The peony Vanilla Schnapps is one of the very best peonies that can be found and one of my all-time favorites. It was originally distributed as Bill’s Best Yellow (seedling 79H18-2) since it is plant that
A nice yellow alright, and distinct from the more transparent yellow of ‘Lemon Chiffon’, which may have derived it’s yellow from some other source, genetically. It’s shorter than LC as well. Here where we battle late frosts every spring, VS is decidedly more susceptible to carpal damage than LC, so I’ve almost no seedlings from it as a pod parent yet, and don’t know if I ever will. An aspect of it’s ‘Blushing Princess’ heritage perhaps, as BP is another who’s carpals are easily damaged by late frost, here on the High Desert.