Paeonia 'Diana Parks'

type: [herbaceous peony] – [herbaceous hybrid]



DIANA PARKS (Bockstoce, 1942) - Double - Red - Hybrid. 42" tall. Pleasing fragrance. Single row of guard petals fully formed. The center is full of lacinated petals entirely surrounding the base, which converge into full, uniform petals throughout the balance of the bloom. Texture and color splendid and seems to be resistant to the sun. General effect, full rose. Officinalis x albiflora. Bulletin 87.


Flower type: Peony—Double

Size: 38"

Plant zone(s): 2-8

Bloom time: Early, Hybrid

Hybridizer: W.S. Bockstoce

Sunfast, splendidly textured fire-engine red blossoms with fully formed rounded guard petals. Pleasingly fragrant.

Bockstoce (USA), 1942
Hybride – Paeonia officinalis x P. lactiflora
Volledig gevuld, bomvormig en een fenomenale kleur. Echt rood – deze cultivar is een eersteklas eye-catcher. Geen zijknoppen. Gedurende de uitbloei lijken de bloemen wel een pakketje; de ring buitenste ronde bloembladeren blijft lang strak tegen het zeer gevulde centrum staan. Niet voor niets wordt deze cultivar liefkozend wel ‘de zachte Red Charm’ genoemd. Een mooiere vergelijking kan een cultivar niet krijgen! Bovendien geuren de bloemen van deze cultivar overheerlijk, en dit is voor rode variëteiten vrij zeldzaam..

Bockstoce (USA), 1942
Hybrid– Paeonia officinalis x P. lactiflora
Full double, bomb-shaped flowers of a fenomenal bright red color. Displaying true red 'Diana Parks' is a first class eye-catcher. When the flowers mature they resemble a 'package' for a long time; the guard petals remain tightly packed to the center of lacinated petals. This center is pushed up in the maturing process and the guard petals 'loose their guard' resulting in huge and stunning bomb-shaped flowers. No sidebuds. Delicously scented flowers are seldom seen amongst true red peony cultivars, but 'Diana Parks' has it all! A soft and elegant sister of 'Red Charm' is one of the many nicknames with which this variety is flattered with. And justfully being compared to 'Red Charm' is a rare occurance..

peonies & seeds+

DIANA PARKS (Bockstoce, 1942). (Lactiflora x Officinalis). (Double). Assez grosse fleur, en forme de boule de couleur rouge écarlate à rouge cardinal, bien dégagée du feuillage. Demi précoce. H. 0,85 m.

DIANA PARKS An extremely fragrant light bright red fully double peony. Sends you off on a walk to find the plant with all the perfume. The bush is simply covered with eye catching blooms. Red Double, Mid season 90cm.

DIANA PARKS:Huge fragrant vibrant carmine red bomb double. If you've been waiting for us to offer this again don't wait as supplies are limited! Very fragrant, late and tall.

Red. Medium size. Midseason. Strong tall stems. Bred In U.S.A.

Svetlana Poperechnaya 2006:

picture available on Prof. Harald Fawkner's website, www.speedcloud.com , look under North-East

Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk: index plantarum 2007, available under [link]: listed

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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