Francois Ortegat Peony

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The Dark and Ageless Francois Ortegat Peony

  • Timeless French Heirloom Variety
  • Very Fragrant Peony
  • Dark, Double Booms on Strong Stems
  • Wonderful Cut Flower

Enjoy the lovely fragrance of the showy Francois Ortegat Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Francois Ortegat') features dark red to dark purple, double blooms supported by strong stems. Its golden stamens lie nearly hidden amidst the petals.

This timeless French heirloom variety has been around a very long time, for over 170 years! However, it still remains a great peony option for your landscape, with its unforgettable bowl-shaped dark blooms and lovely fragrance.

Blooming late Spring to mid Summer, the Francois Ortegat Peony prefers full sun in cooler areas of the country, and part shade in warmer climates, with protection from the wind.

The strong stems of this peony variety make it a perfect choice for a cut flower, and will add a lovely scent to your indoor space. Choose your favorite vase, add a bit of water, and a few Francois Ortegat Peony blooms, and enjoy your new centerpiece.

Try planting the Francois Ortegat Peony in a short hedge or in small groups along a border near your outdoor living space, so you can appreciate their amazing color and fragrance in your home landscape.

Peonies in general are super easy to grow. While you can basically plant it and forget it, it's best to watch the watering needs during drier times and apply mulch near the base, to maintain soil moisture.

Make an addition to your heirloom collection today by purchasing the Francois Ortegat Peony.

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Francois Ortegat Peony Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Paeonia lactiflora 'Francois Ortegat'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 36 inches
Mature Spread 30 - 36 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple, Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes