Bush Peony 'Petite Elegance'
Classification: Herbaceous Peony (USDA Zones 2 - 7 or
Peony P-127 - Flower type Semi-double. 26" Midseason. This peony may be our overall favorite. We love it, we love it, we love it! 'Petite Elegance' is one of the finest in the world in our opinion. With its ruffled semi-double light magenta -pink yellow centered flowers, there is nothing else like it. Lightly fragrant with very sturdy stems make it an excellent choice for the cutting garden as well.
Root size - 3 to 5 eye, or greater, depending on harvest.
Shipping Season - Spring 2009.
Cultural Requirements - Sunny, well-drained location, 3 to 4 feet apart. Can be left undisturbed for many years. In severe winter climates, plant with eyes 1-2 inches below surface of soil (then top with winter mulch); Zone 6-7, cover eyes with 1 inch of soil, and mulch lightly for winter; Zone 8 or 9, leave the eyes exposed to allow as much winter chill as possible, do not mulch around eyes. Not suitable for areas where winter temperatures rarely fall below 40 degrees F. or plants will produce plenty of foliage, but be shy about blooming.