Peony Registry

Cultivar
Bismark
Originator
Origin unknown
Group
Lactiflora
Date

Species — P. albiflora. Origin unknown. Donated by Charlton. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom semi-double. Form of bloom flat, loose. Not differentiated. Not entirely transformed. Color (total effect) magenta 4 (182); guards clear; collar same as guards; center clear; secondary staminodes absent, fragrance unpleasant XX. Large size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant erect, tall, medium compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem long, medium strong, red. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage poorly furnished, medium to light green, fine; veins red. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom poor; landscape value poor. Variety as a whole poor. REMARKS — Absolute identity is not established.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:127