Peony

Paeonia lactiflora 'Jan van Leeuwen'

Peony - Paeonia lactiflora  'Jan van Leeuwen'

Common Name: Peony
Genus: Paeonia
Species: lactiflora
Cultivar: 'Jan van Leeuwen'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.75 m (75 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

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

Fragrant elegant single white flowers with a contrasting yellow centre from late spring to early summer nodding over dark green leaves.This lovely long lived late spring 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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