These long-lived perennials range from exquisitely delicate singles to large and lush doubles, with shades from pure white to the deepest red. Here in Connecticut they usually produce their display in June, and their glossy, deep green leaves look good all season. Peonies make superior cut flowers, lasting more than a week if cut in full bud.
We offer both Herbaceous and Tree Peonies, and occasionally Intersectional Peonies which are a cross between the two. Herbaceous Peonies die back to the ground in winter and send up new growth in the spring. Tree Peonies, listed below with their botanical designation Paeonia suffruticosa, are woody plants that retain their structure year-round. Tree Peonies are slow to mature—don't be surprised if there are few or no flowers the first spring after planting; plants generally take a few years to settle in and bloom heavily.