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Alexander Fleming Peony
  • Growing Zones: 3-8
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    Mature Height: 2-3 ft.
    Mature Width: 1-2 ft.
    Sunlight: Full - Partial
    Blooms: Late spring to early summer
    Spacing: 5 ft.
    Botanical: Paeonia lactiflora 'Alexander Fleming'
    Plant Size Bareroot
    Plant Directions: Sent with Order
    This plant thrives in the green shaded regions above.

    Alexander Fleming Peony


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    Get Fragrant, Vibrant Blooms That Last All Spring!


    Alexander Fleming Peonies are known for...
    • huge, pink double-blooms- one of the biggest blooms on a pink peony
    • one of the most adaptable pink peonies- grows in almost any soil
    • a delicious scent that resembles sweet citrus

    The frilly, double pink blooms of Alexander Fleming peonies (Paeonia lactiflora "Alexander Fleming") give you tons of giant 8 inch blooms. These long lived elegant perennials bloom reliably every spring for decades, so they make a delightful, no-fuss, long term attraction to your garden.

    These plants are ready to pack on giant double-blooms this spring. Don't waste your time with bulbs, which can take several years to establish themselves in your environment. These full plants are ready to burst with unique, vibrant pink.

    Fragrant Blooms are Perfect for Cut Flower Arrangements

    Peony Alexander Fleming puts out a fragrant pink bloom on top of a mass of glossy leaves. The stems are strong enough to make this an attractive cut flower, too! The gentle musk scent does not overwhelm other flower scents but will add a subtle tone to arrangements.

    Extremely Adaptable- Very Cold Hardy

    These plants are about 30 inches tall and 18 inches across and they enjoy a well drained soil. They are hardy all the way north to zone 3 and as far south as zone 8 and they can be grown in both full sun and part sun. In the south particularly, shade from hot afternoon sun helps keep the blooms looking fresh.

    Great as a Colorful Accent

    The lovely blooms of Alexander Fleming peony work well with most spring garden color such as the fresh greens of ferns, or the pastels of cottage garden plants such as stocks, hollyhocks and delphiniums. Place them above early spring blooming bulbs so that the dying foliage can be disguised under the glossy new peony leaves. Plant them in the perennial beds where the dark green foliage offsets summer colors or place a group of them en masse for a dramatic display every spring. Even Deer Resistant!

    Established plants are resistant to deer and rabbits, so they will continue to thrive in areas where these are a common nuisance.

     
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