Paeonia 'Nike'

type: [tree peony] – [lutea hybrid]


Daphnis (48)

New, Unnamed: July 15, 1985, Daphnis No. 368; pedigree, Guardian of the Monastery x BC2. Golden with maroon flares. The inner row of petals forms a cup around the prominent center; the outer row of petals curves backward.

NIKE (the goddess of victory), Nassos Daphnis, New York, September 25, 1987. Seedling #D-368, single hybrid tree peony. Parentage BC2 x Guardian of the Monastery (Moutan). First bloomed 1976. This coral peach flower with two rows of well-formed round petals has a golden glow. It has red flares and yellow anthers. The flower stands well above the foliage on very strong stems. An excellent bloomer. A ten-year-old plant is about five feet in height. The flower has pollen, seeds, and stamens. Fragrant. It blooms in late May. Bulletin #264.

Osti (1997)

Osti (1999)

NIKE (NASSOS DAPHNIS, 1987). Fiore rosa arancio, fiammato scuro all'unghia. Portamento vigoroso.

NIKE Raised by Nassos Daphnis in 1987. Flowers: orange - red, dark flares; single. Habit: vigorous.


Flower type: Tree Peony—Semi-double

Plant zone(s): 4-8

Bloom time: Mid

Hybridizer: Nassos Daphnis

Most attractive blend of coral, peach and gold on rounded petals with deep purple flares. Fragrant flowers stand well above foliage on strong stems.

peonies & seeds

Denis Wilson and Michel Rivière in the private garden of Mons. Rivière in Crest/France, a large bush of 'Nike' in front

M.S. Uspenskaja 2003, p. 179:

Entsminger 2007

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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