Felix Crousse Peony
Paeonia lactiflora 'Felix Crousse'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||pay-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 Maturity||Quickly reaches 36 in. tall, 24 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring to Early Summer|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Exquisite Cut Flowers|
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