Bush Peony 'Vanilla Raspberry Swirl'
Classification: Herbaceous Peony (USDA Zones 2 - 7 or
Peony P-177 - Fancy, single flower type, 36", Mid Season. Oh, those fancy flower types, we just can't get enough of them. 'Vanilla Raspberry Swirl' is not just a yummy ice cream, but is also a yummy addition to your garden. The round, cupped vanilla-white guard petals are highlighted with wonderful raspberry streaking. Nice fragrance and good stiff stems making it great in the cutting garden as well.
Root size - 3 to 5 eye divisions, 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.