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A picture of a Paeonia 'Duchesse de Nemours'

Paeonia 'Duchesse de Nemours'

Paeonia 'Duchesse de Nemours'

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

60cm

60cm

Min

45cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Paeonia 'Duchesse de Nemours' Overview

This is also known as P. 'Mrs Gwyn Lewis'. A vigorous, herbaceous perennial bearing dark green leaves. There are fragrant, large, double flowers with ruffled, cream-white petals.

Common problems with Paeonia 'Duchesse de Nemours'

How to propagate Paeonia 'Duchesse de Nemours'

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 Paeonia 'Duchesse de Nemours'

Grown for their bold foliage, showy blooms and in some species colourful seed pods. Flower arranging. As Alice Morse Earle the American author and historian (1851-1911) memorably wrote: "The Peony always looks like a well-dressed, well-shod, well-gloved girl of birth, breeding, and of equal good taste and good health; a girl who can swim and hike and play golf ..."