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Paeonia veitchii
Paeonia veitchii
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Family:  Paeoniaceae
Hardiness:  Zones 5-8
Mature Size:  30"
Exposure:  Sun to Shade
Bloom Time:  May
Water Needs:  Average moisture
Deer Resistant:  Yes
Origin: China
Price: $20.00
Pot Size: Medium Band Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)

Product Code: P0140

This Chinese woodland Peony is one of the few species blooming and thriving in full shade as well as sun.  Nicely dissected ferny foliage and slightly nodding single pink flowers 2-3 per stem makes this distinctively beautiful.  We had a rare trip in the spring to Yunnan and Sichuan in 2006 to see plants in flower and this was one of the standouts.  Later to make growth in the spring than some of the other species so don't panic. This has been a stalwart in our shade garden for many years and is an ideal candidate for those of you with late hard freezes as this breaks growth later in spring than the other species we offer. These are seedlings so it will be a couple years before you see blooms. The biggest problem with peonies is planting them too deep so just cover the red growth buds no more than an inch or two.. These need a cool to cold winter dormancy so not a plant for LA.