Roselette’s Child

Sometimes the children are just an improvement on their parents!  To me, that is the case for ‘Roselette’ and ‘Roselette’s Child’. Why? The flowers are an unusual shade of light peach and are held on strong stems well above the good-looking foliage.  Definitely worth seeking out this peony!

Cultivar: Roselette’s Child
Year: 1976
Seedling No: none
Parentage: 26B: ‘Roselette’ selfed. ‘Roselette’ = lactiflora X ‘Gwenda’ ((‘Gwenda’ = (tenuifolia X mlokosewitschii))
Flower: Color: very light peach
Form: single, two rows (about 10 petals)
Blooms: Week  3 or 4
Carpels: 2-3, light green, woolly
Stigmas: dark red
Disc: pink
Stamens: filaments light yellow
Plant: Habit: spreading bush
Foliage color: medium dark green
Foliage form: fairly narrow leaves, entire, luxuriant foliage
Height: 33″ in 2021
Recommendation: Highly recommended
Availability: Several specialty nurseries