Peony Cytherea

Peony 'Cytherea' is an Early Midseason semi-double pink to cherry red Peony Herbacous Hybrid, wonderful rare cherry red flowers with cupped petals, fragrant, fast grower, many thick strong stems, average height 28 inch / 71 cm, it is a great cut-flower with lots of flowers, American Peony Society Best in Show - Grand Champion 1970 & 1983 plus Award of Landscape Merit 2009 and American Peony Society Gold Medal 1980, (Saunders 1953).

Bare root size: 3/5 eye
Size Weight
3/5 eye 250 gram
Quantity per standard box:

Perennial Box Size (standard) = 24" x 16" x 9" or, 60cm x 40cm x 23cm

Sold Out! Available in years: 2023

Peony 'Cytherea' is one of the many pink Peonies that we grow at Peony Nursery 'Peony Shop Holland'.

Who was Professor A. P. Saunders ?

Peony Cytherea has been breed by Professor A.P. Saunders a chemistry Professor at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York during the early part of the 20th century, Professor Saunders is today considered the "Father" of the modern hybrid peony. He carried out extensive, scientifically based breeding programs with both herbaceous and Tree Peonies with the assistance of friends at the New York Botanical Garden. His Tree Peony work centered on the intercrossing of two species, the yellow flowered P. lutea and the orange-red P. delavayi with existing classical Japanese Moutan varieties. The resultant progeny produced a range of flower colors from lemon and golden yellow to ivory and pearl shades frequently blended and suffused with purple and pink, plus a few strawberry-red cultivars. In all cases, the flowers are displayed above attractive cut-leaf foliage. Eventually his daughter, Silvia took over her father's nursery, and after several decades Professor Saunder's hybrids are still in great demand by gardeners worldwide.

Regarding Peony Nursery "" Lutjebroek, the Netherlands

Peony grower Peony Shop Holland now a days solely concentrates on increasing exclusive, great quality peonies. It hasn't always been this situation. The corporation has an broad history starting in the year 1875 along with Simon Scholten who also was basically growing vegetables and fruits for a full time income.

During the year 2001 the particular business organisation created their brand-new marketing-title & logo "" and they began centering on growing unique peonies. In 2002 this corporation launched their world wide web peonyshop together with Peonies & Buxus. Within the year 2003 Joshua Scholten started with breeding peonies. After that in 2004 this specific company started to market peonies originating from the Netherlands throughout European countries, Usa and additionally Asian countries.

Right now our own peony nursery is specialised in increasing and multiplying exceptional, premium quality peony roots which can be sold and exported to world wide. In addition we additionally cut peonies mainly supporting the Dutch peony flower industry.

The most important things we pride:
  • The superior quality of our own product
  • The capacity to export around the world
  • Our enormous range of pink peonies like Cytherea
  • The peony nursery stock of large full potential pink peonies for cut-flower production

About growing Cytherea a semi-double pink Peony flower

The fall is without a doubt the ideal period of time for seeding a peony plant. Nearly all peony plants are generally incredibly long-lived plants sticking around close to fifty up to seventy years, so as soon as a person have the particular peonies planted correctly, an individual definitely will enjoy them for many, many years. Peonies opt for a sun-drenched spot with a well-drained ground. A good air circulation presented around the plant can also be crucial. These types of conditions help peonies stay away from illness issues. To arrange a sowing hole intended for a bareroot peony, dig the dirt to some level of 12-18". Work with garden tools to release the sides of the planting hole as well. It is always extremely significant that the particular "eyes", or growth, nodes, positioned close to the base of the old stem, end up no more than Two " under the ground area.