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Each day unfolds anew with peony Dr. Alexander Fleming. Beginning as plump, bright pink buds, Dr. A. opens to rich pink bowls. Given a little more time, the bowls extends into a fuller bloom and the petal tips lighten to silver. Finally, with luck, the flower becomes the star of a bouquet, fluffy and fragrant. Bred in England, Dr. Alexander Fleming is still among the top five cultivars for the cut flower trade.
Dr. Alexander Fleming was the British scientist credited with discovering penicillin, and of course, saving countless lives. While we can't guarantee that the peony that carries his name will change lives, it will certainly brighten them.
And be sure to check out "3 Things to Know Before Buying Peonies" before making your final selections.
Live in a warmer part of the country and want to grow peonies? Find "Tips for Growing Peonies in Warm Regions" here.
|Botanical Name:||Paeonia lactiflora Dr. Alexander Fleming|
|Common Name:||Peony Dr. Alexander Fleming, Alexander Fleming, Docteur Alexander Fleming, Dr. Alexander Flemming|
|Growing Zones:||Zones 3-7|
|Flower Color:||Pink with silver petal tips|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||3-5 eye bareroot plant|
|Bloom Timing:||Blooms mid to late season|
|Pkg. Count:||1 healthy bare root plant|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Peony Planting Guide|
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