P. 'Alexander Woollcott'

type: [herbaceous peony] – [herbaceous hybrid]


lac 'Marie Jacquin'


lobata (Perry)


10644G 'Alexander Woollcott', 10644I 'Constance Spry' 10644M 'Nadia',

22, 6

10644G 'Alexander Woollcott'

ALEXANDER WOOLLCOTT (Saunders, 1941) - Semi-double - Crimson. Albiflora x lobata. Hybrid list in Bulletin 129.

Alexander Woollcott (1941) Two to three row[s of] brilliant shining crimson petals, unfading. [Albiflora x lobata - the great race of „lobata hybrids“ This group contains many beautiful pink and red tones so long desired in the Chinese peonies; salmon, coral, rose and deep cherry pinks, to clear bright crimsons, with no hint of purple and never a bad color in all the hundreds that have bloomed. I think this is the most brilliant and e effective strain of herbaceous hybrids yet produced. . Their season is generally M. They set hardly any seed, but their F2's may be interesting. About a dozen reds, and almost thirty pinks have been introduced, many of them so similar to one another that I have now tried to sort them roughly into color groups. The pinks especially, fade off as the flower ages , into pale peach shades, so that a mature plant will have flowers of many differing tones, but all harmonious [..] are single except when otherwise noted. ]The Reds

peonies & seeds

Josef Halda 1999:

Flower type: Peony—Semi-double

Size: 24"

Plant zone(s): 2-8

Bloom time: Early, Hybrid

Hybridizer: A.P. Saunders

Bright, early, cheerful blossoms of fire-engine crimson are held nicely on mint green, lush foliage

One of the most beautiful hybrids of M. Saunders, very rare and very sought-after! Big semi-doubles flowers of a vivid red with a center of golden stamens. The beautiful red flowers keep their color and their intensity all along flowering. They are carried by strong stems. A splendid perennial!. Early-midseason bloomer. Height 60 cm Slightly fertile, hybrid of first generation. Results a crossing between Paeonia lactiflora Marie Jacquin and P. Peregrina Perry (syn: officinalis Perry lobata).

(+3) Un des plus beaux hybrides de M. Saunders, très rare et très recherché! Ce qui explique son prix. Grandes fleurs semi-doubles d’un rouge éclatant au cœur d’étamines dorées. Les belles fleurs rouges en forme de coupe conservent leur couleur et leur intensité tout au long de la floraison. Elles sont portées par des tiges fortes. Un plant majestueux. Floraison en début de mi-saison. Hauteur 60 cm Peu fertile, hybride de première génération . Résulte d’un croisement entre Paeonia lactiflora Marie Jacquin et P. Peregrina Perry (syn : officinalis lobata Perry).

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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