Peony Registry

Cultivar
Desire
Originator
Brand, O.F & A.M.
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1923

Double type; large; midseason. Soft rose-pink, slightly tinted with lilac; frequently develops a spreading crown surmounting a narrow collar of waxy yellow; no stamens but some small petals bear aborted anthers; rich rose fragrance. Height 2 feet; medium growth; moderately floriferous. Foliage medium, light green, thrifty. This variety is occasionally extraordinarily good, but flowers on young plants are apt to be rough and irregular. “Not desirable.”—Fewkes. “Erratic—sometimes very good and sometimes very ordinary.”—Little.

Reference: 1928-B-d:090