Alexander Fleming

Group: Lactiflora

Year Registered: before 1950

Breeder/registrant: Blonk

Parentage: Bunker Hill x Sarah Bernhardt

Registration description:
Official registration can be found at: The American Peony Society

Double – Pink. Sweetly scented. This variety is the result of a cross between Bunker Hill and (1) , own translation:<br /> 'Sarah Bernhardt' (Lemoine, France, 1906). Flowers pink, double, petal edges pale pink to silvery white (total colour impression hardly influenced by this), small red flecks on some petals in the center (hardly conspicuous); leaves mid large, lustreless with a brownred glow, upperside of stems slightly brownred, height 95 cm, flowers and stems sturdy; number of stems excellent. This cultivar from France is widespread worldwide and well-know thanks to its good qualities. Thanks to the sturdiness of the stems it is an appropriate cultivar both for the garden and cutflowers. This follows from the next figures: in 1995 at the auction in Aalsmeer some 3 million stems of it were sold, same thing in 1996. Despite the fact that this cultivar is somewhat susceptible towards botrytis, the positive characteristics like sturdiness, flower colour, leaf quality and number of stems predominate. It should also be noted that around 1900 other cultivars with the same name were offered in the trade, more precisely from Calot and Dessert, these never made any marks.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Remark from koen hurtekant: the "sturdiness" of the stems is heavily overstated, the fact that it is the largest cultivar both in plants and number of cutflower stems may make the review somewhat biased IMHO.</p> </div>" href="https://www.peonysociety.eu/registered_peonies/sarah-bernhardt/">Sarah Bernhardt. Strong stalks, large solferino-rose flowers.

From the Dutch peony testing series in 1998(1), own translation:
‘Alexander Fleming’ (synonym: Dr. Alexander Fleming) (Blonk, Netherlands, before 1950) (P. ‘Bunker Hill’ x P. ‘(1) , own translation:<br /> 'Sarah Bernhardt' (Lemoine, France, 1906). Flowers pink, double, petal edges pale pink to silvery white (total colour impression hardly influenced by this), small red flecks on some petals in the center (hardly conspicuous); leaves mid large, lustreless with a brownred glow, upperside of stems slightly brownred, height 95 cm, flowers and stems sturdy; number of stems excellent. This cultivar from France is widespread worldwide and well-know thanks to its good qualities. Thanks to the sturdiness of the stems it is an appropriate cultivar both for the garden and cutflowers. This follows from the next figures: in 1995 at the auction in Aalsmeer some 3 million stems of it were sold, same thing in 1996. Despite the fact that this cultivar is somewhat susceptible towards botrytis, the positive characteristics like sturdiness, flower colour, leaf quality and number of stems predominate. It should also be noted that around 1900 other cultivars with the same name were offered in the trade, more precisely from Calot and Dessert, these never made any marks.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Remark from koen hurtekant: the "sturdiness" of the stems is heavily overstated, the fact that it is the largest cultivar both in plants and number of cutflower stems may make the review somewhat biased IMHO.</p> </div>" href="https://www.peonysociety.eu/registered_peonies/sarah-bernhardt/">Sarah Bernhardt’). Flowers deep salmon pink, double, weak sweet fragrance, mid early; leaves pale brown with green base; height 100 cm; flower and stem thick and sturdy; number of stems reasonable to good. This cross is one of the best in the assortment. As a cutflower it takes an important place mostly thanks to the sturdiness of the stems. Vase life is some 5 to 8 days, which is good. Unfortunately it appears to be somewhat susceptible to botrytis.

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Footnotes:
  1. Kortmann, J. “Paeonia: pioen.” In: Dendroflora, 1998, vol 35, pp 58-95.[]

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Footnotes:
  1. Kortmann, J. "Paeonia: pioen." In: <em>Dendroflora</em>, 1998, vol 35, pp 58-95.[][]
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