Paeonia 'Mrs. Sarson'

type: [tree peony] – [species cultivar] - [delavayi-cultivar]

found 2007

on the website of Binny Plants, www.binnyplants.co.uk

Differs from P.delavayi by its dark burgandy flowers and slightly glaucus finely cut foliage with a touch of red. For rich moist soil in sun and shelter.

The story behind Mrs Sarson is as follows:

There is a large garden in Norfolk, England owned by Maurice Mason and the Paeonia was given to him by an unknown lady called Mrs Sarson.  It is a seed strain with a more gaucus foliage and a good dark red/maroon flower.  It is variable as to be expected from a seed strain.   Whether it deserves to be allocated a special name is debatable and may be more of local interest rather than an important variation.

Billy Carruthers
Binny Plants, June 2007

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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