Capt’n Kate

Group: Suffruticosa

Year Registered: 2013

Breeder/registrant: Seidl/Bremer

Parentage: Rock’s Variety x Stalwart Rose

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

Seedling MRV-13. Parentage: Rock’s Variety x ‘Stalwart Rose’. First bloomed 1992, first propagated before 2000. Has had prior distribution under the name Capt’n Kate. SINGLE. Flowers open pale pink and quickly fade to white. Deep purple flares bleed into a lighter color and extend about 30% the length of the petal. Flowers are 8 inches in size. Red sheath and stigmas, green carpels, 5 in number. Very good fertility both ways. Fragrant. Plants are vigorous growers and produce a large rounded shrub, easily as wide as tall, typically to 6 feet. Stems are woody and hardy, showing no winter damage in Wisconsin. Plants bloom consistently from year to year and flowers open completely flat. Stems are strong, but are thin and elegant in appearance. Not easily damaged by wind. Foliage is medium green and remains in good shape throughout the entire summer and fall, until leaf drop. It grafts easily, even though few terminal buds are produced. Most blooms are produced on secondary buds along stems. Used as a large landscape specimen at Solaris Farms.

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