Magical Mystery Tour
Magical Mystery Tour. Smith. 2002. (lactiflora Martha W. x Golden Era) Intersectional double, creamed flushed pink, rose form, stamens, pollen, no seeds. 1-2 buds per stem, reliable, very good substance. Average amount of bloom. Excellent stem strength. 28″ height. Blooms midseason, foliage is disease resistant, excellent vigor. Semi-double to double tree peony flowers on herbaceous stems. Gorgeous, perfectly formed flowers open cream that is heavily flushed and edged in medium amethyst pink. As the flowers age, they become a smooth creamy white with a beautiful bluish lavender pink picotee. Both color phases are stunningly beautiful. Large flowers up to 6-7″ in diameter. Many excellent lateral buds (roughly 2 per stem) that yield nearly perfect double rosettes averaging 5″ across, thus extending the blooming for up to 2½ weeks. Center contains a neat circle of stamens with pink and cream filaments and 3-4 pale green carpels with light pink stigmas enclosed in a cream sheath. Abundant flowers are displayed on strong, upright to slightly arching stems just above and beyond the foliage making this a superb landscape variety. Plant is very hardy with stems entirely from below ground over-wintering buds. Excellent dark green foliage which lasts well into autumn. Mild but pleasant fragrance. Ships late September to mid October.