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Duchesse de Nemours Peony

Paeonia lactiflora 'Duchesse de Nemours'

SKU
40493
This century-old variety has stood the test of time. Valued for its large, very fragrant, double white flowers and sturdy stems. Large outer petals cup a dense, frilly center with a buttery yellow glow. Shrubby growth habit is useful in perennial or mixed borders. Excellent cut flower; will last over a week in a vase if cut in bud. Herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationpay-OHN-ee-uh lak-tee-FLOR-uh
Average Size at MaturityFast grower to 36 in. tall and 24 inches wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Specimen, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Clump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Phlox (Phlox); Bellflower (Campanula)

Provide 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 bloom. Prune foliage in fall.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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