'Queen Victoria' peony References
Magazine (Nov 1911) Page(s) 93.
QUEEN VICTORIA (Kelway).
Species — P. albiflora.
Originated by Kelway.
Donated by Farr.
Description of bloom—Type of bloom crown. Form of bloom medium globular, medium compact to loose. Differentiated. Entirely transformed. Color (total effect) white; guards milk white, slightly flecked with crimson, slightly splashed crimson ; collar cream white ; center prominently flecked with crimson; secondary staminodes present on some blooms. Strong blooms have a low crown ; weak blooms more of a loose bomb. Fragrance pleasant X. Blooming tmie mid-season. Large to medium size.
Description of plant — Habit of plant erect, medium tall, compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem medium long, strong, reddish green. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters, healthy. Foliage well furnished, dark green, medium size ; veins green.
Ccmmercial value—For cut bloom medium; landscape value medium. Variety as a whole medium.
Remarks—Should not be confused with the "Queen Victoria Whitleyi " group. This variety is prominently flecked. For a description of " Whitleyi " see page 106.
Book (1907) Page(s) 46.
Queen Victoria. Kelway. Seems to differ somewhat from the above [Whittleyi].
Magazine (1895) Page(s) 251.
Pivoine de Chine...Quen Victora [sic], presque simple, jaune au centre.
Magazine (1874) Page(s) 26.
Queen Victoria—with its immense blooms, outside petals rose, inside flesh colored—is another sort which might be justly styled gem of the collection.