Peonies are a staple in the garden, exploding into bloom for a week or two, and then remaining for the rest of the season as a full bushy green accent. They are very long lived, and while they are easy to grow they do require a bit of patience, sometimes taking two or even three years to bloom, but then growing stronger and more prolific with every passing year.
The Itoh Pastel Slendour Peony is an absolute stunner, with ivory petals fringed with pastel pink, and marked at their base with a brush of burgundy, and offset by a sculptural yellow ball in the center. Big statement-making blooms reach 6" in diameter. Love.
The petals of Peony flowers are edible, and make a lovely garnish for sweets and drinks.
Planting conditions: Ideally peonies would like to be protected from strong winds, and given a bit of afternoon shade.
Care: Regular water and good soil will encourage bigger and more numerous blooms. However, it is drought tolerant once established. If you have cold winters, mulch the roots in the Winter. This variety does not need staking.
Sun: Full-sun to part shade. Prefers afternoon shade, especially in warmer climates.
Blooms: Peonies bloom for a couple of glorious weeks in the late Spring. Among peonies, this is an mid-season blooming variety.
Perennial: Very long lived, known to thrive for up to 100 years! Comes back each year in zones 2-8.
Large 3-5 eye bare root plant ships in October. It will set roots over-winter and grow in the Spring.
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