Lady Gay

Another rarity in our collection! ‘Lady Gay’ is one of the earliest flowering of the Quads from Prof. A.P. Saunders. These Quads are quadruple hybrids and were acquired by crossing a mloko-macro hybrid with an officinalis and crossing this result with a lactiflora cultivar.
De single flowers are relatively large and high-built, retaining the very attractive cupped shape long time. Thanks to the large variation in her genes, the flowers have received a very special kind of salmon pink colour, clearly veined and with dark pink flames at the base of the petals. A cluster of bright yellow centered by red tipped carpels completes the fascinating blooms.
The foliage and stems do not betray anything from their wide variety of ancestors. In the earliest stages the shoots are softly haired and eventually the reddish stems develop widely spread leaves with a blueish green appearance. The blooms tower high above the canopy, the upper half of the stems hardly carries leaves and this actually provides the whole picture with nice balance. This is partly the reason that the structure of the bush looks quite open, and support is not needed because she doesn’t grow that tall and the stems manage by themselves just fine. ‘Lady Gay’ is a much sought after collector’s peony.


€ 75,00

Colour: Lavender / Salmon
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: Saunders
Year of Registration: 1950
APS Gold Medal:
Seed parent: P. lactiflora cultivar
Pollen parent: P. officinalis x (P. mlokosewitschii x P. macrophylla))
Extra information: Saunders seedling# 16292. Quadruple hybrid. No fertility noted.
Fertility: Unknown
Ploidy: Unknown