Chinese Peony, Garden Peony
Paeonia lactiflora 'Raspberry Sundae'

Family: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia (pay-OHN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: lactiflora (lak-tee-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Raspberry Sundae
Hybridized by Klehm
Registered or introduced: 1968
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cumming, Georgia

Villa Rica, Georgia

Champaign, Illinois

Saint Charles, Illinois

Cicero, Indiana

Valparaiso, Indiana

Paducah, Kentucky

Gardiner, Maine

Cumberland, Maryland

Attleboro, Massachusetts

Brunswick, Missouri

Gardiner, Montana

Lancaster, Ohio

Altoona, Pennsylvania

Wakefield, Rhode Island

Marshall, Texas

Hinesburg, Vermont

Vinton, Virginia

Seattle, Washington

Vancouver, Washington (2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 21, 2014, ellenfoster from Hinesburg, VT wrote:

this is a lovely plant in my garden, but I'm wondering if I've done something wrong- It is a very light pink with almost no yellow

Positive

On May 26, 2009, flora_p from Champaign, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I love this peony--it's got a drunken, happy-go-lucky generosity that I find irresistible. Yes, it does sprawl, and the blooms get paler and smaller after the first flush (though I still think the play of colors and textures is charming, and I really like the shape of the smaller flowers). But it's got a lovely fresh scent, it gives you armfuls of blooms to cut while still leaving plenty on the plant, and it keeps blooming longer than my other peonies.

Positive

On May 26, 2008, suel from Vinton, VA wrote:

My plant is new, and the blooms look like Poppysue's first picture. I was a little disappointed they faded to completely cream-white fairly fast. Maybe it will stay colored longer after the plant matures. But it's beautiful when it first opens!

Positive

On Oct 7, 2002, rosespace wrote:

Peonies like to be planted shallowly; the budding tips should only be 2" down. Add bone meal to good soil in the yard; do not add nitrogen or nitrogenous compost.