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Paeonia lactiflora 'Honey Gold' (Peony 'Honey Gold')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.75m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Paeonia lactiflora 'Honey Gold'

Other names

Peony 'Honey Gold'

Genus

Paeonia Paeonia

Variety or Cultivar

Honey Gold _ 'Honey Gold' is an upright, bushy, herbaceous perennial with dark green leaves divided into nine elliptic or lance-shaped leaflets and, from late spring into summer, strong, erect stems bearing large, strongly fragrant flowers with white outer petals surrounding dense, fringed, pale yellow inner petals.


Paeonia lactiflora 'Honey Gold' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Toxicity

All parts may cause discomfort if ingested.

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

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


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Where to grow

Paeonia lactiflora 'Honey Gold' (Peony 'Honey Gold') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.

Cultivation

Plant in moist, humus-rich, free-draining soil in full sun to partial shade. May need support. Resents being transplanted.

Companion plants

Botanical name

Paeonia lactiflora 'Honey Gold'

Other names

Peony 'Honey Gold'

Genus

Paeonia Paeonia

Variety or Cultivar

Honey Gold _ 'Honey Gold' is an upright, bushy, herbaceous perennial with dark green leaves divided into nine elliptic or lance-shaped leaflets and, from late spring into summer, strong, erect stems bearing large, strongly fragrant flowers with white outer petals surrounding dense, fringed, pale yellow inner petals.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Toxicity

All parts may cause discomfort if ingested.

General care

Pruning

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


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Paeonia lactiflora 'Honey Gold' (Peony 'Honey Gold') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.

Cultivation

Plant in moist, humus-rich, free-draining soil in full sun to partial shade. May need support. Resents being transplanted.

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Paeonia lactiflora 'Honey Gold' (Peony 'Honey Gold')

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 lactiflora 'Honey Gold' (Peony 'Honey Gold')

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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