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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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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