Lovely Rose

This is a favorite among peony growers.  It earned the Award of Landscape Merit given by the American Peony Society . It is one of the best of the “lobata hybrids” and should be in every peony garden!

Cultivar: Lovely Rose
Year: 1942
Seedling No: 9465. Page 22 of Saunders’ Notebook I
Parentage: 7: lactiflora ‘Primavere’ X peregrina “lobata of Perry”
Flower: Color: (slightly salmon) pink, darker pink shading towards base of petals, white flares on underside of petals
Form: semi-double, 2-3 rows of petals
Blooms: Week 5 
Carpels: 4, light green, woolly
Stigmas: light cream pink
Disc: white
Stamens: filaments light yellow
Plant: Habit: rounded bush
Foliage color: medium green, matte, some red in stems
Foliage form: terminal leaf of leaflet often lobed
Height: 36″ in 2021
Recommendation: Highly recommended]
Availability: Many specialty nurseries