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Paeonia lactiflora 'Gay Paree'

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Family: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia (pay-OHN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: lactiflora (lak-tee-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gay Paree

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
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

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive RIRISH On Apr 30, 2012, RIRISH from Bonne Terre, MO wrote:

I have had Gay Paree 14 -16years. Weather here is from sometimes 10 below to 100 degrees and it does fine.
My favorite peony of the 4 I have.Also is at Henry Shaws Botanical Garden in St louis MO
I think it was hybridized in about 1925.(Look at Wilds Daylily Garden inthe Peony catalog. It use to tell the background and sell it)
,Not the cheapest plant i ever bought someplaqce over $20 but Flowers stay up right on most days in most all weather but bad wind and heavy rain. I have never supported them
Lots of blooms,dark green and I give it no special care. I have never even fertilized this plant.Still today there are 16 upright blooms (and it just rained) with lot still to come.This would have 6 stars if i needed to give it some.

Regional...

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

Stamford, Connecticut
Lexington, Kentucky
Wakefield, Massachusetts
Bonne Terre, Missouri
Vancouver, Washington



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