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PAEONIA lactiflora 'Monsieur Jules Elie'
Herbaceous Peony, Monsieur Jules Elie Garden Peony
The large-flowered peony, 'Monsieur Jules Elie', produces fully double, rose-pink flowers with a silvery sheen early to midseason. They are exceptionally pretty but may require staking as they tend to flop in inclement weather.
The herbaceous peony is an all-time garden favorite. This large, bushy perennial originates from eastern Asia and has been bred for thousands of years. There are literally hundreds of wonderful cultivars available, and plants are commonly sold in catalogs because their fleshy rooted crowns are easy to store and ship. They are also very difficult to grow from seed.
The large, showy flowers of ‘Monsieur Jules Elie' appear in late spring or early summer. They are large and have numerous layers of rose-pink petals that look great against its deep green leaves. Peony flowers are very fragrant, and make outstanding cut flowers. In fact, their sweetness tends to attract ants, which can be found climbing the stems to gather nectar from the round, bulbous, unopened peony buds.
Peonies grow best in full to partial sun and well-drained, fertile soil. These old-fashioned perennials are very long-lived and have been known to survive in gardens for over 100-years. Plant them in foundation plantings or any floral border.
8 - 1
3 - 8
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Spring, Late Spring
Hybrid Origin, Asia
Clay, Loam, Sand
Green, Dark Green
Green, Dark Green, Bronze
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border
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