Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Lemon
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1824
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Very Early (week 1)
Flower Form: Full Double
Flower Color: Pink
Flower color description: Guard and center petals bright old-rose pink, with a collar of distinctly lighter narrow petals.
Flower size: Medium

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: 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
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Uses: Cut Flower
Pollinators: Various insects

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Common names
  • Peony
  • Chinese Peony
  • Garden Peony

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Location: Aurora, On
Date: 2014-06-12
So dependable.
Location: In a pot on my patio in Oklahoma City
Date: 05-03-2020
Paeonia lactiflora 'Edulis Superba' and Red Alabama Wasp
Uploaded by David_in_KS
Location: Ohio
Date: 2009-05-20
  • Uploaded by Val
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2024-05-23
Peony 'Edulis Superba' 24W21 7yo Lactiflora F1 (Lemon, 1824) (3-D
Location: Ohio
Date: 2009-05-20
  • Uploaded by Val

Date: 2022-05-17
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 05-08-2019
Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Edulis Superba') 002
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2024-05-23
Peony 'Edulis Superba' 24W21 7yo Lactiflora F1 (Lemon, 1824) (3-D
Location: southern KY
Date: 2019-04-22
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 20, 2009
Close Up View
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 30, 2009
Close Up View
Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565
Date: 2016-05-29

Date: 2012-05-25

Courtesy Peony Paradise used with permission
  • Uploaded by Joy

Courtesy Peony Paradise used with permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Peony garden - full sun
Date: 2015-1005
Purchased from Blooming Bulb. The root has four eyes.
Location: southern KY
Date: 2019-04-22
Location: My Garden in PA
Date: 2016-05-25

Date: c. 1912
photo from the 1912 catalog, Good & Reese, Springfield, Ohio
Location: in my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 05-04-2015
Paeonia lactiflora 'Edulis Superba'

Date: 2010-06-21
Credit Yoko Nekonomania
Location: Aurora, Ontario
Date: 2013-06-11

Photo courtesy of Brooks Gardens Peonies. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Uploaded by frankrichards16
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 05-08-2019
Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Edulis Superba') 001
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 05-08-2019
Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Edulis Superba')  004
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 05-08-2019
Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Edulis Superba') 004
Uploaded by coboro
Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565
Date: 2016-05-29

Photo courtesy of Nate Bremer of Solaris Farms

Date: 2012-05-25

Date: 2012-05-25

Photo Courtesy of Crossview Gardens. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2007-01-30
Courtesy Peony Paradise
  • Uploaded by vic
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Comments:
  • Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 5, 2018 9:23 AM concerning plant:
    "Paeonia 'Edulis Superba', (2-DB-PK) lactiflora cultivar Peony, (Lemon, 1824), USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8, 36" Height, double, crown type, old rose pink petals, large guard petals, ivory collar, fragrant, early bloomer, Bloom Month 5b.

    A very old, tried and true heirloom with a bonus of fragrance. Nicholas Lemon, Denis, France. He has 8 peonies on the ADS checklist. "

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