The lower photo is of a flower on a 4 year old plant and the upper photo is of a flower on the same plant when 7 years old. These demonstrate that more mature plants often show flowers with more petals. The carpels and stamens are not as visible on photos of the more double flowers so I included both.
‘Right Royal’ was listed in the Saunders catalogues in the Banquet group but Reath and Saunders suggested it fits better in the Tea Rose group and I think it could be listed in either. Silvia considered it a dramatic plant.
|Seedling No:||not known|
|Flower:||Color:||cream “overlaid and veined strawberry-red” (Reath and Saunders), small dark plum flares|
|Form:||semi-double, about 3 rows, occasional petals (petaloids) in the center|
|Stamens:||filaments dark red at base, shading lighter, short stamens|
|Foliage color:||slightly lighter than typical, sometimes copper tinted|
|Foliage form:||slightly more narrow than typical|
|Height:||31″ on 8 year plant|
|Availability:||Few nurseries specializing in woody peonies|