Cultivar: Victoire de la Marne

 
Victoire de la Marne
Acquired: 1924

1916-Farr:40 Very large, globular blooms. Velvety amaranth-red with silvery reflex. Very bright coloring. Not for sale, 1918-B006-I:24 1921-B014:21 Symposium II rating: 8.3 1923-SPN:351... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1915
Breeder: Dessert
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: red
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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Nichols Arboretum
 

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Number Found At Currently Presentsort descending Last Verified
14203 Nichols Arboretum yes
14204 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Number Found At
14204 Nichols Arboretum
14203 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:40 Very large, globular blooms. Velvety amaranth-red with silvery reflex. Very bright coloring. Not for sale,

1918-B006-I:24

1921-B014:21 Symposium II rating: 8.3

1923-SPN:351

1928-B:55 Double. 8.2 (Sym. 1925). Purplish-red.

1928-B-d:148 Double type; very large; midseason. Purplish red, with lighter edges; decidedly unpleasant odor. Medium height; floriferous; good sterns and foliage. A very striking, loosely formed flower of intense but not especially decorative color in the garden. "A vile color but wonderful size."—Saunders. To me the color of this flower is decidedly sour.—Fewkes.

1976-K:101 (Dessert, 1915) - Double - Purplish Red - Midseason. Medium height. Decidedly unpleasant odor. Very large. Purplish red, with lighter edges; floriferous; good stems and foliage. A very striking, loosely formed flower of intense but not especially decorative in the garden. "A vile color but wonderful size." —Saunders. To me the color of this flower is decidedly sour."—Fewkes. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Velvety amaranth-red with silvery reflex

1928 - Purplish-red

1928 - Purplish red, with lighter edges

1976 - Purplish red, with lighter edges

Scent - Historical:

No information

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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