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Peony Bowl of Beauty

This Peony is famous for its huge, hot pink outer petals and contrasting frilly yellow centers. One of the most strikingly beautiful peonies. (Paeonia lactiflora)
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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 24-28" tall, 24-36" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Pink Peony Bowl of Beauty, Paeonia lactiflora, Peony
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SKU 118PERG
Common Name Peony
Botanical Name Paeonia lactiflora
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 24-28" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Plant the roots 1" to 2" below soil level with the eyes (buds) pointing up.
Ships As Bare Root
Planting Season Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Fragrant, Cut Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This is the very best peony of this dramatic type. Bowl of Beauty is famous for its huge, wide outer petals of hot pink, and dramatically contrasting frilly yellow centers.

Growing Peonies: If you live where peonies grow, its the same every year in late spring. Certain homes have them in beds, borders, along drives--and anywhere they grow, they create probably the most beautiful clump of flowering of the whole season. Big, usually fluffy flowers in glossy green foliage.

Perennial peonies are what experienced gardeners call investment plants. They're some of the most permanent landscaping you can buy. In fact, many continue blooming beautifully for over 100 years. Once they're established, they're as hardy and dependable as oaks, creating a fantastic season of bloom in your yard year after year.

Planting Peonies Adding peonies to your garden is not difficult. All you need is full sun and good soil. (In even partial shade, the bloom will be scant or non-existent--keep them out in the sun!) As most gardeners know, the roots look like a bunch of carrots--thick long tapering tuber-like masses that increase every year. Feed them, water them, and the clumps will expand rapidly, and more and more blooms will result.

Types of peonies: The standard perennial peony species is Paeonia lactiflora but within the species, there are thousands of hybrids old and new. And there are several flower types:
Single Peonies are the huge, wide-open ones with just one row of overlapping petals. Like huge poppies, they create dinnerplate-size beauty that's really unmatched in the garden. The singles are less frequently seen in American gardens because of our passion for petals-people just prefer the doubles. One of the most famous singles is the breathtaking Krinkled White, an old classic and still a big favorite.
Japanese Peonies, not to be confused with Tree Peonies which often come from Japan, is a flower form somewhat similar to the singles, but with a more elaborate center. A great example is the big favorite, stunning Bowl of Beauty, with glistening cherry red petals petals plus fluffy yellow center, creating spectacular color contrast.
Semi-double Peonies are just that. They have the basic bottom row of large petals seen on the singles (often called the guard petals), but on top, there are more shorter petals, developing from the center. A great example is the beautiful red Edulis Superba.
Bomb Peonies are the ones with the guard petals flat and large, with a pile of petaling sitting upon them-sort of like a fluffly snowball sitting on a plate. Some of the most-loved and dramatic peonies are bombs including the magnificent Laura Dessert and the dramatic Raspberry Sundae As these two illustrate, there are bombs of various shapes and sizes. With Raspberry Sundae, the large bomb not only adds size and height, it gives the overall bloom a stunning palette of three colors-white guard petals, a collar of yellow, and then pastel pink making up the center. In Laura Dessert, the coloring is all white, with a hint of lemon yellow in the bomb.
Double Peonies are probably the most popular, and the most widely planted. Excellent examples are the famous Victorian introduction, Festiva Maxima with its snowy white flowers with red flecks, and Sarah Bernhardt, the all-time popular double pink with huge flowers and great fragrance. Other popular doubles are the red Karl Rosenfield and white Shirley Temple.

There's really no end to a gardeners pleasure with peonies. They're all good for cutting. The foliage stays glossy and green all summer long, and they attract almost no pests. (Don't confuse the standard perennial peony with the Tree Peony, a separate group. Tree Peonies are more shrub like, and don't die down completely each winter.)

Staking: This is important, since once a peony is established, the heavy flowers are often 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 in the mud. 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? GardenersSupply.com has great ones which I've used, and I recommend them.

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3.7

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  • Healthy (5)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Attractive (3)

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  • Outdoors (4)
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Healthy, Hardy and Happy

I ordered peonies from several vendors to create a long row of peonies along a fence. The plants I received from American Meadows were the healthiest and most vigorous of all. The large roots...Read complete review

I ordered peonies from several vendors to create a long row of peonies along a fence. The plants I received from American Meadows were the healthiest and most vigorous of all. The large roots with multiple "eyes" really helped them get off to a great start.

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not informed

plant bearly grew then died. I called rep about it and was informed I lived in the wrong growing area for this plant, I was never warned or informed about this by the website...Read complete review

plant bearly grew then died. I called rep about it and was informed I lived in the wrong growing area for this plant, I was never warned or informed about this by the website or anyone when ordering. Person I spoke with was nice but not eager to refund money I had spent on plant.

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5.0

Beautiful Blooms

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from Poconos, PA

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

  • Heavy Blooms

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Outdoors

Comments about American Meadows Peony Bowl of Beauty:

I planted the plants 2 years ago. They started off small and then every year that passed by, they would grow in size and now the plants are huge. The blooms are amazing and they bring so much attraction to the house. Great use of money.

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1.0

Disppointment

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from Ogden, Utah

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    Cons

    • Didn't Grow

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Peony Bowl of Beauty:

      So disappointed in my peony. I love them but these didn't even get a start on them. They shriveled up and died.
      I bought these same plants for my mom and hers did beautifully.

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      4.0

      Hearty Peony

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      from Ogden, Utah

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      Pros

      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors
        • Patio

        Comments about American Meadows Peony Bowl of Beauty:

        The plant is coming up hearty but there are no blooms yet.

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        3.0

        Arrived as Expected

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        from Lancaster, Pa.

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        • Accurate Instructions

        Cons

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            Comments about American Meadows Peony Bowl of Beauty:

            Recently planted, they will establish themselves this summer and hopefully bloom late spring next year. I awarded 3 stars because I have no idea what I'll think when they bloom in the future.

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            4.0

            Plants were healthy.

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            from Wooster, Ohio

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            Pros

            • Healthy plants

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas
              • Raised Beds

              Comments about American Meadows Peony Bowl of Beauty:

              I ordered two of these and the plants arrived quickly and were in excellent condition. The packing was done so very well. I won't know about the blooms until Spring of 2015 so I am unable to rate blooms at this time.

               
              5.0

              The Perfect Gift

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              from Panama City, FL

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                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Cut Flowers

                  Comments about American Meadows Peony Bowl of Beauty:

                  The beautiful Bowl of Beauty Peony arrived in very healthy condition. American Meadows has such great prices on their products and their shipping. I now regularly buy their plants, rhizomes, tubers and bulbs as gifts for my friends and for myself. It's so much easier than driving around to all the different nurseries and garden departments.

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                  1.0

                  not informed

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                  from central Fl

                  About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Slow Growth

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about American Meadows Peony Bowl of Beauty:

                      plant bearly grew then died. I called rep about it and was informed I lived in the wrong growing area for this plant, I was never warned or informed about this by the website or anyone when ordering. Person I spoke with was nice but not eager to refund money I had spent on plant.

                       
                      4.0

                      Good Start

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                      from Windham, NH

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                      Pros

                      • Green
                      • Healthy
                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about American Meadows Peony Bowl of Beauty:

                          They didn't bloom this year but they have a lot of healthy green leaves and have stayed steady all summer. Should have some good blooms next year!

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          beautiful

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                          from Corvallis Oregon

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                          Pros

                          • Fragrant
                          • Large Bulb Size
                          • Long Bloom Time
                          • Low Maintenance

                          Cons

                          • Requires Gardening Experience
                          • Slow Growth

                          Best Uses

                          • Cut Flowers
                          • Large Areas
                          • Raised Beds

                          Comments about American Meadows Peony Bowl of Beauty:

                          The leaves have stayed healthy and green in its first year in my garden. The plant arrived healthy and is still good. I consider that a success!

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Bowl of Beauty Peony

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                          from Colfax, CA

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                          Pros

                          • Accurate Instructions
                          • Attractive
                          • Hardy
                          • Healthy
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Garden
                            • Outdoors
                            • Patio
                            • Pool Area

                            Comments about American Meadows Peony Bowl of Beauty:

                            [...] ready to plant.

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                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Healthy, Hardy and Happy

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                            from Brentwood, TN

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                            Pros

                            • Accurate Instructions
                            • Attractive
                            • Hardy
                            • Healthy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Garden
                              • Lawn
                              • Outdoors

                              Comments about American Meadows Peony Bowl of Beauty:

                              I ordered peonies from several vendors to create a long row of peonies along a fence. The plants I received from American Meadows were the healthiest and most vigorous of all. The large roots with multiple "eyes" really helped them get off to a great start.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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