Hope

Distinguished from ‘Honor’ by stigma color.  Beautiful cheery, cherry pink flowers but I am disappointed in the plant habit.  The foliage is noticeably lighter than in most peonies.  Provide it support.

One vendor sells ‘Hope’ under the wrong name of ‘Good Will’.

Cultivar: Hope
Year: 1929
Seedling No: 1479. Page 158 of Saunders’ Notebook I
Parentage: 8A: peregrina ‘Otto Froebel’ X lactiflora
Flower: Color: bright pink, virtually same as ‘Honor’ leading to confusion
Form: semi-double, 2 rows of petals but larger, more crinkled
Blooms: Week 4
Carpels: light green
Stigmas: light pink
Disc: white
Stamens: filaments rosy yellow
Plant: Habit: spreading, even sprawling, especially as the season progresses
Foliage color: light green
Foliage form: relatively fine, leaflets are not lobed
Height: 28″ in 2021
Recommendation: Collector’s plant
Availability: Few specialty nurseries