Peony

Paeonia lactiflora 'Adolphe Rousseau'

Peony - Paeonia lactiflora  'Adolphe Rousseau'

Common Name: Peony
Genus: Paeonia
Species: lactiflora
Cultivar: 'Adolphe Rousseau'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.80 m (80 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: red mottled stems

Fragrant intense red semi-double or double flowers from early to mid summer and dark green leaves. This lovely long lived late flowering peony is perfect for a border in full sun or partial shade. The foliage provides interest from early spring when the red mottled stems first emerge from the ground.

  • Garden care: Deadhead after flowering. In early spring apply a top-dressing of a balanced slow release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch well with well rotted garden compost or manure. The older stems of tree peonies have a tendency to become brittle and snap so cut these back to the ground in autumn every two or three years.



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