Notable characteristics: Very large double flowers of dark rose-pink with lighter edges. A few inner petals are edged in red. Floriferous and vigorous. Dark green foliage.
This peony is grown worldwide commercially as a cut flower. It performs very well in the cutting garden, but will need stem support as a display plant.
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Cultivar group, hybridizer and year introduced: Lactiflora, Lemoine, 1906.
Growth habit and size at maturity (10 years old): 3' tall and 3' wide.
Flower form and size: Double, 6-8".
Flower fragrance: Sweet rose scent.
Bloom time: Late season lactiflora herbaceous peony, blooms in our USDA zone 6a garden in the second week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 4-9.
Plant size: 4-5 'eye' plants with a well developed root system. This size plant will most likely flower its first or second spring in the ground.
When we ship: Orders for USDA zones 4-9 will ship in Fall 2016.