Chinese Peony, Garden Peony
Paeonia lactiflora 'Westerner'

Family: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia (pay-OHN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: lactiflora (lak-tee-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Westerner
Hybridized by Bigger
Registered or introduced: 1942
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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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 14, 2012, wanikkic from Tacoma, WA wrote:

Westerner

P. lactiflora cultivar, introduced by Bigger, 1942; Japanese form, pink and yellow, late midseason, approx. 36" (90 cm) tall, floriferous, faint fragrance

This peony won the American Peony Society Gold Medal in 1982; the flowers are quite large; the outer, guard petals are a beautiful shade of orchid pink while the centre is a buttery yellow; stems are sturdy, but may require staking in some locations; nice broad, spreading bush