This stunning herbaceous woodland peony has upright red-mottled stems and dark green leaves that are elliptic or lance-shaped with rough margins. It bears usually solitary, single creamy white to pale pink blossoms that are cup-shaped and elegant. The blooms measure 3 to 4 inches across and have pale yellow stamens. Like all peonies, the flowers are with us for too short a time. They are followed by beautiful seedpods.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsUse in mixed, herbaceous, or shrub borders. Peonies are very long-lived.
CareProvide deep, fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Large cultivars may need support.
PropagationDivide in early autumn and replant, placing the new growths 2 inches below the surface; take root cuttings in winter.
ProblemsProne to ringspot virus, Verticillium wilt, Botrytis blight, tip blight, leaf blotch, stem rot, Japanese beetles, and nematodes.
- Genus : Paeonia
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Pink, White
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest