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Paeonia delavayi var. lutea
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Lemon Yellow Tree Paeonia

Paeonia

Tree Peony

These shrubby undemanding Paeonias combine winning foliage with ultra-chic flowers. Prospering in average garden soil that's either acidic or alkaline, but not overly wet, they enjoy a periodic pruning and protection from spring frost.

Paeonia delavayi var. lutea full sun  partial shade  new plant

This distinctive fine textured Tree Paeonia achieves four-season panache. Cup-shaped, fragrant and crimpled, the swank 2 to 3 in. lemon-yellow flowers dress a lush lacy looking foundation. The large deciduous light green leaves are deeply segmented, beaming bright yellow fall colors, while orange-red seed pods heighten late season intrigue and thickened stalks spark arresting winter architecture. Seriously endangered in China due to over-collecting for medicinal purposes, Paeonia delavayi var. lutea makes a superb specimen in an herbaceous border where it favors good drainage and dappled light.

Blooms May–June

Size: 6' 0"–8' 0" high x 4' 0"–5' 0" wide; hardy to zone 6.

Paeonia delavayi var. lutea (S-0815)
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