Chinese Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Do Tell') in the Peonies Database

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Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Auten
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1946
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Early Midseason (week 3)
Midseason (week 4)
Flower Form: Anemone
Flower Color: Pink
Flower color description: Light orchid guard petals, washed pink...Staminodes can be...orchid, pink, wine red or light yellow. Though centers are usually darker than their surround, it's not always the case. Centers can vary greatly from year to year.
Needs support: No
Awards: Gold Medal: 2004
Award of Landscape Merit: 2009

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
Plant Height: 30 to 33 inches
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Pollinators: Various insects

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 4, 2018 10:40 AM

Paeonia 'Do Tell', (3-JAP-PK) lactiflora cultivar Peony, (Auten, 1946), USDA Hardiness Zone 3, 32" tall, Japanese form, pale orchid or shell pink, darker pink center, midseason bloomer, slight fragrance, Bloom Month 5-6 Outer petals very pale orchid pink, narrow center petals much darker, some red. Root did not look that good 2014. No buds 2015. First blooms in 2016, better in 2017.

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