The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Paeonia lactiflora 'Duchess de Nemours'


Photo of Paeonia lactiflora 'Duchess de Nemours'


A peony with huge, bowl-shaped, pure white, fragrant, double flowers from May to June. This classic, double-flowered peony from the mid nineteenth century is a favourite of the cut-flower trade. Caution: Harmful if eaten.


  • Perennials

Award of Garden Merit

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Flower arranging
  • Cottage style garden
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Japanese style garden

Care instructions

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Deadhead after flowering. Does not like to be moved/disturbed. In early spring apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch with well-rotted compost or manure.


Size: Small

Pot size: 4 litre

Eventual height: 80cm

Eventual spread: 80cm