20 peonies to grow – peony 'Le Cygne'

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Le Cygne’

Herbaceous peony

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Paeonia lactiflora 'Le Cygne'
  • Common name: Herbaceous peony
  • Family: Paeoniaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Herbaceous peonies are a popular choice for adding 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.

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Paeonia lactiflora ‘Le Cygne’ is a fantastic double-flowered peony, bearing large, white blooms with gently curved petals and yellow stamens. It’s perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border container, and makes an excellent cut flower. For best results, grow Paeonia lactiflora ‘Le Cygne’ in well-drained, neutral soil, in full sun.

How to grow Paeonia 'Le Cygne'

  • Plant size

    85cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • 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 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 'Le Cygne' and wildlife

Paeonia 'Le Cygne' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Paeonia 'Le Cygne' poisonous?

Paeonia 'Le Cygne' causes an upset stomach.

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 'Le Cygne'