Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
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

Common names
  • Peony
  • Garden Peony

  • Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 2, 2018 9:39 AM concerning plant:
    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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