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Build Me Up Buttercup

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Build Me Up Buttercup
Smith, D.R.

Parentage: lactiflora Martha W. x tree peony Golden Era. First year bloomed 2000, double intersectional hybrids, semi ball with stamens, pollen, no seeds. Good substance, reliable, 2-3 buds per stem, floriferous. Excellent stem strength, 30″ high. Foliage, excellent, highly disease resistant. Double (30-50 petals) tree peony type flowers on herbaceous stems. Flowers are a clear bright yellow with large bright red flares that are prominent despite being partially hidden by the center petals. The large flowers have an attractive high built center and are up to 6 inches in diameter. The flower center, which is usually obscured by the central petals, contains relatively few stamens and about 4 carpels that are light green with yellow stigmas. Flowers are well presented on upright to slightly arching stems just above and beyond the foliage making this an excellent landscape variety. Plant is very hardy with stems entirely from below ground over-wintering buds. Excellent dark green foliage that lasts well into autumn. Mild but pleasant fragrance. Seedling # 1C-94-02.

Reference: 2002-324:36