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Paeonia lactiflora 'Duchesse de Nemours'

This is everyone's favourite peony, with ivory white flowers and the sensational scent of Lily of the Valley.
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1 bare root

3 bare roots

1 x 3 litre pot (510938-3L)

1 bare root (510938-1)

3 bare roots (510938-3)

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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - June/July
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
lactiflora
Common name
Peony
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
75cm (30in)

Description

Everyone's favourite peony, with ivory white flowers and the sensational scent of Lily of the Valley.

Once they've got themselves established, there are few more magnificent garden plants and cut flowers than peonies. Their season may be quite short, but if you have room in your garden, you have to include them.

They are the most luscious of all cut flowers, particularly when they're scented – like many of these. Kept cool, they should last at least two weeks in a vase.

  • These won't flower in the first year, but gradually build up flower production every year after that.

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. Will not flower in its first year. Only take 1 or 2 stems from a plant for cutting.