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Deep red or red with a hint of purple are colors in limited supply in the peony kingdom. Want fragrance, too? Now the cultivars are so few that you can count them on one hand. Peony Philippe Rivoire is a beauty that ticks the boxes. This deep crimson double is also an heirloom, having first been made available in 1911 by the six generation French hybridizer Riviere family. This peony doesn't produce the most enormous blooms, but the scent? Legendary. . . some put this peony in the top 5 for fragrance.
Note: this variety often has very small, hard-to-see eyes. This is normal.
Be sure to check out "3 Things to Know Before Buying Peonies" before making your final selections.
Live in a warmer part of the country and want to grow peonies? Find "Tips for Growing Peonies in Warm Regions" here.
|Botanical Name:||Paeonia lactiflora Philippe Rivoire|
|Common Name:||Peony Philippe Rivoire, French Peony Philippe Rivoire|
|Growing Zones:||Zones 2-8|
|Flower Color:||Dark crimson with black sheen|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||3-5 eye bare root plant|
|Bloom Timing:||Blooms early season, Learn about when peonies bloom|
|Pkg. Count:||1 healthy bare root plant|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Peony Planting Guide|
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