'General Dodds' peony References
Magazine (Nov 1911) Page(s) 128.
Species — P. albiflora.
Originated by Crousse, 1893.
Donated by Farr.
Description of bloom — Type of bloom semi-rose. Form of bloom globular, very compact. Slightly differentiated. Entirely transformed. Color (total effect) dark tyrian rose 4 (155) ; guards splashed with green; collar same as guards; center clear. A few small, pure white petals around the center. Fragrance lacking. Blooming time late. Size very large.
Description of plant — Habit of plant erect, tall, compact. Growth strong. Stem long, strong, green. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage well furnished, medium to light green, medium size ; veins green.
Commercial value — For cut bloom good; landscape value good. Variety as a whole good.
Website/Catalog (1909) Page(s) 5.
The following are all new, and the descriptions are from the source from which I got the plants, as but few of them have bloomed with me.
Gen. Dodds, (Crousse 1899) enormous full globular flower, vivid cerise, shaded amaranth. ...$2.00
Website/Catalog (1909) Page(s) 6.
General Dodds. Very large, full round bright cerise-amaranth. Late...$ 1 50
Book (Apr 1907) Page(s) 71.
717. DODDS, GEN. ; P. (Crousse, 1893)
(1) Dessert's MSS.