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Painted Desert

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Cultivar
Painted Desert
Originator
Nicholls / Wild & Son
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1965

M. D. Pink. A magnificent rose formed Peony whose coloring has been stippled or painted on the very large, wide and rounded petals. The upper half of the petals is silvery white with the dots of pink becoming more concentrated toward the center of the flower. Thus the light pink becomes much deeper at the flower’s center. Occasionally several petals have dark red edgings, which extend through the length of the petals. The coloring of the flowers makes one think that the colors have been painted. The large buds, looking like peppermint candy, open very much like NICK SHAYLOR. Good strong stems. The very large foliage is a good dark waxy green. Parentage: Marie Crpusse x Spring Beauty. Seedling # N 428

Reference: 1965-176:35