Paeonia lactiflora ‘Pink Hawaiian Coral’

Fast Facts About Paeonia Lactiflora ‘Pink Hawaiian Coral’

Learn more about Paeonia Lactiflora ‘Pink Hawaiian Coral’

  • Name: Paeonia lactiflora ‘Pink Hawaiian Coral’
  • Bred by: This cultivar is part of the extensive breeding of Paeonia lactiflora varieties.
  • Introduced: Although the exact introduction year is not specified, it’s a popular and contemporary variety.
  • Growth: Typically attains a height and spread of about 2-3 feet.
  • Blooms: Renowned for its large, semi-double to double flowers.
  • Color: The blooms exhibit a vibrant coral-pink hue that fades to a softer pink as they mature.
  • Foliage: Features lush, green leaves that provide an attractive backdrop for the bright blooms.
  • Flowering: Blooms in the late spring to early summer period.
  • Climate: Hardy in USDA zones 3-8, suitable for various temperate climates.
  • Disease Resistance: Generally resistant to common peony diseases, though precautions should be taken against fungal diseases in moist conditions.
  • Growing Classification: Herbaceous perennial.
  • Origin/Distribution: As a cultivated variety of Paeonia lactiflora, it originated in Asia and is now widely grown in suitable climates globally.
  • Blooming Season: The peak blooming period is late spring.

Should you Buy One?

‘Pink Hawaiian Coral’ is an excellent choice for anyone looking to add a splash of tropical vibrancy to their garden. The unique coral-pink coloration of its blooms makes it a standout variety, especially appealing for gardens aiming for a bright and lively aesthetic. Its robust growth and ease of care also make it a suitable option for both beginners and experienced gardeners.

Paeonia lactiflora 'Pink Hawaiian Coral' Specific Care

This peony thrives in well-drained, fertile soil and enjoys full sun to partial shade. Planting the roots at the correct depth is crucial for flowering. Regular watering, particularly during dry spells, and a spring application of balanced fertilizer will encourage healthy growth and vibrant blooms.

General Orchid Care Tips

  • Soil: Prefer rich, well-drained soil.
  • Sunlight: Best in full sun, but some afternoon shade is tolerated.
  • Watering: Keep soil consistently moist, especially in dry periods.
  • Fertilization: Apply a general-purpose fertilizer in the spring.
  • Pruning: Trim back the foliage to the ground level in the fall after frost.
  • Support: Staking may be necessary for varieties with large, heavy blooms.

FAQs about Paeonia lactiflora 'Pink Hawaiian Coral'

They usually reach maturity and full blooming potential in about 3-4 years.

Yes, they make excellent cut flowers with their vibrant color and large blooms.

Ensuring adequate sunlight, proper watering, and feeding with a balanced fertilizer are key to enhancing their bloom. Avoiding overcrowding and ensuring good air circulation also helps.

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