Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Top Hat') in the Peonies Database

Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Helen Reynolds
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1971
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Late Midseason (week 5)
Flower Form: Japanese
Flower Color: Red

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Plant Height: 24 inches to 30 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Warm then cold
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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