Paeonia 'Obsidian'

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

(APS Bull.#323, Sep. 2002): Obsidian (Rieck, Irmatraud and Gottlob, Germany, March 7, 2002) Parentage – unknown lactiflora. First bloomed in 1992. Very dark red, RHS-CC 187A. Satmen, pollen, seeds. Three buds per stem, fragrant, hight 1.2m. Increases slowly, shining reddish foliage until bloom time. Obsidian has the darkest red of a lactiflora hybrid we have ever seen. According to the color charts of Royal Horticulture Society, Code No. 187A stems and carpels of the same red underline the beauty of the flower. Obsidian name resembles to black volcanic glass. (photo on back cover of Bulletin #323)

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