Wings of the Morning

This peony is a very reluctant bloomer but makes a robust plant. It had one bloom in 2021. It was used by Daphnis and is in the lineage of ‘Aurora” (Daphnis, 1977). The stems were covered in buds in fall 2022 so I am hopeful these will survive the winter and I will see prolific bloom in 2023. Gardeners are always hopeful!

Cultivar: Wings of the Morning
Year: 1948
Seedling No: 16469
Group: Roman Gold
Flower: Color: pale yellow, wide dark flares
Form: single, 10 petals, crinkled
Blooms: Week 5
Carpels: 6, pale green
Stigmas: cream-white (Reath and Saunders)
Sheath: cream-white (Reath and Saunders)
Stamens: filaments creamy reddish (Reath and Saunders)
Plant: Habit: spreading bush, wider than tall
Foliage color: medium green
Foliage form: average width, heavy substance
Height: 39″ on 6 year plant
Recommendation: Collector’s plant due to sparse bloom
Availability: Few nurseries specializing in woody peonies