Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Shawnee Chief') in the Peonies Database

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Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Myron D. Bigger
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1940
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Midseason (week 4)
Late Midseason (week 5)
Flower Form: Full Double
Flower Color: Red
Flower color description: Dark red, with fine foliage that holds its color until late in the fall. Very good grower with stiff stems and well proportioned flowers that hold well in cold storage.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 34 to 36 inches (86-90 cm)
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Cut Flower
Pollinators: Various insects

Shawnee Chief peony - weather can affect the bloom color, season

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 19, 2018 5:34 AM

"Paeonia 'Shawnee Chief', (3-DB-RD) lactiflora cultivar Peony, (Bigger, 1940), USDA Hardiness Zone 4, Medium height, double, Dark Red petals, 3 rings of guard petals, good cut, midseason bloomer, Michigan Bloom Month 5.

Published photos look dark pink to me. Planted in fall of 2017. Very early growth, 2018. Waiting to see if it was damaged by frost."

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