Form: Herbaceous perennial
Hardiness Zone: 2-10
Flower Color: White
Foliage Type: Shiny, green, pinnately compound, smooth leaf margins, strongly veined
Bloom time: June
Height: 36 inches
Spread: 36 inches
Light requirements: Full sun
Plant depth: Cover eyes with 1-2 inches of soil, depending on zone and climate
See "Growing Tips" for more detailed instructions
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Many growers plant peonies in the Fall; however, if planted early enough in late winter and early Spring, peonies will thrive just as well. Most peonies will take 2 years to show blooms - but trust us, it is well worth the wait! Peonies are great centerpieces and excellent as cut flowers. Most peonies have a wonderful fragrance!
Choose a sun-filled location for planting the peonies, which require at least eight hours of sunlight a day for optimum growth. Peony plants relish slightly acidic soils (pH 6.5 to 7.0) with good drainage. Plants are long-lived, do not need to be divided and can be left undisturbed for years. They need a cold winter dormant season.
Dig planting holes that are about an inch deep if you live in warmer southern regions. Dig the hole 2 inches deep if you live in cooler northern regions. Space each hole approximately 3 feet apart, depending on the variety of peony you are planting. Plant the peony tuber into the planting hole so it sits no deeper than 1 to 2 inches below the surface. Cover the tuber with soil, then water each of the tubers thoroughly.
Even with the problems getting the roots delivered, they were in excellent shape. Charlie's White replaces the one purchased last year that didn't make it through the winter. Looking forward to blooms.