Adrienne Clarkson

Group: Herbaceous Hybrid

Year Registered: 2003

Breeder/registrant: Ménard/D'Aoust

Parentage: x

Registration description:
Official registration can be found at: The American Peony Society

Submitted for registration by the Canadian Peony Society. Originated by Maurice Ménard, Laval, QC, Canada. Propagated by Lindsay D’Aoust, Hudson Hts., QC, Canada. Seedling #MM93-1. Parentage unknown. Single herbaceous tetraploid hybrid. Flowers are pale yellow fading to cream with raspberry-pink flares. Stigma and filaments mid-pink. Has pollen and seeds, fertile. One bud per stem, occasionally more. Strong stems to 48 inches, foliage mid-green and dense. Blooms early, slightly ahead of ’(1), own translation:<br /> 'Red Charm' (Glasscock, USA, 1944) (P. lactiflora x P. officinalis) Flowers dark red, very large, double, centre filled with many deep red petaloids, surrounded by two circles of large petals; leaves rather large, dull green; upperside somewhat irregular; height 100 cm; stems rather sturdy; number of stems mediocre. This American cultivar is remarkable thanks to its magnificent colour and the enormously large flowers, which need support to remain upright, despite the plant having sturdy stems. The mediocre number of stems and the development of so called 'necks' on the roots inhibited propagation and distribution at large scale for some time. 'Red Charm' is reportedly somewhat susceptible toward botrytis, which was also noted by the review commission. It is a good garden plant, despite some negative characteristics.</p> <p> </p> </div>" href="https://www.peonysociety.eu/registered_peonies/red-charm/">Red Charm’. Named for Canada’s 26th Governor General.


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Footnotes:
  1. Kortmann, J. "Paeonia: pioen." In: <em>Dendroflora</em>, 1998, vol 35, pp 58-95.[]
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