Peony Madame de Vernéville

Peony Madame de Vernéville


Paeonia lactiflora "Madame de Vernéville". This double almost bomb-like flower is graced with a lovely rose fragrance and has been recognized by Lavon Hollingsworth as one of the best scented peonies. The crème-coloured flowers show an occasional splash of red on the petal tips.

A sturdy growing variety producing a profusion of medium sized flowers. So, cutting an occasional flower for a vase or floral arrangement is certainly allowed. :) A classic French variety that may require some support in the garden but, it is certainly worth while the effort. 

If you remove the secondary buds at the size of a pea, the peony creates an even larger flower, which you might keep in a bowl of simply in a vase.

Cut your peonies with care, to make them last a week or more. For more information, click here.

Dates from 1851.

Peony Details

Crousse Félix

Data sheet

Colour Palette
From white to blush
Flowering Period
From Week 4 | Mid
Flower form
Plant size
d| ↕︎ up to 90 cm | ↔︎ up to 90 cm
Intensely fragrant
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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