Duchesse de Nemours Peony

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Exquisite Fragrant Blooms Duchesse de Nemours Peony!

  • Elegant White Flowers
  • Exquisitely Fragrant
  • Popular, Old Time Favorite
  • Double, Ruffled Blooms
  • Wonderful Cut Flower
  • Cold Hardy
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant
  • Highly Adaptable
  • Beautiful Glossy-Green Foliage
  • Pollinator Heaven
  • Arrangements & Bouquets

One of the oldest and most popular Peonies available, Duchesse De Nemours (Paeonia lactiflora 'Duchesse de Nemours') is just as elegant as her name implies.

This tried-and-true variety offers exquisite, double blossoms of snowy-white enchantment each spring. The ravishing blooms feature delicate in-curving petals. Each with the subtle hues of yellows and greens that seem to shine from the center.

The dazzling nature of the double-flowered blossoms further enhances the sublime fragrance that sweetly scents your garden. A sure draw to pollinators...and anyone lucky enough to be passing by! Butterflies and bees adore Duchesse de Nemours!

Highly bunny and deer resistant, both of these uninvited guests tend to pass it by. She is a shining example of floral perfection in your garden.

Peony makes exceptional cut flowers. For both its beauty and fragrance, Duchesse de Nemours is no different. A long-lasting cut flowers for your vase arrangements, just a few will perfume your dining table. This is a Peony you won't want to be without!

Early summer brings beautiful, glossy-green, oval foliage adorning this small shrub until fall. Even without blooms, Peony is an amazing backdrop in the garden to highlight your other summer blooms.

How to Use Duchesse de Nemours Peony In The Landscape

Duchesse de Nemours looks gorgeous when planted along a fence or along your garden beds in long rows. Perfect as a romantic accent in your mixed perennial beds, Duchesse also serves as a lively backdrop for other smaller plantings and perennials.

Peonies have long conjured images of idyllic cottage gardens full of fluttering butterflies. No boisterous English border or mixed planting can be without! Plant Duchesse among other lovelies such as Iris and Roses.

She looks lovely surrounded by Cranesbills and of course, planted among other Peony in large drifts of like blooms! Duchesse beautifully goes hand and hand with romance, parasols, and warm spring days.

Duchesse de Nemours's gleaming white blooms work in any formal or informal garden setting, mixing wonderfully with every other color and type of flower!

Plant Peony among spring bulbs to extend your waves spring of color and fragrance. Or a ring of Peony around your accent trees and shrubs. Wildflowers and Peony are a natural pairing, complementing each other in color and texture.

A welcoming sight every mid to late spring, no garden should be without one of these traditional spring plants. Cutting gardens are of course the obvious choice for a few Peonies because their subtle color and enticing fragrance are a must-have for bridal bouquets and floral arrangements alike!

Imagine a border of divine Duchesses lining your drive or walk, enchanting both visitors and yourself with their beckoning fragrance! Rows of Peony along your garden beds will act as facer plants for larger 'leggy' shrubs and fill your garden beds until the summer blooms can take over.

Plant a few close to your seating areas and near a sunny patio, that way you will be sure to never miss a single whiff of the delightful scent.

Nothing is lovelier than a bouquet of sweet-smelling blooms in your bouquets, or single bloom floating serenely in a bubble bowl.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Duchesse de Nemours Peony is a herbaceous Peony that will grow up to 3 feet tall with 3 feet wide. It has a robust, upright-growing nature and is tolerant of a wide range of conditions.

Doing well in full sun, the glossy leaves shine in the sun and the satiny blooms seem to shine! Duchesse de Nemours has been a garden favorite for 150 years! Being around for that long, you can be sure this is one strong, dependable plant!

Incredibly hardy and tough, Peony is widely adaptable to their surroundings and changes in their environment. Forming a neat and lush clump that won't stray from where it is planted, there is no need for division, Peony can be left undisturbed for years!

Adaptive to a wide variety of soils, Duchesse Peony root systems will always need well-drained soil, however, are not particular about soil type. Soggy soil and wet conditions will cause your Peony to chance root rot.

Duchesse de Nemours is extremely cold tolerant! Northern gardeners to winter hardiness zones of 3 and up will be delighted to know how tough this plant is! However, even warmer growing zones up to 8 will get to enjoy these luxurious blooms!

After your Duchesse de Nemours has finished flowering, you can still count on a lovely green shrub for the remainder of the growing season. Remove spent flowers to keep your plant neat and tidy. That is of course if you haven't picked them all already for your bouquets!

After frost, Duchesse de Nemours the green foliage may turn yellow and then brown, dying back to the ground as all herbaceous perennials do.

Once they have fully died back, trim all of the stems right down to the ground level and remove all debris in the fall to prevent disease next year.

Very hardy and extremely long-lived, Peony shrubs have stood the test of time. These tough plants have been known to live for 50 years! Our love for them hasn't waivered much either, considering these wonderful plants have been around for centuries!

Bare root Peonies are shipped as nice 3-5 eye bare root divisions. Their woody roots are not uniform, so it is normal for each to look slightly different.

Plant with the eyes just below the surface of the soil with the woody roots spread out underneath. Once buried, water and mulch thoroughly.

Imagine the sight and scent of the elegant Duchesse De Nemours in your home this year! These romantic plants are a mainstay for most old-fashioned gardens and no Garden of the Senses should be without one (or more!).

Begin your own obsession with these lovely plants or add to your already growing collection with the elegant Duchesse de Nemours Peony from Nature Hills Nursery today! We guarantee healthy plants shipped directly to your doorstep!

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Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Duchesse de Nemours Peony Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Paeonia lactiflora 'Duchesse de Nemours'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes