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Paeonia delavayi (Delavay peony)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Paeonia delavayi

Other names

Delavay peony

Genus

Paeonia Paeonia

Species

P. delavayi - P. delavayi is a medium deciduous shrub with large leaves divided into leaflets, and deep maroon flowers with yellow stamens.


Paeonia delavayi is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Open stems

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-red in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-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

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Paeonia delavayi (Delavay peony) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moist, humus-rich, free-draining soil in full sun to partial shade.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Paeonia delavayi

Other names

Delavay peony

Genus

Paeonia Paeonia

Species

P. delavayi - P. delavayi is a medium deciduous shrub with large leaves divided into leaflets, and deep maroon flowers with yellow stamens.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Open stems

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-red in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Swift moth larvae

Specific diseases

Peony wilt

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Paeonia delavayi (Delavay peony) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moist, humus-rich, free-draining soil in full sun to partial shade.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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