Paeony / peony

Paeonia lactiflora 'Monsieur Jules Elie'

Paeony / peony - Paeonia lactiflora  'Monsieur Jules Elie'

Common Name: Paeony / peony
Genus: Paeonia
Species: lactiflora
Cultivar: 'Monsieur Jules Elie'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has fragrant flowers/foliage

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

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

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

Rose pink, fragrant double summer flowers with a silver sheen contrast well with the green leaves. It is an heirloom variety, dating from the late nineteenth century and for decades it has been one of the most popular pink peonies. A delightful plant which is perfect for the middle of a partially sunny border, the scented blooms make fabulous cut flowers.

  • Garden care: 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. Deadhead after flowering.


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