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Paeonia lactiflora 'Emile Debatene'

Family: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia (pay-OHN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: lactiflora (lak-tee-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Emile Debatene
Hybridized by Dessert-Doriat; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1927

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

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Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive absinthe27 On Jun 17, 2014, absinthe27 from Albertville, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

Bought a gallon pot of this from a nursery two years ago and it bloomed this year for the first time - a beautiful, vivid pink that was well worth the wait. The nursery tag had this labeled with the full name: Mme. Emile Debatene.

Neutral RosemaryK On Jun 18, 2011, RosemaryK from Lexington, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Often seen with different spellings, including Mme. Emile Debatine on the Heartland Peony Society site, blooming on day 10 relative to Red Charm. The Peony Project using the above spelling identifies stiff stems, and ruffled salmon-pink blossoms.


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

Albertville, Minnesota

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