Cultivar: Virgo Maria

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Virgo Maria
Acquired: 1924

1916-Farr:33 Very large, flat, rose type. Uniform pale hydrangea-pink, 1(132). Fragrance XX. Medium height. Very late. One of Terry's best. $1. 1918-B006-I:08 1921-B014:11 Symposium II... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1859
Breeder: Calot
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: white
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
17684 Nichols Arboretum no

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
17684 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:33 Very large, flat, rose type. Uniform pale hydrangea-pink, 1(132). Fragrance XX. Medium height. Very late. One of Terry's best. $1.

1918-B006-I:08 1921-B014:11 Symposium II rating: 8.0

1923-SPN:345 1928-B:31 Double. 8.0 (Sym. 1921). Pink.

1928-B-d:093 Double type; large; late. Old-rose-pink with flesh-pink center, outer petals pale at base and marked with green; rose fragrance. Medium height; floriferous; weak stems. Average foliage. Symmetrical, brightly colored flowers with dentated, fully developed petals throughout, making a bloom of impressive size and substance. Its poor stems are a defect in the garden but it is a good cut-flower. "One of Terry's best."—Boyd.

1962-W:075 Double. Distinct, light-silvered pink, petals are dented and have an added delicate lavender cast. The wiry, 33" stems rarely droop and regularly produce plentiful, large neat blooms. Late.

1976-K:027 (Terry, 1904) - Double - Pink - Late. Medium height. Rose fragrance. Large, old-rose-pink with flesh-pink center, outer petals pale at base and marked with green; floriferous; weak stems. Average foliage. Symmetrical, brightly colored flowers with dentated, fully developed petals throughout, making a bloom of impressive size and substance. Its poor stems are a defect in the garden but it is a good cut flower. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Uniform pale hydrangea-pink.

1928 - Pink.

1928 - Old-rose-pink with flesh-pink center, outer petals pale at base and marked with green.

1962 - Distinct, light-silvered pink, petals are dented and have an added delicate lavender cast.

1976 0 Pink, old-rose-pink with flesh-pink center, outer petals pale at base and marked with green

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrance XX

1976 - Rose fragrance

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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