Paeonia lactifolia ‘Charlie’s White’

Paeonia Lactifolia ‘Charlie’s White’ - Fast Facts

Learn more about Paeonia Lactifolia ‘Charlie’s White’

  • Name: Paeonia Lactifolia ‘Charlie’s White’
  • Bred by: This variety is part of the extensive breeding of Paeonia lactiflora.
  • Introduced: The exact introduction year is not widely documented, but it is a recognized cultivar in the Paeonia lactiflora species.
  • Growth: Typically grows to a height of 2-3 feet with a similar spread.
  • Blooms: Known for its large, full double flowers.
  • Color: The blooms are a pure, crisp white.
  • Foliage: Features rich green leaves that provide a beautiful contrast to the white blooms.
  • Flowering: Flowers in late spring to early summer.
  • Climate: Hardy in USDA zones 3-8, suitable for a range of temperate climates.
  • Disease Resistance: Generally good resistance to common peony diseases, though prone to fungal diseases in damp conditions.
  • Growing Classification: Herbaceous perennial.
  • Origin/Distribution: As a cultivar of Paeonia lactiflora, it originates from Asia and is now widely grown in suitable climates around the world.
  • Blooming Season: Typically blooms in late spring.

Should you Buy One?

‘Charlie’s White’ is an excellent selection for those seeking the classic elegance of white peonies. Its pure white blooms make a striking impact in any garden, especially when planted in groups. It’s also a robust and reliable bloomer, making it a great choice for both new and experienced gardeners.

Paeonia Lactifolia ‘Charlie’s White’ Specific Care

This variety thrives in well-drained, fertile soil and prefers full sun to partial shade. It’s important to plant the tubers at the correct depth for optimal flowering. Regular watering, especially during the blooming period, and a balanced fertilizer applied in early spring will promote healthy growth and abundant blooms.

General Peonies Care Tips

  • Soil: Prefer rich, well-drained soil.
  • Sunlight: Full sun to light shade for best flowering.
  • Watering: Maintain consistent moisture, particularly in dry conditions.
  • Fertilization: Apply a general-purpose fertilizer in spring.
  • Pruning: Trim back the stems to the ground in the fall after frost.
  • Support: Stakes or rings may be needed to support large blooms.

FAQs about Paeonia Lactifolia ‘Charlie’s White’

They can be divided every 5-10 years to rejuvenate and increase flowering.

Yes, they make excellent cut flowers, with their large, white blooms adding elegance to any floral arrangement.

Yes, like many peonies, they can attract bees and other pollinators to your garden.

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