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Chinese Peony, Garden Peony 'Immaculee'

Paeonia lactiflora

Family: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia (pay-OHN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: lactiflora (lak-tee-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Immaculee
Hybridized by Van der Valk
Registered or introduced: 1953
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

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



Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:


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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Columbus, Ohio

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Reading, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 6, 2013, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Originator: Van der Valk, 1953
Flower: large, semi-double, Japanese, fragrant
Flower Diameter: 5 to 7-inch

I have several of these peonies from a division of an old plant and they are reliable and fragrant. This flower shape is described in literature as bomb shaped (fine center petals - double - with larger outer petals).

Clear white color, prominent pink stigma, and very fine inner petals define this flower. Has a strong sweet fragrance.

This peony seems to bloom a little early in my region and the petals fall rather quickly, both on the plant and in the vase. The stigma remain a long time and have an interesting shape on the bush or in arrangements.

The flowers are not as heavy or large as some varieties so it... read more


On Aug 10, 2011, FLOWER_FANATIC from Columbus, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

The picture posted here seems to be the same Peony sold under the name: "Immaculate" at Loews in Columbus, Ohio.