Paeony / peony

Paeonia lactiflora 'Festiva Maxima'

Paeony / peony - Paeonia lactiflora  'Festiva Maxima'

Common Name: Paeony / peony
Genus: Paeonia
Species: lactiflora
Cultivar: 'Festiva Maxima'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

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

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

Exquisite pure white, fragrant double flowers sometimes with crimson flecks appear from early to midsummer above the mid green leaves. One of the most popular old varieties, the enormous rose scented flowers are often more than 20cm across. Plant it close to a pathway or entrance where the fabulous scent can be really appreciated.

  • Garden care: Deadhead after flowering. In early spring apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch with well-rotted compost or manure. Fungal diseases may occur in cool wet springs so prune out any affected parts and spray the remaining sections with fungicide.


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