‘PP-1’ (PP27536) ornamental perennial Arachis was approved for release by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in 2012. We established ‘PP-1’ in a test at Tifton, GA, with five perennial peanut cultivars, Ecoturf and Arblick, Florigraze, and Arbrook from the University of Florida. Genotypes were evaluated for flower number, plant color, plant height, turf quality, percent groundcover, canopy density, pepper spot and leaf scorch [both caused by Leptosphaerulina crassiasca (Sechet) C.R. Jackson and D.K. Bell], leaf length, leaf width, leaf area, spring green-up, freeze damage, and Peanut stunt virus. ‘PP-1’ reaches a height of about 20 cm; produces dense, dark-green leaves; and produces an abundance of flowers. Wing petals are Yellow-Orange Group 14D, and standard petals transition from Orange Group 24C in the center to Yellow-Orange Group 14 toward the margins. Data for each variable were analyzed statistically by analyses of variance. Least significance differences at P ≤ 0.05 were used for mean separation.
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