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Also sold as:
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Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Hollingsworth
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986
Cultivar Group (Type): Herbaceous Hybrid
Season of bloom: Early Midseason (week 3)
Flower Form: Bomb
Flower Color: Red
Flower color description: Warm, near spectral red, accented with occasional, yellow flecks on the edges of its outermost petaloides.
Flower size: Medium
Needs support: No
Awards: Gold Medal: 2007
Award of Landscape Merit: 2009

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
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 34 inches
Plant Spread: 36 inches
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Parentage: (Nippon Splendor x Good Cheer)

6-16-11 zone 4 Wisconsin

All About Herbaceous PeoniesAll About Herbaceous Peonies
By goldfinch4 on 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 12, 2011 3:26 PM

This mid-season blooming peony may even be hardy to zone 2. Strong stems make this a good cut flower. In very warm areas the foliage will benefit from some afternoon shade. It has won the American Peony Society Gold Medal 2007 and Award of Landscape Merit 2009. (Nippon Splendor x Good Cheer)

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