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Red Charm
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Best Landscaper® 'Red Charm'
Originator: (Glasscock, 1944)
Group: Herbaceous Hybrid
Bloom period: Midseason
Bloom week: 4
Flower form: Bomb
Height: Medium
USDA zone: 3 to 7
Item number: 0009


Bomb double; large, opens clear deep crimson. The flower is of exhibition quality, excellent substance, waxy, with sweet spicy fragrance. Excellent habit, vigorous, good increase and free flowering; grows a medium height, broad bush. Stout stems, foliage and stems durable, although leaflets may show some discoloration in the last half of the season, especially during summer heat and water stress. It does not require support under normal growing conditions. A popular cultivar due to its outstanding performance. Considered by some to be one of the top peony cultivars available. Suitable for commercial cut flower production. 

Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Best Landscaper
®; Best Fragrant®; Best Cut®; Gold Medal 1956; Best in Show 1951 and 1965; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; cut flower garden; commercial cutter.

Herbaceous Hybrid. Parentage: P. lactiflora x P. officinalis. Pollinate with tetraploid.

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