Paeonia lactiflora 'White Wings'

Paeonia lactiflora 'White Wings'

Herbaceous peony

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Paeonia lactiflora 'White Wings'
  • Common name: Herbaceous peony
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 80cm

Spread: 90cm

Flower colour:
  • White
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 ‘White Wings’ bears bright white, single flowers with a golden yellow centre, in May and June. It seems to be more tolerant of shade than other peonies. For best results, grow Paeonia lactiflora ‘White Wings’ in well-drained, neutral soil, in full sun.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: 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

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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