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Paeonia lactiflora 'Immaculee'

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

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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:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

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

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By kniphofia
Thumbnail #1 of Paeonia lactiflora by kniphofia


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Clary 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 doesn't droop too much. The flower shape and fine petals give it a more natural, wild appearance.

Neutral FLOWER_FANATIC On Aug 10, 2011, FLOWER_FANATIC from Columbus, OH wrote:

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


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

Columbus, Ohio
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Reading, Pennsylvania

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