Pietertje Vriend Wagenaar – a Speckled Pink Peony
This peony is among the few varieties I see with a ‘speckled’ overlay of additional color on its petals.
The seedling was discovered in the Friends peony field near the peonies Kansas and Sarah Bernhardt. Mr. Friend notes the plant is identical to Kansas with heavy stems.
The red buds open to flowers with a similar pink hue to that of Sarah Bernhardt blossoms. The uniqueness is in the ‘speckles’ that overlay each petal on these double peonies.
I love the traits of this peony plant – attractive deep green foliage, stout stems and magnificent flowers. I have always admired the peony Kansas for its growth habitat and what I see as a perfect flower form. I find Pietertje Vriend Wagenaar to be an outstanding peony for any garden.