Myrtle Gentry Peony

Myrtle Gentry Peony

Myrtle Gentry's rose-shaped flowers not only grow to an enormous 10" across but also release a wonderful scent similar to a hybrid tea rose. The gentle fragrance even intensifies toward the end of the flowering season! The lush, fully double flowers with beautifully rounded petals start out light pink and mature to nearly white. This award-winning, time-tested heirloom peony was introduced in 1925 and remains a reliable performer to this day.
  • Light

    Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Size

    2-3 eye division
  • Zone

    3-8
  • Bloom Time

    Late flowering (early summer)
  • Height

    36 inches
  • Soil Requirement

    Well-drained, deep, fertile soil
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  • Botanical NamePaeonia lactiflora 'Myrtle Gentry'
  • FormRoot Division
  • Hardiness Zone3-8
  • Flowering TimeLate flowering (early summer)
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Flower ColorShade of light pink, fading almost to white.
  • Flower FormFully double blooms.
  • Foliage TypeGlossy, deep green foliage. Very attractive and ornamental through-out the growing season.
  • Growth RateSlow
  • Height/Habit36 inches
  • Spread24 - 36 inches
  • Spacing24 - 36 inches
  • Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to spread out roots without bending them. Set crown with buds 1-2" below ground-level. Water in thoroughly. Plant at least 6 weeks before ground freezes.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, deep, fertile soil
  • Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • PruningRemove spent flower stems after flowering to maintain an attractive bush type perennial all summer long.

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