Paeonia ‘Lemon Chiffon’

(Lemon Chiffon Peony)


$39.99


Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

‘Lemon Chiffon’ is a wonderful, very early blooming, premium yellow double peony. This is a rare, hard to find variety. Will take a few years to start forming truly double blooms. Not only does ‘Lemon Chiffon’ boast the prized hue of yellow that we crave, but stems can stand up to rough weather while brandishing the large, semidouble blossoms. Even after flowering, the foliage impresses. Early to midseason.

Description

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.

Additional information

Common Name

Lemon Chiffon Peony

Botanical Name

Paeonia Lemon Chiffon

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun to Part Shade

Height

3'

Width

3'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

mid to late spring

Flower Color

pale yellow

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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