Colours

Peony colours vary from white through pink to red and maroon. As a result of cross-breeding with tree peonies, it is even possible to get shades of yellow and coral. You should, however, keep in mind that the colour of a peony can change over time. In particular, blossoms which are exposed to full sun will fade from day to day. Thus, blooms which start out a pale pink will often end up entirely white after a time. Keeping this in mind, here are some examples of peonies sorted by colour:

Coral: Coral Charm, Coral 'n Gold, Etched Salmon, Pink Hawaiian Coral

Pink: Angel Cheeks, Attar of Roses, Auguste Dessert, Bowl of Beauty, Butter Bowl, Chestine Gowdy, Dinner Plate, Do Tell, Doreen, Dr. Alexander Fleming, Edulis Superba, Fairy's Petticoat, Fancy Nancy, Firelight, First Arrival, Gay Paree, Hermione, La France, Lady Alexandra Duff, Lavender (lavender pink), Le Charme, Madame Jules Dessert, Martha Bulloch, Monsieur Jules Elie, Mrs. Euclid Snow, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Myrtle Gentry, Nice Gal, Nick Shaylor (pale blush), Nymphe, Paeonia officinalis mollis, Paula Fay, Pillow Talk, Princess Margaret, Raspberry Sundae, Roselette, Sarah Bernhardt, Sea Shell, Show Girl, Sorbet, Thérèse, Tourangelle, Walter Faxon, Westerner

Red: Big Ben, Blaze, Buckeye Belle, Dandy Dan, David Harum, Early Scout, Félix Crousse, Flame, Henry Bockstoce, Hillary (red & yellow), Illini Warrior, Julia Rose (fades to orange & pink), Kansas, Karl Rosenfield, Maestro, Mahogany, Many Happy Returns, Mikado, Nippon Beauty, Paeonia peregrina, Paeonia officinalis, Paeonia tenuifolia, Paul M. Wild, Red Charm, Red Red Rose, Ruth Clay, Scarlett O'Hara, Sword Dance, Walter Mains

White: Ann Cousins, Baroness Schroeder (blush to white), Bowl of Cream, Bride's Dream, Bu-te, Charlie's White, Cora Louise (white with purple flares), Duchesse de Nemours, Elsa Sass, Festiva Maxima, Gardenia, Gold Standard, Honey Gold, Jan van Leeuwen, Krinkled White, Laura Dessert, Le Cygne, Miss America, Mother's Choice, Mrs. Edward Harding, Primevère, Shirley Temple, White Sands, White Wings
Yellow: Bartzella, Claire de Lune, Garden Treasure, Paeonia mlokosewitschii, Roy Pehrson's Best Yellow, Sequestered Sunshine.

To see more detailed information about one of the peony varieties shown above, please click on the underlined name of that peony variety.


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