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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
This special, all-in-one mix is kind of a potluck - fun and full of surprises. Each mix is guaranteed to be unique so purchase several packs. Plant en mass to create a dramatic, bold curb appeal. What sets these Peony roots apart from our other Peonies are their mammoth sized roots of 3/5 eyes. The best of the best! Starting out with larger root stock from the get go rewards you with bigger and stronger plants and more blooms sooner. A little more expensive, but why wait?
- Excellent for cut flowers
- Gorgeous, showy blooms
- Returns and blooms year after year
- Grows well in containers, garden beds and borders
- A florist favorite
Full sun to partial shade
Spring to Summer
Grows 32-36" tall
Plant 24-48" apart, 1-2" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 2-8. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
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.
Treat regularly to control chewing insects, leaf blight and mildew. Divide in late summer every 3 to 4 years.