Peony Cytherea

Peony Cytherea


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.

Peony Details

Data sheet

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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