Dr. Alexander Fleming Peony
Dr. Alexander Fleming Peony
Dr. Alexander Fleming Peony
Dr. Alexander Fleming Peony

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Dr. Alexander Fleming Peony

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  • Fully double flowers are beloved for their intense fragrance and dark rose-pink petals that lighten toward the edges
  • Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit winner
  • Once established, Peonies require minimal care and continue to grow for generations

How many plants do I need? Recommend spacing 50 cm.

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About Dr. Alexander Fleming Peony

Paeonia Lactiflora Dr. Alexander Fleming, one of the world's most beloved peonies, boasts fragrant fully double flowers. Their stunning, deep rose-pink petals, which fade to a paler pink towards the edges have a compact dome centre with swirling petals. A cross between Sarah Bernhardt and Bunker Hill, it shares many traits, but stands out with a deeper hue than Sarah Bernhardt, creating a delightful colour contrast when planted together. Spanning 6 inches (15 cm) across, these blooms, earned the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Whether as a striking centerpiece or border clusters, these plants add enduring charm to any setting. Harvested at the bud or "soft marshmallow" stage, Peonies offer over a week's vase life, making a delightful addition to floral arrangements.

A perennial classics, Peonies bloom reliably in early June, unfazed by weather due to their durability. Though they might take up to two years to flower after planting, once established, they need minimal care and thrive for generations.

  • Blooms in
    Blooms in Late Spring, Early summer
  • Height
    Height 75-90 cm (30-36 in)
  • Planting Depth
    Planting Depth 5 cm (2 in)
  • Hardiness Zone
    Hardiness Zone 3-8
  • Light Requirements
    Light Requirements Full sun
  • Bulb size
    Bulb size 2/3 eyes
  • Spacing
    Spacing 50-60 cm (20-24 in)
  • Origin
    Origin Holland
  • Watering
    Watering Moderate
  • Usage
    Usage Cut Flower, Fragrant Garden, Garden Bed
  • Plant Characteristics
    Plant Characteristics Pollinator Friendly, Fragrant, Deer Resistant, Outdoor
  • Winterization
    Winterization Yes
  • Plant Life Cycle
    Plant Life Cycle Perennial

How to Grow Peony

Planting Peony

  • Plant in spring after the last frost.
  • Keep plants cool until planting and be careful that they do not dry out.
  • These plants will grow in most soils provided they are not too wet and are adequately drained.
  • Dig a large hole at least 30 cm (12 in) deep. Mix in some well rotted manure or compost and a handful of bone meal or general fertilizer.
  • Avoid planting peonies too deep, the top of the crown should be no more than 5 cm (2 in) below the surface.

Growing Peony

  • These plants do not appreciate being moved so it is important to ensure they are planted in good, fertile soil.
  • Once planted the addition of organic mulch will help retain moisture in the soil as well as keeping down the weeds. It is important not to put the mulch directly on the crown. Wet mulch on the crown can cause crown rot.

Peony Care

  • If the plant is thriving and the soil is basically fertile peonies do not need regular applications of fertilizers.
  • Though peony flowers are often irresistible as cut flowers, be careful with young plants. When cutting flowers it is practically impossible to not also cut the leaves. These leaves are essential to the peony if it is to make its food reserves. So take but a few flowers from each plant and leave as much foliage as possible.

Winterizing Peony

  • Peonies take some time to establish. As a rule leave undisturbed for at least 5 years before lifting and dividing clumps. When breaking up clumps each new division should have at least two or three growth buds (eyes).
  • For new plants, provide a winter mulch of evergreen boughs or salt marsh hay after the ground freezes to help prevent heaving.


Holland is where the garden party never stops! Renowned for its rich horticultural tradition and expertise, Holland is a flower-power paradise. Synonymous with vibrant blooms and top-tier bulbs, 80% of the world’s bulb cultivation has roots in Holland. Before our bulbs set sail on their global adventure, we conduct meticulous checks for size and disease. So, gear up to cultivate Dutch flower charm in your own garden!


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