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Paeonia suffruticosa

Moutan peony

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height1.2m to 2.5m
  • Spread1.2m to 2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink, red, green
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Paeonia suffruticosa (Moutan peony). This species is slow-growing, The foliage is medium to dark green and deeply cut in a bold pattern. The blooms come in a large variety of colours and textures and. They look similar to crinkled crepe paper and have a shiny finish.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Rock's tree peony, Peony

Origin

China

Interest and use

Fragrance, hedging, cutting bed, border, specimen Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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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