Chinese Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Mother's Choice') in the Peonies Database

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Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Glasscock
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1950
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Midseason (week 4)
Flower Form: Full Double
Flower Color: White
Flower color description: May have hairline red edges on central petals
Flower size: Large
Needs support: No
Awards: Gold Medal: 1994

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Parentage: Polar Star x unknown

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 30, 2018 5:32 AM

"Paeonia 'Mother's Choice', (3-DB-WH) lactiflora cultivar Peony, (Glasscock, 1950), USDA Hardiness Zone 2, Medium height, large double, white petals, occasional red edge, side-buds, strong stems, midseason bloomer, Michigan Bloom Month 5-6.

Seedling of Polar Star. APS Gold Metal 1994. No buds in 2015. Flowers quite large and requires support. Had red edging on the center petals in 2017."

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