Paeonia 'Lafayette Escadrille'

type: [intersectional hybrid]

LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE (Roy Pehrson; registered by William J. Seidl), April 12, 1989. No seedling number, labeled "RPWS-19" by Seidl. Class, Itoh hybrid lactiflora. Parentage Lactiflora x lutea hybrid, possibly "Thunderbolt." First year bloomed (guess) 1974-1976. Rec'd. from Roy in 1979. Small 3-4" single black red, 10 petaled terminal flowers, bloom just on top of foliage, followed by a few late stems w/o laterals that bloom still higher. Vigorous plant, 30" height, dense green segmented leaves - young foliage deep red, remaining for some time. Somewhat narrowed petals. No seed, and extremely sparce pollen. An excellent landscape plant for foliage. Bulletin #272.

LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE (Pehrson/Seidl) (M) Deep red single cross hybrid that has a rich crimson hue; flower is about six inches wide; forms a medium height plant may take three to four years to bloom profusely

Lafayette Escadrille* (Pehrson/Seidl 1989) M, Single; dark red, smallish flower, unique Itoh Hybrid flower form. Foliage much segmented, upright stems medium height, prolific multiplier, consequently takes extra seasons to come to flowering maturity.  An interesting, smaller scale novelty. 


Flower type: Tree Peony—Single

Plant zone(s): 4-8

Bloom time: Mid

Hybridizer: Roy Pherson

Most unusual small blossoms with narrow petals of deepest red. A vigorous grower that produces ample flowers.

Theresa Griesbach on peonyaddicts 2007:

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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