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Peony

Paeonia lactiflora 'Bowl of Beauty'

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Peony Overview

This herbaceous perennial has medium green leaves. Large, deep red, tinted pink flowers with dense, cream white centres are borne in early summer.

Common problems with Peony

How to propagate Peony

Seed

Propagate from seed.

Division

By division.

Other uses of Peony

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 ..."