Paeonia 'Sweet Melody'

type: [herbaceous peony] – [species cultivar] – [lactiflora]



SWEET MELODY (Don Hollingsworth, Kansas City, Missouri), April 15, 1992. Seedling # Hollingsworth 385, semi-double lactiflora. Parentage unknown; grown of seed supplied by E. L. Pehrson. First year bloomed, before 1980. This baby ribbon medium pink, semi-double lactiflora has light yellow stamens, pollen and seeds. Medium tall, 34-36" with good stem strength, medium green foliage. Reliable, blooming from mid season to mid-late. Bulletin #282. June, 1992.

Sweet Melody (Hollingsworth 1992) M/ML. Semi-double; beautifully formed bowl, rich baby ribbon pink petals are smaller inward; creamy, pale yellow stamens are interspersed at the center.  Mild fragrance.  Medium-tall bush.  A fine addition to the short list of medium pink semi-doubles.  Seeds, pollen scarce.  Honorable Mention new variety, 1992 National Exhibition.

(+7) Très particulière. Ici à la pivoinerie, une même tige porte 3 boutons de fleurs, semblable à une petite grappe. Chacun de ces 3 boutons porte une fleur différente de par sa forme et sa couleur. Toutes sont semi-doubles et dans les teintes variant du blanc au rose très doux. Plant de 95 cm. Floraison en fin de mi-saison. Faible parfum. Bonne tenue des tiges mais un support améliorerait la présentation.

(+7) An original ! Each stem of this peony bears three different flowers. Three different models on the same stem. Look closely at the pictures. All are of a semi-double form with varying intensities of white and soft rose. Plant of 95 cm. Blooms at the beginning of mid-season. Light perfume. Stems are strong but will bend with the weight of the three flowers. Support will improve the presentation. Splendid and good for romantic garden!

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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