Paeonia 'Duchesse de Nemours'

Paeonia 'Duchesse de Nemours'

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Cold Hardy to Zone 3 | Late-Blooming Species
SKU 28851
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Key Characteristics

3 - 8

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

3 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay

Description / Paeonia 'Duchesse de Nemours'

Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

Paeonia 'Duchesse de Nemours' is a hardy deciduous perennial offering late spring to early summer interest. An old standard, highly popular for over 150 years, the plant sets dreamy fully double blooms with cupped white guard petals and dense, frilly light-yellow centers. Borne singly on long, erect, red-tinged stems, the large—up to almost 8 inches—very fragrant blooms attract butterflies and make excellent cuts for romantic floral bouquets.

Typical of Paeonia lactiflora, commonly known as common garden peony or Chinese peony, 'Duchesse de Nemours' is a clump-forming herbaceous plant. It has a fast growth rate and a rounded, shrubby habit of glossy green foliage divided into oval to lance-shaped leaflets. This peony makes a beautiful specimen but is shown to best effect when grouped or massed in mixed beds and borders. It's a lovely back drop for spring bulbs and a good companion plant for hydrangea, philadelphus, campanula, echinacea, and phlox.

Easy to grow and low maintenance, Paeonia 'Duchesse de Nemours' prefers full sun to part shade and rich, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soil but tolerates clay soil. It appreciates some afternoon shade, especially in hot summer climates, and should be sheltered from strong winds and watered regularly, more often in extreme heat. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Paeonia
Species lactiflora
Variety 'Duchesse de Nemours'
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color White
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Late Spring
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Pest Resistant
Special Features Double Blooms, Flower
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI

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