Rosedale peony (Bed 23)
Bed 23 Rosedale (2cd)
From Burkhardt: http://www.paeon.de/aaa/04126.html
1) (Auten, 1936) - Semi-Double - Red - Early - Hybrid. Dwarf, about 19" in height. Bloom with strong resemblance to a rose, about 4" in diameter. Stiff stems. Color fine. Clear medium dark red. Officinalis x albiflora
2) Although fully double, Rosedale is a much smaller flower, and is beautiful in a vase - the effect being thai of a bouquet of dark red roses. Wonderful in the border, and for picking, Red Double, Early,
My notes: Perhaps one should wait to observe blooms on a mature plant before weighing in on the question of semi-double versus double for this cultivar. I would say that the limited evidence of the two blooms I photographed in 2017 suggests semi-double.
One striking feature of the blooms is the streaking or speckling on the petals. I hope that's natural, and not a sign of disease.
Herbaceous peony beds
Peony Garden, Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor
Taken May 17, 2017
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From Peony Garden Bed 23