Paeonia lactiflora 'Madame de Verneville'


Tips for Homeowners:

Taller peonies will likely need to be staked in order to support weight of the flower, which is best done in the spring before the leaves come out. Rainwater should be enough, but if supplemental water is needed, water at the bottom and not on the leaves. It is important to remove all the above-ground plant material in the fall to discourage overwintering of pests.

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This classic peony is popular as much for its beauty as it is for its fragrance and is striking in both the garden and the vase.

  • Double, creamy-white flowers
  • Strong rose-like fragrance
  • Early bloomer

Plant in the perennial or shrub border on its own, or group in a hedge along fences or sidewalks.

Height: 30-36 in
Spread: 24-36 in
Zone: 3-8
Color: White

Interesting Notes about Peony:

Peonies are popular perennials because they are easy to grow, very hardy, and they enhance the beauty of gardens and landscapes. The choices are almost unlimited with the different flower types, colors and plant heights. Bloom time for the herbaceous peonies is in the spring and categorized as early, midseason or late, and each variety will bloom about 7-10 days. Extend the season and enjoyment by planting from each successive bloom time.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Border or Bed
  • Mass Planting
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Fragrant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water