Chinese Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Sea Shell') in the Peonies Database

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Originator/Registrant: Sass
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1937
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Midseason (week 4)
Flower Form: Single
Flower Color: Pink
Flower color description: Bright lively pink with a full center of yellow stamens
Flower size: Large
Needs support: No
Awards: Gold Medal: 1990

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
Plant Height: 37 inches
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Cut Flower


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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 10, 2018 8:21 AM

"Paeonia 'Sea Shell', (3-SL-PK) lactiflora cultivar Peony, (Sass, 1937), USDA Hardiness Zone 4, Medium height, single, light pink petals, yellow stamens, strong stems, Michigan Bloom Month 6a.

Bred by Hans Peter Sass (1868-1949) who registered ~27 peonies. In 1933 he sold most of his peony stock to The Interstate Nurseries of Hamburg, Iowa who registered another 18 of his peonies in 1937 ('Sea Shell' was in this group and received an APS Gold Medal Award in 1990). Sass also received an Gold metal for Peony 'Elsa Sass' in 1943."

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