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Peony Duchess de Nemours
Peony Duchess de Nemours
Peony Duchess de Nemours
Peony Duchess de Nemours

Peony 'Duchess de Nemours'

Hugely popular, this is a peony that everyone wants for their garden, make sure you get yours!
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
  • Peony 'Duchesse de Nemours' is a traditional variety with fragrant, fully double ivory blooms
  • A fragrant addition to any garden, the blooms smell similar to Lily of the Valley
  • Perfect as a specimen plant or in groups, they make great cut flowers too
  • Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Supplied as 3 x bare root plants ready for immediate planting
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Product Description

Peony 'Duchesse de Nemours' is a traditional variety with fragrant, fully double blooms. Its large white flowers can reach 15-20cm (6-8in) across and are blushed lightly with yellow giving them a delicate ivory glow.

The outer petals are rounded and frame the ruffled inner petals beautifully, plus this peony is said to smell very much like Lily of the Valley, making it a fragrant addition to any garden.

Contrasting with the flowers beautifully, the green leaves form a good-sized clump and will remain attractive right up to the first frost, when it colours up magically for renewed seasonal interest.

Perfect as a specimen plant or in groups, especially lining a path or dotted through a cottage garden, the fabulous blooms make great cut flowers too.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience.

You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.
Supplied as 3 x  bare root plants ready for immediate planting.

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Item 580045 supplied as:
Supplied as a bare root plant ready for immediate planting

Plant Information

Top Tips

When planting your peony, the main thing to remember is you don't want to plant too deep. Plants need to be chilled in winter and baked in the summer for the best flowers - the eyes of the peony roots should be no more than 3-5cm below the soil surface.

Care Guide

Planting your Peony 'Duchess de Nemours':

  • Despite the myths that surround them, peonies are easy to grow.
  • As a hardy perennial, the plant dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
  • Ideally, plant in the autumn while the ground is still warm or in the spring as it warms up. Plant in full sun or light shade in heavy, well-draining, fertile soil. There’s no need to add additional compost unless your soil is really poor.
  • Dig a planting hole large enough to spread out roots without bending them. Set crown with buds 3-5cm (1-2in) below ground-level. Backfill with soil and water in thoroughly.
  • Peonies can tolerate drought quite well, but they need plenty of water if they are to flower well.
  • Plant your peonies in soil that drains well. Clay is fine as long as it doesn't stay wet.

 

Aftercare Advice for Peony 'Duchess de Nemours':

  • Mulch lightly with well-rotted manure every spring - although not too deep as this will bury the crown. At the same time, apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant.
  • The flower stems may not be strong enough to keep the often-heavy flamboyant flowers upright and staking is often required.
  • Peonies seldom need to be divided or moved, but if necessary, it should be carried out only in the autumn.

 

Pruning your Peony:

  • If you want really big flowers, de-bud the side shoots in April/May with a sharp knife. Remove spent flower heads after blooming to keep your peony pretty all summer long.
  • Dead stems can be removed in late autumn.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
100cm
100cm
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Peony 'Duchess de Nemours'
Peony 'Duchess de Nemours'
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Item: 580045
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