Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Carl G. Klehm
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1968
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Midseason (week 4)
Flower Form: Bomb
Full Double
Flower Color: White
Flower color description: White with unique yellow topping. Rounded ivory guard petals surround double center of light pink, canary yellow and ivory.

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 34 inches (70-85 cm)
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Cut Flower
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Peony
  • Chinese Peony
  • Garden Peony

  • Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 30, 2018 10:00 AM concerning plant:
    "Paeonia 'Top Brass', (3-DB-WH) lactiflora cultivar Peony, (C. G. Klehm, 1968), USDA Hardiness Zone 4, Medium height, double bomb, white guard petals, yellow staminodes, light pink petaloids (center), slight fragrance, good cut, midseason bloomer, Michigan Bloom Month 5.

    Cross of Charley's White x Own seedling. In some photos, it looks more like an anemone type flower. However, in other photos, it looks like a full double bomb. Green foliage divided into oval to lance-shaped segments."

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