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Viking Vanguard

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Cultivar
Viking Vanguard
Originator
Pehrson / Seidl
Group
Herb. Hybrid
Date
1989

No seedling number, labeled “RP-LDEM” by Seidl. Herbaceous hybrid, single. Parentage Laura Dessert x (P. emodi x P. mlokosewitschi). First year bloomed prior to 1979 when Roy sent roots to me. Smallish purplish-red flowers, single, flat form, well developed stamen ring. Bloom start of the peony season. Occasionally sets seeds (Prob. diploid). May set seed if proper pollen is used. Primarily of interest to hybridizers. 24-30 height, rather narrow, deeply lobed foliage. Good stem strength, holds single flower erect. Seedling # RP-LDEM

Reference: 1989-270:25