Cultivar: William Penn

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William Penn
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 7.9

1916-Farr:36 Very large, flat, compact, bomb. Rose-white, 3(8), flecked crimson. Fragrant. Tall, erect, free bloomer. Late. Extra. $1.50. 1918-B006-I:02 1921-B014:07 Symposium II rating... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1907
Breeder: Brand
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: pink

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
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Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
17751 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:36 Very large, flat, compact, bomb. Rose-white, 3(8), flecked crimson. Fragrant. Tall, erect, free bloomer. Late. Extra. $1.50.

1918-B006-I:02

1921-B014:07 Symposium II rating: 8.6

1923-SPN:343

1928-B:23 Double. 8.6 (Sym. 1921). Pink.

1928-B-d:079 Double type; large; late. Light rose-pink with a creamy tone, richly tinted with flesh-pink in a deep, rose-like center when fully open; mildly fragrant. Tall; a profuse bloomer; strong stems and good foliage. The flowers are ball-like and compact, with smooth, incurved guards and a rounded center of rather narrow, notched petals. The color is very fresh and similar to, but lighter than that of MARIE CROUSSE. Professor Saunders considers salmon-pink a closer approximation of the color. Mr. Thurlow calls it "one of the very best late peonies we have."

1976-K:002 Double - Light Pink - Late. Tall. Mild fragrance. Light rose-pink with a creamy tone, richly tinted with flesh-pink in a deep, rose-like center when fully open. A profuse bloomer; strong stems and good foliage. Large. The flowers are ball-like and compact, with smooth incurved guards and a rounded center of rather narrow notched petals. The color is very fresh and similar to, but lighter than that of Marie Crousse. Midseason.

Historical Color:

1916 - Rose-white, flecked crimson.

1928 - Pink.

1928 - Light rose-pink with a creamy tone, richly tinted with flesh-pink in a deep, rose-like center, salmon-pink.

1976 - Light rose-pink with a creamy tone, richly tinted with flesh-pink in a deep, rose-like center.

Scent - Historical:

1916 - Fragrant

1976 - Mild fragrance

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

 

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