Silver Plane

This is a unique coloration among Saunders woody peonies. I wish I could recommend it more highly but, for me, it has not been very vigorous and declines early.  One of the nice attributes of most tree peonies is their season long attractive foliage so I consider early decline a fault.  Perhaps it does better for others.

In 2021 the foliage is reddish rather than green.

Cultivar: Silver Plane
Year: 1948
Seedling No: 16536
Group: Roman Gold
Flower: Color: cream with small plum flares
Form: single, two rows of petals
Blooms: Week 5
Carpels: 6, green
Stigmas: cream
Sheath: cream
Stamens: filaments yellow (no red), stamens have pollen
Plant: Habit: upright
Foliage color: medium green
Foliage form: typical
Height: 18″ on 5 year struggling plant
Recommendation: Collectors’ plant
Availability: Rare