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Monsieur Jules Elie

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Cultivar
Monsieur Jules Elie
Originator
Crousse
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1888

Double type; very large; early. Light rose-pink of the dull, opaque quality seen in pink chrysanthemums; broad, smooth guard petals; center incurved and silvered with light grayish pink; moderately fragrant. Tall; very free-flowering; stems lax and loose. Foliage light green. One of the most popular of all peonies. Its stems are bad for garden use, but it is most effective when cut. “Always finishes crown type.”—Little. “As the flower expands, these central petals also expand, but still retain the same general shape.”—Thurlow,

Reference: 1928-B-d:127