One of the most famous introductions from Prof. A.P. Saunders. ‘Lavender is a unique hybrid peony, much sought after and peony lovers are talking about this one with nothing but praise. And we can only confirm that to be valid! Truly a remarkable beauty, due to her specific descent all comparisons are flawed.
Gorgeous, refined single lavender blooms tower nicely above the bush. Flowers start dark lavender, and fade slowly to a softer shade of lavender and eventually to a pinkish white. ‘Lavender’ displays the brightest lavender shade known in peonies. The sepals decorate the buds with elegant red-purple stripes, stems are dark (red-ish purple), and also the foliage gives away tell signs from the pollen parent. The matte, grey green colour and the long, pointy shaped leaf parts create a fascinating and attractive whole.
Rumor has it that ‘Lavender’ is not so easy to grow. Well, we are pleased to report that quite the contrary is true for us – and would even go as far as calling this a very vigorous peony! Credit where credit’s due. ‘Lavender’ is a true “connoisseur’s choice” and deserves all the praise she gets!


€ 95,00

Colour: Lavender / Salmon
Flower type: Single
Sidebuds: None
Fragrance: Little
Flowering time: Very early
Plant Height: 70 cm
Mechanical support: Not necessary
Use: Landscape
Origin: USA
Hybridizer: Saunders
Registered by: Saunders
Year of Registration: 1939
APS Gold Medal:
Seed parent: P. lactiflora (cultivar unknown)
Pollen parent: P. coriacea
Extra information: Strain. Fertility very low. Presumably chance fertility only.
Fertility: Unknown
Ploidy: Unknown