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Sorbet paeonia collection - 6+3 Free bare root plants

paeony or peony

2+1 FREE collections £68.97 £45.98
£68.97 £45.98
Buy the collection of 3 Paeonia bare root plants (1 of each variety) for £22.99 or buy 2 collections for £45.98 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 3 Paeonia bare root plants - 1 each of the following:

  • Paeonia 'Sarah Bernhardt'
    Scented, rose pink flowers with ruffled inner petals crown this robust plant in early summer. The fully double flowers are very large and heavy, so the plants will ideally need supports that can be adjusted as the plants grow. The flowers are considered one of the best for cutting. Grows to 1m.

  • Paeonia 'Karl Rosenfield'
    Fragrant double flowers of startling magenta from early to midsummer among deeply cut mid-green leaves. The reddish-bronze foliage of this striking peony provides interest from early spring and after the plant has flowered. Grows to 85cm.

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

  • Garden care: Deadhead after flowering. In early spring apply a balanced slow-release fertiliser around the base of the plant and mulch with well-rotted compost or manure. Fungal diseases may occur in cool, wet springs so prune out any affected parts and spray the remaining sections with fungicide.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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