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.
- 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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