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Paeonia lactiflora ‘Gay Paree’
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Gay Paree’
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Paeonia lactiflora ‘Gay Paree’

Semi-double Japanese Peony

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.902.030

Garden Peonies are old favorites for late spring display, prized for their large, colourful and fragrant blooms. Plants form an upright bush of dark green leaves, remaining attractive all season. This unique Japanese or Anemone-style selection features rose-pink outer petals around a tufted creamy-white centre made up of petaloids. Late flowering. Peonies seldom need to be divided or moved, but if necessary it should be carried out only in the fall. Flowering is always best in a sunny location. Trim off old stems to the ground in late fall, to help prevent disease problems. Excellent for cutting. An heirloom selection, registered by Auten in 1933.

Further details for
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Gay Paree’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   85-90 cm
   33-35 inches
   90-100 cm
   35-39 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate