Peony Registry

Cultivar
Vesta
Originator
Kelway
Group
Lactiflora
Date
bef. 1897

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Kelway. Donated by Farr. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom single. Color (total effect) violet rose 1 (154); guards clear. Fragrance unpleasant XX. Blooming time early. Large size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant erect, medium tall, medium compact. Growth medium strong, healthy. Stem medium long, strong, red to reddish green. Blooming habit free. Buds single. Foliage medium furnished, medium green, medium size; veins reddish green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom poor; landscape value medium. Variety as a whole medium. REMARKS — Similar to “Emily,” possibly not as strong grower and slightly later season.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:071