Paeonia 'Golden Crown'

Jim McKenney
Thu, 15 Feb 2007 16:45:48 PST
I have a question for our peony experts.

Several retail catalogs offer something called Paeonia 'Golden Crown'. I've
seen this name used in both the US and in the UK. Does anyone know what this

When I first saw these, I assumed they were the Itoh interdivisional hybrid
peony known as 'Yellow Crown'. Maybe they are. 

On the other hand, it's said that the four Itoh hybrids originally brought
to the US are badly confused; maybe 'Golden Crown' is an effort to offer
Itoh hybrids without making a commitment about which cultivar is being

Or is 'Golden Crown' something else?

Any comments would be appreciated.

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I think we may be well
into the zone 7 range of low temps tomorrow morning.

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