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Paeonia lactiflora 'dorothy j'

Pronunciation: Pay-ohn-ee-uh lak-tee-flor-uh
Family: Paeoniaceae
Common Name: Dorothy j peony
Plant Type:
  • perennial
Height to: 30"
Width to: 30"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • -30 to -40ºF ZONE 3
  • -20 to -30ºF ZONE 4
  • -10 to -20ºF ZONE 5
  • 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
  • 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
Sun Exposure:
  • part sun
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • late spring
  • early summer
  • mid summer
Bloom Description: Large, double, showy, pink
Pests and Diseases: Dorothy j peony is susceptible to verticillium wilt, ringspot virus, tip blight, stem rot, botrytis blight, leaf blotch, japanese beetle, and nematodes
Propagation: Sow seed in containers in autumn or early winter (they may take 2 or 3 years to germinate). Divide in early autumn, and replant so the new growths (the "eyes") are 2" below the soil surface. Take root cuttings in winter.
Notes for Identification: Dorothy j peony is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial. Double - pink - late. Height: 40", odor of chocolate. A rose type double, the color of a salmon tea rose with a darker flush at center of flower. Perfect in carriage, symmetrical petalage with center full and lacy. The heavy stems with light green foliage carry a peony that is perfect in bud and gorgeous in full bloom. Paeonia 'dorothy j. ' is: deciduous habit of dorothy j peony: clump-forming suggested uses for dorothy j peony: city, cottage/informal, flower arranging, beds and borders, low maintenance cultivation of dorothy j peony: plant in moist, humus-rich, free-draining soil in full sun to partial shade. Peonies are long lived plants, but they often resent disturbance. Dorothy j peony years to maturity: 2-5 warning: if ingested, all parts can cause mild stomach upset. Years to maturity: 2-5 source: various resources including the american horticultural society a to z encyclopedia of garden plants and the usda pin it
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • Less then 1 day ZONE 1
  • 1 to 7 days ZONE 2
  • 7 to 14 days ZONE 3
  • 14 to 30 days ZONE 4
  • 30 to 45 days ZONE 5
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Perennials
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