(Wissing 1965) Semi-double, triploid. Lactiflora
white semi-double x Officinalis Otto Froebel. Bulletin #178
- Samuel Wissing - Registered by Charles Klehm and Son Nursery,
January 2, 1981. Parentage: Minnie Shaylor x
Otto Froebel; first bloomed about 1965; seedling number
unknown. Double hybrid, deep coral,
flat form, reliable, stamens, pollen, no seeds, fragrant. Good
substance. Good stem strength with excellent foliage, 34 inches,
early, vigorous. Appears to be a sister seedling of Coral Charm.
Mr. Wissing worked over 26 years to achieve these beautiful and
unique coral hybrids. One bud per stem. Plant patent applied for.
SUNSET Code: 5PEOCOS
time: Early, Hybrid
Samuel Wissing-Roy G. Klehm
coral blossoms with overtones of rose and accented by full, deep
yellow stamen centers. Outstanding plant habit. Roy's favorite
coral. Slightly fragrant.
CORAL SUNSET Another
very populär coral. Intensc apricot-coral double blooms with
some rose on the petals, fades to a soft lemon before the petals
ultimately drop. Vigorous strong growing plants. Excellent picker.
C.Double, Early, 120cm.
Wissing / Klehm (USA), 1965
Paeonia lactiflora Minnie Shaylor x P.
peregrina Otto Froebel
semi-dubbele bloemen. Verkleuring naarmate de bloei vordert is
gelijk aan die van Coral Charm en typisch voor de kruisingen van
Samuel Wissing. Coral Sunset heeft de hoogste dosis
oranje van alle Corals. De naam is dan ook uitstekend gekozen
de kleur is zeer gelijkend op de mooist denkbare zonsondergang.
Tevens kent zij de laagste habitat van deze groep hybriden en
ruikt ze het lekkerst. Stevige stelen en een zeer gewillige
groeier. Deze zeer exclusieve pioenroos is in 2003 terecht
bekroond met de APS Gold Medal.
Wissing / Klehm (USA), 1965
Paeonia lactiflora Minnie Shaylor x P. peregrina Otto
Enormous coral colored semi-double flowers.
Color changes when the flowers mature are equal to 'Coral Charm'
and typical for the famous crosses of Samuel Wissing. 'Coral
Sunset' displays the deepest coral color of all Corals, and is
therefore very highly regarded. The name given to this variety
suits it very well - the color resembles the most gorgeous sunset
imaginable... 'Coral Sunset' has the lowest planthabit of this
group of hybrids and also has the nicest fragrance. Sturdy stems
and very vigorous. This exclusive peony was awarded with a very
well-deserved APS Gold Medal in 2003.
(M)(Wissing) Intensely coral semi-double with a rosy infusion that
adds a sunset glow to the coral; large, dramatic blooms on a plant
that reaches 32 inches and, like all of the corals, is a superb
grower and bloomer; limited, SOLD OUT
Sunset (Wissing 1965) Early midseason. Best Landscaper
Semi-double, opens a deep orangey-coral petal color, similar to
that of Coral Charm, but more intense, has long broad
petals, making a voluptuous flower. The petal color soon passes to
a harmonious, light beige-yellow as the flower matures, especially
in sunlight, flowers will display multiple colors on the same
plant. The medium tall, strong, upright bush stands
well, adapted to all uses. Presumed triploid, no fertility seen
here. Item 2403.
(Wissing-Carl G. Klehm, 1981) Coral, semi-double, early, 32"
tall, hybrid. The petals have ruffled edges that increase the
flower fullness. Fades from coral to ivory. Our most spectacular
coral flower! 2003 APS Gold Medal.
One of the very best herbaceous peonies! Coral Sunset is a jewel
in a garden! Large semi-double flowers with a cup form of a
marvelous abricot-coral-pinky color at the opening The color fades
prettily to become finally of a nice creamy-yellow tone. The same
mature plant bear flowers with many different fading stages from
all abricot-coral to completely creamy-yellow. Marvelous! The
flowers are held upright well above the beautiful foliage . Very
strong stems. No support needed. Tall plant of more than 80 cm.
Blooms at the beginning of mid-season. Number one plant either for
landscape and cut flowers.
Probablement une des plus belles pivoines herbacées ! Coral
Sunset est un véritable bijou de pivoine. Ses grandes
fleurs semi-doubles en forme de coupe sont d'une superbe couleur
corail-abricot à l'ouverture. Elles se fadent joliment avec
le temps en passant par différents dégradés
de couleurs pour devenir à la fin d'une belle couleur
jaune-crème. Le même plant peut donc porter des
fleurs dans tous les dégradés de couleur entre le
corail-abricot du début jusqu'au jaune-crème de la
fin. Les fleurs sont portées bien droites au-dessus du
plant sur des tiges fermes et érigées. Aucun besoin
de support. Plant de bonne taille, de plus de 80 cm. Floraison en
début de mi-saison. Fait une excellente plante pour les
jardins mais aussi pour la fleur coupée.
(Wissing Klehm, U.S.A., 1965) (P. 'Minnie Shaylor' x P. peregrina
'Otto Fröbel') Bloemen abrikooskleurig tot zalmroze,
halfgevuld; hoogte 80 cm; bloemstengels zeer stevig; vertakking
zeer matig. In verband met de bijzondere bloemkleur heeft de
keuringscommissie gemeend een "s" te moeten toekennen,
hetgeen inhoudt~ dat de plant geschikt is voor liefhebbers.
CORAL SUNSET Coral,
Double, Early, 120cm. Intense apricot-coral double blooms which
fade to a soft lemon. Vigorous plants.
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Robert Johnson on yahoo!groups #919
Gang, As peony ordering time comes closer and closer, it seems
that members are
a bit reluctant to name their Favorite
Peonies, as Jim suggested some time
back. If you are like
myself, you probably think a choice would only be
you are one of those who grows 100s of varieties. Not True!
think the original suggestion was a just-for-fun poll. Also, if
like me, probably your favorite peonies change from
year to year; that is
what makes growing them so much fun!
that spirit, here are my favorites from this year. Be aware that
don't grow a million types, and mostly grow herbacious
although I think of these as 'classic'
varieties, they may be hard to find
for sale this year. Check
our 'Bookmarks' for nursery web sites.
Sunset. (Wissing) Hybridised by the same fellow who
Coral Charm. Semi-double coral color that fades to a good
for me. A good grower and moderate increaser. I would
choose this over Coral
Charm. Wissing also originated a number
of other varieties that may not yet
be as popular as they
deserve to be.
Etched Salmon. (Cousins) The most famous cv
originated by Lyman
Cousins. A beautiful creamy pink hybrid
double. Frequently mentioned as a
potential Gold Medal winner.
Doomed to be expensive because its' "up-stem"
structure makes it very difficult and frustrating to get
from in any number. Just barely adventitious. Perhaps
tricks may make this cv more available in the
future. A good grower.
Salmon Dream. (Reath) Another hybrid
pink with flowers from
semi-double to double on the same plant.
The most beautiful peony as far as
plant habit and bush form of
any I grow. Beautiful foliage with leafs to
the ground. A good
grower, adventitious, and quite easy to divide; this cv
difficult to find for sale because of, I assume, high on-site
at the nurseries that grow it. Cut roots back short when
planting this cv to
assure a good symetrical root
I'm sure my
favorites will change as seasons pass and other plants
maturity, but I would certainly recommend these high
quality peonies to
Who's next with their
favorites from this season??????
Robert Johnson on
[peony] Favorites for 2001
As you may know, I grow mostly herbacious hybrids, so my
"favorites" do not include many of the lactis. They, for
some strange reason, do not seem
to do as well in my sand and
frosts and desert climate.
The following were my favorites this
'Raspberry Charm' by S. Wissing.
This is still
perhaps my top favorite. The flowers this year were almost double,
although I primarily like the semi-doubles that this plant can
throw. It is notable for blooming quite a bit ahead of other
full-flowered peonies, lasts forever as a cut flower, has stems
like a tree, and is long lasting on the bush as well. Always
performs well for me, which is not the case for me with all my
other peonies. It is the earliest of the peonies I grow that I
really look forward to. Worth searching out. (Klehm,
'Etched Salmon' by Lyman Cousins
the best of the wonderful Cousins things, and perhaps the most
attractive of ALL hybrid creamy pinks, in my humble opinion. When
will this peony get the Gold Medal? It deserves it. Always
expensive because frustrating crown structure makes for few
Mathews' bought from Saunders by Kreckler.
new for me. It used to show up on many "My Favorite 20
Peonies" lists (see '75years of APS') which is why I tried
it. A very nice 5 row single(semi-double)brilliant red that I just
loved. Perhaps hard to locate,(Caprice?) but really worth growing.
Fairly early among the hybrids.
'Salmon Dream' David
wonderful plant habit, and a standout color-wise wherever we saw
it blooming this season. Relatively new, and hard to locate
because of high demand, but sure to become more common in the
'Coral Sunset' My
'Command Performance' Large, sturdy,
and so far quite reliable among the big double hybrids, not all of
which do well for me here. From Don Hollingsworth.
Bouquet' Unique in form, parentage, and foliage, and quite
early. Good early season interest.
Finally nice for me this year. Unique because of how VERY EARLY
(despite what descriptions say) this is for any double, especially
a white. Blooms with Roselette. Not the greatest foliage later in
the season, however.
'Pink Derby' One lacti that
does well for me here, but paradoxically may not do well for some
others in more conventional growing areas. Appears on many "My
Favorite Peonies" lists. Fairly expensive, apparently because
Robert Johnson on
Sunset. (Wissing) Tallish. Hybridized by the same fellow
originated Coral Charm. Semi-double coral color that fades
to a good yellow
for me. A good grower and moderate increaser.
I would choose this over Coral
Charm. It highly resembles Pink
Hawaiian Coral here.
Etched Salmon. (Cousins)
Tallish. The most famous cv originated by
Lyman Cousins. A
beautiful creamy pink hybrid double. Frequently mentioned
inevitable Gold Medal winner. Doomed to be expensive because
"up-stem" crown structure makes it difficult and
frustrating to get many
divisions from, even from older plants.
Just barely adventitious. Pictures
you see of this variety
always show it in its quite distinctive early
where the inner petals are cupped by the outer guard petals.
does go on to form an open rose shape. Really beautiful.
Dream. (Reath) Shorter. Another hybrid pink with flowers
semi-double to double on the same plant. Flowers sit near the
The most beautiful peony as far as plant habit and
bush form of any I grow.
Particularly beautiful foliage with
leafs to the ground. As Don H. would
say, "A pleasing
presentation in the garden". A very good grower and
increaser. Adventitious here, although registration says
it is not. Quite
easy to divide. Despite its quick growth rate
and easy division, this cv
remains difficult to find for sale
because of, I assume, high on-site demand
and back orders at
the nurseries that grow it. Cut roots back short when
this cv (especially for propagation) to assure a good
root structure. Don is selling it this year. No one
will regret owning this
cv. Again, great for garden and mixed
Pink Derby. (Bigger) Shortish.
Pink. I bought this lacti variety because
it shows up on SO
many of the "My Favorite Garden Peonies" lists of
"Pro" gardeners who grow a zillion different
varieties. This was my first
year to get blooms, but it
certainly was a favorite of mine this year.
Again, high demand
may make this cv very difficult to locate! Supposedly
distinctive in shape, but I do not grow enough lactis to have much
compare it with. Try New Peony Farm.
Charm. (Wissing) Tallish. OK, so this MAY actually be a
peony: I had to use many sources to try and identify
overshadowed by the other coral Wissing things,
and another with that same
frustrating 'Etched Salmon' style of
crown development. Blooms early with
the hybrid singles, but of
much more substance than most at that time of the
a 7-9 row single with a charming open center. A distinct shade
pink, with terrifically strong thick stems. Moderate increase.
the first peony of the season that I REALLY look
forward to seeing, because
of its particularly pleasing flower
form. Again, hard to find perhaps
because of difficulty with
division. Klehm has it this year, and A+D carried
it in the
past. I am propagating it at home. Will I actually have to
one from Klehm to be totally certain of its identity?
de Wilde 2007