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Peony 'A.P. Saunders'
Originator:
Thurlow
Date:
1919
Group:
Lactiflora
Description:
Double type; large; late. Very pale flesh-pink shading to white in the center; guards large, cleft at the tips, and occasionally marked with crimson; smoother and smaller petals graduate toward a well-formed chrysanthemum-like center; moderately fragrant. A peony of almost perfect form but so new that its habit of growth and other characteristics are not generally well known. "Habit of plant is strong; stems of medium height; good foliage. Flowers freely, no clusters. In undeveloped plants there is a tendency for the central petals to remain closed, forming a ball in the center."—Thurlow. "The flower opens slowly with perfectly formed outer petals surrounding a slowly loosening ball of petals in the center which eventually opens to perfect rose form."—Little.
Reference:
1928-B-d:081

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