Garden Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Rivida') in the Peonies Database

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Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: John Harrell
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1985
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Midseason (week 4)
Flower Form: Single
Flower Color: Red
Flower color description: Bright violet-red with multiple buds.

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 inches (76 cm)
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy

"Paeonia lactiflora 'Rivida', 2015, [Peony] (2-SL-R), pye-OHN-ee-

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 2, 2018 6:26 PM

Paeonia 'Rivida' (John Harrell, 1985) is a single lactiflora cultivar of unknown parentage: Violet-red, single, lightly fragrant, midseason, 30" tall, looks pink, first bloomed in 1950s, red seed pods good for dried arrangements. One of the most interesting points of this cultivar is that it is named after two grandmothers, Riva and Ida. Registered by Steve Varner, Monticello, Illinois,1985. This is the only peony listed in APS for Harrell.

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