Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: William H. Krekler
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1978
Cultivar Group (Type): Herbaceous Hybrid
Season of bloom: Early (week 2)
Flower Form: Semi-Double
Flower Color: Pink

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 2-3'
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Crowns
Parentage: Krekler Seedling # K 759

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Common names
  • Peony
  • Garden Peony

Comments:
  • Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Mar 18, 2018 8:27 AM concerning plant:
    Hybrid Peony 'Abalone Pearl' (Krekler 1978). Early flesh single or semi-double, cupped flowers 5-6 inches wide that are coral-pink with a pearl tint. Golden-yellow stamens. Slightly fragrant. William H. Krekler (1900-2002) from Somerville, Ohio (population ~300, located about 50 miles north of Cincinnati). A hybridizer who registered more than 400 cultivars from his breeding program, most of which were released in the 1960s and 70s. In 1977, he sold his peony breeding farm to Charles Klehm and Son Nursery. Also, at that time, a number of seedlings were purchased by other breeders.

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