Chinese Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Felix Crousse') in the Peonies Database

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Originator/Registrant: Felix Crousse
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1881
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Late Midseason (week 5)
Flower Form: Full Double
Flower Color: Red
Flower color description: Brilliant crimson of even tone and silky luster. Its very clear crimson color makes no pretensions to scarlet.
Needs support: Yes

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: 32 inches (80 cm)
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Pollinators: Various insects


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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 9, 2018 10:15 AM

"Paeonia 'Felix Crousse', (3-DB-R) lactiflora cultivar Peony, (Crousse, 1881), USDA Hardiness Zone 3, Medium height, double, bomb form, raspberry red petals, weak stems, dependable, needs support, midseason bloomer, Michigan Bloom Month 5-6.

Still popular after 137 years. Bred by Félix Crousse (1840-1925) Nancy, France who has close to 100 peonies registered with APS. He acquired Comte de Cussy's peony collection from Calot in 1872. "

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