Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Belleville') in the Peonies Database

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Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Harold Wolfe by Don Hollingsworth
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1998
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Midseason (week 4)
Late Midseason (week 5)
Late (week 6)
Flower Form: Anemone
Flower Color: Purple
Flower color description: Flower opens self color throughout-cyclamen purple. In sunlight, the petaloids color pales while large carpels become entirely purple. Ball form, no stamens, no pollen.
Flower size: Large
Needs support: No

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 40 inches
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Pollinators: Various insects
Child plants: one child plant

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Mar 26, 2018 8:07 AM

Peony 'Belleville' (1970) originator was Harold Wolfe, Belleville, Illinois. Registered with APS by Don Hollingsworth in 1998. A 3 foot lactiflora cultivar with anemone type pink flowers. No stamens, purple carpels. Emerging shoots are dark purple, mature foliage is dark green. Wolfe did not register any of his peonies with the APS. However, Hollingworth registered 'Belleville' and Bigger registered 'Apache' and 'May Apple'. Belleville, Illinois (home of Sunstrand Machine Tool) is a small town just east of Rockford.

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