Peony Registry

Edulis Superba

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Cultivar
Edulis Superba
Originator
Lémon
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1824

Double type; medium size; very early. Guard and center petals bright old-rose pink, with a collar of distinctly lighter narrow petals; very fragrant. Usually develops a crown as the flower ages. Tall; extremely floriferous; with excellent foliage and rather bending stems. A very old, tried and true variety, largely planted for its very early bloom. Also a popular and desirable commercial variety widely grown for cut-flowers. Included by vote of Directors in spite of its rating. “Does exceedingly well in heavy clay soils and should rate much higher.”—Boyd.

Reference: 1928-B-d:091