This peony has coral overtones and is likely the closest to a coral color among Saunders peonies. (Neither Lymon Cousins nor Samuel Wissing used it to produce their many popular coral hybrids.)  Silvia Saunders noted “pointed buds” on this peony.


Cultivar: Coralie
Year: 1940
Seedling No: 9183. Page 22 of Saunders’ Notebook I
Parentage: 7: lactiflora 1302 X “lobata of Perry”


Flower: Color: coral pink, faint white flares
Form: single, 10-12 petals, somewhat cupped and crinkled
Blooms: Week 5
Carpels: 3-4, pale yellowish-green
Stigmas: pale pink
Disc: white 
Stamens: filaments pale yellow
Plant: Habit: upright bush
Foliage color: medium green
Foliage form: narrow leaves, somewhat notched
Height: 32″ in 2021


Recommendation: Recommended
Availability: Few specialty nurseries