Peony Mrs. Franklin D. Roosefelt

Peony Mrs. Franklin D. Roosefelt


Paeonia lactiflora "Mrs. Franklin D. Roosefelt" 1932. Perfectly formed soft pink double flowers that contrast beautifully with the dark green foliage. Multiple side buds extend the flowering period of this profusely flowering peony. The flowers have a lovely fragrance. Named after the Mrs. Roosevelt who became First Lady a year later in 1933. It didn't stop there, she was the driving force behind the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a delegate to the United Nations.

American Peony Society Gold Medal winner 1948.

Registered in 1932.

Peony Details

Franklin Alonzo Barry

Data sheet

Colour Palette
From pink to magenta
Flowering Period
From Week 3 | Early mid
Flower form
Plant size
d| ↕︎ up to 90 cm | ↔︎ up to 90 cm
Softly scented
Flower Bud(s)
One main flower bud and plenty of sidebuds
Gold Medal American Peony Society
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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