What to do when your peony plant arrives by post?
Open the box as soon as your parcel arrives, peonies and indeed all plants need light to survive, take your peony plant out and unwrap from all packaging. Give your peony a little drink of water. It is best to plant your peony in the ground or your chosen container as soon as possible once arrived. Please note all plants left in the box after delivery cannot be returned or replaced. Click here for further details.

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Louis van Houtte’ (Peony ‘Louis van Houtte’) (Fragrant)

£28.00

Unusual variety. Dark green foliage with large, fully double deep red to purple flowers. Fragrant. Any fertile, free-draining soil in full sun or part shade in any sheltered position. Easy to grow if in good soil

Supplied in a large, 5.5lt pot at flowering maturity.

H:90cm S:60cm

18 in stock (can be backordered – what does this mean?)

Description

Unusual variety. Dark green foliage with large, fully double deep red to purple flowers. Fragrant. Any fertile, free-draining soil in full sun or part shade in any sheltered position. Easy to grow if in good soil.

Additional information

Flower month

May-June

Family

Paeoniaceae

Species

lactiflora

Pot size

HUGE 5.5lt (22cm Square) Deep Pot

Soil

Any fertile, moist, well drained soil

Sun position

Sun or partial shade loving

Fragrant

Yes

Height & Spread in 5 yrs

H:90cm S:50cm

Flower colour

red/purple

Genus

Peony

Foliage

Deciduous Perennial Plant

Foliage colour

Dark Green

Tenderness

Hardy

Aspect

Any position sheltered or exposed

Plant Care

Remove dead flowers spikes at a branching point or at the base after flowering, to tidy.

Plant Type

Perennial

Plant condition

In winter, this plant dies down and is cut back. So if it's delivered between October and May, it may look dead, but it's just resting! This is traditionally the best time to plant.

Toxicity

CAUTION: if eaten, can upset stomachs