Paeonia lactiflora &

Paeonia lactiflora 'Dr. Alexander Fleming'

Dr. Alexander Fleming Peony

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Dr. Alexander Fleming Peony is a fast-growing herbaceous perennial with sturdy stems that sport deep green leaves.  The heavy blooms of huge, sweetly fragrant double-pink flowers with lighter pink edges begin in spring.  Prefers afternoon shade in southern areas and well-drained soils.  

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

2’ - 2.5’

Spread: 

1’ - 2’

Spacing: 

1.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 8

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun 

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest:

Spring

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium Maintenance.  Water regularly- whenever top 3” of soil is dry. Botyrtis blight and Phytopthora blight are sometimes problems.  Flowers may need staking or stems may droop. Scale, Mealybugs, mites and beetles are occasional problems. Powdery mildew is common in fall but harmless.  If the plant doesn’t flower it is likely planted too shallow/deep or in too much shade.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized Areas, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Bellflower, ConeflowerHydrangea

IMAGE: Photo by F. D. RichardsPaeonia 'Dr. Alexander Fleming', 2019 photo

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