We have a limited number of choice Peonies in 2-gallon pots, ready to make a long-lived presence in your garden! These varieties are different from the ones we will have in stock in a couple of weeks, which will be in 1-gallon pots.
Peonies are classic garden plants that add a lot of charm and beauty to the garden, increasing in size and beauty for many decades. Their gorgeous, fragrant blooms and lush foliage have made them popular for many years. When a peony is finished blooming, the attractive foliage mound makes a great seasonal ‘shrub’. And, of course, the sensuous flowers make stunning bouquets. Cut them when the buds have swelled and are beginning to open slightly.
Peonies are simple to grow and can be utilized in many ways, including mass plantings, specimens, or hedges. Once established they don’t require much water, and they are generally pest-free. By choosing a mixture of early, midseason, and late blooming varieties, you can have blooms for up to 6 weeks. If you’ve had trouble getting your peonies to bloom, the reason is that they are planted either too deep or too shallow. The growth ‘buds’ on the fleshy roots should be between 1” and 2” below the surface of the ground, no more and no less. If you want to lift and replant (or divide) peonies, wait until late summer (September). Hybrid peonies appreciate an application of composted manure in fall.
Paeonia x lactiflora ‘Krinkled White’
This 1928 Paeonia lactiflora hybrid is still one of the finest peonies on the market. ‘Krinkled White’ boasts very sturdy, thick 2’- tall stems, topped in mid-May with over 100 beautifully formed 6″ single, snow-white, crinkled blooms, highlighted by bright yellow stamens. ‘Krinkled White’ produces reliably and has proven to be one of the top heat-tolerant, deer-resistant peonies, and is simply stunning!
Paeonia x lactiflora ‘Rosabel’
An heirloom variety introduced over 80 years ago, Peony ‘Rosabel’ is still one of the best. Blooms freely in midseason with perfect, large, double, rose-red (vivid, deep pink) flowers on strong stems to 36”.
Paeonia x lactiflora ‘Francis Ortegot’
Francis Ortegot is a unique and hard-to-find French heirloom peony that has been grown for more than 170 years! Deep red, with a purple-black tone, these beautifully formed, double blossoms are very fragrant, with a strong, sweet scent. Francis Ortigot grows to 30×30”, blooming in mid to late-season and is excellent in the landscape or as a cut flower. Staking is helpful.
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Paeonia ‘Shawnee Chief’
The rich deep red flowers of this 1940 variety are produced on tall, strong stems and open well, revealing their full beauty. The outer 3 rings of petals are larger than the ones in the center. ‘Shawnee Chief’ is a vigorous grower and makes a long-lasting cut flower. It blooms in early summer. Double, dark red, with fine foliage that holds its color until late in the fall. A very good grower with stiff stems and well-proportioned flowers.