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Chestine Gowdy Peony

Paeonia 'Chestine Gowdy'

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Chestine Gowdy Peony (Paeonia 'Chestine Gowdy') at Town And Country Gardens

Chestine Gowdy Peony flowers

Chestine Gowdy Peony flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  28 inches

Spacing:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Description:

Fragrant, light lilac-pink double blooms; the center is surrounded by a collar of cream colored petals to create an interesting effect; some petals have subtle red edging; abundant flowers

Ornamental Features

Chestine Gowdy Peony features bold fragrant lilac purple flowers with creamy white overtones and red edges at the ends of the stems in early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its compound leaves emerge burgundy in spring, turning green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Chestine Gowdy Peony is an herbaceous perennial with a more or less rounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Chestine Gowdy Peony is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Chestine Gowdy Peony will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.