Bush Peony 'Raspberry Rumba'
Classification: Herbaceous Peony (USDA Zones 2 - 7 or
Peony P-171 - Flower type - Fancy single. Height 32 inches. Bloom time is Mid-season. Wow! One of our favorites and always an attention getter in the garden. These prominent dancing raspberry streaked flowers are almost as fragrant as they are beautiful. Pistils are raspberry tipped. Even the buds have raspberry streaks!
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.