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A picture of a Moutan peony

Moutan peony

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Cardinal Vaughan'

Also known as

Rock's tree peony, Peony

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2m

1.2m

Min

1.2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Moutan peony Overview

This species is slow-growing, The foliage is medium to dark green and deeply cut in a bold pattern. The blooms come in a large variety of colours and textures and. They look similar to crinkled crepe paper and have a shiny finish.

Common problems with Moutan peony

How to propagate Moutan peony

Cuttings

Propagate by seed in autumn (may take up to 3 years to germinate), tuberous species by root cuttings in winter, tree peonies by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Seed

Tubers

Grafting

Grafting in winter.

Division

Perennials may also be propagated by division in autumn or early spring.

Other uses of Moutan peony

Fragrance, hedging, cutting bed, border, specimen Summer interest.