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Raoul Dessert

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Cultivar
Raoul Dessert
Originator
Dessert
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1910

Double type; large; late. Brilliant shell-pink, of a shade extremely rare in peonies, lacking those mauve or bluish tints which characterize the family; rose-scented. Medium height; free-flowering; erect stems. Excellent foliage. The color puts it into a class with WALTER FAXON and SOUVENIR de LOUIS BIGOT. Although it is not as brilliant as Faxon, the flower is more highly finished and it is possibly a better variety. “A well-grown flower of WALTER FAXON makes a remarkably well-finished bloom much superior in color to RAOUL DESSERT.”—Fewkes. “A perfect beauty, same shading as WALTER FAXON and a much better grower.”

Reference: 1928-B-d:137