‘Claudia’ is registered as a semi-double but my plant never has more than around 12 petals so I would call it a single. I bought it at an APS convention auction before I was seriously collecting Saunders peonies and do not know who donated it.
‘Claudia’ received the Award of Landscape Merit from APS. It stands up very well after a storm but in 2020 it showed a lot of curly stems.
|Seedling No:||[9618. Page 22 of Saunders’ Notebook I|
|Parentage:||7: lactiflora 441 X peregrina “lobata of Perry”|
|Flower:||Color:||pink, shite outer flares|
|Form:||single, 2 rows of petals, about 12, sometimes slit|
|Carpels:||generally 4, medium green, woolly|
|Disc:||white or pale pink (Silvia Saunders’ notes)|
|Foliage color:||medium green|
|Foliage form:||narrow leaves, not lobed|
|Height:||tall, 42″ (reported)|
|Availability:||Many specialty nurseries|