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: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
On Jun 23, 2009, kzmiller from Washougal, WA wrote:
I bought this peony from a discount bin. The first year it survived, the second year it thrived, and the third year rewarded me with a lush profusion of blooms. I have a couple of different clumps now. One is in good loam, and the other is in a more clay situation that gets quite dry in the summer. We also have very wet winters. The clumps don't appear to suffer from rot when it's wet, and they hang tough through the dry season. Both clumps are in heavily-planted beds and the crowding doesn't seem to bother them. A very nice, sturdy peony for our area in the Pacific Northwest.
Side note: In 2009 we got quite a few feet of snow that killed several otherwise reliable perennials. The peonies bloomed afterward just as nicely as they have all the other years.
On Apr 6, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
I first planted four of these four years ago. They are growing in various degrees of part shade. They grow well and bloom profusely. Each year I have added 2 more. In part shade, they require staking. Last year toward the end of the summer, they were attacked by powdery mildew, which gave the foliage a silvery color, which I actually enjoyed.
On Oct 28, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:
A nice raspberry red double peony. One cultivar that I grow and cut for dried arrangements. More of a medium size blossom.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Gurley, Alabama Weaver, Alabama Oxford, Connecticut Norcross, Georgia Niles, Illinois Oak Forest, Illinois Palmyra, Illinois Gardiner, Maine Amesbury, Massachusetts Dracut, Massachusetts Cut Bank, Montana Guttenberg, New Jersey Society Hill, New Jersey Cayuga Heights, New York (2 reports) Southold, New York Raleigh, North Carolina Belfield, North Dakota Coshocton, Ohio Baker City, Oregon Cedar Hills, Oregon East Norriton, Pennsylvania Knoxville, Tennessee Lafayette, Tennessee Farmington, Utah Rosalia, Washington Selah, Washington Washougal, Washington