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Paeonia lactiflora 'Primevère'
Common Name: Peony Family: Paeoniaceae (The Peony Family)

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'Primevère' has a large, single cup of cream-coloured petals and a large, ruffly, golden yellow centre. Fragrant. An early season bloomer.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
North Central and Eastern Asia
Garden Origin
Native Habitat:
Dry open stony slopes, riverbanks and sparse woodland edges. Woods and grasslands at elevations of 400 - 2300 metres in China.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
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Aquilegia "'McKana Giants'"
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