PAEONIA 'Ludovica'

type: [herbaceous peony] – [herbaceous hybrid]


lac #1875


lobata (Perry)


9926'Ludovica', 'Jean Cowley', 'Cytherea', 'Paladin'

2, 3 4, 5

LUDOVICA (Saunders, 1941) - Semi-Double - Pink - Hybrid. Very large-semi-double clear rose pink, with prettily rounded petals. Albiflora x lobata. Lists in Bulletins 91 and 129. Saunders 1955 catalog.

Ludovica (1941) Charmingly feminine, with prettily furled light rose-colored petals. . [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. Shades of rose

LUDOVICA A gorgeous soft rose pink flower, which has two rows of petals. The flower is quite large and open, but because of its petal formation remains a graceful bloom. A low growing bush with dark green foliage making it an ideal plant for the front of the border. Pink Semi double, Early, No staking 85cm.


Flower type: Peony—Semi-double

Size: 28"

Plant zone(s): 2-8

Bloom time: Early, Hybrid

Hybridizer: A.P. Saunders

This variety is always in high demand. Stunning coral pink semi-double blooms. Petals are well-rounded and smooth, forming a cup. A neat, clean bush habit adds to its charm.

Ludovica (Saunders 1941) EM.  Semi-double; petal color soft pink over a yellow undertone, yellow stamens at center, perhaps the warmest pink among the Lobata of Perry Hybrids.  Large flower and large leaflets on a short, nearly dwarf plant, contributes a very dominant texture among similar size plants in the mixed perennials border.  Tends to be summer deciduous, screen with summer flowering species.  Slightly fertile.  Gold Medal 1999.

'Ludovica' (Saunders, 1941),Li,B,1-3/ 70-90,80,s.früh,lachs- rosa,A2,Halbgefüllt

LUDOVICA (Saunders, 1941). (ALBIFLORA X LOBATA) Très grande fleur semi-double, légère, aux pétales rosé assez clair largement nervure de blanc nacré au milieu. Jolis pétales arrondis et légèrement incurvés. Bonne végétation. Précoce. Hauteur moyenne.

peonies & seeds


M.S. Uspenskaja 2003, p. 131:

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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