Sturdy Landscaping herbaceous peony pair
Tired of your peonies flopping to the ground at the first sign of rain? These two late season blooming herbaceous peonies in the anemone or 'Japanese' form offer an answer. This flower form consists of a background row of guard petals which surround a center in which the stamens are replaced by petaloids. These flowers are lighter than the heavy doubles and hold up well in the landscape without support. Both are fragrant and ideal for cut flowers as well.
Bloom time: These showy peonies bloom in our USDA zone 6a garden in the first to the second week of June.
Zone hardiness: Proven in USDA zones 3-9.
Plant sizes: 4-5 'eyes' or buds with proportional roots. This size plant will most likely flower in its second spring in the ground, though many do bloom the first spring.
Notable characteristics: This outstanding pink peony will produce flowers up to 8" on a mature plant. Fuchsia guard petals are offset by creamy staminoids. A very showy addition to any garden.
Notable characteristics: Distinctive anemone form double flowers consist of light pink guard petals around a dense array of pale yellow, lacy staminoids. Flowers are produced in profusions and held upright by strong stems. This variety does not require staking, excellent for use in the landscape.