Peony Registry

Charles de Belleyme

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Cultivar
Charles de Belleyme
Originator
Verdier
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1860

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Verdier, 1860. Donated by Farr. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom semi-double. Form of bloom globular, loose. Not differentiated. Not entirely transformed. Color (total effect) dark crimson 4 (168); collar same as guards; center clear. Some guard petals streaked lighter on lower side. Fragrance unpleasant X. Blooming time mid-season. Size medium. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant erect, medium tall, compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem medium long, strong, red. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage well furnished, medium green, medium size; veins red. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom poor; landscape value good. Variety as a whole medium. REMARKS — There may be a slight doubt as to the identity of this variety.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:084