This fantastic performer has graceful double flowers that reach 5-6" across. Plant a Festiva Maxima Peony, and your loved ones will be reminded of sunny days at your house every time they catch a trace of peony perfume. That's how the Parfum de Bloom® series came about, celebrating the transformative power of good scents in a garden. The varieties in this series are reliably, powerfully and delightfully fragrant, urging you to slow down, sit back and breathe in the season. Paeonia 'Festiva Maxima' Peonies have few requirements: give them a sunny well-drained location, plant 2-4' apart, with the eyes (new buds at the crown) no more than 2" below soil level and apply fertilizer or compost in spring. They take a while to establish, often 3 years before the first bloom--but the wait is worth it. They are heirloom quality. Let them grow undisturbed and they will bring joy to you and your loved ones through the decades.
Paeonia lactiflora 'Festiva Maxima'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:30 - 36 inches
Spread:24 - 36 inches
Spacing:24 - 30 inches
Flowering Date:Late spring to early summer
Planting Instructions:It is very important to plant with the eye(s) 2" below the soil level. If they are planted too deep, poor flowering will result
Winter Care:None, except to mulch the first winter. Remove early in the following spring
Shipped:2-3 EYE BAREROOT
Flower Form:Large 4" - 5" cup shaped blooms fully double
Foliage Type:Glossy, deep green foliage that is very attractive and ornamental through-out the growing season. The new growth in spring is burgundy colored and turns a soft yellow in the fall
Resistance:Excellent to all P & D problems
Pruning:Only to remove spent flower stems after flowering. Once foliage dies back in Fall trim to the ground.
Pruning Time:After flowering
Fragrance:Very strong and heady
Soil Requirement:Well drained, humus enriched soil that is moisture retentive
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
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