La France - Peony

La France - Peony

SKU: 17-095

Lemoine, 1901


Very occasional red streaking adds to overall attractiveness of this classic French peony. Deliciously fragrant. 


Pierre Louis Victor Lemoine is reputed to have been one of France’s most important nurseryman in the latter part of the 19th century. He and his son Emile where the first Western nurserymen to make purposeful crosses between different species of peony, work that was latter taken up by the American  Arthur Percy Saunders. 


Height: 60-90 cm

Fragrance: Excellent

Sidebuds: Several

Staking Required: Best When Staked

Bloom Week: 6

  • Our Guarantee

    Our promise is to provide you with healthily grown root divisions, with 3-5 eyes, and true to name. We take great care in packaging your roots so they arrive in perfect planting condition. If for any reason, during shipping, your package is not to your satisfaction, please send a photo within 48 hours, and we will either replace your order or refund you. 

    Since planting conditions, and other variables are outside of our control, we cannot guarantee roots once they have been planted. 


  • A Note on Observations

    Observations of height, side buds, and staking are from Hudson, Quebec (zone 5a) grown in full sun, in a clay based soil. In different environments plants will perform slightly different. Instead of 1 to 2 side buds per stem, you may have none. If growing in slightly shadier environment, your peony may require staking. The observations are meant as a general guide, in how your peony should perform in optimal planting. In the case of fragrance, these are observations based on personal sniff tests in the field, we must bear in mind our olfactory senses are all different.