Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Hoogendoorn
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1949
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Early (week 2)
Midseason (week 4)
Flower Form: Japanese
Flower Color: Pink
Flower color description: Guard petals fuchsine rose, staminodes pale lemon yellow
Flower size: 12 inches
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
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 3 feet (90 cm)
Plant Spread: 3 feet (90 cm)
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Other: When planting bare root, plant the "red eyes" or growing points no deeper than 2" deep. Peonies do not like to be moved, and may not bloom the same year that they are moved or planted.
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Peony
  • Chinese Peony
  • Garden Peony

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  • Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Mar 29, 2018 9:45 AM concerning plant:
    Paeonia 'Bowl of Beauty' (Hoogendoorn, Netherlands, 1949) is a 32" pink lactiflora cultivar. A Japanese type bloom, very fragrant, midseason. Guard petals are fuchsine rose, staminodes are pale lemon yellow (creamy). Sometimes rose petals are mixed in with the staminoides. Flowers can reach up to 12" in diameter. Hoogendoom registered a total of 7 peony cultivars, all in 1949.
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 20, 2012 3:02 PM concerning plant:
    This peony is deer-resistant, easy to grow, and provides a 3-4 week period of blooms. When done flowering, the lush, green foliage can serve as a backdrop for other perennials, hardy roses or annuals.

    Peonies look good in a row along a fence line to serve as a flowering border, and they make good cut flowers. Easy to grow and care for once established, they will grow for generations and become treasured inherited members of a garden.

    NOMENCLATURE: 'Paeonia' (Named in honor of Paeon, Physician of the Gods in Greek mythology) and 'lactiflora' (milk-like flowers, possibly referring to the ant-attracting nectar produced by peonies, or to the milky-white flower of the unselected species).
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iheartmrf On April 9, 2018 Obtained plant
Purchased three plants from Glover Nursery.
MrsBinWY On October 3, 2021 Transplanted
On 9-3-2021, planted the seedling in back yard rain garden, on slope near garage.
MrsBinWY On May 26, 2021 Seeds germinated
1 emerging
MrsBinWY On September 6, 2020 Seeds sown
3 (all from 2020G) in a one-gallon pot. Keep inside for a month or so before putting outside. Out to back patio on 10-31-2020.
RachaelHunter On April 16, 2022 Obtained plant
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