PlantsPeonies→Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Red Goddess')

Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Brand, A.M.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1940
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Flower Form: Semi-Double
Flower Color: Red
Flower color description: Gorgeous velvety dark red set off by its rows of golden stamens.
Flower size: Medium

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy


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Posted by arctangent (Ann Arbor, Michigan - Zone 6a) on Feb 5, 2021 11:42 AM

This comment refers only to a specific location, namely the Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum. At the request of a site administrator I am copying a comment I left for photos taken of 'Red Goddess' at that site.
"A note to anyone who might be hoping to see this cultivar at the Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum. It is no longer in the collection, sadly. The sites it occupied nominally in Bed 12 (12-4ab) are now occupied by a new addition to the collection, Instituteur Doriat (planted fall 2018, and yet to bloom). I only saw Red Goddess bloom there (Bed 12) one year, and then the plants either stopped blooming or died out. - Elizabeth"

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No longer in the collection by arctangent May 4, 2020 1:53 AM 1

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