Common Name: Peony Paeonia Festiva Maxima

Height: 34 Inches
Spread: 24 Inches
Flower Color: White 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?: Late spring
How's your soil?: Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Cottage Formal Eclectic

Noticeably fragrant, white blooms with red drizzled throughout the center is the highlight of this reliable bloomer. The flowers have a massive, loose form. This popular double is one of the most widely available peonies in cultivation today. It blooms in late spring.

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.