Peony Registry

Cultivar
Carmen
Originator
Lemoine
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1898

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Lemoine, 1898. Donated by Farr. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom semi-rose. Form of bloom flat, compact. Not entirely differentiated. Not entirely transformed. Color (total effect) hydrangea pink 1 (132); guards clear; collar same as guards; center flecked with crimson. Color sprinkled on in fine dots like “Asa Gray.” Fades lilac white. Fragrance unpleasant X. Blooming time mid-season. Very large size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant erect, tall, medium compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem long, strong, red. Blooming habit medium. Buds single, healthy. Foliage medium furnished, light green, medium size; veins reddish green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom good; landscape value good. Variety as a whole good.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:120