Paeonia 'Miss America'
Miss America Peony
Item #: 10715
Zones: 4a to 8b
Height: 36" tall
Paeonia 'Miss America' is a stunning lactiflora hybrid with fragrant double white flowers, each highlighted with central yellow stamens. This prolifically flowering peony has been outstanding in our hot, humid climate and produces very sturdy, 3' tall stems topped with flowers in mid-May (NC). Paeonia 'Miss America' is an Award of Garden Merit winner from the American Peony Society (Mann/van Steen '36).
Herbaceous peonies requires virtually no maintenance once planted in the garden. At the end of the season (September), the old stalks can be removed.
Aphids may appear on the flower buds of peonies, but this is usually not a problem unless you use fast-release chemical fertilizers. If you do find them on your peonies, soapy water usually is enough to eliminate the problem.
If you need to move or divide your peony plants, the best time is mid-summer.
Peonies prefer full sun for 6+ hours for best flowering. Although all herbaceous peonies are somewhat drought tolerant, they perform their best in rich soils with even summer moisture. By the end of summer, they have started to go summer dormant, so don't be alarmed by foliage turning yellow, then brown.
Peonies have great value for their bright, over-the-top mid-spring flowers, most of which are quite fragrant. We recommend using them around other plants which come into flower late in the season, to extend the garden flowering season.
Bees are the primary pollinator of peonies.
Flower Color: White/Cream
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Thrillers
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