Paeonia 'Coral Charm'
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
Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or East–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
- Potentially harmful
- All parts can cause stomach upset if eaten. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
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
How to grow
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.
Propagate by division in autumn or early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
- Cut flowers
Remove dead flowers as they fade, then cut back plant as the foliage dies down at the end of summer
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