Peony Registry

Maximus Glorious

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Cultivar
Maximus Glorious
Originator
Smith, D.R.
Group
Itoh
Date
2002

Parentage: lactiflora Martha W. x Golden Era. Double, intersectional hybrid, first bloomed 2000. Rose form, yellow stamens, pollen, no seeds, excellent stem strength 30-32″ height, blooms midsummer, disease resistant foliage. Full double (30-50 petals) tree peony type flowers on herbaceous stems. Flowers are lightly flushed pink when first open, but soon become a clear bright yellow with large bright red flares that are quite prominent despite the rather full center. Very large flowers, with some exceeding 8″ in diameter. Many large lateral buds (usually 2 per stem) that produce excellent double flowers averaging 6-8″ across that are generally more double than the terminal flowers. Quite floriferous with a blooming period extending for about 2 ? weeks. The attractive center contains a sparse ring of stamen and 5-8 light green carpels with cream stigma that are surrounded by a cream colored sheath. Flowers are displayed on upright to slightly arching stems just above and beyond the foliage making this an excellent landscape variety. Plant is very hardy with stems entirely from below ground overwintering buds. Excellent dark green foliage which lasts well into autumn. Mild but very pleasant fragrance. Seedling # 1C-93-21.

Reference: 2002-324:38