Paeonia 'Madame Lemoine'

A truly lovely peony with a great vase life and delicious, lingering scent. More
1 bare root, for spring/summer planting 511452-1 £7.95 In stock
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3 bare roots, for spring/summer planting 511452-3 £21.95 In stock
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A truly lovely peony with a great vase life and delicious, lingering scent.

Genus Paeonia lactiflora
Variety Madame Lemoine
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Peony
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size 2/3
Soil Type Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 90cm (35in)
Spacing 75cm (30in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Container-grown plants can be planted at any time. Ideally, bare-root peonies should be planted between autumn and early spring unless the ground is frozen or waterlogged. If you are not able to plant straight away, pot them on into a large container ready to transplant when conditions allow. Remember on arrival to soak the root well before planting. Peonies prefer heavier soils (but not waterlogged), in a sunny or lightly shaded position. Mix plenty of organic matter into the planting hole and add grit on very heavy soils. Don’t plant too deep. The eyes of the peony roots should be no more than 3-5cm below the soil surface. Any deeper and they may not flower well. For the same reason, avoid mulching as this will gradually bury the crown. Herbaceous peonies are fine in a pot for a few years but their large root system will ultimately outgrow it. Shield from sun and use a soil-based compost with extra grit and lime.
Care Tips In early spring apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch with well-rotted compost, avoid burying crown. Dead-head after flowering. Will not flower in its first year. Divide large plants in autumn, remove sections of the crown with at least three dormant growth buds each and roots attached. You may need to stake. Only take 1 or 2 stems from a plant for cutting. For a full guide to growing peonies see our advice pages.
Flowering May - June
Vase Life Float, flowers and all, in a bath or deep sink of water for a few hours to maximise their vase life.
Storing Best left in the ground undisturbed, for best flowering.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Paeonia 'Madame Lemoine' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Harriet

Never took off really, then eaten by slugs.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Paul

All plants grew reasonably well but have not flowered in first year, have checked depth etc, but will persevere and see how they develop.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Tessa

They arrived when predicted, in excellent packaging and condition. They have grown well but, as this is their first year, only one of them has flowered. I am excited about next year.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Wheeler

My plants arrived in perfect condition and all have grown successfully.
Will definitely purchase more in the future.