Paeonia 'Elizabeth Foster'

type: [herbaceous peony] – [herbaceous hybrid]


lac #3500


lobata (Perry)


10050 'Elizabeth Foster '

2, 6, 7

ELIZABETH FOSTER (Saunders, 1941) - Single - Pink - Hybrid. Single deep bright rose pink. Large and brilliant. A lovely plant. Albiflora x lobata. Saunders 1955 catalog. Lists in Bulletin 91 and 129.

Elizabeth Foster (1941) Deep bright color, large and brilliant flowers. . [Albiflora x lobata - the great race of „lobata hybrids“ This group contains many beautiful pink and red tones so long desired in the Chinese peonies; salmon, coral, rose and deep cherry pinks, to clear bright crimsons, with no hint of purple and never a bad color in all the hundreds that have bloomed. I think this is the most brilliant and e effective strain of herbaceous hybrids yet produced. . Their season is generally M. They set hardly any seed, but their F2's may be interesting. About a dozen reds, and almost thirty pinks have been introduced, many of them so similar to one another that I have now tried to sort them roughly into color groups. The pinks especially, fade off as the flower ages , into pale peach shades, so that a mature plant will have flowers of many differing tones, but all harmonious [..] are single except when otherwise noted. Shades of rose

Elizabeth Foster (Saunders 1941) EM.  Single; brilliant medium pink, strongly cupped petals around contrasting pale stamens, flowers produced easily and in abundance.  Very erect; medium height, excellent grower, many stems, quickly develops a broad clump, makes a fine presentation in flower. No fertility noted. 

Bloom Period: Week 4

Fragrance: No

Side Buds: No

Comments: The very bright pink flowers of this peony are typical of the peonies bred by Professor Saunders when he crossed the more well known P. lactiflora peonies with P. peregrina. The resulting group of peonies is often referred to as the Lobata hybrids.

No peony collection should be without at least one Lobata hybrid

© 2007 La Pivonière D'Aoust

(Saunders 1941) EM, Single; brilliant, medium pink, cupped petals open and close with temperature changes, like a tulip. Contrasting yellow stamens contribute to the brilliance. A taller Lobata of Perry pink, excellent grower, very erect, makes a fine presentation in flower.

Svetlana Poperechnaya 2006:

Elizabeth Babb on webshots 2005:

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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