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Maryville, MO 64468

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Carr East № 2
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Carr East No. 2
Originator: (Hollingsworth)
Group: Lactiflora
Bloom period: Late Midseason
Bloom week: 5
Flower form: Anemone
Height: Medium
USDA Zone: 2 to 8
Item number: 0023


Anemone form, medium large flower opens blush pink, fading to near white with age. Displays as a bomb double on well-established, mature plants. Outer petals are rounded and of a darker blush color. Petals of the center ball are long and narrower and pale blush, at the base is a hint of buttercream that glimmers with a hint of gold in the sunlight. New shoots emerging from the soil are at first a deep bronze. Good plant habit, vigorous and fast to increase. Produces a generous, medium height bush with several stems that spread wide when in bloom. Mechanical support is needed for best results. Old Farmstead Selection; A variety of understated beauty which will grace your garden for generations to come.

Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Old Farmstead™ Selection; Our Own Peonies; novelty variety; general garden and landscape use; hybridizing; deer resistant.

Basic Growing Requirements
Full Sun. Water as needed, sensitive to overwatering and waterlog conditions. Soil pH 6.5-7. Fertile, well-draining soil.

Disclosure: The image(s) above shows the actual cultivar named and described on this page. The pictures are a fair and accurate depiction of the flowers as they are, in vivo, and are not staged or altered otherwise. The descriptions are based on our experience with plants that are grown by us here in NW Missouri. All images and information presented are subject to US Copyright ©, cultivar names may be subject to US Registered Trademark ®, and/or subject to specific breeder rights such as US Plant Patent and/or USDA Plant Variety Protection as well as specific State of Missouri crop protection laws, and all rights thereto are reserved. Please note plant size, color, and health is due to a variety of environmental factors so results cannot be guaranteed and additionally that different web browsers may display colors slightly differently. These varieties may not be propagated commercially or exported without specific license and may be subject to export/import regulations. For inquiry send a written letter to Hollingsworth Peonies,  P.O. Box 233, Maryville, MO 64468.

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Old Farmstead™ is a selection of historical lactiflora cultivars. These are plants known to have survived for generations in a family or collected at old home sites or having other evidence of excellent durability. We have them from Kansas, Missouri, Ohio and Virginia. All of these will occasionally have useable stigmas and carpels for seeding, no pollen.

Carr East № 2 had been growing at Don Hollingsworth's home since before the memory of people who lived there from about 1920. It is also the seed parent of Don Hollingsworth's first Itoh Hybrid peonies, 'Garden Treasure' and 'Border Charm'.

The name Carr East № 2 is derived from the geographic location where the plants were grown on the "Carr" Family farm which is currently Don Hollingsworth's farm, located just south east of Maryville, Missouri. It grew in the "East" flower bed and was planted in the second position ("№ 2") of such said bed.  

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