Garden Peony, Hybrid species cross 'Coral Charm'

Paeonia lactiflora

Family: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia (pay-OHN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: lactiflora (lak-tee-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Coral Charm
Additional cultivar information:(aka Coral Charme)
Hybridized by Wissing
Registered or introduced: 1964
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Burlingame, California

Naperville, Illinois

Catonsville, Maryland

Traverse City, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota (2 reports)

Sparks, Nevada

Pequannock, New Jersey

Binghamton, New York

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Hinesburg, Vermont

New Lisbon, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 13, 2015, KariGrows from New Lisbon, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:

I received my Coral Charm by accident, having ordered another peony and sent this one, What a lovely surprise. It was lovely but only for a brief time.


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

This plant is growing beautifully in my zone 3a location. The flowers are stunning, but are best enjoyed on the plant. When cut they almost immediately open up completely and the lovely fragrance on the plant smells like dog poop inside. I can only put it in a vase with other very scented varieties.


On Feb 6, 2011, RosemaryK from Lexington, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

By Wissing listing under both 1964 and 1965. Early midseason by most listings, 40 inches tall APS Gold Medal 1986.


On Feb 28, 2005, nevadagdn from Sparks, NV (Zone 7a) wrote:

Lovely Coral-peach semidouble flowers. Worth the premium price.