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Sonoma Tequila Sunrise

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Sonoma Tequila Sunrise
Irene Tolomeo / Adelman Peony Gardens
Lutea Hybrid

Parentage: P. lutea x ‘Moutan #9’. First bloom and first propagation dates are unknown. Early-Midseason blooming SEMI-DOUBLE flowers are a vivid reddish-orange (RHS 34B) with increasing tones of yellow as the flower matures. . Strong red flares with well-defined edges emanate from the flower center, and span approximately 30% of total petal length. Flowers are 15.25cm (6″) in diameter, upward and outward facing, and average one per stem. Guard petals are rounded, flat, cupped, and are typically 5cm (2″) in diameter. No fragrance noted. Flowers possess an average of four to five green carpels (143D) with light-pink (50D) stigmas of normal anatomy. Stamens are more than 2cm (0.75″) in length; filaments are dark-red in color. Produces pollen, though seed fertility has not been noted to date. Sheath is partial, and a vivid reddish-orange at the base, fading to a yellow-orange at the apex. Plants reach about 76cm (30″) at maturity, and carry narrow-pointed, green foliage, with undertones of purple. Foliage at the time of emergence is reddish-purple in color, and growth habit is spreading.

Reference: 2023-DIR:XX