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Chinese Peony, Garden Peony
Paeonia lactiflora 'Eden's Perfume'

Family: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia (pay-OHN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: lactiflora (lak-tee-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Eden's Perfume
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Arroyo Grande, California

Winterville, Georgia

Palmyra, Indiana

Zanesville, Ohio

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 21, 2005, zville123 from Zanesville, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have just planted this 3 yr. old division (a beautiful specimen from Hallson Gardens). I will update with it's progress. Can't wait to see (and smell) it bloom!

2006 Update: The first spring, this peony had several blooms. This year (it's second spring in the ground here), it has dozens of buds and is approx. 3 ft. high. I'll post more pictures and update again once it blooms....Well, with about half a dozen blooms open, the fragrance is outstanding! We rushed to the front door this morning like kids on Christmas (the full shots of the peony are taken from the bottom of our front porch) and were treated to open blossoms and a heavenly fragrance. Our neighbors, who sit on their front porch in the evening, even commented on the smell! If Hallson Gardens sells more of these,... read more