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Peony 'Duchesse de Nemours'Paeonia lactifloraHerbaceous peony

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Lavish double blooms with a gentle perfume

Make magnificent cut flowers

Ideal for sunny herbaceous borders

T&M Promise - Guaranteed to flower in the first year from planting

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Height Up to 80cm (31in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39in)

Hardy Perennial

cottage gardensscented gardenscut flower garden

full sunsun or semi shade

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Description
Whether clustered together in a bouquet or gently unfurling in your garden borders, the flowers of Peony 'Duchesse de Nemours' are always effortlessly elegant. Lavish white petals create rounded, double blooms that stand out beautifully against its dark green foliage. Herbaceous Peonies are easy to grow, tolerating heavy soils and lasting for many years. A wonderful addition to perennial borders and cut flower gardens, and indispensable for white-themed planting schemes! Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 100cm (39").

Culinary note: The petals can be added to salads, or cooked slightly and sweetened for a treat. Peony water was also once considered a delicacy and the blooms can be floated in punches. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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1 bare root plant (13648)

3 bare root plants (KC2099)

1 x 2 litre potted plant (KC9500)

How to Grow
Grow peonies in a sunny or semi shaded position. They prefer a well drained, rich fertile soil. This is best achieved by adding with plenty of well rotted manure or compost to the soil prior to planting, ensuring that it is mixed in thoroughly and deeply. Plant herbaceous peonies at a depth of around 5cm (2") below the soil surface. Planting too deeply may delay flowering.

These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. The growth points of most bare root perennials should be set about an inch below the soil surface. New growth will appear in spring.

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Water regularly until peony plants are fully established. Thereafter, herbaceous peonies require little maintenance and will grow happily for many years if left undisturbed. However, they will appreciate a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost applied around the base of the plant in spring. Plants may take several years to establish before they produce their spectacular peony flowers. Caution: harmful if eaten.
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Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

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