Paeonia 'Souvenir de Maxime Cornu'

Paeonia 'Souvenir De Maxime Cornu'

Tree peony

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Paeonia 'Souvenir de Maxime Cornu'
  • Common name: Tree peony
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 1.2m

Spread: 90cm

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

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Tree peonies - actually shrubs - have flamboyant, papery blooms and interesting foliage. Although very elegant in appearance, they're actually rather robust if planted in the right spot, where they can last for many years.

There are many tree peony cultivars to choose from, with single and double flowers, in a range of colours. They thrive in fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny spot.

Paeonia 'Souvenir de Maxime Cornu' is a big and blowsy tree peony. Fully double flowers open a dusky yellow, which intensifies as the blooms mature. For best results, grow 'Souvenir de Maxime Cornu' in rich, well-prepared soil in full sun. It's ideal for growing in large pots, where the blooms can be enjoyed as a spectacle in their own right. Protect from wind and prune in late winter, when the plants are still dormant.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • 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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