Paeonia lactiflora ‘Reine Hortense’

Fast Facts About Paeonia lactiflora 'Reine Hortense'

Learn more about Paeonia lactiflora ‘Reine Hortense’

  • Name: Paeonia lactiflora ‘Reine Hortense’
  • Bred by: The breeder is not specifically documented, but it’s a notable variety in the Paeonia lactiflora species.
  • Introduced: The exact year of introduction is unclear, but it’s a well-established cultivar.
  • Growth: This herbaceous perennial can grow up to 2-3 feet in height and spread.
  • Blooms: Notable for its large, full double flowers.
  • Color: The blooms are a soft, blush pink with hints of cream.
  • Foliage: Features lush, green foliage that provides a beautiful contrast to its delicate flowers.
  • Flowering: Typically blooms in late spring to early summer.
  • Climate: Hardy in USDA zones 3-8, adaptable to a range of temperate climates.
  • Disease Resistance: Shows good resistance to common peony diseases but can be susceptible to peony wilt.
  • Growing Classification: Herbaceous perennial.
  • Origin/Distribution: Part of the diverse Paeonia lactiflora species, which is native to Asia and extensively cultivated worldwide.
  • Blooming Season: Peaks in late spring.

Should you Buy One?

‘Reine Hortense’ is an exquisite choice for gardeners seeking a classic peony look with a twist of elegance. Its blush pink blooms are not only visually pleasing but also add a romantic ambiance to any garden setting. It’s a robust variety, suitable for both novice and experienced gardeners.

Paeonia lactiflora 'Reine Hortense' Specific Care

This peony thrives in well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. It’s crucial to avoid planting too deep, as this can hinder blooming. Regular watering, especially during dry spells, and a spring application of a balanced fertilizer will promote healthy growth and abundant flowering.

General Peonies Care Tips

  • Soil: Best in fertile, well-drained soil.
  • Sunlight: Prefer full sun but can tolerate light shade.
  • Watering: Keep soil moist, especially during growing season, but avoid waterlogging.
  • Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer in early spring.
  • Pruning: Cut back the foliage in the fall after it turns brown.
  • Support: Use stakes or rings to support the heavy blooms if necessary.

FAQs about Paeonia lactiflora 'Reine Hortense'

Cut flowers can last up to a week in a vase if cared for properly.

Yes, they can be divided in the fall for propagation, ideally every 5-10 years.

Absolutely, they pair well with other perennials and annuals in a mixed border.

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