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Paeonia 'Shirley Temple'
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Plant Type: Peonies

Large, double, highly fragrant blossoms that are pale pink when they first appear and turn white as they grow. They are produced in late spring to early summer atop very sturdy stems. The plant grows into a shrub-like clump, with deep green foliage.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Thrives in organically rich, well-drained soil with a neutral pH. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove spent blooms for a tidy appearance. Prune foliage in fall. Needs little fertilization; an annual side dressing of organic compost is beneficial.

Flower Color

White Shades - Pink Shades

Foliage Color

Green Shades

Plant Spread

20 in. - 24 in.

Good Companions

Sun - Part shade Perennials

Plant Height

32 in. - 36 in.

Scape Height


Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Low-Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Pink color turns to white, has fragrant blossoms

Bloom Time

Late Spring - Early Summer

Critter Resistance

Deer, Rabbits


Full Sun - Part Shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests