Paeonia 'Great Lady'

type: [herbaceous peony] – [herbaceous hybrid]


lac #1952


lobata (Perry)


'Olivia Saunders',

'Great Lady'

22, 27, 28, 29







GREAT LADY (Saunders, 1943) - Single to semi-double - China Pink - Hybrid. 31/2" tall. High-held single blooms of gay deep shining pink. Rounded petals. Albiflora x lobata. Lists in Bulletins 91 and 129. Saunders 1955 catalog. Bulletin gives date of introduction 1940, but Saunders catalog gives date 1943.

Great Lady (1943) High-held flowers of a cool pink. Tall and gay. . [Albiflora x lobata - the great race of „lobata hybrids“ This group contains many beautiful pink and red tones so long desired in the Chinese peonies; salmon, coral, rose and deep cherry pinks, to clear bright crimsons, with no hint of purple and never a bad color in all the hundreds that have bloomed. I think this is the most brilliant and e effective strain of herbaceous hybrids yet produced. . Their season is generally M. They set hardly any seed, but their F2's may be interesting. About a dozen reds, and almost thirty pinks have been introduced, many of them so similar to one another that I have now tried to sort them roughly into color groups. The pinks especially, fade off as the flower ages , into pale peach shades, so that a mature plant will have flowers of many differing tones, but all harmonious [..] are single except when otherwise noted. Shades of rose

'Great Lady' (Saunders, 1943),Li,B,1-3/ 70-90,90,früh,dunkel- rosa,A1,


Elizabeth Babb on webshots 2005:

Entsminger 2007

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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