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Debonaire Pink

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Cultivar
Debonaire Pink
Originator
Wissing
Group
Herb. Hybrid
Date
1964

Lactiflora Minnie Shaylor x Officinalis Otto Froebel. A really debonair pink. Single, on very strong stems 40 in. in height. First bloom in 1963 had strong laterals. Second bloom in 1964, two blooms on which one stem had laterals. This is my 25th anniversary breeding Herbaceous Peonies, and it is the first time I have ever seen laterals on what should be a triploid. I have another plant also a triploid which also has laterals. Let me explain that these seeds were soaked for one hour in a 2% Colchicine Solution, which may have something to do with it. Seedling # 636.

Reference: 1964-173:13