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Peony Forms / Double

Adolphe Rousseau

    Quick Facts

  • Common name: Adolphe Rousseau
  • Cultivar group: Lactiflora
  • Season: Early Midseason
  • Color: Red
  • Year introduced: 1890
  • Year acquired: 1924
  • Country of origin: United States

Adolphe Rousseau

  • 1916-Farr:36 Very large, semi-double. Purple-garnet, 5(165). Very tall, vigorous grower; dark foliage, veined red. Early. One of the darkest Peonies. Fine for landscape effects. In my opinion the best very early dark red Peony. $2. See color plate facing p. 32.
  • 1921-B014:07 Symposium II rating: 8.5.
  • 1923-SPN:343
  • 1928-B:23 Double. 8.5 (Sym. 1921). Red.
  • 1928-B-d:079 Double type; very large; early midseason. Dark, lustrous red shaded maroon, showing yellow stamens and light red stigmas in center; odor somewhat disagreeable. Tall; floriferous; stems very strong. Foliage dark, tinged red. Young and weak plants produce single flowers and the side blooms on established plants are almost always single. At its best, a very large, handsome flower, but it requires a strong plant and a favorable season to develop it. Good for garden decoration.
  • 1976-K:001 Double – Red – Early – Midseason. Tall. Moderate fragrance, but disagreeable. Dark, lustrous red shaded maroon, showing yellow stamens and light red stigmas in center; odor somewhat disagreeable. Tall; floriferous; stems very strong. Foliage dark, tinged red.

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There are many ways to engage with the Peony Garden. An important step is to visit, enjoy, and spread the word. Word-of-mouth is our favorite way to make new friends. Once you’re here, we hope the peonies will enchant you. Come join the fun!

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    Quick Facts

  • Common name: Adolphe Rousseau
  • Cultivar group: Lactiflora
  • Season: Early Midseason
  • Color: Red
  • Year introduced: 1890
  • Year acquired: 1924
  • Country of origin: United States
  • 1916-Farr:36 Very large, semi-double. Purple-garnet, 5(165). Very tall, vigorous grower; dark foliage, veined red. Early. One of the darkest Peonies. Fine for landscape effects. In my opinion the best very early dark red Peony. $2. See color plate facing p. 32.
  • 1921-B014:07 Symposium II rating: 8.5.
  • 1923-SPN:343
  • 1928-B:23 Double. 8.5 (Sym. 1921). Red.
  • 1928-B-d:079 Double type; very large; early midseason. Dark, lustrous red shaded maroon, showing yellow stamens and light red stigmas in center; odor somewhat disagreeable. Tall; floriferous; stems very strong. Foliage dark, tinged red. Young and weak plants produce single flowers and the side blooms on established plants are almost always single. At its best, a very large, handsome flower, but it requires a strong plant and a favorable season to develop it. Good for garden decoration.
  • 1976-K:001 Double – Red – Early – Midseason. Tall. Moderate fragrance, but disagreeable. Dark, lustrous red shaded maroon, showing yellow stamens and light red stigmas in center; odor somewhat disagreeable. Tall; floriferous; stems very strong. Foliage dark, tinged red.

Get Involved

There are many ways to engage with the Peony Garden. An important step is to visit, enjoy, and spread the word. Word-of-mouth is our favorite way to make new friends. Once you’re here, we hope the peonies will enchant you.

Come join the fun! Find out how you can help grow and protect this world-class garden's past, present, and future.

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