Claire de Lune Peony
Paeonia 'Claire de Lune'
Claire de Lune Peony flowers
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Height: 3 feet
Spacing: 30 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2
This single flowered Japanese type has delicate creamy yellow to ivory petals with bright yellow center; flowering is always best in sunny locations; quite stunning when massed in a border planting
Claire de Lune Peony features bold lightly-scented creamy white cup-shaped flowers with yellow centers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its compound leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Claire de Lune Peony is an herbaceous perennial with a more or less rounded 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.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Claire de Lune Peony is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Claire de Lune Peony will grow to be about 32 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. 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.