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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
peony 'Duchesse de Nemours'
Paeonia may be herbaceous perennials or deciduous sub-shrubs with large, divided leaves and showy large bowl-shaped flowers, usually in early summer
'Duchesse de Nemours' is an herbaceous perennial to 80cm, with dark green, divided foliage and fragrant, fully double, white flowers 15-20cm across
Toxicity All parts can cause stomach upset if ingested
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 East-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Best in a deep, fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade. May need support
Propagate by division in autumn or early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Cut Flowers
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Remove dead flowers as they fade, then cut back plant after the foliage has died down in autumn
Pests May be attacked by eelworms and swift moth
May be subject to a virus, honey fungus and peony wilt
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peony 'Duchesse de Nemours'
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