This June lineup of big blooms begins with the deep pink, semidouble 'Paula Fay' and the moderately fragrant, semidouble 'Coral Sunset'; continues with the rose pink, fragrant double 'Duchesse de Nemours' and bright red, double 'Kansas'; then finishes with the scented, pink double 'Sarah Bernhardt,' recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. You can't go wrong adding this hardy, long-lived group to your mixed border or cutting garden. The Peony Parade includes one of each variety, 5 plants total.
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. Please note: Our Peonies are shipped for fall planting.