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Paeonia daurica subsp. mlokosewitschii (Mlokosewitch's peony)

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Paeonia daurica subsp. mlokosewitschii

Other names

Caucasian peony, Mlokosewitch's peony, Molly-the-Witch, Golden peony, Paeonia mlokosewitschii, Paeonia x lagodechiana

Genus

Paeonia Paeonia

Species

P. daurica subsp. mlokosewitschii - P. daurica subsp. mlokosewitschii is an upright, deciduous perennial with blue-green leaves divided into elliptic or lance-shaped leaflets and, in mid-spring, bowl-shaped, light yellow flowers with golden-yellow stamens.


Paeonia daurica subsp. mlokosewitschii is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green, Pale-pink, Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

Peony wilt Peony wilt

General care

Pruning

Cat back in autumn.

Propagation

Sow seed in a cold frame in autumn or winter. Germination is slow and may take up to three years. Divide in autumn or in spring before growth resumes. Resents root disturbance so divided plants may take up to three years to flower again.

Propagation methods

Division, Root cuttings, Seed


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Where to grow

Paeonia daurica subsp. mlokosewitschii (Mlokosewitch's peony) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grows best in fertile, humus-rich, moist or moist but well-drained, slightly alkaline soil in full sun or partial shade. Will tolerate neutral to slightly acid conditions. May require staking.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Plant near other spring flowering plants.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Paeonia daurica subsp. mlokosewitschii

Other names

Caucasian peony, Mlokosewitch's peony, Molly-the-Witch, Golden peony, Paeonia mlokosewitschii, Paeonia x lagodechiana

Genus

Paeonia Paeonia

Species

P. daurica subsp. mlokosewitschii - P. daurica subsp. mlokosewitschii is an upright, deciduous perennial with blue-green leaves divided into elliptic or lance-shaped leaflets and, in mid-spring, bowl-shaped, light yellow flowers with golden-yellow stamens.

Native to

Caucasus

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green, Pale-pink, Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Swift moth larvae

Specific diseases

Peony wilt

General care

Pruning

Cat back in autumn.

Propagation

Sow seed in a cold frame in autumn or winter. Germination is slow and may take up to three years. Divide in autumn or in spring before growth resumes. Resents root disturbance so divided plants may take up to three years to flower again.

Propagation methods

Division, Root cuttings, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Paeonia daurica subsp. mlokosewitschii (Mlokosewitch's peony) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grows best in fertile, humus-rich, moist or moist but well-drained, slightly alkaline soil in full sun or partial shade. Will tolerate neutral to slightly acid conditions. May require staking.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, 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

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Paeonia daurica subsp. mlokosewitschii (Mlokosewitch's peony)

Common pest name

Ash yellows

Scientific pest name

Candidatus Phytoplasma fraxini

Type

Phytoplasma

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Pathogen causing phytoplasma disease of certain tree species in the Americas. EU regulation already provides some mitigation against the risk of introduction; but could be further strengthened.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Paeonia daurica subsp. mlokosewitschii (Mlokosewitch's peony)

Common pest name

Stunt nematode; Tobacco stunt nematode

Scientific pest name

Tylenchorhynchus claytoni

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

1

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous nematode pest already present in UK; particularly damaging to Azaleas at present; but could move into crops such as maize and forestry crops (Pinus) in the longer term. Need to raise awareness amongst relevant sectors.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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