Smith Family Yellow
Year Registered: 2002
Breeder/registrant: Smith, D. R.
Official registration can be found at: The American Peony Society
Parentage: lactiflora Martha W. x Golden Era. Intersectional. Stamens and pollen but no seeds. First bloomed 2002. Floriferous. 2-3 buds per stem, very good substance. 28″ height with excellent stem strength, blooms mid-season, disease resistant foliage, vigorous plant. Semi-double to double (30-50 petals) tree peony type flowers on herbaceous stems. Flowers are a clear deep yellow with small red flares that are not especially prominent. Large flowers up to 8″ in diameter. Many large side buds (1-2 per stem) that yield nearly perfect double rosette flowers averaging 5″ across, thus extending the blooming for up to 2½ weeks. Center contains a dense ring of stamens and 4 carpels that are light green with yellow stigmas. Flowers are beautifully displayed on upright to slightly arching stems just above and beyond the foliage making this an excellent landscape variety. Plant is very hardy with stems entirely from below ground overwintering buds. Excellent dark green tree peony type foliage that lasts well into autumn. Mild but pleasant fragrance. Seedling # IC-94-27T.