Paeonia lactiflora ‘Marguerite Gérard’ – Herbaceous Peony
This beautiful variety was bred in France in 1892 by Felix Crousse. It is named to honour the late great French artist and print maker Marguerite Gérard, whose work was in the Rococo style. A painting of hers was even purchased by Napoleon himself.
The compact double blooms of ‘Marguerite Gérard’ are enormous, pale hydrangea pink, carry a light fragrance, and lighten as they age. The bloom centres develop a crown and have a multitude of yellow stamens. Petals can be minutely flecked dark carmine.
Blooms on sturdy stems that are well foliaged in dark green and reach a medium height, about 90cm.
Vigorous growing mid-season variety.