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Modeste Guérin

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Cultivar
Modeste Guérin
Originator
Guérin
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1845

Double type; large; early. Guards very large and cupped, reflexing as the flower ages; dark rose-pink with a slightly violet tint, much brighter in the center; rose fragrance. Medium height; strong growth; floriferous; good stems and foliage. An excellent very early sort, but in no way comparable to the later-blooming varieties in form and finish. Included in this list by vote of the Directors. “Sometimes called ‘American Beauty Peony’ on account of its resemblance in color to the American Beauty rose.”—Boyd.

Reference: 1928-B-d:127