Cultivar: William F. Turner

 
William F. Turner
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.4

1918-B006-I:24 1921-B014:21 Symposium II rating: 8.4 1923-SPN:351 1928-B:56 Double. 8.4 (Sym. 1925)- Crimson. 1928-B-d:150 Double-type; large; early midseason. Very dark crimson petals... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1916
Breeder: Shaylor
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: red

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1918-B006-I:24

1921-B014:21 Symposium II rating: 8.4

1923-SPN:351

1928-B:56 Double. 8.4 (Sym. 1925)- Crimson.

1928-B-d:150 Double-type; large; early midseason. Very dark crimson petals with a blackish sheen mingled with yellow stamens; not fragrant. Tall; free-flowering; strong stems. Dark foliage. A loose, big-petaled flower of value for garden decoration because of the excellent habit of the plant. "Blooms early and lasts well without burning."—Little. "Erect, tall, strong grower."—Boyd.

1976-K:105 (Shaylor, 1916) - Double - Red - Early Midseason. Tall. Large. Very dark crimson petals with a blackish sheen mingled with yellow stamens. Free-flowering, strong stems. Dark foliage. A loose, big petaled flower of value for garden decoration because of the excellent habit of the plant. "Blooms early and lasts well without burning."-Little. "Erect, tall strong grower."-Boyd. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Pure white with faint crimson markings on the edge of the petals.

1928 - White.

1953 - Pure white, slightly marked red.

1976 - Pure white, slightly marked red.

1976 - White

1996 - White

Scent - Historical:

Fragrance XX

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

 

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