Paeonia 'Ann Marie'

type: [tree peony] – [lutea hybrid]

ANN MARIE - (William J. Seidl, Manitowoc, Wisconsin), Dec. 23,1984. Seedling # Al-13, single lutea hybrid tree peony. Parentage: Reaths A197 x Daphnis numbered seedling, light yellow. First bloomed 1983 (six blossoms). Lavender, darker flares, selected for its smooth orchid-lavender coloring; a breakthrough derived from two light yellow parents. Darker burgundy flares; anthers are light yellow without pollen, light filaments shade to purple base; carpels and stigma are green, 10-12 petals. Foliage and fragrance are typical lutea hybrid. About 30 inches tall in this climate. Terminal buds bloom, one per stem. Dieback has occurred at -15° F without protection, followed by sparse bloom and strong basal growth. Has set some viable seeds by Chinese Dragon and CD seedling. Named in memory of my mother.

Attention! The spelling is in the Registration files 'Ann', and in the breeder compilation 'Anne', the spelling 'Anna' is incorrect

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Anna Marie Seidil 1984 EM 4 ' Fr Single
Lovely large soft lavender to orchid with dark burgandy flairs on a sturdy and rapid growing plant. Truly a monument to Mr. Seidl for his tremendous effort, in hybridizing one of the most vigorous Tree Peonies we have grown. Blooms freely and sets seed occasionally.


Flower type: Tree Peony—Single

Plant zone(s): 4-8

Bloom time: Mid

Hybridizer: Bill Seidl

Stunning orchid-lavender single form flower. Each petal has a deep raspberry flare at its base that accents a small tuft of golden stamen. Very elegant flower. Named in honor of Bill Seidl's mother.

Southern Charm:

Anna Marie. Seidl. 1984. Advanced generation lutea hybrid. Single, light lavender with burgundy flares, exceptional in all ways. Burgundy stamens with waxy yellow anthers, lavender sheath and stigmas. Beautiful and easily grown plant. Old plants may cover a 5' or more area. Plants will become tall (4' in Wisconsin) over time and should be protected from wind as stems tend to break. We've had plants broken to the ground in wind storms during the spring and fall, but the plants regrow quickly and are productive bloomers the following year. Durable and beautiful. Makes an excellent foundation shrub. Sparse seed, no pollen. Has produced seed with suffruticosas and some very interesting results have been produced. (Reath A-197 x D223)

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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