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Old Farmstead™ Selection
Originator: (Hollingsworth)
Group: Lactiflora
Bloom period: Late Midseason
Bloom week: 5
Flower form: Anemone
Height: Medium
USDA zone: 2 to 8
Item number: 0023


Anemone, bomb double on well-established plants; medium large, opens blush pink, fading to near white with age. Outer petals rounded and of darker blush color. Petals of the center ball are narrower and long, pale blush, at the base is a hint of buttercream that glimmers with a hint of gold in the sunlight. Good plant habit, vigorous and fast to increase, produces a generous, medium height bush with many stems that spread wide when in bloom; best with support in the viewed landscape. Shoots emerging from the soil are at first a deep bronze. A variety of understated beauty which will grace your garden for generations to come.

Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Old Farmstead™ Selection; Hollingsworth's Best Peonies™; general garden and landscape use; hybridizing.

Old Farmsteadô is a selection of historical lactiflora cultivars. These are plants known to have survived for generations in a family or collected at old home sites or having other evidence of excellent durability. We have them from Kansas, Missouri, Ohio and Virginia. All of these will occasionally have useable stigmas and carpels for seeding, no pollen.

Carr East № 2 had been growing at Don Hollingsworth's home since before the memory of people who lived there from about 1920. It is also the seed parent of Don Hollingsworth's first Itoh Hybrid peonies, 'Garden Treasure' and 'Border Charm'.

The name Carr East № 2 is derived from the geographic location where the plants were grown on the "Carr" Family farm which is currently Don Hollingsworth's farm, located just south east of Maryville, Missouri. It grew in the "East" flower bed and was planted in the second position ("№ 2") of such said bed.

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