Aegean

Group: Lutea Hybrid

Year Registered: 2016

Breeder/registrant: Bremer

Parentage: Anna Marie x Stolen Heaven

Registration description:
Official registration can be found at: The American Peony Society

Seedling number NB-SH72. Parentage: ‘Anna Marie’ x ‘Stolen Heaven’, thus an advanced generation Lutea hybrid. First bloomed 2008, first propagated 2012. Very large (9 inch (23 cm)) SEMI-DOUBLE flowers that open the lightest pink and quickly fade to white. Petals have pink feathered flares and are highly ruffled and crimped, possibly described as “wavy,” thus suggesting the cultivar name. Pink sheath surrounds 5-9 light green carpels with cream stigmas. Filaments pink, tipped with waxy yellow anthers. No fertility noted to date. Plants are short (2½-3 feet (76-91 cm)) and clothed in large glossy blue-green foliage, devoid of red. Stems are heavy and woody, easily supporting the huge flowers. Flower carriage is outward. Of easy culture. Please note that lutea hybrids typically do not grow over 4’ in Wisconsin due to winter kill of stems, but reliably regrow and bloom on basal buds. They may grow taller in more reasonable climates.

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