Paeonia lactiflora 'Festiva Maxima'
50 - 60 cm
white - pale pink
July - August
fertile, humus rich, well drained soil
acid - neutral - alkaline
garden variety, the species is native to central and E-Asia
Paeonia is the only genus of the family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, S-Europe and western N-America. Most are perennials, but a few are shrubs that can reach 3 m in height. Their flowers are large and colourful and a great number of cultivars are grown in gardens.
Division in spring or fall.
Needs good growing conditions to bloom.