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Tamate-boku

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Cultivar
Tamate-boku
Originator
Japanese origin.
Group
Lactiflora
Date

Japanese type; very large; midseason. Enormous, cupped petals of dark old-rose-pink; center composed of very long, thread-like staminodes yellow at the base, with rose-pink, flat, crinkled tips tinted buff and yellow at the edges; downy pale green carpels with vivid pink line at the base and striking rose-red tips; faintly fragrant. Medium height; strong, pyramidal habit; fairly free-flowering; strong stems. Leathery leaves. Generally considered the finest Japanese peony. Superior to TOKIO in greater size and richer quality of bloom. Mr. Franklin B. Mead, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana., advises that a Japanese correspondent states the correct name of this variety is TAMATE-BOKU although it has been known as TOMATBAKO. “Blooms on every stem.”—Little.

Reference: 1928-B-d:145