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Paeonia lactiflora 'Duchesse de Nemours' (Peony 'Duchesse de Nemours')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Paeonia lactiflora 'Duchesse de Nemours'

Other names

Peony 'Duchesse de Nemours'

Genus

Paeonia Paeonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Duchesse de Nemours' _ 'Duchesse de Nemours' is an upright, bushy, herbaceous perennial with dark green leaves divided into nine elliptic or lance-shaped leaflets and strong, erect stems bearing large, fragrant, double, white flowers in late spring and early summer.


Paeonia lactiflora 'Duchesse de Nemours' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Toxicity

All parts may cause discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White 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

Honey fungus , Peony wilt Honey fungus , Peony wilt

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 lactiflora 'Duchesse de Nemours' (Peony 'Duchesse de Nemours') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Paeonia lactiflora 'Duchesse de Nemours'

Other names

Peony 'Duchesse de Nemours'

Genus

Paeonia Paeonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Duchesse de Nemours' _ 'Duchesse de Nemours' is an upright, bushy, herbaceous perennial with dark green leaves divided into nine elliptic or lance-shaped leaflets and strong, erect stems bearing large, fragrant, double, white flowers in late spring and early summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Toxicity

All parts may cause discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White 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

Honey fungus , Peony wilt

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 lactiflora 'Duchesse de Nemours' (Peony 'Duchesse de Nemours') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

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, Zone 3

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