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Peony 'Festiva Maxima XXL'
Peony 'Festiva Maxima XXL'
Peony 'Festiva Maxima XXL'
Peony 'Festiva Maxima XXL'
Peony 'Festiva Maxima XXL'
Peony 'Festiva Maxima XXL'
Peony 'Festiva Maxima XXL'
Peony 'Festiva Maxima XXL'
Peony 'Festiva Maxima XXL'
Peony 'Festiva Maxima XXL'

Peony 'Festiva Maxima XXL'
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Good for cutting

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

Less appealing to
slugs and snails

RHS Award of Garden Merit

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK


Each year, from late spring and into early summer, this Peony 'Festiva Maxima' just takes your breath away. It has really stood the test of time, too: it was first grown more than 150 years ago! Its large blooms, 12-17cm across, are delightfully fragrant. They are pure white and double – packed with frilly petals that are occasionally flecked with crimson; every bloom is unique, as the flecking will be more prominent on some than others. Dark green leaves showcase the blooms to perfection!

Strong, upright stems make Peony 'Festiva Maxima' excellent as a cut flower. It grows to a height of around 95cm, with a spread of 90cm. Paeonia lactiflora 'Festiva Maxima' is very free-flowering, very impressive, very reliable, and an all-time favourite Peony. It is considered such a good plant that the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has awarded it a coveted Award of Garden Merit.

Your XXL roots are guaranteed to have 10 or more eyes, or buds, which is phenomenal. These will ensure that the plant will grow into a beautiful perennial. Any fertile, free-draining soil will do, in full sun or part shade. A sheltered position provides best results.


White + magenta markings


100-110 cm / 40-44"

Planting season:

Spring or autumn

Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Paeonia lactiflora 'Festiva Maxima'

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:






  • Plant your peony bare roots straight outside in autumn or spring
  • Grow in borders or containers in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant the root shallowly with any visible buds facing upwards
  • Space the plants about 60-90cm apart or in individual pots
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated while in growth

    Read more in our planting guide
  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023
  • Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023
  • Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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