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Best Landscaper® 'Fragrans'
Originator: (Banks, 1805)
Group: Lactiflora
Bloom period: Late
Bloom week: 6
Flower form: Double
Height: Medium 
USDA zone: 2 to 8
Item number: 2656


Very fragrant, double; medium size, opens rose pink. High centered flower profile, petals of good substance, shows silver frosted edges when mature and exposed to full sun. Excellent plant habit, reliable bloom, good grower, makes a gorgeous, medium height bush. The foliage is healthy and of medium green color which remains attractive throughout the growing season. Strong stems, hold flowers well. Support in the landscape depends upon exposure.

Awards, Best Use & Distinctions 
Best Landscaper®; Best Cut®; Best Fragrant®; Historic; general garden and landscape use; perennial border, cut flower garden; commercial cutter.

Late season Lactiflora. Parentage: unknown, origin China. No pollen, sometimes will set seed, a source of desirable plant health.

Of historic importance, an early survivor of the sailing vessel trip from China to England. A most healthy and vigorous peony. Its reliability and disease resistance along with the remarkable length of time cut buds could be held in cool storage then brought out for florist use enabled it to be one of the most cropped for USA commercial production prior to World War II.

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