Paeonia 'Reine Elizabeth'

Paeonia ‘Reine Elizabeth’

Tree peony

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

  • Botanical name: Paeonia 'Reine Elizabeth'
  • Common name: Tree peony
  • Family: Paeoniaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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 full sun.

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Paeonia ‘Reine Elizabeth’ is an old variety, of unknown origins. It bears enormous, semi-to fully double ruffled pink flowers, with a hint of orange. For best results, grow ‘Reine Elizabeth’ in rich, well-prepared soil in full sun. Protect from wind and prune in late winter when plants are still dormant.

How to grow Paeonia 'Reine Elizabeth'

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    90cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • 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 not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do 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

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

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Paeonia 'Reine Elizabeth' and wildlife

Paeonia 'Reine Elizabeth' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Paeonia 'Reine Elizabeth' poisonous?

Paeonia 'Reine Elizabeth' 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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