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Black Prince

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Cultivar
Black Prince
Originator
Thurlow
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1915

Single type; large; midseason. Long, cupped petals, irregularly arranged, deep crimson with a dull, satin sheen; center small, stamens reddish at base, tipped yellow; carpels green with prominent white base and tips; fragrance not pleasing. Medium height; floriferous; stiff stems. Excellent foliage. Generally considered an excellent single peony, and the erect habit of the plant is well adapted to garden decoration. “The lateral buds give a continuation of bloom for two weeks or more and petals hold their color until they fall.”—Thurlow.

Reference: 1928-B-d:085