HUGE Pink BloomsIf peonies are the queens of the June garden, then Sarah Bernhardt Peony (PAEONIA lactiflora Sarah Bernhardt) is the queen mother.First grown over 100 years ago, this beauty hasn’t been improved upon. She is consistently rated as one of the most popular of the Double Peonies. Not bad for a Centenarian! This gorgeous lady produces very large (9-inch wide) soft pink flowers, perfectly formed with a great peony scent.Sarah Bernhardt peonies can’t be beat in cutting gardens. Florists charge upwards of $20 a stem for these in their floral displays. You can have armloads of them right outside your door!Peonies will tolerate some drought, but prefer a moist, fertile, well-drained soil and full sun. They are also butterfly magnets, but the deer, squirrels and rabbits will stay away.Often peonies take a few years to get established when they’re planted from tubers or bare-root. With Nature Hills there is no waiting! We send large, 2-gallon sized plants ready to burst open in bloom for you – often as soon as the first season they’re planted. Order yours today and you can enjoy them sooner than if you’d ordered from someone else.* Double Soft Pink Blooms* Blooms for weeks* Fragrant* Large sizesPeony Care After FloweringPeony Care After Flowering.
The Peony Dr. Alexander Fleming, Paeonia lactiflora ‘Dr. Alexander Fleming’ is a double bloom peony with pink blossoms and curled inner petals. Peonies are one of the best cut flowers and are often used in the Midwest to decorate gravesites on Memorial Day. All of our peonies are widely adaptable to most soils across the country. They bloom in mid to late spring and have very large, colorful blooms that stand out in the spring garden. Peonies can handle dry to moist sites, and do best in full sun but can handle some light shade. Often thought of as a plant used on the farm or out in the country, they bring a little bit of that country feeling to your garden. It is not uncommon to see peonies planted along the driveway or lane in a mass.Powdery Mildew on your Peony Plants?Peony Care After Flowering.
Popular Peony with Exquisite White Blooms and Fragrance One of the oldest, and most popular, of the Peonies is Duchesse De Nemours. As elegant as the name implies, this tried-and-true variety offers up exquisite, double blossoms of snowy white enchantment early in mid-season. Each ravishing bloom features delicately, in-curving petals and a subtle undertone of yellow/green that seems to shine forth from its center. The dazzling nature of the blossoms is even further enhanced by the sublime fragrance that sweetly scents the garden, a sure draw to pollinators…and anyone lucky enough to be passing by.After your Duchesse De Nemours has finished blooming, you can still count on a lovely shrub for your yard throughout the season. Beautiful glossy-green, oval foliage adorns this small shrub from spring through fall. After the frost, Duchesse De Nemours dies back to the ground, leaving a clean appearance for winter.Duchesse De Nemours Peony is a herbaceous perennial shrub that will grow up to 3 feet tall with an equal spread. It has an upright nature, and is adaptive to a variety of soils and conditions. Butterflies and bees adore Duchesse De Nemours, but bunnies and deer tend to pass it by. It makes an exceptional cut flower for both its beauty and fragrance. Duchesse De Nemours would look incredible planted along a fence row near your home, as an accent in your perennial bed, or serve as a lively backdrop for other plantings.Imagine the sight and scent of the elegant Duchesse De Nemours in your home this year! Whether as cut flowers in a vase for your kitchen table, or a shining example of floral perfection in your garden, Duchesse De Nemours is a Peony you won’t want to miss.* Fragrant* Deer & rabbit resistant* Adaptive to a variety of soils and conditions* Good cut flowerPowdery Mildew on your Peony Plants?Peony Care After Flowering.
The Kansas Peony, Paeonia ‘Kansas’, produces double red flowers that are non-fading. ‘Kansas’ Peony is a Gold Medal Winner from the American Peony Society!The blooms are borne on extremely strong stems. Blooming in early June, this exceptional peony makes a statement in gardens and is a terrific cut flower. This stunning plant grows about 36″ tall.‘Kansas’ blooms in mid to late spring and has very large, colorful blooms that stand out in the spring garden. This peony can handle dry to moist sites, and does best in full sun but can handle some light shade. Southerners should seek out our early bloomers and provide them with afternoon shade.Peonies can be planted in both spring and fall. They need at least 5 hours of full sun with rich well-draining soil. Water the new plant frequently to help it get off to a strong start. More often than not, the peony will not bloom the first year because it will spend the first season establishing itself!Peonies are one of the best cut flowers and are often used in the Midwest to decorate gravesites on Memorial Day. It is not uncommon to see peonies planted along the driveway or lane in a mass. Often thought of as a plant used on the farm or out in the country, ‘Kansas’ brings a little bit of that country feeling to your garden!* FragrantPowdery Mildew on your Peony Plants?Peony Care After Flowering.
Early Blooming, Multi-Color Peony If you love Peonies and are anxious for their arrival each year, Coral Sunset Peony will grant your desires as one of the earliest blooming Peony plants. Bursting onto the scene in late spring to early summer, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. Petals are long and wide, curving upward to form a cup-shaped, semi-double flower with a gorgeous coral hue.An additional splash of color graces the center of the blossom, with a fluffy, sunny yellow that beams out amid the satiny petals. The coral blossoms slowly transition to shades of yellow-tinted ivory as they mature. Watch closely as the season progresses, and sunlight playing amid the petals will reveal a variety of subtle shades and hues. Coral Sunset is nature’s majesty in full splendor right in your own yard! Coral Sunset peony will grow over 2 feet tall with a 2 foot spread. It has a compact form and sturdy, upright nature. The blooms are borne on strong stems, so no need for staking. The flowers are excellent for bouquets and (if cut in bud), will last over a week on your kitchen table. The blossoms have a delicious, subtle fragrance to enhance your home, both inside and out. Coral Sunset is a vigorous grower, beloved by pollinators, but does not attract deer or rabbits.Few flowers can rival the impressive nature of a Peony, and Coral Sunset is an outstanding example of a variety that will provide an early display with unique coloring. Try this award-winning variety today!* Bright, fragrant flowers* Works great as a cut flower* Deer & rabbit resistantPowdery Mildew on your Peony Plants?Peony Care After Flowering.
Light Pink Blooms on Purple FoliagePeony Monsieur Jules Elie, Paeonia lactiflora ‘Monsieur Jules Elie’, is a favorite for late spring display and is prized for its very large, fragrant, double light rose-pink flowers that displays a silvery sheen. The plant forms an upright bush of dark green leaves, remaining attractive all season. Peony Monsieur Jules Elie seldom needs to be divided or moved, but if it is needed, it should be done in the fall.Trim off old stems to the ground in late fall to help prevent disease problems. It will flower best in a sunny location and in very well-composted soil.Peony Monsieur Jules Elie has foliage that emerges with a tinge of purple and matures to deep green. Peonies are herbaceous perennials arising from thickened tuberous roots that are hidden underground most of the year.*Double Light Pink Blooms*Fragrant*Purple Foliage Matures to Deep GreenPeony Care After FloweringPeony Care After Flowering.
Lighter and LighterPeony Shirley Temple, Paeonia lactiflora ‘Shirley Temple’, has lovely flowers and attractive foliage that adds charm to any garden. The blooms are a very light pink, or partially very light pink when they first emerge, then lighten to white as they mature. The Shirley Temple displays 4-6″ double flowers that appear in late spring or early summer and are held above lush green lobed foliage. Filling the garden with a delicious fragrance, this peony produces flowers that are long-lasting, have strong stems, and are ideal for fresh bouquets. This plant needs winter chilling to break dormancy and flower well. Peonies prefer rich soil, full sun and open areas. They are simple to grow and can be utilized in many ways, including mass plantings, specimens, or hedges.* Double Partially Pink Blooms* Blooms Lighten to White* Fragrant and Long LastingPowdery Mildew on your Peony Plants?Peony Care After Flowering.
Gorgeous flowers for the cutting garden! Do you dream of being able to pick florist-worthy bouquets of flowers from your own backyard? It doesn’t have to be a dream. If you’ve got a small space to devote to plants that you can cut – even a few square feet will do – you can have a cutting garden. You want to have flowers that are hardy, carefree and will reliably come back year after year to fill your vases with natural beauty. A good place to start? Krinkled White Peony (Paeonia x ‘Krinkled White’). This new take on a classic cutting flower is sure to please.The white crepe-de-chine petals surround a tuft of bright yellow stamens. It looks like an upscale fantasy take on a humble fried egg and is a true standout in the garden and in the vase. The long straight stems are florist ready, too. Peonies are true garden stalwarts. They reliably come back year after year for 50 years or more! They get bigger and sturdier every year, too. Use a flower cage or stakes to keep the heavy-headed flowers upright.If you don’t have a dedicated cutting garden, try Krinkled White in a mixed cottage border, in a mass planting or as a beautiful specimen in a flowerbed. The flowers peak in late spring/early summer but the lush green leaves stay to give a steady backdrop to late summer and fall flowers.Don’t just dream it. Order Krinkled White Peony today and make the dream come true!* Showy flowers perfect for cutting* Attracts pollinators* No pruning necessary* Fast grower year after yearPowdery Mildew on your Peony Plants?Peony Care After Flowering.
Blush of PinkPeony Victorian Blush, Paeonia lactiflora ‘Victorian Blush’, produces slightly fragrant blooms that are a blush white. The flowers are large and fluffy and will range in tones from a kiss of pink to a more solid hue. Victorian Blush Peony blooms late in the spring above medium green foliage. Filling the garden with a delicious fragrance, this peony has flowers that are long-lasting, have strong stems, and are ideal for fresh bouquets. This plant needs winter chilling to break dormancy and flower well. Peonies prefer rich soil, full sun, and open areas. They are simple to grow and can be utilized in many ways, including mass plantings, specimens, or hedges. *White with Pink Blush Blooms*Fragrant*Full Sun and Moist Soil.
Striking Double Red BloomsPeony President Roosevelt, Paeonia lactiflora ‘President Roosevelt’, is a favorite for a mid spring display and boasts brilliant double red and striking very large semi-rose flowers.The flowers have good stems, are richly fragrant, and make great cut flowers. Peony President Roosevelt seldom needs to be divided or moved, but if it is needed, it should be done in the fall. Trim off old stems to the ground in late fall too, to help prevent disease problems. Peony President Roosevelt will flower best in a sunny location with very well-composted soil. Peonies are herbaceous perennials arising from thickened tuberous roots that are invisible and hidden underground most of the year.*Brilliant Double Red Flowers*Great Cut Flower*Fragrant.
Peony Silver Dawn Mix, Paeonia lactiflora ‘Silver Dawn Mix’, is a unique peony that adds a charming surprise to your garden. You will not know the color until next spring! The Peony Silver Dawn Mix has colors that vary from creamy pastel to soft apricot or pink. The blossoms are ruffled with crepe paper-like texture, and except for their colors, they are identical. Each crumpled translucent flower gives the impression of lovely silk paper. These blooms appear in early spring and are held above green foliage. Filling the garden with a delicious fragrance, this peony’s flowers are long-lasting, have strong stems, and are ideal for fresh bouquets. This plant needs winter chilling to break dormancy and flower well. Peonies prefer rich soil, full sun and open areas and are simple to grow and can be utilized in many ways, including mass plantings, specimens, or hedges. You may want to plant more than one Peony Silver Dawn Mix to truly appreciate the surprising array of colors since each plant in the mixture is different!.
Dramatic Red BloomsThis Gold Medal winner has set the standard by which all red peonies must be measured. Deep red blooms remain color fast for an extended season during late spring and early summer.The superb double flowers carry a nice fragrance, making them truly special for bouquets. Multiply annually to provide increased charm year after year. Vigorous and hardy; beauty for a lifetime!‘Red Charm’ can handle dry to moist sites, and does best in full sun but can handle some light shade.Plant a variety of early, midseason, and late blooming varieties, then you can have brilliant blooms for up to 6 weeks. If you are thinking about a red peony garden, first include ‘Red Charm’ peony as an early bloomer, ‘Walter Mains’ fills in the transition and then ‘Raspberry Charm’. For the very end of the blooming period, add ‘First Out’ peony.Every garden needs an early red flowering ‘Red Charm’ peony. With its striking deep red flowers and abundant ruffled petals, how can you go wrong?* Deep red blooms* Vigorous and hardy* Superb plant.
Lavish Yourself with This Rare Beauty!There was a time, many years ago in ancient China, when the only person who could own a tree peony was the Emperor himself. Fortunately for us, tree peonies are now slightly more available. There are very few plants that can compete with a tree peony in full bloom. The Tree Peony Koukamon, ‘Paeonia’, Deep maroon, also known as ‘Floral Gate’, produces a flower that is almost black towards the center. The flowers are huge, ruffled, satin-like and super hardy! They flower from late April to early May but the flowering season does vary from year to year. A mature plant can have in excess of a hundred flowers and these can be 10″ or more across! You’ll find the butterflies will love the flowers but deer tend to stay away from them.The flowers range in color from maroon, crimson, scarlet, various shades of pink, to pure white. There are also tree peonies with yellow or purple flowers. The Chinese refer to the tree peony as ‘Moutan’. This has been variously translated but probably means ‘The Emperor Flower’. While the tree peony originated in China, it had found its way to Japan by the 8th Century AD. Japanese tree peonies tend to have less double flowers than their Chinese peers, and the flowers are more open and delicate. Growing only 4-5′ tall, these exceptional Tree Peonies are sub-zero hardy and bloom for a lifetime.In mass plantings or as a single specimen, every garden needs these rare beauties. Order yours today!* Cold hardy* Low maintenance shrub* Dramatic spring floral display.
Six weeks of beautiful blooms! If you’ve ever visited a formal garden in early summer, you’ve probably come away with big garden dreams and then get home and are hit with the reality of small garden space. You don’t have a grand formal garden and you don’t have the gardening staff to take care of your garden either. But wow, some of those flowers were spectacular! Where can you start to get just a little bit of that feeling of a grand garden estate at home?Start here, with the Bartzella Itoh Peony (Paeonia x ‘Bartzella’). Itoh peonies are a cross between a herbaceous and a tree peony, a feat which proved rather difficult. (The first crosses were began in the 1950’s, but it wasn’t until 1980 that Bartzella was bred and the first blooms weren’t seen until 1986. Definitely worth the wait, though!) Dozens of huge (9”) sunshine yellow flowers with red flaming centers are born on strong plants for up to 6 weeks in the summer…and every summer thereafter for a LONG time. (These peonies can live 50 years or more!) They are spectacularly classy in the border and in the vase. This is the kind of flower that makes people want to have your garden!We only have a limited supply of these, so make sure you order many and you order early. Once we’re sold out, we’re sold out. Yellow is such a rare color in peonies. Please don’t miss out on this wonderful treat!* Big floral display* Fast Growing* Borders, beds and hedges* Low maintenance* Classic form* Weeks of blooms* Leaves stay thick and green all season even after flowers fadePowdery Mildew on your Peony Plants?Peony Care After Flowering.
Widely Adaptable to Most SoilsThe Peony Bowl of Beauty, Paeonia lactiflora ‘Bowl of Beauty’ is a single bloom peony with rose colored blooms and creamy yellowish-white centers. Peonies are one of the best cut flowers and the Bowl of Beauty would look stunning in bouguets for a touch of casual elegance.. All of our peonies are widely adaptable to most soils across the country. They bloom in mid to late spring and have very large, colorful blooms that stand out in the spring garden. Peonies can handle dry to moist sites, and do best in full sun but can handle some light shade. Often thought of as a plant used on the farm or out in the country, they bring a little bit of that country feeling to your garden. It is not uncommon to see peonies planted along the driveway or lane in a mass.* Great for mass plantings* Widely adaptable to most soils* Often used for cut flower arrangementsPowdery Mildew on your Peony Plants?Peony Care After Flowering.