Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Gay Paree') in the Peonies Database

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Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Auten
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1933
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Late Midseason (week 5)
Flower Form: Japanese
Anemone
Flower color description: Vibrant, cerise pink guard petals surround a densely packed center of suffused cream petaloids on this Japanese/Anemone-form. Flowers occasionally display an additional central tuft petaloids that match guard petal hue.
Needs support: No
Awards: Award of Landscape Merit: 2014

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
Plant Height: 33 inches
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Pollinators: Various insects
Child plants: 3 child plants

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Date: 2015-05-21
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Location: My Garden in PADate: 2018-05-29
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Location: My Garden in PADate: 2018-05-29
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Location: Poland.
By Orsola
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Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
By Joy
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 2015-05-25
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Location: Peony garden - full sunDate: 2015-10-16No eyes showing. Blooming Bulb sent a replacement.
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Location: From my collection. Poland.
By Orsola
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Location: Poland.
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Location: Breezy Knees garden, York, UKDate: 2020-06-20
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Date: 2007-04-29Photo courtesy of: Zyada
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Location: In my garden. Poland.
By Orsola
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Location: In my garden. Poland.
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Location: Peony garden - full sunDate: 2016-04-22Nice dark red growth on newly established peony.
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Location: From my collection. Poland.
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Date: 2008-02-05Courtesy Peony Paradise
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Location: In my garden. Poland.
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Location: In my garden. Poland.
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Photo courtesy of Nate Bremer of Solaris Farms
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Location: From my collection. Poland.
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Location: From my collection. Poland.
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Comments:
Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 13, 2018 6:04 AM

"Paeonia 'Gay Paree', (3-JAP-PK) lactiflora cultivar Peony, (Auten, 1933), USDA Hardiness Zone 2, Medium height, anemonetype flower, cerise (reddish) pink guard petals, cream/white petaloids, fragrant, midseason bloomer, Michigan Bloom Month 5-6.

Flower color has varied considerably. First year blooms were a lighter shade of pink with a cream center. Third year (no photos from year two) petaloids were cerise pink, the same as the guards. There were a couple of white petaloids in the very center. Looked more double than anemone. Should be interesting to see what color I end up with this year."

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