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 'Felix Supreme'
Paeonia lactiflora 'Felix Surpreme'
Full Sun, Partial Shade
34 - 36 inches
30 - 32 inches
32 - 36 inches
Mid season flowering. (Late spring to early summer)
Dig a hole large enough to spread out roots without bending them. Set crown with buds 1" below ground-level. Water in thoroughly. Plant at least 6 weeks before ground freezes.
None, except to mulch the first winter. Remove in early spring before growth starts.
2-3 EYE BAREROOT
Fully double flowers
Glossy, deep green leaves. Very ornamental through-out the growing season. The new growth in spring is a copper-burgundy and turns a soft yellow in the fall.
Remove spent flower stems after flowering to maintain an attractive bush type perennial all summer long.
Well-drained, deep, fertile soil
Do not let the soil dry out. Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
Peonies are classic garden plants that add a bit of nostalgia and charm to the garden. The fragrant blooms and lush foliage made them popular for years and with the resurgence in breeding, they will continue to improve.
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