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Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Krekler
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1965
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Midseason (week 4)
Flower Form: Japanese
Flower Color: Pink
Flower color description: Wine-pink fades to pale pink. Rose red, with complimentary staminodes of yellow, orange and rose red.

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: 30 to 35 inches
Plant Spread: 24- to 36 inches
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects

6-16-11 zone 4 Wisconsin

We're Celebrating Peonies!We're Celebrating Peonies!
By dave on May 23, 2015

We open the Peonies Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars in our peonies database. Join us as we spend the week celebrating these wonderful blooms.

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Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Oct 14, 2011 2:44 AM

Outer petals are a beautiful dark pink, and they surround yellow, orange and rose stamens - a beautiful combination. Nice fragrance too. Hybridizer is William Krekler.

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