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Silesian Poppy

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Silesian Poppy
Uljana Blažková / Pavel Sekerka
Herbaceous Hybrid
Czech Republic

Received August 31, 2020. Seedling No. CH-05. Parentage possibly ‘Gedenken’ open pollinated. First bloomed 1980’s, first propagated 2015. Has been distributed under this name to a number of botanical gardens in Europe. The name and description have also been previously published in two Czech magazines, Zahrádká? and Zahradnictví. Early/Mid season bloom. Flower form SINGLE. Normally only 1 bloom per stem but occaisionally 1 or 2 sidebuds. Size 9 inches (23 cm) with up-facing flowers. Pink flowers (RHS:63C-62C) with rounded petals held cupped. Flower fades to light pink as it ages. Large petals 3? inches wide (8 cm). Average of 3 carpels, pale yellowish-green, densely hairy with white indumentum. Stigmas white, normal anatomy, fertile. Prominent centre of pollen-bearing stamens, filaments yellow (RHS:12B). Well developed staminodal disc, white. Early foliage greenish-purple, stems, petioles, and veins of leaves have relatively long white hairs, or indumentum. Foliage green at flowering. Upright growth to 33½ inches (85 cm). Long bloom period. As carpels mature they become large and suitable for decoration. One of the Garden’s “Poppy” series of peonies, named for their resemblance in form and color to garden cultivars of oriental poppy.

Reference: 2020-DIR:35