Paeonia 'Charon'

type: [tree peony] – [lutea hybrid]



(Bremer 2017)

Charon. Bremer. 2017. Advanced generation lutea hybrid. (Seidl #46 x Seidl #58). Seidl #46=Reath A-197 x Chinese Dragon; Seidl #58=Seidl #11 x Zephyrus; Seidl #11=Daphnis #223 x Chinese Dragon. Seedling #NB42. Charon is a very dark purple with nearly black flares. Filaments are nearly black and contrast heavily with the yellow anthers. Light pink stigmas and prominent purple sheath. Petals wave in and out on this rather dark and sinister flower. Usually one bud per stem. Foliage is deep blue-green, wide and dense. Typically 5 carpels. Stems are often winter killed here in Wisconsin, but are quickly replaced by vigorous basal growth. Pollen fertile, seed is more difficult. Named for Charon the ferryman of Greek Mythology. Charon of Hades carried souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx.

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database