Saunders described this peony as being “very grand at Boston” in 1940 and I think it is very grand indeed in my garden. I gave it a location on a bit of a slope because the vendor said it needed good drainage and might be difficult to grow. My plant has performed spectacularly, and I look forward to its bloom each spring.
But I want to know how Laura Magnuson got such a grand peony named after her!
|Seedling No:||10092. Page 38 of Saunders’ Notebook I|
|Parentage:||7: lactiflora ‘Kelway’s Glorious’ X “lobata of Perry”|
|Flower:||Color:||bright rose pink, slightly darker pink streaks|
|Form:||semi-double, four rows of petals, slightly fringed|
|Carpels:||4, green, woolly|
|Stamens:||filaments pale yellow|
|Plant:||Habit:||upright rounded bush|
|Foliage color:||medium-dark green|
|Foliage form:||narrow pointed leaves, not lobed|
|Height:||36″ in 2021|
|Availability:||Few specialty nurseries|