• Eventual height: 0.9m
  • Eventual spread: 0.7m

Paeonia lactiflora 'Bowl of Cream'

paeony or peony

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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moisture-retentive yet well-drained
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Prized for their big, glamorous blooms and glossy, deeply cut foliage, ‘Bowl of Cream’ is a stunning, scented peony for early summer. The blooms are so tightly packed that the golden stamens are all but hidden by the delicately ruffled inner petals. Fill the ground around the peony before the leaves appear with spring bulbs to prolong the season of interest.

  • Garden care: Plant out as soon as possible after delivery, in a sunny spot with well-prepared soil. When placing your plant, make sure that the buds are facing upwards, and that these are no more than 2cm (1") below the soil surface. Water in well after planting. Then, in early spring, apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch with well-rotted compost or manure. Deadhead after flowering and remove tatty foliage in the autumn as it dies back.
  • Pets: Skin irritant
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