Peony Gardenias

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Peonies produce large, showy flowers in every color except blue. Peony Gardenia is a white variety that has tall stems and works very well in flower arrangements. Ants can often be seen on peony buds; they are attracted to the flower’s nectar. They do no harm to the flowers and if you wish to use…


Where Can I Purchase Peony Cages?

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Peonies are beautiful flowers that bloom in the late spring and early summer. Unfortunately, they become heavy, causing the bush to droop and the flowers to touch the ground. Protect them by using a peony cage. Purpose of a Peony Cage The peony cage is used to keep the stalks of the peony bush upright…


Peony Japonica

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Peony japonica (Paeonia japonica) is a type of peony that’s native to Japan. This perennial is classified as a "tree" perennial, according to Colorado State University. This means that Peony japonica does not die back to the ground every year, but instead continues to grow. Like all peonies, the roots of Japanese peony can be…


The Care of Peonies in Minnesota

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Although peonies die back to the ground each fall in Minnesota’s climate, the roots stay alive beneath the soil. They flourish again each spring to produce showy pink, red, white or yellow flowers. Even when they’re not blooming, their glossy green leaves provide a background for other flowers in the garden. They can take a…


How to Prune Altheas & Peonies

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Althea, also commonly known as Rose of Sharon, offers colorful flowers on a slow growing, low-maintenance shrub. Pruning althea is not essential, but it can approve the shrub’s form, control its size and and promote larger flowers. For herbaceous peonies, however, pruning is essential to prevent the spread of diseases that attack the plant. Tree…


How to Prune Peony Buds

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Peonies are perennial flowers that bloom in the early spring and have multi-petal blossoms in a wide variety of colors. Peony plants produce buds immediately after they finish blooming for the year. These buds remain dormant until the next spring, when they open into new blossoms. Pruning peony buds, called debudding, is done to direct…


Single Peony Varieties

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Long-lived perennial plants, herbaceous-stemmed peonies (Paeonia spp.) produce large, often-fragrant flowers in late spring in a wide array of colors, from white to pink and red. A "single" peony refers to the form of the flower itself. Single flowers have a whorl of five to ten overlapping petals around a large central core of yellow…


Pruning & Caring for Peonies

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Herbaceous peonies were first grown in Japan. Peonies grow well in cool climates with adequate drainage and rich soil. The perennials blossom in shades that range from yellow, purple, pink and white. Peonies require a lot of sunlight and space to grow. Once your peonies are established, you can divide them, and share their beauty…


How to Care for Peonies in Southwest Virginia

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Perennials bring beauty to your garden year after year with the proper care. Peonies in southwest Virginia are perennials that require little effort to produce a colorful show in the spring of pink, red, white and yellow blooms. A small amount of care will result in an attractive garden or border lasting many years. Peonies…


Conditions for the Optimal Growth of Peonies

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Peonies are incredibly popular and require very little care over time. They hate to be moved and if given the proper conditions will flower beautifully for 100 years in the same spot. Take the time to prepare an excellent planting site that will supply your peonies with everything they need to flower for years and…


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