Peony Fragrans

Peony Fragrans


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. In 2020 this bi-centennial was 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.

Peony Details

Sir Joseph Banks


Colour palette
Soft & hot pink
Flowering period
From week 5 | Late
Flower form
Plant size
d| ↕︎ up to 90 cm | ↔︎ up to 90 cm
Softly scented
Flower bud(s)
One main flower bud and some sidebuds
Ideal for
The cutting garden
Position & soil
Sunny and airy - soil well worked and not soggy
Fully hardy -20ºC or depending on snow cover

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