Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Calot
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1861
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Early (week 2)
Flower Form: Anemone
Flower Color: Pink
Flower color description: Guards dark old-rose, collar of narrow buff petals. Develops a wide-spreading crown same color as guards. Often prominently marked crimson.
Flower size: Medium
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
Leaves: Fragrant
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy

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Common names
  • Peony
Also sold as:
  • Philomèle

Photo Gallery
Location: Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2019-06-11
Monarch butterfly resting (proboscis retracted) on a bloom of Phi
Location: Mid-Missouri, USA
Date: 2021-05-22
Evening after rains
Location: My garden in Ontario, Canada
Date: 2023-06-20
Still had blooms three weeks later :-)
Location: Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2019-06-06
A good example of a bloom of this cultivar that has two different
Location: Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2019-06-08
A bloom that's somewhere in the middle between flat and high dome
Location: Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2019-06-08
The blooms can have a rather flat aspect when they open, and may
Location: Mid-Missouri, USA
Date: 2021-05-22
Location: Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2014-06-12
Opening bud, with this cultivar's unique blend of colors already
Location: Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2018-05-31
Very young bud with a backdrop of blooms
Location: Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2019-06-12
This bloom has opened to the maximum extent, presenting a bomb-ty
Location: Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2019-06-11
Example of a bloom whose crown petals (petalodes) are predominant
Location: Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2018-05-31
Blooms on this plant in 2018 showed a nice mix of the two types o
Location: Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2016-06-04
The year this was shot, 2016, most of the blooms expressed just a
Location: Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2014-06-05
Some aging blooms which have lost the buff color of the crown pet
Location: Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2019-06-11
A top view of Philomèle that affords a glimpse of the pink-tiipp
Location: Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2019-06-11
Each bloom is different in its own charming way
Location: Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2014-06-12
Carpels showing in a bloom drooping under the weight of raindrops
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2020-06-22
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Location: Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2019-06-06
The leaves are dark and somewhere between matte and glossy.
Photo by Ticker
Discussion Threads about this plant
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Magnificient! by Tom_F_GA Apr 22, 2020 3:09 AM 0

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