Peony Registry

Cultivar
Venus
Originator
Kelway
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1888

Double type; large; midseason. Large, cupped guards and conical center with an incurved narrow collar of notched petals, pale, old-rose-pink with a decided lavender tone, especially in the center; pleasing fragrance. Tall, free-blooming, with good stems and broad, light foliage. A very distinct variety. Good for both garden decoration and cutting. “Very tall. I should call the color light rose-pink. The flower is distinguished by its very high form.”—Saunders. “Ideal cut-flower. Strong grower.”—Boyd.

Reference: 1928-B-d:148