Year Registered: 1965
Big frosted semi-double rose pink. Good landscaper (flowers placed down near bush).
Award of Landscape Merit (ALM) description: ‘Nice Gal’ (Krekler, 1965) Lactiflora Group Mid-season, 25?, Mild fragrance — Blooms are symmetrical, rosy pink and silver-frosted, semi-doubles on medium thick, red stems. Nice Gal’s substantial blooms are somewhat flat, allowing for excellent drainage. Blooms are large proportionally to the plant’s height and nestle just atop bushy, color intense green foliage. This rose and green color combination is as hue-saturated as any other lactiflora in the garden. Multiple side buds bloom soon after primary buds contributing to a blanket of color. Withstands seasonal wind and rain well. Mature foliage is shiny and crisp, covering well down to the ground and persisting until fall. Early spring foliage emerges from the ground as a striking bi-tone, with leaves green on the topside and maroon underneath. Vigorous. Establishes itself quickly, with a five year old plant possessing two dozen stems and a 12-year-old plant possessing 30 stems. A consistent and reliable bloomer at the southernmost limits of “peonydom”, if provided with ample water, summer mulch and a shady site. Superior yield when divided every four years.