Latin Name: Paeonia lactiflora 'Victoire de la Marne'
Height: 36 - 38 inches
Spread: 32 - 36 inches
Sunlight: Full Sun; Part Sun; Part Shade
Bloom Time: May to June
Hardiness Zone: 3-8Description:
Moderately fragrant blooms of magenta are full and double, The foliage emerges burgundy before maturing to green. Victoire de la Marne will die back to the ground after frost. An old-fashioned favorite, peony blooms are excellent for use as a cut flower. When bringing them into the house, be sure to cleanse the ants from the bloom, as ants benefit from the nectar secreted by peonies. Cut the blooms when the buds are close to opening, as it is easier to shake or wipe the ants off compared to after the bud starts to open. Peonies will continue to open even after they are cut.
Attracts: Bees; Butterflies
Other Names: Garden Peony; Double Peony