Cultivar: Suzette

 
Suzette
Acquired: 1924

1916-Farr:40 A flower of elegant form and superb coloring. Bengal rose, shaded deeper, showing golden stamens. Strong stems. Not for sale. 1918-B006-I:23 1921-B014:20 Symposium II rating... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1911
Breeder: Dessert
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:40 A flower of elegant form and superb coloring. Bengal rose, shaded deeper, showing golden stamens. Strong stems. Not for sale.

1918-B006-I:23

1921-B014:20 Symposium II rating: 8.0

1923-SPN:351

1928-B:54 Double. 8.2 (Sym. 1925). Bengal-pink.

1928-B-d:145 Double type; large; midseason. Clear rose-pink, with deeper old-rose in center of petals, brightened by yellow reflections from numerous stamens; mildly fragrant. Medium height; extremely floriferous; stiff stems. Good foliage. An attractive, loose, fluffy sort of bright color and profuse blooming quality. Valued for garden decoration. "Rather coarse, but effective."—Saunders. "I like it well."—Mrs. Edward Harding.

1976-K:096 (Dessert, 1911) - Double - Rose-Pink - Midseason. Medium height. Mildly fragrant. Large. Clear rose pink, with deeper old-rose in center of petals, brightened by yellow reflections from numerous stamens. Extremely floriferous; stiff stems. Good foliage. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Bengal rose, shaded deeper, showing golden stamens

1928 - Bengal-pink

1928 - Clear rose-pink, with deeper old-rose in center of petals, brightened by yellow reflections from numerous stamens

1976 - Clear rose-pink, with deeper old-rose in center of petals, brightened by yellow reflections from numerous stamens

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrance X

1928 - fragrance strong but not sweet

1976 - fragrance strong but not sweet

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

 

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