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Diamond Head

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Cultivar
Diamond Head
Originator
Nordick
Group
Lactiflora
Date
2005

Parentage: Francois Ortegat x self (or x Mons. Jules Elie). Seedling number N-001. First bloomed 1996. Double, 5 buds per stem, medium sized up-facing flowers. Petals cupped with frilled edges, colored rose-mauve to bright magenta with tips silver-white. Average width of guards ¾ – 1 inch. Pollen bearing stamens present (½-¾” long), but carpels residual or absent, no seeds. Upright growth habit to 38 inches. Stands up better than similar peonies with larger flowers, but benefits from mechanical support. Silver petal edges make this peony a nice accent when planted with darker cultivars. Named with Hawaii’s famous landmark in mind.

Reference: 2005-336:220