Peony 'Marie Lemoine'


Paeonia lactiflora 'Marie Lemoine'. Very large fragrant double flower with a hint of crimson on the outer petals. Strong plant with healthy foliage and sturdy stems. Support is recommended. A striking and lovely cut flower. First prize of the public- and VCK judges at the Keukenhof Exhibition 2010. A true classic peony, capable of seducing all the senses, touch, smell and sight. 

Marie Louise Lemoine, née Marie Louise Gomieu (1934-1905), married Victor Lemoine after he had set up his nursery near Nancy around 1855. Marie came from his home village of Delme in Lorraine and was a practical person and keen gardener. As Victor had problems with his hands and eyesight, he taught her the precise techniques of cross-breeding flowers. Her work was prolific and successful! Lilacs were the most important genus they worked on, with peonies a close second.

Peony 'Marie Lemoine' was registered in 1869 by Jaques Calot, a fellow nurseryman and breeder. 

Peony Details

Calot Jacques


Colour palette
White & blush
Flowering period
From week 5 | Late
Flower form
Plant size
c| ↕︎ up to 70 cm | ↔︎ up to 70 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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