Paul M. Wild Double Peony

Paeonia lactiflora 'Paul M. Wild'

SKU
02427
Velvety, ruby-red, fully double blooms are displayed on the sturdy erect stems. The spectacular blooms are an excellent cut flower. An excellent background plant for spring bulbs, or in mixed perennial and shrub 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
LorePaeonia root is an old time remedy in European folk healing and also is vital in ancient Chinese medicine where it is known is pinyin.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMid to Late Spring
Design IdeasPeonies are among the most coveted perennials of the highbrow border. Their big bushy shape is oustanding in foundation planting and beds close to outdoor living spaces. They can also blend naturally into more casual settings creating focal points and bold color in season. A gorgous plant for flower filled lawn islands and in high profile front yard locations. Cutting garden essential.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBellflower (Campanula); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Phlox (Phlox)

Thrives in organically rich, well-drained soil with a neutral pH. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove spent blooms for a tidy appearance. Prune foliage in fall. Needs little fertilization; an annual side dressing of organic compost is beneficial.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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