Paeonia lactiflora ‘Hit Parade’, Chinese Peony ‘Hit Parade’, Common Garden Peony ‘Hit Parade’, or Peony ‘Hit Parade‘ is a showy Japanese Peony, pink and grows up to 40″ or 1m. Paeonia lactiflora is native to China and southern Siberia but it was introduced to Japan and many cultivars were created in Japan. Paeonia lactiflora ‘Hit Parade’ is part of the Paeoniaceae family of plants.
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Hit Parade’ is very showy it has bright magenta flowers centered with an impressive and large size pink and yellow stamens. This is a fragrant flower. Paeonia lactiflora ‘Hit Parade’ flowers in spring. It has lush green foliage and attracts bees and butterflies.
Grow it in full sun or partial shade. Plant it in rich, fertile, and moist but well-drained soil. Locate it in a sheltered area. It might require staking. Peonies are long-lasting perennials that can last more than 50 years. They are wonderful cut flowers and are ideal for borders. They are deer and rabbit resistant.
This particular peony was photographed at Kew Gardens in London.
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