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Julia Rose Peony

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Large double blooms that are soft peach blending to reddish purple at the tips, above lush foliage; sturdy flower stems do not need to be staked; an especially vigorous plant

Characteristics

Other Species Names:
Itoh Peony
Average Landscape Height:
30 inches
Average Landscape Width:
4 feet
Genus:
Paeonia
Cultivar:
Julia Rose
Branching:
herbaceous
Plant Form:
mounded
Canopy:
low
Growth Rate:
slow
Pruning:
cut back in fall
Spacing:
3 feet
Flower Color:
peach
Flower Bicolor:
cream
Flower Eye Color:
gold
Flower Fragrance:
medium
Flower Period:
in late spring
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Julia Rose Peony features bold lightly-scented peach flowers with creamy white overtones, gold eyes and plum purple tips at the ends of the stems in late spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its compound leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Julia Rose Peony is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Julia Rose Peony will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 3 feet apart. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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