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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

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