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Plant the Hyacinth bulbs in the fall according to the instructions on their packaging. Mix in the roots of the Peonies so when the bulbs are finished blooming in the spring, the perennial Bleeding Hearts will start to bloom and continue to bloom for several more weeks. Fragrant Collection will cover 6-8 sq. ft.
|Common Name||48 Hyacinth Mix, 1 Peony Karl Rosenfield, 1 Peony Sarah Bernhardt, 1 Peony Shirley Temple|
|Botanical Name||48 Hyacinthus Mix, 1 Paeonia Karl Rosenfield, 1 Paeonia Sarah Bernhardt, 1 Paeonia Shirley Temple|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Red, Pink, White, Mixed|
|Mature Height||Hyacinth - 10-12" tall
Peonies - 32-38" tall
|Bulb Spacing||Hyacinth - 6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Peonies - 2 roots per sq. ft.
|Planting Depth||Hyacinth - Plant 6" deep
Peonies - Plant the roots 1" to 2" below soil level with the eyes (buds) pointing up.
|Bloom Time||Mid spring to early summer|
|Plant Type / Life Cycle||Perennial|
|Soil Type||Loamy Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Well Draining|
|Advantages||Fragrant, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Adding peonies to your garden is easy. Plant in full sun in most regions. In colder regions, planting peonies in shade will result in weak stems and less flowers. In warmer regions or where spring is hot and dry, choose a site with afternoon shade. Plant in average or well-draining loamy soil. Peonies prefer soil that provide moisture, but isn’t water logged. Add compost if needed before planting.
Planting tree peonies is different than herbaceous and intersectional itoh peonies.
The first year of growing peonies, expect the roots to products 2-5 leave shoots and 1-2 flowers. Year two brings a plant double the size and double the blossoms. By the fourth or fifth year peonies will be full and bushy, with lots of foliage and blossoms.
Itoh and tree peonies don't require staking, but most herbaceous peony once established, produce heavy flowers that often are too heavy for its stems. You don't have to stake them, but if you don't, you're going to have big beautiful flowers nodding down. So once you have a healthy clump, use peony rings to keep them upright. The rings are simply wheel-like wire arrangements that stand up over the peony like a little wire table as the plant sprouts in the spring. With upright supports, the peony ring is placed so the shoots will grow up through the round wire bale. Of course, the foliage quickly hides the ring, and you have a beautifully-supported clump well before the flowers open. Where to find Peony Rings? We recommend Gardeners Supply.
For herbaceous and (itoh) intersectional peonies after blooms have passed, clip expired blooms down to the where the foliage meets the stem. Leave the foliage for the remainder of the growing season. As fall arrive and temperatures cool, the leaves will turn yellow and then wilt. For herbaceous peonies trim back all foliage to about 3" from the ground. This keeps the plant tidy and allows new growth to come up without damaging it. In the fall itoh peonies need to be treated similar to herbaceous and tree peonies since they are a hybrid of both. Once the plant has matured its best to trim back so that the herbaceous portion of the stem is removed and the hard wood portion remains. Its best to leave the peonies alone in there first year of growing so that you tell the difference between the herbaceous green stem from the hard wood portion as the leaves die back. Usually mature itoh peonies will leave 4-5 inches of hard wood above ground.
Tree peonies require different trimming techniques. Cut the stem just below the expired blooms. If you trim the stem to far, it will hinder next year's growth. This years green shoots will become next years woody branch. So in the fall, do not trim back or cut to the ground, leave the shrub as is. If you have a mature tree peony and it needs shaping, the best time to prune, is right after it blooms. Make sure to not take to much off the tree as it can really hurt the shrub.
Peonies don’t need to be fertilized every year. Its best to plant them with plenty of nutrients. Apply bonemeal, compost or well-rotted manure in early summer, after peonies have bloomed every couple of years.
Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.
As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.View Shipping Rate Chart
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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