Double White Herbaceous Peony

Paeonia lactiflora 'Double White'

Large, mildly fragrant, pure white double blooms accent the lush green foliage on this shrubby herbaceous perennial. Mounded shape is an excellent backdrop for spring bulbs, or use in mixed borders. Choice cut flower.
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Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.

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Botanical Pronunciationpay-OHN-ee-uh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing clumps reach 24-30 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeMid- to late spring
Design IdeasPeonies are quintessential perennial-border plants, beautiful as a stand alone but spectacular planted in groups to create a swath of spring color. Highly effective planted along paths, entrance drives, fences or walls. Use to frame or create a backdrop for other flowering perennials, or in the foreground of larger shrubs in mixed borders. Plant other Peony varieties with staggered bloom times to extend the peony bloom period in your garden.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.

Peonies are long-lived perennials; plant in enriched, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Remove spent flower heads after blooming. Deciduous.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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