Peony (Paeonia 'Red Charm') in the Peonies Database

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Originator/Registrant: Lyman D. Glasscock
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1944
Cultivar Group (Type): Herbaceous Hybrid
Season of bloom: Early (week 2)
Flower Form: Full Double
Flower Color: Red
Flower color description: Bomb shaped, rich red.
Flower size: Large
Needs support: No
Awards: Gold Medal: 1956

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 36 to 39 inches (90-100 cm)
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Parentage: lactiflora x officinalis
Child plants: one child plant

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By SueB
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Location: Seattle, WaDate: 2015-05-21Very dark bloom, very full flower.
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By SueB
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Location: Anchorage, AlaskaDate: 6-29-11Tuber planted Sept '07
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Location: Home garden VADate: 2013-05-08
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Location: Seattle, WaDate: 2015-05-20Huge bud - the size of a chicken egg.
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By Val
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Location: southeast OhioDate: 2017-05-03
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania USADate: 2018-05-18
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Photo courtesy of Nate Bremer of Solaris Farms
By Calif_Sue
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: May 8, 2014
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.Date: 2008-06-12 6:52 pm. Red Charm, beginning to pass it's prime.
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Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565Date: 2016-05-22Planted spring, 2014
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-05-09
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-05-14
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania USADate: 2018-05-20
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Photo Courtesy of Homestead Farms Nursery. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2007-01-31Courtesy Peony Paradise
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.Date: 2008-06-07  6:56 pm. A hefty presence - it beckons me from across the garde
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Location: In my garden. Poland.
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.Date: 2009-06-12 7:59 am.  Red Charm, beginning it's journey of opening.
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Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565Date: 2016-05-22Planted spring, 2014
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Location: My Garden in PADate: 2016-05-25
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Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565Date: 2016-09-27Late September foliage
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Location: southeast OhioDate: 2017-04-27
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Location: The flower is large and perfectly formed. The stems are strong and hold the large blooms erect.Date: 2008-05-23Photo courtesy of: Claire Houck
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Location: In my garden. Poland.
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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 2, 2018 9:39 AM

Peony 'Red Charm' (Glasscock, 1944) is a deep red, Albiflora x Officinalis hybrid: medium height at 36" tall, double, bomb form, large flowers, early bloomer, slight clove fragrance, strong stems, no side-buds, top show winner. Considered one of the best red peonies. APS Gold Medal Winner in 1956. Some reports of adventitious roots. Bred by Lyman D Glasscock (1875-1972) from Elmwood, Illinois which is near Peoria.

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