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Grazioso

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Cultivar
Grazioso
Originator
Rieck
Group
Suffruticosa
Date
2006

Tree Peony. No seedling number – but sister seedling to ‘Allegro’. Pod parent a Rockii hybrid of unknown origin, pollen parent unknown, possibly ‘Taiyo’ (Japanese tree peony). First bloomed 1999. First propagated 2004. SINGLE flowers, pink (RHS 58 B/C), 18 cm (7 inches) diameter, one per stem. Petals are rounded, with dark, nearly black flares. Flares are a more prominently displayed than in ‘Allegro’ because of the more open single flower form. Fragrance, but not strong. Carpels 5 or more in number, light green, moderately hairy. Stigmas pink, normal. Has stamens and pollen, produces seeds. Sheath pink, complete. Foliage green, suffused purple. Upright spreading growth to 1.5 m (5 feet). Named after the musical term denoting a graceful tempo.

Reference: 2007-341:018