Botanical Name: Paeonia lactiflora 'Sorbet'; Family : Paeoniaceae (Peony Family) ;
Height: 36 inches.
Spacing: 3 - 5 feet.
Depth: 2 inches.
Spread: 36 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
Color: Deep pink outer petals ; white and pink center.
Foliage: Dark green, lobe turns red in Autumn.
Blooms: Late May - June.
Form: Herbaceous perennial, shrub-like mound.
Flower Form: Fully double blooms.
Soil Requirements: Moist, well-drained soil.
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate growth rate.
Pruning: Remove spent flowers after blooming. Cut foliage to the ground (and remove from the garden) in the Fall after frost.
Size: 6 - 8 inches.
Comments: Very fragrant flowers. Adaptable to most climates and soil types. Popular new variety. Unusual peony. Will usually blossom the second season and will perform well even in the hot areas of the country. Feed every Spring with a commercial 5-10-5 fertilizer as directed.
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