Group: Herbaceous Hybrid
Year Registered: 2018
Parentage: Roy Pehrson's Best Yellow x Vanilla Schnapps
Official registration can be found at: The American Peony Society
Solara. Bremer. 2018. Advanced generation herbaceous hybrid. (Roy Phersons Best Yellow x Vanilla Schnapps). Seedling #NB40. Single yellow with large wide pleated (like crepe paper) petals. Selected from a long cross for its exceptionally well colored flowers and good plant habits. Images often show this as being a light yellow flower, it is truly a bright well defined yellow that can be seen across the garden. The far left image is a good representation of the coloration. Brilliant red stigmas sit atop light green carpels which are covered in white hairs. An incomplete red disc is not easily visible. Filaments are yellow for most of their length, but have red bases. Anthers yellow with much pollen. Up to 6 side buds extent the season for weeks. Easily fertile both ways. Awarded a certificate of merit, Solara advanced to the Court of Honor at the 2017 APS Convention and was the winner of the best seedling. The vigorous plants stand 38 inches high and make a rounded bush of equal or greater dimensions. Foliage is deep green and healthy throughout the growing season. Excellent display of flowers need no support. A bee magnet, makes it a wonderful garden plant. Named Solara, Spanish for the sun.