Peony Roots ~ Order now for October delivery
Peonies are one of the most beautiful flowering plants we can grow. For all their beauty, they are tough.
They live for decades with very little care, all they require is a sunny location and rich soil. Fall is only the season for planting peonies in our Zone 8 gardens. Peonies available in garden centers in Spring will struggle and probably die.
Birdsnest Blooms is offering a limited quantity of five varieties that are considered exceptional cut flowers. These are all 5/7 eye roots. Typically 3/5 eye roots are the largest available for sale, and the majority are 2/3 eye roots. These roots will produce large plants !
There is an old saying “First year roots, second year shoots, third year cuts” because the roots need to settle in after planting. Do not expect flowers the first Spring after planting. If buds do form in the first Spring, pinch them off so that energy goes into the plant. The second Spring (because these are 5/7 eye, the 3/5 eye need another year) you should cut as they start to open (and fill vases!) so they don’t drain energy from the plant, leaving as much foliage as possible. In future years, cut all the blooms you want, but always leave foliage on the plant for it to feed the following year's blooms. It’s a wait but worth it! Properly planted , your peonies will outlast you.
Peony Coral Charm, 5/7 eye root
Warm coral globe shaped blooms open to expose glowing stamens, one of the first to bloom, 3' high, strong stems, excellent cut flower. American Peony Society Award Winner, 5/7 eye root. Delivery (local only) in October 2020 at the perfect time for planting in our area
Peony Bowl of Cream, 5/7 eye root
Exquisite color and specimen flowers! Not white, not blush, this sought after award-winning peony is as luscious as a bowl of cream, very difficult to find as it is prized by commercial cut flower growers, rarely available at retail or in catalogs. Large 6 in-8 in blooms, strong stems, 5/7 eye roots, excellent cut flower and stands out in the garden! Delivery (local only) in October 2020 at the perfect time for planting in our area
Peony Catharina Fontijn, 5/7 eye
Deep pink petals fade to pale blush excellent cut flower, strong fragrance and multiple blooms per stem, a Dutch favorite, 5/7 eye, Delivery (local only) in October 2020 at the perfect time for planting in our area
Peony Gardenia, 5/7 eye roots
Named after the gardenia shrub for its sweet fragrance and the shape of its blooms, beautiful 6 1/2" flowers on strong stems, flowers for 7-10 days, 5/7 eye roots. Delivery (local only) in October 2020 at the perfect time for planting in our area