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Paeonia 'Chocolate Soldier' (Peony 'Chocolate Soldier')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.75m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Paeonia 'Chocolate Soldier'

Other names

Peony 'Chocolate Soldier'

Genus

Paeonia Paeonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Chocolate Soldier' _ 'Chocolate Soldier' is a upright, clump-forming, deciduous perennial with dark green leaves divided into nine elliptic or lance-shaped leaflets and, in late spring and early summer, strong, erect stems bearing single, dark red to maroon flowers with prominent, golden-yellow anthers.


Paeonia 'Chocolate Soldier' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

Any part of the plant may cause stomach discomfort if consumed.

Flower

Maroon, Dark-red in Spring; Dark-red, Maroon in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Caterpillars , Swift moth larvae Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Caterpillars , Swift moth larvae

Peony wilt , Honey fungus Peony wilt , Honey fungus

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flowers. Cut back in autumn after the foliage has died down.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Paeonia 'Chocolate Soldier' (Peony 'Chocolate Soldier') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.75m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained, preferably neutral to alkaline soil in full sun or partial shade. Site in a sheltered position. May need support. Resents being transplanted.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Paeonia 'Chocolate Soldier'

Other names

Peony 'Chocolate Soldier'

Genus

Paeonia Paeonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Chocolate Soldier' _ 'Chocolate Soldier' is a upright, clump-forming, deciduous perennial with dark green leaves divided into nine elliptic or lance-shaped leaflets and, in late spring and early summer, strong, erect stems bearing single, dark red to maroon flowers with prominent, golden-yellow anthers.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

Any part of the plant may cause stomach discomfort if consumed.


Colour

Flower

Maroon, Dark-red in Spring; Dark-red, Maroon in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Caterpillars , Swift moth larvae

Specific diseases

Peony wilt , Honey fungus

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flowers. Cut back in autumn after the foliage has died down.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Paeonia 'Chocolate Soldier' (Peony 'Chocolate Soldier') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.75m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained, preferably neutral to alkaline soil in full sun or partial shade. Site in a sheltered position. May need support. Resents being transplanted.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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