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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. Peony blooms are available in a wide range of colors, textures and shapes. A favorite among florists. Peonies attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden and are deer resistant.
About this Variety
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- 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 30-32" tall
Plant 12-24" 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 or in the fall before the first frost hardens the soil 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.