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PAEONIA lactiflora 'Bowl Of Beauty'

Image of Paeonia lactiflora 'Bowl of Beauty'

Mark Kane

Family

Paeoniaceae

Botanical Name

PAEONIA lactiflora 'Bowl Of Beauty'

Plant Common Name

Bowl of Beauty Garden Peony, Herbaceous Peony

General Description

The popular garden peony 'Bowl of Beauty' is a large, bushy perennial that originates from eastern Asia. It is primarily grown for its large, semi-double flowers of deep coral-pink with fluffy, yellow anemone-like centers. These bloom in late spring to early summer, are fragrant, and make outstanding cut flowers.

Peonies are old-fashioned perennials that grow best in full to part sun and well-drained, fertile soil. Large-flowered varieties tend to have very heavy flowers and may require staking. These are very long-lived and have been known to survive in gardens for over 100-years. They look super in foundation plantings or any floral border.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    2'-4' / 0.6m - 1.2m

  • Width

    2'-4' / 0.6m - 1.2m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Yellow, Pink, Coral, Ivory

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Red, Dark Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green, Bronze

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Double, Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No