Coral ‘n Gold
Group: Herbaceous Hybrid
Year Registered: 1981
Official registration can be found at: The American Peony Society
Single. First bloomed about 1968. Parentage unknown. Coral, cup-shaped single; has stamens, pollen, no seeds, no fragrance; 36-inch height, strong stems. Early, vigorous hybrid with most attractive cup-shaped coral blooms with contrasting thick and highly golden stamens. The flowers have a double row of guard petals which surround this golden center. Seedling # 72-4.
Award of Landscape Merit (ALM) description: ‘Coral ‘n Gold’ (Cousins / Klehm, R.G., 1981) Herbaceous Hybrid, Early, 30-32? — Large, cupped, coral petals form a six inch wide and shallow single, with a center of long stamens that tend to lay lax forming a large, flat yellow circle. An expanding crown makes for a broad bush that stands well, having the ability to restore itself after wind and rain. At one Midwest locale, a planting of ‘Coral ‘n Gold’ withstood the severe late freeze of 2007 that destroyed the buds of other coral hybrids, notably ‘Coral Sunset’, ‘Coral Charm’ and ‘Pink Hawaiian Coral’. Blooms on young plantlets flower nearly true to size. Foliage dies back early as plants go dormant in the summer. Propagate by division and adventitious roots.