Peony Registry

Cultivar
Tokio
Originator
Japan / Dessert
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1910

Japanese type; large; midseason. Cupped, waving guard-petals of dull rose-pink; center composed of large, loose staminodes, narrow at the base with wide tips tinted pale yellow and stained pink on the upper half, with buff edges; carpels green, white at the base, with pale pink tips; bitter medicinal odor. Very tall; vigorous; fairly floriferous; strong, stiff stems. Dark, broad foliage. An excellent variety, very similar to, but undoubtedly inferior to TAMATE-BOKU, from which it is distinguished by taller growth, slightly lighter color, and pinkish carpels.

Reference: 1928-B-d:147