Paeonia officinalis 'Rubra Plena'
60 - 70 cm
July - August
fertile, humus rich, well drained soil
slightly acidic - neutral
the species is native to France, Switzerland and Italy
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.
Dislikes being disturbed and can take some time to flower after transplanting.