Paeonia lactiflora "Fragrans". As for heritage varieties this one certainly strikes a chord. Registered and introduced by Sir Joseph Banks P. "Fragrans" certainly has a history.
Sir Joseph Banks known for his numerous introductions of plants became horticultural and garden adviser to Kew in 1771, a post which he held until his death in 1820. Next year this bi-centennial will be commemorated. So, the reintroduction of P. "Fragrans" in Europe is a must do.
Of course, P. "Fragrans" survived all this time because it is a healthy and strong grower. Disease resistant and sturdy. Flowers are double cone shaped and medium sized. It not only has a quintessential old-fashioned color but also a lovely scent. Flowers keep well in a vase and in your garden. A must have for everybody with a heart for history and easy plants.
Registered in 1805.
The new harvest can be ordered from February 1st for delivery from October onwards.
|Colour Palette||From pink to magenta|
|Flowering Period||From Week 5 | Late|
|Height||d| 80 to 100 cm | 32" to 40"|
|Flower Bud(s)||One main flower bud and some sidebuds|
|Usage||Landscape & bouquet|
|Position & Soil||Sunny and airy - soil well worked and not soggy|
|Hardiness||Fully hardy -30º or more depending on snow cover|