March 26, 2023
Paeonia cambessedesii

Paeonia cambessedesii

Paeonia cambessedesii is a herbaceous perennial and it is native to the Balearic Islands. It is part of the Paeoniaceae family of plants. This peony grows to about 45cm or 18in tall. They also call it the Majorcan Peony.

Paeonia cambessedesii
Paeonia cambessedesii

Paeonia cambessedesii flowers in spring and has bowl-shaped pink flowers with prominent yellow stamens. The flowers are about 10cm or 4 in wide. It has purplish-red stems. The foliage is green on top and purple on the back.

How to grow Paeonia cambessedesii:

Grow Paeonia cambessedesii in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in humus-rich, fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Place it in a location where you won’t have to disturb it. Paeonies are long-lived plants.

Propagate by division in late autumn or early spring. Deadhead flowers and but back the plant after the foliage has died down. Watch out for eelworm, swift moth larvae, peony wilt or honey fungus.

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  1. Ive waited for mine to bloom for 6 years (From a 4” pot) but was it ever worth it….the aroma is heavenly. Like the Roger&Gallet soap “Blue Carnation”. It’s a mixture of carnation, clove, anise. The one bloom I have is lovely, much like the photos and the plant is beautiful. The new leaves are almost a metallic blue green turning less so as they mature. Stems and undersides of leaves are a dull ruby red. This is an amazing plant. It seems quite hardy in my mid-California garden.

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