The Japanese type flower form reflects that of ‘Fuji-mine’ and is fairly unusual among Saunders peonies.
Mine was originally planted in too much shade and is now getting re-established in its new location. The flowers are very open and held horizontally, no doubt how Saunders chose the name.
|Seedling No:||14530. Pages 138 & 141 of Saunders’ Notebook I|
|Parentage:||5B: F2 of 3228. 3228 = (lactiflora ‘Fuji-mine’ X officinalis (single crimson))|
|Form:||single, flat flower with large number of stamens|
|Blooms:||Week 5 (based on previous years)|
|Carpels:||2-3, green, glabrous|
|Disc:||white, edged red, and prominent|
|Stamens:||filaments light lemon|
|Foliage color:||medium green|
|Foliage form:||narrow, incurved|
|Height:||41″ in 2022|
|Availability:||Few specialty nurseries|