Peony

Paeonia lactiflora 'White Wings'

Peony - Paeonia lactiflora  'White Wings'

Common Name: Peony
Genus: Paeonia
Species: lactiflora
Cultivar: 'White Wings'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.80 m (80 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.85 m (85 cm)

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

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

In spring purple divided leaves push through the soil rapidly unfurling and turning green and glossy.These are followed in early summer by large single cup shaped white fragrant flowers with ruffled petals. This striking single white peony provides a long season of interest from early spring to autumn when the leaves turn red. An excellent specimen plant for a sunny border protected from cold and early morning sun.

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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