Tree Peony (Paeonia 'Souvenir du Professor Maxime Cornu') in the Peonies Database

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Give a thumbs up Lutea Hybrid Tree Peony

Also sold as:
Souvenir de Maxime Cornu

Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Louis Henry
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1907
Cultivar Group (Type): Lutea Hybrid Tree Peony
Season of bloom: Late (week 6)
Flower Form: Full Double
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower color description: Brilliant yellow, heavily shaded orange-salmon.
Flower size: 6-7 inches

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy

 1:27 pm. Shows the transitioning into the pink side of its natur

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Posted by lauribob (N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on May 20, 2016 12:11 PM

While the blossoms on this variety are enormous and stunning, they are so heavy that they are pulled down into the foliage facing the ground. Not a particularly good garden look, in my opinion. They do make lovely cut flowers.

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 15, 2018 7:56 AM

"Paeonia suffruticosa 'Souvenir de Maxime Cornu', (4-DB-Y) Lutea hybrid Tree Peony KIN-KAKU , (Louis Henry, 1907), USDA Hardiness Zone 4, Medium height, full double, apricot, edged in dark pink, large 6-7 inch flowers, downward facing flowers, fragrant, late bloomer, Michigan Bloom Month 5.

Deeply lobed mid-green leaves. Cross of P.lutea x 'Ville de Saint-Denis'. AKA 'Jinkaku' ('Golden Temple of Nara') and 'Kinkaku' (Golden Pagoda). Planted in 2014, did not do well early 2015. No buds 2015. First bloom in 2017. Would do well planted on top of a wall, so the flowers could cascade over and be viewable."

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