Prides Corner/Groot & Groot
'DUCHESSE DE NEMOURS' Peony (Paeonia x lactiflora 'duchesse de nemours')
Some plants are garden 'fly-by-nights', coming in like gangbusters only to be forgotten within a couple of years. Contrast that with 'Duchess de Nemours', a garden peony that has stood the test of time in the garden for over 150 years and is still one of the most sought after wedding flower selections available today. It's hard to beat it when it comes into bloom above deep-green foliage with fat, double, full, fantastic, fragrant, pure-white flowers with a touch of cream in the middle in early June. These regal blooms are perfect for cutting and the plant will grow perfectly in any sunny, moist, well-drained location.