Paeonia lactiflora 'Jan van Leeuwen'
paeony / peony
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moisture-retentive yet well-drained
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May to June
- Flower colour: white and yellow
- Other features: red mottled stems
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Garden care: Deadhead after flowering. In early spring apply a top-dressing of a balanced slow release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch well with well rotted garden compost or manure. The older stems of tree peonies have a tendency to become brittle and snap so cut these back to the ground in autumn every two or three years.
Fragrant, elegant, single white flowers with a contrasting yellow centre appear from late spring to early summer over the dark green leaves. This lovely, long lived, late spring flowering peony is perfect for a border in full sun or partial shade. The foliage provides interest from early spring, when the red mottled stems first emerge from the ground.
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