Paeonia lactiflora 'Victoire de la Marne'

Victoire de la Marne Peony

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Victoire de la Marne Peony is a shrubby herbaceous perennial with deep green leaves that holds its color all season.  The large, fragrant fully-double flowers are intensely fuchsia-red and bloom from late spring into early summer.  Prefers afternoon shade in southern areas and well-drained soils.  

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

2.5’ - 3’

Spread: 

2.5’ - 3’

Spacing: 

2.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 8

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun 

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest:

SpringSummer

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: Kor!An (Андрей Корзун)Paeonia 'Victoire de la Marne' 01CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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