Kayleigh Ann

Group: Herbaceous Hybrid

Year Registered: 2018

Breeder/registrant: Stanek, Timothy J.

Parentage: Old Faithful x Faithful Dream

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

Seedling FKyPK. Parentage: Old Faithful x Faithful Dream. First bloomed 2007; first propagated 2009. Double flowers on well grown established plants. Semi-double when young. Complex color of opaque peach pink. Petals are edged creamy-yellow on opening, transforming to soft butter-yellow, shell pink, to peach shades. Color remains bright as flower matures. Flowers are extra large, to 8 inches (20 cm), one per stem. Mid-season bloom, flowering staggered, lasting two weeks in originator’s garden. Very satisfying plant habit, vigorous and fast growing. Medium to tall bush (40 inches, 100 cm) with strong upright stems, slightly spreading. Holds well even under inclement weather. Large flowers may benefit from light support. Foliage mid green, remains attractive throughout growing season turning golden yellow in autumn. Excellent for garden use and exhibits good cut flower qualities. Fertile both ways. Certificate of Merit awarded under seedling number FKyPK at APS convention, 2012, Omaha. Has had distribution under number. Named for originator’s daughter.

From Hollingsworth Peonies website 2018 offering: Early midseason double, medium height. Double flower form on well grown mature plants; semi-double when young. Color complex, opaque peach pink; petals edged in creamy yellow, transforms into a soft butter yellow shell pink to peach shades. Color remains bright as flower matures. Flowers are extra large when grown in protected areas. Very satisfying plant habit, vigorous and fast growing, one bud per stem. Free flowering, bloom staggered, lasting a two week period in our Midwestern climate. Medium to tall bush with strong upright stems, holds shape well even under inclement weather. May benefit from light support during flowering. Foliage, mid green, remains attractive throughout the growing season, eventually turning golden yellow in the fall. Excellent choice for garden use and suggests good cut flower qualities.

 

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