Peony Registry

Cultivar
Raphael
Originator
Méchin
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1882

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Mechin, 1882. Donated by Farr. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom semi-rose. Form of bloom globular, medium compact to loose; stamens visible. Not differentiated. Not entirely transformed. Color (total effect) purple garnet 5-6 (165); guards streaked light; center has occasionally light streak. Very desirable, dark red for early season. Fragrance unpleasant X. Blooming time extra early. Medium size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant erect, dwarf, compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem short, strong, vivid red. Blooming habit very free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage well furnished, dark green, medium size; veins red. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom poor; landscape value good to extra good. Variety as a whole good.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:131