Chinese Peony (Paeonia lactiflora 'Dr. Alexander Fleming') in the Peonies Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Alexander Fleming
Alex Fleming

Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1950
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Late (week 6)
Flower Form: Full Double
Flower Color: Pink
Needs support: No

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 38 inches
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Pollinators: Various insects
Parentage: Bunker Hill x Sarah Bernhardt

Very pretty

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Comments:
Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 5, 2018 6:45 AM

Paeonia 'Dr. Alexander Fleming', (3-DB-PK) lactiflora cultivar Peony, (Blonk, Netherlands, before1950), USDA Hardiness Zone 3, 37" tall, fully double, deep salmon pink, silver edge petals, fragrant, strong stems, midseason bloomer, needs support, Bloom Month 5-6. The central petals may curl giving a round appearance. A cross of P. 'Bunker Hill' x 'Sarah Bernhardt'. Blonk has no peonies listed with the APS.

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