Reine Hortense

Acquired: 1924
Record Updated February 17, 2022
Pink
Double

Form

Double
Pink

Color

Pink
Midseason

Season

Midseason

Cultivar Group

lactiflora
Introduced
1857

Breeder

Calot

Country of Origin

France

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History

1916-Farr:29 Syn. Pres. Taft. Very large, flat, compact, semi-rose type. Uniform hydrangea-pink, 2(132), color minutely splashed on a white background, center prominently flecked crimson. Fragrance X. Very tall, long, stiff stems. Midseason. $2.

1918-B006-I:21

1921-B014:19 Symposium II rating: 8.7

1923-SPN:350 syn. President Taft

1928-B:51 Double. 8.7 (Sym. 1921). Syn., President Taft. Pink.

1928-B-d:138 Double type; very large; midseason. Rose-pink with crisp, fluffy petals of translucent texture, notched and silvered at the tips and occasionally flecked with crimson in the center; slight unpleasant odor. Tall; free-flowering; good stems and foliage. A bold, handsome, flat flower of unusually full petalage for its type. PRESIDENT TAFT is considered identical.

Specimens in the Garden

BedRowColumn

14 - See full bed map

2A

14 - See full bed map

2B