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John Harvard

John Harvard

Auten 1939


Herbaceous Hybrid


This is a peony that gets many comments. The flowers appear early and are truly stunning. They are the colour and texture of mahogany velvet. The centre is full of golden stamens. Classed as a single peony, the flowers often have several layers of petals. The flowers hold their colour well. Though staking is not necessary the plant does have a large open habit.


Height: 60-90 cm

Fragrance: None

Side buds: None

Staking Required: No

Bloom Week: 4

  • Our Guarantee

    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. 


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