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Herbaceous PerennialSynonym

Paeonia mlokosewitschii
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Mlokosewitch's peony

P. mlokosewitschii is an herbaceous perennial to 60cm tall, with broad, bluish-green, divided foliage and bowl-shaped lemon-yellow flowers 10-12cm wide, with deep yellow stamens, in mid-spring

Synonyms
Paeonia mlokosewitschii
Paeonia × lagodechiana

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Blue Green
Summer Blue Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Paeoniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Paeonia may be herbaceous perennials or deciduous sub-shrubs with large, divided leaves and showy large bowl-shaped flowers, usually in early summer

Name status

Correct

Plant range
E C Caucasus

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in deep, fertile, moist, humus-rich soil. Slightly alkaline is preferable, but neutral and slightly acidic soils are suitable too. A position in full sun or partial shade is required. See Peony cultivation: herbaceous for further information.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in autumn or winter outdoors. Germination can take two or three years. Plants can also be propagated by division in autumn or early spring, just before the plant come back into growth. Aim to include one or several plump terminal buds with each division. The new plants can take two or three years to flower again as they dislike disturbance. It is also possible to take root cuttings in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut back the foliage at the end of the season

Pests

Can be affected by leaf and bud eelworm and soil-dwelling swift moth larvae

Diseases

May be subject to a virus, honey fungus and peony wilt

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