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Madame Claude Tain

The whitest peony

If you are looking for a peony with blossoms that are as white as possible, you are looking for Madame Claude Tain. Because of its colour, this peony is extremely popular during the wedding season.

Flowering period
Middle
Color
White
Bud size
35 - 50 mm
Flower size
140 - 180 mm


Availability

Based on last years availability.

Lush large flowers

Madame Claude Tain is a lush, white peony with large, full flowers and a sweet scent reminiscent of lily of the valley. The size depends on the amount of light received during growth. Because of this, peonies from France and Italy can be larger than Dutch specimens. Madame Claude Tain blooms later in the Netherlands than it does it in France. This means that there is a period when this peony is unavailable.

Origin

This peony was bred in 1927 by the French breeder Doriat, who also bred the popular Odile a year later. Madame Claude Tain is considered by many connoisseurs to be the best white cut flower because of its full flowers and its white bud.

Tip

Madame Claude Tain does not open when it has been cut too early. The bud will stay green and firm. Buy these peonies at the right maturity. You can look forward to a vase life of about ten days.