Sea of Tranquility, tree peony
SEA OF TRANQUILITY (William Gratwick), registered by Lee Gratwick, Pavilion, NY, June 26, 1996. Seedling # - Chugai seedling. Parentage unknown. First bloomed 1960. This Moutan is a pure white, semi-double tree peony. It has stamens, pollen and seeds, most reliable, good substance, with one bud per stem. 10-15 blooms a plant, vigorous, with green foliage. Grows to 4-5 feet and blooms in late May. The flower is so pure and elegant that it seems to exist only in the fantasy world. The three rows of petals are arranged in perfect order which seems as the white waves are immersed from the center to the outer space. Photo on file.
Additional information on this site designates this as an ‘American suffruticosa’.
My notes: The specimen of this cultivar in the MBGNA Peony Garden blooms very early, just a little later than Hephestos, and about the same time as Guardian of the Monastery.
Sea of Tranquility (tree peony), bloom detail
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