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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
peony 'Souvenir de Maxime Cornu'
Paeonia × suffruticosa 'Kinkaku' Paeonia 'Kinkaku'
Paeonia may be herbaceous perennials or deciduous sub-shrubs with large, divided leaves and showy large bowl-shaped flowers, usually in early summer
Shrubby peonies are sparsely branched deciduous shrubs leaves divided into several finger-like lobes, and bowl-shaped flowers in late spring or early summer
'Souvenir de Maxime Cornu' is an upright, branching, deciduous shrub to 2m tall with divided green leaves. Large, fragrant, double flowers borne from late spring into early summer have ruffled, dusky yellow to pale orange petals edged with pink
Toxicity All parts can cause mild stomach upset if eaten
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in humus-rich, well-drained fertile soil. Lime-tolerant. Best in full sun though tolerates partial shade, and needs protection from cold, drying wind
Propagate by grafting, from semi-ripe cuttings or try layering
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests The foliage can be damaged by various caterpillar pests. Roots can be eaten by swift moth caterpillars
Can be affected by a virus (peony ringspot virus), peony wilt, verticillium wilt and honey fungus
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