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 “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