Faithful Dream

Group: Herbaceous Hybrid

Year Registered: 2014

Breeder/registrant: Stanek, Timothy J.

Parentage: Old Faithful x Salmon Dream

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

The choice of name reflects the parentage ‘Old Faithful’ x ‘Salmon Dream’. Seedling number SDX1 (has seen some distribution under number). Seed from cross made in 2001; first bloom 2004; first propagated in 2007. SEMI-DOUBLE flower form, though established plants may produce full double flowers. Salmon pink flowers hold color well until petal drop. One flower per stem with occasional side buds. Flower size to 8 inches. Carpels are light green, 3 to 9 in number depending on doubling, and moderately hairy with short white hairs. Stigmas are dark pink having normal anatomy. Has a well-developed staminodal disk, colored dark pink. Stamens, pollen and seeds. Foliage is large, dark green, broadly pointed, and holds well into autumn. Upright plant habit with thick stems needing no mechanical support makes for a handsome bush in the landscape. Average height of 34 inches. Vigorous increase and strong overall growth. ‘Faithful Dream’ is the pollen parent of Certificate of Merit winning seedling FKyPK shown at 2012 APS exhibition in Omaha, Nebraska, and thus will be of particular interest to peony breeders for the genetics contributed by its highly regarded parents, and its proven potential to produce doubling in its seedlings.

From Hollingsworth Peonies website 2018 offering:

Semi-double flower form, well grown plants may produce full double flowers when mature. Salmon pink petals are of excellent substance. Color remains stable as flower matures and holds well until petal drop. One flower per stem with occasional side buds. The flowers are extra large and may reach a diameter of 8 inches. Foliage is large, dark green, broadly pointed, and holds well into autumn. Upright plant habit with thick stems needing no mechanical support makes for a handsome bush in the landscape. The bush is of medium height in the Midwest. It is a vigorous plant that shows exceptional increase and strong overall growth.

Carpels are light green, 3 to 9 in number depending on doubling, and moderately hairy with short white hairs. Has a well-developed staminodal disk, colored dark pink. Stigmas are dark pink having normal anatomy. Cultivar is fertile, stamens, pollen and seeds. Seed from cross made in 2001; first bloom 2004; first propagated in 2007.

The choice of name reflects the parentage ‘Old Faithful’ x ‘Salmon Dream’. ‘Faithful Dream’ is the pollen parent of Certificate of Merit winning seedling Stanek FKyPK (now ‘Kayleigh Ann’) shown at 2012 APS exhibition in Omaha, Nebraska, and thus will be of particular interest to peony breeders for the genetics contributed by its highly regarded parents, and its proven potential to produce doubling in its seedlings. Seedling number Stanek SDX1.


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