Lovebirds

Lovebirds

SKU: 14-117

(Goldsmith/Smetana, 1994)

 

An absolute favourite of mine! The name is said to be derived from the intertwined carpels. This is a cultivar introduced into commerce by Dom Smentana of A&D nursery in Washington state. It apparently originated in the Goldsmith collection of peonies that Don took over many years ago which included a large collection of plants directly from the daughter of Professor Saunders. It certainly looks like a Saunders hybrid but its parentage is unknown. Exquisite flowers of the palest pink. The petals are perfectly formed and of good substance. Side buds, often rare in hybrid peonies, help ensure the plant is in bloom for a longer period of time. 

 

Height: 60-90 cm

Fragrance: Faint

Sidebuds: 1-2 per stem

Staking Required: No

Bloom Week: 4

 

  • Our Guarantee

    Our promise is to provide you with healthily grown root divisions, with 3-5 eyes, and true to name. We take great care in packaging your roots so they arrive in perfect planting condition. If for any reason, during shipping, your package is not to your satisfaction, please send a photo within 48 hours, and we will either replace your order or refund you. 

    Since planting conditions, and other variables are outside of our control, we cannot guarentee roots once they have been planted. 

  • A Note on Observations

    Observations of height, side buds, and staking are from Hudson, Quebec (zone 5a) grown in full sun, in a clay based soil. In different environments plants will perform slightly different. Instead of 1 to 2 side buds per stem, you may have none. If growing in slightly shadier environment, your peony may require staking. The observations are meant as a general guide, in how your peony should perform in optimal planting. In the case of fragrance, these are observations based on personal sniff tests in the field, we must bear in mind our olfactory senses are all different. 

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