Garden Peony (Paeonia 'Coral Charm') in the Peonies Database

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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
Parentage: lactiflora x Otto Frobel
Child plants: one child plant

5-27-10 zone 4 Wisconsin

All About Herbaceous PeoniesAll About Herbaceous Peonies
April 13, 2012

For a spectacular flower show in your garden, herbaceous peonies (paeonia) in bloom can’t be beat. They’re a long-lived perennial, they make wonderful cut flowers, and when they’re done blooming the foliage provides a beautiful backdrop to other plants for the rest of the growing season.

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Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Oct 11, 2011 2:37 AM

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.

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 8, 2018 10:39 AM

"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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