Peony Carr East #2

Peony 'Carr East 2'


Paeonia lactiflora 'Carr East # 2' A peony with a story. Being The Mum of P. 'Garden Treasure' is no mean feat!

P. 'Carr East # 2' has an anemone-shaped flower, in soft blush hues and is pleasantly fragrant. The foliage is disease resistant and it is a vigorous grower.

The provenance of our roots is no secret, they come from a limited number of divisions received from Don Hollingsworth's mother plant.

The plant was a long-time resident at the farmstead of Don Hollingsworth's his first wife, the site where they establish the flourishing peony nursery. Carr East refers to this location.

Carr Corner

He selected is as a mother plant and pollinated it with pollen from the Lutea tree peony hybrid 'Alice Harding' in his second year of peony breeding in 1969. Four years later the first flower of 'Garden Treasure' appeared. An intersectional or Itoh peony of great vigour and renown. 'Carr East #2' is one of those that makes a collection complete. 

Peony Details


Colour palette
Flowering period
From week 3 | Early mid
Flower form
Plant size
d| ↕︎ up to 90 cm | ↔︎ up to 90 cm
Softly scented
Flower bud(s)
One main flower bud and some sidebuds
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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