Paeonia lactiflora ‘Bowl of Beauty'

Paeonia lactiflora 'Bowl of Beauty'

Herbaceous peony

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Paeonia lactiflora 'Bowl of Beauty'
  • Common name: Herbaceous peony
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 80cm

Spread: 80cm

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Herbaceous peonies are a popular choice for providing colour and drama to ornamental borders in late spring and early summer. They bear large, often double flowers in whites, pinks, reds and yellows. Unlike tree peonies, herbaceous peonies die back to ground level in winter.

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Bowl of Beauty' has incredible pink flowers with a central core of tiny, strap-like petals with a wonderful fragrance. It's a fantastic choice for growing as the focal point of a large herbaceous border, and may even be grown in a large pot. It makes an interesting cut flower.

For best results, grow Paeonia lactiflora ‘Bowl of Beauty' in well-drained, neutral soil, in full sun to partial shade.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested, Purgative if ingested

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