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PlantFiles: Wittmanniana Peony
Paeonia wittmanniana

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Family: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia (pay-OHN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: wittmanniana

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
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 rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Todd_Boland On Jan 11, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a large, leafy peony ( to 1 m) with 10-12 cm diameter, single flowers that are pale yellow to cream in colour. It is native to rocky sub-alpine areas from the Caucasus to Iran.

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