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Paeonia ‘Bowl of Beauty’

Peony

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.6m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourRed, pink, cream-white centres
  • Leaf ColourMid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Paeonia ‘Bowl of Beauty’ (Peony). This herbaceous perennial has medium green leaves. Bears large, anemone-form, red flowers tinted pink with creamy-white centres.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Grown for their bold foliage, showy blooms and in some species colourful seed pods. Flower arranging.

As Alice Morse Earle the American author and historian (1851-1911) memorably wrote: "The Peony always looks like a well-dressed, well-shod, well-gloved girl of birth, breeding, and of equal good taste and good health; a girl who can swim and hike and play golf ..."

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grow well in climates with a cold winter. They need a sheltered position in full or slightly filtered sunlight and moist, rich and well-drained soil. Large-flowered cultivars require support.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in autumn (may take up to 3 years to germinate), tuberous species by root cuttings in winter, tree peonies by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or by grafting in winter. Perennials may also be propagated by division in autumn or early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

They are susceptible to peony wilt, honey fungus, grey mould.

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