Paeonia lactiflora ‘Shirley Temple’ – paeony or peony


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Prized for their big, glamorous blooms and glossy, deeply cut foliage, peonies are held in deep affection by many gardeners, despite their shortish flowering season and vulnerability to peony wilt in damp weather. It’s easy to see why. From the promise of early spring, when their red, mottled shoots push through bare earth and the handsome foliage unfurls from spherical red buds, to early summer, when the huge flowers burst open, peonies exert a fascination that few can resist. ‘Shirley Temple’ is later flowering than many peonies with large, pale pink, double flowers, gently fading to buff-white, and mid green leaves. The centre of each beautiful, scented flower is full of small, loosely arranged ruffled petals. It will thrive in full sun or partial shade. Fill the bare ground around the peony before the leaves appear with spring bulbs to prolong the season of interest.

Please Note: When purchasing plants please consider that each live item is unique and may, therefore, differ from the images shown, which are for illustration purposes only. This plant will be supplied in a 4 litre grower’s pot.

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

Mature Height: 85cm

Mature Spread: 85cm

Soil type: Loam, Sand, Well-drain

Soil pH: Moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil

Light: Full sun / light shade

Hardiness: Fully hardy

Flowers: pale pink

Flowering Period: June – July

Please note: images show how this plant may look at various stages of maturity. The size you choose may look different.