Group: Herbaceous Hybrid
Year Registered: 2020
Breeder/registrant: Swenson Gardens
Official registration can be found at: The American Peony Society
Seedling No. 10-21. Parentage: ‘Lemon Chiffon’ x ‘Stephen E. Ambrose’. First year bloomed 2016, first year propagated 2017. Midseason bloom. DOUBLE. Two blooms per stem, size 7-8 inches (18-20 cm), fragrant. Color cherry red to rose with occasional ivory streak or two. Bloom shows flower-in-flower construction. Rounded guard petals followed by folded ruffled petals, giving way to evenly rounded petals with the very center again showing ruffled petals. Carpels generally absent or vestigial. When present they are light green, very hairy, with pink stigmas. Seeds not observed. Pollen-bearing stamens. Staminodal disc obscure. Early foliage emerges green, broad pointed at maturity. Upright growth to 32 inches (81 cm), support not needed. The name acknowledges the parentage.