Paeonia 'Claudia'

type: [herbaceous peony] – [herbaceous hybrid]


lac #441


lobata (Perry)


'Skylark', 'Claudia'

22, 24

CLAUDIA (Saunders, 1944) - Semi-Double - Pink - Hybrid. 3 ½' high. Opens light cherry, becoming pale salmon pink. Golden heart. Albiflora x lobata. List in Bulletin 129.

Claudia (1944) tall, very single, fine clear coral color. [Albiflora x lobata - the great race of „lobata hybrids“ This group contains many beautiful pink and red tones so long desired in the Chinese peonies; salmon, coral, rose and deep cherry pinks, to clear bright crimsons, with no hint of purple and never a bad color in all the hundreds that have bloomed. I think this is the most brilliant and e effective strain of herbaceous hybrids yet produced. . Their season is generally M. They set hardly any seed, but their F2's may be interesting. About a dozen reds, and almost thirty pinks have been introduced, many of them so similar to one another that I have now tried to sort them roughly into color groups. The pinks especially, fade off as the flower ages , into pale peach shades, so that a mature plant will have flowers of many differing tones, but all harmonious [..] are single except when otherwise noted. ] coral pinks

Flower Form: Semi-double

Staking: No

Height:60-90 cm

Bloom Period: Week 4

Fragrance: No

Side Buds: No

Comments: This is another of those peonies that I bought because the name meant something to me. (Claudia being the name of my mother's friend). I kept it because a more cheerful peony would be hard to find! The petals are short, creating a compact flower that withstands inclement weather well.

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