Garden Peony (Paeonia 'Cytherea') in the Peonies Database

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Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: A.P. Saunders
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1953
Cultivar Group (Type): Herbaceous Hybrid
Season of bloom: Early (week 2)
Flower Form: Semi-Double
Flower Color: Pink
Flower color description: Intense, warm rose-colored, begin bloom as closed, symmetrical balls that gradually open to a bowl shape. Slowly turn from warm rose to peachy pink to cream to ghost white.
Flower size: 6 inches
Needs support: No
Awards: Gold Medal: 1980
Award of Landscape Merit: 2009

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8a
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Parentage: Paeonia lactiflora 1875 x P. lobata
Child plants: 5 child plants

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 4, 2018 10:01 AM

Paeonia 'Cytherea', (3-SD-PK) lactiflora x peregrina Hybrid Peony, (Saunders, 1953), USDA Hardiness Zone 4, 24" tall, semi-double, deep pink, fades, cupped petals, no side-buds, midseason bloomer, rarely seeds, adventitious roots, strong stems, Bloom Month 5. APS Gold Medal Award 1980. Award of Landscape Merit 2009. Deep orange-pink when first open, later fades to lighter shades of pink and salmon. Relatively short.

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