Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Rosenfield
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1908
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Midseason (week 4)
Flower Form: Full Double
Flower Color: Red
Flower color description: Very bright crimson with very little blue in it, outer petals large and waved, central petals incurved and notched. Free-flowering
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
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 31 - 35 inches
Plant Spread: 31 - 35 inches
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Pollinators: Various insects
Child plants: one child plant

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Common names
  • Peony
  • Chinese Peony
Also sold as:
  • Karl Rosenfeld

Photo Gallery
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: May 8, 2014
pretty dark red
Photo by frankrichards16

Date: 2021-04-12

Date: 2021-04-08
Location: Front garden
Date: June 2015
Location: Millinocket, Maine
Date: 2022-06-27
Karl Rosenfield in full blossom
Location: Lehi, Utah
Date: 2016-05-30
Location: Peony garden (part of Belmont garden) full sun
Date: 2015-06-07
Location: Peony garden (part of Belmont garden) full sun
Date: 2015-06-07
Landscape shot.

Date: 2021-04-08
Location: Belmont, full sun
Date: 2013-0608

Date: 2011-06-11
Courtesy Peony Paradise
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Upstate New York
Photo by foraygardengirl
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2016-05-28
Location: Belmont, full sun
Date: 2013-0608
Location: Belmont, full sun
Date: 2013-0606
Location: Peony garden (part of Belmont garden) full sun
Date: 2015-06-04
Location: Front garden
Date: June 2015

Date: c. 1937
photo from the 1937 catalog, Elliott's Nursery, Evans City, Penns
Location: Toronto
Date: Jun 05, 2015
Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565
Date: 2016-05-29
Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565
Date: 2016-05-29
Photo by Hamwild
Location: Lehi, Utah
Date: 2016-05-30
Location: My house in Portsmouth.
Date: 2013-05-11
Location: Belmont, full sun
Date: 2013-0608

Photo courtesy of Nate Bremer of Solaris Farms
Photo by Cem9165
Location: Peony garden - full sun
Date: 2016-04-23
Love the dark red foliage of new growth!
Location: Front garden
Date: June 2015

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Peony garden (part of Belmont garden) full sun
Date: 2015-06-07
Location: Peony garden (part of Belmont garden) full sun
Date: 2015-06-07
Location: Peony garden (part of Belmont garden) full sun
Date: 2015-06-07
Location: Heirloom Peony Garden, Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2011-06-06
Location: Heirloom Peony Garden, Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2011-06-06
Location: Heirloom Peony Garden, Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2011-06-06

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2009-06-08
Location: Toronto
Date: Jun 05, 2015
Photo by frankrichards16
Location: Heirloom Peony Garden, Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2011-06-06
Location: Heirloom Peony Garden, Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2011-06-06
Location: garden of botanist Robert R. Kowal in Madison, Wisconsin
Date: May 27, 2012
photo by James Steakley
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Comments:
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 13, 2014 5:42 AM concerning plant:
    This is a double red peony that blooms early-season. It produces huge, deep red blooms. Beautiful!
  • Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 20, 2018 5:52 AM concerning plant:
    "Paeonia 'Karl Rosenfield', (3-DB-RD) lactiflora cultivar Peony, (Rosenfield, 1908), USDA Hardiness Zone 4, Medium height, large double, Red petals, strong stems, good cut, no fragrance, midseason bloomer , Michigan Bloom Month 5.

    Heirloom. Guard petals large and waved, central petals incurved and notched. AKA 'Beni-shinano' in Japan."
Plant Events from our members
AndreA33 On May 20, 2015 Obtained plant
thequeen770 On March 18, 2017 Obtained plant
End of the season bulb purchase from Pikes or Walmart. Planted in top terrace in back yard.
thequeen770 On March 16, 2017 Plant emerged
A single shoot about 3 inches high. I covered with mulch the past few days of freeze.
aspenhill On March 3, 2019 Obtained plant
Philadelphia Flower Show (Peony's Envy) - qty 1
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