Tree peony Icarus
Paeonia lutea hybrid "Icarus". The single flowers are upheld on solid stems and adorned with fine foliage.
Two rows of red pointy petals surround a circle of stamens and red dotted pistils. The inner petals reach to the sky, the outer petals fold open like wings and refer to the Greek god Icarus. The son of Daedelus, together they escape from the labyrinth. Icarus in his enthusiasm ignores his father’s instructions and flies too close to the sun. The wax melts and the feathers disconnect. Flapping his arms just was not good enough and he fell into the sea which now bears his name.
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 and some sidebuds|
|Usage||As a landscape peony|