An excellent choice for beautiful, semidouble blooms in the garden or to display as cut flowers. The deep pink petals of 'Paula Fay' are arranged in five rows around golden centers. Early.
There isn't a more rewarding garden flower than the herbaceous Peony, and a garden without these plants is a sorry thing indeed. The flowers range from exquisitely delicate singles to large and lush doubles and come in shades ranging from pure white to the deepest, darkest red. This extravagant display is produced in early June, regardless of weather. Peonies 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.