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General MacMahon Peony

Paeonia lactiflora 'General MacMahon'

SKU
09643
Large, voluptuous double crimson red blooms. Each spring, deep emerald green foliage emerges, remaining attractive throughout summer and fall. This mid to late-season bloomer is lovely massed in borders. Excellent cut flower. Herbaceous perennial.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.

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Botanical Pronunciationpee-OH-nee-uh lack-tih-FLORE-uh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 30 to 36 inches tall and wide.
Bloom TimeCrimson red blooms in late spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Clump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.

Prefers moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Add compost as needed before planting. Remove spent flowers after bloom. Cut foliage to the ground in fall after frost. Plants are long-lived, do not need to be divided and can be left undisturbed for years.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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