Group: Suffruticosa

Year Registered: 2007

Breeder/registrant: Ebert / Burkhardt

Parentage: unnamed Rockii seedling x unknown

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

SUFFRUTICOSA GROUP. No seedling number. Pod parent: unnamed Rockii seedling. Pollen Parent: unknown. First bloomed 1990. First year propagated 2002. SEMI-DOUBLE. Though the overall color effect is light pink, the flower petals are white with prominent black flares which extend to about 60% of the petal’s length. The edges of the flares bleed red, fading to pink, then white at the petal’s edge. Flowers are exceptionally large at 10 inches (25 cm) across, with one bloom per stem. Rounded petals are slightly ruffled and notched. Five to eight carpels, light green, sparsely hairy. Stigmas are cream white in color. Pollen bearing stamens are less than ½ inch long (15 mm), yellow throughout. Produces seeds. Narrow upright plant, to 6 feet (200 cm) in height. Foliage is green with purple cast giving bronzed effect. Blooms early midseason (13-15 days prior to ‘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’). Strong pleasing fragrance. Named for Katrin Huschen (wife of Carsten Burkhardt) and selected by her from over 200 seedlings raised by Hein Ebert and his son. The original stock plants were imported from the People’s Republic of China in the early 1950s, and from these, seedlings were raised and selected through successive generations over the last 50 or more years.

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


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