Dawn Glow

‘Dawn Glow’ is one of a number of F3 ‘s of ‘Silver Dawn’ distributed to breeders by Silvia Saunders; it was known as Phersons’ Silver Dawn until it was named and registered by Don Hollingsworth.

I enjoy the patterning on this delicate flower. The plant is quite spreading but I’ve had better results with letting it spread naturally than by trying to contain it with a typical peony support hoop which it quickly outgrows.

Cultivar: Dawn Glow
Year: 1986 (Saunders/Hollingsworth)
Seedling No: not known
Parentage: 24C: F3 of ‘Silver Dawn’.  ‘Silver Dawn’ = (obovata ssp. willmottiae X macrophylla)
Flower: Color: ivory, tinged pink with pink flares
Form: single, ruffled edges
Blooms: Week 4
Carpels: 3, very pale yellowish green
Stigmas: dark red
Disc: pink, obscure
Stamens: filaments red at base, shading to yellow
Plant: Habit: spreading
Foliage color: slightly lighter green than most
Foliage form: large leaves
Height: 32″ (reported); 42″ in 2021
Recommendation: Highly recommended
Availability: Several specialty nurseries