Paeonia lactiflora 'Doctor Alexander Fleming'

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Peony

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Huge, double, hot pink spring blooms on this long-lived peony. Great cut flower, very adaptable to most soils. Attractive, deeply lobed foliage. An excellent speciman, foundation, or border plant. Cut flowers are long-lasting in fresh bouquets.

Height

28-32 in

Spread

28-36 in

Color

Hot Pink

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Keep soil moist, watering freely in dry weather. Remove faded flowers.

When to Divide

early spring or fall

Good Companions

Hollyhock (Alcea rosea), Devon Cottage (Dianthus Early Bird), Butterfly Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), English Lavender (Perennial) (Lavandula angustifolia), Tall Bearded Iris (Iris ), Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis), Little Titch Catmint (Nepeta racemosa), Creeping Thyme (Thymus praecox)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Fragrant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
Well-drained
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