Peony Registry

Cultivar
Gemini
Originator
Bremer
Group
Lutea Hybrid
Date
2019

Seedling No. NB17. Parentage: ‘Sedona’ x ‘Pacific Wonderland’. Advanced generation lutea hybrid. First bloomed 2011, first propagated 2014. DOUBLE, sometimes SEMI-DOUBLE, 6½ inches across (16½ cm), usually with 2 buds per stem but may have 3. Pink-red-cream-coral blends occur at random throughout the flower, but some years the coral shades predominate. Large guard petals, average width 3 inches (7½ cm). Inner petals are smaller, and wavy, ruffled and frilled, especially towards the center. Small muted maroon flares at the base of each petal extend 15% of petals’ length. On average 3-4 carpels, green, sparsely hairy, having light pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Pollen-bearing stamens, the filaments maroon throughout. Fertile both ways. Sheath well developed and complete, maroon. Fragrance lacking. The large flowers nod, but are not hidden in foliage, nor do they pull down the stems. Foliage is medium green, upper edges of petioles edged light red. Plants grow to a mounded shape and height of 36 inches (92 cm) in Wisconsin. Numerous ground shoots make this an excellent plant to graft. Gemini is one of the constellations of the zodiac. Its name is Latin for “twins.”

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