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Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Roger F. Anderson
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999
Cultivar Group (Type): Intersectional (Itoh) Hybrid
Season of bloom: Midseason (week 4)
Flower Form: Semi-Double
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower color description: Fuchsia with dark purple and white streaked-running petals.
Flower size: very large
Needs support: No

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 26 to 28 inches (66-71 cm)
Plant Spread: 36 inches
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Parentage: Martha Washington x Golden Era


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Date: 2015-05-02
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Photo Courtesy of Nate Bremer at Solaris Farms. Used with Permiss
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Date: 2008-02-05Courtesy Peony Paradise
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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 23, 2018 2:42 PM

"Paeonia 'Morning Lilac', (2-SD-PK) Itoh Hybrid Peony, (Anderson, R.F., 1999), USDA Hardiness Zone 4, Short height, single to semi-double, Lavender Pink petals, random white streaks in petals, dark flared center, yellow stamens, red-tipped carpels, early bloomer , Michigan Bloom Month 5-6.

An intersectional hybrid: Pollen parent, Golden Era. Seed parent, Martha W. seedling. Dark green foliage. No blooms in the first and second year."

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