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How to Plant Coral Charm Peony Plants


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Growing a peony in a sunny landscape can provide luscious blooms in a variety of different colors. While there are many different peony varieties, the blossoms of the Coral Charm peony display a distinctive color. As buds, the Coral Charm blossoms are a dark coral color. After they open, the blossoms slowly change from dark coral to a creamy light coral color before scattering on the ground. Plant Coral Charm peony plants in early autumn and enjoys years of lovely blooms..

Difficulty:
Moderately Easy

Instructions

Things You’ll Need
  • Garden spade
  • Compost
  • Shovel
  • Granular fertilizer (10-10-10)
    1. Select a growing site in full sun for the best blooms. Place the Coral Charm peony in a clear spot away from trees and other shrubs to discourage root competition. A growing location with protection from wind should provide successful growing results.
    2. Cultivate the growing spot with a garden spade down to a depth of 4 to 6 inches. Add 2 to 4 inches of compost to the soil and work the compost in well with the garden spade.
    3. Dig a hole between 12 and 18 inches deep and approximately 18 inches across. If you are planting more than one peony, space the holes approximately 4 feet apart. Place about 1/2-cup of granular fertilizer into the bottom of each hole.
    4. Fill each hole approximately halfway with the soil and compost mixture and then place a Coral Charm peony plant into each hole so that the eyes are about 2 inches below the soil level. Make sure the eyes on the roots of the peony plant face up inside the hole. Fill soil in around the peony roots gently and firm the soil down with your hands to finish planting.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not mulch the Coral Charm peony over the winter. As long as you plant it in early autumn, it should establish enough roots before cold weather to survive the winter.

  • Coral Charm peonies are well suited for cold climates and are hardy to USDA Hardiness Zones 3 through 8.

  • Coral Charm peonies bloom in midspring with profuse double blossoms.

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