White peony is especially highly valued by gardeners; it is impossible not to notice such flower on the site. Numerous varieties deserve detailed study, as they can vary greatly in shape and size.

Snow-white flowers are usually divided into several categories. First of all, peonies are:

  • Treelike
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Tree-like varieties reach 2 m in height

  • Grassy

Herbaceous varieties usually do not exceed 1 m

White peony flowers are also distinguished by structural features. The following main types can be distinguished:

  • Non-Terry
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Non-double buds are small and consist of 5-10 petals

  • Terry and semi-double

Terry and semi-double – “fluffy” buds with numerous petals and large wide stamens

  • Anemone, or Japanese

The anemone-shaped form of the bud is a kind of flattened bowl of petals with stamens in the center

It is customary to classify peonies according to the timing of flowering. The earliest varieties bloom in early June, the latest – in early July.

The Best Varieties Of The White Peony

Before you buy a plant for your site, you should study the varieties of white peonies with photos and descriptions. This will help you understand which views will look best in the country.

Duchesse de Nemours

The peony variety Duchesse de Nemours enters the decorative period after June 20th. The buds of the perennial are terry, white with a yellowish milky middle, up to 16 cm in diameter. The bush itself rises 1 m above the ground, can grow in lighted areas and in light shading. The frost resistance of the variety is average – up to – 20 ° С.

Duchesse de Nemours can fade to pure white when grown in full sun.

Anastasia Sosnovets

It is also found under the name Anastasiya, reaching 1.5 m in height. The buds are medium-sized, without terry, with two rows of petals, the photo of a white peony shows a fuchsia color at the base. In the center of the flower are dark yellow stamens. The variety blooms after June 10.

Peony Anastasia Sosnovets is characterized by increased frost resistance up to -40 ° C

White Swan

The white peony of domestic selection, which is also found under the name Lybed, has terry spherical buds of a milky shade. It blooms in early June and remains decorative for 3 weeks, all this time it exudes a pleasant aroma. The bush itself rises to 80 cm in height.

The buds of the White Swan variety can reach 20 cm and are suitable for bouquets

Lotus Queen

The white peony Lotus Queen is a Japanese-type peony with bowl-shaped buds. The outer petals of the perennial are snow-white, in the center of the flower there are yellow stamens with twisted tips. The height of the bush reaches 90 cm, and blooms after June 15.

Lotus Queen inflorescences are about 17 cm in diameter


High peony Maria, or Ave Maria, can stretch up to 140 cm. The buds of the variety are semi-double, with snow-white, slightly wavy petals at the edges. In the core of the flower, a light pink hue is noticeable. It enters the decorative period in June.

The buds of the Maria variety are very large, up to 19 cm in diameter.

Iceberg White Peony

White terry peony Iceberg brings creamy large buds from June 20 – central and lateral. Blooms profusely is good for cutting, emits a pleasant rose scent. It grows up to 90 cm in height.

White Peony Iceberg is valued not only for its visual appeal but also for its resistance to diseases.

Cora Louise

Cora Louise is a hybrid of tree and herbaceous peonies and grows up to 1 m. The buds are cupped, creamy white with a slight pinkish sheen. In the center is a dark lilac spot and bright yellow stamens. White peony blooms in mid-June.

Variety Cora Louise exudes a light refreshing aroma during flowering.

Rose Marie Linz

Rose Marie Lins is one of the most beautiful white peonies. The bush rises above the ground by 80 cm, and at the end of June it blooms with large buds of 20 cm each. The flowers are white in color with a pale pink tint, in the central part of the edge of the petals they have a red border.

Rose Marie Linz variety is used for cutting, it looks good in bouquets


Peony of the Soviet selection Victoria rises 1 m above the ground and brings large double flowers up to 18 cm wide. It acquires maximum decorative effect in June, the outer petals of the perennial are pure white, and the center of the bud is pale pinkish.

Peony Victoria is one of the most famous and has been grown in Russia since 1988.


The tree-like Koshinoyuki blooms after June 20th and produces large buds, first with a delicate pink tint, then pure white. It reaches a height of 1.5 m, has strong stems that do not bend under flowers and grayish-green foliage.

The white flowers of Koshinoyuki look especially impressive against the background of dark leaves.

Top Brass

Terry White Peony Top Brass grows up to 1 m above the ground and begins flowering in mid-June. It features an unusual bud shape – the central part, or crown, consists of bright yellow and creamy white Petalodies, rising strongly above the snow-white outer petals.

In diameter, beautiful crowned flowers Top Brass reach 18 cm

Big Boy White Peony

The medium-sized Big Boy peony up to 70 cm tall belongs to interspecific hybrids and produces cup-shaped buds with wide double-row white petals. In the center of the flower are yellow-orange long stamens. The variety is very early, it enters the decorative period already in May and decorates the plots with one of the first.

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Big Boy flowers are quite large in size – about 15 cm.


The domestic peony variety Vorobyevsky (Vorob’yevskiy) grows up to 1 m and blooms from May 24 to early June. The buds of the perennial are hemispherical, pure white, located one at a time on the stem. A simple but sophisticated white look is used in flower beds and in arranging bouquets.

White peony Vorobyevsky tolerates cold well and is resistant to fungal diseases

Yellow King

Yellow King reaches 80 cm in height and produces Japanese-shaped flowers – with a few large petals in the form of a bowl. The shade of the buds is first light pinkish, then pure white, in the center there are bright yellow thick staminodes. The variety blooms in mid-June.

Yellow King looks especially bright in illuminated areas

Gladys Hodson

Beautiful double peony Gladys Hodson grows up to 1 m and brings large flowers with white petals and a slight pinkish tint. Gives off a floral aroma, and can fall apart under the weight of buds. It blooms very late, in early July.

Gladys Hodson is often used as a cut flower – buds reach 20 cm

Miss America

Among the best varieties of white peonies, an important place is occupied by the semi-double look of Miss America. The perennial bush rises to 80 cm. It blooms at the very beginning of June with white, pinkish buds with golden stamens in the center.

Miss America gives huge buds up to 25 cm in diameter

Brother Chuck

Double white peony Brother Chuck rises to 90 cm on strong stems and begins to bloom after June 15th. The buds of the variety are pale white in the outer part and light pink in the center, yellow stamens are visible in the middle. Up to three flowers up to 17 cm wide can be located on one stem.

Brother Chuck is a very cold-resistant variety that can winter at -43 ° C


The snow-white peony Carrara has cupped buds with dense bright yellow staminodes in the center. In height, the bush rises by 80 cm, it enters the decorative period around June 20.

As the blooming of the white Carrara buds flatten and open the yellow core more

Festival Maxim

The famous species of Festiva Maxima belongs to the early ones and brings large flowers already at the end of May. The buds of the variety are terry, snow-white with several bright pink petals in the core. The perennial rises 1 m above the ground, blooms very profusely, and exudes a refreshing aroma.

Festiva Maxima does not bend under the weight of inflorescences and looks very impressive in the garden

Mom’s favorite White Peony

Mom’s favorite peony begins to bloom after June 20th and produces medium-sized double buds of a milky white hue. The stems of the variety are strong, do not bend, reach 85 cm in height, flowering is long and abundant.

Mom’s favorite looks best in sunny areas

Adorable White Peony

Weak-double variety Adorable blooms very early – at the end of May. It exudes a faint but pleasant aroma. The buds of the variety are large, with pinkish outer petals, a snow-white center, and yellow stamens in the core. The height of the bush is about 80 cm.

Peony Adorable can be grown in cold regions, it is able to winter at -37 ° C

Bowl of Cream

Bowl of Cream, or Bowl of Cream, brings large terry buds of bright white color. Toward the end of flowering, it acquires a milky hue and emits a faint aroma. It blooms in mid-June, adorns the garden for a long time, and is perfectly preserved in the cut. The bush rises in height by 80 cm.

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In 1981, Bowl of Cream received a gold award from the American Peony Society.

White Peony In Landscape Design

Snow-white cupped and terry perennials can often be found in garden plots. The photo of white peonies flowers shows that there are many options for use in the landscape. Usually, they are planted:

  • in single and complex flower beds, red, blue, and yellow perennials go well with white peony;

Snow-white peony looks advantageous in any flower bed

  • As part of a hedge;

Tall tree-like varieties of peony can form a hedge in the garden

  • On the sides of the garden paths;

Medium-sized and tall peonies beautifully frame neat paths.

  • Along fences or at the wall of the house;

A flower bed with white peonies near the house decorates the unoccupied space

  • On the sides of the front porch of the house or next to the dining area in the garden.

White peonies can serve as an accent for important areas of the garden.

With the help of bright white peonies, you can emphasize any area in the country or decorate an unoccupied space. Perennials look best in bright sun, but light shading is perceived very well.

Attention! Planting a crop is not worth it only in dense shade, where the plant simply cannot develop.

Features Of Planting And Care For White Peony

Beautiful white peonies do not have difficult growing requirements. To cultivate them on the site, it is enough to follow the basic rules:

  1. It is better to plant a perennial in autumn in September, it will have time to take root safely. A place for a plant is chosen well-lit, but close to the wind and with a light shadow, the soil should be sufficiently loose, not swampy.
  2. A few weeks before planting, a shallow hole is dug, twice the size of the root system of the seedling, and half filled with a mixture of sand, humus, peat, and garden soil. Superphosphate, iron sulfate, and wood ash are also added to the hole.
  3. The peony is lowered into the hole, sprinkled with soil mixture to the end and trampled around, and then watered abundantly and mulched with peat.
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With further care, it is necessary to water the peony only when the soil is very dry, waterlogging harms it. Fertilizers for good flowering are applied three times a season – in the spring they feed the perennial with nitrogen, and just before flowering and after it with phosphorus and potassium.

Advice! In the first 2 years, top dressing can be skipped if minerals were added to the soil at planting.

With the onset of autumn in October, the stems of the white peony are cut almost flush with the ground, leaving no more than 4 cm. Most varieties of the crop winter well without shelter, but usually, the flower bed is covered with humus or peat – organic matter plays the role of autumn feeding and warms the roots. In cold regions, the culture can be additionally covered with spruce branches.

Diseases and Pests

Under adverse conditions, the white peony can suffer from fungi and viruses. The most common include:

  • Rust;

Rust leaves reddish spots on the leaves and leads to drying out

  • Gray Rot;

With gray rot, the roots of the peony begin to darken and soften, the disease spreads through the stems and buds

  • Rattle Virus;

Peony leaves with rattle become covered with light spots and deform

  • Cucumber Mosaic.

The mosaic appears as light circles on the leaves and a weakening of flowering.

Of the pests for the white peony in the garden, the most dangerous are:

  • Ants;

Ants during the flowering period eat the petals and unopened buds

  • Gall Nematode;

The nematode attacks the roots of the plant and leads to the appearance of knotty growths

  • Bronze Beetle.

A beautiful and potentially useful bronzer eats peony flowers.

The fight against fungal diseases is carried out with the help of copper sulfate and the drug Fundazol, the white peony is sprayed in early spring or three more times at intervals of 14 days. You can get rid of pests with the help of Karbofos or Aktara preparations, although it should be noted that when infected with a nematode, it is better to dig up and destroy the perennial.

Important! To prevent the appearance of fungi and pests, the soil at the roots must be regularly loosened.


White peonies are very beautiful and resistant to external conditions and decorative culture. There are dozens of varieties of perennial plants, among themselves they differ in the size of the bush, as well as in the shade and shape of the flower.