August 16, 2017

Wrinkled and Crinkled

Paeonia lactiflora 'Krinkled White'

Janine Pineo Photo | Paeonia lactiflora ‘Krinkled White’

The rough edges and crinkled petals of Paeonia lactiflora ‘Krinkled White’ only enhance the glowing beauty of this single Japanese-style peony. With its sunny center aglow, this mid- to late-season bloomer puts on a show as the lightweight flowerheads stay upright during their bloom time. The plant grows nearly 3 feet tall with a similar spread for a mature peony. Like most peonies, it is long-lived, requiring little care once established in a sunny, well-drained location. Trimming off dead stems in the fall can help prevent any diseases.