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Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: William Krekler/Roy G. Klehm
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Early (week 2)
Flower Form: Single
Flower Color: Blend
Flower color description: White to light lime green base with some white and lime green streaking with touches of light to medium pink toward petal ends, white tipped pistils.
Flower size: 4-4.5 inches

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: 28 to 29 inches
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Pollinators: Various insects


Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2018 9:01 AM

Paeonia 'Green Lotus' (Krekler, Roy Klehm, 1995) is a herbaceous species-cultivar or a cultivar with only one herbaceous species involved (in this case Paeonia lactiflora). Single blooms tending towards semi-double. Looks somewhat like a Cactus Dahlia. At any rate, an unusual mostly white flower with pink tips. A light lime base with some lime green streaking on the pedals. Pistils are white tipped and stamens are bright yellow. In my opinion, an unusual looking flower that quickly turns ugly. In other words, the window of opportunity for a good photo closes quickly. Leaves look good in fall.

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