The finely divided foliage is slightly wider than that of its tenuifolia parent and tends to last longer through the summer. The plant is covered in numerous small blooms. On May 29, 1933, Saunders recorded it as being “rather handsome” with “very hairy” carpels and a much darker color than ‘Smouthii’.
It was given the Award of Landscape Merit by the American Peony Society.
|Seedling No:||8277. Page 196 of Saunders’ Notebook I|
|Parentage:||lactiflora 1292 X tenuifolia|
|Form:||single, 2 rows of petals, flat flower form, about 5″ diameter|
|Blooms:||Week 2 (mine is in a bit of shade, could be earlier in full sun)|
|Carpels:||3-4, light yellowish green, very woolly|
|Disc:||creamy pink, obscure|
|Stamens:||filaments pale yellow|
|Foliage color:||medium green|
|Foliage form:||very narrow leaves|
|Height:||24″ (reported); 28″ in 2021|
|Availability:||Several specialty nurseries|