P. offici. Alba Plena
Bomb double; medium, flower opens blush pink, fades to near white as the flower mature. Nicely formed, large guards surround a tight ball of narrow segments. Petal segments are wavy, notched and irregularly cut, in center prominent carpels; filaments and stamens are absent. A nicely tailored flower that is of attractive form and good substance. Satisfying plant habit, quite vigorous but can be slow to increase, good bloomer with ample flower on a spreading, semi-dwarf to medium height bush. Strong stems, leaning with rain in the opened flower, best with support in the viewed landscape. It is a fine peony well suited for the perennial border.
Awards, Best Use & Distinctions
Species variety; Novelty variety; Historic variety; Rare variety; general garden and landscape use; perennial border; deer resistant.
Basic Growing Requirements
Full Sun. Water as needed, sensitive to overwatering and waterlog conditions. Soil pH 6.5-7. Fertile, well-draining soil.
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