Peony Postillon

Peony 'Postillon'


Paeonia herbaceous hybride 'Postillon'. Bright red cup-shaped flowers stand out just above the vibrant light green foliage. Several rows of rounded petals surround a tuft of yellow stamens. An impressive plant that can cover more than a square meter when mature.

Named after the 'postilion', the predecessor of the postman in reference to his bright red flashing uniform. He always rides one of the carriage horses, which distinguishes him from the coachman, who sits on the carriage.

Registered in 1941.

Peony Details


Colour palette
Flowering period
From week 3 | Early mid
Flower form
Plant size
e| ↕︎ up to 110 cm | ↔︎ up to 90 cm
Softly scented
Flower bud(s)
One main flower bud
Ideal for
The bee garden
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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