Peony Illini Belle

Peony 'Illini Belle'


Paeonia herbaceous hybrid 'Illini Belle'. Multiple rows of wavy dark maroon petals surround a tuft of golden stamens.

The velvety flowers appear early in the season and therefor are an interesting addition to extend the flowering period of your peonies. The colour goes well with yellow and other warm tones. The strong stems remain perfectly upright, forming a beautiful display with lush dark green foliage. 

Named after the Illinois Confederacy, or Illini, a former group of 12-13 Native American tribes in the upper Mississippi River valley of North America.  The Illinois lived in a seasonal cycle related to the cultivation of domestic plants and hunting, moving from semi-permanent villages to hunting camps. They grew crops of maize, beans, and squash together, famously known as the "Three Sisters". 

American Peony Society Convention 2014 Best in Show – Grand Champion.

Registered in 1941.

Peony Details

Glasscock Lyman D.


Colour palette
Flowering period
From week 2 | Early
Flower form
Plant size
c| ↕︎ up to 70 cm | ↔︎ up to 70 cm
Flower bud(s)
One main flower bud
Ideal for
The cutting garden
The landscape garden - no support
Position & soil
Sunny and airy - soil well worked and not soggy
Fully hardy -20ºC or depending on snow cover

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