Cricket Hill Garden

Herbaceous Peonies Cutting Collection, POTTED 1 qt., group of 3 pots

$ 65

Admired by our visitors but too few to sell as named varieties, we offer them as a group priced at substantial savings. We will give you a variety of colors and shapes- our choice- all are beautiful! A great way to start a collection.

Many of us have devoted a section of our garden to plants that supply flowers for cutting. Herbaceous peonies make an ideal flower for such a garden. They have numerous, fragrant flowers, in shapes varying from single to full doubles, and colors from dark magenta-red to the palest of pink and white.

They require quality soil with good drainage, ideally full sun or 6 hours to grow well. As a general rule, herbaceous peonies bloom well in USDA zones 3-8. In zone 9, we do know of people who have success in areas of California and northern Florida. In zone 9, plant close to the surface, not deeply, in the same way iris are planted. This allows plants to have more exposure to cold temperatures in winter, promoting bloom.

Spacing required: Allow at least 30-36" ( on center) between plants. Peonies grow and spread and you don't want to crowd them. Small annuals or bulbs such as tulips or lilies can be interplanted when peonies are small. Within 3-4 years peonies will spread and fill in the space. 

When we ship: Orders for USDA zones 4-9 will ship in FALL of 2021.

Nursery availability: Potted specimens are available at the nursery this spring. 

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