Often called the Memorial Day Peony because its bloom time commonly coincides with that holiday, 'Rosea Plena' offers large, double, rose-pink blossoms with a spicy fragrance. Opening when few other double Peonies are in bloom allows it to take center stage, as it should. Winner of an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. Very early.
Peonies produce their extravagant display in early June every year, regardless of weather, because they are among the most durable and longest-lived plants. They have no natural enemies, no exacting cultural requirements beyond full sun and neutral to slightly sweet soil, and they shrug off cold. After bloom is complete, you are left with a handsome mound of glossy, deep green foliage that will happily anchor the next sequence of bloom in the neighborhood. Finally, Peonies make superior cut flowers, lasting more than a week if cut in full bud.
We ship large roots with 3–5 eyes that are fresh from the growing fields. While a newly planted Peony seldom makes a first-class show in its first season, these vigorous plants will reach the top of their form in their second or third year. Southern gardeners should seek out our early bloomers and provide afternoon shade. Bare root.