Cultivar: Venus

 
Venus
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.3

1918-B006-I:24 1921-B014:21 Symposium II rating: 8.3 1923-SPN:351 1928-B:55 Double. 8.3 (Sym. 1921). Fink. 1928-B-d:148 Double type; large; midseason. Large, cupped guards and conical... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1888
Breeder: Kelway
Country of Origin: England
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
14201 Nichols Arboretum yes
14202 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
14201 Nichols Arboretum
14202 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1918-B006-I:24

1921-B014:21 Symposium II rating: 8.3

1923-SPN:351

1928-B:55 Double. 8.3 (Sym. 1921). Fink.

1928-B-d:148 Double type; large; midseason. Large, cupped guards and conical center with an incurved narrow collar of notched petals, pale, old-rose-pink with a decided lavender tone, especially in the center; pleasing fragrance. Tall, free-blooming, with good stems and broad, light foliage. A very distinct variety. Good for both garden decoration and cutting. "Very tall. I should call the color light rose-pink. The flower is distinguished by its very high form."—Saunders. "Ideal cut-flower. Strong grower."—Boyd.

1976-K:101 (Kelway, 1888) - Double - Pink - Midseason. Tall. Pleasing fragrance. Large. Large, cupped guards and conical center with an incurved narrow collar of notched petals, pale old-rose pink with a decided lavender tone, especially in the center. Free-blooming, with good stems and broad, light foliage. A very distinct variety. Good for both garden decoration and cutting. "Very tall. I should call the color light rose-pink. The flower is distinguished by its very high form." - Saunders. "Ideal cut-flower. Strong Grower." - Boyd. M.

Historical Color:

1928 - pink

1928 - pale, old-rose-pink with a decided lavender tone

1976 - pale, old-rose-pink with a decided lavender tone

Scent - Historical:

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

 

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In 1922 the Regents of the University of Michigan appropriated $2,000 to establish the Peony Garden at the Nichols Arboretum.
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