Paeonia 'Elizabeth Blair Hirsch'

type: [tree peony] – [suffruticosa group] – [Suffruticosa without specification]

REGISTRATION in APS Bulletin No. 318 June 2001:

ELIZABETH BLAIR HIRSCH (Max Reeher ROMARU GARDENS) Seedling number Lavrel Hill Garnet Dragon. Single suffruticosa, parent unknown. First time I saw it bloom 1989. Deep garnet red. One bud per stem, reliable. Has pollen, seeds, stamens. Flat form excellent substance, profus amount of bloom. Stems very large, excellent stem strength X. Early to mid season bloom. Vigorous, red stems, deep emerald green, with very red overtones.

Registered and all information by Rick Rogers, Brothers Herbs and Peonies, P.O. box 1370, Sherwood, Oregon 97140.

This plant was in a seedling patch of unknown Japanese Tree Peony seed collected by Mr. Max Reeher in the 1930's. No records were kept. There are many good plants that are in this group and I have more of them to introduce.

A real stand out in the garden. X globe of dark green foliage with very different long dark red glossy petals, longer than they are wide, that lay out very flat, like an outstretched hand.

Named in memory of...

Mrs. Elizabeth Hirsch, the late mother of Bob Conklin, who is the President of Timer Press. She was a Portland socialite, who was involved with countless philanthropic projects.

One of the many things that she was responsible for here in Portland was the placement of the red light on the nose of our very famous White Stag landmark, which is a 50' tall logo of a deer located on the side of the old White Stag building as you come across Portland's main bridge from east to west. White Stag was bought out by and now called Columbia Sports Wear.

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database