Peony Cardinal's Robe

Peony Cardinal's Robe


Paeonia herbaceous hybrid "Cardinal's Robe". One of Saunders beauties and rarely offered.  Name well chosen for this peony with single cardinal red flowers. Sometimes i pick one for a bouquet and it brings smiles to everyone’s faces. Equally so for the garden, cardinal’s robe is a stayer. The flowers hold well above the shiny and healthy lighter green foliage and make it one of the longer flowering Saunders Lobata or Perry red hybrids. Of course, it does not require any support.

Registered with the APS in 1943.

Peony Details


Colour palette
Flowering period
From week 3 | Early mid
Flower form
Plant size
b| ↕︎ up to 50 cm | ↔︎ up to 50 cm
Flower bud(s)
One main flower bud
Ideal for
The bee 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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