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Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Discovered by Luc Klinkhamer in South Korea in 1987
Year of Registration or Introduction: Not APS registered
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Flower Form: Full Double
Flower Color: White
Flower color description: " Small and frilly vanilla-cream petals are sandwiched between larger-petaled layers of strawberry and raspberry ice, that finally reveal a pale-yellow center."
Flower size: Large

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
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Inflorescence Height: 26 inches
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Pollinators: Various insects


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Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Jun 7, 2015 8:42 AM

Per Warmerdam Paeonia

Discovered by the Dutch perennial specialist Luc Klinkhamer during a trip to South-Korea in 1987 at an orchard.

Likely sold as and synonymous with Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Eden's Perfume') per Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia.

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 17, 2018 2:45 PM

"Paeonia 'Sorbet', (3-DB-PK) lactiflora cultivar Peony, (Klinkhamer, 1987), USDA Hardiness Zone 2, Medium height, double bomb, pink guard petals, pink and cream petaloids, few side-buds, fragrant, midseason bloomer , Michigan Bloom Month 6a.

Discovered by Dutchman Luc Klinkhamer during a trip to South Korea in 1987 at an orchard near the North Korean border. The flowers have several levels of color and resembles a Sorbet. No buds in 2015. Planted in 2014."

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Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On March 18, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
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Planted with Sago palm.
dragonfetti On October 22, 2014 Obtained plant
Received bare root from Michigan Bulb Company.
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