Gorgeous peonies are sweetly scented and grace your landscape with some of the biggest, most colorful spring blooms you'll find! Fancy double blossoms reach up to 5-6" across! Zones 3-7. 2-3 EYE. Peonies have few requirements: give them a sunny well-drained location, plant 2-4' apart, with the eyes (new buds at the crown) no more than 2" below soil level and apply fertilizer or compost in spring. They take a while to establish, often 3 years before the first bloom—but the wait is worth it. They are heirloom quality. Let them grow undisturbed and they will bring joy to you and your loved ones through the decades.Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt'
Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to spread out roots without bending them. Set crown with buds 1" below ground-level. Water in thoroughly. Plant at least 6 weeks before ground freezes.
Winter CareNone, except to mulch the first winter. Remove in early spring before growth starts.
Flower FormFully double, approx. 7-8" in diameter.
Foliage TypeMedium to dark green foliage with a reddish hue.
Soil RequirementWell-drained, deep, fertile soil
Watering RequirementDo not let the soil dry out. Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
PruningRemove spent flower stems after flowering to maintain an attractive bush type perennial all summer long.
Additional InformationPeonies are classic garden plants that add a bit of nostalgia and charm to the garden. The blooms and lush foliage made them popular for years and with the resurgence in breeding, they will continue to improve.
Unique CharactersticsExtremely productive, fragrant and vigorous.