Peony Registry

Cultivar
Opal
Originator
Pleas
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1908

Double type; large; midseason. Pale rose-pink becoming almost white when fully open; petals very long, pointed, and arranged in a deep, funnel-like form; not notably fragrant. Medium height; floriferous; stems not strong. Foliage good. A flower of great beauty of form and delicacy of color and texture. A peony called THE JEWEL is identical. “Rating much too high.”—Fewkes. “Rated much too high. Does not do well in my heavy clay soil.”—Boyd.

Reference: 1928-B-d:132