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Alice Harding

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Cultivar
Alice Harding
Originator
Lemoine
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1922

Double type; large; midseason. Broad, evenly rounded guard petals of delicate flesh-pink, flushed darker on the reverse, surround a cupped center of long, irregular petals of creamy white; stamens concealed in the collar; center-band petals minutely marked with crimson. Medium height; fairly floriferous. Stems and foliage good. A flower of refined form and texture, with delicate coloring and sweet fragrance. On June 8, 1922, this variety received the special prize, offered by Mrs. Edward Harding, and awarded by the Société Nationale d’Horticulture de France, for the best French seedling peony. It is said that Lemoine considers this his best introduction. It is certainly a very beautiful flower.

Reference: 1928-B-d:080