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Peony Seeds

Form: Perennial

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Flowering Time: Early flowering (early mid spring)

Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Flower Form: Approx 5.5"", double flowers.

Foliage Type: Green foliage is divided into oval to lance-shaped segments.

Growth Rate: Slow

Height/Habit36 inches

Spread32 - 36 inches

Planting Instructions:

Harvested peony seeds can be planted immediately, directly in the garden or indoors in seedling trays or pots.

Use a blend of equal parts peat moss, perlite and vermiculite to start tree peony seeds or pick up a bag of premixed material at your garden center. Make four or five holes in the soil of each pot 3/4 inch deep. Drop one tree peony seed into each hole and cover with 3/4 inch of soil.

Root growth may commence in 4-12 weeks, after which point the sprouted seeds (identifiable by protruding white rootlet) can be planted outside as described above or put in a refrigerator for a period of cold stratification of 3 months at 40 degrees.

Soil Requirements: Well-drained, deep, fertile soil

Will Tolerate: Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil

Pruning: Remove spent flower stems after flowering to maintain an attractive bush type perennial all summer long.