Paeonia 'Alberta Kelsey'

type: [herbaceous peony] – [species cultivar] – [lactiflora]

ALBERTA KELSEY (Kelsey, 1937) - Double - Pink - Early Midseason.  Very fragrant.  Light rose pink.  Gold tipped petals inter-spersed among neatly cupped petals.  Medium sized flowers.  Combines beauty and a delightful perfume.  One flower is a bouquet. Bulletin 80.

Originator: Kelsey, 1937

Parentage: P. lactiflora

Flower Form: Double

Staking: Best when staked

Height: 60-90 cm

Bloom Period: Week 6

Fragrance: Good

Side Buds: 1 or 2 per stem

Comments: Flowers fade elegantly to pale pink and show the occasional red streak.

The American peony breeder Ernest Kelsey introduced a number of peonies in the first part of the 20th century. Many of them are hard to find these days which is a shame because I have yet to see a Kelsey introduction that I did not find to be particularly beautiful.

© 2007 La Pivonière D'Aoust

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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