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Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    3 3 4 4b 5 5b 6 6b 7 7b 8 8b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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    Herbaceous, shrub-like plants bear single or double flowers in shades of pink and cream. They are an old-fashioned favorite in East Coast gardens.

    Latin Name

    Paeonia sp.


    Family

    Paeoniaceae


    Type of Plant

    Perennials Perennials

    Bloom Season

    May

    Seasons

    Spring Spring

    Specifications

    Max height Max Height: 3'
    Max spread Max Spread: 3'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun
    Part Shade Part Shade

    Tolerances

  • Deer
  • Rabbit

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Asia, Europe


    History

    John Bartram of Philadelphia lists peonies in his 1770 catalog.


    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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