Peony Registry

Mr. L. van Leeuwen

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Cultivar
Mr. L. van Leeuwen
Originator
Nieuwenhuizen
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1916
Country
United States

Double type; very large; late midseason. Outer petals very large, cupped at first but relaxing later, center petals graduate to a fine, rose-bud center, pure light crimson; sweet fragrance. Robust, vigorous grower and abundant bloomer. This variety is comparatively scarce and is offered by few growers. Said to be the largest red peony. The flowers observed were very large but were somewhat dishevelled in the center when fully open because of the petals relaxing instead of remaining firmly cupped. The color is much like the rose, Red Radiance. Awarded several Certificates of Merit in Holland. Although not rated, this variety is included in this list by vote of the Directors.

Reference: 1928-B-d:128