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Chinese Peony [S]

Genus: Paeonia.

Species: Paeonia lactiflora.

well drained soil

full sun

Large, double, vivid crimson flowers with satiny, ruffled petals and deeply divided, rich green leaves.

Flowering early summer (June)

Height 2.5 - 3'

An old cottage garden favourite, this beautiful peony is perfect for a sunny mixed border, cottage garden or patio.

In the USA it was customary to decorate the graves of Civil War veterans with these splendid red blooms.

Photos of this plant

  • Peonyfirstbloomshenstone01.06.08

Reminders for this plant

Due over 16 years ago:

Feed/fertilize

In early spring apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch with well-rotted compost or manure.

Due about 16 years ago:

Prune & fungicide spray

Fungal diseases may occur in cool, wet springs so prune out any affected parts and spray the remaining sections with fungicide.

Dead head

Deadhead after flowering.

Due over 15 years ago:

Feed & mulch

In early spring apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch with well-rotted compost or manure.

Due about 15 years ago:

Treat fungal disease

Fungal diseases may occur in cool, wet springs so prune out any affected parts and spray the remaining sections with fungicide.

Dead head

Deadhead after flowering.

Due over 14 years ago:

Feed + mulch

In early spring apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch with well-rotted compost or manure.

Due about 14 years ago:

Treat

Fungal diseases may occur in cool, wet springs so prune out any affected parts and spray the remaining sections with fungicide.

Due over 13 years ago:

Feed

In early spring apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch with well-rotted compost or manure.

Due about 13 years ago:

Prune & fungicide spray

Fungal diseases may occur in cool, wet springs so prune out any affected parts and spray the remaining sections with fungicide.

Deadhead

Deadhead after flowering.

Due over 12 years ago:

Feed & mulch

In early spring apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch with well-rotted compost or manure.

Treat

Fungal diseases may occur in cool, wet springs so prune out any affected parts and spray the remaining sections with fungicide.

Due about 12 years ago:

Deadhead

Deadhead after flowering.

Due over 11 years ago:

Feed

In early spring apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch with well-rotted compost or manure.

Due about 11 years ago:

Treat

Fungal diseases may occur in cool, wet springs so prune out any affected parts and spray the remaining sections with fungicide.

Dead head

Deadhead after flowering.