Paeonia herbaceous hybrid "Lavon". Layers of pink petals and soft yellow staminodes form a graceful double flower.
The long stems are ideal for a romantic display in the garden or in a vase. To hold the clusters of large flowers they will need some support. The flowers are delicately scented. This is a healthy variety that may take a few years to fully establish. But as the saying goes: first the roots then the shoots, however it is well worth the wait.
The variety is named after Lavon, who became a true peony enthusiast alongside Don Hollingsworth in developing a thriving commercial peony nursery in Maryville. Throughout these years she immensely enjoyed attending the annual APS conventions, kindling dear friendships and promoting Hollingsworth varieties and propagations. She welcomed me into their home and sharing her love of dogs and peonies made for easy conversation.
Parentage P. "Nippon Gold" x P. "Cytherea".
Best in show – Grand Champion APS Convention 2018 - by Therese from Brooks Gardens Peony Farm.
Registered in 1993
- Colour palette
Soft & hot pink
- Flowering period
- From week 5 | Late
- 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
- 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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