Cultivar: Welcome Guest

 
Welcome Guest
Acquired: 1924

1916-Farr:35 Large, loose, semi-double. Uniform bright rose, 1(128), fading to rose-white. Fragrance XX. Erect, tall, strong grower, free bloomer. Midseason. Very distinct and fine. $4.... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1904
Breeder: Hollis
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:35 Large, loose, semi-double. Uniform bright rose, 1(128), fading to rose-white. Fragrance XX. Erect, tall, strong grower, free bloomer. Midseason. Very distinct and fine. $4.

1918-B006-I:24

1920-B010:40 Silvery pink, shading to white; a very delicate flower. Certificated by Massachusetts Horticultural Society. $.75. (Catalogue of 1904.) Cornell Bulletin 306, p. 83. Symposium 1919; seven votes; one 10, one 8, four 7's, one 6. Average 7.4. "Welcome Guest is a strong grower and free bloomer. It is fragrant and has a loose semi-double flower of rose-pink which fades to rose-white. The flower is large but not nearly so large as Standard Bearer." (James Boyd.) Sold by: 5, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 18. 35, 48, 49. Grown by: 4, 19, 20, 23J 29., 32, 36, 38, 39, 43, 44, 46.

1921-B014:21 Symposium II rating: 7.9

1923-SPN:351

1928-B:56 Double. 7.8 (Sym. 1925). Pink.

1976-K:103 (Hollis, 1904) - Double - Pink - Midseason.

Historical Color:

1916 - Uniform bright rose fading to rose-white

1920 - Silvery pink, shading to white

1928 - Pink

1976 - Pink

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragance XX

1920 - Fragrant

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

 

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