Here are three Peonies whose beauty is matched by their perfume. Not all Peonies are fragrant, but these have heady scents that will catch your attention across the border or across the room. 'Festiva Maxima' is a classic, with big, blowsy blooms that are white with crimson flecks, and a powerful scent. 'Eden’s Perfume' produces delightfully fragrant, double, bright pink flowers up to 7in across. 'Red Magic' has rich red, bomb-type flowers and a spicy perfume. All three are low maintenance, high performance. One of each, bareroot, labeled.
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.