Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii

Tibetan Peony

Plant Type:


Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii - This species tree peony carries bright, sunny yellow single peony flowers in spring, 3 to 4 per shoot. Each flower is cupped, casual and very showy. The boss of stamens is in a slightly darker, deeper shade. Leaves are medium green, glaucous below. A single leaf is compound. divided generally into 9 leaflets and is deeply cut. The overall appearance of the shrub is quite handsome. The Tibetan Peony harbors the potential to grow as tall as 8 even 9 feet so don't be entirely surprised if it decides to stretch until you're looking up with an increasingly angled head towards the top. Plant in mostly sunny exposure set in fertile to average ground. Also known as Ludlow's Peony this boisterous shrub is adaptable to both clay and sandy soil though it will probably be happiest in a better mix. It is also adaptable to Ph as long as extremes are avoided. The second moniker is for Frank Ludlow who left us in 1972; the shrub was introduced to the trade in 1936. Established potted Peony, seed grown.


4-8 ft


3-6 ft


Item Description Price  
PALUTLUD Paeonia lutea v. ludlowii (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $36.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Butterflies


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Border
  • Accent
  • Specimen
  • Shrub Border
  • Cottage Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Average
  • Fertile
  • Draining


  • Tibet

Propagated By

  • By Seed / Potted

Genus Overview: Paeonia

Common Name: Peony

We have fallen in love with the species peonies. They stand on strong stems and require no staking. They flower in a range of colors with varying flower shapes at different times in the spring landscape. Many are striking woodland species and function at their best in open to dappled shade. Some sport fascinating and showy late season seed heads upping the interest ante for herbaceous perennials with added seasons of beauty. Most of our offerings are seed grown. Culture is noted in the descriptives.