Peony White Cap
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- HEIGHT24-36" when full grown
- SPACING24" between plants
- LIGHTFull sun to part shade
- ZONEPerennial zones 2-8
- SHIPPINGBeginning in October
- INCLUDES1 large 3-5 eye bare root and a wooden plant marker
- Botanical NamePaeonia
The fragrant White Cap Peony has deep red petals in a bowl shape that reveal a lush white and red center. The petals of Peony flowers are edible, and make a lovely garnish for sweets and drinks.
- DEER Deer resistant
- KIDS+PETS Non-toxic, edible petals
- DIFFICULTY Medium
- CLIMATE Likes full sun or afternoon shade
- WATER Regular water
- INDOOR+POTS Best grown in-ground
How to Plant
Soak your Peony root in room temperature water for about 2-4 hours to re-hydrate it before planting. Now - this is important - you have to plant it at the correct depth or it will not flower. The eyes should be covered by ½” - 2” of soil. Now give your plant a good wish, a few solid pats to compress the soil around it, and a long drink of water.
Where to Plant
Find a place with good well-draining soil that gets a decent amount of sun, some afternoon shade, and protection from the wind. Space plants about 24" apart.
When to Plant
Plant within a day or two of receiving your root, Fall planted peonies will set roots over the Winter and bloom in the Spring (although it can take a year or two to get reliable blooms).
When to Expect Blooms
For a couple of glorious weeks in the early Summer. Among Peonies, this is a mid-season blooming variety.
Water regularly until they get established, and then give them extra water when they are setting buds. And ask us any questions along the way.
If you have cold winters, mulch the roots in the Winter. If you have hot Summers, give it some afternoon shade.