Bush Peony 'Blue Peri'
Classification: Herbaceous Peony (USDA Zones 2 - 7 or
Peony P-142 - Full Double Crown flower type, 36", Midseason. Bred in China, this magnificent peony is known there as 'Tao Hua Fei Xue'. One of the finest deep pinks we have grown, we have found it to stand up well even in our wet Pacific Northwest weather. The flower stems stand about 36 inches and are quite thick making this also an excellent choice for your cutting garden as well.
Root size - 2 to 3 eye, or greater, depending on harvest.
Shipping Season - Spring 2009.
Cultural Requirements - Sunny, well-drained location, 3to 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.