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Paeonia lactiflora 'White Wings' (Peony 'White Wings')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.8m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Paeonia lactiflora 'White Wings'

Other names

Peony 'White Wings'

Genus

Paeonia Paeonia

Variety or Cultivar

'White Wings' _ 'White Wings' is an herbaceous perennial with dark-green divided leaves that emerge purple and colour in autumn. In early spring, it bears fragrant, cup-shaped, white flowers with yellow centres.


Paeonia lactiflora 'White Wings' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Open stems

Toxicity

All parts may cause discomfort if ingested.

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green, Flushed purple in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Red, Green in Autumn

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 'White Wings' (Peony 'White Wings') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.8m 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 'White Wings'

Other names

Peony 'White Wings'

Genus

Paeonia Paeonia

Variety or Cultivar

'White Wings' _ 'White Wings' is an herbaceous perennial with dark-green divided leaves that emerge purple and colour in autumn. In early spring, it bears fragrant, cup-shaped, white flowers with yellow centres.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Open stems

Toxicity

All parts may cause discomfort if ingested.


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green, Flushed purple in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Red, Green in Autumn


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 'White Wings' (Peony 'White Wings') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.8m 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 'White Wings' (Peony 'White Wings')

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 'White Wings' (Peony 'White Wings')

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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