Common Name: Peony Paeonia Dr. Alexander Fleming

Height: 30 Inches
Spread: 18 Inches
Flower Color: Pink shades
Foliage Color:  Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:  Low water needs  Average water needs
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Early summer
How's your soil?: Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Cottage Formal Eclectic
 

Fragrant, fully double, pink blossoms abound in early summer. The central petals have a tendancy to curl inward, giving the flowers a sphere-like shape. Many side buds are produced, extending the bloom time.

Peonies are classic garden plants that add a bit of nostalgia and charm to the garden. Their fragrant blooms and lush foliage have made them popular for years, and with the recent resurgence in breeding, they will continue to improve. Peonies are simple to grow and can be utilized in many ways, including mass plantings, specimens, or hedges. By choosing a mixture of early, midseason, and late blooming varieties, you can have blooms for up to 6 weeks.