Valentine

Group: Lacti.

Year Registered: 2004

Breeder/registrant: Hollingsworth, D.

Parentage: Kickapoo x unkown

Registration description:

Lactiflora Group; Mid-late to Late; Semi-double, many petals of near spectrum red hue, flower in flower form, prominent circle of bright yellow stamens, centered by a band of small petals, small stamens and small carpels. Erect bush, strong stems, medium green foliage; medium height (36 inches). Sidebuds. From seed of Kickapoo, the flower emasculated but the intended cross obviously contaminated by natural pollination, likely of (1), own translation:<br /> 'Karl Rosenfield' (Rosenfield, USA, 1908) Flowers dark carmine red with a blue purplish hue, double, mid early; leaves dark green, upperside of stems slightly brownred; height 80 cm; stems sturdy; number of stems good to very good. This much grown peony belonged to one of the most sold peonies at the Aalsmeer flower auction in 1996. Vase life is long, some 10-17 days. The flowers fade somewhat towards blue. The sturdy habitus makes this plant fit for the garden. It should be noted however, that this cultivar shows some susceptibility towards botrytis, but the good characteristics predominate so that we can review it positively.</p> </div>" href="https://www.peonysociety.eu/registered_peonies/karl-rosenfield/">Karl Rosenfield. First bloomed about 1976. Carpels and stigmas yellow white. Filament red, paler at tip. Has viable pollen, seeds are possible; seed parent of Cherry Ruffles, demonstrates favorable breeding potential. Subject to flower bud failure of uncertain causes, but also responds favorably to promotion of secondary stems for improved carpels and seed production. Number H194. Name is ancestral given name.


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Footnotes:
  1. Kortmann, J. "Paeonia: pioen." In: <em>Dendroflora</em>, 1998, vol 35, pp 58-95.[]
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