The Saunders Nursery catalogues describe the flowers of ‘Marchioness’ as “soft yellow tea rose” meaning they are “tinted and suffused pink”. As you can see from the photos, the amount of pink seems to vary from one flower to the next but all are pleasing. The dark flares and numerous stamens are very dramatic in the center of the light yellow pink blend.
The flowers do tend to hang down and can be hidden by the foliage.
|Seedling No:||12739 L-D X tree peony mix (Moutan)|
|Flower:||Color:||yellow and pink blend, very dark red flares|
|Stigmas:||yellow, suffused pink (unusual)|
|Sheath:||dark red, but have also seen lighter color (2022)|
|Stamens:||filaments, very dark red throughout|
|Foliage color:||medium green|
|Foliage form:||average width|
|Height:||24″ on 13 year plant|
|Availability:||Few nurseries specializing in woody peonies|