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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 late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 118PERG
Common Name Peony
Botanical Name Paeonia lactiflora
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink, Yellow
Estimated 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 Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, 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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4.0

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      4.0

      Plants were healthy.

      By Connie

      from Wooster, Ohio

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      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

        By SLM

        from Panama City, FL

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        Pros

          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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            not informed

            By Mrs. Waite

            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

                By TennisSML5

                from Windham, NH

                Verified Reviewer

                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

                    By stpauli_gurl

                    from Corvallis Oregon

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    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

                    By LuLu

                    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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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Healthy, Hardy and Happy

                      By Brad B.

                      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.

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