Peony Registry

Mrs. John M. Lewis

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Cultivar
Mrs. John M. Lewis
Originator
Lewis
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1920

Double type; medium size; midseason. Dark crimson with blackish sheen, very symmetrical form expanding to big, globular flowers; faintly sweet scented. Medium tall; robust habit; fairly floriferous; twisted upright stems. Foliage broad, leathery, and dark. When good it is excellent, but frequently it is weak in the collar and irregular. The color is very clean, lacking the objectionable blue tint, although there are lavender streaks on the midrib at the back of each petal. “Same color as Cherry Hill.”—Boyd.

Reference: 1928-B-d:130