Paeonia lactiflora 'Bowl of Beauty'

paeony / peony

3 litre pot
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A great forerunner to roses with May flowers made from circular bowls of rose-pink petals set round cream ostrich-feather middles and a long season of foliage

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moisture-retentive yet well-drained
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Flower colour: pink
  • Other features: mid-green leaves
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Fascinating pink-tinted flowers with a creamy centre appear from early to midsummer over the mid-green leaves. Like a giant anemone, the centres of these extraordinary, scented flowers are packed full of tiny, strap-like petals. An excellent specimen plant for the middle of a border in full sun or partial shade.

  • Garden care: Deadhead after flowering. In early spring apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch with well-rotted compost or manure. Fungal diseases may occur in cool, wet springs so prune out any affected parts and spray the remaining sections with fungicide.

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Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'

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