Single; medium size flower, opens pale yellow. A double layer of cupped petals center a cluster of yellow stamens. Good plant habit, vigorous, reliable bloom on a compact, semi-dwarf to medium height bush. Self-supporting stems carry the flowers close to the canopy, the bush holds well against inclement weather events. Newly emergent stems are in shades of red and gold color, while the foliage shows the gold variegation that inspired its name. As the season progresses the foliage matures to nearly green, still retaining a hint of the former variegation. This variety is unique and has a notably attractive combination of attributes throughout the growing season which makes it a unique choice for the near border. For best results choose a protected area that offers some noon time shade from the sun. Unlike most other peony varieties, intense midday sun can burn the foliage of this cultivar.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
BeeLoved®; Novelty variety; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; attracts pollinators and honey bees; deer resistant.
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Basic Growing Requirements
Partial shade. Water as needed, sensitive to overwatering and waterlog conditions. Soil pH 6.5-7. Fertile, well-draining soil.
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