Japanese Peony (Paeonia lactifora 'Sword Dance') 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 (week 6)
Flower Form: Japanese
Flower Color: Red
Flower color description: Vivid deep red Japanese-form flowers feature a striking center of bright gold-edged staminodes accented with central streaks of red. Partially hidden green carpels.
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
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 36 inches
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy


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Location: Vaughan, ON, Canada (Zone 5b)Date: 2016-06-18
By Anne
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Date: 2007-01-31Courtesy Peony Paradise
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Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2011-06-22Photo courtesy of: Uleli
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Date: 2006-07-07Photo courtesy of: Ulf Eliasson
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