This anemone type flower may open bomb double on mature specimens. The center cluster rises above the saucer of broad, white guard petals. Staminode segments of the center open soft yellow with occasional white petalodes intermixed. The color is more pronounced in cool spring weather and soon fades to ivory, nearly white when petals drop. The medium size flower has a pleasing form, good substance, and mild fragrance. It is a dependable variety with a good plant habit. The increase of this vigorous plant is about average and grows a substantial, tall bush within a few years of planting. The long stems arch with the open flower, especially if subjected to rain and may need support against inclement weather. The foliage is glossy, deep green and remains healthy throughout the growing season well into the fall. This rare heirloom variety furnishes fine stems for the vase and is a good choice for the cut flower garden.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Cut®; Heirloom variety; rare variety; fragrant; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; cut flower garden; deer resistant.
Basic Growing Requirements
Full Sun. Water as needed, sensitive to overwatering and waterlog conditions. Soil pH 6.5-7. Fertile, well-draining soil.
Disclosure: The image(s) above shows the actual cultivar named and described on this page. The pictures are a fair and accurate depiction of the flowers as they are, in vivo, and are not staged or altered otherwise. The descriptions are based on our experience with plants that are grown by us here in NW Missouri. All images and information presented are subject to US Copyright ©, cultivar names may be subject to US Registered Trademark ®, and/or subject to specific breeder rights such as US Plant Patent and/or USDA Plant Variety Protection as well as specific State of Missouri crop protection laws, and all rights thereto are reserved. Please note plant size, color, and health is due to a variety of environmental factors so results cannot be guaranteed and additionally that different web browsers may display colors slightly differently. These varieties may not be propagated commercially or exported without specific license and may be subject to export/import regulations. For inquiry send a written letter to Hollingsworth Peonies, Attn: Justin Peter Goldberg, Esq., P.O. Box 233, Maryville, MO 64468.