Tree peony Hephestos
Paeonia lutea hybrid "Hephestos". Luxurious velvety red petals enclose a ring of golden coloured stamens.
The warmth of the red is such that it could only be named after Hephestos, the god of fire in Greek mythology. The slightly ruffled petals are placed with great care and the angle emphasizes their velvety appearance. Soft fragrant flowers are held well above the healthy foliage.
Hephestos represents all the qualities, a tree peony should have, and was the deserved winner of the APS "Gold Medal" 2009 and the APS "Best in Show" 2012.
Registered in 1977.
|Colour Palette||From red to purple|
|Flowering Period||From Week 2 | Early|
|Height||e| Over 100 cm | 40"|
|Flower Bud(s)||One main flower bud|
|Usage||As a landscape peony|