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Sonoma Sisters
Irene Tolomeo / Adelman Peony Gardens
Lutea Hybrid

Seedling number: Sonoma #14. Parentage: P. delavayi x ‘Hana Daijin’. First bloom date unknown, first propagated before 2010. Early-Midseason blooming SINGLE flowers are salmon-pink. Deep red flares with blurred edges emanate from the flower center, and span approximately 30% of total petal length. Flowers are 15.25cm (6″) in diameter, outward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are rounded, notched, and are typically 6.4cm (2.5″) in diameter. Fragrance noted. Flowers possess an average of five moderately hairy, light-green carpels with dark-pink stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are more than 2cm (0.75″) in length; filaments are red in color. Produces pollen, though seed fertility has not been noted to date. Sheath is complete, and red in color. Plants reach about 122cm (48″) at maturity, and carry rather finely-cut, green foliage, with undertones of red. Foliage at the time of emergence is green-red in color, and growth habit is spreading. One of Irene Tolomeo’s finest selections.

Reference: 2023-DIR:XX