Felix Crousse Peony

Paeonia lactiflora 'Felix Crousse'

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06366
A true garden classic, loved by American gardeners for well over a century, with its large, crimson double blooms that provide stunning seasonal color. In spring, lush green foliage emerges and remains attractive throughout summer and fall. This prolific, mid- to late season bloomer is lovely massed in borders. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationpay-OHN-ee-uh lak-tee-FLOR-uh
Lore'Félix Crousse', introduced in 1881, is noted as one of the best red varieties by the American Peony Society, for its clear crimson color.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 36 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Phlox (Phlox); Bellflower (Campanula)

Provide enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained soil; plant with crown slightly below soil level. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Remove spent blooms for a tidy appearance. Apply side dressing of organic compost annually. Remove old foliage in the fall. Heavy blooms may require support.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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