Herbaceous peonies Sarah Bernhardt

Herbaceous peonies Sarah Bernhardt

This pink peony with super-large flowers has always been a favorite, since the flowers are as dramatic as their namesake, the world-famous early stage actress. These double blossoms are very fragrant and a favorite for flower bouquets. The Peony is an extremely long lived, hardy, shrub-like plant. Once they re established, they re as hardy and dependable as oaks, creating a fantastic season of bloom in your yard year after year. The spreading clumps form hedges. Peonies are a …

Herbaceous peony VS tree peony

Herbaceous peony VS tree peony

First I have to say that the plants you received are probably growing on their own roots. Chinese tree peonies are generally not grafted. In some cases the Rock Type (Flare Peonies) will be grafted. I am not familiar with some of the cultivars that you listed but I think that Hua Hu Die(Colorful Butterfly) is a Flare Peony. Qing Long Wo Fen Chi (Green Dragon in Pink Pond) and Lan Bao Shi (Blue Jewel Sapphire)sounds interesting. If you get bloom this spring I do hope you will share …

Herbaceous peonies UK

Herbaceous peonies UK

These adaptable, long-lived plants transplant well, and early October is the best time to tackle the job. It s also the best time to plant new varieties. The most garden-worthy are the Paeonia lactiflora varieties. The blooms last longer than cottage garden peonies (P. officinalis) and flower later - just ahead of the roses. Cut back the woody stems as they fade in October and sprinkle bonemeal around plants. Feed them again in March with poultry manure. Don t plant peonies too …

Herbaceous tree peony hybrids

Herbaceous tree peony hybrids

About Us: (Click on any photo to see a larger image) Here at Reaths Nursery we have been specializing and hybridizing tree and herbaceous peonies since 1961. Our business is based on giving the customer a superior plant in both size and quality. We provide our customers with top quality plants with a strong healthy root system which gives you a larger more floriferous plant in less time and also a plant that is more resistant to stresses such as drought. The peony and iris varieties …

Herbaceous Hybrid Peony

Herbaceous Hybrid Peony

Peonies in this section comprise a very large range of plants that have come into circulation as a result of the interest shown in the various species of herbaceous Peony and their ability to hybridise with each other. In the West, such hybridisation efforts (not including lactiflora X lactiflora), seem to have started in France with Victor and Emile Lemoine, who produced Le Printemps, Mai Fleuri and Avant Garde in 1907. These three are still widely available today and are crosses …

Herbaceous peony cuttings

Herbaceous peony cuttings

I was texting to a friend today about how to cut back her peony plants this fall. She needed a visual, so I sent her this video. Up here in Alaska, Labor Day weekend is traditionally the weekend we all put our beds to sleep. Sometimes in the fall one can feel lazy about fall clean up, but it is very important to at least cut back your peonies and discard all stems and foliage in the garbage. These are not compostable. Peony plants are very susceptible to Botrytis, a nasty fungus …

Difference between herbaceous and tree peonies

Difference between herbaceous and tree peonies

Bartzella is a popular intersectional peony. Jennifer Benner Shima Nishiki is a lovely tree peony. Michelle Gervais Always imagine the cuts you will make before getting to work. Antonio Reis Photo: Jennifer Benner Herbaceous peonies are just one of the three types of peonies out there. Two relations, intersectional and tree peonies, can be divided in fall like their herbaceous cousins. When it comes to tree peonies, only multistemmed types are divisible. Multistemmed tree …

Herbaceous peony Pruning

Herbaceous peony Pruning

Herbaceous peonies are a long lived perennial. Herbaceous means that the plant dies down to the ground in autumn. It is also interesting that herbaceous peonies form the buds for the next season underground. Buds are formed at the crown of the plant--this is why they are so hardy in northern climates. Reasons to prune herbaceous peonies are to cut away any broken stems, remove spent blooms, remove diseased buds or stems, and prepare the plants for winter. Step 1 Check for broken …

Herbaceous Peony care

Herbaceous Peony care

No garden is complete without these imposing plants, which are covered with sumptuous flowers in May and June. True perennials, Herbaceous Peonies may live for fifty years or so, becoming more impressive over time. Peonies are easy to grow and will reward you with armfuls of cut flowers and a splendid show in the garden. They make striking specimen plants, play nicely with other perennials in the garden, and are ideal for bordering a walk or driveway. Early-, mid- and late-blooming …