Coral Charm Peony, Paeonia, boasts winning the top prize by the American Peony Society, the prestigious Gold Medal. This stunning beauty begins enticing us with its peachy pink buds that transform to cups of velvety coral blending colors. Famous for its beautiful color blend, when the flower opens, the heart of the flower is dark pink and a blend of coral is visible to the outside of the petals. The color changes from dark pink in the heart, to orange, coral, and pale white at the outside of the petals. This large-flowered, semi-double Peony produces large petals. Its strong and long stems make Coral Charm Peony excellent for cut flowers. Some stems can grow up to whopping 31″ (80 cm). The bud size is 1 to 1.5″ (3-4 cm) and the flower can become 6-8″ (15-20 cm). Coral Charm Peony blooms early.
The roots you receive are from field grown Peonies. Fall is the preferred time to plant these Peonies. Peonies grow many of their roots in the cooling soils of fall. Rooting is triggered in response to the falling temperatures of soil and allows plants to grow considerable roots for the following growing season.
Planting Fresh Dug Peonies
Planting Depth: Planting depth is absolutely critical to flowering performance. If the eyes are planted too shallow or too deep, they may not flower. This is the most common mistake that is made when planting peonies and is most often the reason that peonies fail to flower. Peonies must be planted with their eyes 1½ to 2 inches below the soil line. Plant Peonies roots in soil that has been amended with organic matter.
Light: Plant Peonies in full sun to light shade. Morning sun with light afternoon shade is ideal. Shading plants from the hot afternoon sun will help the flowers from fading.
Mulch: Newly planted fall divisions should be mulched before winter arrives. This will help prevent heaving from nature’s freeze-thaw cycle.
Fertilizer: To get your peonies off to a healthy start we recommend at planting applying an application of Espmoa Organic Bio Tone Starter Plus. The spring after they are planted, after flowering fertilize with Espoma Organic Plant-Tone. This will give them the energy they need to recuperate from blooming and keep a healthy root system.