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PlantFiles: Chinese Peony, Garden Peony
Paeonia lactiflora 'Bowl of Beauty'

Family: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia (pay-OHN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: lactiflora (lak-tee-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bowl of Beauty
Hybridized by Hoogendoorn; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1949

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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
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


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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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive OldPerfessor On May 4, 2012, OldPerfessor from Hazard, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

A beautiful cultivar w/pink outer petals and inner cream. Gets quiet tall in my area and the weather (rain and wind) are devastating on it. I have mine supported w/shortened tomato cages which work wonderfully.

Positive donnacreation On Apr 20, 2012, donnacreation from Sumter, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

Although I've always thought of peonies as cold weather plants, they are now being marketed in the SC midlands by big box stores. Last year was a relatively mild winter, with 3 nights @ 17f, and my peonies - many different cultivars - are growing very happily. Bowl of Beauty is my 1st to bloom, and I have posted a pic as proof that peonies will grow in the Deep South. Yay!

Neutral Lina5606 On Mar 22, 2008, Lina5606 from Flagstaff, AZ (Zone 5b) wrote:

Planting info states that at the end of the growing season once it goes dormant you should cut back foliage to ground level, mulch the crown to help it become more established.

Will flower for about 10- 14 days, removing spent blooms will encourage a more vigorous plant.

Positive eshka On Jul 14, 2003, eshka wrote:

This plant stands up well to wind and rain, and flowers longer than other peonies in my garden. The location is Hemel Hempstead, Hertforshire, UK.


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

Ketchikan, Alaska
Flagstaff, Arizona
Bigelow, Arkansas
Cazadero, California
Craig, Colorado
Glastonbury, Connecticut
Stamford, Connecticut
Clarkston, Georgia
Ringgold, Georgia
Cicero, Indiana
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Hazard, Kentucky
Gardiner, Maine
Lincoln, Nebraska
Southold, New York
Belfield, North Dakota
Cleveland, Ohio
Sumter, South Carolina
Clarksville, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Abilene, Texas
Selah, Washington
Ranchester, Wyoming

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