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Paeonia lactiflora Monsieur Jules Elie

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Peony

Looks great planted at the back of a boarder

Ruffled, rich pink flowers in late spring and early summer add a decadent. Handsome bronze-red leaves add texture and interest when the plant is not in flower.

Where?

Peonies are long lived plants in the garden and resent being moved so choose a sunny spot where your plant will delight you for many years to come.

How?

Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - home made garden compost or well rotted manure is fine for this. Apply more garden compost to the surface of the soil around the plant each spring and cut back old stems to the ground as the new leaves appear.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - July
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering May - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 70 cm - 90 cm
Plant width 70 cm - 90 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 80 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From March to July

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