Paeonia herbaceous hybrid 'Red Grace'. The promising flower buds suggest the fascinating play of ruby red petals. As the colour slowly flows from ruby to a warm red, they unfold into impressive globes. The flowers are borne on sturdy stems and surrounded by vibrant green foliage. Despite the impressive stems some support might be helpful. This vigorous grower deserves a bright sunny spot in your garden.
As well as being a lovely addition to your garden, 'Red Grace' is also a valuable cut flower. It has a long vase life compared to some of the other prized early red peonies of 'officinalis' origin such as P. 'Red Charm'. Cutting 'Red Grace' is not for the faint-hearted. You need to be very patient. Then this majestic flower will reward you with a ballet-like performance, unfolding row after row of petals to form a massive ball.
It is an early bloomer and combined with classic peonies will extend the peony flowering season by several weeks. 'Red Grace' is less well known but is undoubtedly a beautiful, graceful and desirable peony.
Award: Special Price José Buck at 'De Tuindagen van Beervelde' 2018.
Registered in 1980.
- Colour palette
- Flowering period
- From week 2 | Early
- Flower form
- Plant size
- d| ↕︎ up to 90 cm | ↔︎ up to 90 cm
- Softly scented
- Flower bud(s)
- One main flower bud
- Other awards
- Ideal for
- The cutting garden
- Position & soil
- Sunny and airy - soil well worked and not soggy
- Fully hardy -20ºC or depending on snow cover
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