Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Philomele') in the Peonies Database

Also sold as:
Philomèle

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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