Paeonia 'Dearest'

type: [herbaceous peony] – [herbaceous hybrid]

DEAREST (E. L. Roy Pehrson/Don Hollingsworth), Jan. 17, 1992. Seedling number Hollingsworth 1423, single hybrid. Parentage, Hybrid Dawn Glow x unknown. First bloomed before 1980. Early Pastel Hybrid, single very early to early, patterned with cream white petals edged and veined cool sharp pink, lighter at center, medium tall, broad bush, large leaflets, unique colored flower. Fertile both ways, presumed tetraploid. This seedling #1423 grown from seed produced by E. L. Roy Pehrson. Seed parent Dawn Glow (Bulletin #257), pollen parent not known. Very strong stems, 30-34 inches in height. Bulletin #281.

Dearest (Pehrson/Hollingsworth 1992) E.  Single; greenish white petals exquisitely edged and veined a cool, sharp pink; stigmas and filaments pink; a unique and charming color presentation.  Well proportioned, medium tall bush; large leaflets are dark green.  From open pollinated seed of Dawn Glow, fertile, pollen and seeds, presumed tetraploid

Blooming Period: Week 3

Fragrance: Faint

Side Buds: No

Comments: Pretty delicate flowers sit atop robust foliage giving this plant an architectural appeal even when not in flower. The flowers are palest pink with marked deeper pink veining.

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