Husker Scarlet

Group: HH

Year Registered: 2011

Breeder/registrant: Laning / Hollingsworth

Parentage: unknown x unknown

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

Seedling # 2273. Parentage unknown. First propagated 1991. Blooms early Midseason, with or a little before ‘1, own translation:<br /> 'Red Charm' (Glasscock, USA, 1944) (P. lactiflora x P. officinalis) Flowers dark red, very large, double, centre filled with many deep red petaloids, surrounded by two circles of large petals; leaves rather large, dull green; upperside somewhat irregular; height 100 cm; stems rather sturdy; number of stems mediocre. This American cultivar is remarkable thanks to its magnificent colour and the enormously large flowers, which need support to remain upright, despite the plant having sturdy stems. The mediocre number of stems and the development of so called 'necks' on the roots inhibited propagation and distribution at large scale for some time. 'Red Charm' is reportedly somewhat susceptible toward botrytis, which was also noted by the review commission. It is a good garden plant, despite some negative characteristics.</p> <p> </p> </div>" href="">Red Charm’. SEMI-DOUBLE. A medium short plant having scarlet petals color (RHS 44A) typical of that found in the Paeonia Lactiflora Group x P. peregrina hybrids, but with contrasting narrow width of both the petals and leaflets, with these latter elements being larger than is typical of P. tenuifolia hybrids. Four or more rows of well cupped and pointed petals (average width less than 1 inch) surround a full center of erect stamens, the anthers supported on scarlet filaments, white hairy carpels, numbering 3-4, are topped with red-scarlet normal formed stigmas. Flowers are 5 inches or more in size and are displayed close to the bush on stoutly erect stems averaging 24 inches tall. This plant was obtained as an un-named seedling from P. C. “Chris” Laning in 1991, no parentage information given. No fertility noted, normally formed anthers produce some pollen, but there has been no recorded pollen fertility, no seeds noticed. Name recognizes University of Nebraska – Lincoln icons.

  1. Kortmann, J. "Paeonia: pioen." In: <em>Dendroflora</em>, 1998, vol 35, pp 58-95.[]


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