Fairfield

Group: Herbaceous Hybrid

Year Registered: 1998

Breeder/registrant: Hollingsworth, Don

Parentage: x

Registration description:

Herbaceous hybrid, single. First bloomed 1985. Tall plant, 40 inches. Ruby Red-color chart 61A, light yellow stamens. Cupped shape, single, seeds, pollen, good substance. The parentage is two pale violet flowered seedlings (#278 of Pehrson seed X No. 686, sibling of Summer Glow) from same seed pod as Color Magnet. Foliage is dark green at maturity. Very strong stems, holds flower erect. Seedling # 1819.

From Hollingsworth Peonies: Fairfield (Hollingsworth 1998) EM-M Single; broad, rounded petals are bright ruby red; small stamen boss is light yellow. Flowers are set close to the bush, a large terminal flower and 3-4 side buds, giving a long flowering season. Colorful throughout the spring, shoots emerge purple; heavy leaflets are dark green at maturity. Very robust, stoutly erect, excellent in the landscape. Much pollen , prolific seeder. Sibling of Color Magnet.


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