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  • Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 0.8m

Paeonia lactiflora 'Doctor Alexander Fleming'

paeony or peony

5 year guarantee
bare root plant £8.99
£26.67 £25.00

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

    Soft pink, fragrant, double summer flowers and mid green leaves. This magnificent flowering pink peony has been popular since the Edwardian era. To support the large flowers stake in spring using bamboo canes or metal link stakes. An excellent specimen plant for a partially sunny border.

  • 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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