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Candyfloss paeonia collection - 4+2 Free bare root plants

paeony or peony

2+1 FREE collections £56.97 £37.98
£56.97 £37.98

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

Buy the collection of 2 Paeonia bare root plants (1 of each variety) for £18.99 or buy 2 collections for £37.98 and get another collection FREE.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moisture-retentive yet well-drained
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Peonies are loved for their bold, dissected foliage and extremely beautiful, showy flowers, which are ideal for adding colour to mixed, herbaceous or shrub borders in spring and summer. Originating from woodland clearings, grassland and meadows, the tuberous roots of the herbaceous forms act as storage tissue, which allows the mature plants to become drought tolerant once established. They will thrive in deep fertile soils that are moist but well drained, and although tolerant of some light shade, they perform best in full sun. Long-lived clump-forming perennials, they can resent being moved, although this can usually be done quite successfully if tackled in autumn. Some may require staking to support the weight of the flowers.

    In each collection you will receive 2 Paeonia bare root plants - 1 of each variety:

  • Paeonia 'Sebastian Maas': Large and showy, raspberry pink flowers appear on stout stems above the handsome foliage in early summer. Delightful in the border, they are also impressively long-lived when cut for the vase. Grows to 1m.

  • Paeonia 'Duchesse de Nemours': 'Duchesse de Nemours' has huge, bowl-shaped pure white, fragrant flowers, flushed green in bud, from early to midsummer. This classic, double-flowered peony from the mid-nineteenth century is a favourite of the florist. Grows to 80cm.

  • Garden care: Plant out as soon as possible after delivery, in a sunny spot with well-prepared soil. When placing your plant, make sure that the buds are facing upwards, and that these are no more than 2cm (1") below the soil surface. Water in well after planting. Then, in early spring, apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch with well-rotted compost or manure. Deadhead after flowering and remove tatty foliage in the autumn as it dies back.
  • Pets: Skin irritant
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