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Monsieur Jules Elie Peony

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 30 - 36 Inches
  • Mature Spread 30 - 36 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

The Monsieur Jules Elie Peony, Paeonia Lactiflora Monsieur Jules Elie, is a captivating, fragrant champion, with wide, overlapping ruffles and two tones of rose-pink petals with shimmering tips. These peonies are well-known for their double-bomb blossoms, packed with elegant petals. Monsieur Jules Elie Peonies are tall-growing, between 30-36 inches, with luscious chartreuse foliage and compacted stems holding mammoth buds which blossom into gorgeous flowers in early June. They are favorite cut flowers, and popular in arrangements and bouquets. 

Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit, Monsieur Jules Elie Peonies are deer and rabbit resistant, virtually pest free, and very long-lived. These incredible stunners will bloom reliably for over a century if they are well-tended. Their buds have a sweet sugary nectar that attracts pollinators of all kinds and is a particular favorite of bees and butterflies. Their foliage remains a vibrant shade of green, even after the flower has bloomed. These peonies are low-maintenance flowers that require minimal effort to create brilliant blooms, year after year. 

Monsieur Jules Elie Peony Care

Monsieur Jules Elie Peonies should be planted in autumn, in a sheltered location where they will receive full or partial sun. Before planting, the soil should be alkaline and enriched with compost and high-phosphorus fertilizer, especially heavier soils. Plants should be set 1 to 2 inches below the surface of the soil. It is important to keep the soil evenly moist and well-drained after planting. Peonies need regular, deep watering, especially during hot summer months. Be sure to support your peonies, as their heavy heads tend to arch toward the ground in high winds and rain. They may not blossom for several years until they are well established.

Your peonies should be deadheaded in the late spring. Once the flower is cut, leave the stems and foliage until the fall to help nourish the plant for the upcoming growing season. In the fall, after the foliage has started to die down, peonies should be cut to the ground. In the spring, new growth will appear from the roots.

Monsieur Jules Elie Peonies produce gorgeous clusters that are perfect for mixed beds and borders in both the city and country. They provide beautiful backdrops to shorter spring and summer plants, but will suffer if they must compete with shrubs or trees. Peonies are good for mass plantings, and using them as cut flowers in bouquets and arrangements can keep them healthy.

Monsieur Jules Elie Peony Spacing

Plant these peonies 30-36 Inches apart, center on center. If you are trying to create a garden border with the plants, plant 30 inches apart for a seamless look. For some spacing between the plants, space them out at least 36 inches apart, center on center.

Monsieur Jules Elie Peony Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 30 - 36 Inches
Mature Spread: 30 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 30 - 36 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Early June
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Deep Green
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Monsieur Jules Elie Peony
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Monsieur Jules Elie Peony Show Reviews

  • 5
    Strong and Healthy

    Posted by Leigh on Apr 27th 2022

    I took a risk ordering plants online. Not something I have ever done before but I was having trouble finding this variety which I also have planted in a border garden from years ago. These plants arrived late April and they are 18” above soil already with buds. I’m thrilled. Monsieur Jules Elie has the BEST fragrance and grow to almost 40” in my front bed. I’m hoping these do the same in the back of my house which receives even more sun than the front. My front only receives about 5.5 hours in zone 5b. Highly recommend!