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Paeonia cambessedesii

Peony

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitBroad arching
  • Flower ColourDeep pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen veined purple
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Paeonia cambessedesii (Peony). This is a tall species with rather sticky leaves and stems. The dark green leaves are about 25cm long, they are tinged-red with purple undersides. The flowers are deep pink about 10cm wide and open from late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Mallorca

Interest and use

Borders

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grow well in climates with a cold winter. They need a sheltered position in full or slightly filtered sunlight and moist soil. You will need to propagate from seed, or by division.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in autumn (may take up to 3 years to germinate), tuberous species by root cuttings in winter, tree peonies by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or by grafting in winter. Perennials may also be propagated by division in autumn or early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

They are susceptible to peony wilt, honey fungus, grey mould.

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