Vernon E. Howell

Vernon E. Howell

Vernon E. Howell

Species japonica
Variety Vernon E. Howell
Bloom Type semidouble to full peony
Bloom Color red flower
Bloom Size large
Bloom Season early to late
Growth Habit upright and dense growth
Growth Rate vigorous
Originator/Registered By/Propagator Vernon E. Howell; propagated by Vernon E. Howell Nursery of Lucedale, Mississippi, USA
Year Originated first bloomed 1997
Place of Origination Lucedale, Mississippi, USA
Seed Parent chance seedling
Link http://camellia.unipv.it/camelliadb2/dbwin.php?pippo=21167
ACS Registration Number 2599
Age/First Bloom/Introduced This 9-year old C. japonica chance seedling first bloomed in 1997.
General Bloom The red, semidouble to full peony flower has yellow anthers and yellow filaments, and 63 petals. It measures 4 3/4 x 3 inches untreated and 5 1/2 x 4 inches treated. Blooms have heavy petal texture, are long lasting with consistent form. Suitable for exhibition purposes.
Plant & Leaves The plant is upright and dense with vigorous growth rate. Flowers fall in one piece. Plant is suitable for landscape. Dark green leaves are 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.