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

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Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Lins
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1955
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Early Midseason (week 3)
Midseason (week 4)
Flower Form: Full Double
Flower Color: White
Flower color description: White with occassional yellow stamens. Sometimes with red markings. Gardenia form.
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
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy


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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 13, 2018 5:40 AM

"Paeonia 'Gardenia', (3-DB-WH) lactiflora Peony, (Lins, 1948), USDA Hardiness Zone 4, Medium height, double, white petals, large flower, occasional yellow stamen, sidebuds, redish stems, midseason bloomer , Michigan Bloom Month 5c-6.

Bred by Mr. E. H. Lins of Cologne, Minnesota and released in 1948. Named 'Gardenia' because it looks like a Gardenia (Would make a good question for the ""Stupid Answers"" category on Jeopardy). Dark green and fairly coarse foliage."

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