Emerging in early summer huge super fragrant, fully double pink blossoms cover this classic garden plant. This particular cultivar has large blooms with many ruffles that transition through shades of pink as the summer advances. It is an easy plant to grow has resistant to disease and deer and is also incredibly rewarding.
The Peony is simply one of the most stunning of all garden plants and is a classic in the garden. They are useful in both formal and eclectic gardens in borders, mass plantings or hedges, but can also make wonderful specimen plants on their own. They make wonderful cut flowers for floral arrangements.
We sell these as two gallon plants, but what you'll be getting is 3 to 5 eyes, which will quickly grow into a lovely shrub. Due to their eventual size we don't offer potted shipping, rather we ship them in a moisture-loc bag ready to plant on arrival.
|Bloom Color:||Pink full rounded bloom with ruffles|
|Bloom Period:||Early Summer|
|Genus & Species:||Paeonia 'Dr. Alexander Fleming'|
|Mature Height:||30 inches|
|Mature Spread:||18 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||16 to 18 inches|
|Planting Depth:||Plant crown even with soil line.|
|Planting Time:||Spring or fall planting|
|Soil Type:||Does well well draining soil rich in organic matter|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun to Part Shade|
|Zone:||3 to 8|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Paeonia 'Dr. Alexander Fleming' - Garden Peony
When you plant a Peony it is good to find a permanent home where the plant can settle in. The site should have full to part shade and protection from both the hot afternoons sun and harsh winds will prolong the life of the large flowers. Like most plants Peonies perform best in well drained soil rich in organic matter. They are drought resistant once established. If your soil is less than ideal remember you can always apply a yearly top dress of compost and mulch to improve your soil. When planting a Garden Peony, the depth is particularly important. To ensure flowering, the eyes must be planted 1.5 to 2 inches below ground level. Though peonies may be slow to establish, you can be assured that they are developing a deep, substantial root system which will help to produce flowers that are well worth the wait. Once established, Peonies can live 50 years or more.