Paeonia ‘Emile Debatene’

(Emile Debatene Peony)


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Peony Madame Emile Debatene is every bit as elegant and ladylike as her name suggests. Perched atop tough, firm stems are luxurious, rose pink blooms with frilly peach centers. Savor these exceptionally fragrant blooms for a pop of color in your garden or cut them and let their pleasant aroma liven up your home.

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Easily grown in rich, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Plants need abundant moisture during the early part of the growing season. Plants appreciate some part afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Add compost as needed before planting. Rootstock buds (eyes) should be planted about 2” below the soil surface. Each plant will flower for approximately 7-10 days. P. lactiflora is a late blooming species (May-early June). Peony bloom time in the garden can be extended to about 6 weeks (late April-early June) by growing a combination of early, midseason and late blooming cultivars. Remove spent flowers after bloom. Cut foliage to the ground and remove from the garden in fall after frost. Plants are long-lived, do not need to be divided and can be left undisturbed for years. Plants need a cold winter dormant season. Best performance typically occurs in USDA Zones 5-7, but plants often perform well in the northern parts of Zone 8. Cover root areas with mulch in winter, especially in climates where snow cover is minimal. Named cultivars will not come true from seed.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Emile Debatene Peony

Botanical Name

Paeonia 'Emile Debatene'


3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Sun to Part Shade


24 – 30"



Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

mid to late spring

Flower Color

pink shades



Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


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