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Herbaceous Perennial

Paeonia 'Coral Charm'
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peony 'Coral Charm'

an herbaceous perennial to 90cm in height, with large, dark green, divided leaves. The flowers appear in late spring or early summer and are semi-double, opening salmon pink, changing to orange and finally yellow

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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
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Green
Summer Pink Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Paeoniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Potentially harmful
All parts can cause stomach upset if eaten. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
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

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

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. See Peony cultivation: herbaceous for further information.

Propagation

Propagate by division in autumn or early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Cut flowers
Pruning

Remove dead flowers as they fade, then cut back plant as the foliage dies down at the end of summer

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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