Chinese Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Kansas') in the Peonies Database

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Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Bigger
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1940
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Early (week 2)
Flower Form: Full Double
Flower Color: Red
Flower color description: Bright clear red, containing almost no blue. Fades very little, if any.
Flower size: Large
Needs support: No
Awards: Gold Medal: 1957

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 30 inches
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Pollinators: Various insects


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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 14, 2018 4:12 PM

"Paeonia 'Kansas', (2-DB-R) lactiflora cultivar Peony, (Bigger, 1940), USDA Hardiness Zone 4, Medium height, double, watermellon red petals, large flower, a few hidden stamens, fragrant, strong stems, good cut, early bloomer, Michigan Bloom Month 5-6.

Listed as red, but looks like dark pink to me. Sometimes described as watermelon red. APS Gold Medal Award in 1957."

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