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Peony Cotton Candy Mix

Three favorite double Peonies: One each of pink Sarah Bernhardt, red Karl Rosenfield and white Shirley Temple. Plant together for an amazing display. (Paeonia lactiflora)
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Bag of 3 9FCOL3

Price: $42.95

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 32-38" 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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SKU 9COLG
Common Name Peony
Botanical Name Paeonia lactiflora
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink, Red, White
Mature Height 32-38" 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 Collection gives you the three classics: Double Red, Double Pink and Double White. You get 1 each of all three favorites: Pink Sarah Bernhardt, red Karl Rosenfield, and white Shirley Temple.

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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For Peony Lovers

I bought my peonies two years ago. I followed the planting instructions to the letter. All went well. My peonies gave many lovely and fragrant blooms. They are simply elegant and wonderful. ...Read complete review

I bought my peonies two years ago. I followed the planting instructions to the letter. All went well. My peonies gave many lovely and fragrant blooms. They are simply elegant and wonderful. I came back and bought the Peony Sorbet. I look forward to seeing this wonderful peony breed grow.

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2 of 3 doing well; no blooms yet

One of them came with a bud already started but the plant never seemed healthy. It looks poorly now but I will give it another spring to see if it can recover. I am...Read complete review

One of them came with a bud already started but the plant never seemed healthy. It looks poorly now but I will give it another spring to see if it can recover. I am looking forward to the other two blooming.

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5.0

Heavenly fragrance and lovely color

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from Virginia

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  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Comments about Peony Cotton Candy Mix:

    I bought three bags of peonies that were shipped in fall 2014. All but one bloomed this spring and that's because one of my goats bit off the bud! Luckily for me the plant recovered so I look forward to more blooms next year. My daughter helped plant some of the peonies under her bedroom window and she liked checking on them every day as the leaves unfurled. They grow quickly which is great for a child because there's some change to see every day.

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    3.0

    Ok

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    from Greer, sc

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          Not all grew

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          5.0

          Peony Cotton Candy Mix a Hit!

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          from Westland, MI

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          • Study New Growth

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          • none

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          • Butterfly garden

          Comments about Peony Cotton Candy Mix:

          I am very pleased with the way all three of the peonies came up in my garden. I can't wait until next year to see them in bloom!

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          3.0

          It is my first year for these Peonies

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          from cincinnati, ohio

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            Cons

            • No blooms

            Best Uses

            • Hedge

            Comments about Peony Cotton Candy Mix:

            The first year I didnt expect anything, I got the bush to bush to grow , no blooms. I am given to understand that they bloom more each year.

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            3.0

            2 of 3 doing well; no blooms yet

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            from Birmingham, AL

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                  Comments about Peony Cotton Candy Mix:

                  One of them came with a bud already started but the plant never seemed healthy. It looks poorly now but I will give it another spring to see if it can recover. I am looking forward to the other two blooming.

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                  4.0

                  I would buy from AM again.

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                  from Eden Prairie, MN

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                  • First Year Blooms

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                      Comments about Peony Cotton Candy Mix:

                      The tubors arrived nicely packaged. I planted them last fall and just got my first blooms this week. The plants are young and only had one or two stems from each tubor this year, but I expect more in the future.

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                      5.0

                      beautiful and brilliant flowers

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                      from Hillsboro, Oregon

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                      • Great product

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                          Comments about Peony Cotton Candy Mix:

                          great product--brilliant colors--no complaints

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                          4.0

                          Grew so fast!

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                          from ohio

                          Pros

                          • Easy to plant
                          • Healthy

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                              Comments about Peony Cotton Candy Mix:

                              I was surprised at how well these grew in the first season. I can hardly wait until next spring!

                               
                              5.0

                              peony heaven!!

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                              from st louis

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                                  great service, fast delivery.

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Promising but have to wait until next se

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                                  from Hartford CT

                                  Comments about Peony Cotton Candy Mix:

                                  They grew despite being planted late. Needs a season or even two before I expect to see any flowering.

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                                  5.0

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                                  from jersey city, new jersey

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                                  Comments about Peony Cotton Candy Mix:

                                  I bought my peonies two years ago. I followed the planting instructions to the letter. All went well. My peonies gave many lovely and fragrant blooms. They are simply elegant and wonderful. I came back and bought the Peony Sorbet. I look forward to seeing this wonderful peony breed grow.

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