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Delaware Chief

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Cultivar
Delaware Chief
Originator
Hollingsworth
Group
Herb. Hybrid
Date
1984

Officinalis double hybrid. Parentage: Paeonia officinalis ‘Ruba Plena’ x Red Double Lactiflora. First bloomed about 1975. Officinalis Hybrid, bomb double flowers of rich rose red take on fiery tints under incandescent lighting. Flowers with others of its group, from fat buds which develop into a 6½ inch ball of smooth petals. Good grower; dark green foliage, has a strong component of red, and matte finish; lasts well into the summer compared to others of the type. Spicy fragrance. Leaves to the ground, straight strong stems make a good landscape plant. Honorable Mention Award 1984. Seedling # 141.

Reference: 1984-251:26