Seedling # 2273. Parentage unknown. First propagated 1991. Blooms early Midseason, with or a little before ‘Red Charm’. SEMI-DOUBLE. A medium short plant having scarlet petals color (RHS 44A) typical of that found in the Paeonia Lactiflora Group x P. peregrina hybrids, but with contrasting narrow width of both the petals and leaflets, with these latter elements being larger than is typical of P. tenuifolia hybrids. Four or more rows of well cupped and pointed petals (average width less than 1 inch) surround a full center of erect stamens, the anthers supported on scarlet filaments, white hairy carpels, numbering 3-4, are topped with red-scarlet normal formed stigmas. Flowers are 5 inches or more in size and are displayed close to the bush on stoutly erect stems averaging 24 inches tall. This plant was obtained as an un-named seedling from P. C. “Chris” Laning in 1991, no parentage information given. No fertility noted, normally formed anthers produce some pollen, but there has been no recorded pollen fertility, no seeds noticed. Name recognizes University of Nebraska – Lincoln icons.
Laning / Hollingsworth