Peony Mrs. Franklin D. Roosefelt
Paeonia lactiflora "Mrs. Franklin D. Roosefelt" 1932. Perfectly formed soft pink double flowers that contrast beautifully with the dark green foliage. Multiple side buds extend the flowering period of this profusely flowering peony. The flowers have a lovely fragrance. Named after the Mrs. Roosevelt who became First Lady a year later in 1933. It didn't stop there, she was the driving force behind the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a delegate to the United Nations.
American Peony Society Gold Medal winner 1948.
Registered in 1932.
On line catalogue. The roots can be ordered from February 1st for delivery from October onward.
Peony roots are shipped in autumn planting season. Delivery in the EU.
These varieties are different from the online autumn catalogue. Choose on-site.
|Colour Palette||From pink to magenta|
|Flowering Period||From Week 3 | Early mid|
|Plant size||d| ↕︎ up to 90 cm | ↔︎ up to 90 cm|
|Flower Bud(s)||One main flower bud and plenty of sidebuds|
|Award||Gold Medal American Peony Society|
|Ideal for||The cutting garden|
|Position & Soil||Sunny and airy - soil well worked and not soggy|
|Hardiness||Fully hardy -20ºC or depending on snow cover|