Peony Registry

Obsidian

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Cultivar
Obsidian
Originator
Rieck
Group
Lactiflora
Date
2002

Lactiflora. Parentage unknown. First bloomed in 1992. Very dark red, RHS-CC 187A. Stamen, pollen, seeds. Three buds per stem, fragrant, height 1.2m. Increases slowly, shinning reddish foliage until bloom time. Obsidian has the darkest red of a lactiflora hybrid we have ever seen. According to the color charts of Royal Horticulture Society, Code No. 187A stems and carpels of the same red underline the beauty of the flower. Obsidian name alludes to black volcanic glass.

Reference: 2002-323:36