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Peony in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Paeonia

 

Peony

These plants form a clump as they get older and flowers that are singles, semi double and multi petalled range from white through to red. Leaves are simple, shiny and mid to dark green in colour. There is also a Japanese tree peony which grows taller.

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plant Features
  • Peony likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Peony likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Peony is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Peony likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 4 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Peony

Latin name

Paeonia

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Paeoniaceae

ph

6.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Peony likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Peony is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Peony likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Peony likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Peony is 1.00meters x 1.20meters 1.00 M 1.20 M

Paeonia

These plants form a clump as they get older and flowers that are singles, semi double and multi petalled range from white through to red. Leaves are simple, shiny and mid to dark green in colour. There is also a Japanese tree peony which grows taller.


Planting Outdoors

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Make a hole more than large enough for the plant add plenty of well rotted compost or manure and mix with the soil before planting approximately 2 inches below the surface, water in well.

 

Flowering Season

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Peony flowers can be singles, semi double and multi petalled range from white through to red.

 
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