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Paeonia ‘Chocolate Soldier’

Herbaceous peony

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Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does flower in June

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Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Paeonia 'Chocolate Soldier'
  • Common name: Herbaceous peony
  • Family: Paeoniaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Herbaceous peonies are a well-deserved, popular choice for providing colour and drama to ornamental borders in late spring and early summer. They boast large, often double flowers in whites, pinks and reds, and return year after year.

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Unlike tree peonies, herbaceous peonies die back to ground level in winter. They thrive in a well-drained, neutral soil, in full sun.

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The cup-shaped flowers of Paeonia ‘Chocolate Soldier’ are the darkest red, with a central flush of bright yellow stamens. They work well with other dark-flowered plants, but may also be grown among lighter colours, to emphasise their darkness. ‘Chocolate Soldier’ makes an excellent cut flower.

How to grow Paeonia 'Chocolate Soldier'

  • Plant size

    70cm height

    70cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Paeonia 'Chocolate Soldier' and wildlife

Paeonia 'Chocolate Soldier' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Paeonia 'Chocolate Soldier' poisonous?

Paeonia 'Chocolate Soldier' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Paeonia 'Chocolate Soldier'