Peony Registry

Cultivar
Gypsy
Originator
Hollis
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1904

Japanese type; medium size; midseason. Guards dark wine-red, evenly rounded and cupped; center of almost fully transformed petaloids, light at the base, shading to the same color as the guards on the face, and creamy white on the reverse, lightly bordered buff at the tips; carpels rosy green, tipped red. Medium tall; upright; slender but stiff stems. “A redder TORPILLEUR that does not ‘feather’ in the center.”—Little. “Odor unpleasant. Growth strong and healthy. Free-blooming. Foliage well-furnished, medium green. Poor for cut bloom. Landscape value good. Variety as a whole good.”—Cornell Bulletin No. 306.

Reference: 1928-B-d:101