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Paeonia lactiflora 'Laura Dessert' (Peony 'Laura Dessert')

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 'Laura Dessert'

Other names

Peony 'Laura Dessert'

Genus

Paeonia Paeonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Laura Dessert' _ 'Laura Dessert' is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with large, divided, pale to mid-green leaves and fragrant, double, pale pink-flushed, white flowers with yellow inner petals blooming in summer.


Paeonia lactiflora 'Laura Dessert' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Open stems

Toxicity

All parts may cause discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Light green in Spring; Light 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

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Paeonia lactiflora 'Laura Dessert' (Peony 'Laura Dessert') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 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. May need support.

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

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

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

Botanical name

Paeonia lactiflora 'Laura Dessert'

Other names

Peony 'Laura Dessert'

Genus

Paeonia Paeonia

Variety or Cultivar

'Laura Dessert' _ 'Laura Dessert' is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with large, divided, pale to mid-green leaves and fragrant, double, pale pink-flushed, white flowers with yellow inner petals blooming in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Open stems

Toxicity

All parts may cause discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Light green in Spring; Light 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

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Paeonia lactiflora 'Laura Dessert' (Peony 'Laura Dessert') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 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. May need support.

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

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

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Paeonia lactiflora 'Laura Dessert' (Peony 'Laura Dessert')

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 'Laura Dessert' (Peony 'Laura Dessert')

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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