standard Bearer is an extremely large, compact, globular flower of a beautiful uniform shade of light pink; has a stiff stem; the flower is fragrant and very early. Although the stems are stout and the growth strong and healthy, it increases very slowly. It is the earliest extra large bloom that I have in the garden. "If I could have only three of Hollis' varieties, I should certainly choose Standard Bearer, Loveliness, and Maud L. Richardson." (James Boyd.) Sold by: 5, 7, 8 (four for sale), 14, 16. Grown by: 4, 10, 15, 20, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30, 33, 35, 37, 38, 39, 43, 45, 49, 50. (Mr. C. W. Hubbard, 6144 Lakewood Ave., Chicago, 111., wishes to obtain a root of this variety by exchange and offers some other Hollis, a Brand, or other choice variety for it.)

1921-B014:20 Symposium II rating: 8.8

1923-SPN:351

1928-B:53 Double. 8.5 (Sym. 1925). Pink.

1928-B-d:144 Double type; large; early. Dark old-rose, overlaid with a bluish sheen of opaque, glistening quality; strong, agreeable fragrance. Dwarf; floriferous; stout stems. Good foliage. A dependable variety of the M. JULES ELIE and MME. DUCEL type, similar to many of the opaque, violet-pink varieties but surpassing them in finish and stiffness of stems. "Much like MME. DUCEL. Very dwarf and very early."—Boyd.

1976-K:095 (Hollis, 1906) - Double - Pink - Early. Dwarf. Agreeable fragrance, strong. Large. Dark old-rose, overlaid with a bluish sheen of opaque, glistening quality; strong, agreeable fragrance. Floriferous; stout stems. Good foliage. A dependable variety of the Mons. Jules Elie and Mme. Ducel type, similar to many of the opaque, violet pink varieties surpassing them in finish and stiffness of stems. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Uniform light violet-rose

1920 - Pale pink, a beautiful uniform shade of light pink

1928 -. Pink

1928 - Dark old-rose, overlaid with a bluish sheen of opaque, glistening quality

1976 - Pink, Dark old-rose, overlaid with a bluish sheen of opaque, glistening quality

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrance XX

1920 - The flower is very fragrant

1928 - Strong, agreeable fragrance

1976 - Strong, agreeable fragrance

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

 

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