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Paeonia ‘Marshmallow Puff’

Herbaceous peony

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in June

Plant does 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

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

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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, 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.

The flowers of Paeonia ‘Marshmallow Puff’ are not dissimilar to a puffball. Pure white, fully double flowers with several rows of petals make ‘Marshmallow Puff’ a show-stopper in any ornamental border. Growing on strong stems, the flowers are excellent for cutting.

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For best results, deadhead ‘Marshmallow Puff’ after flowering and mulch around the base of the plant annually, with well-rotted compost or manure.

How to grow Paeonia 'Marshmallow Puff'

  • Plant size

    85cm height

    85cm 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 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 not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does 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

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Paeonia 'Marshmallow Puff' and wildlife

Paeonia 'Marshmallow Puff' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Paeonia 'Marshmallow Puff' poisonous?

Paeonia 'Marshmallow Puff' 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

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