Group: Herbaceous Hybrid
Year Registered: 2020
Official registration can be found at: The American Peony Society
Date received: January 5, 2020. Seedling No: SPKS. Parentage: ‘Old Faithful’ x ‘Sunny Boy’. First bloomed 2005, first propagated 2008. Blooms midseason. SEMI-DOUBLE to DOUBLE. One flower per stem, 7-9 inches in size (18-23 cm). A loosely-packed double normally with the carpels and stamens at center visible, thus technically could be shown as semi-double at exhibition. Creamy-yellow petals with prominent raspberry pink to red flares extending 30-40% of petals’ length. Two or three rows of large guard petals, 3 inches in width (7½ cm), generally rounded, cupped, shallowly notched. Inner petals smaller, somewhat twisted, ruffled. Carpels 4-6 in number, light green, moderately hairy, the hairs white. Stigmas are raspberry pink (same as flares)with normal anatomy and capable of seed production. A few pollen-bearing stamens present, the filaments pale yellow. Disc obscure. Broad pointed green foliage. Height to 24 inches (61 cm), flowers held without need of mechanical support. Fragrant. Awarded Certificate of Merit at 2014 APS Annual Exhibition, Mansfield, Ohio (Bulletin #371, September 2014, pg 23). Named for the registrant’s Aunt.