Aptly named for resembling a windflower (anemone) – most folks wouldn’t recognize a cut bloom as a peony! Mary Judson Averett of New Jersey reported favorably on its almost three-week bloom season in 1948 (National Horticultural Magazine, vol 27, p.110).
This is one of my favorite peonies. Fortuitously it was planted in some shade and rewards with a long season of bloom. I really like the numerous small flowers which are so unique. It starts blooming about one week later than ‘Early Windflower’.
|Seedling No:||A strain, 12213-33. Page 15 of Saunders’ Notebook III|
|Parentage:||14: anomala beresowskyi X emodi|
|Form:||single, nodding small flowers resembling anemones|
|Disc:||white, edged pink, conspicuous|
|Stamens:||filaments pale yellow, red tips on anthers (very unusual)|
|Foliage color:||medium green leaves, red stems|
|Foliage form:||narrow and airy, fernlike|
|Height:||31″ in 2021|
|Availability:||Several specialty nurseries|