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Paeonia lactiflora - 'Jan van Leeuween' (Peony, Paeonia)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer), Dark green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Paeonia lactiflora - Cultivation Notes

This classic flowering perennial flourishes in soil that is both well drained and fertile in full sun. Paeonia will tolerate well drained chalky soil as well as part shade. On planting dig in plenty of organic matter and mulch every few years. Support new growth and flowers in spring.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Paeonia lactiflora:

  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Paeonia lactiflora

  • Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap

Design & Plant Use for Paeonia lactiflora:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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Common Missspellings: Peone, Paeoni, Peaone, Paonia, Peonia, Peaonia, Peaoni

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