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Alexandra Duff

Data specific to Peonies (Edit)
Originator/Registrant: Kelway
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1902
Cultivar Group (Type): Lactiflora
Season of bloom: Midseason (week 4)
Flower Form: Full Double
Flower Color: Pink
Flower color description: Pale blush-pink, almost white, with yellow stamens mixed with a few irregular petals in the center. Lateral flowers, semi-double. In some seasons it is decidedly pink.
Flower size: Large
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
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Pollinators: Various insects
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan - Zone 5b) on Apr 21, 2018 6:10 AM

"Paeonia 'Lady Alexandra Duff', (3-DB-PK) lactiflora cultivar Peony, (Kelway, 1902), USDA Hardiness Zone 4, Medium height, large double, pale blush pink, side-buds, weak stems, slight fragrance, midseason bloomer , Michigan Bloom Month 5c-6.

Has large guard petals giving the flowers a bomb type appearance. Flower clusters have small side flowers. Occasional stamens mixed with center petals. Not rain hardy."

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Duff or no Duff? by frankrichards16 May 31, 2014 3:30 PM 0

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