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Festiva Maxima peony
Festiva Maxima Peony
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Festiva maxima Peony
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Peony 'Festiva Maxima'

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  • This Peony 'Festiva Maxima' ships in a 1 Gallon Pot
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The Paeonia Lactiflora 'Festiva Maxima' - 'Festiva Maxima' Peony was a Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. This is an herbaceous perennial with dark green, ribbed, lance shaped leaves and fragrant, double blooming, pure white flowers with irregular splashes of crimson. Each spring, new deep emerald green leaves emerge, creating a lush, large busy mound lasting well throughout fall. Followed by large, full, speckled with red, double white, ruffled, fragrant blooms on soft stems in mid to late-season.

Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts bees and butterflies.

White flowers with splashes of red, fragrant

Additional features: Fragrant, Deer Resistant, and Attracts Pollinators

This 'Festiva Maxima' Peony comes in a 1 Gallon pot.

Size: Mature size can reach 2'-3' high x 2'-3' wide

Light: Full sun in cooler climates and part sun warmer climates.

Characteristics: Classified as a late blooming species, blooming in late spring. Flowers can be cut and used in flower arrangements. Attracts butterflies and pollinators. Produces large, fluffy, frilly, fragrant double blooms in pure white with occasional crimson flecks.

Hardiness zone: 3-8

Growth Rate: Slow - Moderate

Soil, Water, Fertilize: Moist, fertile, loamy, well draining soil with the pH 3.7 - 7.0. Can do sandy to clay soils. Deer and rabbit resistant. Regular watering is recommended in areas with drought/extreme heat. Fertilize during transplanting or sparingly after growing season and cutting blooms off in summer. Pruning is recommended when flowering season has concluded, cut foliage back to the ground in fall for frost. Plant 6 weeks before winter or early fall to become established and survive the winter. Bloom on the second year of planting.

*We cannot send plants to Alaska or Hawaii.

*Plants ship dormant in winter months.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants.

Prefers full sun for better blooms.

Allow 3'-4' when planting for growth.

Avoid cutting back until late October - early November.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 3 - 8

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Peony 'Festiva Maxima'

Exquisitely beautiful flowers ranging in a variety of hardiness, sizes, color, and single or double blooms, among the longest-lived perennials. The extravagant floral display appear during spring or summer until they die back in late fall and remain dormant throughout the winter. Their sweet fragrance, outstanding colors and floral display have made them a staple in many gardens and enjoyed in floral bouquets.

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