Peony - Rome - Patio Variety For Containers

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Peonies are perennials that will live for decades, even generations. The blooms are outrageously beautiful, producing lush, glossy, green foliage all summer long, turning purplish or gold in the fall. A favorite among florists. Peonies attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden and are deer resistant.

About this Variety

Rome Patio Peonies are specifically breed for container growing.

Highlights

  • Excellent for cut flowers
  • Gorgeous, showy blooms
  • Returns and blooms year after year
  • Grows well in containers, garden beds and borders
  • A florist favorite

Exposure:

Full sun to partial shade

Blooms:

Late Spring

Height:

Grows up to 24" tall

Spacing/Depth:

Plant 24-48" apart, 1-2" deep

USDA Zones:

Grow as Perennial in zones 2-8. Grow as Annual elsewhere.

Growing Instructions

Container Planting: These Peonies are best grown in pots sized 6-10". The roots can be pruned back to fit the pot, but do not cut off the eyes. It is important to cover the entire root with about 1.5-2" of soil, never letting the eyes dry out. Good soil drainage and airy soil is best for good root development. Can be planted anytime from September through March. Drench well after planting, never letting the soil dry out during the growing process. They like being fertilized and need at least 8 weeks minimum of wintertime temperatures. Maximum light will prevent stretching of flower stem.

Plant Peonies outdoors in spring after all danger of frost has passed in a partially shaded location. The ideal soil is rich and porous and drains well, yet still holds enough water for the roots. If your soil is heavy clay and drains slowly, or very sandy and does not hold water, add organic soil amendments like peat moss or ground bark. Spread a 3-4 inch layer of soil amendment if needed and incorporate into the soil to a depth of 10 inches. Plant roots 1-2" deep and 24-48" apart. Cover with soil. Water thoroughly at planting. While actively growing, water frequently and thoroughly so that water will reach roots. Mulch to keep the soil cool and to prevent the soil from drying out. Fertilize every three months.

Care Tip

Treat regularly to control chewing insects, leaf blight and mildew. Divide in late summer every 3 to 4 years.