'George Washington' peony References
Magazine (Nov 1911) Page(s) 129.
Originated by Hollis, 1904.
Donated by Farr
Description of bloom — Type of bloom semi-rose. Form of bloom flat, loose. Not differentiated Not entirely transformed. Color (total effect) 4 (168) dark crimson, guards clear, collar same as guards; center clear, uniform color. Fragrance unpleasant XXX. Blooming time mid-season. Large size.
Description of plant — Habit of plant erect, medium height, medium compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem medium to long, strong, red. Blooming habit medium. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage well furnished, dark green, medium size ; veins vivid red.
Commercial value — For cut bloom poor; landscape value medium. Variety as a whole medium.
Remarks—Much like numerous other red semi-doubles. Not to be confused with "Washington" (Guerin, 1860).
Website/Catalog (1908) Page(s) 4.
The remainder of this Catalogue are Seedlings of my own originating.
I have been obliged to temporarily withdraw some varieties, and of the remaining list I have only a few roots of some kinds.
George Washington 1904, very large, deep red, strong habit, certificate...$1.00
Book (1907) Page(s) 10.
I like the tall, robust and imposing ones like George Washington—not the dwarf growth of many.
Book (1904) Page(s) 4.
Seedlings of my originating... The following have been Certificated by the Mass. Horticultural Society
George Washington, very large, deep red. strong habit. ...$2.00