Ludlow's tree peony
P. ludlowii is an open, upright medium-sized deciduous shrub with large, divided leaves. In it's homeland, Tibet, this plant is known as lumaidao meaning "God's flower".
These flowers are bright golden-yellow, around 12cm in width, opening with the leaves in late spring. It does best in fertile, neutral to slightly alkaline, well-drained soil.
Specimens prefer to be planted deep and dislike too much water. In early spring and during summer, a high-potash liquid feed can stimulate richer flowering.
Exotic looking but easy to grow and long lived.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
£ 8.00 9cm, £15 2 litre
Fertile, well drained
Full sun, partial shade
Shepherds Lodge•Clay Hill Road•Lamberhurst•Kent•TN3 8LT
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