Friday, March 11, 2016

2016 Peony 'Coral Charm' Has Many Adventitious Roots

In my 2016 It's Starting... Tree Peonies are Waking Up! post, I mentioned that my coral peonies were starting to wake up too. Well, one of them, Peony 'Coral Charm', is waking up in a big way - all over the place! This peony loves to multiply and spread. It apparently also has the feature of developing growth buds on its roots, called adventitious roots. Another peony of mine also has this feature - 2013 Peony 'Grace Root' Adventitious Bud Stem Flower. I hadn't really noticed this feature in Peony 'Coral Charm' until last year when it started to get one side shoot. I think this all started when I divided this peony to donate a large piece of it as a part of the 2013 APS Peony Donation to JC Raulston Arboretum. Apparently all of the severed roots that were left in the ground have now decided to regenerate and grow their own buds and crown to create lots of new plants. So now this year it has lots of side shoots (at least 15)!!! I think I'll be giving one of these to my grandma for sure. I may donate one for the American Peony Society convention or fall auction as well. :-)

Peony 'Coral Charm' with Adventitious Shoots


  1. That's going to be beautiful when it blooms! Wow!

    1. Liz,

      Yes, I can't wait to see it bloom! I'll try to post some photos later when it blooms.


  2. I too have a salmon/coral peony that roots that easily. It was sold to me as Lovely Rose--color is right but it's definitely a semi-double rather than a single. I thought it might be Coral Charm but it blooms at a different time than CC does here, have one in the front garden, the NOID is in the back. Planted a piece of the NOID beside my known Coral Charm to see if I can figure it out once and for all! There aren't that many corals out there, it shouldn't be that difficult to id but I've been trying now for several springs.