Received from Nick Friend Sr. a number of years ago. Origin was a found seedling in the cut flower field, thus parentage and dates of first bloom and propagation unknown. Grown and propagated since under garden name “Friend” and has had some prior distribution under that name. Midseason to Late Season bloom period. Full DOUBLE. Pink. Flower size 6 inches (15 cm). Average of three flowers per stem. Rounded guard petals; inner petals smaller, somewhat frilled. Average of three carpels; stamens absent; fertility not explored. Fragrant. Upright growth habit. Foliage to 24 inches (61 cm), flowering stems raise tops of blooms to 30 inches (76 cm).
Friend / Adelman Peony Gardens