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A picture of a Paeonia lactiflora 'Jan van Leeuwer'

Paeonia lactiflora 'Jan van Leeuwer'

Paeonia lactiflora 'Jan van Leeuwer'

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

70cm

Max

60cm

50cm

Min

45cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Paeonia lactiflora 'Jan van Leeuwer' Overview

An upright, perennial herb native to Russia and Mongolia. Bears elliptical to lance-shaped, dark green leaves and single, cup-shaped deep pink flowers in summer.

Common problems with Paeonia lactiflora 'Jan van Leeuwer'

How to propagate Paeonia lactiflora 'Jan van Leeuwer'

Seed

Propagate from seed.

Division

By division.

Other uses of Paeonia lactiflora 'Jan van Leeuwer'

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 ..."