Cultivar: Silvia Saunders

 
Silvia Saunders
Acquired: 1949

1928-B:52 Double. 8.7 (Sym. 1925). Syn., Sylvia. Pink, 1928-B-d:142 Semi-double type; not large; extra early. Cup-shaped, bright clear rose-pink, fading lighter toward the center, which... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1921
Breeder: Saunders
Country of Origin: USA
Color - Authentic: pink
Season: Very Early

Updated October 21, 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
14108 Nichols Arboretum yes
14109 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort descending Found At
14108 Nichols Arboretum
14109 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1928-B:52 Double. 8.7 (Sym. 1925). Syn., Sylvia. Pink,

1928-B-d:142 Semi-double type; not large; extra early. Cup-shaped, bright clear rose-pink, fading lighter toward the center, which is filled with yellow stamens among which the very bright pink stigmas make a conspicuous pattern; odor not very good. Dwarf; good grower; very abundant bloomer. Not of much value as a show bloom, but the plant is extremely effective in the garden.

1933-Sup:08 9.04 (Sym. 1933).

1935-B060:13 9.04. Lacti. Double. Early. Pink. Standing at the very top of its class, this rather dwarf semi-double peony with good stems and a medium-sized flower of clear rose pink, lightening towards a center of golden stamens, surrounding bright pink stigmas, has a charm that is irresistible in its appeal to all who like the artistic and beautiful in flowers. There is nothing else like it and its daintiness and loveliness can be appreciated only when seen.

1938-W&D:150 (Saunders, 1921) D or SD. amaranth pink

1943-B091:26 lactiflora. Semi-Double. Light pink wild rose like flowers with carpels a peculiar gray and tipped coral pink. One of the most charming flowers we have.

1962-W:087 Pink petals with white at the base. Golden stamens, white pistils with red tops. Small, cupped petals form a semi-single, unusually composed flower. Long-stemmed side buds on every shoot form particularly attractive arrangements of flower clusters just above the low, thick bush. Long, narrow leaves cover the round bush, 27" stems.. Blooms rather early. One of the best varieties and now reasonably priced.

1976-K:092 (Saunders, 1921) - Semi-Double - Pink - Extra Early. Dwarf. Odor not very good. A beautiful little flower remindful of a semi-double wild prairie rose. Cup shaped, bright clear rose-pink, fading lighter toward the center, which is filled with yellow stamens among which the very bright pink stigmas make a conspicuous pattern. Good grower. Very abundant bloomer. M.

1976-K:150 (1921) Semi-double pink. lactiflora.

1996-K:113 (1921) - Semi-double pink. lactiflora.

Historical Color:

1928 - Pink

1928 - bright clear rose-pink, fading lighter toward the center, which is filled with yellow stamens among which the very bright pink stigmas make a conspicuous pattern

1935 - clear rose pink, lightening towards a center of golden stamens, surrounding bright pink stigmas

1938 - amaranth pink

1943 - Light pink wild rose like flowers with carpels a peculiar gray and tipped coral pink

1962 - Pink petals with white at the base. Golden stamens, white pistils with red tops

1976 - bright clear rose-pink, fading lighter toward the center, which is filled with yellow stamens among which the very bright pink stigmas make a conspicuous pattern

1976 - Pink

1996 - Pink

Scent - Historical:

Odor not very good

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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