Paeonia officinalis Rubra Plena
An old fashioned beauty that dates to pre-1907, this heirloom peony is a crimson-magenta on large double flowers with loads of frilly petals. Since this is a garden Peony with European heritage, fragrance is not very strong, if noticeable at all. This peony can still be found growing at old homesteads and cemeteries because of its longevity! Very hardy and likes moist but well-drained soil. Also called the Memorial Day Peony since it blooms around that day in many parts of the country. Makes a great cut flower and is a pleasant addition to any period garden or cottage garden.
Photo courtesy of Easy to Grow Bulbs.
- Botanical Name
- Paeonia officinalis Rubra Plena
- Common Name
- Rubra Plena Peony
- Late Spring
- Hardy to Zone