Paeonia herbaceous hybrid "Cytherea". The intense hot pink colour of the flowers fades gradually to soft pink and ivory. They open one by one and adorn the plant with all the different shades. The large flowers are set as perfect semicircles above the compact solid green foliage and they require no support. Graced with a soft fragrance, this peony is ideal as a garden plant and for a vase.
Cytherea is better known under the name of Aphrodite and her Roman counterpart Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Myrtles, doves, sparrows, horses and swans were reportedly sacred to her.
APS Gold Medal 1980.
APS Award of Landscape Merit 2009.
Registered in 1953.
- Colour Palette
- From pink to magenta
- Flowering Period
- From Week 3 | Early mid
- Flower form
- Plant size
- c| ↕︎ up to 70 cm | ↔︎ up to 70 cm
- Flower Bud(s)
- One main flower bud
- Award of Landscape Merit American Peony Society
Gold Medal American Peony Society
- Ideal for
- The cutting garden
The landscape garden
- Position & Soil
- Sunny and airy - soil well worked and not soggy
- Fully hardy -20ºC or depending on snow cover
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