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Festiva Maxima Bush Peony
Festiva Maxima Bush Peony
Festiva Maxima Bush Peony

Festiva Maxima Bush Peony

Vendor
The Lily Pad
Regular price
$15.99
Sale price
$11.99
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This renowned peony is a huge full double globular white with wide petals of heavy substance and rich scent. Conspicuous flecks of red are observed sporadically among the petals. Long-lasting blooms. This is a superior garden variety for those borderline warmer regions, where other double bush peonies often fail to bloom. Excellent cut flower. 3-5 eye divisions.
Botanical name: Paeonia lactiflora 'Festiva Maxima' 
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
Growing Tips and Instructions

Visit our How-To Cultivation Library to learn more about peonies and how to grow them.

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. 

Shipping

Sorry, we do not ship outside the U.S. or to Hawaii due to agricultural restrictions.

We guarantee safe arrival of healthy bulbs, that varieties will be true-to-name, and will grow if planted as instructed, subject to the limitations described in our Shipping and Returns Policy.

We begin shipping our bulbs, tubers, and perennials in mid-February through Spring. Upon arriving, your bulbs and most of your perennials may show signs of growth such as green leaves and sprouts - this is okay and transportation during this time should not harm the plants.

All bulbs and perennials should be planted in your garden as soon as possible to ensure the best success. If you must delay planting, open the bags to permit air circulation and place them out of direct sunlight in a cool, well-ventilated room. Do not place the bulbs where they can freeze. If you have the space, storing the bulbs in the refrigerator is another excellent way to “hold them” prior to planting. If you choose this method of storing your bulbs, be sure not to store fruit with them, as this is detrimental to bulbs.

Plant outdoors when the ground is no longer frozen and the conditions have improved for your zone.


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