Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Samuel E. Wissing
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1964
Cultivar Group (Type): Herbaceous Hybrid
Season of bloom: Early (week 2)
Flower Form: Semi-Double
Flower Color: Coral
Flower color description: Huge bowl shaped flower, coral, golden center of stamens. 36" stems.
Needs support: No
Awards: Gold Medal: 1986

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 36-40 inches
Plant Spread: 30-36 inches
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Coral
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: APS Gold Medal '86
Parentage: Paeonia lactiflora x Otto Froebel
Child plants: one child plant

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Common names
  • Garden Peony
  • Peony

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Location: Zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2010-05-27
5-27-10 zone 4 Wisconsin
Location: Zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2011-06-07
6-7-11 zone 4 Wisconsin
Location: Dutch Girl Peonies, Beasley, British Columbia
Date: 2017-06-17
- About to open up to display its perfect beauty.
Uploaded by NMay
Uploaded by ARUBA1334
Location: Central Indiana
Date: 2020-05-22
Location: Caribou Maine
Date: July 2018
Location: Tamberg garden, Berlin, Germany
Date: 2022-05-29
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2024-05-18
Peony 'Coral Charm' 24W20 10yo xPeony N3 (Wissing, 1964) (2-SD-PK

Date: 2018-05-30
Location: southeast Ohio
Date: 2016-04-30
Location: My Garden, Wickford, Essex, UK. 
Date: 2023-06-06
Uploaded by RobinD
Location: Tamberg garden, Berlin, Germany
Date: 2022-05-28
Location: Carrie's garden, Trail, Oregon
Date: 2020-05-27
Love this one!
Location: The Park
Date: 2014-0524
Location: My Garden, Essex, UK. 
Date: 2024-05-18
Location: Caribou Maine
Date: July 2018
Location: -Tasmania 2014
Location: Plant nursery in Northwest Arkansas
Date: 2015-04-17
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2019-05-21
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2021-04-08
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2024-05-18
Peony 'Coral Charm' 24W20 10yo xPeony N3 (Wissing, 1964) (2-SD-PK
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2024-05-20
First year bloom
Uploaded by soilsandup
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date: 2016-05-20
Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NY
Date: May 23, 2015
Full sun.
Location: Twisp
Date: 2016-05-17
Location: Central Indiana
Date: 2024-05-03
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015 05-18
Location: The Park
Date: 2013-0605
Location: The Park
Date: 2013-05-24
Location: Work area
Date: 2012-1004
Gift from a trader.
Location: Wisconsin
Date: 2012-03-27
Zone 4 Wisconsin
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-26
"Paeonia 'Coral Charm', 2017, (2-SD-PK) Hybrid [Peony], pay-OHN-e
Location: My Garden, Essex, UK. 
Date: 2024-05-22
Location: Fairfax, VA | April, 2023
Date: 2023-04-25
Location: The Park
Date: 2014-0524

Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Wisconsin
Date: 2010-05-25
Zone 4 Wisconsin
Location: At Napa Iris Gardens
Date: 2016-04-16
Location: The Park - full sun garden
Date: 2015-04-09
Uploaded by boojum
Location: Adelman's Peony Garden, Salem, OR
Date: 2017-05-22
flower show
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date: 5-30-2015
Location: The Park
Date: 2013-05-24

Courtesy Peony Paradise used with permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2018-05-31
"Paeonia 'Coral Charm', 2018 photo, (2-SD-PK) Hybrid Peony, (Wiss
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2018-05-31
"Paeonia 'Coral Charm', 2018 photo, (2-SD-PK) Hybrid Peony, (Wiss
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-26
"Paeonia 'Coral Charm', 2017, (2-SD-PK) Hybrid [Peony], pay-OHN-e
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-26
"Paeonia 'Coral Charm', 2017, (2-SD-PK) Hybrid [Peony], pay-OHN-e

Date: 2021-04-06
Location: Meise botanical garden
Date: 2022-05-17

Date: 2015-05-14
Location: Meise botanical garden
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2019-05-21
Location: The Park
Date: 2013-0523
Location: The Park
Date: 2014-05-24
Complete with requisite ants on the bud!
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2021-04-07

Date: 2007-01-29
Courtesy Peony Paradise
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2009-06-06
6-6-09 zone 4 Wisconsin
Uploaded by CarolineScott

Photo courtesy of Nate Bremer of Solaris Farms
Location: The Park
Date: 2013-05-24
Location: The Park
Date: 2014-06-15
Location: The Park
Date: 2014-05-24
Location: The Park
Date: 2014-10-01
Closeup of leaves.
Location: My garden
Date: 2012-04-22
Zone 4 Wisconsin
Location: Zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2011-06-06
6-6-11 zone 4 Wisconsin

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2018-05-31
"Paeonia 'Coral Charm', 2018 photo, (2-SD-PK) Hybrid Peony, (Wiss
Location: My garden
Date: 2012-04-22
Zone 4 Wisconsin
Uploaded by sgardener

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy
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Comments:
  • Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Oct 11, 2011 2:37 AM concerning plant:
    This plant is very tall in my zone 4 garden at 48" plus. The semi-double flowers are a gorgeous coral color when they open, but fade quickly to a pale coral. Still very pretty however. This is one peony that does not smell good at all. It actually has a very unpleasant smell when used as a cut flower, especially as it fades.
  • Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 8, 2018 10:39 AM concerning plant:
    "Paeonia 'Coral Charm', (2-SD-PK) Hybrid Peony, (Wissing, 1964), USDA Hardiness Zone 2, Medium height, semi-double, antique rose shape (bowl), coral petals, golden center, Michigan Bloom Month 5c.

    A cross of P. lactiflora x P. peregrina 'Otto Fröbel' bred by Samuel E. Wissing, Lombard, Illinois. Registered with APS by Klehm Nursery. APS Gold Metal 1986. One of the few patented peonies (PP04247, 1978)"
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