Time Traveler

Blush to creamy coloured single flowers, fading to white. Clearly, the beauty for this rarely offered hybrid lies in its simplicity. Flowers are relatively small (5-6 cm or 2”), cupped and looking up – this will be a contribution of P. mloko in the ancestry, as P. emodi barely dares to look at you. The stamens consist of pale filaments and golden yellow anthers. A red base and red tipped carpels add to a nice contrast.
The pedigree is fairly unique, and many fine qualities have been passed on to ‘Time Traveler’. From emerging to very close to flowering, the foliage is extremely dark coloured. Purple bronze at first, until the stems really start stretching and the green slowly drives out the dark from the inside out. Leaves are narrow, and deeply cut and reveals a characteristic of Mum (P. emodi). A planting location in semi-shadow is recommendable, because the foliage can decline early in certain years. Bushes are nicely covered with foliage and reach a fair height, though stays lower than is average for peonies. Quite easily produces many stems and flowers.
The name ‘Time Traveler’ is given by Peter Waltz, and refers to the long period of time that these seedlings of Prof. Saunders remained in anonymity, before they were finally registered almost 60 years later (2005). First bloom dates back as far as in 1946!


€ 32,50

Colour: White
Flower type: Single
Sidebuds: None
Fragrance: None
Flowering time: Very early
Plant Height: 65 cm
Mechanical support: Not necessary
Use: Landscape
Origin: USA
Hybridizer: Saunders
Registered by: Waltz
Year of Registration: 2005
APS Gold Medal:
Seed parent: P. emodi
Pollen parent: P. mlokosewitschii
Extra information: Strain: Saunders seedling nrs. 12185-12189
Fertility: Pollen
Ploidy: Diploid