Golden Bowl

There is no shortage of yellow among the Saunders woody peonies.  What sets this one apart is the distinct star shaped pattern of the red flares. With its cardinal and gold coloration this one could be adopted by the Iowa State Cyclones. 

It is in the lineage of ‘Urania’ (Daphnis, 1995) but in this case, I think the original might be the finer plant. William Gratwick noted it as a pretty good plant and easy to propagate.

Cultivar: Golden Bowl
Year: 1948
Seedling No: 16533
Group: Roman Gold
Flower: Color: bright golden yellow with red flares forming a star shaped pattern
Form: single, 2 rows of petals
Blooms: Week 6
Carpels: green
Stigmas: golden yellow (self)
Sheath: yellow
Stamens: red at base, shading to yellow
Plant: Habit: fairly upright
Foliage color: medium green
Foliage form: typical
Height: 38″ on 8 year plant
Recommendation: Recommended
Availability: Few nurseries specializing in woody peonies