Cultivar: Alsace Lorraine

 
Alsace Lorraine
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.8

1916-Farr:36 Very large flat, semi-rose type. Petals arranged like a water-lily. Cream-white, 1(10), deepening to pale yellow, distinct and beautiful. Tall, vigorous, free bloomer. Late.... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1906
Breeder: Lemoine
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: white

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
13600 Nichols Arboretum yes January 1, 2011
13601 Nichols Arboretum yes January 1, 2011
17669 Matthaei Botanical Gardens no

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
13600 Nichols Arboretum
13601 Nichols Arboretum
17669 Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:36 Very large flat, semi-rose type. Petals arranged like a water-lily. Cream-white, 1(10), deepening to pale yellow, distinct and beautiful. Tall, vigorous, free bloomer. Late. Extra. $3.

1918-B006-I:03

1921-B014:07 Symposium II rating: 8.8.

1923-SPN:343

1928-B:24 Double. 8.8 (Sym. 1921). Creamy white.

1928-B-d:080 Double type; large; late midseason. Petals rounded and cupped at the tips, not pointed, of waxy texture, symmetrically arranged in circular form, pure white, tinted with cream and buff in the center; strong, bitter fragrance. Medium height; floriferous; stems willowy. Foliage scant and clean. A peony of fine form and unusual color, excellent growth and blooming qualities. "A free bloomer on healthy plants."—Little. "I should call it medium size rather than large."—Thurlow. "Not as good a grower as many others but a beautiful flower. Inclined to sprawl. Odor unpleasant."—Boyd.

1976-K:003 Double - White - Late Midseason. Medium height. Strong, bitter fragrance. Pure white, tinted with cream and buff. Large. Petals of a waxy texture, very symmetrically arranged in circular form. Very attractive, and makes a splendid landscape subject. Floriferous; stems willowy. Foliage scant and clean. A peony of fine form and unusual color, excellent growth and blooming qualities.

Historical Color:

1916 - Cream-white, deepening to pale yellow.

1928 - Creamy white.

1928 - Pure white, tinted with cream and buff in the center.

1976 - Pure white, tinted with cream and buff.

Scent - Historical:

1928 - Strong, bitter fragrance, odor unpleasant

1976 - Strong, bitter 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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