Peony Colonel Owen Cousins
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- HEIGHT24-36" when full grown
- SPACING24" between plants
- LIGHTFull sun to part shade
- ZONEPerennial zones 2-8
- INCLUDES1 large 3-5 eye bare root, planting instructions, and a wooden plant marker
- Botanical NamePaeonia
The Colonel Owen Cousins Peony has huge, full white blossoms, with a delicate copper coloring that graces the outer petals and deep center of the bloom. It takes the classic white Peony to the next level. 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
- CLIMATE Prefers cold winters
- WATER Regular water
- INDOOR+POTS In-ground or in a large container outdoors
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
Bareroot peonies can be planted in spring or fall. The plants are not frost tender, so they can be planted 2 to 3 weeks before your frost free date in the spring or after your first frost in the fall. Plant within a day or two of receiving your root.
When to Expect Blooms
For a couple of glorious weeks in the early summer. (Although it can take a year or two to get reliable blooms). Among Peonies, this is an early 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. Provide support for the large blooms.