Garden Peony (Paeonia 'May Lilac') in the Peonies Database

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Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Saunders
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1950
Cultivar Group (Type): Herbaceous Hybrid
Season of bloom: Early (week 2)
Flower Form: Single
Flower Color: Pink
Flower color description: Clear lilac.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Parentage: Paeonia lactiflora x P. macrophylla

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 21, 2018 5:23 PM

"Paeonia 'May Lilac', (2-SL-PK) Hybrid Peony, (Saunders, 1950), USDA Hardiness Zone 4, Medium height, single, Lavender petals, cupped, red stigmas, yellow stamens, no side-buds, green rounded foliage, early bloomer, Michigan Bloom Month 5-6.

A cross of P. lactiflora x P. macrophylla, A dead giveaway in identifying features of this peony are the leaves, they are somewhat round. I have no other peonies with this type of foliage."

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Way too many Saunder's hybrids! by frankrichards16 Jun 1, 2018 9:29 AM 55
Saunders Peonies by kousa Apr 18, 2017 5:42 PM 97
Roots 2015 by AlexUnder Jan 24, 2016 6:23 PM 201

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