Paeonia lactifolia /Peony

Paeonia lactifolia  / Paeonia lactifolia
A well established plant with a mass of spring flowers
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Scientific Name: Paeonia lactifolia
Common Name: Peony
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Flowers come in many colors and forms. Some are very fragrant and many are superb as cut flowers. Cut stems after frost and discard them in the trash as pruning may harbor diseases. Mulch in winter to prevent heaving and in summer to keep weeds away, conserve moisture and keep the roots cool. Believed to be deer resistant.