Paeonia 'Krinkled White'
Paeonia 'Krinkled White'
Paeonia 'Krinkled White'
Paeonia 'Krinkled White'
Paeonia 'Krinkled White'
Paeonia 'Krinkled White'
Paeonia 'Krinkled White'
Paeonia 'Krinkled White'
Paeonia 'Krinkled White'
Paeonia 'Krinkled White'
Paeonia 'Krinkled White'
Paeonia 'Krinkled White'
Paeonia 'Krinkled White'

Paeonia 'Krinkled White'

Paeonia 'Krinkled White'

1 bare root — £8.50

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Description

Despite being almost a hundred years old, Paeonia 'Krinkled White' is still one of the best of the single Lactiflora perennial peonies. Its petals are milky-white and crinkly-edged. When catching the light they look a little bit like crepe paper. As the blooms open, they have the merest of pink flushes. A secondary feature of each cup-shaped bloom of Paeonia 'Krinkled White' is the tuft of golden yellow stamens in the centre – giving, to some, a successful overall impression of a fried egg!  

Paeonia lactiflora 'Krinkled White' is an outstanding bushy herbaceous peony, with delicately divided, rich green leaves (which also seem to bring out the best in other plants growing next to it)! Regarded as a mid-season peony, it is at its absolute best in late spring/early summer. Other plus points are that 'Krinkled White' does not need staking, it stands up well to rainy weather, and it even makes a superb flower for cutting and vase decoration.  

Even after the flowers of Paeonia 'Krinkled White' have faded, the foliage continues to look fresh, green and healthy, before taking on attractive tints in the autumn. 

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Paeonia lactiflora 'Krinkled White'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Plant size

    3/5 eyes

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    70cm-1m

  • Plant spacing

    3 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Harmful if eaten

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak the Paeonia 'Krinkled White' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting

    • Plant your bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed. Some varieties are a length of root which should be planted lengthways and shallowly (1-2cm deep).

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

Peonies in 1 minute

Peonies like deep, fertile and moist soil with good drainage, and your peony bare roots should be planted in sunny locations where they are sheltered from the wind. The glossy green foliage of Paeonia lasts all summer long, changing to a purplish gold colour in autumn.

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