Lifetime Peony Collection
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We ship this item in Fall.
LightFull Sun to Partial Shade
Size2-3 Eye, #1 Field Divisions
Zone3 to 8
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Soil RequirementWell drained
We'll carefully pack and ship your order at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone.
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DescriptionEnjoy a Lifetime of Beauty by Planting These Beautiful Peonies Around Your Home This Fall
Lifetime Peonies are a one-time investment for a lifetime of beauty. In fact, a single planting may provide beauty for several generations since roots can be divided again and again. Many families are enjoying the beauty of peonies they've grown from divisions of their parents' favourite plants... which in turn had been divided from Grandma's favourite peony bed...and possibly from successive divisions through several generations!
Beauty Without Care
That's the dream of every gardener. And that's why the versatile peony has long been a favourite throughout the world. No plant provides so much beauty with so little care.
And, best of all, once planted, peonies give a lifetime of delightful foliage and massive late-spring to early-summer blooms. It is not at all unusual for quality peonies to bloom year after year for many decades. In some Asian temple gardens, there are peony hedges which have provided continuous beauty for over one hundred years.
The Chinese perfected the peony more than a thousand years ago, but in recent years it has been improved still further by the careful work of skilled hybridizers. Thus, today's fine Lifetime Peonies are even hardier and more beautiful than ever before.
The trick to enjoying the full beauty of peonies is to start by planting large, top-quality roots. But finding such quality roots has become increasingly difficult. Top varieties are frequently unavailable, and quite often only small root divisions are offered for sale.
The Finest Peony Roots Found Anywhere
That's why Breck's is especially pleased to be able to offer our Preferred Customers in America a selection of five particularly outstanding Lifetime Peony varieties. Our garden experts have arranged with leading peony specialists to obtain their finest peony masterpieces—all ideal for planting in American gardens.
These Lifetime Peonies are the result of years of patient development—the ultimate in floral beauty. The big, healthy, heavy 2-3 eye, #1 field divisions are easy to plant and require little care—a gardener's dream! They're extremely hardy and grow and bloom decade after decade.
You don't even have to give them special attention, such as protection from harsh winter weather—they'll sleep contentedly even when winds are howling and thermometers drop! Then, as warmer weather approaches, their red shoots emerge from the ground to herald the arrival of spring.
Properly planted, Lifetime Peonies will bloom faithfully every spring, even if entirely neglected. About the time your tulips have finished, the big flower buds appear and your peonies begin to bloom. One soft petal after another slowly breaks away from the tight, round bud until each massive bloom is as large as 6" across and spreading its heavenly fragrance. Peonies also make delightful cut flowers—each beautiful, long-lasting bloom becomes almost a bouquet in itself.
Versatile for Planting
You'll love Lifetime Peonies for planting in those special spots where you've always wanted a dramatic floral show. Plant them 2-3' apart in full sun or partial shade. In fact, these Lifetime Peonies may be just the thing for one of those partially shady spots where you've never been able to get anything else to grow. They're not at all fussy about soil.
You'll find dozens of spots around your home where you can enjoy the beauty of peonies. They are excellent for planting in open spaces among shrubs...at the edge of woodlands...as a 2-3' backdrop for lower growing flowers...along a foundation or fence...and what a delight to create a dramatic hedge all spring and summer along your walks and driveways.
This collection includes 1 each of the following varieties.
- Sarah Bernhardt Peony - Bright pink
- Felix Supreme Peony - Bright red
- Festiva Maxima Peony - Bright white
- Sorbet Peony - Bright pink and creamy white
- Pillow Talk Peony - Light pink
- Botanical NameCollection of various Paeonia
- Hardiness Zone3 to 8
- Flowering TimeLate spring to early summer
- Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
- Flower ColorMedium pink, cherry red, pink with white, soft pink and white
- Flower FormFully double flowers
- Foliage TypeGlossy, deep green leaves. Very ornamental through-out the growing season. The new growth in spring is a copper-burgundy and turns a soft yellow in the fall.
- Growth RateMedium
- Spread24 - 36 inches
- Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to spread out roots without bending them. Set crown with buds on ground-level. Water in thoroughly. Plant at least 6 weeks before ground freezes.
- Soil RequirementsWell drained
- Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
- PruningRemove spent flowers.
Upon placing your order you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate. You will also receive an email notification when your order actually ships with an updated arrival estimate. If you have ordered multiple items, you may receive them in more than one shipment. We will send you a separate email confirming each shipment.
At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.
The type of product you order or the weather in our area or your area may affect the anticipated shipping schedule below.
Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible in the planting season to allow for the best root development once planted.
To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window above.
In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to delivery your orders via the USPS or FedEx. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.
Bulb and perennial shipments direct from Holland are harvested in July and August dependent on the season and crop. Once fully inspected and packaged they are shipped direct to you in the most efficient manner to follow the dates above.
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We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule.
Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.
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