Peony Registry

Cultivar
Cérès
Originator
Verdier
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1860

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Verdier, 1860. Donated by Cottage Gardens Company. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom bomb. Form of bloom medium globular, loose. Differentiated. Not entirely transformed. Color (total effect) pale lilac rose 1 (178); center very minutely flecked with scarlet. Red stigmas. Fragrance pleasant X. Blooming time very early. Large size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant medium erect, tall, medium compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem long; strong, reddish green. Blooming habit free. Buds borne In clusters, healthy. Foliage well furnished, dark green, medium to coarse; veins red. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom medium ; landscape value good. Variety as a whole good.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:107