Peony 'Hillary'
Peony 'Hillary'
Peony 'Hillary'
Peony 'Hillary'
Peony 'Hillary'
Peony 'Hillary'

Peony 'Hillary'

Peony 'Hillary'

1 bare root — £29.90

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Description

A cross between an herbaceous and a tree peony, Paeonia 'Hillary' has stunning, large semi-double rosette flowers in gorgeous shades of raspberry pink, turning to cream as they mature. The blooms, which appear in late spring and early summer, are lightly fragrant. When the finely divided leaves open in spring they have reddish tinges, then they become bright green, before turning red in the autumn. The branches of this Peony are sturdy, so no staking is necessary!

Any fertile, free-draining soil in full sun or part shade will do; best results are achieved if the plant is growing out of strong wind. The flowers of Peony 'Hillary' are also great for cutting and indoor decoration.

Itoh Peony 'Hillary' is an Intersectional or Itoh hybrid peony, named after Toichi Itoh, the Japanese originator of these wonderful plants. It is the result of hybridizing the two main peony groups: the herbaceous peonies (which die down to ground level each year) and the tree or woody peonies (which keep a woody branch system all year round).

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 'Hillary'

  • Flower colour

    Pink, peach

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Plant size

    3/5 eyes

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    70cm-1m

  • Plant spacing

    3 plants per m2

  • 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

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    Harmful if eaten

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
    You can expect your order in September 2022

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
    You can expect your order in October 2022

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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