Catherine Louise - Peony
Ménard / D’Aoust, 2005
Offered for the first time in 2008 and only a few divisions are available this year. This is a tall peony with waxy white flowers with distinctive deep red stigmas and filaments. The petioles and stems are almost uniformly dark red and accentuate the flowers beautifully. It has consistently shown excellent fall foliage colour and was selected for registration by Maurice Ménard before his death in 2002. Named for his granddaughter, Catherine Louise Ménard.
Height: >90 cm
Staking Required: Depends upon location
Bloom Week: 3
Our promise is to provide you with healthily grown root divisions, with 3-5 eyes, and true to name. We take great care in packaging your roots so they arrive in perfect planting condition. If for any reason, during shipping, your package is not to your satisfaction, please send a photo within 48 hours, and we will either replace your order or refund you.
Since planting conditions, and other variables are outside of our control, we cannot guarantee roots once they have been planted.
A Note on Observations
Observations of height, side buds, and staking are from Hudson, Quebec (zone 5a) grown in full sun, in a clay based soil. In different environments plants will perform slightly different. Instead of 1 to 2 side buds per stem, you may have none. If growing in slightly shadier environment, your peony may require staking. The observations are meant as a general guide, in how your peony should perform in optimal planting. In the case of fragrance, these are observations based on personal sniff tests in the field, we must bear in mind our olfactory senses are all different.