Paeonia lactiflora ‘White Wings’ is a beautiful white species of Peony, I just came across walking through Potter’s Field Park in London in late April. It is eye-catching as it is bright white with a bright yellow center. Paeonia Lactiflora is native to central Asia, China, and Siberia and is part of the Paeoniaceae family of plants. It is also commonly known as Chinese Peony or Common Garden Peony.
Paeonia Lactiflora ‘White Wings’ is a herbaceous perennial and deciduous. It has large divided leaves which are strong green color and wonderful background to the white flowers. Paeonia lactiflora ‘White Wings’ flower is somewhat fragrant. The plant grows to about 70cm or 28 inches.
How to grow Paeonia lactiflora ‘White Wings’:
It does well in full sun as well as partial shade, so try a south-facing or east or west-facing location and plant it in moist but well-drained soil. Yet, Paeonia lactiflora “White Wings” does well in fertile and humus-rich soil. You can propagate Peonies by division in late autumn or early spring. A wonderful plant for borders. You can remove the flowers when dead the foliage remains a nice addition to the garden and you can prune it back when the foliage dies end of autumn.